Chrome to block battery-sucking ads in August update

Good news, but utterly ridiculous numbers from these bad or lazy ad creators. 0.3% of ads are responsible for more than a quarter of ad traffic and CPU usage to process ads.

Good work from the Chrome team. Long overdue, now every other browser vendor needs to do the same.

Posted 15th May 2020 @ 09:39

"Hannah Gadsby: Douglas" trailer

"Nanette" was really good, so good in fact that it went from being her goodbye to her launchpad. Go watch it if you haven't already.

Posted 13th May 2020 @ 22:50

Timex Waterbury classic chrono

While Nixon's Sentry Chrono is the only watch on my wish list at the moment, this Timex piece is a cheaper alternative. A few mm smaller, but it's really nice and comes in two colours with the steel bracelet. If you prefer different types of straps then there are even more colours to choose from.

Price: £149.99

Posted 13th May 2020 @ 09:15

Scunthorpe Sans

Scunthorpe Sans is a font that sensors swear words:

How this s*** works:
Modern fonts can combine
letters into a single ligature,
usually for things like fi or fl
but you can pick anything
so we've done it for swears.

via Kottke

Posted 12th May 2020 @ 11:00

Germany infection rate rises after lockdown eased, as thousands protest restrictions

Thousands take to streets to demand all restrictions are removed, despite experts warning of an "exponential growth" in new cases.

Those pesky experts and their warnings.

"The loosening measures were far too poorly prepared." Karl Lauterbach, a professor of epidemiology

And this is in a nation that has handled the pandemic far better than the UK has. If Germany are feeling the effects within days of relaxing their lockdown despite having around a quarter of the number of deaths, just imagine how much worse it's going to be here. People have been partying over the bank holiday weekend, parks have been full and even the restrictions are supermarkets are not being enforced as strongly as they were before.

Posted 11th May 2020 @ 12:06

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