Weekly Roundup: April 7-13, 2019

You’re the happy one now, dog:

Dog people, in other words, are slightly happier than those without any pets. Those in the cat camp, on the other hand, are significantly less happy than the pet-less. And having both appears to cancel each other out happiness-wise.

My alma mater, SFSU, gets a donation of $25m in XRP from Ripple Co-founder and wife.

Quoting AVC’s quote, related to the Full Stack Employee:

A CEO does only three things. Sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders. Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. Makes sure there is always enough cash in the bank.

If you’re a fan of car camping, like Ali and I are, you may want to check out MetaFilter’s list of Must-have camping supplies.

Burning Man seems to be in a constant state of annihilation. Maybe that’s the whole point?

Live long and be happy, like Okinawan Centenarians:

It’s not just living for a long time, but it’s living an active, engaged, happy life for a long time. You won’t get this by taking the right pills from orange bottles. You need to spend your time doing something that you feel matters to the world. You need love and support from other humans.

Facebook’s new Watch Party being used to host illicit watch parties of pirated content. What the fuck did they expect?

Banksy authenticates his work with cryptography:

The tear is what uniquely separates the private key, the half of the note kept secret under lock and key at Pest Control, with the public key. The public key is the half of the note attached to the authentication certificate which gets passed on with the print, and allows its authenticity to be easily verified.

We have no idea what has been written on Pest Control’s private half of the note. Which means it can’t be easily recreated, and that empowers Pest Control to keep the authoritative list of who currently owns each authenticated Banksy work.

Hello, again, NIMBYs.


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