The reset process for GE "smart" lightbulbs is fantastic. Modern technology is incredible. I think my favourite part of this is that someone realised how awful this process was and that they needed to change it, but only made the entire thing worse. #InternetOfShit
Now *this* is a good use of research into artificial intelligence!
Deepfake algorithms can now take a single photo of you and animate it to make you say anything. The thought occurs, why are we doing this? What are the possible positive results of this research and technology? Or are we just doing it to see if we can?
London police arrest man who covered face during public facial recognition trials https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/london-police-arrest-man-who-c.html
Transphobia, Disappointment -
Such a lovely day, and I am now deflated and disappointed with humanity again.
This is a great long read in the Times Higher about the current state of English studies across the English speaking world, behind a paywall alas. Very timely and relevant for me as I'm starting to seriously consider the dreaded and oft delayed doctorate.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/rabbit_isle_bot/status/1124221732577923072
I’m shocked at this news, shocked I tell you!
Isn’t modern science amazing?
Review of Caroline Criado Perez's book, Invisible Women, about how women are disadvantaged by data bias, with a focus on what the book covers in relation to the higher education sector. Added to reading list.
In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.
And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.
Back up your accounts!
And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. https://archive.org
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