"The move is a sea change for Google and a further blow to the online ad industry’s longstanding contention that web tracking is mostly anonymous. In recent years, Facebook, offline data brokers and others have increasingly sought to combine their troves of web tracking data with people’s real names. But until this summer, Google held the line."
Ever wondered why computer games like Simcity and Cities Skylines will selfdestruct the towns if you raise taxes?
Here's a long read about the right wing economic theories that laid the foundation for Simcity when a logic was needed during its creation and then continues to influence game makers (and policy makers) today
(from Logic Magazine)
blocking ads is evil grr
HTTP is a pull-based medium. it is within the original philosophy of HTTP to selectively pull the data, for example, a device that doesn't support images won't download them. by circumventing ad "blocking", you are spitting in the face of HTTP. a more accurate term would be ad rejection. ads are not "blocked", they are simply not asked for.
"Structural Advantages for Software Developers to Leverage and Destroy"
> Free and open source software represents a post-scarcity methodology, but it does not fill our bellies or pay for our roofs; we do that for ourselves. Given the nature of our works, tech workers are in a unique position to call into question scarcity itself: if we can pay for our labor without paywalls, we can build post-scarcity systems.
https://www.quinnsigcity.com/archives/2009/12/609 - Old post I converted to use local links instead of Flickr (since they are going to start deleting my old Flickr pictures soon since I'm not willing to pay for Pro)
Thanks to @skquinn I recently discovered that the high quality FLAC collections of my music were broken.
Well, they've now been fixed, so if you want some free (cc-by-nc 4.0) high quality #chiptune music then head on over to my website and grab a download!
reminder: everybody knows that apple intentionally slows down their old phones to coincide with the release of the newer ones. they even admitted it: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/28/16827248/apple-iphone-battery-replacement-price-slow-down-apology
nothing happened, they didn't stop doing it, but they *did* offer a $29 battery replacement for affected phones c:
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