Today we’ve got a double-whammy.
"The Radical Egalitarian Politics Of Weird Al’s “UHF”” https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/04/the-radical-egalitarian-politics-of-weird-als-uhf
"We got it all on UHF: An oral history of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s cult classic” https://film.avclub.com/we-got-it-all-on-uhf-an-oral-history-of-weird-al-yan-1798278657
One of my pet peeves is people saying, "I switched to <x browser>; it's so fast!!" (Especially irksome when they switch from a Chromium-based browser to another Chromium-based browser...)
Folks, the main reason your new browser is faster than your old one is that your old one has 12 extensions installed, each of which are consuming memory and CPU on every page load. (Yes, even your password manager and adblocker.) The second reason is standard self-delusion and wishful thinking.
An interesting read on Game of Thrones' final season and a more fundamental shift in storytelling from the sociological to the psychological: instead of examining how people respond to the world they're stuck in, it's falling back on hero/villain tropes.
Link from the Mozilla Foundation: 7 Interesting Things We Learned When We Asked the World About Misinformation Online
What would AI demand if it suddenly attained sentience? To find out, I trained a neural net on 190k petition titles from Change.org https://aiweirdness.com/post/184919085542/this-neural-net-would-like-to-deliver-these
About the recent news on the Voynich manuscript: skeptics say, "Not so fast."
You've avoided saying people's names your whole life. You feign awkwardness, forgetfulness - whatever it takes. For you, names have power - literally. Speaking a person's name unleashes it. Unfortunately, today is the company picnic, and it is your honor to draw a name for the raffle.
Link: 16 Real Places That Look Like They're From the Future https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/places-that-look-like-science-fiction
It's pretty suspicious that Vader just happened to decide to get into his personal starship and leave the Death Star just as the Rebel Alliance was attacking it. (cc @TheShyIon )
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