MachineMachine /stream - tagged with kipple en-us LifePress <![CDATA[The AI feedback loop: Researchers warn of 'model collapse' as AI trains on AI-generated content | VentureBeat]]>

Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12 and learn how business leaders are getting ahead of the generative AI revolution. Learn More

Mon, 10 Jul 2023 02:53:07 -0700
<![CDATA[‘You reach a point where you can’t live your life’: what is behind extreme hoarding? | Housing | The Guardian]]>

At a recent “hoarding panel” meeting in east London, Daniel Pearson, commander for Shadwell and Whitechapel fire stations, played attenders a recording of a 999 call in which a panicked resident reported a fire at their home.

Mon, 10 Jul 2023 02:52:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved after 35 years - BBC News]]>

image copyrightClaire Simonin‎ / Ar ViltansouA French coastal community has finally cracked the mystery behind the Garfield telephones that have plagued its picturesque beaches for decades.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:56:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain]]>

Ranjan here, and today I'm talking Taboola and Outbrain. Most of my work in media has been on subscriptions and branded content, so I've never played in the depths of ad-tech darkness. But, I spent seven years trading currency derivatives and am well versed in the art of arbitrage.

Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Crapularity Aesthetics | Making & Breaking]]>

In 2011, a loose group of “grumpy futurists” wrote up an extensive list of “Alternatives to the Singularity” in a collaborative Google Document. “The Singularity”, in popular culture and para-religious belief, refers to the point where machine intelligence leaves humans behind.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:08 -0800
<![CDATA[Washington Monthly | The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution]]>

Tens of thousands of Londoners died of cholera from the 1830s to the 1860s. The causes were simple: mass quantities of human waste and industrial contaminants were pouring into the Thames, the central waterway of a city at the center of a rapidly industrializing world.

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:01 -0800
<![CDATA[Dying Alone in Japan: The Industry Devoted to What’s Left Behind - Bloomberg]]>

As the country’s population ages and shrinks, there’s increasing demand for services that clean out and dispose of the property of the dead.

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:32:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Will Wiles: "Let's save some of the Whitechapel Fatberg"]]>

In 1965, American sculptor Claes Oldenburg proposed an object of quite unforgettable brute simplicity for New York City. Oldenburg may be best known today for his cuddly "soft sculptures" and monumental pop-art reproductions of everyday objects, but this was neither cuddly nor pop.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:27:07 -0700
<![CDATA[My father’s hoarding inspired me to change other people’s lives | Life and style | The Guardian]]>

The job of clearing out her father’s house after his death led Jo Cooke to discover more about his childhood in Poland and strange behaviour – a process that helped her change career My father’s death from pneumonia on 1 January 2012, aged 81, was almost a relief.

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Crapularity Hermeneutics]]>

“Language is easy to capture but difficult to read”, in the words of the poet and media researcher John Cayley.1 Cayley wrote this sentence merely as a footnote to an essay on his “terms of reference”, yet it sums up the whole dilemma of so-called “big data” processing.

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:56:09 -0700
<![CDATA[Global Hoarding? Human-made Junk Now Outweighs Humans Themselves, Scientists Say | The Tyee]]>

Human-engineered structures and gadgets from cities to cellphones now represent an enormous mass weight of nearly 30 trillion tonnes on the planet, or vastly more than the world’s forests or life in the oceans.

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 06:38:20 -0800
<![CDATA[The “technosphere” now weighs 30 trillion tons | Ars Technica]]>

We can now quantify how much humans have changed the surface of the planet.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:29 -0800
<![CDATA['Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows | Environment | The Guardian]]>

Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics 13.02 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 4 October 2016 13.

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:37:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Marie Kondo's Life-Changing Magic and Hoarders - The Atlantic]]>

CHICAGO—It was Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, and Marnie couldn’t help herself. She ran to the shoe display, and, with a swooping bear hug, grabbed up an entire row of gemstone-hued Nikes. Marnie is a self-identified hoarder, and she was here as part of an intervention of sorts.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:16 -0700
<![CDATA[The Dark Web Is Mostly Full of Garbage]]>

The dark web—the portion of the deep web only accessible through specific software—exists to serve the needs of hackers-for-hire, hitmen, internet drug kingpins, child pornographers, and their inevitable customers. That’s the public consensus. Then there’s the counter-narrative.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:15:13 -0700
<![CDATA[The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the myth we needed to save our oceans.]]>

In early August 1997, Charles Moore found himself floating through the North Pacific in his Tasmanian-built catamaran.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:42:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Crabs With Beach Trash Homes – Okinawa, Japan | Okinawa Nature Photography]]>

It’s important to photograph the hermit crabs in their natural habitat.  I prefer to photograph them using a wide angle lens to achieve a unique perspective. Hermit crab in a glass bottle- Yomitan, Okinawa.

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:14:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Embracing the Horror of The Anthropocence (plenary talk)]]>

This talk was delivered as the plenary paper for The 11th Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Imperial College, London, 2nd August 2016. You can find the full content of the talk beneath the slides in the comments section, or click the gear icon below and select ‘Open speaker notes’ It is presented here under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence – please use as you wish, but always reference and refer back to this post or the slide show.

“Any sufficiently advanced civilisation is indistinguishable from its garbage.” – Bruce Sterling

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:50:49 -0700
<![CDATA[Abandoned shops, discarded laundry and traffic lights signalling to empty streets: Eerie images inside Fukushima's exclusion zone five years after the nuclear disaster | Daily Mail Online]]>

More than five years after the devastating tsunami and the 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck north-eastern Japan, causing the explosion of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the Japanese town remains abandoned. Since April 22, 2011, an area within 20km (12.

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:01:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Even the World's Deepest Trench Is Full of Garbage Now]]>

The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in the ocean—and it’s home to some strange sights, sounds, and creatures. But there’s one thing down there that’s very familiar: a whole bunch of garbage.

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:29:24 -0700