…things ’n such of interest from my e-wanderings afoot…
Not only do I wander the land, I also wander the small web and come across stories ’n such to share now and then in case you might find ’em interesting?
Pernicious myth of digital-as-ethereal →
Brings up an intriguing point that harmless names like the “Cloud” etc. are designed to hide the true physical cost of its infrastructure. Same thing with smartphones, etc.
The War Economy: Is America falling behind China in science? →
Amazing to read that China has quantum computers a million times faster than Google’s, satellites that communicate securely via quantum entanglement, quantum magnetometers that can locate secret submarines and autonomous drone swarms that can fly through dense forests.
Nintil - O1 visas and where to find them: a guide to US immigration →
For those of us living in the States this is an interesting (and privileged) perspective on the laborious process someone undertakes to immigrate here to live/work.
TLS Certificate System More About Control than Protection of Internet Users →
Centralizing the TLS/SSL system gives politicians and governments control over the internet in not-so-good ways. Cites the example of sanctioning the TLS/SSL system away from Russians; it enabled them to create their own and force their citizens to use it, further isolating the Russian people from outside news.
A Revelation: Let My Life Speak For Me. Coping With A Hostile World →
Following the Quaker saying: “Let your life speak for itself” through his blog.
Why The PTA Can Be So Unfair & How We Fix It →
Normally not my kinda thing to read but it’s an interesting way of centralizing/pooling PTA resources across school districts to more equitably distribute funds to schools that need it. Started by two moms. Could this apply to other scenarios outside schools?
Elia Kazan: Artistic Suicide →
“If you wish to shit upon the work of those who have actually placed a stake in the firmament and tried to do something, while you remain in your teen-aged dream state of what you think you can become or deserve to achieve, I don’t want to hear it.”