Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

Get The Hell Off Twitter Now!

UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,” Algorithms to Censor Opposing Political Opinions Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when … Continue reading

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Google Books: Unused?

I can’t believe they’ve done this: Or maybe I should say I can’t believe they did it to me. There I am, indulging in a Google Books fishing expedition with a keyword or two to see what interesting books I … Continue reading

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Measure Death Hills For Electric Skateboarding (And Other Transit)

Thanks to _pope_francis on Reddit, I learned of a site called FindHills.com. It can measure the incline of streets. If this is accurate, no one needs to go through that annoying measuring with a phone. I immediately went and measured … Continue reading

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The Last Post Was Nearly Three Years Ago But It’s All Still Worthwhile Reading

I have another blog that’s not dead. It sleeps until I can get back to it. iPeople: Inspiring People of the Past Forget all the motivational positive-thinking hokum passed around today. Go read the stories of real people who by … Continue reading

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Quote: The Immortal Rex Reed

Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life I used to sit in the Greyhound bus terminal reading Town & Country and think, ‘Oh God, if only I could go somewhere where people know things.’

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Even Asus Fails At YouTube Videos

After the break, global brand name Asus posts a YouTube video so devoid of specs you wonder if the two specs mentioned got in by mistake!

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