Lynx Roundup, December 29th 2020

Lynx Roundup, December 29th 2020

Amazon conference badges tracked attendees' movements! Colorize and apply formatting to Python print() statements with printy! Uber and Lyft price-gouge customers!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Amazon Conference Badges Tracked Attendees’ Movements
AWS said the data was anonymous and to help understand attendance at certain events.
edraobdu/printy
Printy is lite and cross-platform library that extends the functionalities of the built-in functions print() and input() - edraobdu/printy
‘It’s really over’: Corporate pensions head for extinction as nature of retirement plans changes
Will your retirement savings last for the rest of your life? Lincoln Financial Group, USA TODAY
Uber and Lyft Price-Gouge Customers Trying to Flee Seattle Shooting
The rideshare giants claim that it was an algorithmic mistake. But automation is no excuse for exploitation.
Why violin makers adopted the f-shaped hole | Boing Boing
Why did violins slowly develop f-shaped sound-holes? Because it makes them more acoustically powerful than their ancestors, which had holes shaped liked a circle — as a team of MIT scientists…
Italian hospital needed an $11K part for its ventilators, volunteers 3D printed them at $1 each, original manufacturer threatened to sue | Boing Boing
TechDirt has shared this heartwarming little tale in the face of a global pandemic. A hospital in Bescia needed a special valve for a ventilator which costs US$11,000. Even at that jaw-dropping pri…
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Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.