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Saturday, 12. June 12021
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1968: So protestierten Hannovers Studenten (via aeon.co).

Zweiter Teil der HAZ-Serie über die Revolte um das Jahr 1968 herum. Studenten waren maßgeblich an den antiautoritären Protesten beteiligt. Und der Staat lieferte beständig neue Argumente für die Bewegung.

Poste das eigentlich in erster Linie, weil ich das Hitler-Icon auf dem Transparent (»Nochmal? Mit uns nicht!«) so überraschend modern finde.


Le web des domaines de premier niveau.

The top-ranking HTML editor on Google is an SEO scam.

So that was the secret: the creators of Scorecounter also made an online HTML editor which injects links for certain keywords. The beauty of this scam is that by injecting links to their own HTML editor, they have created a brilliant positive feedback loop: the higher the editor rises in the search rankings, the more people use it and the more secret links they can inject.

Friday, 11. June 12021
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TIL Niklas Luhmann resembles Larry David.

Einführung in die Kommunikationstheorie.

Rust from a JavaScript perspective – A tongue in cheek walk-through (via javascriptweekly.com).

Sunday, 6. June 12021
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Of course, 808 State’s New Build album does not mark the “birth of electronic music”. I just learned that “90” was not their first album. 32 years later. Ah bon.

Tuesday, 1. June 12021
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If Then – How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future.

The Simulmatics Corporation, launched during the Cold War, mined data, targeted voters, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge—decades before Facebook, Google, and Cambridge Analytica.

The Instagram ads Facebook won't show you.

We created a multi-variant targeted ad designed to show you the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to. The ad would simply display some of the information collected about the viewer which the advertising platform uses. Facebook was not into that idea.

Source: signal.org

Conflicted art: how to approach works by morally bad artists.

You are looking at a conflicted artistic expression of a man who used and abused women.

»Digitale Disruption« in der EU: Wie Estland, Litauen und Lettland »KI-Strategien« entwickeln.

In Anbetracht der vielen aktuellen Debatten, die um diskriminierende Probleme wie automatisierte Triage oder Sexismus und Rassismus von KI-Systemen kreisen, ist es interessant, dass keines dieser Themen in diesen Strategien mehr Beachtung findet. Die problematische Intransparenz und das „Übervertrauen“ in solche Systeme wird zwar erwähnt, aber nur am Rande.