Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: June, 2018

Bookmarks for June 29th through June 30th

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 29th from 21:01 to 00:09: Taking Another Person’s Perspective Doesn’t Help You Understand Them – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus – “True insight into the minds of […]

Bookmarks for June 28th through June 29th

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 28th from 23:20 to 20:56: The director of Netflix’s Ibiza has never even been to Ibiza – Comment – Mixmag – “But none of the film was […]

Bookmarks for June 28th from 07:52 to 22:54

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 28th from 07:52 to 22:54: SpaceX is sending an AI robot ‘crew member’ to join the astronauts on the space station – The Verge – “The robot’s name is CIMON — for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion — and it looks a […]

Bookmarks for June 27th from 17:11 to 20:37

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 27th from 17:11 to 20:37: The Brexit Short: How Hedge Funds Used Private Polls to Make Millions – Bloomberg – via stml and others Apple-designed processors – Wikipedia – Inside Facebook and Twitter’s secret meetings with Trump aides and conservative leaders […]

Bookmarks for June 27th from 14:26 to 16:31

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 27th from 14:26 to 16:31: Blazar – Wikipedia – A blazar is a very compact quasar (quasi-stellar radio source) associated with a presumed supermassive black hole at the center of an active, giant elliptical galaxy. Blazars are among the most energetic […]

Bookmarks for June 27th from 01:11 to 11:16

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 27th from 01:11 to 11:16: Required reading for VR enthusiasts | Boris Smus – I really rate Boris and love his work. I'd also love to see more non-traditional and diverse references in this reading list. If VR as a technology […]

A closer look at Google Duplex | TechCrunch

The Holy Grail here is attempting to Turing test the shit out of Duplex. If you succeed, one of Google’s human operators will take the controls and land the plane. Source: A closer look at Google Duplex | TechCrunch

Bookmarks for June 26th from 09:19 to 20:25

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 26th from 09:19 to 20:25: Confessions of an accidental job destroyer – MIT Technology Review – “If you, too, are a job automator, or will be someday, here’s my advice: talk to the people whose jobs you are automating. It’s going […]

Bookmarks for June 25th from 21:05 to 21:19

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 25th from 21:05 to 21:19: The GATTACA Trilogy | Slate Star Codex – "[Few people realize that the 1997 cult hit GATTACA was actually just the first film in a three-movie trilogy. The final two movies, directed by the legendary Moira […]

Bookmarks for June 25th from 18:43 to 19:43

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 25th from 18:43 to 19:43: Oculomotor strategy of an avian ground forager: tilted and weakly yoked eye saccades | Journal of Experimental Biology – Ok I’m only reading this because the bird of prey handler today implies that some birds don’t […]