50 miles is an insane distance. That could be hours of daily commuting for some employees. I thought about this for a whole 30 seconds before coming to the conclusion that a time-based commute threshold makes a lot more sense, and should probably depend on whether you are using mass transit (can multitask) or driving yourself.
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> The security hole stems from wireless carriers' practice of recycling former customers' phone numbers and giving them to new customers
No, the security hole stems from using phone numbers as the username.
> we strongly encourage people to use two-step verification
Seriously? Anyone with your old phone number will also receive any SMS to that number.
The hardware rise is effective immediately? That is misleading. If you order today you won't receive the hardware until 2023. Just like Tesla, Starlink is doing the right thing by attempting to predict future costs, and then locking in prices for preorders and honoring them.
I ordered a Model X in Feb 2021, but I'm not expecting it until July or later. But Tesla locked in my price and I'll be paying significantly less than someone ordering today, because they would be ordering a car to be delivered in January or later.
AI caramba, those neural networks are power-hungry: Counting the environmental cost of artificial intelligence
iPad and MacBook are converging
It's really just a matter of input preference. Do you want to touch the screen, with the detachable keyboard, or do you want a touchless screen, in which case the keyboard needs to always be there. macOS and iPadOS will continue to evolve until they meet in the middle, unfortunately.
I recently bough the 12.9" iPad Pro. They basically force you to buy the removable keyboard by disabling the split, on-screen keyboard. Why can I use split keyboard on my 9.8-inch iPad Pro, where my thumbs easily reach the middle of the screen, but not on a larger iPad, where reaching the center is a real problem (when holding the iPad upright with the rest of your fingers).
Apple's app transparency rules: Google's privacy labels for Chrome and Search on iOS highlighted by DuckDuckGo
Apple now Arm'd to the teeth: MacBook Air and Pro, Mac mini to be powered by custom M1 chips rather than Intel
This is great news for people buying a notebook but then use it as an iPad.
Seriously though, it's going to be years before you can do actual laptop tasks with these. Just this week I've flashed firmware in my Jeti ESC and receivers, used Fusion 360 to design a part for my plane, and used Cura to slice the file for printing.
Node.js 15: What's new, what's coming, and keeping pace with Deno. 'We're not going to reinvent' module ecosystem
Supporting TypeScript at runtime is just encouraging more runtime bloat.
npm packages are a mess. It's not uncommon for 95% a package's footprint to be unit tests, documentation, or other crap someone decided to publish, but serve no runtime purpose. On top of that, files are loose on the file system, causing more waste due to slack space.
If you're going to fix the mistakes of node.js, look at what java did right 25 years ago. Support optionally running packages from an archive, and have developers publish their runtime separately from their SDK (source code, etc.).
Trump's official campaign website vandalized by hackers who 'had enough of the President's fake news'
Re: Don't build on sand
In the mid 90s I had a buddy like that in college. In his AI class, they had to write a program that navigated a 2D maze. When he presented his program, it was a first person view of some creature running through a 3D world similar to DOOM. When the teacher what software packages he had used to achieve visuals above and beyond what even the professor considered within the reach of undergrads, his reply was, "a C compiler"