Things I’ve found interesting February 27th 2020

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Firefox, you know you tapped Cloudflare for DNS-over-HTTPS? In January, it briefly knackered two root servers at the heart of the internet

An EPYC trip to Rome: AMD is Cloudflare’s 10th-generation Edge server CPU

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

Security/DOH-resolver-policy – MozillaWiki

Firefox continues push to bring DNS over HTTPS by default for US users

Mind the gap: Google patches holes in Chrome – exploit already out there for one of them after duo spot code fix

Pancake Day: Why Shrove Tuesday is a thing

Bob Iger steps down at Disney, Bob Chapek named new CEO

Mazzy Star co-founder David Roback, leader of L.A.’s ‘Paisley Underground,’ dies at 61

Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age

Don’t Just Live Your Life, Optimize It*

The strange, true story of how Mt. Disappointment got its name

CalPERS’ top money man is targeted in fears of Chinese espionage

Supreme Court’s conservatives shield border agent in killing of unarmed teen in Mexico

College admissions scandal: Heir to Hot Pockets fortune sentenced to 5 months

San Francisco mayor declares coronavirus emergency

Commentary: After giving $130 million in art to LACMA, the Ahmanson Foundation says: No more

Impact of Cache Locality

Cloudflare’s Gen X: Servers for an Accelerated Future

Seamless remote work with Cloudflare for Teams

Introducing Secrets and Environment Variables to Cloudflare Workers

As internet pioneers fight to preserve .org’s non-profit status, those in charge are hiding behind dollar signs


Centralised DoH is bad for privacy, in 2019 and beyond

Get in the lake, Sparky: Databricks touts new ingestion file sources

Apple tries to have VirnetX VPN patent ruling overturned again, US Supremes say no… again

Blow me down with a feather, well, storage server software update gone awry: Nest vid streams go dark for 16 hours

Ring in the changes: Mandatory two-factor authentication, login alerts, targeted ads opt-out after punters voice privacy gripes

MWC now stands for Mighty Wallet Crusher? Smaller firms counting the cost after mobile industry event scrapped

While hype merchants push chatbots, CIOs are saving up pennies while expecting a recession, reckons study

Trump faces ‘black swan’ threat to the economy and reelection

‘Miracle on Ice’ team wears ‘Keep America Great’ hats while being lauded at Trump rally

Judge swats down Roger Stone’s effort to disqualify her as publicity stunt

Barnier pours scorn on Johnson’s spokesman ahead of trade talks

Why chlorinated chicken is centre of the table in UK-EU talks

Farmers pile pressure on UK government over chlorinated chicken

New Delhi Streets Turn Into Battleground, Hindus vs. Muslims

The Bail-Reform Tool That Activists Want Abolished

The controversy over New York’s bail reform law, explained