This image contains a “cursed color”:
There is a cursed color in the Kodak ProPhoto RGB color space which, when converted to sRGB using pre-August-2020-Security-Update Android’s image conversion routines, causes an integer overflow and a crash due to a rounding error. Some dude accidentally created an image ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/gaurav_agrawal/48746079687/ ) which contains the cursed color on a single pixel. In 2020 if you set this image as your desktop on a Google or Samsung device, the device would brick & lose all onboard data.
Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site
This is vital context for discussions of revitalised nuclear power.
An older [nuclear waste] reprocessing plant on site earned £9bn over its lifetime, half of it from customers overseas. But the pursuit of commercial reprocessing turned Sellafield and a similar French site into “de facto waste dumps”, the journalist Stephanie Cooke found in her book In Mortal Hands. Sellafield now requires £2bn a year to maintain. What looked like a smart line of business back in the 1950s has now turned out to be anything but. With every passing year, maintaining the world’s costliest rubbish dump becomes more and more commercially calamitous.
(tags: sellafield windscale history nuclear-power wales pollution nuclear-waste future power)
You can have user accounts without needing to manage user accounts
Using Auth0 to provide user accounts in a small-scale web side project without requiring lots of extra work
(tags: auth0 authentication users user-accounts web hacks)
Some updated numbers on Long COVID risk from epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina
(tags: long-covid covid-19 risk health epidemiology disease)