I know the theory of machine learning but this 13 minute video on #tiktok's algorithm really drove home for me the effect on people: https://www.wsj.com/video/series/inside-tiktoks-highly-secretive-algorithm/investigation-how-tiktok-algorithm-figures-out-your-deepest-desires/6C0C2040-FF25-4827-8528-2BD6612E3796 (WSJ but not paywalled)
Second 37℃ day in a row. Kitchen's temperature was 30, so I harvested some Swiss chard and cooked it over our propane stove in the backyard.
Sunday's forecast is for 23℃. That would be #heaven!
It is now 30℃ in our wee house. Environment Canada says that by 23:00 the temperature outside will have fallen to 29, at which point we will open the windows.
My brain is barely turning over, running on half a cylinder.
I listened to a short story a few months ago set not that many years in the future when heat waves that killed millions of people at a time were common (Escape Pod?).
I have seen the future...
"Ex-officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for George Floyd's murder" https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/derek-chauvin-sentencing-1.6079846
Gotta take small victories where you can find them.
TIL the term "jank".
"Our eyes notice the tiny, irregular hitches in animation that a poorly timed animation can produce." https://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/speed/rendering/
"Pakistan's Punjab province tells citizens to get jabbed or have their SIM card blocked"
"Moderna to take mRNA HIV vaccine into Phase 1 trials this year"
HIV. Vaccine. 💪
We dream of returning to normal life! https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/pride-2021-big-cities-playing-safe-card-small-gatherings-virtual-event-rcna1002
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