Google shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China.
"Leaks about the plan and the extraordinary backlash that ensued both internally and externally appear to have forced company executives to shelve it at least in the short term."
Keep standing up to the giants. https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/google-china-censored-search-engine-2/
In this picture you're looking at the sun from inside the sun's corona.
Think about that for a minute. This is closer to the sun than anything human-created has ever been.
The two bright arcs shooting from left to right? "two distinct jets of solar material, known as coronal streamers."
The bright spot on the left? That's Jupiter. Almost 500 million miles away.
Sometimes we can do pretty amazing stuff, we humans. In a pretty amazing universe.
Watch #Google announce a "ContentID for small businesses as a service, so that everyone can comply with Article13". And just like that, not only do they know who from where visits what website, but now also what they upload there.
This could be used in all sorts of ways, in order to build a further profile of you even if you try to avoid Google itself, to blackamil you if you anywhere, ever infringed copyright, to prevent anyone from storing 'leaks' anywhere etc.
Sale is still on! Don't miss your chance to get the Mastodon client with the largest number of Elephant Friends in it for 50% off, if you are a Tumblr refugee!
If you are not, you can lie and say that you are and get it for 50% off anyway.
Actually, nobody is going to be asking. You will only have to lie to yourself.
Decided to arrange a welcome for Tumblr refugees, so Toot! is 50% off on the App Store today! Grab it now if you haven't - this is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as any future sale will not be the same sale as this one, which is the Tumblr refugee sale.
It's a good client. It's the best client. Well, it is at least the client with the most secret easter egg games.
Finally launched Faktory Pro, the commercial sibling of Faktory, my background job system for all programming languages.
If you want Sidekiq for Python, JS, PHP, Elixir, Rust or Go, this is your jam.
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The opening and closing keynotes from Keep Ruby Weird 2018 are great: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE7tQUdRKcyaxIbXihF5bRdMumqVtGrT4
"Bitcoin has lost 40 percent of its value"
Cyber monday deal?
Rule by robots is easy to imagine – we’re already victims of superintelligent firms | John Naughton
The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI
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