yeah, and what about gay porn?
Saturday, 27 May 2023

The strange survival of Guinness World Records

quote [ The long read: For more than half a century, one organisation has been certifying and cataloguing all of life?s superlatives. But has it gone from being about the pursuit of knowledge to simply another big business? ]

Just broke a world record, Guinness
[SFW] [business] [+2 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 14 May 2023

The Ugly Truth Behind ?We Buy Ugly Houses?

quote [ HomeVestors of America, the self-proclaimed ?largest homebuyer in the U.S.,? trains its nearly 1,150 franchisees to zero in on homeowners? desperation. ]

In an ugly home
[SFW] [business] [+4 WTF]
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Monday, 24 April 2023

Forget Jeff Bezos. Learn the Name Danni Ashe.

quote [ It would be difficult to say for certain whether or not pornographers introduced affiliate marketing before Amazon. But at the very least, they developed the programs in tandem. Yet, Amazon is the company historically associated with technological innovation and disrupting e-commerce. Pornography is not. ]

NSFW due to screenshots. Thumb is '97 version. Some time later, there's a separate ?DanniCash? affiliate program running the thing.

Written by a doctoral candidate on internet economics who has written another thoughtful piece on cheap media hysteria.
[NSFW] [business] [+3 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@5:26pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 13 March 2023

Why the Banking System is Breaking Up

quote [ The collapses of Silvergate and Silicon Valley Bank are like icebergs calving off from the Antarctic glacier. The financial analogy to the global warming causing this collapse is the rising temperature of interest rates, which spiked last Thursday and Friday to close at 4.60 percent for the U.S. Treasury?s two-year bonds. Bank depositors meanwhile were still being paid only 0.2 percent on their deposits. That has led to a steady withdrawal of funds from banks ? and a corresponding decline in commercial bank balances with the Federal Reserve. ]

Two of the three of the biggest bank failures of all time in the US happened in the last 3 days. Good times.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by steele@2:10pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

BIEN ? Basic Income Earth Network

quote [ Founded in 1986, the Basic Income European Network (BIEN) was established to serve as a link between all individuals and groups interested in Basic Income (that is, a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement) and to foster informed discussion on this topic throughout the world. In 2006, BIEN became the Basic Income Earth Network. ]

Some old roots org. Thumb nicked from the history page.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:21pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 23 February 2023

How Google Manipulated Digital Ad Prices

quote [ Google Ads allegedly submitted two bid prices, unbeknownst to advertisers and publishers, effectively controlling the winning bids and the price floors. To entrench its market power even further, the suit argues Google started manipulating ad prices under a different method, which it dubbed ?Bernanke.? ]

Even messier than expected ? apart from the military stuff they're really making efforts in being evil.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:14pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 20 February 2023

Rubble brings opportunity, and risk, in war-scarred Gaza

quote [ The most popular items are the ?sesame,? which is used for making cinder blocks, and the ?lentil-like? grind sent to cement-mixing factories. ]

Interesting insights into the debris market.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:10pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 19 February 2023

Old Archives, New Controversy

quote [ The New York Times has the most robust online archives of any newspaper, but it?s proving difficult to square their handling of a recent controversy with the quality of those archives. ]

I read all about you in the new york times
[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 12 February 2023

What is The Most Successful Hollywood Movie of All Time?

quote [ did you predict My Fat Greek Wedding (surprise!) ? 7,375% recovered ? grossing $369m against a budget of $5m?
Hollywood [is] so obsessed with horror movies [because] they make a **massive** return on their investment. ]

This is very interesting info on movie economics. via Information is beatuiful dataviz blog.
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@9:42amGMT] [1 comment]

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] [+3 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@8:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

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