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21st Century Landscapes – Planet Stories – Medium

These satellite pictures are pretty wild.


Trump, Defending His Mental Fitness, Says He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’ - The New York Times

How many smart people do you know have to tell you they’re smart all the time?


Presidential murder as a deterrent to nuclear war

Fascinating thought experiment. 


Flaw in Intel chipset security forces macOS-level fix | iMore

The effects are still being benchmarked, however we're looking at a ballpark figure of five to 30 per cent slow down, depending on the task and the processor model.

Seems like a pretty major bug.


Samsung and LG say they do not slow down older phones

I find this a little dubious. Since they don’t have a hand in the OS, nor do they design their own chips, how do they know the CPU isn’t throttling down when power isn’t available?

Even chips from Intel and AMD will throttle down when on battery power vs plugged in, I’d be surprised if the Qualcomm chips most of these handset manufacturers use didn’t throttle the CPU based on available power. 

I notice Google hasn’t come out and said anything about this, at least nothing I could find. 


Hundreds of Google Play Store games are reporting TV habits to advertisers

Be careful which permissions you allow apps to have. If you don’t think an app needs access to the camera or microphone, it probably doesn’t. 


Trump has spent 1/3 of his time in office at his own properties - Axios

Look at all the money he’s saving America 🙄