Meet The Black Women Who turned Georgia Blue: “Yep, it was Stacey. But don’t forget about Nsé, Helen, Tamieka, Melanie, LaTosha and Deborah.”
The Year in Photos 2020: How will we remember this pivotal year in human history? Many of us won’t want to, but in doing so we risk repeating what got us into this mess in the first place.
LG 27UK850-W: An Acceptable 27-inch Display for the Mac: I occasionally toy with the idea of moving to a Mac Mini + monitor setup to replace my current 27″ Retina iMac, but finding a good monitor that’s not too expensive is difficult. This one is a maybe?
Octopuses Observed Punching Fish, Perhaps Out of Spite, Scientists Say: “In new proof that 2020 has been a crappy year basically everywhere, scientists have captured video evidence of octopuses randomly punching at fish, possibly for no reason other than being spiteful.”
AI Weirdness • 2020 headlines: “Midway through 2020, people started suggesting that I train a neural net on 2020 headlines, and I was skeptical that there would be enough weird ones to make a decent project. Then 2020 continued to be 2020.”
‘Plaguecore’ and the Rise of Tumblr’s Dress-Up Culture: “Young people are weathering the pandemic by posting photos of themselves in 17th-century plague-doctor outfits.” Discussed here (with lots of links to Tumblr posts): plaguecore, cottagecore, and dark academia.
The Racist Legacy of Computer-Generated Humans: “Moviemakers have perfected the art of rendering skin and hair—but only for white people.”
Email email@example.com whatever you want to torch. Use plain text or an image attachment. PG-13 rules apply.
Watch on the live feed as your message is created, conveyed, and then dropped into the rolling flames.
Most common passwords of 2020: The list details how many times a password has been exposed, used, and how much time it would take to crack it. If you’re using any of these for your passwords, change them.
Facing collapse, the famed Arecibo Observatory will be demolished: While teams will try to salvage some parts of the observatory, the decommission will bring an end to the popular 57-year-old telescope, which has been featured in numerous films and television shows.