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 . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-09-2018

It's less impressive that I make this website solo

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-04-2018

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

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

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 . . .

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You Are Your Own Bot

How We Poison Our Own Discourse

MikeNM

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April 03, 2018

No news today, I really didn't have much time to dig into the feeds so you will end up with more links for tomorrow. I did want to think about the continued fervor over the Facebook data schemes at Cambridge Analytica, and the idea that this swung the election. Turns out that the story may have been overblown.

It makes a pleasing . . .

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Yesterday’s News 4-02-2018

This daily-ish feature is comprised entirely of my RSS finds.

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 02, 2018

Machine Driven Drug Development - Can machines be trained to synthesize drugs just as efficiently as they were taught to play chess? That question is more complicated than it seems.

Get Yourself An RSS Reader - The best thing about RSS is that you choose what you read. No algorithmic surfacing of stuff you might care about. You just . . .

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