In my column this week, I write about biometrics giant NEC's new research for including untagged images into facial rec databases.
this makes the pipeline from online images > facial rec database much shorter
We all childishly believed that the arrival of fascism in America would be marked by armed paramilitaries loyal to a racist strongman descending on cities with "WE'RE FASCIST" signs, but in reality it's that without the signs
just do a twitter search for "liberal" and "despise"
A major American city is being softly Pinochet’ed in broad daylight. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a33347230/portland-oregon-protesters-detained/
i feel like it's not even hyperbole to call a trump toadie that's disappearing people in vans a traitor, no?
these are the same motherfuckers who chant "lock her up" because of an email server
Actually you're a traitor who's undermining the foundational values of our country 🖕 #chadwolfresign
Our men and women in uniform are patriots. We will never surrender to violent extremists on my watch.
I, like many many many other New Yorkers, was out after curfew, sometimes protesting said curfew, sometimes just going about my business, and didn't get a summons for it. This is ridiculous: https://gothamist.com/news/mayor-de-blasio-says-1300-new-yorkers-arrested-violating-his-curfew-should-still-face-charges
The cancel culture efforts against the 1619 Project—bullying, harassment and death threats, and now state censure—show how the greater threat to free speech and democracy is from the corrupt class of bigots, anti-science clergy and rightwing extremists.
I guess conservatives only believe in "state's rights" when it benefits them. Chilling.
Militarized Federal Agents from a patchwork of outside agencies have begun policing Portland (in rented minivans vans) without the explicit approval of the mayor, the state, or local municipalities. This is what that looks like in practice: https://twitter.com/matcha_chai/status/1283328232033411072/video/1
My story on the “Black at Nike” Instagram account that was posting stories about alleged racism inside the brand. The page just mysteriously vanished and Nike says it had nothing to do with it. Instagram confirmed to @firstname.lastname@example.org it did not remove the account https://www.inputmag.com/style/black-at-nike-instagram-account-removed-vanished-racism-diversity-inclusion
what america has cared about for the last two years
SCOOP: There’s a hybrid Bronco coming. Lose your mind accordingly. https://bit.ly/2WqKKAc
A hybrid Bronco? Uh... yes please https://www.inputmag.com/design/the-2021-ford-bronco-sci-fi-ui-confirms-a-hybrid-model-is-coming
god i wish i could read
Here's a set of 832 very large images of reading rooms. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?sort=relevance&search=intitle%3A%22reading+room%22+filetype%3Abitmap+filew%3A%3E3000&title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%22fields%22%3A%7B%22filetype%22%3A%22bitmap%22%2C%22filew%22%3A%5B%22%3E%22%2C%223000%22%5D%2C%22intitle%22%3A%22reading+room%22%7D%7D&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1
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