Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of December 4th…
RIP Every Frame a Painting
Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos have shut down their excellent video series on film, Every Frame a Painting. They wrote about their decision in the form of the script for a final episode that never got made.
Apple Classifies 2011 Mac Mini as Obsolete
Mid 2011 models have officially been classified as vintage or obsolete as of November 30, 2017, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and later obtained by MacRumors. The distinction means that Apple and Apple Authorized Service Providers will no longer repair or service the 2011 Mac mini, given over five years have passed since it was last manufactured, except where required by law.
Winnipeg reveals plan to allow Uber, Lyft to operate alongside taxis as early as March
Initially, the Winnipeg Parking Authority will oversee the vehicle-for-hire bylaw, Wardrop said, noting the city does not have time to create a new special operating agency before provincial ride-hailing legislation kicks in on March 1.
After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters
the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, or about 141 times the distance between the Earth and Sun. This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team commanded the spacecraft to fire a set of four trajectory thrusters for the first time in 37 years to determine their ability to orient the spacecraft using 10-millisecond pulses.
Google bans Android developers from adding lock screen ads
What some of the shadier developers on Google Play have been doing is replacing the existing lock screen, without asking, and showing a screen that can have a big ad slapped onto the lower half.
Bell Leads on Radical Proposal for CRTC-Backed Mandatory Website Blocking System
The plan is to create a new not-for-profit organization (IRPA) similar in structure to the CCTS, which would be responsible for identifying sites to block. The organization’s board would include representatives of rights holders, broadcasters, ISPs, and consumer groups. There is no reference to independent voices or free speech or civil liberties groups.