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Chris Rock - Tamborine —
Chris Rock went through a messy divorce and he would like you to know that women are bad. (Shame that the show devolves into misogyny, because the first half is pretty good.)
ME: so this is a RAID array
YOU: but the A in RAID is for “array” so isn’t saying “RAID array” redundant?
ME: Yes, that’s what the R is for.
Finished my last AC:Origins tour and I want more. I want to spend more time in this world and I want all the game types. Egyptian Cart Simulator. Nile Farming Simulator. Playerunknown`s Primitive Battlegrounds. Far Cry and Destiny are done, but I want all the others.
You know, I’m thinking about this
- Soylent names their product after cannibalism as a “joke”, but
- Peter Thiel wants to drink teenager blood, and
- Richard Dawkins suddenly blurted out this weekend a desire to use cloning technology to eat human flesh
Is something… up
Too many straight people working at the BBC.
Got my MacBook Pro back and I’d forgotten how slim and flat it’s supposed to be when the battery isn’t swollen — crazy that I took so long to notice something was wrong.
I still dislike the principle of gluing the battery so strongly Apple itself won’t service it without changing the whole case, but it’s hard to complain when I get a shiny new case and keyboard for the flat battery service fee.
Les gens qui vont chez le docteur : “Je vais mal, et voici en détail tous mes symptômes.”
Les gens qui vont chez le garagiste : “Ma voiture ne marche plus, voici tout ce que j’ai noté”
Les gens qui ont un souci informatique : “CA MARCHE PAS. VOILA MERCI AU REVOIR.”
There are valid business reasons not to include Origins in that list, but why no Syndicate?
How on earth is the Music category in the Steam library such an insane mess? How is it allowed to exist in that state?
I’ve had my MacBook Pro show its temperature in the menu bar for a couple of years and never saw it dip below 55°C.
Back from the Genius Bar, it’s now running at 36°C. That’s less warm than my brain.
“There is more that one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from.”
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
“The Japan business unit launches an average of 100 new products a year, and many times more are put to the test behind the scenes. You can’t fall behind the rapid product cycle in Japan.”
Where the Water Tastes Like One —
This game is to interactive fiction what No Man’s Sky was to space games: an interesting concept with cool, engaging content (writing instead of procgen designs) — but they clearly struggled to find the game in it, and panicked and made it incredibly annoying. Just like No Man’s Sky became tolerable (though it retained a bunch of annoyances) with a creative mode, Where the Water Tastes Like One needs a free-roam mode where you just trade stories freely.
Also, an option to disable the narrator while keeping the other voice actors.
Remember that the phrase “unskilled labor“ was coined to make you think that you and your job make you superior to people who do very necessary work within the structures of our society.
But Swarm’s 0.25U satellites were too small for the FCC, which denied launch permission citing concerns about tracking and collision avoidance. Apparently, Swarm launched anyway. I think this would be the first unauthorized launch of commercial satellites ever.
Real-time photogrammetry with #ARKit
I really want a “tinder but for yelp” app. People keep asking me to pick dinner and brunch spots and I generally find this to be too much work and anxiety. I just want to mindlessly swipe until I find something.
They aren’t “fakes.” They are real diamonds. It just turns out it is pretty simple to grow this valueless rock that some company tricked people into associating with marriage.
What we know is that an average person in poverty will perform on an IQ test about as well as a middle-class person would be expected to perform after missing a night and a half of sleep. That’s called “cognitive load.”
The marshmallow game - where children are promised two marshmallows later if they deny themselves the pleasure of one now - is premised on enough trust in authority that you believe there won’t be zero marshmallows later.
#SorryToBotherYou but here’s the trailer
My Mac detects my Watch before I try to log in and remembers that it was locked at the time, even if it isn’t now.
If I’m not wearing my Watch, it takes several seconds to realize that and display a password prompt.
How can both these things be true in the same implementation.
I’ve read conflicting info on whether the iPhone uses the battery while the cable is plugged in but, if this is true, it’s a pretty important thing to know.
