Weekend Reading CXCVIII

by uber

For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her

    There are <a href="http://howmanyofme.com/search/">4,542 people</a> with the same name as the Author in the US. There are approximately two hundred and forty million adults in the USA. They don't merely share a birthday (1/365 chance) but year as well.
    <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/03/identity-theft-racial-justice">https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/03/identity-theft-racial-justice</a>

The Best Art

The computer queries the universe and uses an algorithm to objectively calculate the best art for any given moment in time. The human executes the commands.

This art is only objectively sourced within the constraints of the Algorithm’s Bias. That said, I think these are executed with a pleasing sense of humour.


Why F.E.A.R.’s AI is still the best in FPS

The preference for mass zombie hordes has not been a good trend for FPS. Even the classics such as Half-Life and Thief both disappointed by breaking out of interesting tactical fights into mindless alien/undead mobs.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/04/03/why-fears-ai-is-still-the-best-in-first-person-shooters/


An Off-grid Social Network

The unusual profiles of some prolific open source contributors gives it that frontier edge that is still kind of enchanting.

https://staltz.com/an-off-grid-social-network.html