Miscellaneous #13

Scientists Reexamine Why Zebra Stripes Mysteriously Repel Flies

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants us to ‘ignore’ Web3: ‘Web3 is not the web at all’

San Francisco police clarified that it would not arm robots with guns. Instead, they would be equipped with explosives.

Hackers find way to remotely unlock, start, locate, flash, and honk any remotely connected Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, and Acura vehicles, completely unauthorized, knowing only the VIN number of the car.

Autonomous Murderbots are Going Great

mystery of the coconut: it’s a miracle any software works

You can’t solve AI security problems with more AI

“the gpt-3 chatbot seems super impressive until you try to get it to write a poem that doesn’t rhyme”

“It is a common misconception that cats have colonized the moon”

Maze War: the World’s First First Person Shooter

The Xerox Alto, Smalltalk, and rewriting a running GUI

A technology rant from 2012

The future of retro gaming

Moirai was one of the PC’s most disturbing games


Karens and the nature of evil

The great myths of political hatred: The story you’ve heard doesn’t stand up to the data

Maps of the Megamachine | Part II | Amazon

3D Printers Can Already Create Human Body Parts

Streetlights in a bunch of major cities are turning purple.

48,500 year old zombie virus trapped in ice revived by scientists

Robots for wirelessly charging EVs in parking areas

Offshore wind farms are projected to impact primary production and bottom water deoxygenation in the North Sea

Huge feral hogs invading Canada, building ‘pigloos’ as they go

Move Over Stonehenge. ‘Cathenge’ Comes to San Francisco

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