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: Cops can force suspect to unlock phone with thumbprint, US court rules The US Constitution's Fifth …

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: Grindr’s Plan to Squeeze Its Users Grindr plans to boost revenue by monetizing the app more …

: Bomb First, Ask Questions Later That’s precisely when you don’t go to war: when your emotions are …

: House Votes to Extend—and Expand—a Major US Spy Program Section 702 permits the US government to …

: Rich Americans get second passports, citing risk of instability Wealthy U.S. families are …

: AI Digest Visual explainers on AI progress and its risks.

: The truth about ‘white rural rage’ Instead of threats to democracy, or rebellious politics, or …

: Turchin's terrifying predictions For graduates it has become a game of ‘musical chairs’ where you …

: An Idyll on the Shores of a Toxic Lake …people who live in Bombay Beach stay because the town …

: Jedi Knight (Plus, Notes on an Expanded Universe) via Hacker News Even when it was no better than …

: We should all be reading more Ursula Le Guin via Hacker News The catastrophic repercussions of …

: Report: Israel used AI tool called Lavender to choose targets in Gaza The system had a 90 percent …

: The jobs being replaced by AI - an analysis of 5M freelancing jobs The 3 categories with the …

: The Liberated Woman’s Songbook

: Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate who upended economics, dies at 90

: When I'm free of the constraints of every day life, when I no longer work in regular intervals (or …

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: The Transqueers Take the Mask Off In the postmodern world where we invent reality hour by hour, …

: ‘Very few have balls’: How American news lost its nerve This is so goddamn true. I myself am afraid …

: The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI

: How Evangelicals Use Digital Surveillance to Target the Unconverted The Mapping Center for …

: Vision Pro is an over-engineered “devkit” // Hardware bleeds genius & audacity but software …

: Family Dollar to close almost 1,000 stores The parent company of Family Dollar said it would close …

: The New Science on What Ultra-Processed Food Does to Your Brain Scientists were surprised to find …

: Trump Gives CNBC a Rambling Answer on Why He Backtracked on TikTok Ban “Frankly, there are a lot of …

: How Apple’s Advanced Data Protection Works, and How to Enable It on Your iPhone

: Automakers Are Sharing Consumers’ Driving Behavior With Insurance Companies Modern cars are …

: The narcissism of wedding photographers The problem is that photographs don’t just record reality — …

: A guide to train travel in the USA 2024 The internet at its best.

: David Foster Wallace interview on German TV This interview only becomes more prescient. A model of …

: Chlorpyrifos: pesticide tied to brain damage in children Population based case-control study found …

: TikTok is urging users to call Congress about a looming ban “Meth dealer is urging users to call …

: Stop eating sugar Listen to what your body says after you eat something. That cheesecake probably …

: Nerdy internals of an Apple text editor There's an incredible amount of design behind all software.

: The Prophets | Marshall McLuhan McLuhan anticipated that the electronic age would be one of …

: For Democrats Pining for an Alternative, Biden Team Has a Message: Get Over It Members of Mr. …

: Yasiin Bey on Drake

: A Zen Buddhist priest voices the deep matters he usually ponders in silence

: What It’s Like to Be a Sociopath I think my sociopathy is entirely beneficial to me. I see my …

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: A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men A mother in Alabama said …

: iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal One of the biggest looming …

: Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline’s chatbot: On the day Jake Moffatt's …

: Nothing Matters

: The Meaningless Incoherence Of "LGBTQ+" The trouble is that words have meanings, and the term …

: Protein biomarkers predict dementia 15 years before diagnosis Of 1,463 proteins analysed, aided by …

: Are You Alright?

: Shit. I’m really, really fucking depressed.

