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Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Lotteries We All Lose

quote [ systems designed to reflect and magnify curiosity will tend towards decentralization, towards resistance against the gravity of power even if they aren't consciously counterposed, ideologically, against the power itself. The premise of the genre system was that genres are communities, and so most of its algorithms tried to use fairly simple math to capture the collective tastes of particular communities of music fans. ]

Interesting thoughts by the canned maintainer of Every Noise at Once – now a former Spotify employee – on music recommendation algorithms.
[SFW] [music]
[by Paracetamol@7:05amGMT] [0 comments]

For Sale: Shark Jaw, Tiger Claw, Fish Maw

quote [ With little enforcement or legal culpability, social media helps wildlife trafficking thrive in plain sight. ]

Shark's jaws lock on your spine
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 20 February 2024

SensibleEndowment's 10 year anniversary

quote [ Traditionally, tin or aluminum is meant to commemorate the 10th wedding anniversary. Known for their resilience and inability to rust, they symbolize the durability of your marriage. But if you want to give—or receive—a bit more glamorous of a gift, you might prefer the more modern 10th-anniversary theme of diamonds. ]

Since the last ten years have beaten the spark out of me, I've asked chatGPT to write you a thank you letter. Be sure to thank the handful of folks you see with subscriber badges, they're the ones keeping the site online.

[NSFW] [Meta SE] [+10 Classy Pr0n]
[by steele@3:25pmGMT] [12 comments]

The strange and turbulent global world of ant geopolitics

quote [ Over the past four centuries quadrillions of ants have created a strange and turbulent global society that shadows our own ]

ant music' 'ant music'
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 19 February 2024

Click Around, Find Out

quote [ If we want the indie web to flourish, the very first thing people need to get used to is actually browsing the web again. ]

Well said, that. John Hoare of the Dirty Feed blog.

thumb via Clawmarks
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:05pmGMT] [0 comments]

Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline’s chatbot

quote [ Air Canada appears to have quietly killed its costly chatbot support. ]

Outside Air Canada's gate
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:10amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 18 February 2024

Game Font Forensics

quote [ With all the lavish attention given to the appearance of text, Broussard still managed to famously mis­spell his own name on the title screen ]

Tagged "art" due to being about digital typography.

The quote reminds me of the hastily fixed a Street Fighter cabinet title typo by messing around with spritemaps.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@3:19pmGMT] [2 comments]

The Burgeoning Science of Search and Rescue

quote [ By analyzing reports of people who got off track, researchers are advancing the science of “lost person behavior.” ]

The search and rescue of the person I knew
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 17 February 2024

Eight Decades Ago, a Ship Vanished Into the Depths of Lake Superior. Why Did the Captain Remain Aboard?

quote [ The wreck of the S.S. Arlington has finally been found—but it provides no answers about Captain Frederick Burke's final moments ]

on the rocky banks of Lake Superior
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 16 February 2024

The Ransom Room

quote [ In the northern highlands of Peru lies the historic city of Cajamarca, where the great Inca empire met its demise. It was on this soil that Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro orchestrated the downfall of Inca ruler Atahualpa, capturing him and confining him to a modest chamber adjacent to the grand plaza. In a desperate bid for freedom, Atahualpa promised to fill the chamber once with gold and twice with silver, stacked as high as his outstretched hand could reach. ]

Walk in the room
Holdin the ransom
[SFW] [history] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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