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> Without it you will try a search or two and depending on what you searched for disappear because it's just not convenient enough to have to load another page every time you want to search.

Nope, I’ll disappear immediately because it’s just not convenient enough to have to install an extension just to maybe try a search or two.


> Is Transit/someone else also looking at the other pain point of buses that is payment processing - trying to get a bus but needing exact change or a fare card is a pain, and I usually just take an Uber instead even if my trip is along a bus route.

In Sydney you can pay for busses with any debit card (or apple pay etc). These systems are available, it’s just a matter of adopting them.


You do see top-left lighting in 'neomorphic' designs nowadays.

The use of bevels has similar attributes to the edge-highlights of win 95, where putting the light from the top can make the left/right edges indistinct.


Does anyone other than design showcase websites use "neumorphic" designs? I have not seen any serious app use it, and it is ugly as hell.


But all else isn’t equal – denser places have less land per house.

With a property tax, the total tax bill increases when you build upward and make the apartment block. If you take a lot with a single home on it, and then stack 9 identical homes on top, the resulting property might be worth 9x as much. That’d mean the renters of that bottom home still have to pay 90% of their old property tax.

With LVT, the tax bill is based on whether you could build up productively, whether or not you actually choose to do so. So if you stack 10 family homes on top of one another, the renters of those homes would pay 1/10th the land tax.

This shifts the relative tax burden toward lots which are less dense than their surroundings. Encouraging infill and discouraging sprawl. If it pushes some to build their single family home in the exurbs so that an apartment block can be built in the suburbs, that’s a net win.


Overly optimistic. If you stack 10 family homes the land is now 10x more valuable and gets taxed accordingly.


If you bring more families into an area, the land around them may become more valuable, but there’s no reason that effect would be localised to the apartment block.

This is the core distinction between LVT and property tax.


That makes no sense. If land affects the value of the land around it then it had to have gone up.

If you put 10 family dwellings on land, then its value is at least that of 10 family dwellings. So each individual renter is somehow paying 1/10th the 10x greater cost. You haven't reduced the LVT by sharing it between the LVT between the renters, they're all paying the same or more.


If you buy a block of land with 10 filled apartments on it, and then you demolish it and leave it vacant, the land still has value.

In theory, it still has whatever value the optimal use would provide.

In reality we don’t have an optimal land use oracle, and valuation techniques would take the vacant lot as a data point suggesting that the area is bad. The assessed land value might decrease a tiny bit – along with that of your entire suburb, and similar regions. But it’s not going to zero.

Similarly, if you take a block of land, put 10 apartments on there, and fill them with renters, you’ll create property value where there was none, but the land value isn’t going to go up 10x.


The library uses the backdrop-filter property to blur the background – in firefox that’s currently under a feature flag.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1578503


It’s more about the network than the phone.

My Pixel 3 can do simultaneous voice and data, because it’s in Australia connecting to GSM based networks.

If it were connecting through CDMA, it could not. CDMA has always been the minority worldwide[0], and is phasing out completely with 4G.

If you’re on a CDMA-using carrier (Eg Verizon) but usually have 4G coverage, you should be able to get simultaneous voice+data by enabling ‘advanced calling’ in the phone’s mobile network settings.

[0] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_mobile_phone_s...


The only changes in the CSS this year are around word-wrapping. If it looks different, something’s changed on your machine


> there's no local vs cloud separation anymore which you can use to delineate what is under your own control

If uploading a perceptual hash of a photo breaks 'local vs cloud separation', the uploading the whole photo in the clear surely does the same.


They do somewhat do that.

2.93GB is for the delta update from 11.5.1.

The full version, which doesn’t try to include only the parts that are needed, is 11.6GB.

My understanding, however, is that it’s done on a per-file basis, and any update to a system library invalidates the dyld shared cache… which is a 2gB file all by itself.


It's quaint to think back on the Tiger days when the final 10.4.11 combo update weighed in at a "whopping" 180MB: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL170


Isn't that cache generated locally though, making it irrelevant to update size?


It was in previous macOS versions but from Big Sur I believe much of the file's contents no longer exist locally as separate files


But do you need to ship that?


Ok.

So iCloud Photos circa 2020 [and Google Photos and Facebook and Dropbox and OneDrive] aren’t a risk you should be willing to take.

This feature doesn’t change anything in that regard; the scanning was already happening.


I literally do not take that risk in 2021. I do, currently, make the reasoned assurance that the computational overhead of pushing changes down to my phone, and the general international security community, are keeping me approximately abreast of whether my private device is actively spying on me (short answer: it definitely is, longer answer: but to what specific intent?)

Apple's new policy is: "of course your phone is scanning and flagging your private files to our server - that's normal behavior! Don't worry about it".


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