"Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It's Google" by Adrianne Jeffries and Leon Yin https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/07/28/google-search-results-prioritize-google-products-over-competitors
Not really surprising, but looks pretty damning when all the evidence is stacked together. The tech antitrust scene is going to be interesting for the next few years.
Mid-roll ads are going to get auto-enabled on all videos longer than 8 minutes.
The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon (run by Golan Levin, who taught the best class I took there during grad school) has ten commissions available ($5k each) for Indie game devs to make games about the US Constitution.
Proposals are due 8 Aug.
... and the bugs introduced while fixing the bugs are also more interesting than the fixed result probably is
New blog post on how I tried to restore (and subsequently capture to WARC) one of the oldest and most unique Dutch homepages from the mid-'90s https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/restoring-liesbets-virtual-home
Customized dithering (animated 2mb GIF in link, screen dimensions were too big for mastodon)
Oh, it's not a bug... it's inherent to the geometry of tiling. It's probably possible to fix but the maths to get the tiling right would be too messy to implement right now.
An unputdownable account of the history of epidemiology and its imbrications with various forms of politics https://bostonreview.net/science-nature/alex-de-waal-new-pathogen-old-politics
Trying to apply the HI-curve to dithering without much success.
So obviously the only option is to fall back on glitching the output on purpose.
Wrote the loom viewer at LinnarssonLab, now at Primity Bio
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