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Bacon won’t give you stomach cancer, redux

Two years ago I posted about a story that had gone viral on Facebook, in which the World Cancer Research Fund claimed bacon would cause stomach cancer. When I did actual due diligence to see where they came up with … Continue reading

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Breaking news is broken

On the ongoing subject of programmers who should be hit with blunt objects, I have one of the Weather Channel’s two apps on my phone—which is to say, they have two iOS apps and they encourage people to switch to … Continue reading

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HEY STUPID: Stop polling localStorage without a try/catch!

I’m going on a rant against my fellow programmers, because there are a lot of JavaScript developers out there working on commercial websites who ought to frelling know better. This also applies to older versions of the Modernizr script, although … Continue reading

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The (long-overdue) fall of Roman

Yesterday the Academy kicked out Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski. I give them credit for Cosby alone. 40 years ago, Polanski was convicted of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl, and after he was convicted but before sentencing, he fled … Continue reading

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No it’s not summer, Traci

One of the local car dealerships has a commercial that opens like this: “It’s summertime. The livin’ is easy, and so are the deals!” Who wrote that ad? They should be hit with a brick. It’s not summertime. It’s not … Continue reading

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“Most Recent” is supposed to mean something, MARK.

While Congress is grilling Zuck the Destroyer of Privacy, I hope someone in authority will spare just a moment to ask him why in the frell the Most Recent sort for the news feed is routinely missing many, many posts … Continue reading

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On inclusion and tyranny

Recently I was looking at responses to a discussion about books or authors a reader used to like but had soured on since, and one of the responses puzzled me. This particular reader had multiple issues with the Harry Potter … Continue reading

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