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

by danhon

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 phenomena in the universe and are an important topic in extragalactic astronomy.[1]
  • Pixar’s dumpling short Bao is polarizing audiences with cultural themes – Polygon – "It’s jarring to be moved to quiet tears in a theater when the people around you are laughing, to see comments on social media posts about how “dumb” the short was when all you want to do is share it with your mother."
  • We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air. – The New York Times – "Tech has now captured pretty much all visual capacity. Americans spend three to four hours a day looking at their phones, and about 11 hours a day looking at screens of any kind."
  • How Twitter is fighting spam and malicious automation – In May 2018, our systems identified and challenged more than 9.9 million potentially spammy or automated accounts per week. That’s up from 6.4 million in December 2017, and 3.2 million in September.
  • Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 2500 Wearable Platform For Kids Watches – “Overall, Qualcomm is pitching the new wearable platform at the kid watch market, which is a very similar direction to what we saw from them with last year's Snapdragon Wear 1200 launch. This is a quickly growing market, especially in Asia, where parents are keen to equip their kids with these limited-functionality wearables to keep in contact with and tabs on their most valuable assets.“
  • ActivityPub Rocks! – Don't you miss the days when the web really was the world's greatest decentralized network? Before everything got locked down into a handful of walled gardens? So do we.
  • ActivityPub – The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the [ActivityStreams] 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content.