- Erik Wernquist - Short Film: "One Revolution Per Minute" - have to agree with the creator that in reality, most people would find the whole thing nauseating. Interesting thought experiment though.
- People who watched Sky News more likely to have voted no in referendum, survey finds | Indigenous voice to parliament | The Guardian. You don't fucken say? Who could have seen that coming...
- Experts say east coast humpback whale population has reached record numbers, as tourism booms - ABC News:
"We know that population has reached 40,000 or more," Wally Franklin from the Oceania Project said. "We believe the numbers are now getting close to what we call carrying capacity, when the number of whales born equals the number of whales that die of natural causes each year."
- This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI | MIT Technology Review:
Poisoned data samples can manipulate models into learning, for example, that images of hats are cakes, and images of handbags are toasters. The poisoned data is very difficult to remove, as it requires tech companies to painstakingly find and delete each corrupted sample.
- In the Office Auto-Reply Emails for a Hybrid Work Schedule - McSweeney's Internet Tendency
- Microsoft hires former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman | OpenAI | The Guardian:
At the end of a dramatic weekend of boardroom drama, the non-profit board of the San Francisco-based OpenAI has installed Emmett Shear, the co-founder of video streaming site Twitch, as the company's third CEO in three days, according to multiple reports.A week later the drama was still going on. Silicon Valley would never have run out of material, honestly.
- Australian supermarket vanilla ice-cream taste test: the best tub is from Aldi (so is the worst) | Australian food and drink | The Guardian. Interesting even if only for the discussion of just how much air gets whipped into ice cream.
- Australians most vulnerable to COVID-19 are the least vaccinated. Here's how the government's responding - ABC News. Spoiler alert: they're doing absolutely fucking nothing, and blaming the aged care sector.
- Australian housing wealth is meaningless, destructive and fundamentally changing our society | Alan Kohler | The Guardian:
It will be impossible to return the price of housing to something less destructive – preferably to what it was when my parents and I bought our first houses – without purging the idea that housing is a means to create wealth as opposed to simply a place to live.
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