Long weekend [4]

28.  I say nuffink on this one, you unnerstan, nuffink!!

27.  It’s good to see that Gerard, now freed from NEC control, is telling it as it is:

26.  We’ve looked at this before:


… and in the case of “us”, yes it’s truly “out” but what I found dismaying were reviews of the Bond film and these people were right into it, ignoring the Wokeness, which really means, extrapolated, that it ignores all the other wrong being embraced out there as well, which means that overall, we still slouch to slavery, especially when resultant legislation is so all-encompassing and compulsory.

I bet we see that on December 13th.

25.  Fake ideas = false science:


You’ve almost certainly heard some of the following terms: cisgender, fat-shaming, heteronormativity, intersectionality, patriarchy, rape culture and whiteness.

The reason you’ve heard them is that politically engaged academicians have been developing concepts like these for more than 30 years, and all that time they’ve been percolating. Only recently have they begun to emerge in mainstream culture.

These academicians accomplish this by passing off their ideas as knowledge; that is, as if these terms describe facts about the world and social reality. And while some of these ideas may contain bits of truth, they aren’t scientific. By and large, they’re the musings of ideologues.

24.  Ouch:


23.  I’d like some feedback, pretty please.  If I keep the format like this, then it has “scrollability”, in that it’s a continuum, but it takes you time to scroll through and don’t forget that at the end of this front page, it switches to a second page and so on.

If I treat each section as a post as I do in regular blogging, then there is a Read More tab and it’s easier for you to get from section to section … but you lose that “scrollability”.


22. Worth a close look if you use the internet:


All six major browser vendors have plans to support DNS-over-HTTPS (or DoH), a protocol that encrypts DNS traffic and helps improve a user’s privacy on the web.

The DoH protocol has been one of the year’s hot topics. It’s a protocol that, when deployed inside a browser, it allows the browser to hide DNS requests and responses inside regular-looking HTTPS traffic.

Doing this makes a user’s DNS traffic invisible to third-party network observers, such as ISPs. But while users love DoH and have deemed it a privacy boon, ISPs, networking operators, and cyber-security vendors hate it.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku too]

6 comments for “Long weekend [4]

  1. Mark in Mayenne
    December 6, 2019 at 11:24

    DNS over https is hated by all the right people. Bring it on!

  2. Penseivat
    December 6, 2019 at 12:02

    25. I wonder how many of these academics have honours degrees in the Frankfurt School of Thought?

  3. microdave
    December 6, 2019 at 12:08

    Re #24 – 30% fuel savings are all well and good, but will the Scarebus have the 757’s “Hot & High” airfield capability?

    • Chuckles
      December 6, 2019 at 13:07

      One of the selling points of the original Airbus aircraft was that their wing profile designs allowed them to take off at ‘hot and high’ airfields on 15 deg leading edge flaps when the Boeings needed heavy amounts of flap to do the same.

      I doubt that that has changed much (unless the target market profiles have changed as well).

  4. Mark Matis
    December 6, 2019 at 13:36

    DNS over HTTPS will take over as soon as the browsers give backdoors to FiveEyes and the rest of such sewage.

    Not one minute before.

  5. December 7, 2019 at 02:02

    I like the new long format. Much easier to scroll down than to jump from one page to another, then back, then jump again, and so on ad nauseam.

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