Tuesday, November 29
Bundles Of Billies Edition
- In a rare win for sanity and freedom Britain is abandoning legislation that would have banned "legal but harmful" speech online. (Reuters)
The proposed law was so twisted that it included criminal charges for executives of social platforms for the entirely legal speech of other people.
This unsurprisingly provoked some pushback from said social platforms.
The government - the nominally conservative government - is planning to return with more of the same but with a tasty won't somebody think of the children sauce on top.
- I think everything I want from Ikea is in stock right now. I could just set fire to my credit card and order a houseful of furniture in one go.
Probably best not to. Would save on delivery fees but leave my living room filled with flat packs when I've only just got it free of boxes.
Going to end up with 90 feet of desk space.
- The Merriam-Webster Word of the year is gaslighting. (Merriam-Webster)
In other news, monkey pox has been renamed piss party pox to remove the stigma associated with fucking monkeys.
- Mice use calculus. (Quanta)
Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
- Candian crypto exchange Coinsquare has suffered a breach of customer data. (CoinDesk)
Customer funds are safe with the encryption keys stored offline.
- Epson has ditched laser printers for inkjets, saying inkjets are better for the environment. (The Register)
While I view such claims with suspicion on general principle, Epson does make the Ecotank line of inkjets, which have ink tanks, that you simply fill up with a bottle of ink when you need to. It's hard to improve on that unless you can synthesize ink directly from the air.
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