A/B Testing gone too far: why putting a chatbot AI in charge of a nation‘s government is a bad idea, in one short and easy lesson.
Also, whatever you think of either him or his platform, Glenn Greenwald has been having a ball trolling the Corbyn-is-electoral-Kryptonite crowd on BirdSite.
Turns out that given the choice for caretaker of their future between the iron eyed headmistress yelling “no supper for you, I say” and the affable if somewhat eccentric uncle toiling in the kitchen, younger people have a marked preference for the latter. Wo would have thought?
Turns out the draftees were not quite as unwitting as projected and told Ms. May where to stick her Brazil reenactment in rather surprising numbers. Well done, I say.
Compliments to Theresa May for aiming for the largest Brazil reenactment yet. How do the unwitting extras feel about it?
Two-part quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1851, via Wolfie Christl on BirdSite. There is only one word changed from the original.
“To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.”
“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by systems who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.” [cont.]
You haven’t lived until you have seen a bunch of septuagenarian Germans giddily moshing to a solo entertainer’s Rammstein medley. For realz.
Apparemment, la Suisse a annexé Bonn sans crier garde. Merci du scoop, Le Monde. http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2017/05/17/les-dossiers-qui-attendent-nicolas-hulot-au-ministere-de-la-transition-ecologique-et-solidaire_5129176_3244.html
At this point, it is safe to say The Drumpf Presidency season 1 is the worst political show on offer. Unbelievable characters, over the top acting, flimsy excuses for a plot – at best. 0/10, do not renew.
“The goal for all ambitious cryptocurrencies is be to be the payment medium of choice in ransomware.”
– Maciej is the king of snark. Pity he is spot on, too. https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/863417294327861248
“So let’s pierce the bullshit and clearly state that these vaunted “hackers” are a relatively unimportant force that can only strengthen genuine trends that already exist in the political realm. The rest is all smoke and mirrors aimed at reinforcing the societal status of technologists, and of protecting the sensivities of “moderate” right-wing voters.”
Why the political hackers and algorithm stories are bullshit – http://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2017/05/why_the_politic.html
The unabashed, totally devoid of any self awareness pathos of most US political commentary would be funny if it wasn’t so grating to my European ears.
(mentally adds “BOF” to own profile)
Yes, I’m sub-tooting. Not going to reduce the chatter to individual cases, because it is a systemic issue.
Handing the nerds the keys to the castle cannot be the alternative to corporate surveillance capitalism. As a demographic, we are too male, white, cis, straight and middle class to be good caretakers. Too young, too, by far, though that does not apply to me.
Looks like Mastodon needs to address the abuse potential both intra and inter instances, like, stat. Otherwise, we’ll end a fossilised shit for social media archaeologists to study.