- There are headlines, and then there's Henry Kissinger, War Criminal Beloved by America’s Ruling Class, Finally Dies
- Australia makes world-first decision to ban engineered stone following surge in silicosis cases - ABC News:
Australia has become the first country to announce a ban on engineered stone following a surge in workers developing the lung disease silicosis.
- Entire Wests Tigers administration ousted as former NSW premier returns to embattled NRL club | Wests Tigers | The Guardian:
NRL club Wests Tigers have overhauled their entire administration following an independent review into the club, bringing in former New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell as interim chair and ex-Souths boss Shane Richardson as interim chief executive.Yikes.
- Kingsmill the kingmaker: Triple J veteran who shaped Australia's music tastes for decades departs ABC | Australian music | The Guardian:
However much you liked or hated his musical taste, at least Kingsmill was a real human being. There are now far fewer niches for tastemakers and cultural intermediaries. Your Spotify feed is programmed by a ghostly algorithm, while the power to launch new artists has been passed to TikTok. As robot playlists and major label tie-ups move inexorably towards the commanding heights of the music economy, it may be that we come to look on Kingsmill's time at Triple J with nostalgia.
- The 10 Most Hated Fonts of All Time | WDD. Mostly good but over-used fonts. Plus a couple that were always simply crap.
- St Vincent’s Hospital to be insolvent by April | The Saturday Paper:
The SVHA group has $3.6 billion in assets and almost $400 million in cash and cash equivalents at hand, although this is apparently not to be spent to rescue its failing public operation.For those not familiar, this is a situation where the public and private hospitals are literally next door. One rolling in cash, the other broke. You could not get a clearer illustration of why maintaining two entire hospital systems in parallel is ludicrous.
- Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real:
In many ways, this is a tale as old as time: people lie and steal content online in exchange for likes, influence and money all the time. But the spread of this type of content on Facebook over the last several months has shown that the once-prophesized future where cheap, AI-generated trash content floods out the hard work of real humans is already here, and is already taking over Facebook. It also shows Facebook is doing essentially nothing to help its users decipher real content from AI-generated content masquerading as real content, and that huge masses of Facebook users are completely unprepared for our AI-generated future.
- The New York Times is suing Microsoft and OpenAI for billions. Here's what it claims their AI bots are up to - ABC News. It's quite a list, including claims ChatGPT attributed made-up stories to the NYT.
- Clue in the windscreen may be key in legal challenge to Queensland's AI traffic fine system | Queensland | The Guardian:
Visible in the car's windscreen is what appears to be a reflection of Trueman's upside-down numberplate.Hard to imagine how a reflections of the car's own number plate could be on the windscreen.
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