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Friday, 27 January 2023

How “Battle Royale” Took Over Video Games

quote [ In the past, this straightforward voyeurism has occasionally been paired with political critique. ]

some nice writeup from Simon Parkin. Some people commented that this left out other and earlier references but seeing that it's Parkin this most likely happened for coherence.

full in extended for people who don't have little JS-blocker toggle extensions against paywalls (here's an untested one for ios: StopTheScript).

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:23pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Why do British people love to abbreviate things? An investy g

quote [ Brb, having a menty b about the cozzie livs x ]

Entertaining stories about UK language.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:10pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Here's Why Craigslist Still Looks the Same After 25+ Years

quote [ I'll challenge the premise that the idea of simplicity has changed. ]

Cool interview, very relatable!
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 21 January 2023

The $2 Per Hour Workers Who Made ChatGPT Safer

quote [ The story of the workers who made ChatGPT possible offers a glimpse into the conditions in this little-known part of the AI industry, which nevertheless plays an essential role in the effort to make AI systems safe for public consumption. ]

The toxic moderation jobs that have to be endured in these employments are probably way worse than bad wages.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@8:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

The science of why you have great ideas in the shower

quote [ A key factor: The activity needs to last long enough “to present the opportunity to get into a different mode of thinking that we usually guilt ourselves out of,” Christoff explains. “We need to become relaxed enough mentally in order to not try to be productive or reach some goal. With habitual activities we engage in with some regularity, we don’t feel guilty about letting our minds wander—that’s when the mind can reach new places.” ]

Eureka! Give me 10 more minutes.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:35amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Guccifer, the Hacker Who Launched Clinton Email Flap, Speaks Out After Nearly a Decade Behind Bars

quote [ Despite having essentially zero technical skills — he gained access to accounts largely by guessing their password security questions — Lazar knew the fundamental truth that people love reading the private thoughts of powerful strangers. ]

Looks like way more losers than winners in this affair.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:02pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

De La Soul Talk Finally Coming to Streaming and Digital Platforms

quote [ As outsiders, a lot of those conversations seem to focus on the ultimate goal of acquiring the masters. But for you guys, it sounds like acquiring the masters is where everything began, not where it started. ]

… mirror mirror on the wall

thumb is announcement video. They sure pour some marketing into this. Remember when they distributed their catalog via a Dropbox link?

Also: not now but in a month.
[SFW] [music] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@3:58pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Plant of the Month: Yerba Mate

quote [ The world’s second-largest importer of mate today is Syria, which prompted the country’s Central Bank to include mate among essential commodities supported for import. ]

Thought this was more common in the US. You could push sales in the Polish management simulation Yerba Mate Tycoon.

Or switch to hacker soda if you're in Europe.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:28pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

The Order of the Good Death

quote [ Let’s be honest, “funeral industry reform” is not a fun, sexy topic for advocacy.
To help you make accurate and informed decisions about death, dying, and funerals, we’ve created a wide variety of resources grounded in accurate facts, science, and history. ]

Advocating for death positivity since 2011 or so.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@2:48pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Meta prohibited from use of personal data for advertising

quote [ The decision means that Meta must allow users to have a version of all apps that does not use personal data for ads within three months. ]

Let's see how this plays out.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:09pmGMT] [12 comments]

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