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[17:47] Google's AI built an AI itself, outperforming those made by humans. Neuromancer anyone?
Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie könnten [...] ein paar zusätzliche PS [...] runterladen.Roughly translated, it says "Just imagine to be able to download additional horsepower".
The future is weird.
[20:32] Another reason to block scripts anywhere, anytime: 482 of the world's top 50k websites have keyloggers embedded. This happens when you give up control of your website and allow third parties to have you load whatever.
Since NoScript is totally broken at the moment and RequestPolicy does not appear to be supported on the current version of Firefox I'm running uMatrix at the moment, tweaked slightly to block any scripts by default:
* * script block written in the temporary rules, then saved. Works fine.
[18:21] As OpenBSD Journal states, the only CD set of release 6.2 is being sold on eBay. Proceeds will be used to support OpenBSD. I cannot find info on this on the official website, however legitimacy of this CD set may be checked using pubkeys included in the previous release.
Artwork is included, too.
[21:22] The Future of Life Institute created Slaughterbots, a short video about autonomous weapons going rogue. (This reminds me of one episode of Black Mirror that I don't want to name now, else I'd spoil the story. In case you didn't watch this series yet, I absolutely recommend you do.) Pretty eerie.
Update: Write-only memory is somewhat related. :)
I miss the times when updates were delivered on floppys. This was so much more expensive for the software vender and therefore the updates were better tested. Now the work and cost are only with the enduser.(MarcusK)
[21:11] Archaeogaming is a blog about "archaeology both of and in video games". In this case they are writing about the exploration of a base abandoned by another player in No Man's Sky. Pretty interesting. A topic I never had in mind before. (I forgot where I found the the article that led me to archaeogaming, so no via this time, I'm afraid.)
[19:06] This guy in Cleveland built a huge AT-AT as Halloween decoration. Not really spooky, but impressive nonetheless.
[18:55] You can votekill a plant on reddit. Yes, I know you're supposed to let it live, but this basically puts a lifeform in jeopardy. Even though it is "just" a plant, this might be the first time a bot has the clout to kill. (Main website with more info.)
[14:43] Gah, I really need to work on my touch type capabilities. I'm faster than most of my colleagues, but whenever I notice that I'm not concentrating on the keyboard I immediately lose track of the keys. I guess I'll go for Klavaro.
To create things that live in the digital world, I only need my laptop, electricity, and a bit of disk space.(Pamela Fox)
[15:31] The people who invented and implemented the Like button and the like seek professional help to quit their use of social networks. The article is both interesting and scary.
[15:27] Seems like you need to fax a spanish letter to the Dominican Republic in order to register a .do domain. Must be this vintage trend ...
[21:19] There is an ethical ad blocker that will not exactly block ads but rather block the user from accessing websites displaying ads, hence not allow users to leech content without giving back a little income. I'm hard-pressed to argue against this approach, admittedly.
[20:22] The wikipedia article on fax art reminds me of a relative of my brother in law who faxed an entire roll of toilet paper to someone else a while ago of whom he knew that their fax machine was set to auto receive, auto print. :D