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A form of vitamin E has been identified as a “very strong culprit” in lung injuries related to vaping THC, health officials reported on Friday, a major advance in a frightening outbreak that has killed 40 people and sickened 2,051.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/health/vaping-illness-cdc.html

Taken together, they show how Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook users’ data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over the companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook would reward partners by giving them preferential access to certain types of user data while denying the same access to rival companies.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/all/leaked-documents-show-facebook-leveraged-user-data-fight-rivals-help-n1076986

Back to windows after twenty years – Signal v. Noise
— Read on m.signalvnoise.com/back-to-windows-after-twenty-years/

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What this experiment taught me, though, was just how much I actually like OSX. How much satisfaction I derive from its font rendering. How lovely my code looks in TextMate 2. How easy it is to live that *nix developer life, while still using a computer where everything (well, except that fucking keyboard!) mostly just works.

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My very favorite quote along these lines is from Brian Kernighan: “Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you’re as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?”
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2019/11/01/van-rossum-clever-code

I find that python, and Perl before it, are laden with “clever solution” issues which make it near impossible for someone else to pick up a codebase and run with it.

The cult classic was set in today’s world, but how many futuristic predictions did it get right?
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/technology-50247479

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday ardently defended Facebook’s controversial political advertising policy a little more than an hour after Twitter took a shot at its rival while announcing it will ban all political ads
— Read on thehill.com/policy/technology/468216-zuckerberg-doubles-down-on-facebook-political-ads-policy-after-twitter-ban

Name a significant event in horror history over the past half century, and odds are Tom Savini was there. From his childhood spent watching Saturday afternoon horror matinees, to his pioneering effects work with director George Romero, to his more recent transformation into an actor and director, Savini’s been involved in the genre in every capacity you can think of. Most recently, he’s been preparing a hybrid autobiography-coffee table book featuring his work simply called Savini: The Biography, as well as directing a segment for the season finale of Shudder’s Creepshow TV series.
— Read on www.avclub.com/24-hours-of-horror-with-makeup-legend-tom-savini-1839450285