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Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete”:

arstechnica.com/information-te

And annoying too. And does very little to improve security.

We just need to get PCI to stop forcing that and everyone will be more better off.

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Federated Wiki

Federated Wiki sites share pages circulating within a creative commons. A single-page browser application can read from many sites at once and save changes in that browser. Users who host their own sites can login there to have their edits shared back to the federation as they edit.

federated.wiki/view/welcome-vi

#wiki #federated

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Nasieku the giraffe, a heavily pregnant giraffe successfully stepped out of a floating badge across the Lake Baringo to her new & safe home on the mainland of Ruko Conservancy.

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If my teachers had told me that I'd be using calculus to play Factorio I'd have paid more attention.

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Perseverance's Selfie with Ingenuity

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover in this image taken April 6, 2021, the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission by the WATSON (Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and eNgineering) camera on the SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals) instrument, located at the end of the rover's long robotic arm.

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A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

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Myanmar is fighting for democracy.

Do you know which countries have a functioning democracy?

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Cartoon by Emanuele Del Rosso (delrossostudio.com/)

Charts from Our World in Data: ourworldindata.org/democracy

#showmethedata!

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De Correspondent goes #dataviz with this brilliant article about #bigtech.

"The discussion about Big Tech is often about privacy, surveillance, disinformation and abuse of power. These are legitimate concerns. But this ignores the fact that Big Tech creates a new infrastructure that society cannot do without."

open.decorrespondent.nl/12212/

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:space_exp_mars2020_jpl: Random Image from Mars Perseverance :space_exp_mars2020_nasa:

Title: Mars Perseverance Sol 3: Left Mastcam-Z Camera

Id: ZLF_0003_0667219397_000FDR_N0010052AUT_04096_034085J01
Sol: 3
Date taken: 2021-02-21T22​:​44​:​53.361 (Sol-00003M15​:​55​:​35.595)
Date received: 2021-02-24T20​:​11​:​18Z
Camera used: MCZ_LEFT (CAHVOR)
Camera position: (0.929204,0.496098,-1.95459)
Camera vector: (0.6508451476583834,0.4898389882316173,0.5800503076266422)

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast.

This image was acquired on Feb. 21, 2021 (Sol 3) at the local mean solar time of 15:55:35.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/ZLF_0003_0667219397_000FDR_N0010052AUT_04096_034085J01
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover …
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The Dutch privacy authority can't deal with the incoming number of complaints - almost 10.000 from last year haven't been processed still. Well, privacy, you know, it's just a little thing...
tweakers.net/nieuws/179138/aut

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