McNamara fallacy

“Numbers are important, but if you only focus on numbers that can be measured, you necessarily ignore everything else that cannot be measured.”

“The fallacy refers to McNamara’s belief as to what led the United States to defeat in the Vietnam War—specifically, his quantification of success in the war (e.g., in terms of enemy body count), ignoring other variables.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McNamara_fallacy

Attention For Sale: A Mini-Documentary

“When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive.” – James Gleick

Satellites

There are indeed a lot of satellites.

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Two interesting articles: IT’S TIME TO BUILD, and Why Nations Succeed.

I am reminded of this quote from Steve Jobs:

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.

Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch

Sunspring. The first film ever written entirely by an artificial intelligence.

The screenplay TBH doesn’t make much sense…

https://www.thereforefilms.com/sunspring.html

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/an-ai-wrote-this-movie-and-its-strangely-moving/

Travel Advisories Level 1 to Level 4

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

Take care of yourself

If you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re not in a position to help anyone else. You can’t give what you don’t have, and if you’re struggling to pay your bills while volunteering four nights a week, you’re probably hurting more people than you’re helping.

No one is coming to the rescue

Middle class is waiting to be rescued from financial mediocrity… World class knows no one is coming to the rescue

The middle class lives in a perpetual waiting game for outside forces to come to their aid and grant their every wish. Whether it’s losing weight and getting fit; enhancing their relationships or getting rich, they are operating at a level of consciousness that encourages them to passively wait for life to improve. The hero they’re waiting for may be God, government, their boss or their spouse. It’s the average person’s level of thinking that breeds this approach to life and living while the clock keeps ticking away.

DNS Exfiltration

Ref

https://github.com/yarrick/iodine

https://github.com/iagox86/dnscat2

https://github.com/Arno0x/DNSExfiltrator

SameSite SameOrigin?

What is a site? What is an origin? Are they the same interchangably?

What’s cross site? What’s cross origin?

In short, site is eTLD + 1, origin is scheme, host, and port.

What is eTLD? eTLD is effective top-level domain.

What is effective top-level domain? It is one of the domains listed in the Public suffix list: https://publicsuffix.org/list/. (e.g. com, ny.us, github.io, etc). The list gets a little wild.

So site being eTLD + 1, an example is mySite.com, or food.ny.us, or hello.github.io.

Ref:

This blog post is very informative, worth a read: https://jub0bs.com/posts/2021-01-29-great-samesite-confusion/

Info on SameSite cookies: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Set-Cookie/SameSite