Bits'n'Pieces 19.5.2016

19.05.2016 Misc #Linkdump

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Newsbits, die ich heute im Verlauf des Tages gelesen habe, die ich retweete, auf FB rumschicke oder sonstwie verbreite, die mir aber aus dem ein oder anderen Grund keinen eigenen Blogeintrag wert sind. Das Posting wird im Verlauf des Tages ständig aktualisiert. Mostly Politics, I guess.

Technology & Science

PBS Idea Channel: What Is Violence?

The 10 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2016:
- Daydream is Google’s VR platform of the future
- Google showed off a reference design for a smartphone-powered VR headset that looks a lot like a smaller, cordless Oculus Rift.
- Allo is a messaging app with a resident chatbot
- Duo is Google’s FaceTime competitor
- a new home assistant called Google Home, a small speaker with always-listening microphones that integrates into a broad range of services
- Sundar Pichai began I/O by showing off a next-generation Google Assistant, which feels more like a chat app than the search-based Google Now
- Android N


Amnesty-Index: In China und Deutschland sind Flüchtlinge besonders willkommen

„Ein Richter, der aktives Mitglied der AfD ist, will auf Antrag der NPD und gegen geltendes Recht einem Wissenschaftler das Wort verbieten.“


Blue Feed, Red Feed: „See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side“
How Brands Get the Most Out of Trolls: „When bigoted weirdos attack progressive ad campaigns, everybody wins.“

Illiberal Left

From a conservative Mag, but this is nuts: Students Create ‘Healing’ Space to Recover from a Speech They Didn’t Even Attend: „Almost two months later, students are still feeling the emotional, mental, and physical effects that this event posed, and nothing has been done to facilitate our healing“.

Hihi: Obama alienates millions with incendiary pro-knowledge remarks: „President Obama handed the Republican Party a gift for the general election by making a series of offensive pro-knowledge remarks at Rutgers University over the weekend, a leading Republican official said on Monday.“

These are the most hate-filled colleges in America, according to their tweets
JK Rowling was right: free speech is for everyone, not just your friends

Hilarious Rightwingers

Ukip councillor attempts to blast BBC for 'historical inaccuracy', gets destroyed by actual historian


The War Over 'Ghostbusters' Gets Ugly as New Trailer Drops: „[The Ghostbusters-Trailer] launched an ugly back-and-forth online, with the usual 'feminazi' and 'MRA'/'man-baby' accusations. Patton Oswalt jumped into the mix to defend the movie -- or at least argue that you should SEE a movie before bashing it -- and he in turn got attacked by AVGN fans. Not only that, many of them decided to insult Patton by bringing up his wife, who recently passed away.“

Art & Design

Prof. Jürgen Huber über die Einführung der neuen Schrift „HTWBerlin“:

How ‘The Simpsons’ Used Adobe Character Animator To Create A Live Episode