Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers
“According to a post from Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Customer Security & Trust Tom Burt, about 84% of the attacks targeted customers that were large “enterprise” organizations such as corporations. The remaining 16% of attacks targeted consumer email accounts. Burt said some of the 10,000 customers were successfully compromised while others were only targeted, but he didn’t provide figures.
“This data demonstrates the significant extent to which nation-states continue to rely on cyberattacks as a tool to gain intelligence, influence geopolitics, or achieve other objectives,” Burt wrote.”
Gee, I wonder what “nation-states” they might be talking about?
Facebook and Google Trackers Are Showing Up on Porn Sites
“Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are always watching you — even when you’re browsing pornography websites in incognito mode.
Trackers from tech companies like Google and Facebook are logging your most personal browsing details, according to a forthcoming New Media & Society paper, which scanned 22,484 pornography websites. Where that data ultimately goes is not always clear.”
Don’t worry, they won’t tell your wife. Or will they?
Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming service fatigue
“While people are willing to shell out for several services to meet their streaming needs, he said, they’re also willing to cancel if they’re not using it enough, just as they would with a gym membership or a subscription to the New Yorker magazine.”
Yup, whaddya do when you’ve watched all that’s worth watching?
Dropping F-Bomb Increases Pain Tolerance By A Third, Study Finds
“Can’t help but shout an expletive every time you stub your toe? Don’t feel too bad, you may actually be doing yourself a favor. A new study finds that swearing when injured has a measurable effect on pain tolerance. In fact, dropping the F-bomb specifically when in pain increases tolerance by up to 33%.”
Frackin’ A right it does.
Gym, eat, repeat: the shocking rise of muscle dysmorphia
“The idealised male body has become bigger, bulkier and harder to achieve. So what drives a generation of young men to the all-consuming, often dangerous pursuit of perfection?”
Women complain about unrealistic beauty standards and they often have a point. Guys don’t have it any easier. From the muscled up, no body fat having, hairless movie stars and athletes, to the freakishly sized, uber-muscled heroes in books, comics, and video games… First world problems I reckon.
Half of all men are ashamed of their body hair, survey suggests
“For example, nearly one-third of men surveyed (31 percent) said they’ve avoided swimming before out of embarrassment of their body hair, while another one in four (27 percent) said they’ve avoided the gym.
Startlingly, men are so unconfident in their body hair, nearly one in five feel it has had a negative impact on their sex life.”
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Jon Stewart Ripped Into Rand Paul For Blocking A Bill To Compensate 9/11 First Responders For Their Sacrifice
Top Gun: Maverick – Official Trailer (2020)
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Star Trek: Picard | SDCC Trailer – Sir Patrick Stewart Returns