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  1. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 274, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

    The Talk Show

    ‘Sport Mode’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

    Friday, 17 January 2020

    Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the renewal of U.S. law enforcement officials’ disingenuous campaign against iPhone encryption, the Houston Astros cheating scandal, how that cheating scandal relates to the Trump impeachment saga, and Catalyst and the art of Mac software design. But mostly we talk about finding a good pair of slippers.

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    Links:

    Trump’s tweet (what else) excoriating Apple for “refus[ing] to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers

    and other violent criminal elements”.

    Scaring people into supporting backdoors.

    Wired: “Encrypted Messaging Is Essential, But It Isn’t Magic”.

    Merlin on Back to Work, speculating on how many Apple employees today have grown up more on iOS than MacOS, and how that might be starting to shape MacOS:.

    Great video from the always-great CGP Grey: “Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You.”.

    Mack Weldon’s One-Mile Slipper.

    Professional-Grade Crocs.

    Something pretty similar to the coffee filter cone I’ve been using for 20 years (but I only paid like $4-5 for mine).

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2020/01/18/ep-274

    —Huffduffed by neil

  2. Tom Coates on conversational devices

    The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: Conversational interfaces for the Internet of Things.

    In this episode of the O’Reilly Bots Podcast, I speak with Tom Coates, co-founder of Thington, a service layer for the Internet of Things. Thington provides a conversational, messaging-like interface for controlling devices like lights and thermostats, but it’s also conversational at a deeper level: its very architecture treats the interactions between different devices like a conversation, allowing devices to make announcements to any other device that cares to listen.Coates explains how Thington operates in a way analogous to social media; in fact, he calls it “a Twitter for devices.” Just as people engage with each other in a commons, devices chat with each other in Thington’s messaging commons. He also discusses the value of human-readable output and the challenges involved in writing human-understandable scripts.

    Other links:

    Coates’ blog post “The Shape of Things,” an overview of how connected devices will communicate with humans

    Google Translate’s interlingua

    The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference, June 27-29, 2017, in New York

    https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/tom-coates-on-conversational-devices

    —Huffduffed by neil

  3. Request For Commits #11: Funding the Web with Brendan Eich | Changelog

    Brendan Eich, founder of Brave and creator of JavaScript, joined the show to talk about the history of the web, how it has been funded, and the backstory on the early browser wars and emerging monetization models. We also talked about why big problems are hard to solve for the Internet and the tradeoffs between centralization and distribution.

    https://changelog.com/rfc/11

    —Huffduffed by neil

  4. You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction | Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    Event Date:20 May 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts

    http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2016/05/you-must-mutate-toby-litt-and-caroline-edwards-discuss-the-future-of-fiction/

    —Huffduffed by neil

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