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[14:16] The internet offers all sorts of really useful things. A super simple storage service, for example. (see also)
[22:54] The Diomede Islands are located in the Bering Strait and are separated by the international date line, with the big island 21 hours ahead of the small one. There is a webcam facing the big island, looking at a place in the future, "Tomorrow Island".
For some reason it always amazes me to see places so far off from pretty much anything have access to the internet. And remarkable peculiarities like in this case are pretty much the icing on the cake. (see also)
[20:22] It is World Standards Day today, celebrated by IEC, ISO and ITU. The US however, specifically the ANSI, celebrate the same issue deviating from the standard. Kind of reads like a hoax.
[22:23] I played "Stone Story RPG" today, a game with absolutely beautiful ASCII art. I'm not much of a fan of this gameplay, but the artwork was brilliant and well worth a look. YouTube has some game footage.
[21:59] Neuromancer had one supporting character that died before the actual story took place and only existed as a digital copy of his personality and knowledge people could interact with. Here's a person who, as far as I understood, trained GPT-3 (Project December, specifically) on texts written by their late fiancée for a chance to have a chat. Touching. And fascinating.
Update: I forgot to mention the character I was referring to: Dixie Flatline
[22:32] If you have multi million dollar equipment on one planet and a few serious nerds on another, one possible outcome is Curiosity singing Happy Birthday to itself on Mars. I love this.
[23:27] I love to find little projects on the internet where someone seems to have had fun building something and which also offer an opportunity to learn something. Here is one. (see also)