16 Jan 06:06

Comic for January 16, 2020

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16 Jan 19:51

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Dog Years

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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17 Jan 09:54

Comic: Virginity

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Virginity
17 Jan 18:02

The Shirk Report – Volume 561

by twistedsifter

the-friday-shirk-report

 

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

20 IMAGES

Friday!
Just walk it off
How I board a boat when I’m dreaming
The paint is wearing off this sign and now the town names look like Heavy Metal bands
Expectations vs Reality
I for one, welcome sassier road signs
This coffee shop looks like a cartoon
When you unexpectedly run into an old friend on the street | When you literally run into an old friend
The wind making this grassy hillside look like an ocean
Some idiot punched this bar’s wall, so they put a frame around it and titled it “Fragile Masculinity”
Story time
Ever seen a baby toucan?
smh
The cannon, cannonball
Neat!
Nature tattoo
This guy’s chicken leg socks
Warning: you cannot unsee this photo of a seal
Here’s two dogs hugging, hopefully it helps
Until next week

 

10 ARTICLES

How One Small Rule Changed Football Forever
Journey to Scotland’s Most Remote Pub
Letting slower passengers board airplane first really is faster, study finds
The Display of the Future Might Be in Your Contact Lens
Oldest material on Earth discovered
Three Theories for Why You Have No Time
‘Smile with your eyes’: How to beat South Korea’s AI hiring bots and land a job
The Mighty Mantis Shrimp
Big Calculator: How Texas Instruments Monopolized Math Class
How Negativity Can Kill a Relationship

 

5 VIDEOS + Stair Wars

 

 

 

 

 

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LET THEM MERGE THIS WEEKEND

 

jan you believe it 33 The Shirk Report – Volume 561

 

16 Jan 00:10

Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize

by Timothy B. Lee
A Firefox logo is seen outside Mozilla's office in San Francisco.

Enlarge / Mozilla's office in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images | Iuliia Serova)

Mozilla has laid off 70 people, TechCrunch reports. It's a significant move for an organization that employs around 1,000 people worldwide.

"You may recall that we expected to be earning revenue in 2019 and 2020 from new subscription products as well as higher revenue from sources outside of search," wrote Mozilla interim CEO Mitchell Baker in a memo to staff obtained by TechCrunch. "This did not happen."

Baker said Mozilla had decided not to shelve its $43 million innovation fund, which focuses on creating new Mozilla products. She said Mozilla would provide "generous exit packages and outplacement support" to those who were let go.

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16 Jan 20:43

A Different Kind of Date Night

by Joanna Goddard

A Different Kind of Date Night

The other day, Alex and I had a different kind of date night…

A Different Kind of Date Night

When we were first dating, I had a Friday ritual of picking up cheese and fruit and bringing it over to Alex’s apartment.… Read more

The post A Different Kind of Date Night appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

16 Jan 05:47

Heyheyhey

by David M Willis
17 Jan 08:14

Girl Genius for Friday, January 17, 2020

The Girl Genius comic for Friday, January 17, 2020 has been posted.
16 Jan 06:06

Comic for January 16, 2020

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17 Jan 05:18

Bad Map Projection: South America

The projection does a good job preserving both distance and azimuth, at the cost of really exaggerating how many South Americas there are.
16 Jan 00:38

Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github

by Dan Goodin
Chrome on Windows 10 as it Rickrolls the NSA.

Enlarge / Chrome on Windows 10 as it Rickrolls the NSA. (credit: https://twitter.com/saleemrash1d/status/1217519809732259840/photo/1)

Less than a day after Microsoft disclosed one of the most critical Windows vulnerabilities ever, a security researcher has demonstrated how attackers can exploit it to cryptographically impersonate any website or server on the Internet.

