How a wily Californian beat Google and Facebook’s influence operation https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/15/17691004/california-data-privacy-law-alastair-mactaggart-regulation
looks about right to me
a good read on the origins of the police
"Has Bezos Become More Powerful In DC Than Trump? - There’s a new scandal quietly unfolding in Washington. It involves the world’s richest man, President Trump’s favorite general, and a $10 billion defense contract. And it may be a sign of how tech giants and Silicon Valley tycoons will dominate Washington for generations to come." #Amazon
In Private Meeting, Facebook Exec Warns News Outlets to Cooperate or End Up Dying in 'Hospice' | "Anyone who does care about news needs to understand Facebook as a fundamental threat."
Fantasizing Priest Accidentally Turns Communion Wafer Into Body Of Altar Boy https://www.theonion.com/fantasizing-priest-accidentally-turns-communion-wafer-i-1828359871 #vol54issue33 #religion #news
@dthompson So Lux is really cool! It's basically "big-bang for grownups" (where big-bang is Racket's builtin game engine for middle schoolers).
The answer to "does it use opengl" is "yes, optionally" but not in the way most game engines say that. The core of the functional game engine actually doesn't specify the input/output system, which is provided by a "chaos". One chaos comes bundled which uses Racket's canvas drawing and GUI input events, but you can plug in others
It's 8pm here. Self challenge which I'll live blog: can I implement a version of tetris in Racket by 10pm? Let's see if I can... I'm gonna live blog it here.
"She noticed that her Android phone prompted her to rate a shopping trip to Kohl's, even though she had turned Location History off."
Yeah, I've gotten that myself. According to AP, Google still tracks your location, even if you've turned that setting off.
Interested in #OpenSource cameras?
Check this out!
Manual control for a #raspberrypi camera by MaggPi from @publiclab
You probably radically underestimate:
- How much you know that other people don't.
- How valuable it is for you to publish it.
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