I wonder what she’s doing now. Whoops, never mind.
Posts tagged tech.
Sure, I live in the UK, pay UK taxes and use UK public services, but national borders are increasingly a hinderance to my life. Sometimes it’s artificial geographic boundaries holding me back (apps not available on my country’s app stores, albums not offered on Spotify here because they’re only physically available in the US, Netflix not carrying the same catalogue worldwide). Other times, it’s the fact that spending so much time online gives me an international outlook on things that makes national laws and local politics seem petty compared to the opportunities out there in the big wide world. It got me thinking, can’t I renounce my British citizenship and become a global citizen?
From yesterday’s keynote.
Steve Jobs’ empty chair at yesterday’s Apple keynote.
Great idea. I don’t want my Facebook profile living on after me!!
I’d be lying if I said I never thought about things like this. Now I just have to decide which of my friends I want to give this sort of power.
In sci-fi movies, whenever a computer becomes self-aware and decides to annihilate humankind, it does so because it’s analysed history, looked at all the bad stuff we’ve done, and decided we’re too dangerous to be allowed to live. Sometimes the computer snidely illustrates its point by bombarding Captain James T Kirk with archive footage of Nazis marching around. Kirk then heroically argues back on behalf of humankind, mentioning Picasso and Beethoven and that Athena poster of the shirtless beefcake cradling a baby, until the computer screams “DOES NOT COMPUTE” and explodes in a cheap shower of sparks.
CHARLIE BROOKER, talking about the dangers and non-dangers of Nautilus, “the computer that predicts the future”.
Of course, I picked the quote about Star Trek out of a much longer essay, but the rest of it is interesting and definitely worth reading.
TROLLFACE IN THE HOUSE: This GEEK RAP is an anthem for the ANONS and TROLLS who are always FIRST!!!!!111 to let you know if anything is FAKE or GAY on the interwebz. Prepare your base or it belongs to us.
Reblog or FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
Shoutout to the internet!
So a guy who steals 1 million academic papers is facing more time in prison than manslaughter or rape?
I haven’t commented on this yet today, but this Redditor nailed it.
It’s not that I don’t understand how or why the justice system works the way that it does, but I’m starting to feel like it might be more effective to use a random punishment generator at this point.
Favorite scene of all the scenes. I laughed so hard the first time I saw this movie.
…Rather than remembering things, we now simply retain the knowledge of how to find the information we need when we need it. In other words, the Internet as a whole has become what a major example of what psychologists refer to as “transactive memory.
It sure is
This gif is just what I needed to celebrate my 7,000th Tumblr post.