@bgcarlisle might be something in there about AI - I wrote this a while back, but there's a good argument to be made that at the end of Portal 2 Cave Johnson is alive, for certain values of "alive": exple.tive.org/blarg/2011/10/1

@bgcarlisle "Remember: The Aperture Science Bring Your Daughter to Work Day is the perfect time to have her tested."

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ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.

Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.


#GAFAM #GAFA #amazon

(via everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )

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Academic book that I could write that might actually be fun, but idk about the copyright-type issues:

The research ethics of Aperture Laboratories

It would be an intro to research ethics that takes cues from the flagrant ethical issues that are caricatured in the Portal games to discuss the major topics in research ethics and eventually tie them in to real-world examples

It would be aimed at a popular audience, but usable as an into university course textbook

When you come to the museum for a greater appreciation of the world’s antiquities but all you can think of is the meme potential.

@avolkov the Pixel Qi screens were magical. The OLPC keyboards were some of the worst keyboards ever made.

Sartorialists of Mastodon, a question: I had to go to a dressier meeting the other day, and my fall weight blazer was a bit much. If I’m looking for a summer weight blazer, preferably in a technical fabric and ideally something that doesn’t result in me looking like I’ve been tasked with the defence of retail commerce, what are my options?

The number one reason I want a laptop with an e-ink screen is so that I can work outside on days like today.

Lazyweb: Summer weight blazer, technical fabric, clean lines, does not make the wearer look like they've been tasked with mall security. Any ideas?

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Dying @ this anecdote from Andrew Thaler on birbsite:

“Six years ago today, I walked into the techiest tech-bro bar in San Fransisco, positioned myself obnoxiously into a group of Dudes Wearing Google Glass, and loudly said "Ok Google, Call Mom."

It was magical.

How were you radicalized against pervasive technology?”

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RT @SwedeRobotFish@twitter.com
I just realised the DVD I have also has the Danish dub of MTMTE. I was not fucking prepared for Danish Starscream.

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I see a lot of recruiters saying "we didn't hire that person, and they had a huge success in a different company, we should have hired them". Which is all kinds of wrong.
It's not like success is something that's hidden inside a person that you can somehow detect while sifting through thousands of candidates, discarding the ones that don't have it.
Success is all about the chances that person has been given, the motivation, the teamwork, the mentoring, the trust, the resources — not some hidden talent.

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I bike almost all the time so I guess I never notice but holy shit, driving in Toronto is terrible.

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Here's some @bsdcan swag, quoting #fmjail. I'll have a few, available to worthy parties while supplies last.

If you're on bsd.network, you're probably worthy.

I feel compelled to tag @jpmens, though...

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