: Apple Watch Ultra succeeds where Watch Edition failed The Watch Ultra is different. Its large …

: The Triumph and Terror of Wang Huning …while Americans have today given up the old dream of …

: Most Republican Senators Are Barred From Re-election in Oregon After Walkouts Yes, and. Indeed the …

: Why Tim Cook Is Going All In on the Apple Vision Pro This was as far from a VR headset as a kid’s …

: I am in a dark place. I’ve been focused on other people, not myself. Lest this sound selfless, fear …

: I am, I think, sad. I sit here on my perch, thinking about my relationships. I’m lucky to have so …

: NSA finally admits to spying on Americans by purchasing sensitive data The National Security Agency …

: ‘Apple Shares the Secret of Why the 40-Year-Old Mac Still Rules’ Happy birthday, Macintosh.

: Train Robbery for Amazon Packages? More Common Than You Think. The Los Angeles basin is the …

: Israeli Soldiers Clearing Buffer Zone in Gaza Die in Blast The deaths plunged Israel into a state …

: Bill Beard Was a Good Man. Then He Committed a Terrible Crime. When Betty Friedan called attention …

: Here’s OpenAI’s big plan to combat election misinformation Yesterday TikTok presented me with what …

: “Hooman. Stereo. 1957.” What an interesting idea. (And what a nerd.) I’m in. ps. Listen to Vulfpeck. …

: I woke up this morning having had very little restful sleep last night. I can't pinpoint why beyond …

: Corporations Are Not To Be Loved Apple’s positive effect on my life should not be underestimated. …

: Facebook’s ad targeting gets help from thousands of other companies Researchers found that, on …

: The Genocide Charge Against Israel Is a Moral Obscenity It’s obscene because it perverts the …

: Adobe’s latest Premiere Pro update automatically cleans up trashy audio These updates aren’t …

: How Many Children Is Israel Willing to Kill? The endgame is unclear. Reoccupation? Mass emigration? …

: The Art of Solitude To be able to die at peace, a philosopher needs to die to his attachments to …

: Stochasticity Laurel & Hardy, Hepburn & Spencer, Han & Chewie, Krulwich & Abumrad. …

: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Trump Is Eligible for Colorado Ballot The sweep of the court’s …

: Trump Received Millions From Foreign Governments as President, Report Finds The transactions, …

: Claudine Gay and the Limits of Social Engineering at Harvard How did someone with a scholarly …

: Careful — this one is rough.     How Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence on Oct. 7 The first victim …

: What Israel Lost Before October 7 Barak remembers feeling deeply frustrated when Netanyahu won the …

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: Gratitude is something to behold, a work of art. My relationship with it feels tenuous, and the …

: TikTok Innkeeper Influencers Occupy a Cottagecore World Gilmore Girls looms large in the world of …

: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis 📚 This was the most influential book of my last year.

: I Feel Loneliest When I’m With My Family What kind of memories could I have shared with my loved …

: On Christmas, It’s OK to Argue But a deep loneliness can reside at the heart of forced civility. …

: There is a peculiar desire to think profound thoughts on holidays. Christmas marks the emotional …

: Measuring the Data iOS and Android Send to Apple and Google

: Let me repeat that back to you Treat it like a checkpoint, rather than a continuation of the …

: Secretive White House Surveillance Program Gives Cops Access to Trillions of US Phone Records Not to …

: The Vergecast USB-C Holiday Spec-tacular One of my favorite holiday traditions.

: Growing Up With Cats Linked to Higher Schizophrenia Risk Growing up with cats could have a strange …

: The deadly missile race in the Middle East The ballistic missiles that arced from Yemen to Israel …

: A History of Feminist Antisemitism “I think you mute the terror of the swastika.” What a chilling …

: What Happens in the Brain While Daydreaming? The researchers tracked the activity of neurons in the …

: What Is Property? by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon In this treatise, Proudhon contrasts the legitimate …

: When I am still, I wither. I’ve long known this, but it doesn’t take me long to forget …

: I have long believed the relative wealth of an area correlates directly to the amount of no-flavor …

: Homes need to be built for better internet I have the privilege of knowing how to troubleshoot this …

: E.U. Agrees on AI Act, Landmark Regulation for Artificial Intelligence European Union policymakers …

