Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-03-18
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- Lunar Conversations – C82: Works of Nicholas Rougeux
- Watch neural networks see only what they’ve been trained to see / Boing Boing
confirmation bias meets potentials for art
- This School Has Been Arming Classrooms With 5-Gallon Buckets Of Rocks In The Event Of A School Shooting
David Helsel, superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, made the announcement at a state House Education Committee hearing on school safety March 15.
“If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance to any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks. And they will be stoned,” Helsel said.
“We have some people who have some pretty good arms. They can chuck some rocks pretty fast,” he added.
- Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Were Struggling Before Arizona Crash – The New York Times
“With autonomy, the edge cases kill you, so you’ve got to build out for all the edge cases,” Mr. Khosrowshahi said at a conference in November.
- A Quantitative Analysis of the Impact of Arbitrary Blockchain Content on Bitcoin
Our analysis shows that certain content, e.g., illegal pornography,
can render the mere possession of a blockchain illegal. Based on
these insights, we conduct a thorough quantitative and qualitative analysis
of unintended content on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Although most data
originates from benign extensions to Bitcoin’s protocol, our analysis reveals
more than 1600 files on the blockchain, over 99 % of which are texts
or images. Among these files there is clearly objectionable content such
as links to child pornography, which is distributed to all Bitcoin participants.
With our analysis, we thus highlight the importance for future
blockchain designs to address the possibility of unintended data insertion
and protect blockchain users accordingly.
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