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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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 part of . . .

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Yesterday’s News 4-02-2018

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

MikeNM

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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 select . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-30-2019

No Entry Yesterday, I had One Story From Wednesday.

MikeNM

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March 30, 2018

Don’t Launch, Patch - US Gamer has an article on how No Man’s sky typifies the way that game snow launch in shambles and through patches are evolved to be better.

Old Timey Buzz - Cassina was the morning buzz of choice for the Americas before Coffee and Tea. Atlas Obscura investigates why it hasn't survived.

Real-Time Geology - Real . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-28-2018

A bit heavy on debunking today

MikeNM

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March 28, 2018

Traditional Fake News - Proliferation of our and out fake news is rare, more often it plays out like this story from Motherboard. Something is taken out of context, most often because someone wants to advance an agenda. Hand-wringing over Russian bots misses the fact they exploit our own tendency to believe before we verify. I think the best . . .

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