Beach vacation coming to a close, just finished the second of my two beach reads.
Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang. Short story collection with a wide range of entertaining and thought provoking ideas.
The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet! by John Green. A touching collection of short essays on life and the world.
Both are highly recommended.
Good job, Amazon.
“Elderly woman hit with recurring subscription after asking voice assistant to say the Hail Mary https://boingboing.net/2022/05/31/elderly-woman-signed-up-for-recurring-subscription-after-asking-voice-assistant-to-say-the-hail-mary.html
Pretty happy to release Wolvic 0.9.6 today https://wolvic.com/blog/release_0.9.6/. After weeks of hard work I believe this is a true step forward for the WebXR browser ecosystem. I'd highlight...
In the "making lemonade from lemons" depth: I couldn't ever get a decent RTX 3000 card at a decent price, due to supply ... and now it looks like the RTX 4000's are set to arrive soon. And they look WAY faster.
So, hopefully I can get one, and just skip the 3000!
Nicholas Weaver: ‘Cryptocurrency Should “Die in a Fire”’ https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why-this-computer-scientist-says-all-cryptocurrency-should-die-in-a-fire/
The challenge for BM is to do anything significantly worse than the real world these days … 🙄
“Netflix's Black Mirror is reportedly returning for a sixth season https://www.engadget.com/netflix-black-mirror-season-six-142210292.html?src=rss
The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
The Internet proper as a technological & cultural interconnection of truly different networks of people & their ideas remains out of reach.
Maybe it peaked, regardless we must take it back, as netizens, citizens, governments and even companies with an actual mission.💪🧠🔗
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