Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures | TechCrunch 

It turns out that many ad providers are offering anti-blocking tech in the form of scripts that produce a variety of “bait” content that’s ad-like — for instance, images or elements named and tagged in such a way that they will trigger ad blockers, tipping the site off. The pattern of blocking, for instance not loading any divs marked “banner_ad” but loading images with “banner” in the description, further illuminates the type and depth of ad blocking being enforced by the browser.

Maybe it’s just me, but when your core business depends on tricking people (and computers), you should probably start looking for a new business. That’s a losing battle.

Historic Beer Birthday: Howard Hughes - Brookston Beer Bulletin 

While not even mentioned in most accounts of his many accomplishments, Hughes also founded the Gulf Brewing Co. on his property used for the Hughes Toll Co. in Houston, Texas, just after prohibition ended. He hired one of the area’s most famous brewers, Belgian-born Frank Brogniez to create their beers, and his Grand Prize ended up becoming the best-selling beer in the state.

What is DockSend? - Help 

Transmit will look at the local path of the file you just dropped, then look at your favorites and say, “Hey, is DockSend enabled for any favorite that uses this Local Path? Oh, here’s one! I’ll connect and upload this file to the specified Remote Path right away!”

US ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as ‘fake news’ | World news | The Guardian 

Hoekstra is then shown clips of him saying: “The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burnt, there are politicians that are being burnt … and yes there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”

Challenged about having called this “fake news”, Hoekstra then went on to deny to Zwart that he had in fact used the phrase “fake news”.

“I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did.”

Up is down. Black is white. You didn’t just read the words you read.

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