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We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

This has been on my mind a lot recently. Zeynep Tufekci explains the problem in a much clearer way than I ever could.

Published on the 21st of November, 2017 Read full post

Live Aid: The Terrible Truth

I didn’t know this. Live Aid’s real effect on the ground was far from positive.
Linked on the 19th of November, 2017 Details

Do cyclists make better drivers?

Study notes they’re faster at noticing change. Cycling builds reflexes and awareness.
Linked on the 16th of November, 2017 Details

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.

Published on the 11th of August, 2017 Read full post

Environmentalism used to be about defending the wild – not any more

This is very true, the change has been insidious but it happened.

Published on the 22nd of May, 2017 Read full post

The Bucket

This is very soothing, I could watch it for hours…

Published on the 16th of May, 2017 Read full post