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Friday, 17 May 2024

Press, Pause

quote [ Beyond misunderstanding its iPad consumer base, Apple?s infamous ?Crush? ad deeply misunderstands the role of the hydraulic press in meme culture. ]

Can I have my iPad please
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 9 May 2024

Stack Overflow bans users en masse for rebelling against OpenAI partnership

quote [ "[The moderator crackdown is] just a reminder that anything you post on any of these platforms can and will be used for profit. It's just a matter of time until all your messages on Discord, Twitter etc. are scraped, fed into a model and sold back to you."
Stack is not alone in reversing a principled stance on AI for profit; Valve also silently removed its AI-art ban on Steam, allowing over 1,000 AI-powered games to flood the storefront. ]

Oh man, this plays out as one might expect. Wasn't Stackoverflow sold last year or something?
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@9:28amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 28 April 2024

Lay off staff to free cash for AI

quote [ In an interview on the Verge?s ?Decoder? podcast published Monday, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston mounted a zealous argument for the importance of AI while defending his company?s 500-worker layoff in April 2023. The two things are linked, he said, noting that Dropbox?s layoff was largely aimed at freeing up cash to hire more engineers who are skilled in AI. ]

Ah well, at least they explain their reasoning.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 8 March 2024

Many Used Computers are Dirt Cheap Again

quote [ The bottom line is that today's low prices for older, still useful computers make this an excellent buying opportunity. If you have never bought a used computer before, now is the time to purchase the computer you desired years ago but could not afford to buy. ]

Go for it (OST in extended) ? thumb is my favourite curve (wiki).

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:36pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 29 February 2024

The ?Disney adult? industrial complex

quote [ The grown-up Disney superfan has become a much-mocked phenomenon online. But creating these consumers was always part of the corporation?s plan. ]

Hit me,1 adult Disney
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 19 February 2024

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]

Thursday, 15 February 2024

The high cost of Uber?s small profit

quote [ In her paper on algorithmic wage discrimination, Dubal called what companies like Uber do ?the cruelty of hope.? ]

Some evil business reading.
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 31 December 2023

Rite Aid Banned From Facial Recognition Tech After 'Reckless' Use

quote [ Rite Aid's technology led to an innocent 11-year-old girl being searched. ]

Take you to the Rite Aid
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 14 December 2023

Interference Wars

quote [ The electric vehicle finds itself in the middle of the big debate over the future of AM radio. Could the AM dial get pushed off to the side? ]

You can hear the music on the AM radio
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:14amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Slamming Into Painted Boulders

quote [ In the wake of the near-cancellation of yet another film, the creative community calls out Warner Bros. Discovery?s warped priorities. ]

Heard ya trap was failing like that acme
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [1 comment]

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