Those patches from yesterday are under active exploit. If you are one of the three people that actually use Internet Explorer then get patched.
The article about Facebook I linked to yesterday made its way to the major news outlets. CNN & Fox & NPR.
Seriously, #DeleteFacebook : How to Delete Facebook
Linux Mint 19.1 Is Out
Mint has become my distro of choice. I conduct the majority of my web activities in a Mint virtual machine.
19.1 brings many changes and is an LTS release supported until 2023.
I’m not real thrilled with the default kernel of 4.15. The current LTS is 4.19 and it has been out since October. 19.1 is said to have support for installing “mainline kernels“. I’ve not seen a decent guide on this.
Download Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa
New features in Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon
Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Least-Educated State: California
California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to new data from the Census Bureau.
“No surprise”, says the residents of the other 49 states.
The Runaways’ Jackie Fox Locks Up Her First Week on Jeopardy!
A former bassist with The Runaways — the late-1970s all-female, teenage proto-punk/hard-rock band that inspired countless women to take up music — Fox has stirred interest in the rock world and beyond with her success on the syndicated game show. After a Wednesday-morning taping at Jeopardy!’s studio in Culver City, she had earned enough money to win again, for her fourth day as champion.
She is one smart lady: Fuchs earned her B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA in Linguistics and Italian, with a specialization in computing, and her J.D. from Harvard, where Barack Obama was one of her classmates. Fox speaks Italian and French, as well as conversational Greek and Spanish.
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb – Official music video