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Scribblings Of Ed Wiebe

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  • The tapestry of forums and newsgroups that made up the early internet flourished for a while, but in the 2000s an invasive species arrived: the platforms. The platforms made it so easy to create, share, distribute and discover that everyone joined them, smushing everything together into common, user-friendly formats without the local context or nuance of the smaller groups.
    https://alexdanco.com/2020/10/08/making-is-show-business-now/

  • There is a magic in information graphics.
    https://exhibits.stanford.edu/dataviz/

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  • You don’t have privacy with respect to folks viewing you from space. Here’s a new 50 cm* synthetic aperture radar system that can look into buildings. What could go wrong?
    * Don’t worry, there’s still room to increase resolution. https://futurism.com/new-satellite-buildings-day-night

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  • Dear Frog, This Water Is Now Boiling
    The day that Stallman and Doctorow have been warning us about has arrived this week. It’s been a slow and gradual process, but we are finally here. You will receive no further alerts.
    https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

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  • "Science has been around for centuries trying to debunk most religious beliefs – and yet religion still plays a major role in Western society. If entire education systems teaching millions of people about science haven’t worked, why do you think adding a small fact check disclaimer below a YouTube video would?" https://julian.digital/2020/09/25/is-this-real-life/

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  • The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used a numerical experiment to determine the limits of matt structural color—a phenomenon which is responsible for some of the most intense colors in nature—and found that it extends only as far as blue and green in the visible spectrum.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-09-blues-greens-brightest-colous-nature.html


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