10 things in tech you need to know today

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‘Why I Voted To Sell.ORG’

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 120091992 story ‘Why I Voted To Sell.ORG’ (circleid.com) Posted by msmash on Thursday November 28, 2019 @04:08PM from the perspective dept. Richard Barnes, Member of the Internet Society Board of Trustees, writes: I joined the board’s unanimous decision to, sell the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry for the .org top-level domain,…

The Moms of TikTok Are Deeply Corny — and Gloriously Free

ScreenlandCredit…Photo illustration by Mike McQuadeA rural or rural-seeming scene: In the foreground, in the lower left-hand corner of the frame, a cherubic middle-aged woman with short blond hair and a friendly, expressive face holds up an index finger. Behind her, a man with a paunch and a handlebar mustache emerges from a black truck just…

5G won’t change everything, or at least probably not your things

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of millimeter-wave 5G speeds.Aurich Lawson / GettyThe long-touted fifth generation of wireless communications is not magic. We’re sorry if unending hype over the world-changing possibilities of 5G has led you to expect otherwise. But the next generation in mobile broadband will still have to obey the current generation of the laws…

Astrology and Wishful Thinking

In the Guardian, former astrologer Felicity Carter writes about how fortune telling really works and why she had to quit. I also learned that intelligence and education do not protect against superstition. Many customers were stockbrokers, advertising executives or politicians, dealing with issues whose outcomes couldn’t be controlled. It’s uncertainty that drives people into woo,…