Researcher Saleem Rashid on Wednesday tweeted images of the video "Never Gonna Give You Up," by 1980s heart-throb Rick Astley, playing on Github.com and NSA.gov. The digital sleight of hand is known as Rickrolling and is often used as a humorous and benign way to demonstrate serious security flaws. In this case, Rashid's exploit causes both the Edge and Chrome browsers to spoof the HTTPS verified websites of Github and the National Security Agency. Brave and other Chrome derivatives, as well as Internet Explorer, are also likely to fall to the same trick. (There's no indication Firefox is affected.)

Rashid's simulated attack exploits CVE-2020-0601, the critical vulnerability that Microsoft patched on Tuesday after receiving a private tipoff from the NSA. As Ars reported, the flaw can completely break certificate validation for websites, software updates, VPNs, and other security-critical computer uses. It affects Windows 10 systems, including server versions Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. Other versions of Windows are unaffected.

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17 Jan 07:19

Skyrockets

by David M Willis
16 Jan 17:09

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Dog Years

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17 Jan 05:30

Bad Map Projection: South America

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17 Jan 08:07

Goop’s Netflix series: It’s so much worse than I expected and I can’t unsee it

by Beth Mole
This is the exact moment in <em>the goop lab</em>'s third episode in which Gwyneth Paltrow admits she doesn't know the difference between a vagina and a vulva. She's making a hand gesture to say what she thought the "vagina" was.

Enlarge / This is the exact moment in the goop lab's third episode in which Gwyneth Paltrow admits she doesn't know the difference between a vagina and a vulva. She's making a hand gesture to say what she thought the "vagina" was. (credit: Netflix)

Disclaimer: This review contains detailed information about the Netflix series the goop lab with Gwyneth Paltrow. If you plan to watch the show (please, don't) and do not wish to know details in advance, this is not the review for you. Normally, we would refer to such information as "spoilers," but in our editorial opinion, nothing in this series is spoil-able.

In the third episode of Goop's Netflix series, a female guest remarks that we women are seen as "very dangerous when we're knowledgeable." [Ep. 3, 33:35]

"Tell me about it," Gwyneth Paltrow knowingly replies amid "mm-hmms"—as if she has a first-hand understanding of this.

But after watching just a few minutes of any of the six episodes of the goop lab—or knowing pretty much anything about her pseudoscience-peddling "contextual commerce" company "Goop"—one might be skeptical that Paltrow has ever borne any such burden of knowledge in her life.

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16 Jan 19:17

Fluorination of arylboronic esters enabled by bismuth redox catalysis

by Planas, O., Wang, F., Leutzsch, M., Cornella, J.

Bismuth catalysis has traditionally relied on the Lewis acidic properties of the element in a fixed oxidation state. In this paper, we report a series of bismuth complexes that can undergo oxidative addition, reductive elimination, and transmetallation in a manner akin to transition metals. Rational ligand optimization featuring a sulfoximine moiety produced an active catalyst for the fluorination of aryl boronic esters through a bismuth (III)/bismuth (V) redox cycle. Crystallographic characterization of the different bismuth species involved, together with a mechanistic investigation of the carbon-fluorine bond-forming event, identified the crucial features that were combined to implement the full catalytic cycle.

17 Jan 06:10

Comic for 2020.01.17

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
16 Jan 21:09

Official Posters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

by Jason Kottke

Wow, check out the official posters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

2020 Olympic Posters

2020 Olympic Posters

2020 Olympic Posters

What an amazing array of styles and disciplines — there’s manga, shodo (calligraphy), Cubism, photography, surrealism, and ukiyo-e. That stunning poster at the top is from Tomoko Konoike — fantastic. As you can see, posters from past Olympics have tended towards the literal, with more straightforward depictions of sports, the rings, stadiums, etc. Kudos to the organizers of the Tokyo Games for casting their net a little wider. Love it. (via sidebar)

Tags: 2020 Summer Games   art   design   Japan   Olympic Games   Tomoko Konoike
17 Jan 08:06

Bad Map Projection: South America

The projection does a good job preserving both distance and azimuth, at the cost of really exaggerating how many South Americas there are.
17 Jan 06:02

Comic for January 17, 2020

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17 Jan 19:29

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Self

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