Thursday, March 23, 2023

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, and it's no surprise, but just watch the contortions people will go through to deny it: Here’s the full analysis of newly uncovered genetic data on COVID’s origins

This is a sad, surreal story: My mother, the troll: ‘I think she lost sight of the McCanns’ humanity’.

This is a terrific article about (believe it or not) feral hogs: Feral hogs are the invasive menace you’ve never thought about

This is a C. Lee link (more from him later), but it's so terrific I'm putting it up here: Biblioburro: The amazing donkey libraries of Columbia.

From Meg McReynolds, and if nothing else, ChatGPT generates a ton of discussion: The AI Weirdness hack.

From Wally, and this dispute has been going on for years: At Hearing, Judge Appears Skeptical of Internet Archive’s Scanning and Lending Program. A bit of history, and not the pleasant kind, either: Defiant Russia: Ukraine at War. This is long but quite interesting: A Coffee Kickstarter Cautionary Tale. This is disturbing on so many levels: What happens when your AI chatbot stops loving you back?

From C. Lee, and it's only the beginning: Great, Dating Apps Are Getting More Hellish Thanks to AI Chatbots. This is both true and discouraging: The truth is there's little the government can do about lies on cable. This is alarming: Brazilian researchers find 'terrifying' plastic rocks on remote island. Who knew? It’s True: Gasoline Has an Expiration Date. This is a terrific read: Scheele’s Green, the Color of Fake Foliage and Death

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