Month: February 2018

  • No one in the universe reads the terms and conditions

  • If HAL-9000 was Alexa

  • Slaughter Bots

    Another terrifying development at the nexus of autonomous weapon systems and artificial intelligence. Korea announced that it’s developing a system that, would search for and eliminate targets without human control, are called the third revolution in the battleground after gunpowder and nuclear weapons. Such weapons would include an AI-based missile that can control its speed…

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Fergie brought down the house at the NBA All-Star Game with her jazzy rendition of the national anthem. Not in a good way. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley she lost to Arnold Schwarzenegger to be governor of California. Now Elizabeth Swaney hacked the qualification rules for the Olympics and made it into the the…

  • Native Podcast Players

    Native Podcast Players

    The New York Times app added a native podcast player that does an excellent job of complimenting their news rather than competing with it. The player was launched to support The Daily, their flagship news show. What is really interesting about this player is that it lets the user continue to browse while listening. Tap…

  • Japanese TV News

    Television news programs in Japan are famously entertaining. The sets are more interesting and the hosts are much more physically involved with the story-telling. Below are some screenshots of a lengthy and incredibly detailed explanation of the sport of speedskating. Here they are talking about the importance of drafting complete with a huge fan for…

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Children were shot down and murdered in cold blood. Thoughts & Prayers trended on social media. An Arizona woman has been diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome, a rare condition that causes her to switch accents. Parents at a school in Japan asked the school scale back on the budget for their new $800 uniforms. The…

  • #knittingteamfi

    I have a new appreciation for Team Finland. The Finnish coach is KNITTING at the top of the slopestyle course. Someone please find out what this man is making!!!#PyongChang2018 #snowboard — Shelby-Jai Flick (@ShelbyJaiFlick) February 10, 2018 Indeed! Team effort at its best! #knittingteamfi — Olympic Team Finland (@OlympicTeamFI) February 12, 2018 We are…

  • Childhood Nightmare

    The stuff of nightmares when I was growing up was this scene from the slasher, Trilogy of Terror. Boston Dynamics released an update And, of course, Black Mirror perfected the terror in Metalhead.