Parasurv's Random Links #7

After a very long hiatus, my random link section is back from the dead! I just had the urge to share some interesting stories, videos, etc. If you are interesting this kind of linkshare, please SUBSCRIBE with RSS. Thanks!


How Browser Fingerprinting Works by Kev Quirk

"...even if a site isn't using cookies, browser fingerprinting can still be used to track you."

A look at Ubuntu Mate 19.10 Beta video by Joe Collins

A not so short review of the newest version of Ubuntu Mate beta.

Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All by OMGUbuntu

They reversed the light theme of the latest Ubuntu, coming in October. I personally think that Ubuntu is not that relevant anymore, so it's just laughable, how they are fed up about a simple theme change. Of couse that's what you get when you stop developing your own desktop environment... xD

7 tech executives who raise their kids tech-free or seriously limit their screen time by Business Insider

"From digital curfews to banning devices at the dinner table, here is a list of seven tech giants and how they raise their kids with little to no technology."

China unveils 500 megapixel camera that can identify every face in a crowd of tens of thousands - Telegraph UK

"Listening with millions of ears, watching with ten thousand of eyes." - Person of Interest never seemed more relevant.

Mechanical keyboards

The zen of mechanical keyboard wiring - by

"Only the most dedicated people are willing to put in the time and effort required to design and assemble their own custom board, and as you might imagine, we’ve featured a number of such projects here on Hackaday in the past."

Mechanical keyboard with a handle - Taekeyboards.

Weird layout for a keyboard, that's for sure. I personally wouldn't use it, but you might want to take a look.

Podcast recommendation

Libre Lounge

"Libre Lounge is a podcast where we casually discuss various topics involving user freedom, crossing free software, free culture, network and hosting freedom, and libre hardware designs. We discuss everything from policy and licensing to deep dives on technical topics... whatever seems interesting that week. Sometimes we even have guests!"


Trailer: The War of the Worlds by BBC One.

BBC's latest adaptation of H.G.Well classic 'The War of the Worlds'. Almost in the correct time period, but definitely in the correct place! As much as I know this is the first adaptation, since the Spielberg movie, 14 years ago. It will be a three-part series, so let's hope it will follow the original as closely as possible.

First episode is coming on the 6th October, and it will be weekly. Thank god, so we can talk about it on the internet, and not give in the binge watch crazyness.

Bonus videos: Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds musical and Lindsay Ellis: Independence Day vs The War of the Worlds - the later analyze what went wrong with Spielberg's movie, in great detail and worth watching it.

Joker and the histerical reactions, only in America - by me!

It's my own post about the frustrating situation about the anti-Joker media. It's almost like they want something bad happen, so they could just say "we told you so".

Go see the movie on opening weekend, and enjoy the work of talented people!


What does a healthy plant based diet look like? - Plant Proof podcast

"As usual this episode is about clearing confusion, breaking down the science and giving you practical tips to walk away with that hopefully allow you to lead a healthier, more sustainable & happier lifestyle."

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