patrick.net

Patrick

I run patrick.net.

joined 2005 Apr 3, 9:31am   United States 13 posts   670 comments   following x   ignore ignoring Patrick x ignore


3
0
How YouTube censors via de-monetisation (twitlonger.com)
by Patrick in #censorship on 13 Dec 2017  2 comments, latest 8 hours ago
http://www.twitlonger.com/show Google, some months ago, put out a job posting which required a number of different people to work on one project. Google claimed in the posting that they needed...

6
3
Bitcoin Plunge Reveals Possible Vulnerabilities In Crazy Imaginary Internet Money (theonion.com)
by Patrick in #finance on 10 Dec 2017  40 comments, latest 21 hours ago
https://www.theonion.com/bitco NEW YORK—Saying it may account for the precipitous drop in the digital currency, financial experts on Friday told reporters that the recent plunge in bitcoin value could reveal vulnerabilities...

5
1
HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger (bbc.com)
by Patrick in #infosec on 11 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 2 days ago
http://www.bbc.com/news/techno Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code...

10
3
Listening To Trump's America
by Patrick in #politics on 7 Dec 2017  49 comments, latest 5 days ago
I'm at a talk at the Menlo Park, CA public library put on by a former state senator, Joe Simitian, a Democrat.He's calling it "Listening to Trump's America", which is...

4
3
Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought back and won. (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 8 Dec 2017  1 comment, latest 5 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com He is not, however, a “licensed professional” in the state of Oregon, where he put down roots in the early 1990s. So when Järlström did his own study of...

5
0
Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me (gizmodo.com)
by Patrick in #google on 1 Sep 2017  33 comments, latest 7 days ago
http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...

3
0
Inventory glut pushes down Toronto area house prices (theglobeandmail.com)
by Patrick in #housing on 6 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 7 days ago
A wave of new listings pushed home prices lower in Toronto in November as sellers try to lock in deals before new mortgage stress-testing rules take effect in January.The Toronto...

3
0
Apparently dolphins like to get high by chewing on pufferfish (sfgate.com)
by Patrick in #scitech on 2 Dec 2017  22 comments, latest 9 days ago
http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors Dolphins — they're just like us! It turns out they too like to have fun by mildly poisoning themselves.Some Australian dolphins carefully chew on pufferfish skin, and small doses...

2
2
Listing lurker count now (github.com)
by Patrick in #patnet on 29 Nov 2017  16 comments, latest 11 days ago
I changed the header to include a count of non-logged in distinct IP addresses which have visited the site in the last 5 minutes. A lot of those are search...

1
0
Bosnian Croat war crimes convict dies after taking 'poison' in U.N. court (reuters.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 29 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest 14 days ago
https://www.reuters.com/articl THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday and died shortly after losing...

1
0
2br - A list of potentially overpriced rentals in Santa Barbara (santabarbara.craigslist.org)
by Patrick in #housing on 26 Nov 2017  Posted 17 days ago
#housingFrom https://santabarbara.craigslis (which will probably be removed)All of the properties below haven't rented in over a month. If the owners were selling these houses and wanted to make a sale,...

4
0
Amazon takes over CIA (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 20 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest 21 days ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ on Monday, Amazon Web Services announced it was now offering a commercial cloud service to the US Intelligence Community (i.e. spies on both foreign targets and US presidential campaigns)...

3
5
Vote for patrick.net with NY Times reporter
by Patrick in #patnet on 21 Nov 2017  15 comments, latest 21 days ago
> David Leonhardt> Op-Ed Columnist> First, a request: What digital media subscriptions would you recommend to others?> I’m not interested in the most obvious answers, like The New York Times,...

4
1
A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech (washingtonpost.com)
by Patrick in #politics on 19 Nov 2017  92 comments, latest 22 days ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com For example, when students were asked whether the First Amendment protects “hate speech,” 4 in 10 said no. This is, of course, incorrect. Speech promoting hatred — or at...

19
6
Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House (sociology.ucsc.edu)
by Patrick in #housing on 11 Jul 2015  325 comments, latest 23 days ago
Because house prices in expensive areas still dangerously high compared to incomes and rents. Banks say a safe mortgage is a maximum of 3 times the buyer's annual income...

11
13
New: moderators per topic
by Patrick in #patnet on 5 Nov 2017  767 comments, latest a month ago
At the suggestion of the late Turtledove I'm trying to separate the site into distinct topics with a moderator for each topic.#patnetThe first moderator is Iwog, who is in charge...

5
0
Difficulty in finding sales price history for houses
by Patrick in #housing on 12 Nov 2017  16 comments, latest a month ago
#housingI've been thinking that the advertised rates of appreciation for houses are actually far lower than the press constantly reports. To prove this, I need a data set of sale...

6
0
End copyright for scientific papers! (sci-hub.cc)
by Patrick in #politics on 10 Nov 2017  11 comments, latest a month ago
Here is a site which "illegally" publishes scientific and educational material in violation of US law:http://sci-hub.cc/ Their statement.knowledge to all no copyright open accessWe fight inequality in knowledge access across...

1
0
Secret Service agent stole $10M worth of bitcoin from Silk Road (justice.gov)
by Patrick in #investing on 10 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest a month ago
Shaun W. Bridges, 35, of Laurel, Md., was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco following his earlier guilty plea to one...

2
0
Facebook information being used by lenders in credit decisions
by Patrick in #lending on 7 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest a month ago
Some interesting use/abuse of "your" data which you lose control over by using Facebook:* people who indicated relationship status on fb are more likely to default* people who spend a...
page 1 of 6   next »