J’ai lancé un épisode de la version BBC de House of Cards en me disant que j’en serais débarrassé, mais je ne peux pas le lâcher. L’histoire se prête mieux au rythme d’une série anglaise — toutes les histoires se prêtent mieux au rythme d’une série anglaise.
I really love the extremely awesome “hostage demand” genre of negative steam reviews.
AGE 9: I’m going to be an astronaut!
AGE 17: I’m going to be an industrial designer!
AGE 31: I’m going to sit in a shanty by the sea and repair nets while mumbling to myself. ill be ostracized in the village
“People are sick of the Federal Reserve, sick of bailouts, sick of inflation. You know what we need? Internet money with the usability of PGP and the stability of BART service”
Quand j’étais petite je confondais Carlos le terroriste et Carlos le chanteur et je me disais “quand même c’est fou le gars c’est un assassin mais on le laisse continuer à chanter sur scène oklm”
Maintenant y’a Bertrand Cantat
It’s gonna be kinda shit and I’ll quickly be tired of it but I can’t possibly not try it, can I — nor can almost anyone else.
I haven’t been able to use my Watch in five days because I’m away from home and Apple never deigned to make a portable charger that just plugs into a Lightning cable.
You can have the best password hygiene in the world, but you will one day type your password into a text message with your friends and nothing will save you.
Established scientifically with the help of a friend — by comparing verbal impressions and listening to leakage in a crowded McDonald’s — that my ears are optimally formed for AirPods and it would have been a crime not to buy them.
In completely unrelated news, my right ear is a bit sore when I have the AirPod in (from all the double-tapping to fast-forward through podcasts).
You can tell FB’s algorithm changes kicked in because all the partisan meme factories immediately switched from “like and share” to “type yes”
Am I doing something wrong or is there seriously just one Celsius style for Instagram’s weather sticker?
Emoji are a globalist conspiracy to make English speaking programmers care about Unicode.
The work that CA is accused of doing—building “psychographic profiles” based on demographics and online behavior in order to figure out how to segment and market to a vulnerable population—is a succinct description of how Facebook makes money.
This high-speed Eurostar train used to speed its way through the Channel Tunnel, but now lies abandoned in France. Since 2016, many of these trains have been scrapped. This train is deemed officially in storage. … though the word “abandoned” seems more appropriate
Google Lens, you had one job.
Un jeu MB
I’ve added a third-party smart plug to my Philips Hue setup (to control a big, bright LED panel) and the relay’s mechanical noise really bothers me. Reminds me every time of a capacitor burning out or a hard drive crashing, and takes a lot away from the electronic magic.
The truth is Facebook not only allowed but facilitated data sweeps of your friends by shady apps since it was made.
Do you know how many co’s harvested & sold detailed profiles on you?
How many friends traded your data to play FarmVille or find out which Kardashian they are?
C’est encore plus tragique quand soudain X-Files te sort un épisode aussi bon — intéressant, glauque, un peu drôle — que ceux de la grande époque. J’ai même vu de la lumière dans les yeux de Duchovny pendant un (bref) instant.
Je devrais vraiment arrêter là, pour de bon cette fois, et m’épargner l’inévitable abomination carterienne de la semaine prochaine.
I love this aqua version of the WWDC 2018 graphic @deplaatjesmaker made. Serious throwback.
Je voudrais quand même bien savoir ce qui se passe dans la tête d’un producteur de cinéma qui se dit “Ce film est trop ambitieux et intello, alors on va le sortir en salles aux Etats-Unis et pas en Europe.”
If Counterpart were on HBO instead of Starz it would be the buzz show of the moment. Spectacularly good.
L’ancienne civilisation prétendait être fondée sur l’amour et la justice.
La nôtre est fondée sur la haine.
Dans notre monde, il n’y aura pas d’autres émotions que la crainte, la rage, le triomphe et l’humiliation.
Nous détruirons tout le reste, tout.
George Orwell, 1984.
Mobile hardware wasn’t quite up to the task in 2009, but you could pretty easily and cheaply have a decent phone or tablet running webOS in 2018. Oh, be still, my heart.
Looking at the Magic Leap SDK would be silly when there’s already so much I can do with the hardware I actually own. Looking at the Magic Leap SDK would be silly when there’s already so much I can do with the hardware I actually own. Looking at the Magic Leap SDK would be silly w
Since I’m evidently done with my Apple boycott I just bought a used 7 Plus and 1) I’m in love with the live photo effects and 2) I immediately started thinking about remaking my apps with ARKit goddammit sometimes being a developer means you just can’t help yourself.
I wasn’t enthusiastic about getting an iPhone with a white face, but it works out fine with grayscale mode — even more paper-like. Shame it doesn’t have True Tone.
I’d forgotten how dumb it is that there are two levels of 3D Touch on the iPhone’s screen. Thank god Instagram is smart enough to have the same action on long-press and semi-push, even if that’s not Apple’s UX recommendation.
The Shape of Water (2017) —
This probably would have been watchable without the tweeness and the torture and… well, it wouldn’t have been a Guillermo Del Toro film, would it.
Paddington 2 (2017) —
The first movie was more adult-watchable, wasn’t it? Or am I just that much older?
Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun was on my wishlist and it was a nice surprise to get it for free with Amazon Prime via Twitch. I was waiting for a sale because I’m not patient enough to get my money’s worth of a tactics game, but it is very good and I’m enjoying it so far.
Also played DubWars which is a very fun concept: a twin-stick space shooter where you don’t control your weapons — they’re synced with the music. I’m not good (or, again, patient) enough to even finish the first stage but I really like the idea.
On the one hand, Horizon Zero Dawn is at 20€ on PSN… on the other, my controller has stopped working with the console but connects to the computer, which makes me worry that the PS4’s wireless is dead and I’m gonna have bigger problems than HZD’s price.
Unpopular opinion: the way the media covered Hillary Clinton’s emails did much more to make Donald Trump president than anything Cambridge Analytica, or even Facebook, did. And it was less defensible on the merits.
Space exploration #science
Why do VR controllers insist on putting icons on their buttons instead of giving each button a unique tactile shape? It’s almost impossible to tell the user “press the A button”, but would be really easy to tell them “press the button that feels like this icon looks.”
my favorite Mensa fact is that both founders ended up hating Mensa, the first hating it because he didn’t know poor people were allowed to be smart and the second hating it because he had to find out the hard way that the kind of people who would join a high-IQ society are dorks
A friend and I both recently switched to more recent iPhones and I am appalled by the amount of noise reduction in photos — it never seemed that bad to me on iPhone 6. Compounded of course, and that part’s not new, by the system app’s refusal to shoot or even display RAW images.
Pictures look awful when you zoom in. Of course that doesn’t matter if you’re just posting to your Instagram story, but then for that usage they would also look fine without any noise reduction, so what’s the point? Who benefits?
Lapis legit, an Indonesian-Dutch fusion dessert, features 18 to 30 individually baked layers of spiced butter, sugar, and egg yolk. Bakers from across the islands prepare the dessert in a square pan, broiling each layer before adding the next. The result? This colorful concoction
Demoing some of the handwriting gestures 😊✍️ #WindowsInsiders #WindowsInk
Have you tried using the handwriting panel in the lastest builds?
In light of what they’ve done with Go, and assuming Project Santa Cruz runs on an Snapdragon 845, the standalone Rift should be more than capable of ending consumer-level PC VR. From that point on, I suspect PCs will be for enterprise / LBE / pro-authoring apps only.
Right now Google’s rig takes thirty seconds to produce a shot but I wonder if their rumored acquisition of Lytro would enable them to make light fields in Street View. Feels like that’s got to be the goal?
Experimenting with a new Skydio Voxels mode in our Android app. I’m streaming map and segmentation data from the R1 to a Pixel 2 phone and then using shaders to render an AR overlay. Still a little rough around the edges, but it’s all running in real-time!
When you put on your AirPods for the first time in days and you’re as pleased with their sound as when you bought them
I like the AirPods’ sound so much I keep listening to them when I come home, which was never the case with my previous earbuds. (Okay, those were “only” $100—but wired.)
We built an AR @Mapbox experience with @metaglasses. The optics are 👌.
Experience this at our #gdc booth #1715.
It’s possible we called this one wrong
Ingold argues “player freedom” in single player story games follows a sort of axis / spectrum, from “where do I go now” to “yikes what have I done” (systemic games making your plans go wrong) #GDC18
I’d forgotten how painless it is to type on an iPhone that isn’t three years old. Now there’s one drawback of software keyboards we forget to talk about.
I hate interactive fiction where the result of player choice doesn’t follow mechanically from the character’s actions so this was basically tailor-made for me 😒
I wish I had the strength (or… common sense) to give up on an open-world game before it becomes a chore to clean out the last side-quest icons. Worth noting though, it took me sixty hours to reach that point in AC:Origins.
Quelqu’un a déjà réfléchi à la viabilité d’un bateau-mouche de bureaux, qui prendrait les gens le matin et les déposerait le soir selon un circuit traversant Paris ? Soit en coworking soit pour une société ?
(Si vous utilisez mon idée je veux une place.)
A Facebook software engineer just emailed me. It’s clear even Facebook employees don’t understand why people are surprised the company even needs to collect call history and SMS data
The most interesting point about Facebook’s call/sms logs is that they were revealed by the info dumps they allow users to download. An engineer wrote a script to format that data into HTML and it never occurred to anyone involved that users might be creeped out.
This is how the human eye moves
Evidence that the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans was irrational and entirely racist abounds. This one was new to me. Over 100 infants and children of Japanese ancestry were taken out of orphanages and foster homes and detained in a “Children’s Village.”
Il faisait grand soleil quand je suis entré dans le cinéma, maintenant je reviens de Wakanda et c’est l’hiver de merde 😒
Il me semble que Black Panther est mieux écrit que réalisé, mais c’est quand même le premier film Marvel à m’arracher une larme au troisième acte alors on ne va pas trop critiquer.
J’ai envisagé de sortir du cinéma en protestation quand Michael B. Jordan a embrassé une femme, attaque homophobe totalement gratuite.
“Far Cry 5’s story is bad. 9/10” Every fucking review today.
On the way to work, Luke sees a candy bar he loved as a kid has come back. He buys one. When the day is too much, he remembers he’s got a treat coming. He gets home late, eats dinner, then the candy. It’s not as good as he remembered. He wonders how he’ll get through tomorrow.
He’s a giant rodent
She’s a lizard from the Pleistocene
Together, they fight crime
FRIEND: so how are you?
ME: I’m well, thanks!
FRIEND: what’s new?
ME: not much!
FRIEND: well, what have you been up to?
ME: why are you doing this to me
Ugh. I’ll desperately miss my iPad mini but if the 9.7-inch A10 is compatible with Pencil at 359 € I’m inevitably gonna end up with one, aren’t I.
Maybe leave Apple until fall to announce a Pro mini, but that’ll just never happen.
Après Annihilation j’ai googlé “the best existential horror movies” et je vous conseille Spoorloos — vous trouverez difficilement meilleur thriller avec une Citroën BX et une Peugeot 404 sur une aire d’autoroute française.
27 takes of Carrie Fisher slapping oscar isaac
Here are some AI generated nude portraits I’ve been working on🍑
Usually the machine just paints people as blobs of flesh with tendrils and limbs randomly growing out - I think it’s really surreal. I wonder if that’s how machines see us…
In 1999, I asked David Gerrold to write a “future of computing” prediction for the magazine where I was Technology Editor. Here’s what he wrote.
For all that we complain about its flaws, it’s easy to forget how much the idea of Siri was THE FUTURRRE until it became our reality #lastRT
I put the PRO in PROCRASTINATE
A Hoberman switch pitch ball.
I wish there were more ways to affect the colors of foreground vs. background but the available options are already awesome.
Hmm est-ce que je me sens de trimbaler un sommier à lattes (une place) à pied sur trois kilomètres 🤔
I was glad Far Cry 5 came out as I was working on this article - it’s a fun game, and also one that perfectly encapsulates how so many modern video games relate to guns.
(Of course Apple would gate it to a new device.)
Wait a minute… @ThumperGame