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The "Right to Repair" movement gains ground.

If Americans would extend the life of their cellphones by one year, for instance, it would be the climate-saving equivalent of taking 636,000 cars off the road, or about the amount of passenger vehicles registered in the state of New Mexico.

Nice to see things moving in the right direction. I just replaced the battery on my iPhone 6s for the third time. A repair centre will charge about €50 to do it for you and if you do it yourself, like I did, it will cost you €20. The constant need to upgrade is a disease.

Linked on the 25th of October, 2020 Details

Aerosol spread of Covid-19 is a thing.

I've been surprised at how little the possibility of Covid-19 aerosol transmission features in official rules or discussion despite more and more published proof. I can't tell if they know something I don't, they're deliberately ignoring the data because it would mean painfully strict rules or they simply aren't aware.

Whatever the case, Kottke points to what seems to be a clear case of aerosol transmission in a spinning studio where all official hygiene and distancing rules were followed.

Linked on the 16th of October, 2020 Details

I like to listen to random tracks on streaming services for serendipity. I also have a visceral hate of autotuned vocals which creep up on me regularly while doing this. I will throw money at the first service to implement a filter so I don't have to reach for the skip button in terror every time this happens. It'll probably save me money on therapy bills down the line too.

Noted on the 11th of October, 2020 Details

A pigeon with the moves.

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Emmit Fenn's "Who Dat" video shows a pigeon with pretty impressive moves. Nice use of CGI by Patrick Jean.

Added on the 10th of October, 2020 Details

The man behind the Love Bug.

A Wired journalist tracks down the author of the infamous Love Bug trojan that brought down millions of computers 20 years ago and made the news worldwide.

Linked on the 1st of October, 2020 Details

That phone on the table is reducing your brain's capacity.

Interesting study showing that the simple presence within eyesight of your phone reduces your brain's available cognitive capacity.

Linked on the 30th of September, 2020 Details