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Monday, 18 June 2018

Politicians, about to vote in favor of mandatory upload filtering in Europe, get channel deleted by YouTube's upload filtering

quote [ Perhaps this will cause them to reconsider next week’s vote, which they have announced they will support: the bill that will make exactly this “arbitrary, political, and unilateral” upload filtering mandatory all across Europe. ]

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4 Funny]
[by arrowhen@5:01pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 15 June 2018

Judge says "literal but nonsensical" Google translation isn't consent for police search

quote [ The ruling is not hugely consequential, but it is indicative of the evolving place in which translation apps find themselves in our lives and legal system. ]

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@11:43pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


quote [ Aristo is a system designed to answer grade school level science questions in multiple choice format. Aristo may not perform well with questions of other types or about other topics. ]

It was understandably cagey when I asked when the robot uprising would begin.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@12:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 11 June 2018

I Now Pronounce You Legally Null and Void

quote [ On archaic marriage laws—and those who found loopholes in them. ]

[SFW] [history] [+1 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@7:46pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Why does a spray bottle work?

quote [ I took apart a simple spray bottle to see how it kept fluid flowing only in one direction from the reservoir to the nozzle. It does so with simple check valves made of two pieces of plastic, a spring, and a small sphere. It’s a simple way to solve a tricky problem. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Insightful]
[by arrowhen@4:48pmGMT] [15 comments]

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Psychologist Says "Just Do it!" As Research Shows You Will Regret it if You Don't

quote [ Our most enduring regrets are the ones that stem from our failure to live up to our ideal selves, according to new research. ]

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@6:26pmGMT] [20 comments]

Monday, 4 June 2018

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

quote [ The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections. ]

Article text in extended.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by arrowhen@8:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Remembering When Only Barbarians Drank Milk

quote [ "Butter eater" was once a terrible insult. ]

[SFW] [food & drink] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@5:10pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Michael Jackson Estate Turns The "Fair Use" Tables on Disney

quote [ “Apparently, Disney’s passion for the copyright laws disappears when it doesn’t involve its own intellectual property and it sees an opportunity to profit off of someone else’s intellectual property without permission or payment,” the complaint reads. ]

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+8 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:15pmGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Ted Dabney, video gaming pioneer, dies at 80

quote [ Co-founded Atari and developed Computer Space ]

[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by arrowhen@9:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

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