🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'University of Michigan Sells Recordings of Study Groups and Office Hours to Train AI'

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This is straight-up awful. Shame on the university for doing this. link to “University of Michigan Sells Recordings of Study Groups and Office Hours to Train AI”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Russia Hides Its War Toll. We Pieced Together the Clues.'

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Russia is in the wrong in this conflict, but that also means that Russians are among those being wronged. link to “Russia Hides Its War Toll. We Pieced Together the Clues.”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Future data centres may have built-in nuclear reactors'

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You know, instead of assuming that we must grow AI data centers and asking how we should power them, we could look at the costs in terms of power and ask whether we should grow AI data centers. link to “Future data centres may have built-in nuclear reactors”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Backdoors that let cops decrypt messages violate human rights, EU court says'

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Heck yes. link to “Backdoors that let cops decrypt messages violate human rights, EU court says”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'UK president to legislature: Proposed DEI, tenure legislation is ‘deeply concerning’ for Kentucky colleges'

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I appreciate it when our president speaks up against legislation that would hurt the University of Kentucky. link to “UK president to legislature: Proposed DEI, tenure legislation is ‘deeply concerning’ for Kentucky colleges”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Microsoft and OpenAI say hackers are using ChatGPT to improve cyberattacks'

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Hmm. Unsurprising but all the more frustrating for it. link to “Microsoft and OpenAI say hackers are using ChatGPT to improve cyberattacks”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'The rise and fall of robots.txt'

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Fascinating read on web crawlers and robots.txt link to “The rise and fall of robots.txt”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Sell lab-grown meat in Tennessee, pay a $1 million fine'

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Good article on some dumb fearmongering. link to “Sell lab-grown meat in Tennessee, pay a $1 million fine”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on ' Ky. Senate passes bill to limit DEI in higher education in the name of free speech'

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Well, crap. Not a lot of hope that House will stop this. link to " Ky. Senate passes bill to limit DEI in higher education in the name of free speech"

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Bill Ackman: Nazis On ExTwitter Are Just The Price Of Free Speech; But Marxist Theory Or Anti-Israel Claims On Campus Are Beyond The Pale'

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Masnick’s perspectives on free speech are always helpful. link to “Bill Ackman: Nazis On ExTwitter Are Just The Price Of Free Speech; But Marxist Theory Or Anti-Israel Claims On Campus Are Beyond The Pale”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'The ‘queer.af’ Mastodon instance disappeared because of the Taliban'

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Domain name infrastructure plays a bigger role than we might think. link to “The ‘queer.af’ Mastodon instance disappeared because of the Taliban”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Hungary's president resigns over a pardon to a man convicted in a child sexual abuse case'

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Wondering how long it will be until implicit praise of her family values gets taken down from the LDS and BYU websites. link to “Hungary’s president resigns over a pardon to a man convicted in a child sexual abuse case”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Beware: A cheese crisis looms'

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Save the cheese! link to “Beware: A cheese crisis looms”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Big Pharma spends billions more on executives and stockholders than on R&D'

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Bookmarking for later reference. I get that there are some complicated factors at play here, but this still seems wrong to me. link to “Big Pharma spends billions more on executives and stockholders than on R&D”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Legend in the Mist is ‘counter-D&D,’ a game where words are more powerful than numbers'

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Love seeing this kind of narrative- and character-focused mechanic, link to “Legend in the Mist is ‘counter-D&D,’ a game where words are more powerful than numbers”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Taylor Swift joins Elon Musk in trying to silence student who tracks celebrity jets'

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Hate to see Swift taking a page out of Musk’s book here. link to “Taylor Swift joins Elon Musk in trying to silence student who tracks celebrity jets”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Pluralistic: How I got scammed (05 Feb 2024) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow'

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Fascinating post. Grateful for Doctorow’s honesty at his being scammed and interested in the idea that lowering quality of services through AI trains us to accept fraud. link to “Pluralistic: How I got scammed (05 Feb 2024) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Internet : les moteurs de recherche veulent remplacer la liste de sites par une réponse synthétisée'

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Une très mauvaise idée, celle-ci. link to “Internet : les moteurs de recherche veulent remplacer la liste de sites par une réponse synthétisée”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'The Absurd One-Sidedness of the Ethics of AI Debate: A rant | Punya Mishra's Web'

