Joe Posnanski, in his column for MLB.com:
“It is with great humility I enter the Hall of Fame,” Simpson said
in his recorded acceptance speech. “And it’s about damn time. I’m
fatter than Babe Ruth, balder than Ty Cobb and have one more
finger than Mordecai ‘Three Finger’ Brown.”
The thing about “Homer at the Bat” that endures is the obvious
love for baseball that fills the episode. Yes, of course, there
are classic Simpsons bits in it, such as Boggs and Barney having a
violent barroom argument over the greatest British Prime Minister
(Lord Palmerston! Pitt the Elder!), Jose Canseco continuously
running into a burning home to save a woman’s furniture, Roger
Clemens clucking like a chicken, Bart and Lisa arguing about who
gets to bring Homer a beer after he crushes a game-winning homer
(“Kids, kids, you can BOTH bring me a beer”).
“Mattingly, Continue reading "Cooperstown Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ‘Homer at the Bat’"
Speaking of Castro, the latest version adds a much-requested feature:
Enhanced Audio improves the listening experience for many podcasts
and makes it easier to hear in loud environments. Under the hood,
Enhanced Audio applies a dynamic compressor and a peak limiter to
increase volume just where it’s needed.
Enhanced Audio helps when playing a show where voices are at
different levels and makes it much easier to listen to podcasts in
a car, on public transit, or in a busy noisy place.
These smart speed and equalizer features are becoming table stakes for a podcast player today.
The decentralized structure of podcasts creates a
chicken-and-egg problem for JSON Feed to gain adoption. There’s
no incentive for podcasters to publish in JSON Feed as long as
podcast players don’t support it. And there’s no incentive for
podcast players to support JSON Feed as long as podcasters don’t
publish in that format.
Breaker is hoping to break that stalemate by adding support for
JSON Feed in our latest release. As far as we know, Breaker is the
first podcast player to do so. Unlike other features that
differentiate Breaker, we encourage our competitors to follow our
lead in this area. The sooner all podcast players support JSON
Feed, the better positioned the entire podcast ecosystem will be
for the decades to come.
Three years ago I wrote that podcast players had replaced Twitter clients
as the leading UI playground — the space where there’s a lot of Continue reading "Breaker Adds Support for JSON Feed"
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, reporting for Motherboard:
The “Change Password” button linked to a short URL from the
Tiny.cc link shortener service, a Bitly competitor. But the
hackers cleverly disguised it as a legitimate link by using
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP. This is a service
hosted by the internet giant that was originally designed to speed
up web pages on mobile, especially for publishers. In practice, it
works by creating a copy of a website’s page on Google’s servers,
but it also acts as an open redirect.
According to Citizen Lab researchers, the hackers used Google
AMP to trick the targets into thinking the email really came
“It’s a percentage game, you may not get every person you phish
but you’ll get a percentage,” John Scott-Railton, a senior
researcher at Citizen Lab, told Motherboard.
So if the victim had quickly hovered over the button to inspect
the Continue reading "Russian Hackers Are Using Google’s Own Infrastructure to Hack Gmail Users"
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