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SF writer Greg Egan states that he appears on no photos on the web (and has written a funny essay about how Google despite this tries to assign him a photo).

Now this also got me thinking: who is the most-known non-pseudonymous living person of which there are no verified pictures?

(I’m pretty sure Egan must be in the background of some crowd snap somewhere, just no known photos)
gregegan.net/ESSAYS/GOOGLE/Goo

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words from the bad place 

Is there anybody out there?

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Auspol and cost of living (stats) 

ABS Cost of living stats for the March quarter have just been released, and they're sharp:

"Annual increases in living costs ranged between 3.8 per cent for Employee households and 4.9 per cent for Age pensioner households in the March 2022 quarter"

"In the March 2022 quarter, Age pensioner (+2.3 per cent) and Other government transfer recipient (+2.1 per cent) households recorded the largest quarterly rises since the September 2000 quarter, following the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST)."

The media release is at abs.gov.au/media-centre/media- and explains how LCI differs from CPI.

The key stats are at abs.gov.au/statistics/economy/

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The MAYA Principle: “Most Advanced. Yet Acceptable"

"The adult public's taste is not necessarily ready to accept the logical solutions to their requirements if the solution implies too vast a departure from what they have been conditioned into accepting as the norm."

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Mate posted on facebook, says hey I want off twitter, does anybody know anything about counter social, I tell him I vaguely recall having it blocked 'cause it was full of jackasses and then I went and looked it up and apparently they don't federate with anyone at all and if you're on counter social you can only talk with other people on counter social and then I went

Wait

I just described every social media this guy's encountered so far

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eugen going down to his local pub, everyone raises their glasses as one and says "HEY, WEBSITE BOY!!!"

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Okay, I can't keep the urge of making my own spreadsheet program at bay any longer.

Let's get started.

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Just discovered the great project fediverse.space/, which was inspired by one of my older works. It's an interactive network of the and calculates the edges based on mentions between instances. Currently it contains 2445 instances.

/via @anneroth @sozialwelten

vis.social

vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in SciArt, SciComm, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.