George Orwell's 1946 essay A Nice Cup of Tea is a rationing-era masterpiece of beverage geekery. Orwell sets out 11 iron-clad principles of tea-brewing (four of which he considers ""acutely controversial"), including an injunction against teabags or "other devices to imprison the tea" ("one can swallow tea-leaves in considerable quantities without ill effect"). My British wife thoroughly approved of this 65-year-old wisdom, and she should know.
Rot8000 is the unicode equivalent of Rot13, a formal version of the classic Ceasar Cipher in which messages are encrypted simply by cycling the characters half-way through the given alphabet. By cycling them half-way again, you get back to the original message. Daniel Temkin's implementation works very well. While rot13 is the self-inverse for a… READ THE REST
Reuters reports that the Lithuania's state-run cybersecurity department is warning people who have Xiaomi phones to get rid of them because they have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such as "Free Tibet", "Long live Taiwan independence" or "democracy movement." From Reuters The capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software had been… READ THE REST
Perhaps cartoons will convince people, as science seems to have failed. READ THE REST
Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies. Whether we're taking a midday nap or tucking in for the night, it's quite literally how we recharge and "clean" our minds from the stresses of the day. However, sometimes we don't get the proper rest we need due to improper… READ THE REST
There are lots of gizmos and gadgets for your computer out there these days, from ergonomic standing desks to fantastic apps that make daily tasks way easier. But when it comes to products that ensure safety and efficiency, you simply can't afford to ignore them. For your convenience, this fantastically priced bundle gives you access to… READ THE REST
Staying hydrated is no joke — in fact, up to 75% of people are chronically dehydrated, according to this Good Morning America report. And while there seems to be bottled water available just about anywhere these days, forking up a dollar or two each time you need some H20 can really add up. Drinking enough… READ THE REST