July 2021

Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.

#software #pandemic

California restaurant turns to sassy robot for extra help as it struggles to hire workers

#food #work #robots

Where Are The Robotic Bricklayers?

#architecture #robots

We Would Be Nowhere Without the Web 1.0 Anime Shrine

#web #fandom

Age Verification In The Online Safety Bill

#internet #law

From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk

#computers #culture

Abolish the Olympics

They’ve long been a financial boondoggle that ruins lives and enriches the corporate class. This year, they might also spread a deadly Covid variant among a largely unvaccinated population.

#sports #business #health

Why I no longer trust Github

#internet #programming #business

The History of Whitewashing in Comic-to-Screen Adaptations

#comics #movies #representation

Intel Continues to Rehire Veterans: At Some Point They’ll Run Out

#computers #business

On Endianness

Byte Endianness in computers has been a constant source of conflict for decades. But is there really a clear advantage to one over the other? Let’s explore together!

#computers #science

How to Make Twitter Suck Less

#social media #software