Link Post - Roman Geeks

MikeNM

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August 06, 2018

Mental Floss - Archeologists try and determine the use of a Roman bronze dodecahedron. The article posits a few possibilities, but I like the idea of a game: Roman geeks leaving their detritus behind for us to figure out how to play.

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Link Post - Fake News Wars And Regulation

MikeNM

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August 06, 2018

Monday Note - The fact that this article closes with the idea that EU's failure to regulate Facebook is at the center of the problem betrays the short-sighted way we are approaching this problem. Moving the burden of determining the "accuracy" of news sources to a corporation is an inadequate solution, but not as terrible as . . .

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Link Post - Why The Web Doesn't Work For You

MikeNM

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August 03, 2018

Pixel Envy - This is a great essay on why despite our tech being better the web always seems kinda crappy. TL;DR version is that analytics and tracking have turned all your network and computing speed against you.

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Link Post - Landscape Books

MikeNM

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August 03, 2018

Washington Post - Vlog brother, Crash Course creator, and bestselling author of Lifetime stories for young adults John Green is experimenting with tiny versions of his titles. There have been a lot of experiments in publishing to reassert the book as a physical object, to ensure it isn't just something you can replicate on a phone or . . .

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Link Post - Taking Heads For The Culture War

MikeNM

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August 03, 2018

Whatever - Scalzi makes some good points here, but I feel that his criticism is a little narrow. This isn't one of those "both sides" things, I just think that the culture war combines with social media in a way that encourages people to be their worst selves in pursuit of winning. I shared out an episode of You Are Not So Smart . . .

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Link Post - Apple Ends Affiliate Program

MikeNM

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August 02, 2018

Touch Arcade - Though I put a lot of affiliate links on here, this isn't a business that people rely on to pay rent. It's barely a business. Touch Arcade has done more to legitimize mobile gaming as more than freemium gimmicks, and seeing them go would be a big loss. Until the Ad market gets healthier and safer, I'm not sure what . . .

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Link Post - Innovation In Population Control

Like all good supervillains, Elon lets you beat yourself.

MikeNM

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August 02, 2018

Ars Technica - Considering that Autopilot has already taken out people who thought going 70 was a good time to start watching Harry Potter movies, this should really help rack up the body count of people obsessed with doing everything but driving.

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