: Annual Reminder: 23andMe Is a Dangerous Christmas Gift That Could Have Unforeseen Impacts on Your …

: Governments Are Spying on Apple and Google Users Through Push Notifications 🚨🚨🚨

: New theory claims to unite Einstein’s gravity with quantum mechanics Modern physics is founded upon …

: This 5,800-Square-Foot New York City Loft Is Theirs for Life Mason suspects the loft’s new owners — …

: Gaza and the Asymmetry Trap There is more that Israel has to do: the warnings it sends to civilian …

: How Elon Musk and Larry Page’s AI Debate Led to OpenAI and an Industry Boom At the heart of this …

: LLM Visualization Visualize how ChatGPT and other large language models (LLMs) work. Complicated, …

: There’s a storm coming. We all know it. And yet Americans are pretending that everything is normal. …

: Space junk could have a transcendent, purposeful afterlife The idea of a skyhook has been under …

: Brian Jordan Alvarez’s TikTok Characters Explained I read this, but hear this in my head.

: Freed Palestinians Were Mostly Young and Not Convicted of Crimes Israel detained all of the people …

: 20 Days in Mariupol What kind of world is this. Children slaughtered in Mariupol. Children …

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: Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan Over a Year Ago The audacity of the blueprint, officials said, made …

: On Pneumatic Tires and Tires are saving us — and killing us, too

: Elon Musk Doesn’t Understand What ‘Blackmail’ Means In general, blackmail is a crime where the …

: Henry Kissinger, Who Shaped U.S. Cold War History, Dies at 100

: Firing Line with Margaret Hoover with guests Cornel West & Robert George I love these two.

: Kidulting is tragic The opposite to rockism is “poptimism”: successful music is often very good, …

: Where I agree and disagree with Eliezer The broader intellectual world seems to wildly overestimate …

: Stewarding Black Worlds I feel like I have more of a home in geography than in planning, because my …

: The Unsettling Lesson of the OpenAI Mess I don’t know whether the board was right to fire Altman. …

: Exclusive: OpenAI researchers warned board of AI breakthrough ahead of CEO ouster, sources say …

: What we’ve learned about the robot apocalypse from the OpenAI debacle The argument is not that AI …

: Daring Fireball: Secretive U.S. Surveillance Program Gives Cops Access to Trillions of U.S. Phone …

: Daring Fireball: Background Information on Hemisphere/DAS Please no more phone calls. FaceTime Audio …

: Secretive White House Surveillance Program Gives Cops Access to Trillions of US Phone Records …a …

: Apple pushes back against the EU’s Digital Markets Act Christ, Apple. Have some faith that people …

: Jewish Celebrities and Influencers Confront TikTok Executives in Private Call “What is happening at …

: Sam Harris’s Fairy-Tale Account of the Israel-Hamas Conflict …Harris’s insistence on attributing …

: Hamas Cheerleaders Are All Over Instagram Instagram has become a particularly active arena for …

: The Bright Line Between Good and Evil Some welcome lucidity from Sam Harris.

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: Sphere and Loathing in Las Vegas Such is the power of the Sphere; at the exact moment you ask …

: The Perils of Affective Polarization A few years ago, I was a hardcore partisan. I spent most of my …

: Airbus Launches Device to Prevent Dead Satellites from Tumbling Detumbler is a magnetic damping …

: Will the Stock Market Crash? This Hedge-Funder Thinks So Look, the only way to get us out of this …

: Generative AI like Midjourney creates images full of stereotypes A new Rest of World analysis shows …

: Determinism vs. free will: A scientific showdown However, the (often quite unpopular) truths …

: Bobby Fingers ‘The Boat’ Trailer A new Bobby Fingers video feels a little like Christmas.

