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Nebula #17

June 15, 2018Nebula

The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble

Salut!

This week edition is quite small but contains a massive article on Artificial Intelligence. Take your time to read it. The world is changing fast, and it’s only the beginning! People in the future will look at us like we look at the middle-age people.

  1. 🔑 Ian Hogarth (creator of Songkick) wrote an essay on AI Nationalism. This is a must read on how AI will shape states and nations. He believe that AI should become a global public good with governance mechanics that reflect the interests of all countries and people.
  2. 🔐 Always remember that AI feeds on data. Here’s a list of alternatives to Google Products.
  3. 👨‍💻 What did Earth look like hundreds of millions of years ago? Ancient Earth globe answers that question! You can also put your address and see where it mapped on ancien Earth. Fun!
  4. 🎧 I’ve updated my Best Of FIP playlist! Enjoy some smooth tunes.

Happy reading,

Marc

Image Credit: The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble by NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


Links Worth Sharing #3

February 9, 2018Nebula

Aloha,

In this week edition: Decentralization, Ambiant, Streaming and the responsible music fan dilemma, society as imagined by tech bros, facing alcoholism, futuristic jewelry, and animal maths. Enjoy!

  1. ℹ️ The decentralization movement is well explained in this Guardian article: The punk rock internet – how DIY rebels are working to replace the tech giants.
  2. ? Some dark electronic vibe by Sophia Loizou . I recommend you list to her excellent ambiant album from 2016.
  3. ℹ️ How to be a responsible music fan? Damon Krukowski explains the problem with the current revenue model for independent music creators.
  4. ℹ️ Is this the society we really want? A critic on the cashierless AmazonGo stores.
  5. ℹ️ My name is David Flink, I’m a leader in tech, and I’m an alcoholic.
  6. ?‍? Nora Fok’s inspiring futuristic jewelry.
  7. ? Humans have launched their heaviest rocket ever, deployed a car into orbit, and recovered two of three boosters. The car sound system will play David Bowie on loop.
  8. ℹ️ Many animals can count, and some better than you.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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Links Worth Sharing #1

January 29, 2018Nebula

Hey,

Here are some links I thought were worth sharing. I will post next issues on Friday.

  1. ℹ️ If like me you struggle with focusing, you might be interested in Creative Boom‘s interview of Jocelyn de Kwant on mindfulness, simple living and the art of creative flow.
  2. ? My friend Flore recommended me N.E.R.D.’s latest album and while I don’t love the entire album, there are some excellent tracks in it. You can also check out Flore’s Boiler Room set.
  3. ? If dark hip-hop is more your thing, you might like Majin Blobfish – I Know You Need It.
  4. ℹ️ Zeynep Tufekci on how Free Speech is being weaponized. Censorship is not about suppressing the message anymore, but making sure you access other messages instead.
  5. ??‍?Configuring nginx to serve a Symfony application under a subdirectory of another PHP application is non-trivial. Here is my solution.
  6. ℹ️ We can trick A.I. specialized in vision with psychedelic looking patches. We need more and more of that kind of work.
  7. ?? Depuis quelques années, le pâté-croûte est devenu un art gastronomique reconnu.
  8. ℹ️ Never get high on your own supply, or why Social Media bosses don’t use social media.
  9. ℹ️ Deep learning is now used to generate fake porn with real celebrities and also, the Internet being Internet, putting Nicolas Cage where he doesn’t belong.
  10. ℹ️ A fascinating read about how the Dutch provided intel about Russia’s interference in US elections.
  11. ?‍? How generative Music works.

Thanks for reading!

Marc

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