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Smartphone Innovation Wanted

Rent-SeekingSmartphones are boring. Try to find a smartphone that isn't Android or iOS. Go ahead, try. Ok, so your searching skills are great and you find Sailfish OS. Try to buy a phone with it.

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Plenty of Time to Read and Think

What I'm readingStudy finds that owning a car is bad for your health, https://www.treehugger.com/cars/chinese-study-finds-owning-car-bad-your-health.html. A natural experiment in health affects of car ownership.Stop Using Encrypted Email, https://latacora.micro.blog/2020/02/19/stop-using-encrypted.html. An opinionated piece with which I agree. I…

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Singapore & San Francisco

On a flight to San Francisco from Singapore, curiosity started me wondering about the comparison and contrasts of the two cities. Granted, Singapore is also a nation-state, but I'll focus on the city aspect of…

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Centralization of the decentralized

Interesting research into the centralization of Mastodon as an example of a decentralized social network. A few highlights: Let’s Encrypt has been chosen as CA for more than 85% of the instances, likely because this…

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Short Cybersecurity?

GenesisInvited to attend a seminar on cybersecurity investing, by a friend in the industry, I took it as a chance to listen to what is happening in my own industry. At the seminar, there was…

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Celebrating Emerge's 40th anniversary!

We're celebrating Emerge's 40th anniversary as the nation's first abuser education program!As the first program in the nation, Emerge created the template for abuser accountability. Our work has never been more relevant and necessary. Come…

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Investigating HomeKit Power Strips

I started looking at various HomeKit-compatible power strips. There appear to be two on the market: And one more announced, Eve Power Strip, https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/30/eve-announces-new-light-strip-power-strip/ A few things caught my attention: I bought the Koogeek, because…

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