: Hillary Clinton lost because she’s deeply unpopular …we weren’t allowed to point out the clear …

: Daring Fireball: Vision Pro, Spatial Video, and Panoramic Photos

: Listen to the Dissenters on Israel Our status as a haven for human rights has always been dubious, …

: Upcoming Contact Key Verification Feature Promises Secure Identity Verification for iMessage When …

: Simple circuitry, surprising engineering: Inside counterfeit Apple gadgets “It’s a real testament …

: Tumblr is downscaling after failing to ‘turn around’ the site What a day for online media. Turns out …

: Goodbye, Jezebel For those who don’t know, Jezebel was one of the many Gawker properties that …

: Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions I discovered my favorite example of disruptive …

: Daring Fireball: Trump’s Dark Plans for a Second Term Shit. “I can’t believe this is happening” …

: What’s the Problem with Disability Studies and the “Disability Rights” Movement? Ramping up the …

: Across the Echo Chamber, a Quiet Conversation About War and Race “Am I changed? Is she changed? Was …

: A Secret War, Strange New Wounds and Silence From the Pentagon But it meant that a small number of …

: Asian and Middle Eastern users tilt TikTok balance toward Palestinians TikTok has denied the claims …

: It’s Possible to Oppose Bias Against Both Jews and Muslims Republicans insist Biden and his party …

: Trump Leads Biden in Nearly Every Battleground State, New Poll Finds The results show Mr. Biden …

: The Resilience of Republican Christianism The idea that members of the religious right form an …

: What happens when there aren’t enough Jews to lynch? Hundreds of people stormed the airport to …

: At UK Summit, Global Leaders Warn AI Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Harm On Wednesday morning, his …

: There must be a word, probably German or Yiddish, for the feeling of your curiosity spooling up… I …

: Frontline: From Jesus to Christ I’ve long been interested in beginnings of things, be it a river, a …

: Why Israel Feels Like Home When after the brutal Hamas attacks, many organizations on North …

: A Mac event is the perfect time for Apple to show off its peripheral vision On the functional side, …

: Marina Abramovic Thinks the Pain of Love Is Hell on Earth …it feels strange to be happy? Yes! We …

: Feist and Hundreds of Choir Members Sing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in Tribute to Sinéad O’Connor Feist. …

: 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory We are now in an uncharted …

: Geolocating Hamas-Led Attacks on Israeli Civilians Since the Hamas-led attacks on October 7 that …

: The Aftermath of a Massacre Is Always the Time to Push for Gun Legislation This “now is not the …

: A friend recently asked about my media diet. What are the ten-ish sources of news that I go to …

: David Foster Wallace Won At the time of his suicide I would have thought that, though he once …

: Matter 1.2 brings robot vacuums, fridges, smoke alarms, and more The Connectivity Standards …

: Detroit synagogue president Samantha Woll found fatally stabbed outside home and 6-Year-Old Boy Dead …

: Antiprisms

: ‘Reddit can survive without search’: company reportedly threatens to block Google …if Reddit can’t …

: On Elite Campuses, a New Protest Demand: Unwavering Support Young people now arrive at elite …

: How Israeli Civilians Are Using A.I. to Help Identify Victims Incredible. I was tempted to use the …

: Goliath, Who Aspires To Be David The fact remains, though - and it is a fact, an objective fact, an …

: No One Wants Independence …it’s a profoundly weird (if surprisingly common) rhetorical move to say …

: Israel floods social media to shape opinion around the war Since Hamas attacked thousands of its …

: The Most Detailed Map of the Tetons Ever Made With a source image over 100,000 pixels wide and …

: The Chained Reader I thought to compare the text on the page to the text on my screen. Word for …

: Using Goatse to Stop App Theft The mature and responsible thing to do would have been to add a …

: Israel and Palestinians Blame Each Other for Blast at Gaza Hospital That Killed Hundreds The …

: Death Is a Part of Life When we know that our time in this body and in this life is finite—when we …

: Nobel-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman’s Extraordinary Letter to His Departed Wife PS Please …

: How Race Categories on U.S. Census Forms Have Evolved The reality of categorizing people with …

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: The Left Must Condemn Mass Murder Either one upholds the equal worth of all human lives, opposes …

: Think in analog, capture in digital To be a frustrating centrist I would say, “why not both?”. …

