Stay safe out there on the web! Watch out for this particular scam. This is another case of “if it seems to good to be true, it probably is”. The company ZeroFOX says: “Most of the attacks offer a ‘giveaway’ of one of the new iPhones, encouraging victims to click a malicious link, follow a profile, like or share certain content, or submit personally identifiable information (PII).”
This is some fairly actionable research here—turning off notifications about e.g. wifi availability, app updates, etc. may help improve your mood! Also, as much as they can be overwhelming at times, group chats create more messages from your friends, so probably go ahead and make/use these.
From the article: “It is clear that social notifications make people happy, but when they receive lots of work-related and or non-human notifications, the opposite effect occurs.”
This is a new malware popup campaign that tricks users into installing trojans, spyware, etc. Don’t download any “Font Update” files!
Furthermore—your browser will never complain about stuff like this in this way. It will simply display another font instead. It can also download necessary font files without your help. #TheMoreYouKnow
I can’t help but be reminded of Snow Crash when reading this article.
It’s not just that these temples appear to be algorithmically generated, the ancient Vastu Sustra texts provide procedural rules or recipes for their design, layout and build (including the positions of ornaments). The texts transmit recursive programs, by verbal instruction, to masons so that according to Kirti Trivedi, the Hindu Temple becomes a model of a fractal Universe.
If this brief quote interests you, click through and read the original. It’s got many more images, plenty of poetic prose, and sundry interesting references to explore.
Nice article here explaining how the real story is that MP3’s patent has expired, meaning that it’s now more accessible than ever.
“MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.”