[nonostantement #223] - scam callers / immersive view / current thing
Now with MORE nobelitis!
Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with outstanding, stimulating, and blasphemous stuff found all over the Internet.
Good morning everyone, especially new subscribers who may not know me well: my name is Joele and I am an online communication consultant - I work with agencies, brands and institutions. I am Italian but I live in Barcelona and from there I send every Sunday this email to my friends. I put in it all the interesting things I find online during the week.
Soundtrack? Just this one: Aphex Twin - Stone in Focus (field recorded)
[Video] - Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1992
China’s ‘subtitling communities’ didn’t just pirate, they helped a generation learn English
Earlier this month, Shanghai police raided Renren Yingshi, a large video-sharing platform that relied on the work of online communities to add user-created subtitles to foreign TV shows and movies. What is the future of these subtitling groups?
"Nobel disease" or "Nobelitis" is the embracing of strange or scientifically unsound ideas by some Nobel Prize winners, usually later in life.
Tokyo’s Manuscript Writing Cafe only allows writers on a deadline, and won’t let them leave until finished
It's called the The Manuscript Writing Cafe, and is designed to operate as a safe haven and base for writers who need to get in their work up against a deadline.
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How DALL-E 2 Actually Works
How does OpenAI's groundbreaking DALL-E 2 model actually work? Check out this detailed guide to learn the ins and outs of DALL-E 2.
Immersive view now in Maps — plus more updates
Google Maps helps over one billion people navigate and explore. And over the past few years, our investments in AI have supercharged the ability to bring you the most helpful information about the real world, including when a business is open and how crowded your bus is.
Why half a million people watch me study on TikTok
Yehya's streams started as a way to impress a love interest and improve productivity. The former may not have worked out, but the latter did. Yehya now finds himself surrounded by an online community, and is better able to focus.
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[Video] - 12 Levels of Graffiti: Easy to Complex | WIRED
Artist Carlos Mare (aka Mare 139) explains graffiti in 12 levels of difficulty, from easy to complex. Carlos explains everything from the simple tags and throwies to how he crafts a masterpiece using a variety of advanced spraying techniques.
In the dark
Seven years, 60 countries, 935 internet shutdowns: How authoritarian regimes found an off switch for dissent.
Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads
A report released last week contends that Amazon uses voice data from its Echo devices to serve targeted ads on its own platforms and the web.
The Current Thing
What is "the Current Thing"? "The Current Thing" is a meme…
Wealthy Americans are buying second passports as a 'plan B' for their families, citing the pandemic, climate change, and political turmoil
The number of wealthy Americans applying for citizenship or residency in foreign countries has skyrocketed over the past three years as US billionaires, tech entrepreneurs, and celebrities look to create a "plan B" for their families, multiple investment migration firms told Insider.
Welcome to the era of the hyper-surveilled office
The Big Brotherly boss will see you now—and always
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