Tomorrow is Patch Tuesday. Backup if you get the time.
Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Please don’t repeat these things WikiLeaks says you can’t say about Assange (updated)
You absolutely cannot say these 140 things about Julian Assange, according to bastion of the free press WikiLeaks.
A representative of WikiLeaks has sent a “confidential” memo to news outlets including an updated “defamation list” (version 1.2), advising reporters not to mention or publish it. The memo was promptly leaked (update: the first out of the gate to leak was Emma Best of MuckRock). WikiLeaks then linked to a revised, heavily edited and redacted version (version 1.3) they posted “anonymously” on a text paste site.
Here, without further comment or editing, and in its entirety, is the WikiLeaks advisory.
Gentlemen actually do prefer blondes: study
They needed a study for that? Next you’re gonna tell me guys like women with big, um… Anyway, I was searching for the actual research and I found this:
Not so dumb! Blondes have more complex DNA, with more than three times the number of genetic variants than brunettes or redheads
Blondes may have a ditzy reputation, but their lighter locks are far more complex than scientists thought.
I’m not sure of the author’s hair color but I’m not seeing how more complex DNA for hair equates to “Not so dumb”. Maybe it’s because I’m a stupid brunet.
The actual research is here: Genome-wide study of hair colour in UK Biobank explains most of the SNP heritability
Seasonal affective disorder: your eye colour might be why you have the ‘winter blues’
You’re not alone if colder weather and longer nights make you feel down. This well-known phenomenon, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), might explain why people feel low, irritable, and lethargic in the winter months. For some, the condition can be serious and debilitating.
Although SAD is a recognised form of clinical depression, experts are still divided on what causes the condition, with some even arguing it doesn’t exist. But my own research has found that your eye colour might actually be one factor determining whether or not you develop SAD.