I thought I had detected a studied disinterest for my March 28 questions about raising fish and making mead in the same aquarium — now I realize that you mazers probably thought I was drunk. My hypothesis was that fish manures would provide valuable fertilizer to the yeast, the aquarium bubbler would keep O2 levels high, and the fish would get a nice honey drink. The result, instead, was 3 “piscamels” flavored by rotting fish.This sounds utterly revolting. Mead made with biohazard waste. Those poor fish! (via John Looney)
This decision comes after several weeks of disappointment and uncertainty for our community. Although we still believe our BSD + Patents license provides some benefits to users of our projects, we acknowledge that we failed to decisively convince this community.
from SRECon EMEA 2017; how Cloudflare are replacing Nagios with Prometheus and grafana
According to the report, an average of 51% of adults and 72% of minors in the EU have pirated digital content, with Poland and Spain averaging the highest rates of all countries surveyed. Nevertheless, displacement rates (the impact of piracy on legitimate sales) were found to be negligible or non-existent for music, books and games, while rates for films and TV were in line with previous digital piracy studies. Most interesting is the fact that the study found that illegal game downloads actually lead to an increase in legal purchases. The report concludes that tactics like video game microtransactions are proving effective in converting illegal users to paying users. The full report goes in-depth regarding potential factors influencing piracy and the challenges of accurately tracking its impact on legitimate sales, but the researchers ultimately conclude that there is no robust statistical evidence that illegal downloads reduce legal sales. That’s big news, which makes it all the more troubling that the EU effectively buried it for two years.
the next time you see a link to a petition or someone raging about this decision being ‘anti-innovation’, remember Greyball. Remember the Metropolitan Police letter [regarding several sexual assaults which Uber didn’t report to police]. Remember that this is about holding ULL, as a company, to the same set of standards to which every other mini-cab operator in London already complies. Most of all though remember: it is not about the app.