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Saturday, 21 January 2023

The $2 Per Hour Workers Who Made ChatGPT Safer

quote [ The story of the workers who made ChatGPT possible offers a glimpse into the conditions in this little-known part of the AI industry, which nevertheless plays an essential role in the effort to make AI systems safe for public consumption. ]

The toxic moderation jobs that have to be endured in these employments are probably way worse than bad wages.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@8:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Turner Tunes

quote [ That time Ted Turner tried to compete with MTV by launching a competing music network of his own. It lasted five days longer than CNN+ did. ]

Like my music channel
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 30 December 2022

In the Southeast, power company money flows to news sites that attack their critics

quote [ Alabama Power and Florida Power & Light hired the consulting firm Matrix to help shape their fortunes. Matrix funded six sites that covered politics, filling a void left by the decline of local news. ]

Made it to the power company
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Welcome to Digital Nomadland

quote [ A Portuguese island created a village for remote workers, promising community to the newcomers and prosperity to the locals?then delivered on neither. ]

Stay afloat, like we on a boat, gotta work remote
[SFW] [business] [+3 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:12amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

This map reveals who owns every property in the Bay Area

quote [ To our knowledge, there has never been a centralized database where someone could see who owns any property in the nine-county Bay Area region, making it difficult to investigate connections between the powerful forces that shape the housing market for all. So The Chronicle built one.

Type in your full address, or any Bay Area address, to see who officially owns nearly any building. The map contains data on almost 2.3 million properties registered across the Bay Area?s nine counties, which The Chronicle obtained in summer 2021. ]

We really need a consolidated database like this instead of a county by county property tax website system.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by steele@8:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Nudity comes back to Tumblr, but sexually explicit images still banned

quote [ Users can now label sexy posts as "mature" or having "sexual themes." ]

Tumblr! I mean, wow
[NSFW] [business] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 20 October 2022

Rent Going Up? One Company?s Algorithm Could Be Why.

quote [ Texas-based RealPage?s YieldStar software helps landlords set prices for apartments across the U.S. With rents soaring, critics are concerned that the company?s proprietary algorithm is hurting competition. ]

Basically, landlords are using algorithm services to collude in price fixing. Roper, one of the assholes behind the service Yieldstar, literally got his start in price fixing for airlines and got busted for it back in the 80's only to come back and do it for landlords.
[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by steele@9:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Walmart Now Sells Meth Pipes

quote [ strong and sturdy This is a great gift for family and friends Length: 10cm Thickness: 2mm Material:glass colour:Transparent Package Contents: 20 * glass tube ]

Walmart now slangin meth pipes... This is fine.
[SFW] [business] [+6 WTF]
[by rylex@6:08pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

?Gifs are cringe?: how Giphy?s multimillion-dollar business fell out of fashion

quote [ Generational divide threatens future of tech firm as it seeks approval for $400m takeover by Facebook owner Meta ]

Stay up on the move Giphy
[SFW] [business] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 10 September 2022

How Do You Make the Perfect Toy?

quote [ Fads come and go, but how to create a toy that stands the test of time is the billion-dollar question ]

A perfect toy made by perfect tools
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:22amGMT] [8 comments]

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