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The scope of the Fediverse, 2022

This picture is very informative. I asked on my Mastodon account what apps other than Mastodon and micro.blog are on the ActivityPub network. I had heard of many of these, but in the newbie fog, I hadn’t retained the memory…. Continue Reading →

‘The New Wordle Editor Is Ruining Wordle’

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Slate, written by Lizzie O’Leary: When the New York Times announced, on November 7, that Wordle would have an editor, I didn’t give it much thought. How much could the mere presence of… Continue Reading →

Lawyers told to choose between GOP chair and 10 other fake electors

Either state GOP chairman David Shafer or 10 other Republicans who falsely purported to be Georgia’s presidential electo…    Read the original story

Disney Made a Movie Quality AI Tool That Automatically Makes Actors Look Younger or Older

hondo77 writes: Two years ago, Disney Research Studios developed AI-powered tools that could generate face swap videos with enough quality and resolution to be used for professional filmmaking (instead of as questionably low-res GIFs shared around the internet). This year,… Continue Reading →

Let’s Encrypt issues 3 billion HTTPS certificates

Nonprofit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt hit a major milestone earlier this month: it issued its three billionth HTTPS certificate. The Let’s Encrypt project was founded in 2013 to provide websites with free SSL and TLS certificates needed to enable HTTPS… Continue Reading →

Amazon Kindle Scribe review

The Kindle turned 15 this month. It’s been a strange ride for Amazon’s first hardware device. CEO Andy Jassy gave the e-reader a rare bit of love in last year’s shareholder letter, noting: Our first foray into devices was the… Continue Reading →

Fatherhood changes men’s brains, according to before-and-after MRI scans

Fathers’ brains adjust their structure and function to parenthood María Paternina-Die, CC BY-NDThe time fathers devote to child care every week has tripled over the past 50 years in the United States. The increase in fathers’ involvement in child rearing… Continue Reading →

Pluralistic: Booz Allen ticketmastered America’s public lands (30 Nov 2022)

Today’s links Booz Allen tickemastered America’s public lands: An arms dealer makes millions on junk fees from National Parks visitors. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2007, 2012, 2017 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing… Continue Reading →

Review: Intel’s “Raptor Canyon” NUC is a compact gaming PC without the stress

Enlarge / Intel’s new “Raptor Canyon” NUC Extreme (rear) is a lot larger but also a lot more capable than previous NUC Extreme boxes (front). (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) desktops rose to prominence about a… Continue Reading →

Military Sim Developer Tired of Its Game Being Used To Fake War Footage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Bohemia Interactive, the Czech Republic based developer of the military simulator game Arma 3, has published a blog and a video it hopes will help it with a unique problem. Footage from… Continue Reading →

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