Just discovered this festival. 12 films by European directors. Available during December and a short interview with the director of each.
After the event.
Trinity College Christmas
Let the virtual world be one of customized content for every individual, with the assumption it is all made-up; some may lose themselves to the algorithm and AI friends, but perhaps more will realize that the only way to survive online is to pay it increasingly little heed.
AIs are not people; they don’t have agency. They are built by, trained by, and controlled by people. Mostly for-profit corporations. Any AI regulations should place restrictions on those people and corporations
Long read but worth it.
Always fascinating finding old graffiti.
But The Pogues did Irish song with dirt under its fingernails, as spellbinding as American gospel, as heart-rending as Puccini, as wild as the sea-spray on a Connemara cliff, as wrenching as a Kilburn hangover.
A breath of fresh air
By triggering an alert under the DSA, the Irish authorities ensured that the European Commission became directly involved in warning the digital platforms of their obligations under the new Europe-wide legislation.
- Browser: Safari
- Read Later: Safari Reading List.
- Notes: Logseq, Apple Notes, Devonthink.
- Bookmarks: Devonthink.
- Mail: Apple Mail.
- Calendar: Apple Calendar
- Search: Kagi, DuckDuckGo, Perplexity ai.
- Tasks: Reminders
- Camera: Apple Camera
- Launcher: Spotlight
- File Storage: iCloud
- Photo Management: Apple Photos, Lightroom.
- RSS: NetNewsWire & Feedbin.
- email newsletter subs: Feedbin.
- Messages: iMessage, Signal, Whatsapp when no alternative.
- Personal Finance: Numbers
- Music: Apple Music
- Podcasts: Overcast
- Maps: Apple Maps
- Password Management: 1Password.
- Blogging: Micro.blog
- Fediverse Client: micro.blog, phanpy.social.
- Weather: Met Eireann app, WeatherPro.
- News: Irish Times ePaper, RSS list via NetNewswire.
Put simply, Android is not a profitable product. It’s not designed to create revenues. It’s designed to reduce costs
Already shaping up to be an excellent series.
Elle a raison. Bravo. No European publicly funded organisation or political party should be using this or any other privately owned algorithmly driven platform.
If you’re into Jazz and Vinyl, this might interest you. The first pressing since the 1980’s.
More of this please.
Finished reading: Politics on the Edge by Rory Stewart 📚
Finished listening to the audio book version of this over 13 hours of walks. Eye opening, gob smacking, and ultimately a depressing insight into UK politics. I’m sure though, it’s pretty similar in many other countries. Serious people are being forced out of politics.
This reflects my own beliefs.
- Monday November 20, 2023
GraphCast predicts weather conditions up to 10 days in advance more accurately and much faster than the industry gold-standard weather simulation system – the High Resolution Forecast (HRES), produced by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
Construction on a high-voltage subsea cable able to carry enough power for 450,000 homes, with the aim of boosting energy security and helping to reduce bills, began on Monday between France and Ireland
Google and Apple objected to making this key detail public from their long-running default search deal. But their closely held secret came out on Monday during testimony from Google’s main economics expert, Kevin Murphy, during the Department of Justice’s monopoly trial examining Google’s search business.
Wow. Explains so much.
A red wind warning for Clare, East Galway and South Roscommon will be in place from 3am until 5am while a separate red wind warning for Offaly and Westmeath will be in place from 5am to 7am.
Met Éireann said that there will be extreme winds during this period “with potential danger to life”.
Feels like we are getting a storm every other week.
“The situation in al-Shifa is truly catastrophic. We call on the Israeli Government to cease this unrelenting assault on Gaza’s health system. Our staff and patients are inside Al-Shifa hospital where the heavy bombing has not stopped since yesterday”, says Ann Taylor, MSF’s Head of Mission in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
- Friday November 10, 2023