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Intolerable - Jeremy Keith

Spot-on about that ex-googler's "manifesto" and its layers of reasonability around an intolerable core.

(…) It may seem odd that a document that appears to be so reasonable is proving to be so very divisive. But it’s that very appearance of impartiality that gives it its power. It is like an optical illusion for the mind. Some people—like me—read it and think, “this is clearly wrong and harmful.” Other people—who would never self-identify as sexist in any way—read it and think, “seems legit.” I’m almost—almost—glad that it was written. It’s bringing a lot of buried biases into the light.(…)

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Why You Should Fly Under The Radar When Booking A Trip - Mozilla Blog

To start, if you use the web to find cheap flights, you might notice an uptick in web ads for the routes you just searched for. These results aren’t just influenced by what you look up and buy online, but include related sites—even online publications where you get your news and celebrity gossip.
Some e-commerce sites have even been caught displaying different prices to different customers based on a variety of potential factors, including one’s browsing history. Believe it or not, the rabbit hole goes deeper—the device that you’re using to search the web can influence results that come

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Resolving CSS Gridlock - Matthias Ott

Very good thoughts on the state of our ever evolving playfield and how to yield the power that CSS-grid can bring –– in times when there still are old processes, browsers and mindsets around.

[…] Just because people can use CSS Grid theoretically doesn’t mean they will actually use it in practice, especially if this involves writing layout code twice and with an already established method out there […] It's another manifestation of the huge shift we see in contemporary web design: the decision making largely happens in development, at the end of the good old waterfall and

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Flash and the future of interactive content - Adobe

Adobe has announced that they will end support for Flash in 2020.

Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education and video – and we remain committed to supporting Flash through 2020, as customers and partners put their migration plans into place. Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL. This will include issuing regular security patches, maintaining OS and browser compatibility and adding features and capabilities as needed. We remain fully committed to working with partners,

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We are Team Internet

This is a battle for the Internet's future.
On July 12, 2017, thousands of us are protesting to defend Internet freedom. (…) The FCC's Open Internet Rules (net neutrality rules) are extremely important to me. I urge you to protect them.
I don't want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the Internet into "fast lanes" for companies that pay and "slow lanes" for the rest.

Now is not the time to let giant ISPs censor what we see and do online.(...)
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When Will Earth Be Too Hot For Humans? Sooner Than You Think.

... But no matter how well-informed you are, you are surely not alarmed enough.nymag.com

Wanna ruin your day? Read this article showing where our planet is currently heading, thanks to human influence.

Computergestützte Propaganda untergräbt die Demokratie - heise.de

Wissenschaftler haben über Jahre hinweg im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts am Internet-Institut der britischen Universität Oxford am Beispiel von neun Ländern untersucht, wie soziale Medien für die Manipulation der öffentlichen Meinung eingesetzt werden. (…) Ihr Resümee lautet: "Computergestützte Propaganda ist zu einer der mächtigsten Waffen gegen die Demokratie geworden." heise.de

Be like Frau Schablonski*

Der größte Steuerraub der deutschen Geschichte - 40 heimische Banken haben bei den Geschäften mitgemacht, mindestens 31.8 Mrd. € Schaden für die deutschen Steuerzahler, und niemand hat über Jahrzehnte was bemerkt. Doch dann kam eine Sachbearbeiterin, der das komisch vorkam und die dranblieb.

[…] So ist es kein Staatsanwalt, kein Richter und auch kein Finanzminister, der dem größten Steuerraub aller Zeiten auf die Spur kommt. Es ist die Sachbearbeiterin Anna Schablonski.
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Sendung dazu derzeit in der Mediathek unter www.panorama.de

WordPress 4.8 "Evans"

Eine neue Version des populären CMS ist erschienen, und kann über den Adminbereich oder manuell per Download installiert werden.

Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand.
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