Items for July 2021

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

Tags: computers, pandemic

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

Tags: food, work, robots

Where Are The Robotic Bricklayers?

Tags: architecture, robots

Age Verification In The Online Safety Bill

Tags: internet, law

From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk

Tags: 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.

Tags: sports, business, health

Why I no longer trust Github

Tags: internet, programming, business

The History of Whitewashing in Comic-to-Screen Adaptations

Tags: comics, movies, representation

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

Tags: 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!

Tags: computers, science