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"Mad" Mike finally launches his homemade steam rocket. Go for the gold my friend. 🌎 The average American adults stares at a screen for 11 hours a day, how about their kids?
🚂FROM MID-EARTH ORBIT
Hey, gotta be happy you don't work at Facebook, right?
It's like nothing happened in tech this week. Everyone just rubbernecked all week. Except, the community behind Mastodon; they bellowed (seems like something a mastodon would do).
More dumb names of pages sponsored by governments, cartography of the dark web, and, as always, the tasty robot links.
I am reading so many newsletters that I've added a section for newsletters I 😍. Check out this week's pick.
FInally, check out the latest from the limo drivin' flat Earther and his steam powered rocket.
📰 From the Newsroom
This made me think of a bunch of images my older brother had which imagined the Earth in different shapes. Doughnut Earth was, obviously, my favorite.
A survey of 400 parents on how kids are using tech, and how tech affects them. For the other side of the debate check out The New Yorker's article on philosopher Andy Clark which argues for seeing the smartphone as a tool, like any other, for expanding thinking.
📰 Newsletter of the Week
Sunday Interestingness is a curated newsletter full of interestingness. A weekly collection of awesome storytelling links. The newsletter also contains some tips and tricks for helping you craft actual meaningful content.
🤖 Robots et. al.
Will we need to update our proverbs?
"Don't worry, beauty is in the processes of the algorithm."
"Hush now child, beauty is only a matter of operations and equations."
Turns out the fish are genuinely annoyed about the stereotypes and all the plastic crap in their driveway.
Pretty much like in the public domain image. Book grinders don't need no educashun.
Get a job walking around monitoring the robots. Responsibilities include assessing their performance and reporting problems. Also, keep the autograph hunters at bay.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
Get a time machine and don't squash the mosquitoes. You'll understand why later.
Transfer files over wifi from your computer to your mobile device by scanning a QR code without leaving the terminal.
🥇 World of WordPress
Bye bye to "Cheatin' uh?" and offensive lyrics. Recommended PHP version lifted to 7.2 which will make these guys happy.
👩💻 Misc Tech
A social network that's ready to slide into Facebook's shoes, that's what.
If you are looking for an ad-free, decentralized social network, then Mastodon could be the answer. It has been brewing for some time and claims 1000s of interconnected communities. Worth a sneaky peek when Facebook's not watching.
You could spend hours on this page. The best thing I saw was "This is Gary Busey. All Hail The Busey!" I genuinely don't understand why a page like this can only exist on the dark web.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
Streaming services are also helping music slip away from rigid genre definitions. Not to say that there is no differentiation of styles, but albums are no longer holistic generically speaking. You can even see this fluidity in Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam's work.
The shake-up of the music industry has also pushed Gibson to the edge of bankruptcy.
👹 No need to ask, they're dark operators
Time to collect all my BitCoins and get to the top of that ladder.
They said I'd never do it, well I'll show 'em. Show 'em all.
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