Linked: “Facebook admits to blocking Wikileaks links in DNC email hack”

via NY Post:

Facebook admitted Sunday that it had blocked links to the Wikileaks trove of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee.

In a Twitter post late Saturday, WikiLeaks accused the social media giant of “censorship” and gave its followers an online workaround, saying “try using https://archive.is.”

Living in Facebook’s Silo keeps you uninformed. When their algorithm fails to keep you only seeing happy Disney-Land like posts and shares from your ‘friends’, they straight up start filtering out controversial content.

Linked: “67 Years of Lego Sets”

via Mode Blog:

As an analyst, I turned to data for answers. I found a dataset on Rebrickable (a site that shows you which Lego sets you can build from the sets and pieces you already own), which contained information on the color, number, and type of pieces in each Lego set for the past 67 years. I used Plotly and Mode Python Notebooks to explore the data.

This is wonderful. The findings:

Perhaps not surprisingly, Lego’s color palette has expanded over the decades. Until the 1990s, almost every piece was one of the top ten colors; now only about 80% are.

Technology: Unboxing the Apple Watch Series 2 Space Black

My last Apple Watch was a Series 0 (aka Gen-1) in Space Black Stainless Steel with the Stainless Steel Link Bracelet. Since the band works with this model, I didn’t spend $1099 and re-buy another watch w/ link bracelet. Instead, I picked up an Apple Watch Series 2 Space Black Stainless Steel with the Black Sport Band. Since I already own a black sport band, I’ll be selling my gen-1 Apple Watch in the box with charger and simply selling it with the sport band and keeping my gen-1 link bracelet. I think that’s an acceptable upgrade path especially after seeing on eBay that the Gen 1 Space Black watches + link bracelets are going for about the same price as just buying a new link bracelet MSRP from Apple. The resale value on used bands is non-existent so I’ll save myself some coin.

Anyway, that’s an explanation of why I bought the model that I did. Space Black looks great, the DLC coating is top-notch, the weight of steel over aluminum along with the advantages of scratch-proof sapphire glass have made sticking with Space Black an easy choice. 

Here are some photos:

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 - Space Black Stainless Steel with Sport Band (2016)

Linked: “Looking ahead for WhatsApp”

But by coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them. For example, you might see an ad from a company you already work with, rather than one from someone you’ve never heard of. You can learn more, including how to control the use of your data, here.

Hah.

Hah.

Ha.

The Internet is going to Shit and I don’t mean that lightly. This kind of BS is so rampant right now. You guys keep handing more of your information over the Facebook and see how this ends for you.

I’m just a guy still blogging though. What do I know?