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Daftpunk: sample breakdown

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Hong Kong’s Facebook pages disappear following arrests

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Those pages are now gone, along with thousands of anonymous posts sharing gossip, seeking advice, and protesting against government policies. In August, police in Hong Kong arrested two administrators of the Facebook page Civil Servant Secrets on suspicion of sedition, without specifying what content they found problematic. Shortly after the arrests, many other popular pages each with tens of thousands of followers shut down, as people feared becoming the next targets of Hong Kong’s crackdown on dissent.

“We don’t know where the red line is,” the administrator of the CityU Secrets page told Rest of World. Requesting anonymity to avoid being targeted by the authorities.

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Source: rest of world

As time changes… All the (stupid?) things we posted (when we were kids?) on the World Wide Web will come and bite us.

Long gone are the days of the free “underworld-y” internet that existed when I grew up, I know, but few of us realise that all the things we posted on the internet are there, forever, and eventually… It’ll come and haunt us.

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Hardware

Xiaomi purifier hack with NFC tags

It’s been over two years since my last rant.

I can now happily say this NFC tag hack works. No need to hack your purifier like with their previous kit (I almost purchased the kit — but eventually decided against it; was it worth the trouble?).

But these NFC tags are significantly easier to use. After ignoring the “your filter is at 0%” for the past ~6 months, it’s back at 100% with this. Remember to dust off and clean it once in a while (but even if you don’t, the air coming out is still cleaner).

So, entirely, worth it!

Speaking of which — Ikea has a whole new range of cool purifiers (including built-in a table). Quite cool (and sad that it’s come to this with all the pollution)!

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The Rush of Feeling Stressed

When Kevin lost his job at a tech startup during a round of mass layoffs two months ago, he suddenly felt way less stressed. He had spent countless hours as a customer service agent for a health app that rarely worked, fielding angry call after angry call. Now that he was unemployed, the stress disappeared, which, for him, was a problem. He desperately missed the high of the anxiety he experienced from work. “I thought I was depressed, but I think I was just relaxed for the first time and didn’t like it,” the 29-year-old tells me. “All that stress sucked, but it honestly kept me going.”

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DALL-E: Mythical creatures