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The Case for Requiring Vaccinations for Domestic Flights

Juliette Kayyem, assistant secretary for homeland security under President Obama, writing for The Atlantic: The White House has rejected a nationwide vaccine mandate—a sweeping suggestion that the Biden administration could not easily enact if it wanted to—but a no-fly list for unvaccinated adults is an obvious step that the federal government...

Jim Cramer Explains the ‘Metaverse’ and What It Means for Facebook

Sure, OK, that makes a lot of sense.  ★ 

Google Teases Upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Phones

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge: Tensor is an SoC, not a single processor. And so while it’s fair to call it Google-designed, it’s also still unclear which components are Google-made and which are licensed from others. Two things are definitely coming from Google: a mobile TPU for AI operations and a new Titan M2 chip for security. The...

Emojipedia Acquired by Zedge

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Follow the Islamic State on Gettr

Mark Scott and Tina Nguyen, reporting for Politico: Just weeks after its launch, the pro-Trump social network GETTR is inundated with terrorist propaganda spread by supporters of Islamic State, according to a POLITICO review of online activity on the fledgling platform. The social network — started a month ago by members of former President...

[Sponsor] Tara AI — Build Better Software, Faster

We all want to build great software — as quickly as possible. Here are three blockers we often hear from developers:Getting everyone alignedGet ideas across clearly with a clear problem statement and requirements. Use a tool like Tara to get sign-off before you start.Visibility into actual progressCode changes are the best indicators of progress. Use...

Brief Reviews of (Nearly) Every Mac Keyboard

Griffin Jones: The AppleDesign Keyboard is a cheap cost-cutting imitation of the Extended Keyboard. It doesn’t even have an embedded Apple logo, just its silhouette punched into the mold of plastic. The symbolism that Apple was only a shadow of its former self in the mid-90s could not be any clearer. I rate it 2⁄5 stars. Spot-on reviews....

GitFinder

My thanks to GitFinder for sponsoring last week at DF. GitFinder integrates Git directly in the Finder on MacOS. Features include: See Git status of files directly in Finder with descriptive icon badges. Perform Git operations directly in Finder using customizable contextual and toolbar item menus. Enjoy the full Git experience — merge, rebase,...

Shawn King: ‘Be Wary of the “iPhone Photography Awards”’

Shawn King, writing for The Loop: But I remember having my spidey senses tingle last year with these awards so I did some digging into it. The first thing I noticed was you have to “pay to play” — that is, it costs $5.50 to submit a single image with “discounts” given for multiple image submissions. Paying to submit images to a contest is...

Rolling Stone: ‘How Dommes Are Convincing Submissives to Get Jabs’

E.J. Dickson, reporting for Rolling Stone: “I think I had the same reservations that many people had,” Bob, who requested that his last name be withheld to protect his privacy, tells Rolling Stone. Then Bob saw a tweet from Goddess Alexandra Snow, a professional dominatrix and dungeon owner who operates Wicked Eden, a BDSM collective...

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