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Web Development / Timpone network of local news websites
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:43:49 AM »
As Local News Dies, a (Conservative) Pay-for-Play Network Rises in Its Place - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/18/technology/timpone-local-news-metric-media.html

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Amazon promoted third-party successes after House antitrust report - Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-promoted-third-party-successes-after-house-antitrust-report-2020-10

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Hardware & Technology / You're ugly, fat, & old
« on: October 03, 2020, 05:48:57 PM »
This interactive face recognition tool measures your attractiveness, BMI and age
https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/facial-recognition-sherpa

site:
How normal am I?
https://www.hownormalami.eu/

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Traffic / Global Online Content Consumption Doubled In 2020
« on: September 26, 2020, 10:20:07 PM »
Average daily time spent consuming content is now six hours and 59 minutes, which includes phone, TV, and other forms of digital media.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/09/26/global-online-content-consumption-doubled-in-2020/

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Water Cooler / Shipping container farms
« on: September 26, 2020, 12:09:10 PM »
AP PHOTOS: Former shipping container maker uses them to farm - ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ap-photos-shipping-container-maker-farm-73254921

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Hardware & Technology / Autogen AI: GPT-3
« on: September 25, 2020, 03:29:44 PM »
This extraordinary AI has stunned computer scientists with its writing ability

https://www.fastcompany.com/90554974/this-extraordinary-ai-has-stunned-computer-scientists-with-its-writing-ability

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A college student used GPT-3 to write fake blog posts and ended up at the top of Hacker News - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/16/21371049/gpt3-hacker-news-ai-blog

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Microsoft teams up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3 language model - The Official Microsoft Blog
https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/09/22/microsoft-teams-up-with-openai-to-exclusively-license-gpt-3-language-model/

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Water Cooler / PSA: Don't build huge concave mirrors in the city
« on: September 25, 2020, 02:40:05 AM »
'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-23930675

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Maybe worth posting as Halloween approaches

https://people.com/food/man-dies-from-eating-bag-and-a-half-of-black-licorice-every-day/

Researching it, licorice ingredient Glycyrrhizin is a potent 'potassium binder'.  Glycyrrhizin can cause potassium levels in the body to fall. When that happens, some people experience high blood pressure and/or arrhythmia.

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat? | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/black-licorice-trick-or-treat

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Water Cooler / Halloween meets Covid = Mega Superspreader
« on: September 23, 2020, 06:16:25 PM »
In the US, Halloween has become maybe the largest young adult party event, while we also still drag rugrats through the streets and door-to-door.  But given our poor track record on university and school reopenings, Debbie says the Halloween is going to be a real train wreck.

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