"A number of governments around the world are now funding research on systems powered by artificial intelligence that can help to assess travellers at border crossings."
"Chinese courts have now added 13.5 million entries to a list of dishonest persons subject to enforcement, as authorities improve their ability to collect and share information, according to new statistics unveiled on Thursday by the National Development and Reform Commission."
I don't like linking to a Twitter thread, but this one struck a chord.
It ends with this, if you don't want to read the whole thing:
"The fact is if it wasn’t for the years 1932-1970 when our government mostly rightly ignored those fucking dickheads [economists] and didn’t wait for some Brookings asshole to run a regression to decide to do the right thing, America would probably be a third world country."
Not really sure what to make of this, but it's kind of neat.
"NASA Hand Soldering Training"
"The financial industry has been both a major source of waste and inequality over the last four decades."
"In April 1950, the US federal government raided the offices of Scientific American Magazine to destroy every printed issue."
Joe Armstrong passes away
Local letters to the editor are that sweet spot between the deluge of online garbage and the thoughtfulness of carefully written essays.
"I believe the relative ease—not to mention the lack of tangible cost—of software updates has created a cultural laziness within the software engineering community."
Yes. And I HATE it.