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Nice site to help you quickly find and use special characters. I use these all the time via Symbols - unicode keyboard - Rinat Khanov on my iPhone and I often use the Emoji & Symbols option on macOS but this is far more convenient for the cases it covers.

Posted 8th Nov 2019 @ 13:49

The bad news about historically low unemployment

Why that's bad: The increase in hiring is less about expansion or optimism than the fact that workers are a cheaper investment, and one that is easier to reverse should the economy go south.

Posted 8th Nov 2019 @ 11:06

New logo for Facebook, Inc

I'm sure Alphabet wasn't created just to help better separate Google products from each other but the cynic in me thinks that Facebook's move to differentiate between the company and the app is purely to try and better handle the negative press.

Until this reveal, I'd never heard facebook.com referred to as Facebook App.

And if this is what you want to do, I'm sure they could have come up with a name that would have differentiated them way more than this does.

Posted 5th Nov 2019 @ 15:21

A critical analysis of scroll bars throughout history

My first interactions with a Mac at school was around OS 8 or 9 with both arrows at the bottom of the scroll bar which always felt odd. While a permanent scrollbar is useful for context, I much prefer macOS's version that only appears when you are looking to scroll. As a website developer, I hate it when the page jumps because scrollbars come and go, it's a poor experience.

Posted 5th Nov 2019 @ 13:41

Automakers caught in political crossfire over tailpipe emissions

On the face of it, it all seems pretty cowardly, but there's lots of nuance to this.

Manufacturers can already hit incredible performance figures if you look at the amount of BHP-per-litre but they really need to turn their attention to MPG for a while.

Posted 4th Nov 2019 @ 14:18

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