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๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป Birch Bark Issue 36

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Art

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Music

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A master class in mid-2000s indie rock, and all respect to the rest of their laudable discography, I maintain that this is the best album they've ever put out.
Released just months after their debut record, Los Campesinos hit us with another gem of a record with their incredibly energetic follow-up.
Grimes blew me away with her latest record that came out earlier this year, but her previous record is still my favorite from her. This is the sort of pop music I'm here for.
Links
As the concept of Material started to emerge in October 2013, the team wrestled with difficult, fundamental questions about the system, and its relationship with users.
In addition to a better lens, the 12 Pro Max has the room to pack a new, 47% larger sensor. That means bigger pixels, and bigger pixels that capture more light simply means better photos. More detail in the day, more light at night. That combines with the lens to result in almost twice as much light captured: Apple claims an 87% improvement in light capture from the 11 Pro. Thatโ€™s huge.
While the past few months have delivered a flood of data about the virus, some studies have made it clear that it will take years to make sense of SARS-CoV-2.
Can I get a couple of people to raise your hands and share what you think accessible email is? Anybody?
The traumatic revelation is that all my vain attempts to keep my inbox under control by filing emails in folders are actively making me less productive. It apparently takes up 10% of the time spent on emails (ie, 10% of our lives) to do this filing. Worse, apparently our filing efforts do nothing to improve the speed at which we can re-find emails when needed.
As of October 6th, 2020, the vast majority of these findings have been fixed and credited. They were typically remediated within 1-2 business days (with some being fixed in as little as 4-6 hours).
Advertisers are projected to spend more than $800 million on podcasts in 2020, and companies are devising ways to provide them with data that will persuade them to spend more. The most common tactics include using IP addresses to identify users, adding tracking URLs to ads, and abandoning RSS in favor of proprietary platforms that already track their users.

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