Yesterday's News 4-11-2018

Turns Out The Replicants Run Mostly In Python

MikeNM

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April 11, 2018

Old Infrastructure Is Insecure Infrastructure - Considering that it would be quite costly to do something like this when the system was developed, it shouldn't be surprising that it is trivial to trigger a broadcast of emergency sirens. Interesting though, and shows why there is no security through obscurity.

Right To Repair - Even if it . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-10-2018

Finally Had A Day With More Links

MikeNM

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April 10, 2018

The Great Filtering - How filter bubbles work, and more information doesn't necessarily make you immune. I like the term epistemic bubble, and defining it against an echo chamber. Echo chambers are actually the more significant problem because even alternate streams of information are undermined. It's not just liberals and . . .

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Waiting For The Big One

Headline chosen entirely for the gratuitous inclusion of a Peter Gabriel song.

MikeNM

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April 10, 2018

In looking at the stories about Macs moving to ARM, I get a weird itch that we're looking at a rumor that will recur until it's eventually correct. It's not a terrible prediction; Apple currently makes their own chips for iOS devices. Windows and Linux both are making moves toward supporting ARM, and ARM chips are . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-09-2018

It's less impressive that I make this website solo

MikeNM

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April 09, 2018

Becoming The Media - Watching Facebook try and figure out how to be a media company is pretty hilarious. They tried swallowing up the entire discourse of modern society without a single thought. It turns out there's more to being the media than chasing the ad buy checks.

Signing Prince - Though I doubt that anyone needed to help him . . .

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Yesterday’s News

Can’t wait for the reboot of Fight Club as a buddy comedy.

MikeNM

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April 06, 2018

What Came First? The Bullshit Or The Laugh Track - In an attempt to ensure that we never have to encounter an original idea again, Disney wants to reboot High Fidelity. Instead of a movie about learning that nostalgia is bullshit, the past is never how we remember it, fear of commitment is just fear of rejection, and making everyone want to . . .

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Yesterday’s News 04-05-2018

MikeNM

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April 06, 2018

Storytelling Through Obfuscation - Kotaku has an excerpt from an interview with a designer from Phantasy Star IV, and deliberate choices to withhold information from players. Forcing them to experiment and explore rather than giving them every bit of information was a design decision.

Power Hour - How a law forcing pubs to close early created . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-04-2018

Okay so there isn't more links, but there is another essay tomorrow.

MikeNM

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April 04, 2018

Is it Kosher To Automate? - This article is interesting, another cool find via 99PI, but it leads me to wonder if you precoded everything on Thursday night for your Sabbath could you just carry on with your normal routine? Your past self-automated everything the day before, so you aren’t technically doing any work.

Question Everything, . . .

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