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Wednesday, 10 August 2022

To Uncover a Deepfake Video Call, Ask the Caller to Turn Sideways

quote [ There is an interesting vulnerability in video deepfakes that, to date, has been generally overlooked by the security research community, perhaps because 'live', real-time deepfakes in video calls have not been a major cause for concern until very recently. ]

I love how they didn't choose a clickbait title.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@1:09pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Russia Backs Europe’s Far Right

quote [ “Perfect! Grazie Alexey! Send us amendments to the text, so we can make the ‘good fight,’” he answered. ]

Joint effort of several European outlets. Nothing surpising on those parties, mind.
[SFW] [politics]
[by Paracetamol@2:31pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 7 August 2022

The History of 'Ampersand'

quote [ Remember this article at your next dinner party. ]

Muffled latin descriptions.
[SFW] [literature] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 5 August 2022

The Internet Origin Story You Know Is Wrong

quote [ Underlying many of the problems we associate with social media are failures of creativity and care. ]

This compares the maintenance of BBSes with criticism of current platforms.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 4 August 2022

How far can you go by train in 5h?

quote [ This map shows you how far you can travel from each station in Europe in less than 5 hours. ]

fun way to spend the afternoon. Note that this keeps loading data for each station.

Takes some time to get into the two-digit megabyte range though.
[SFW] [travel]
[by Paracetamol@12:03pmGMT] [4 comments]



Wednesday, 3 August 2022

‘This music was for us and by us, and that was very powerful’

quote [ “I always disliked the term Asian underground,” Sawhney says. “The whole idea of the movement was that cultural change could occur and that Asians would feel they have a relevance and identity within the wider culture […].“ ]

Right. The Outcaste samplers were gold though.

[SFW] [music] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@2:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

In Poland, People Are Roleplaying as Americans

quote [ This is a red neck party. (Which technically is American lol) but only a select group of people. Americans have parties where they dress up to make fun of these people too! ]

LARPING in the Polish woods. Quote is from the comments.

[SFW] [people] [+6]
[by Paracetamol@11:20amGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 1 August 2022

"Lakk Nu Hilla" - Su Real, GD 47, J Trix, General Zooz, Dutty Deedz

quote [ “Lakk Nu Hilla” means “shake your hips” in Punjabi. ]

It's Su Real throwing various collaborations in one production. The video supposedly copies Eric Wareheim.

Also, his birthday party in Dheli is coming up – if you're around.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@1:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 30 July 2022

Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Underwear

quote [ But don’t worry / Everybody’s still hung up in it ]

listened to this the other day. From '61.
[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by Paracetamol@9:15pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 29 July 2022

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a free-form 2D brawler with a unique sense of melancholy

quote [ As it happens, the story behind the game is as unusual as the game itself. It’s not every day that you come across a solo Russian developer who enlists his dad to help realize an uncompromising, authentic vision.
[…]
It’s a game where you can press up to sit on a bench or press down to rest your hands on a balcony for no other reason than to contemplate time passing by. ]

Interesting slice-of-life game featuring elegant console brawls.

Article is from 2019, they're working on an hardboiled Yakuza drama currently. The article notes his father doing animations – the team page mentions the software used: it's Graphics Gale.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@9:03pmGMT] [0 comments]



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