Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-04-09
- Searching for evidence of Trump’s personal giving – Washington Post
Nice mix of digital and non– also a glimpse into this reporter’s workflow
The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads – MIT Technology ReviewTogether, these devices make it possible to send and receive signals directly to and from the brain. But nobody has created a network that allows group communication. Until now. World War II bombings weakened upper atmosphere at edge of space | Ars Technica“Residents would routinely recall being thrown through the air by the pressure waves of air mines exploding.” List: Myths About Your Thirties — Debunked – McSweeney’s Internet TendencyThe media sources that are reliable sources of news and information and the ones that are evil and designed to manipulate dumbasses will blend together and you will not be able to tell the difference without consulting Snopes, which you’re also not sure if you can trust. Why I’m done with Chrome – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic EngineeringFor ten years I’ve been asked a single question by the Chrome browser: “Do you want to log in with your Google account?” And for ten years I’ve said no thanks. Chrome still asks me that question — it’s just that now it doesn’t honor my decision.
xkcd: Chat Systems I need to make image embedding possible for these weekly posts Gene drives could halt malaria in West Africa — if residents agree to it These scientists are planning to release mosquitoes equipped with “gene drives,” a technology that overrides nature’s genetic rules to give every baby mosquito a certain trait that normally only half would acquire. Once such an insect gets out into the wild, it will move indiscriminately and spread its modified trait without respect for political borders.