weekly reel October 18, 2015
Junun trailer (youtube-nocookie.com)
Jean Leloup - Willie (youtube-nocookie.com)
Earth-shattering news this week were:
- The little printf, via HN.
- Maciej Cegłowski: Haunted by Data, via waxy links.
- Scott Cunningham, VP of Tech. & Ads at the Interactive Advertising Bureau, posts a mea culpa & path forward starting with "We messed up". Good, hope it will succeed.
"Through our pursuit of further automation and maximization of margins during the industrial age of media technology, we built advertising technology to optimize publishers’ yield of marketing budgets that had eroded after the last recession. Looking back now, our scraping of dimes may have cost us dollars in consumer loyalty. The fast, scalable systems of targeting users with ever-heftier advertisements have slowed down the public internet and drained more than a few batteries. We were so clever and so good at it that we over-engineered the capabilities of the plumbing laid down by, well, ourselves. This steamrolled the users, depleted their devices, and tried their patience."
- How is NSA breaking so much crypto?, wjw. Via HN.
- EFF: There's no DRM in JPEG - Let's keep it that way.
- Why the TPP creates a backdoor copyright takedown system in Canada.
- Restoration of defocused and blurred images, old stuff apparently but new to me. HN.
- mubi.com, video-on-demand with an original and promising twist. Plus, cheap!
"Every day our film experts hand-pick a great cult, classic or award-winning film/documentary, and you have a whole month to watch it. That means there will always be 30 wonderful films to enjoy."
- How video games are saving the symphony orchestra, via HN.
- SMBC - Good TSA service at airport security.