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Punya is a bit warmer on AI than I am, so I wasn’t sure what I would be reading based off of the title, but this is one of the best things I’ve read on generative AI in education. These companies have so much power and could use a little more Parkerian responsibility. link to “The Absurd One-Sidedness of the Ethics of AI Debate: A rant | Punya Mishra’s Web”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Generative AI course statement – George Veletsianos, PhD'

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George’s example statement is one worth bookmarking. link to “Generative AI course statement – George Veletsianos, PhD”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Why does Nephi keep the sword? | By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog'

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Interesting Book of Mormon reading here. link to “Why does Nephi keep the sword? | By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Spotify accuses Apple of ‘extortion’ with new App Store tax - The Verge'

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I don’t like Spotify, but they’re not wrong here. link to “Spotify accuses Apple of ‘extortion’ with new App Store tax - The Verge”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Mozilla says Apple’s new browser rules are ‘as painful as possible’ for Firefox - The Verge'

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C’mon Apple. link to “Mozilla says Apple’s new browser rules are ‘as painful as possible’ for Firefox - The Verge”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'The Taylor Swift deepfakes are a warning'

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Good thoughts from Newton here. “Who could have predicted this?” indeed. link to “The Taylor Swift deepfakes are a warning”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'N.S.A. Buys Americans’ Internet Data Without Warrants, Letter Says - The New York Times'

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Well, this sucks. Appreciate Ron Wyden’s diligence in this area. Gift link. link to “N.S.A. Buys Americans’ Internet Data Without Warrants, Letter Says - The New York Times”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Apple is bringing sideloading and alternate app stores to the iPhone - The Verge'

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Sideloading for Americans, too, please. link to “Apple is bringing sideloading and alternate app stores to the iPhone - The Verge”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Elon Musk Spreads Election Misinformation on X Without Fact Checkers - The New York Times'

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I was already fed up with Twitter before election season started. C’mon, Musk. Gift link. link to “Elon Musk Spreads Election Misinformation on X Without Fact Checkers - The New York Times”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'X is being flooded with graphic Taylor Swift AI images - The Verge'

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I don’t get what’s missing from a world without generative AI—and examples like this don’t make me any more convinced. link to “X is being flooded with graphic Taylor Swift AI images - The Verge”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Haine en ligne : Elon Musk promet de payer les recours en justice contre la future loi irlandaise'

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Musk ne s’intéresse à la liberté d’expression que quand il peut en profiter. link to “Haine en ligne : Elon Musk promet de payer les recours en justice contre la future loi irlandaise”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'OpenAI went back on a promise to make key documents public | Ars Technica'

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If OpenAI is going to be an influential company, it would be nice for it to be more transparent. link to “OpenAI went back on a promise to make key documents public | Ars Technica”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'House education chair says professor review bill is not aimed at limiting tenure in Kentucky - Kentucky Lantern'

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You can say that, but it’s hard to understand how this isn’t limiting tenure. link to “House education chair says professor review bill is not aimed at limiting tenure in Kentucky - Kentucky Lantern”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Palestinian death toll in Gaza soars past 25,000 with no end to war in sight : NPR'

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1,200 deaths is an enormous tragedy. What does that make 25,000 deaths? link to “Palestinian death toll in Gaza soars past 25,000 with no end to war in sight : NPR”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Ubisoft Says It Out Loud: We Want People To Get Used To Not Owning What They’ve Bought | Techdirt'

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So. so gross. link to “Ubisoft Says It Out Loud: We Want People To Get Used To Not Owning What They’ve Bought | Techdirt”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Macron Shifts Rightward, and Charts a New Course - The New York Times'

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My political views have shifted a lot over the past decade, and I think my attitude toward Macron demonstrates that pretty well. When he was first elected, I was pretty excited. I was fed up with the American right but not ready to identify with the left, and the idea of a new centrist party emerging out of nowhere was inspiring. In the years since, though, I’ve moved steadily leftward—not least because Macron has demonstrated the ways that centrism tends to cede ground to the right on important issues.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on '‘Student Should Have a Healthy-Looking BMI’: How Universities Bend Over Backwards to Accommodate Food Delivery Robots'

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I work on a campus with Starship robots, so this was a fascinating read. link to “‘Student Should Have a Healthy-Looking BMI’: How Universities Bend Over Backwards to Accommodate Food Delivery Robots”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Cat and Girl'

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Generative AI has a digital labor issue, and we aren’t paying enough attention to it. link to “Cat and Girl”