Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-22
Super Punch: Adversarial fashion“The patterns on the goods in this shop are designed to trigger Automated License Plate Readers, injecting junk data in to the systems” minmax() – CSS: Cascading Style Sheets | MDNThe minmax() CSS function defines a size range greater than or equal to min and less than or equal to max. It is used with CSS Grids. saw someone use it like so . . . minmax(55ch, 65ch) Pioupiou | Hide-and-seek Earth at a Cute Angle. Satellite imagery surrounds us?—?from… | by Robert Simmon | Nightingale | Jan, 2021 | MediumUnfortunately, the top-down view lacks the visual cues that convey a sense of depth and obscures the relationship between terrain and landslide. Oblique imagery, however, is more like our everyday perspective and gives an immediate sense of how topography contributed to the disaster.
Meagan Day on Twitter: “I cited this poster from the New America Movement (1970s ancestor of DSA) in my piece about the implications of a Green New Deal for eliminating chronic unemployment. https://t.co/IgihpHkt9F Such a great poster. I think about it alA post I need to print out. ‘I’m not even 30, and I’m flying my own jet’ — Silicon Beach elites take a seat in the cockpit – Los Angeles Times“I have a community of friends who fly out of Santa Monica, other entrepreneurs and CEO folks who needed a hobby,” said Mah, who heads the accounting software firm inDinero. “We’re so stressed out, there’s so much going on — on the golf course I’m still thinking about work, whereas in the cockpit I’m thinking about how to not kill myself.” — How much taunting will it take to create the riots? Page:Alaska days with John Muir.djvu/230 – Wikisource, the free online library“I am losing the precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”
Three dinosaurs beheaded ‘with angle grinder’ at Australian museum “We went out to check it out and three of our dinosaurs here have been decapitated,” museum staffer Mitchell Seymour told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Web Diet: Converting WordPress Sites Over to Static Sites | Adam Croom for future archiving considerations “Adversarial perturbations” reliably trick AIs about what kind of road-sign they’re seeing / Boing Boing An “adversarial perturbation” is a change to a physical object that is deliberately designed to fool a machine-learning system into mistaking it for something else. White House Says Russia’s Hackers Are Too Good to Be Caught but NSA Partner Called Them “Morons” Put more bluntly, the Russian attacks CSE observed were “designed by geniuses” but “implemented by morons,” BBC – Future – The ghostly radio station that no one claims to run Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the last three-and-a-half decades, it’s been broadcasting a dull, monotonous tone. Every few seconds it’s joined by a second sound, like some ghostly ship sounding its foghorn. Then the drone continues. Once or twice a week, a man or woman will read out some words in Russian, such as “dinghy” or “farming specialist”. h/t katexic