Hundreds of ‘pink slime’ local news outlets are distributing algorithmic stories and conservative talking points (2019)
[T]he Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School has discovered at least 450 websites ... distributing thousands of algorithmically generated articles ... at least 189 [websites]were set up as local news networks across ten states within the last twelve months by an organization called Metric Media.
Reading this about all the deep thinking and challenges overcome with Signal and getting more and more angry I can't delete a contact who's number had changed: https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/
AT&T is blocking Tutanota in some US regions. As AT&T has not fixed the issue after more than two weeks, we are reaching out publicly in the hope of getting the attention of the right people at AT&T. Read more on our blog: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/att-blocks-tutanota #netneutrality
You know when there's a new movie coming out and you really want it to be good? I call that your wish power, and in my head it's a finite resource.
Coming up are some really epic projects. Foundation. Rick Moranis coming out of retirement for a heart-wrenchingly personal Honey I Shrunk the Kids sequel. A Wheel of Time series.
But I'm refusing to spend any of my wish power on that stuff, no matter how cool it is. 100% is going to the new Dune. It better fucking rock.
Alright! My too ambitious community based collaborative science fiction space adventure podcast is about a half inch from the point where I can start bringing people in to help work on it.
We're still a few months from having anything listenable, but I spent a few hours today doing logistics and planning and writing.
I am so excited. (small thread)
Ancestry Fights The US Government As Feds Try To Grab DNA Data
I'm interested in the #ANSI art scene. Any recomendations on which editors, resources, artist and online communities should I check?
I still can't figure out how to follow a user on a remote instance of pixelfed. I'm on SDF's instance and I'm trying to follow @mecinus 's pixelfed account, but when I copy & paste his full URL into SDF's search, it just says nothing found. Am I doing something wrong?
https://time.gov/ - NIST updated time.gov! That hasn't happened since.... ever?
I installed n8n.io (Free and Self-hostable Alternative for Zapier/tray.io) on my vps. It was quite annoying to get running, even with a docker image. Reverse proxying and getting some basic-auth on it took time. I built a little test workflow using NASA's image of the day and Dropbox and i'm satisfied. Maybe I'll come up with something useful to do soon.
Reader of things.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko