Gizmodo brings to attention the speech by New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern. In it, Arden notes that albeit social media was not responsbile for the shooting, it played a role for providing the tools of organisation and for allowing the massacre to be seen around the world.
That reference to the ‘publisher versus the postman’ refers to the American view on social media, which is largely shaped by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, originally passed in 1996. Section 230 designates internet forums as carriers like a telephone company or postal worker rather than a publisher and means that companies like Facebook and Twitter aren’t held responsible for the speech that occurs on their platforms. Prime Minister Ardern is now challenging that idea.
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This short documentary by Kevin Staake looks at Abigail Goldman, who creates 1:87 scale dioramas of murder and dismemberment.
By day, she visits morgues, observes autopsies, and studies pictures of crime scenes. By night, she turns nightmarish imaginings into precise, red-splattered miniatures.
The Washington Post brings to attention the Speeder, a $380,000 vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft capable of travelling at over 240km/h for a distance of 72 km.
“This is a compact machine, like a motorcycle, that can take off vertically from your front lawn or driveway and land on the other side of the city in a similar position,” said Mayman, who famously made a jet-pack flight around the Statue of Liberty in 2015. “That kind of convenience and size is what we’ve all dreamed about, but this idea has always been treated like science fiction.”
As a Netflix-only home the question came up: how does Netflix make money if it doesn't show advertising? Someone on the Internet unsurprisingly answers that question.
In this video, we’re going to break down exactly how Netflix’s unique business model allows it to capture such a sizable audience, and how its vision for the future could cement the streaming disruptor as a bona-fide media titan.
With privacy being constantly eroded in more and more places in a constant quest for data mining just to sell you more stuff, Scientific American offers a link to https://applymagicsauce.com/demo to see what algorithms can inference about you just by your online activity. The world is starting to notice but it may be too late.
Examining the psychological profile that the algorithm derives from your online traces can certainly be entertaining. On the other hand, the algorithm’s ability to draw inferences about us illustrates how easy it is for anyone who tracks our digital activities to gain insight into our personalities—and potentially invade our privacy. What is more, psychological inferences about us might be exploited to manipulate, say, what we buy or how we vote.
According to Radio New Zealand, farmers are embracing drone technology to handle jobs deemed dirty, dangerous, or dull.
"Winter time it's ideal for flying it sitting at home on a cold day I don't want to go outside, so I fly my drone round, have a look make sure all my stock are behind the wire.
The Circle Line Art School has a series of fascinating tutorials on drawing. Above, how to draw a 3D City.62More
William Osman and his team build a bike made entirely of wood down to the bearings and haphazardly discover that while functional it could use some improvements.89More
This has apparently been around for a while but I have only just seen it: the Selfie Arm, a fiberglass light-weight arm designed by artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe as a sarcastic social commentary on the selfie-stick.81More
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