Yesterday’s News 3-23-2018

I drafted before 12

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March 24, 2018

In Case You Thought About Sleeping, Ever - Dangerous Minds has a story about a shrine to a drowned child using discarded dolls in Mexico.

Quantum Possibilities- Though Quantum Physics lives mostly as an excuse for every New Age bullshit belief, it is still serious science. Adam Becker lays out the several possibilities for the unsolved . . .

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Yesterday’s News 3-22-2018

Can we get Google to ask TensorFlow to scan the Internet for terrible hot takes?

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March 22, 2018

Green AI - Granted, we spend a lot of time talking about the various ways that AI is going to kill us all, here is it being used for something positive. Google's TensorFlow is being used to help listen for the sounds of deforestation. I assume that some people think that an always listening AI is dystopian enough for some people.

GDC . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-21-2018

This prattle is also backed up by the Internet Archive, albeit with much less fanfare.

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March 21, 2018

The Norse Worshipped Assholes - The New Yorker reviews Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology which came out in paperback recently. If you wanted more proof of genre fiction's ascendency, Neil Gaiman discussed in the New Yorker is about as good as it gets.

Typography Of Astronomy - I Love Typography looks at the designs in classical astronomy . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-20-2018

This Post Brought To You By The Clickiest Of Keyboards

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March 20, 2018

Cue The Alarmists - By now most people have shared their terrible take on this sad event, ranging from a condemnation of Uber to out and out calls for a ban on self-driving cars. Considering the state of discourse and news in our society, I assume that most of this will be forgotten by the time Uber releases what actually happened.

Going Out . . .

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The Dialogues: Conversations About the Nature Of The Universe

By Clifford V Johnson

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March 20, 2018

I am always a sucker for comic books about unconventional subjects. I have tons of Icon books “Introducing” series, as well as the comic biography of Bertrand Russell, Logiccomix. Dialogues is the ambitious project of Clifford V Johnson, a physics teacher from USC. He taught himself to draw just to complete this book.

Each of the eleven . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-19-18

Insert witty Rick and Morty reference here.

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March 19, 2018

Further Down The Rabbit Hole - While I think that the Russia story makes the last election palatable for the media, I think there's a lot more to how Trump's campaign exploited social media with or without the help of Kremlin boogymen. Cory Doctorow has said that companies like Facebook don't have any idea how to handle the . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-16-2018

Some more night shifts really made it This Week's News.

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March 16, 2018

When Tariffs Work - Considering the outrage around Trump's plans for tariffs, it isn't hard to find any favorable coverage. Hell, even the American Thinker just framed it as his marriage of populism with traditional conservatism, not a stunning endorsement. FiveThirtyEight has a mild defense of the tariffs using Reagan's tariff on . . .

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