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Monday, 24 February 2020

Jokes I’ve Told That My Male Colleagues Didn’t Like

quote [ My co-worker asked me why I seem so tense. I asked him why he was massaging my shoulders. ]

Still funny w/o the Bloomberg backgound.
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:07pmGMT] [10 comments]

Sunday, 23 February 2020

People Born Blind Are Mysteriously Protected From Schizophrenia

quote [ "If you're born blind, your brain basically from an early age takes over the visual part of the brain to do other things," Silverstein said. "And that's thought to be the reason why some of these auditory, attentional, and body-representation skills are a little more developed in people who were born blind than other people." ]

So take a look at me now
Well there's just an empty space
[SFW] [health] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:58amGMT] [1 comment]

Fax on the beach: The story of the audacious, totally calamitous iPad of the '90s

quote [ AT&T's EO Personal Communicator was going to change everything. Too bad nobody cared. ]

Fax on the beach and sticky rubber casings. Also, a lot of 90s tech biz talk.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@6:54amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 21 February 2020

Our climate journey through Norway

quote [ In Norway, way up by the Arctic circle, global warming is already affecting people and nature. Here's how. ]

It is a bit cynical for a website condeming global warming to load about 100MB of images (+ buffering extra video) to tell that story.
For your conscience, here's a text-only version in the extended.

… and: damn, three posts in a row. Sorry.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:23pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friend of a Friend: The Facebook That Could Have Been

quote [ the problem in 2004, at least for savvy webizens and technology columnists aware of all the latest sites, was not the lack of alternative social networks but instead the proliferation of them. Given that problem—so alien to us now—one can see why it made sense to pursue a single standard that promised to make the proliferation of networks less of a burden. ]

I'm gonna get myself connected / I ain't gonna go blind

thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by Paracetamol@9:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Does Copyright apply to AI-generated works?

quote [ The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants.” What is left open to wide interpretation is the role of human intervention. In the case of AI, so the argument goes, there is human intervention in the design of the algorithms, in their training, and in their post-algorithm curation. ]

Thanks to a monkey selfie we got bot copyright laws.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:17amGMT] [13 comments]

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Let Them Eat Tech | Dissent Magazine

quote [ A new generation of Democratic Party politicians burst onto the national scene at the height of this crisis. These “New Democrats” or “Atari Democrats” went to great lengths to distance themselves from the party’s traditional associations with the industrial manufacturing sector and its powerful labor unions, shifting their focus to relentless high-tech growth instead.
By the time Bill Clinton returned to Whiteville in 2016, the area had long since attained the broadband internet access it once sorely lacked. But, if anything, the economic fortunes of the community had only worsened since his first visit sixteen years earlier. ]

That was interesting. And a global problem that one.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@10:06amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 17 February 2020

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook

quote [ when employees analyzed the data, they discovered something amazing. Even as hundreds of thousands of users expressed their disapproval of News Feed, their behavior indicated the opposite. People were spending more time on Facebook. Even the anger against News Feed was being fueled by News Feed, as the groups organizing against it went viral because Facebook told you when your friends joined the uprising.
Zuckerberg seemed to take a lesson from his first public crisis, possibly the wrong one. He had pushed out a product with serious privacy issues—issues his own people had identified. Yes, a crisis did erupt, but quick action and a dry-eyed apology defused the situation. People wound up loving the product. ]

Pretty close account. Indicates that, since 2016, the man seeks a way out.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:21amGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 15 February 2020

The Human Cost of Recycled Cotton | The Craftsmanship Initiative

quote [ Organic, recycled, or synthetic: as the fashion industry scrambles to find more sustainable textiles, what's the future of cotton? ]

Good roundtrip through methods of recycling fabrics. In the old days, one would have milled paper out of it.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:08pmGMT] [0 comments]

You Should Be Eating More Canned Fish

quote [ Think of it as oceanic charcuterie ]

Sorry, its Medium. Growing up, even canned peas and corn were treated as a delicacy. That has changed a bit, fortunately.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:46pmGMT] [7 comments]

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