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NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments

Sad to see this. Interesting to see the comments on the post itself. Amazing that old comments will simply be discarded (or am I misunderstanding?). http://www.npr.org/sections/ombudsman/2016/08/17/489516952/npr-website-to-get-rid-of-comments

Some links from Hacker News this morning all in ways about the (im)permanence of networked technology

HTTP is obsolete. It’s time for the distributed, permanent web Some great snapshots from early operating systems such as GEOS on C64 and polaroids from the development of…

Rules to prevent installing OpenWRT?

OpenWRT routers have increasingly become part of my practice setting up local networks for events. The story of the origins of OpenWRT as the result of the GPL…

Scraping with CSS and (pure) Python

Code discovery of the day: cssselect2 by Simon Sapin, a pure python implementation of fancy CSS3 selectors. Here, I’m scraping some data based on the “unique selector” Firefox…

Architectures over Frameworks

Today via Hacker News… Do Not Learn Frameworks, Learn the architecure Remember the old principle that each module should perform just one function? In case it performs two…

SpockedCanadianCurrency

Live long and process…

A nice article on “spocking currency” and the built in “anti-counterfeiting” algorithms built in to Adobe Photoshop. http://hyperallergic.com/195922/what-happens-when-you-try-to-photoshop-money/

Chatting with the dead: Autoicon

Autoicon is a CD-ROM project by UK artist Donald Rodney who, in response to diagnosis of sickle-cell anemia, created works that explored the idea embodying himself in various…

Chatting with the dead: Professor Oblivion

David Cronenberg’s Videodrome includes the character Professor Oblivion, a McLuhan-esque figure who responds only through the medium of video. Spoiler alert: In the course of the film, Professor…

“A word is worth a thousand vectors”

Image caption: Class and gender: dimensions in a vector space? Title of presentation by Chris Moody presenting an algorithm named word2vec, that represents words as vectors in an…

zeroone

zeroone.io

zeroone.io is a web experiment in which visitors are invited to randomly click 0 or 1, collectively generating an abstruse binary stream. I really like that it gives…