Mathematical!

My NumWorks arrived and now I can Python everywhere!

You know how video ads, video interstitials in online articles, have been getting more and more popular over the last few years?

That's because Facebook told everybody that people paid a lot of attention to video ads.

Turns out, THAT's because Facebook desperately wanted advertisers to buy the more-expensive video slots (instead of plain text or images) and falsified their viewing metrics, sometimes by a factor of /nine hundred/:

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

@KnowPresent especially for you (and other #screenless readers) we made a nice print layout for solar.lowtechmagazine.com articles

The Engineer in the #Google vs. #Uber ‘Stolen Tech’ Case Really Was Terrible. Modified self driving #car software to travel in unauthorised areas. Caused major accident injuring a Google executive. Serious issues this bloke has.
jalopnik.com/the-engineer-in-t

"We prefer pocket servers to those in the clouds"
"Networks Of One's Own is a para-nodal periodic publication that is itself collectively written in a network. [...] The series aims to document a set of tools, experiences, ways of working that are diverse in terms of their temporality, granularity and persistence."
The incredibly well documented hybrid publication and manual and executable networksofonesown.constantvzw. is released.

Interested in studying the history of Unix through a git repository, covering the period from its inception in 1970 to 2017?

github.com/dspinellis/unix-his

#unix #history #freebsd

The Automation Charade

The rise of the robots has been greatly exaggerated. Whose interests does that serve?

logicmag.io/05-the-automation-

Does anyone else find it odd that most of our TV shows (or AmazDisneyStreamFlix whatever you young sconies watch these days)... that most of the shows are about bureaucrats with guns? And that most of them have a really shitty work-life balance.

20GB+ of completely free reference photos. Use 'em for commercial or personal projects. No attribution required.

gum.co/reference

Bacillaria¹ are nature's suprematists². The single-celled algae form colonies in perfect tidy rows which extend and contract rhythmically, as if they were designed by Malevich.

1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillar
2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supremat

Can contemporary art cater to the needs of the everyday man?

I totally love the #podcast series called 'Articles of interest' broadcast on #99percentinvisible
It's about clothing, on standards, rules and regulations. Plaid, tartan and slavery... And much more.

99percentinvisible.org/categor

Sofya Glebovna, aufstrebende Filmtheoretikerin und Netzkünstlerin, such oder Zimmer in . Höchstens 750 EUR warm, im Westen wäre gut.

Meldet Euch doch bei mir falls ihr von einer Gelegenheit wisst.

If you're in this weekend, don't miss the Vintage Computing Festival¹. Admission is Free!

1. vcfb.de/2018/

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