Another quiet week, nothing much happening in the world and then boom – another election. The next 8 weeks or so will be very interesting…if not a little tiring. I’m election jaded.
Line of Duty is firing on all cylinders – can’t wait for tonights episode. Shout out to Homeland which also had a really strong series this year. If you dropped it after Brody died it’s well worth catching up with.
Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump
Why won’t the first lady show up for her job? Why? I became obsessed with this question and eventually looked to Melania’s Twitter history for answers. I noticed that in the three-year period between…
Amazing article on Melania Trump by analysing her photography. What a contrast to Michelle Obama.
Vigilante botnet infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them | Ars Technica
Hajime battles with Mirai for control over the Internet of poorly secured things.
The botnet wars have started.
The Flickr Explore page is still really amazing
I’m still a Flickr member and while I worry about it’s future, I’m loathe to leave. I also agree, I do still love the Explore page.
These are the Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration
All I Want for the UK’s General Election This Year | Civicist
It will never happen but it’s a noble aim.
Dawn Butler MP struggles through interview – BBC News – YouTube
Labour MP Dawn Butler has struggled to explain her party’s policies during an interview with Eddie Mair on Radio 4’s PM programme. The former minister also a…
Embarrassing, and sums up a lot of whats wrong with Labour.
The web’s most useful tools and sites
Some obvious entries but still a great selection of tools.
BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets | Business | The Guardian
The retail sector is still reeling a year after the collapse of the chain, with rising numbers of staff on zero-hours contracts and other big hitters shutting shop as the internet squeezes their share of profits
The change over the last decade is obvious…and the high street in Glasgow is very different with more changes on the way. Sauchiehall Street is a mess now.
The Countries Most (and Least) Likely to be Affected by Automation
What percent of tasks in your country could be done by machines?
More change coming.
What if we’re living in a computer simulation? | Technology | The Guardian
Interesting theory…but complete bollocks in my view.
Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire – The New York Times
Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.
More crap from Uber. Apple should throw them out the Appstore.
Steve Lacy Produced That Hot Kendrick Lamar Track Using Only His iPhone | WIRED
Lacy’s smartphone has been his personal studio since he first started making music.
So much talent.
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