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The myth of excess vacant housing distracts from solutions

In November 2019, a group of activists took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest several newly-constructed apartment buildings. These buildings, the marchers claimed, were full of vacant units just blocks away from where hundreds of people slept rough on the street. The owners of these buildings, according to a report that inspired…

Tesla Owners Asking What Happens If ‘Full Self Driving’ Isn’t Real

Screenshot: Tesla/RedditI wouldn’t call what’s happening a meltdown exactly, maybe more of a collective moment of clarity. Right now on Reddit’s r/teslamotors forum there’s an intense and very serious conversation about the now-$10,000 level 2 driver assist package that Tesla calls “Full Self-Driving” (FSD)—specifically, whether the features Tesla and Elon Musk started promising back in…

WebOS OSE 2.10.0 Release

April 02, 2021We’re pleased to announce the release of webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) 2.10.0.The highlights of this release are as follows:Storage access frameworkEnabling cookie encryption of BlinkPeripheral Manager serviceACG enhancementsFor more details on this release, see the release notes.Storage Access frameworkStorage Access service provides a single interface to control various storages. Using this framework, user…

Against Hickelism

Rebutting Jason Hickel is an arduous and thankless task. A Hickel tweet can travel around the world and back again while a thorough, sober debunk of that tweet is still lacing up its boots. And yet it must be done, because the sheer virality of Hickel’s misguided narratives demands an eternal, Sisyphean pushback. Hickel, an…

Barrier Reef doomed as up to 99% of coral at risk, report finds

The Great Barrier Reef is all but doomed, with between 70 and 99 per cent of corals set for destruction unless immediate “transformative action” is taken to reverse global warming, according to a new report.The Australian Academy of Science says the more ambitious target of the Paris Climate Agreement of keeping global warming to 1.5…

repokitteh.io

Easily write and deploy functions to automate your workflow. How it works Put a repokitteh.star file at the repository root Your repository is now alive! Features Icons8 Powered by StarlarkModules written in Starlark, a proven Python dialect. KEY LOCK Your Secrets are SafeSecrets (such as API tokens) can be stored in an encrypted secrets storage,…

Securing Your PostgreSQL Database

Apr 2, 2021 by Roman Tkachenko Introduction Databases are the Holy Grail for hackers, and as such, must be protected with utmost care. This is the first in a series of articles in which we’ll give an overview of best practices for securing your databases. We’re starting with one of the most popular open-source databases,…

US Weather Service Internet Systems Are Crumbling

In addition to Tuesday morning’s outage, the Weather Service has encountered numerous, repeated problems with its Internet services in recent months, including:a bandwidth shortage that forced it to propose and implement limits to the amount of data its customers can download;the launch of a radar website that functioned inadequately and enraged users;a flood at its…

Vectrix (YC S20) Is Hiring a Full Stack Software Engineer

About Vectrix👋 Hi there – The Vectrix platform allows companies to connect their third-party SaaS and cloud services, like AWS, GitHub, G Suite, etc., and detect security issues instantly. We do this by offering a growing library of individual, easy-to-use security scanners that each monitor a specific service for a specific issue. Active security engineers…

98.css

A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs. Intro 98.css is a CSS library for building interfaces that look like Windows 98. See more on GitHub. This library relies on the usage of semantic HTML. To make a button, you’ll need to use a . Input elements require labels. Icon buttons rely on…

US, Europe ‘unrealistic’ in fab expansion drive, says TSMC chair

US, Europe ‘unrealistic’ in fab expansion drive, says TSMC chair Monica Chen, Hsinchu; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Wednesday 31 March 2021 It would be “economically unrealistic” for the US and Europe to expand semiconductor fab capacity to satisfy their own needs, according to TSMC chairman Mark Liu.If the entire supply chain were moved to the US…