"613,000 in Japan aged 40 to 64 are recluses, says first government survey of hikikomori" — About 613,000 people aged 40 to 64 are believed to fall into the category of recluses, who hide themselves away in their homes without working, the government’s first survey on the age group showed Friday. japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/03/ , ,

"Let Me Live That Fantasy" — I heard that the clown would never say a word. That he barely ever spoke, even to friends. That he chose to communicate through song, and all of his songs were sad. grantland.com/features/puddles ,

"Killed by Google" — The Google Graveyard: A list of dead products Google has killed and laid to rest in the Google Cemetery. killedbygoogle.com/ ,

"EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?" — In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Direct eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/eus- , ,

"Name It, and They Will Come" — You’ve discovered something new. You haven’t seen solutions quite like this before. You try to keep your ego in check and be skeptical. But the butterflies in your stomach won’t listen. overreacted.io/name-it-and-the ,

"The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News" — To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. It was hyperbole three centuries ago. But it is a factual description of social media, according to an ambitious and first-of-its-kind study published Thursday in Science. theatlantic.com/technology/arc , ,

"Bulk VM Migration using new Cross vCenter vMotion Utility Fling" — Over the last few years, I have spoken to a number of customers who have greatly benefited from the ability to live migrate Virtual Machines across different vCenter Servers that are NOT part of the same vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain, which I had first shared back in 2015 here and here. virtuallyghetto.com/2017/12/bu ,

"Follow the Path of Least Resistance: An Oral History of ‘Office Space’" — The first time Mike Judge worked in an office, he lasted three weeks. While taking time off from college, he landed a job alphabetizing purchase orders through a temp agency. The idea of sitting in an office intrigued him, until he learned the reality of his mind-numbing responsibility. theringer.com/movies/2019/2/19 , , ,

"When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online" — Updated at 4:53 p.m. on February 20, 2019. For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. theatlantic.com/technology/arc , ,

"How to find which Salt release will contain a fix you need?" — If you dig deep enough into any Salt feature, you are almost guaranteed to find bugs. How to deal with that? If you are lucky, your bug may be already fixed on GitHub. However, this doesn’t mean that the fix is already included in the latest stable release. salt.tips/how-to-find-which-sa ,

"World’s largest bee, once presumed extinct, filmed alive in the wild" — The world’s largest bee may also be the planet’s most elusive. First discovered in 1859 by the prominent scientist Alfred Russel Wallace, nobody could locate it again, and it was presumed extinct. But Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) was not gone. nationalgeographic.com/animals ,

"I Thought the MAGA Boys Were Shit-Eating Monsters. Then I Watched the Full Video." — The outrage machine whipped itself up into quite the frenzy this weekend after video that appeared to show a bunch of virginal pro-life activists in MAGA hats harassing an elderly Native American man went viral online. The video clip was enraging. thestranger.com/slog/2019/01/2 ,

"The coolest features in Salt 2019.2 Fluorine" — It started as a series of tweets about a few exciting features I’ve found in Salt Fluorine git branch. Then the release was postponed from 2018.11 to 2019.2, and that gave me enough time to consolidate these tweets (and lots of other features) into a full-blown blog post. salt.tips/the-coolest-features ,

"The Day I Quit My Job" — I like being a doctor. I’m good with patients – they trust me. I’m ambitious, hands-on, persistent, and highly motivated. I have invested years, even decades, in my training and further education. But at some point, it was enough. I couldn’t and I didn’t want to keep doing it anymore. femaleonezero.com/worklife/the , ,

"House Passes First Major Gun Bill In Over 20 Years" — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill requiring background checks on every gun purchase, including at gun shows and on the internet. This is the first major gun bill to pass in a generation. refinery29.com/en-us/2019/02/2 , ,

"Top ten most popular docker images each contain at least 30 vulnerabilities" — Welcome to Snyk’s annual State of Open Source Security report 2019. This report is split into several posts: Or download our lovely handcrafted pdf report which contains all of this information and more in one place. snyk.io/blog/top-ten-most-popu , ,

"On Being A Principal Engineer" — I bought and read The Manager’s Path by the awesome Camille Fournier when it first came out. At the time, I was a senior Database Engineer aspiring to become a principal engineer in my organization. blog.dbsmasher.com/2019/01/28/ ,

"I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything" — Goodbye Big FiveReporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN. Here’s what happened. gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-o , ,

"Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them" — Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/face , ,

"'Karma' : Inside the hack used by the UAE to break into iPhones of foes" — A spying squad based in Abu Dhabi used a hacking tool called Karma to spy on iPhones of opponents. Reuters explains how the exploit worked. reuters.com/investigates/speci , ,

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