: What Does Destroying Gaza Solve? The jingoism of some Americans isn’t helping. “Level the place,” …

: Why Israel Is Acting This Way In 2006, Israel essentially responded to Hezbollah: “You think you …

: Indiana Nature Notes Farther down beach, sand gave way to thick slabs of gray clay, slippery. Whole …

: AI reads text from ancient Herculaneum scroll for the first time A 21-year-old computer-science …

: Stop Being Shocked—Once and for All Many of us at Tablet believed strongly, and still believe, in …

: The U.S. Is Giving Israel Permission For War Crimes Tom Dannenbaum, an expert on siege law at Tufts …

: Live: Watch the Gaza skyline A live stream seems a little macabre, a little distasteful, a little …

: What is the Gaza Strip? Here’s why it’s key in the Israel-Hamas war. Even though Israel gave up …

: Israel’s War on Hamas Has Turned Gaza ‘Into a Black Box’ The day of the attack in Israel, Prime …

: Log is the “Pro” in iPhone 15 Pro The flatness of log gives you the power to make it your own in …

: Can Usher Save R&B? For one night’s opener, Usher wore a white three-piece suit: slacks and a …

: The Savage Nihilism of ‘Free Palestine’ “Free Palestine”—the slogan, the fantasy, and the …

: The Hamas Holocaust While it’s too early to judge the long-term consequences of Saturday’s …

: This Is What ‘Decolonization’ Looks Like On Saturday, as the raping and murdering and kidnapping …

: Anatomy of a Random, Unhinged Assault in Portland, City of Professed Benevolence The question of …

: ISRAEL AT WAR You are about to withstand a barrage of lies about the war that broke out today in …

: A three state solution is the only option I arrive at this conclusion by looking at the current …

: 6.6 DOE Test Area North, INEEL, Idaho – Remediation Management of Complex Sites From 1950 to 1972, …

: Are Share Buybacks a Waste of Money? Giving it to the shareholder means that the company says “It …

: Apocalypse-Proof When it was completed in Lower Manhattan in 1974, 33 Thomas Street, formerly known …

: Blacklight Who is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop …

: Jesse Armstrong Explains ‘Succession’ Season 4 Finale Choice The final draft of the show isn’t the …

: iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10 are the most stable point-zero releases I’ve ever seen from Apple. …

: Daring Fireball: AirPods Pro 2, Now With USB-C Charging Case The Vision Pro is Apple’s initial …

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: What Happens When Global Human Population Peaks? Sustained below-replacement fertility will mean …

: Why and how to write things on the Internet In my opinion, the strongest reason for any random …

: The Nihilism of Trump’s GOP MAGA is not interested in building anything, in winning a real …

: Victoria Sambunaris

: Scenes From the End of the Sexual Revolution The Ace Theater boomed with laughter, a thousand …

: Apple continues to use our own mortality as marketing On Tuesday, Apple revealed yet another reason …

: Russia’s Scorched Earth Policy in Ukraine: A Trip to the Dried-Up Kakhovka Reservoir

: In Defense of Hypocrisy When people attack a teaching by criticizing the behavior of the messenger, …

: Daring Fireball: Thoughts and Observations on This Week’s ‘Wonderlust’ Apple Event On the …

: Why the smartphone camera changed photography forever When I was shooting film, the problem was the …

: It’s unrecognizable That morning, there were so many moments I was hopeful. First, it was just an …

: Daring Fireball: ‘Feedback’

: Credit card debt collection A disclaimer: I have had substantially more at-bats with debt …

: There is a familiar pattern to my writing. To my actual writing. I sit at my desk. I start to write. …

: The small web is beautiful Summary: I believe that small websites are compelling aesthetically, but …

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: Unsubscribe From Everything If, back in 2003, government surveillance had reached a point that many …

: OpenAI confirms that AI writing detectors don’t work In a section of the FAQ titled “Do AI …

: Lithium discovery in US volcano could be biggest deposit ever found and California’s Salton Sea Eyed …

