- First home buyers tap the bank of mum and dad:
just over 60 per cent of first home buyers are receiving financial assistance from their parents. DFA figures show that total lending by parents makes them the ninth-largest mortgage lender, just behind Suncorp BankHard to see how housing affordability will ever recover, it's so cooked. Policy makers don't care as they're the ones sitting on multiple investment properties.
How broken is copyright law in America? This broken:
...a cease and desist I could understand. Seizing the damn car?! Completely fucked.
- The Mortifying Ordeal of Pairing All Day:
From 2014 to 2020 I was part of an experiment: I paired all day, most days, for years. Hundreds of other engineers joined me in this experiment. I was working as a software engineer for Pivotal, in Cloud Foundry R&D, and everyone paired, often for eight hours a day. This was one of the best things I've ever done for myself, socially and emotionally, and it produced some great software. It also burned me out.I have occasionally done all-day pairing and it is exhausting. It is lots of positive things too, but I don't think it's permanently sustainable for most people.
- Long Before Tesla, The Comuta Was America's Favorite EV
- Security Researchers Hack A Tesla From A Drone
- Freenode IRC staff quit after new owner "seizes" control of network | Boing Boing
- Frontline: satirical skewering of TV current affairs programs is still uncomfortably relevant | Culture | The Guardian:
When this behind-the-scenes look at a fictional current affairs show debuted in 1994, its mockumentary-inspired style and pointed caricature of sensationalist reporting was a relative novelty on local screens. Today, Frontline feels like the older, antipodean cousin to The Office and Veep, with insights into how the TV news sausage is made that remain depressingly relevant.
- Defence declares war on political correctness, bans morning teas aimed at inclusion and diversity - ABC News:
[events] such as morning teas where personnel are encouraged to wear particular clothes in celebration are not required and should cease....he's pictured in his dress uniform.
- A Year in the Metabolist Future of 1972 - Failed Architecture:
Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower is an exemplary expression of this vocabulary. However, from the moment of its completion in 1972, the utopian structure was a fascinating yet wholly anachronistic remnant of a past future, struggling to survive. In 2013, we had the opportunity to live there for almost a year, to share the experience of everyday life in the building with its remaining residents.(in 2021 it's slated for demolition as it is simply too far into disrepair)
- Google Pixel 6 will make photography more inclusive — and that's worth celebrating | Tom's Guide