Agar Agar

...is a medium used to grow bacteria in petri dishes. Facebook is the social media equivalent. Personally, I detest Facebook. But the recent spew of Maim Scream Media™ stories about the company are not what they seem. These are based on "shocking" revelations, which are neither new nor surprising. Is there really anyone who believes… Continue reading Agar Agar

For (targeting) the children

Chinese regulators call on gaming companies to protect kids' physical, mental health China is concerned about Chinese children's exposure to Chinese social media apps like TikTok... TikTok Faces EU Data Probes Into Children’s Safety, China Link Bloomberg, Sep 14 How TikTok Serves Up Sex and Drug Videos to Minors WSJ (paywall), Sep 8 Alternate sites… Continue reading For (targeting) the children

Speaking truth to glower

Mike Solana watched a hearing (which should have been called a “telling") so you didn’t have to. Here. Leave it to Congress to convert Zuck, Jack, and Sundar into quasi-sympathetic figures. Anything the Congressional morons do in terms of regulation will be worse than leaving those 3 CEOs the f*ck alone. They need to get… Continue reading Speaking truth to glower

Zuckerberg’s corollary

In 1889 Herman Hollerith patented a "...method of compiling statistics, which consists in recording separate statistical items pertaining to the individual by holes or combinations of holes punched in sheets of electrically non-conducting material..." The resulting retangular cardboard slips were used, along with machines of Hollerith's design, to conduct the 1890 census. Other uses were… Continue reading Zuckerberg’s corollary

Seeing like a State

From our friends at the International Monetary Fund comes this innovation."Credit scoring using so-called hard information (income, employment time, assets and debts) is nothing new. Typically, the more data is available, the more accurate is the assessment. But this method has two problems. First, hard information tends to be “procyclical”: it boosts credit expansion in… Continue reading Seeing like a State

Mau-mauing the swamp dwellers

Facebook and YouTube continue to bury, or outright ban, well founded commentary on CCP virus public policy and the myriad election irregularities of which the Uniparty disapproves. They aren't alone. Amazon has banned books. Twitter banned all mention of Hunter Biden's laptop, including suspending the New York Post's account. That ban arguably lasted long enough… Continue reading Mau-mauing the swamp dwellers

2021 Twitter – trending

What with pandemics and riots it's easy to lose track of other Leftwing panics. Like net neutrality; psychologically engineered to please large corporations who oppose free speech. I'm old enough to remember when we were all going to die if the misnamed 'net neutrality' protocols weren't invoked immediately. The Left doesn't forget. When they get… Continue reading 2021 Twitter – trending