: Horace Dediu: ‘The Value of a Customer’ via Daring Fireball The average iPhone customer is 7.4 times …

: Three things I’ve been enjoying: The Larry Sanders Show The music of Florence Price The reference …

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: Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them. …

: How Brad Polumbo Sees the Rise in Anti-L.G.B.T. Rhetoric on the Right I think I’ve accepted the …

: Bessel Van der Kolk on Trauma, America’s Favorite Diagnosis The appeal of traumatic literalism is …

: Everything I know about floppy disks Floppy disk drives are curious things. We know them as the …

: Lidl recalls Paw Patrol snacks after website on packaging displayed porn Lidl did not say how or …

: No App, No Entry Even if you do have a smartphone, it’s not great to have it be a single point of …

: VPN Relationship Map This VPN map shows the relationships between VPN companies, their corporate …

: America Is Draining Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow Oklahoma is working to determine how …

: Vivek Ramaswamy Is Suddenly Part of Our Political Life Don’t worry, this article is only a touch …

: The College Board Tells TikTok and Facebook Your SAT Scores “We do not share SAT scores or GPAs …

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: Elections Are Bad for Democracy When you know you’re picked at random, you don’t experience enough …

: There’s no better feeling than leaving, of pointing yourself in a direction and heading off…

: The fight over what’s real (and what’s not) on dissociative identity disorder TikTok It was TikTok, …

: Saying Hello Linked to Higher Wellbeing, but With Limits Adults in the U.S. who regularly say hello …

: I feel it acutely in the morning, right when I wake up. My dreams are pleasant and vivid and in …

: Why Japanese Calligraphy Ink Is So Expensive

: Auditory illusions with examples from Daft Punk

: Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Imagine a …

: Prince at 26 years old This man taught me more about myself than anyone besides my parents.

: Sheila E pays tribute Damn it. There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t miss him.

: Water (Open this on a mobile device, not a laptop or desktop.)

: Espresso Coffee Mitigates the Aggregation and Condensation of Alzheimer′s Associated Tau Protein

: Sheila E. on Instagram via Kottke I could watch this on a loop all day. What I wouldn’t give to have …

: The Langoliers Horrendous acting by some wonderful actors.

: Participation Inequality: The 90–9–1 Rule In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who …

: The only things you can leave behind are questions.

: Kindness as a Signifier of Intelligence I have found one thing to be universally true: the kindest …

: Opportunity Econophysics: Opportunity Cones, Conscious Agents, and Mechanical Traces of the …

: Humans first landed on the moon 54 years ago today.

: Cryptids of North America

: Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

: Fran Drescher: “We are all going to be in jeopardy of being replaced by machines” Not a headline I …

: Anthropic’s Claude Is Competing With ChatGPT. Even Its Builders Fear AI. One Anthropic worker told …

: Anything is beautiful if you decide it is.

: The nuclear football

: SpaceX Starlink satellites had to make 25,000 collision-avoidance maneuvers in just 6 months — and …

: How Samuel R. Delany Reimagined Sci-Fi, Sex, and the City As we said our goodbyes, it felt like …

: Risk Factor Search an address to see its risk from flooding, wildfire, heat, and wind.

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: Terrible real estate agent photographs

: The Supreme Court Has Killed Affirmative Action. Mediocre Whites Can Rest Easier. via Kottke I …

: Advanced macOS Command-Line Tools For fellow Mac nerds.

: Everything Must Be Paid for Twice via Kottke Paying a second price, unpleasant as it sounds, is a …

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: There’s a phrase that’s been rattling around my head for the last several months. “I love you, but …

: I love Reddit.

