"Google+, Tumblr and Facebook Groups felt like a tacit admission that the web had taken a wrong turn somewhere around Friendster and was finding its way back to LiveJournal. But now with the rise of newsletters and Snapchat and “right to forget” legislation, it feels like we’re going back even further, perhaps admitting that this whole web thing, with its search engines and caches and screenshots, were perhaps a bad idea to begin with and it’s not to rip it up and start again from e-mail on up."

algopop:

Secret Messaging service found in Google Translate

Security researchers have discovered that strange variations of latin words from the Cicero ‘Lorem Ipsum’ text translate into totally unexpected sentences using Google Translate. Google have now hard-coded the algorithm NOT to translate the words Lorem and Ipsum, but from my tests you can still create secret messages using other Latin words. Suspiciously a lot of the variations produce sentences with the words - China, Russia, Network, NATO, and so on. Since Google translation algorithms learn autonomously through Machine Learning the researchers believe that someone has gamed the system to make it learn this instead. I guess they may have done this by surreptitiously feeding Google with latin/secret language texts. 

TRACKLIST:

Force Publique - Fragile
FKA Twigs - Two Weeks (Drvg Cvltvre’s Percapella Remix)
axion117 - Down to The Forest
Clipping. - Taking Off
CRIM3S - DOSE (Sidewalks and Skeletons remix)
Pe† Ceme†ery - Turn Down For Goth
SHINTAI - 愛だけ
Stwo - Aura
senshi1992 - boys
Mssingno - Brandy flip
Ryan Hemsworth - Gods (with UV boi فوق بنفسجي)
♡kitty♡ - marijuana
TOKiMONSTA - Realla feat. Anderson Paak
Burial - Shutta
Flying Lotus - Ideas ft. Mapei
Death Grips - Billy Not Really
Old Apparatus - Baboon
Fifty Grand - Severed Arm

"It’s interesting when you scan old history scrolls to learn just how panicked everyone was about total global micro-surveillance. They just didn’t see it as a means of liberation, like we do now. Of course they lived in the era of giant government-run spying computers like Multivac. No one could imagine the upside of having every human interaction observed by penny sensors at all times. I’m glad to live in a world where a young woman can hop into a self-driving car with a total stranger and not feel a bit of concern."
"The president orders drone strikes, but regrets them; commands a military that detains prisoners indefinitely, but feels sorrow over that ongoing act; controls armed forces that candidly go on planning for decades of continuous war, but warns that “perpetual war—through drones or Special Forces or troop deployments—will prove self-defeating.” He pantomimes dissent from his own power, gesturing against the choices he continues to make. Someone should really do something about this unrestrained national security state, says the current president of the United States."
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The terrible live stream is precious because, of all the formats available to us now, it selects least. It resists the narrative compression of “news.” It shows a scene that, for all its intensity, is mostly slow-moving and confusing. It forces us to sit through the in-between minutes that an editor would cut. The live stream, uniquely among formats, is free to be muddled and boring, with no clear storyline and no assurance that This Is All Going Somewhere.

Just like life.

"

(Source: weirdudenergy, via algopop)

"Normcore says, “Screw it. Go ahead: monitor me on CCTVs. Scan the internet with facial recognition algorithms. Have the NSA read my emails like tea leaves. I’m going to be deliberately un-unique. I am going to punish the world with my blandness, and if you scan my metadata, you’ll fall asleep before you find anything good.”"
Douglas Coupland, ‘Atomised' (2014)

(Source: justinpickard)

(via scrollbars / ‘Eindeloze Werken’, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, the Netherlands) (via scrollbars / ‘Eindeloze Werken’, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, the Netherlands)
"ghostradio is a physical mechanism that generates random numbers by chance. this unit works on the boundaries of the causal world and beyond. we are publishing this random numbers datastream for cryptographic key generation."
MISTAH KURTZ – HE NOT DEAD

Installation view at PEER, 2014

FIONA BANNER in collaboration with PAOLO PELLEGRIN and in association with the ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT

http://ift.tt/1kZ3UHe MISTAH KURTZ – HE NOT DEAD

Installation view at PEER, 2014

FIONA BANNER in collaboration with PAOLO PELLEGRIN and in association with the ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT

http://ift.tt/1kZ3UHe

MISTAH KURTZ – HE NOT DEAD

Installation view at PEER, 2014

FIONA BANNER in collaboration with PAOLO PELLEGRIN and in association with the ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT

http://ift.tt/1kZ3UHe

(Source: peeruk.org)

'Rebooted' satellite loses thruster capability - LA Times

"An ambitious plan to revive a forsaken NASA satellite and return it to Earth orbit ended in disappointment Wednesday when engineers conceded that a failure in the spacecraft’s propulsion system made it impossible to fire thrusters and alter the probe’s flight path. "There’s only so much you can do before you have to say, ‘It’s dead, Jim,’ " said Keith Cowing, a former NASA astrobiologist and a spokesman for the privately-run ISEE-3 Reboot Project, which operates out of a converted McDonald’s restaurant"