February 21st, 2018


Interesting Links for 21-02-2018

The teenagers are rebelling, thank goodness
(tags: teenagers racism society GoodNews )
Why the Good Friday Agreement is important
(tags: NorthernIreland )
Standup comedian's husband sues for defamation over 'provocative' show
(tags: comedy relationships law uk )
Why the awfulness of the CIA is such a massive problem
(tags: cia usa OhForFucksSake )
Supplements are a $30 billion racket—here’s what experts actually recommend
(tags: health )
KFC's current situation is a warning about assuming that the cheapest contractor can deal with your complex problems
And here's the press release from October about how awesome it was going to be: https://www.logisticsmanager.com/kfc-picks-dhl-qsl-uk-logistics/
(tags: transport food chicken epicfail )
Ten years on from Norway's quota for women on corporate boards
(tags: women business )
This is one of the silliest things I've heard Theresa May say
"Oh go on, please give up a chunk of your power during a time of national crisis. You know you want to."
(tags: politics houseoflords )
Scottish income tax - how it affects you
(tags: Scotland tax )
How The Last Jedi is connected to a racist medieval story
(tags: history StarWars )
The “Microaggression” Concept
(tags: society racism sexism )
Swype pioneered a new way to type on smartphones—now it’s dead (which is a shame, because it's still my favourite keyboard)
(tags: keyboard )
Counting Calories Is Not the Key to Weight Loss
(tags: diet food health )
Woman kicked off flight after crew heard her talking about period pain
(tags: menstruation airplanes EpicWTF OhForFucksSake )
How lasers and robo-feeders are transforming fish farming
(tags: fish robots lasers automation )
Black Panther: The Tale of Two Different Viewing Experiences
(tags: marvel movies racism )
China cracks down on funeral strippers
(tags: nudity death china )
How we teach girls to be overly cautious and boys to disregard consequences
(tags: gender behaviour society )
You can write a key logger in pure CSS.
(tags: security OhForFucksSake web )
High-testosterone traders earn lower returns
(tags: testosterone men investment psychology hormones )
When isolated people who have health problems are supported by community groups and volunteers, the number of emergency admissions to hospital falls spectacularly
(tags: community health )
The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons
(tags: economics fraud capitalism )
Ikea joins Big Clean Switch to offer 100% renewable energy tariff
(tags: ikea renewables uk electricity )

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How to work around "You have read your free articles" messages

I'm aware that more and more sites are offering "Read the first three articles this month for free, pay us to read more!", which gets in the way of reading some of the links I share.

The problem being that I'm damned if I'm paying £10/month to about 30 different sites because I read widely. If I _only_ read two sites for most of my news then it'd be worth it, but until the news sites get together and say "You can have access to all of us for £30/month and we'll split the cash depending on your reading habits" they're not getting my cash*.

In the mean time, these sites tell the number of articles you've read by storing a cookie in your browser. The best way around this is to open a private window, which doesn't allow the site to see your regular cookies (and other tracking information), and so it thinks you're there for the first time.

If you're using Firefox or Chrome there are addons which will allow you to open the current page in private, which you can then use whenever you hit a warning.

*I do pay for Ars Technica, and I'd pay for a digital Wired subscription if their sign-up page didn't constantly tell me that my address didn't exist. And that I have to phone America to sort that...
**That's what Firefox calls them - in Chrome it's "incognito", in Internet Explorer it's "InPrivate". Guide to opening a window in this mode here.

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