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Most of the time when I play Rollercoaster Tycoon, I’m just trying to make roller coasters that don’t kill people. Redditor LordMarcel, however, has made a roller coaster that can add or multiply single-digit numbers, which is by far the most impressive build I have ever seen.

[...] The most amusing part of the process is that in order to get the correct answer, two train cars need to collide into each other, causing one of them to explode and sending the other to the correct answer. Math has never been so exciting or deadly. Marcel has provided a save file you can use to try out this calculator yourself.
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You want to know what kind of information #Facebook knows about you?

It's easy: go in "Settings", then "Your Facebook Information" (third item on the left). You can then view or download.

There's an article on the New York Times, who reviewed it thoroughly. It's really creepy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/personaltech/i-downloaded-the-information-that-facebook-has-on-me-yikes.html
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The best paper I've been given to read on concurrent multithreaded vs. event-driven programming.

Well. Those are not opposite but are wrongly considered as such in the popular programmer's culture. This paper explains the differences between task management, stack management, I/O management, conflict management and data partitioning.

Everything I know about concurrent programming fits nicely into this:
- cooperative multiprocessing of traditional UNIX kernels
- natural event-based programming in Javascript thanks to its closures
- why threads, despite being called "lightweight processes", are heavy considering nowadays' concurrency requirements: they effectively implement heavy-handed "continuations" by saving the whole state in the stack

#multithreading #eventdriven #programming

https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/usenix02/full_papers/adyahowell/adyahowell_html/index.html

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A Long Read from The Guardian, which goes into the depth of why we ended where we are now.

It will take you 45 minutes to read but if you think about it, you will be feeding your brain on a contemporary, philosophical problem we're all facing. This is likely better than browsing/liking random, futile stuff on social networks -- this is kind of funny to say this on a social network; but I like to believe Google+ has a better ratio of interesting stuff.

People spend hours on Internet, especially on social media which are designed to be addictive and this is not an understatement to say it is a threat to our brains.

And once again, what is said on #Facebook at the end of that article is scary: """One of the most valuable sources of data to Facebook is used to inform a metric called “coefficient”. This measures the strength of a connection between two users – Zuckerberg once called it “an index for each relationship”. [...] Messaging, for instance, is considered the strongest signal."""

And then, """So when Zuckerberg talks about wanting to increase “meaningful” interactions and building relationships, he is not succumbing to pressure to take better care of his users. Rather, emphasising time well spent means creating a Facebook that prioritises data-rich personal interactions that Facebook can use to make a more engaging platform."""

Other selected parts:
- [...] algorithms made us insular by showing us only what we wanted to see.
- Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has warned about social media’s role in encouraging “mindless scrambles for friends or unworthy distractions”.
- [...] the digital infrastructures that increasingly shape our personal, social and civic lives are owned and controlled by a few billionaires.
- [...] technology that extracts attention and erodes society.
- The effort to humanise computing produced the very situation that the tech humanists now consider dehumanising: a wilderness of screens where digital devices chase every last instant of our attention
- [...] Roger McNamee has gone so far as to call public health “the root of the whole thing”, and Harris has compared using Snapchat to smoking cigarettes.


https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/03/why-silicon-valley-cant-fix-itself-tech-humanism
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Wow, #Twitter isn't making a half-commitment here. Even if the timeline isn't clear, they ultimately plan to move 300 PB worth of data onto Google Cloud Platform. #GCP

https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/03/twitter-is-moving-some-infrastructure-to-the-google-cloud-platform/
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I've kept repeating it for the last five years or so, Facebook has never cared about its user's privacy. Yet another proof.
#DeleteFacebook

La même en français : http://www.leparisien.fr/economie/donnees-personnelles-le-cofondateur-de-whatsapp-demissionne-01-05-2018-7691964.php
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An article about "surveillance capitalism". This is quivering. Citing a few pieces here:

- "It knows where we live, where we work, and where we spend our time. [...] It knows when we wake up and when we go to sleep. [..] It knows who we sleep with. Uber used just some of that information to detect one-night stands."

- "In 2016, the European Union passed the comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. [...] In preparation for this law, PayPal quietly published a list of over 600 companies it might share your personal data with."

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/03/facebook_and_ca.html
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Un excellent documentaire sur la nutrition.
- Évitez les produits raffinés absolument
- Mangez du gras, et en particulier des Omega-3 (poisson)
- Limitez les glucides
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Jim Getty on how US crypto export regulations screwed up Internet security.

Mythology about security…
https://gettys.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/mythology-about-security/
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