Ok – that was funny.
Seoul, Korea’s Cafe 연남동 239-20 has a nifty design aesthetic. The entire place is done up in a black-and-white line art style that gives everything an illustrated 2D look. No detail was overlooked, from the chairs to the coffee mugs.
The series ‘Smarter Everyday’ did a great discussion of the problems of social media – with the actual engineers of Facebook and those researching it. And it is essential people realize the scope and breadth of how manipulated everything you read on social media is. And that outrage and polarization are the key tools they are using to do it.
Facebook: “We delete more than 1 million fake accounts a day.”
“You can go to a company that sells upvotes/downvotes, followers, comments, and views via bots. This one company’s bots were manipulating the upvotes and posting comments for politicians in 2 different countries, a fitness coach, a hair clinic, a rap artist, an immigration company, and the posts relating to the future of shapeware. We see both political and commercial manipulation.
The comments themselves were written by the purchasers and the bot will then upvote/downvote and post them as hundreds of different viewers to the posts. The services are delivered within 15-60 minutes, cost under $10, and are very difficult to detect. You basically have no idea whether the people following, commenting, nor upvoting a post are real or bots.”
After Oregon’s ‘Slightly Exaggerated’ campaign that I wrote about previously, here’s a few more out-takes and additions.
Lot #375 – This Ford Station Wagon re-creation is based on the car in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. It’s powered by a 5.0-liter 8-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.
And lest you forget the source…
The nonprofit Mental Health America recently ranked Oregon the worst in the country for mental illness rates and how little access to help for it we provide. That study says we have some of the worst rates for homelessness, high school graduations, and child abuse. All of which link to mental illnesses.
Sadly, it is not surprising when you see the masses of homeless camps, mentally ill, and drug addicted wandering the streets in downtown Portland. The famous movie ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest’ was filmed in Salem Oregon – which some said was one of the big nails in the coffins for state-sponsored mental health services.
Read some of the sad history of Oregon’s Mental Health services here:
Saki is a great author – I think he’s due for a re-discovery. He’s a humorist author that wrote around the turn of the century, but his biting wit and description of high society social foibles is timeless. Here’s a clip:
Clovis continued, “My mother is thinking of getting married.”
His host responded, “Again!”
“It’s the first time.”
“Of course, you ought to know. I was under the impression that she’d been married once or twice at least.”
“Three times, to be mathematically exact. I meant that it was the first time she’d thought about getting married; the other times she did it without thinking.
Have you ever wanted to see what’s behind doors that were locked in your favorite games, or see where that monster came from down the tunnel that you could not go?
Slippy Slides has a YouTube channel which is super cool. He plays all your favorite games, in noclip/fly mode and reveals all kinds of secrets. Mario Cart, Resident Evil, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Grand Theft Auto, and others. Check it out!