weekly reel August 7, 2022

Bonjour bonsoir, et musique avec LUMIÈRE, merci Berthe.

A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R by LUMIÈRE (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Linguisticae - « Les jeunes ne lisent plus ».

Aaron Swartz: I hate the news (2006).

Joseph’s Machines: Pass the wine, via waxy.

SMBC: Weird, to which I can relate.

Tech

Ange Yaghi: (Audio) simulating an entire car engine, via waxy. Code.

Technology Connections: The correcting feature of typewriters.

weekly reel July 31, 2022

Geeks! Have some newsnewsnews, en musique avec Hubert Lenoir.

PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe by Hubert Lenoir (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Stupid Economics & Léa Bello - Inflation et décarbonation.

A good (English) review of “La société du spectacle” by an ACX reader.

Drew DeVault: Conciseness.

Scott Alexander: Forer statements as updates and affirmations.

Comics: xkcd #2650: Deepfakes, smbc: Fanny.

Tech

[fr] Deus Ex Silicium, merci Sam.

adn: Unity and Godot, artists and their hatred of money.

Absurd AI-generated “pro food photography” with DALL-E 2, via waxy.

Shitty tech ℹ️

Amazon caring little about counterfeit books, since they get their middleman money anyway. Via waxy.

Jonathan Blow on app notifications.

Fuck yeah, Microsoft. It’s not my favorite angle to piss on blockchain / NFT bullshit, which to me are first and foremost ecocidal solutions looking for a problem. But okay! “Misalignment with values of creative inclusion” will do! Sure! Whatever floats your PR boat today, and more of this, please.

Each of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies creates digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together. NFTs are not inclusive of all our community and create a scenario of the haves and the have-nots.

The speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players.

weekly reel July 17, 2022

👋 and music with a new live of The Armed.

ULTRAPOP: Live at the Masonic by The Armed (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Science Étonnante - Mécanique quantique et mesure.

SMBC: Eff, GrandmAI.

Tech

Michael Stapelberg: Why I wrote my own rsync. Cool stuff, and gokrazy seems pretty rad to develop “easy-embedded-ish” stuff running a minimal { Linux, Pi firmware, your-golang-program } stack.

Rejoice! Engadget: You can now play 'Doom' inside 'Doom II'! (GitHub repo). And rejoice again! You can now befriend Cacodemons.

Replicating the styles of well-known portrait photographers with DALL-E 2, via waxy.

Pokemon-inspired cellular automaton battle, via waxy.

Shitty tech ℹ️

jwz: Texas is now too hot for bitcoin mining.

Bruce Schneier: On the dangers of cryptocurrencies and the uselessness of blockchain.

SFGate: Restaurant and private members lounge to be built controversially in San Francisco’s “public” Salesforce Park, via jwz.

Facebook now encrypts links to counter privacy-improving URL stripping.

RPS: UK gov. threatens to legislate on loot boxes if games companies don’t step up parental controls. Skip the threat and just goddamn regulate!

Ross Scott - Dead Game News: Ubisoft / Game journalism zeitgeist or something.

weekly reel July 10, 2022

Hello, nerds. The weekly music is Vincent Peirani (thx Uri!), et pour toi Johnny voilà La moustafette.

Jokers by Vincent Peirani (bandcamp.com)

Karlit & Kabok - La moustafette (youtube-nocookie.com)

News

[fr] Jean Marc Jancovici - Concevoir pour rester en dessous de 2°C.

SMBC: Hardware vs. software failure.

Tech

Shift happens: The modifiers vs. the keepers, via waxy.

Thomas Flight: Why is “Everything Everywhere All At Once” ?

Shitty tech ℹ️

The Guardian: Uber international corruption. HN.

weekly reel July 3, 2022

Hi geeks, and music with Tash Sultana, thx Uri.

Flow State by Tash Sultana (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Monsieur Phi - Peut-on démocratiquement priver les femmes de la liberté d'avorter ?

SMBC: Transitory, True.

jwz: Designs for a creature that can walk down a pipe.

Tech

The IBM Selectric bug and operation GUNMAN: How the Soviets bugged IBM typewriters.

DALL-E Mini explained.

matklad: Unit and Integration tests.