when being installed on a mac, zoom sets up a secret web server that allows them to automatically launch the app when you visit a web page, and even reinstall the app after you remove it, without your consent. this can be abused by malicious parties just by setting up a web page which, when visited, allows them to instantly gain access to your webcam.
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tldr: a study done by a london-based think tank found that very many Huawei employees either previously worked for the chinese military/intelligence complex, or are simultaneously engaged, the implications being that Huawei's claims about not cooperating with chinese intelligence and cyber warfare efforts are unlikely to be true
$0.013 per kWh solar plant in California!!!!
That is cheap. Cheaper than any other form of electrical energy generation.
Almost even cheaper than electricity from an EXISTING hydro dam that has been built and paid for, which is generally considered to be around $0.01 per kWh.
We are on our way #Solarpunk s!
I grew up in a colony of hyperintelligent algae so photosynthesis was very important to us
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
- I did it again)
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".