: Meta (aka Facebook) says its new speech-generating AI model is too dangerous for public release

: Snowden Ten Years Later Now, ten years later, I offer this as a time capsule of what those early …

: Much of my work is drying up. AI is moving into my field faster than most others, and I have been …

: Cormac McCarthy, Novelist of a Darker America, Is Dead at 89 With an eye for the darker side of …

: Yesterday was the military funeral for my neighbor that died in February. His ashes were interred at …

: Archive Your Reddit Data While You Still Can I’ve been a fairly active Redditor for more than 11 …

: Headed Into the Abyss by Brian T. Watson 📚 I just finished, laying here in my bed, the dogs and cat …

: The Dark Mountain Manifesto Around the world, discontent can be heard. The extremists are grinding …

: Dark Patterns

: Laura Branigan - Gloria I’d been watching this on a loop when it hit me: she dances just like me …

: Daring Fireball: First Impressions of Vision Pro and VisionOS

: Astrud Gilberto: The Girl from Ipanema singer dies at 83 Getz/Gilberto remains one of the most …

: Deliberate Explosion Inside Ukraine Dam Most Likely Caused Collapse, Experts Say Ukrainian …

: What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life? via Kottke “We’re the cake.” It’s no …

: Apple Vision

: TV’s Streaming Model Is Broken. It’s Also Not Going Away. “If you could bring back the heyday of …

: OpenAI is now allowing its bot to interact with the live internet. This will make it more useful—and …

: Having children is not life-affirming: it’s immoral If any other species caused as much damage as …

: Putin deep fake video is broadcast in parts of Russia The broadcast, which also claimed there was …

: First impressions: Yes, Apple Vision Pro works and yes, it’s good. I was HIGHLY doubtful that Apple …

: I wore the Apple Vision Pro. It’s the best headset demo ever. The video passthrough was similarly …

: ‘The Machines We Have Now Are Not Conscious’ What we have with these LLMs isn’t low-level …

: What Happens After the Worst Happens? Stories in nature are once-upon-a-time stories, with slow, …

: Thought Cloning: Learning to Think while Acting by Imitating Human Thinking Whoa.

: The secret push to bury a weedkiller’s link to Parkinson’s disease In another example of a company …

: Brute.Fail Watch brute force attacks in real time.

: America Is Headed Toward Collapse The long history of human society compiled in our database …

: Will a Dollar General Ruin a Rural Crossroads? Some say they recognize that the county needs tax …

: Chicago crime map Over Memorial Day weekend, nine people were killed with guns, and another fifty …

: Notes apps are where ideas go to die. And that’s good. That’s the true value of notebooks, notes …

: Reddit announces new API pricing The end of an era, and perhaps the end of my time spent on Reddit. …

: A.I. Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ Industry Leaders Warn Some skeptics argue that A.I. technology is …

: “We are bullshit.”

: Today’s the day. Siobhan Roy might be horribly selfish, emotionally stunted, and out of her league, …

: Scar tissues Some people are just too nice, and they wreck the relationships. They think, “Oh, it’s …

: Driver’s Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data

: Poll: 61% of Americans say AI threatens humanity’s future The poll also revealed a political divide …

: Tomorrow afternoon, I have to put down one of my dogs. I'm heartbroken, which is no surprise. I've …

: Rent control works Rather than doing the thing we want, neoliberal economists insist we must …

: Winifred Gallagher She’s fast becoming my favorite writer.

: Widely used chemical strongly linked to Parkinson’s disease

: Online age verification is coming, and privacy is on the chopping block

: Google’s new Magic Editor pushes us toward AI-perfected fakery

: The McMansion as harbinger of the American apocalypse In the wake of the recession, the United …

: Boring Report - Using AI to Desensationalize the News

: Paul Graham on Twitter Observation suggests that people are switching to using ChatGPT to write …

: PlaneCrashMap.com

: Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns society to brace for impact of A.I. acceleration When asked whether …

: America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2023 via Kottke The Century and Consumers Buildings …

: The Hurricane and the Saildrone

: Defending against Bluetooth tracker abuse: it’s complicated Ever wonder how AirTags work?

: Wendy’s, Google Train Next-Generation Order Taker: an AI Chatbot The application has also been …

: China detains man for using ChatGPT for spreading fake news in first known case Gansu police …

: Dispatch from the scaffolds: Native fishing culture on the Columbia River

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