Thursday, May 02, 2024

Belgian Man Whose Stomach Brews Alcohol Beats Drink Driving Charge

And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do, I don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it – you've got to go sometime.
— Gerry O'Driscoll, Abbey Road Studios janitorial "browncoat" 

Belgian Man Whose Stomach Brews Alcohol Beats Drink Driving Charge Science

Too hot, too dry, too wet: climate change hits Italy’s winemakers hard FT

Off with Their Petticoats Literary Review

What is a confounder (confounding variable), and why should I care? Nerdy Girls 

The Homo Economicus as a Prototype of a Psychopath? A Conceptual Analysis and Implications for Business Research and Teaching Springer 

Parents Who Regret Having Children TIME 


2 More Endangered Ferrets Have Been Cloned from Critter Frozen in the 1980s People 

89-Year-Old Japanese Man Bikes Over 370 Miles to Visit Children Halfway Across the Country My Modern Met

 TechCrunch - Not yet, but you should explore alternatives: “As a TikTok ban gets closer to becoming a reality in the United States, it might be time to start thinking about other platforms to adopt early in case you need to fill the void left by the popular app at some point in the future. On Wednesday, President Biden signed a bill that would ban TikTok if its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, fails to sell the app within a year, bringing the possibility of TikTok ban closer than ever before. 

However, given the one-year timeline, TikTok isn’t going to vanish immediately, especially since the company has vowed to fight the bill in court. China is also expected to block a sale because the Chinese government would need to approve the transfer of the app’s algorithms. And if ByteDance does sell TikTok, it would likely be without the app’s algorithms, which means that if TikTok does avoid a ban, there’s a possibility that the app might look different from what millions of Americans have become accustomed to. 

Given all of these scenarios, it’s not too early to start considering other platforms. While there’s no 1:1 TikTok replacement, there are some viable options to consider that offer a similar experience. Many companies have spent the last few years building out TikTok clones within their own products, and some of them are worth considering.”

MakeUseOf MakeUseOf: “What Private Browsing Does in Safari – First and foremost, Private Browsing keeps the website pages you visit out of your History. The aim is to prevent someone else from seeing which pages you have visited if they have access to your phone or computer. In Safari, Private Browsing does a lot more than just hide URLs. It also:

  • Prevents recent searches from showing up in your history.
  • Stops remembering details you enter in forms for autofill.
  • Keeps downloaded items from appearing in your Downloads list.
  • Locks private tabs after a period of inactivity.
  • Adds tracking and fingerprinting protection.

However, it’s important to note that Private Browsing does not stop you from being tracked altogether. Websites you visit will still be able to use various methods to track you, and will still have access to all data that you send them. On macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, Safari groups private tabs together, and separates them from non-private tabs. On Mac, each Safari window is either private or non-private, and can have as many tabs as you want.”