Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-08-27
- Twitter Bots Use Likes, RTs for Intimidation — Krebs on Security
A huge collection of botted accounts — the vast majority of which should be easily detectable as such — may be able to abuse Twitter’s anti-abuse tools to temporarily shutter the accounts of real people suspected of being bots!
- Dominikus Baur – Data Visualization: Data Futures
Data Futures is a live experiment about the connections between our data and ourselves. It is run in conference settings, with a large, real-time visualization on a projector, two moderators (Daniel and me) and the participants’ smartphones.
- Catalog of friendly, useful, artistic online bots, and resources that can help you make them | botwiki
- Software development 450 words per minute – Vincit
–listen to the audio —
And it’s not the kind of synthetic speech you hear in today’s smart assistants. I use a robotic-sounding voice which speaks at around 450 words per minute. For comparison, English is commonly spoken at around 120-150 words per minute.
h/t boing boing
- Death of an earl – Thomas Morris
Then Doctor West came, who advised a frying pan made red hot to be applied to the head…
A ‘glyster’ is an enema. Tobacco enemas were widely used at this date in resuscitation – the standard treatment in cases of drowning. So although blowing tobacco smoke up a dead man’s bottom may sound eccentric, it was perfectly orthodox therapy. The doctors were now at their wits’ end, so tried one more extreme treatment as last resort.