MJD sums it all up: ”Open systems tend to evolve into messes. But closed systems tend not to evolve at all, and die.”
So, the US Navy is worried about the security risks from TikTok, fair enough, and decide to ban it from their networks, again fair enough. They announce the ban on a Facebook page. Err…help me here.
Each of the counts in the indictment against Assange has “… in an offense begun and committed outside of the jurisdiction of any particular state or district of the United States, …”
Were any of the alleged offences committed in the US? Apart from any other considerations, I'm very uncomfortable about the idea of extradition for the extra-territorial application of anybody's law. Taken to its logical conclusion everybody would be subject to all laws everywhere.
cf Gary McKinnon.
Why does Git write protect files in the .git directory?
I mostly use Mercurial. I've never had a problem because I accidentally deleted files from the .hg directory. Git's behaviour just makes you use the -f switch on rm for no good reason but at potentially greater risk.
Just another trivial reason to use hg instead of git, IMHO.
Dear Guardian (newspaper): please replace your energy correspondent with one who knows what units of power and energy mean: “a typical 10MW lithium-ion battery project, capable of releasing 24MW of electricity per hour”. 🙄
Am I alone in thinking now is a weird time for the SNP to push for another Scottish independence referendum? Much better to see what happens wrt Brexit and, if it finishes up as a no-deal (as seems quite possible), or just a crap deal, then it'd have a much better chance. But, if it finishes up remain it'd sink like a DU balloon in helium and scupper any chance for the next couple of decades.
Dunno, but reading between the lines I get the impression that Matt Carr doesn't like Boris Johnson all that much.
The view from abroad.
"If you’ve been paying any attention to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, you know that, in declaring United Kingdom politics to have reached peak shambolic six months ago, we spoke too soon. Oh, did we ever."
The Globe and Mail.
I'm laughing, and I don't know why.
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