European Court of Justice Declares Meta's GDPR Approach Largely Illegal

No sympathy from me, here. Twitter's demise is no fun to me, but Meta's impending Threads app is clearly going to fail at privacy like everything else Meta do.

Just look at the App Privacy report on their App Store listing.

Posted 5th Jul 2023 @ 10:02

Will AI Change Our Memories?

I've used a variety of tools to clean up photos, and there are times where I can fall on either side of the fence. Sometimes the camera captures something more idyllic and there are others where it doesn't quite frame it the same way my own eyes might have taken in the scene.

Post processing already makes it very easy to imprint the feeling you want onto a photo. Whether that's colour grading, HDR processing or retouching. It's all currently possible.

Even changing the scene has been possible for decades. It's just being automated.

I love taking and editing photos so they look their best but I still don't know how I feel about some aspects of AI...

Posted 5th Jul 2023 @ 08:54

From Facebook to Totti v Del Piero - the rise of a vintage Serie A community

The Operazione Nostalgia is going straight on to the bucket list for me.

Posted 30th Jun 2023 @ 08:10

Scenes From Glastonbury 2023

We've been watching a few Glastonbury sets on BBC's iPlayer over the past couple of days. Some fantastic music and shows on offer if you want to catch up.

I certainly haven't spent enough time at concerts and taking in live bands and these highlights now have me on the lookout for any tours from my favourite artists from years ago.

Posted 27th Jun 2023 @ 10:02

Babyface Tiny Desk Concert

It's been a while since I shared one of these, and I did not expect to be sharing one by Babyface. His music, at least I thought, proceeded my time as a listener. He had some cross over with The Neptunes of whom I'm a big fan so I was aware of him but what a set.

Some surprises in the set for me, I had no idea he had worked with Fall Out Boy for example. I had to keep jumping back to re-listen to some of the songs, it's well worth a listen.

Posted 16th Jun 2023 @ 11:00

APIs for content sites must be free

Makes total sense to me, if the authors of the content are not compensated for their efforts then at the very least the authors themselves should have free access to the content and interactions they generate as a result.

Nelson lost me here though:

I also think it is the greater good to let AIs train for free.

This is the one part that should be up to the service to decide how available it is for training AI. Sure, ChatGPT and others wouldn't be as impressive without all the data they've trained on but that doesn't mean they were entitled to that training data and certainly not for free... but then any costs should trickle down to the content providers, not just the platform hosting the data which makes it messy. For most, it should be an in or out policy.

Posted 16th Jun 2023 @ 07:59

20th Anniversary BBC talk recap

I can't believe we're talking about the 20th anniversary of the Billionaire Boys Club brand, I was an early fan and ran websites that were focused on the brand, or at least in that general direction.

I remember visiting Selfridges in London around this time and seeing the Ice Cream shoes on display. I wasn't sure about the style, but the price tag blew my mind.

I managed to get my hands on a few pieces over the years. It's a brand I continue to look out for and follow even if they style doesn't quite fit my own.

I've shared a couple of things here over the years when they've caught my eye but they'll be shared on Good Gear Club instead now where it makes more sense.

Posted 12th Jun 2023 @ 14:50

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