Category Archives: So Stupid It Hurts

The Coming Google Police State

I once had a nightmare in which I was being chased by Google Police. And now this: Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering This is a monstrous vision. This is what happens when cultural … Continue reading

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The Coming Collapse Of Original Video

Netflix Content Chief Says 85% of New Spending Is on Originals Netflix will have around 1,000 originals total on the service by the end of 2018, with 470 of those set to premiere between now and end of the year, … Continue reading

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Huh? What?

Google Books: The Standard Oil Company by Elbert Hubbard That was in 1910. Something must have changed since!

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Miscellany

Trump Extends Lifeline to Sanctioned Tech Company ZTE — Trump wants to tear down a wall. Wait. What? Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble — they screwed the pooch back in the 1970s with loud ads and too may ads. … Continue reading

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One Of Many NYC Bicycle Ticket Traps

Dear NYPD, FIX THE PROBLEM instead of punishing Cyclists How long until the Department of Transportation fixes this?

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Oh Dear God. No.

This would be a tweet, if I was still on that damned service. But I’m not. So I’m putting this here. Because if I thought of it, someone out there is damn well working on it. That’s how this shit … Continue reading

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Now There’s A Death Algorithm

‘How Long Do I Have Left?’ AI Can Help Answer That Question — Wall Street Journal paywall, but Reader View is your friend with Firefox. A new algorithm developed at Stanford Medicine could help. Analyzing data from hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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The Really Endless YouTube Shitstorm

Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels This: The company’s ad ran on Brian Ruhe’s Nazi channel. YouTube subsequently deleted the channel for violating its community guidelines against spreading hate speech. Before its deletion, ads ran … Continue reading

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The Endless YouTube Shitstorm

Will YouTube ever get a clue? Official YouTube Creator Blog: An Update on Our 2018 Priorities. This is The Word from YouTube. And look how just plain wrong it begins: Dear YouTube Creators, At the beginning of the year, I … Continue reading

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Never Buying ZTE Now

Commerce Blocks China’s ZTE From Exporting Tech From U.S. The U.S. blocked Chinese telecommunications-gear maker ZTE Corp. from exporting sensitive technology from America, alleging the company made false statements to U.S. officials. The Commerce Department has determined ZTE made false … Continue reading

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