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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: On Google and HTTP
    • A lot of the web consists of archives. Files put in places that no one maintains. They just work. There's no one there to do the work that Google wants all sites to do. And some people have large numbers of domains and sub-domains hosted on all kinds of software Google never thought about. Places where the work required to convert wouldn't be justified by the possible benefit. The reason there's so much diversity is that the web is an open thing, it was never owned.

      The web is a social agreement not to break things. It's served us for 25 years. I don't want to give it up because a bunch of nerds at Google think they know best.

      Google makes a popular browser and is a tech industry leader. They can, they believe, encircle the web, and at first warn users as they access HTTP content. Very likely they will do more, requiring the user to consent to open a page, and then to block the pages outright.

      Quite nice and naïve post - http://this.how/googleAndHttp/

      While actually whole point it to build up system of total filtering and blocking. Where you'll still have working site, but if powerful guys won't like it will be out of Google and Chrome will be declaring it as malicious and fake news and won't allow to open it.

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    Capitalism: Marshmallow Test mostly shows family income
    • The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the first one, and then leave the room. Whether she’s patient enough to double her payout is supposedly indicative of a willpower that will pay dividends down the line, at school and eventually at work. Passing the test is, to many, a promising signal of future success.

      Jet study published recently (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797618761661) put whole concept into doubt. Study finds limited support for the idea that being able to delay gratification leads to better outcomes. Instead, it suggests that the capacity to hold out for a second marshmallow is shaped in large part by a child’s social and economic background—and, in turn, that that background, not the ability to delay gratification, is what’s behind kids’ long-term success.

      The failed replication of the marshmallow test does more than just debunk the earlier notion; it suggests other possible explanations for why poorer kids would be less motivated to wait for that second marshmallow. For them, daily life holds fewer guarantees: There might be food in the pantry today, but there might not be tomorrow, so there is a risk that comes with waiting. And even if their parents promise to buy more of a certain food, sometimes that promise gets broken out of financial necessity.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/06/marshmallow-test/561779/?single_page=true

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    IronFilm
    Stiftung Warentest best cameras
      • Sony A7 III with 1.5 points
      • Sony A7R III with 1.6 points
      • Sony A99 II with 1.7 points
      • Nikon D850 with 1.8 points
      • Pentax K-1 Mk II with 2.0 points
      • Pentax K-1 with 2.0 points
      • Canon EOS 5D IV with 2.0 points
      • Canon EOS 6D II with 2.1 points
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    Cameras market has one good analogy - smartphones made by Japanese companies
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      Exact same approach and exact same outcome.

      Focus on fewer models and very big margins, does not work good.

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    Apple will start blocking access to store for older devices
    • All owners of devices with iOS 4.3.5 or less, OS X 10.8.5 or less will have their payment information blocked and eventually your card will run out, so you will be forced either to buy new device or won't be able to use store.

      As move is clearly can cause class lawsuit Apple presented it as measure to prevent some financial problems for users without any foundation.

      It is rumored that Apple will move fast towards newer OS versions on older devices forcing users to buy new ones due to problems with stock that they have now.

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    On Apple's unrepairable keyboard
      • March, 2015: Apple introduces butterfly keys in the 2015 MacBook
      • October, 2016: Apple introduces butterfly 2.0 in the Late 2016 MacBook Pro. We note in our teardown, “The keycaps are a little taller at the edges, making keys easier to find with your fingers. The switches have likewise gained some heft.”
      • Late 2017: Keyboard complaints begin to roll in
      • June 2018: Apple announces keyboard replacement program

      https://ifixit.org/blog/10229/macbook-pro-keyboard/

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