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Latest Activity: Mar 14
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Mar 13.
This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't goodSmart phone = not so smart…Continue
Tags: notifications', phone, multitasking, , switch, cost"
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 7.
Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding itI found this personal story more disturbing than humorous. It's a dystopian…Continue
Tags: corporate takeover, personal digital assistants
Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Feb 10.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 27.
Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency minersWatching…Continue
Tags: cryptocurrency, YouTube, malware
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 17, 2017.
“Suspicious” event routes traffic for big-name sites through RussiaInternet…Continue
Tags: internet hijacking
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 12, 2017.
SOCIAL MEDIA FROM AUTOMATED INAUTHENTICITY“Artificial neural networks are advancing rapidly in their ability to…Continue
Tags: phony online content
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21, 2017.
HOW PETER THIEL’S PALANTIR HELPED THE NSA SPY ON THE WHOLE WORLDYou'll be floored by the imbalance of information…Continue
Tags: Peter Thiel, surveillance, XKEYSCORE, Plantair
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 18, 2017.
Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open AirYou've probably played with a plasma ball.…Continue
Tags: plasma advance
I also wonder how fan vids seem better than the movies, sometimes.
Game of Thrones reference
In space, crying doesn't help clear your eyes.
Matt welcome to the group!
Thanks you for the video Ruth!
Yes, you have a point Spud.
How's everyone doing?
Yes, GC, it is too bad. What bothers me the most is the flashing images and quick cuts that a lot of them have. That disorients me and makes me nauseous. There are some science shows that I would like to see, but the effect on me is so intense that I have to turn them off.
I also hate the deep bass whooshing sounds that they think they have to put in every few seconds
Thanks for that video, Ruth!
It's too bad that even producers of factual documentary video feel the need to resort to attention-grabbing tricks such as black-and-white, flashes of inverse brightness, and slowing and stopping time. (I've seen science shows with plenty of "time warp" effects.)
They're abusing our orienting reflex -- just as commercials do.
(Will we become unable to pay attention to the real world, without the after-the-fact "look at me" eye candy common in TV and video?)
Thank you Ruth!
Building your own hovercraft, for very smooth surfaces.
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