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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

Amazon promoted third-party successes after House antitrust report - Business Insider

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

How normal am I?

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.

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

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


A college student used GPT-3 to write fake blog posts and ended up at the top of Hacker News - The Verge


Microsoft teams up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3 language model - The Official Microsoft Blog

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

Maybe worth posting as Halloween approaches

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

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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