Why Developers Should NOT Use MacBook Pro
About ten years ago there was an article claiming that “Every Developer should have a MacBook Pro”, which listed a bunch of reasons, for example:Better hardware/OS design. MacBook Pro has the most usable touch pad which can completely replace your mouse. Some OS features are focusing on convenience as well, such as the spotlight.Unix-like. the convenient, native terminal makes it possible to use almost every piece of software from Unix/Linux.Amazing software ecosystem. Apps for OSX are usually designed better, much more convenient than apps on Windows, especially the apps for designers. App Store also makes software purchase much easier.Yes these reasons are all true, even today. I would still be swiping happily on my touch pad, using spotlight to find my apps, making diagrams with (...)
Documenting the 8-bit Generation & Beyond
Embedded in each of our devices is the spirit of an entire generation. “Documenting the 8-bit Generation & Beyond: An Interview with Filmmakers Tomaso Walliser and Bruno Grampa.”By Jennifer De La CruzThe worldwide impact of the personal computing revolution is no secret. Its breakthroughs are now clutched tightly in the palms of our hands and integrated throughout industries across the globe. Embedded in each of these devices is the spirit of an entire generation.For over four decades, the Computer History Museum (CHM) has documented and shared the stories of pioneers, creators, teams, and individuals who broke through barriers, who dared to think differently and, together, changed the world. Also exploring the human facet of our technology is Junk Food Films, a #filmmaking company (...)
combining everything you dont know about money with everything you dont know about computers ^^
The Israel Police mistakenly arrested a Palestinian worker last week because they relied on automatic translation software to translate a post he wrote on his Facebook page. The Palestinian was arrested after writing “good morning,” which was misinterpreted; no Arabic-speaking police officer read the post before the man’s arrest. […]
The automatic translation service offered by Facebook uses its own proprietary algorithms. It translated “good morning” as “attack them” in Hebrew and “hurt them” in English
Comment toutes ces « conventions » mondiales compliquent l’informatique (mais ne la rendent pas impossible - je ne suis pas pour l’uniformisation, ça nous donne du boulot).
Superbe illustration de Tom Scott sur Computerphile , j’adore cette chaine. Une brève imagée et drôle.
San Francisco techies hiring #Wiccan witch to protect #computers from #viruses
The ongoing encroachment on electronic and #digital_rights by the Lebanese authorities is one of the many challenges facing the public today. Digital rights are defined as the #Human_Rights that allow individuals to access, use, create, and share digital media through communication tools like #smart_phones or #computers. In order to form a defense against such abuses, Al-Akhbar English has compiled a beginner’s guide that highlights basic e-rights in #Lebanon.
Global ban on exports of toxic waste advances - The Denver Post
More than 170 countries agreed Friday to accelerate adoption of a global ban on the export of hazardous wastes, including old electronics, to developing countries.
(...) “I’ve been working on this since 1989 and it really does look like the shackles are lifted and we’ll see this thing happen in my lifetime.”
The deal seeks to ensure that developing countries no longer become dumping groups for toxic waste including industrial chemicals, discarded #computers and #cellphones and obsolete ships laden with asbestos