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  1. Apr 2024
    1. These platforms have shortcomings on the practical level, as well. If a user needs a different app for everything they want to do online, we’re looking at a massive increase in app fatigue, the exhaustion that comes when users must download and engage with more platforms to have a semblance of an online presence and community. While the platforms offered by Meta and Alphabet are certainly not without issue, it is hard to deny the convenience of their established existence, which makes it possible to communicate, be entertained, shop, and more all in the same place. By contrast, users of decentralized platforms will need to download a slew of apps for everything they want to do online, because these features will no longer all exist in one place.
  2. Feb 2023
    1. DeepMind: Sparrow

      From an Alphabet subsidiary, it is meant to be a conversation agent. Claims safer, less-biased machine learning (ML) systems, thanks to its application of reinforcement learning based on input from human research participants for training. Can search Google for answers.

      Considered a proof-of-concept that is not ready for wide deployment.

  3. Jan 2023
    1. a challenging macro environment

      I wonder if this is à la Google. From the twitter thread:

      Pretty incredible that Google is trying to get away with blaming macroeconomic conditions for their layoffs, when over the last year they’ve spend 57.36B on stock buybacks.

      That’s enough to support the 12,000 laid off engineers at their median engineer compensation for 23 years.

  4. Sep 2022
    1. ow many sounds do you need to have a language well 00:30:33 think about a computer what can you say on a computer anything right I mean you can type anything that's why people get addicted to Facebook and everything but how many letters does a computer have it 00:30:44 has two zero and one you have a binary digit language and those I would like to call the sounds of the computer zero and one that's how it interprets everything or that's how it presents information 00:30:58 that is interpreted by the program that was created by a person with language you don't really need more than two sounds

      !- for : language evolution - how many symbols do you need for a language? - no more than 2, like a computer with "0" and "1"

  5. Nov 2021
    1. Hieroglyphics the oldest form of alphabet. Using Pictures and symbols instead of letters. But the pictures and samples usually meant something else. And then they became letters.

  6. Jul 2021
    1. World Health Organization (WHO). (2021, May 31). Today WHO has announced a new naming system for key #COVID19 variants. The labels are based on the Greek alphabet (i.e. Alpha, Beta, Gamma, etc), making them simple, easy to say and remember. 👉 https://t.co/aYCZfspZyb https://t.co/Gxt14fwVqF [Tweet]. @WHO. https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1399432092333883393

  7. Mar 2021

      a, à, ã, aa, b, bb, c, cc, d, dd, e, ee, é, ée, ë, ëe, f, g, gg, i, ii, j, jj, k, kk, l, ll, m, mm, mb, mp, n, nn, nc, nd, ng, nj, nk, nq, nt, ñ, ññ, ŋ, ŋŋ, o, oo, ó, óo, p, pp, q, r, rr, s, t, tt, u, uu, w, ww, x, y, yy

  8. Oct 2020
    1. Similar lists of 100 words had been in circulation well before Celtis, however, those were not alphabetically designed.



  9. Mar 2020
  10. Feb 2017
    1. Project Loon—Alphabet’s wacky-sounding plan to deliver the internet to the world’s farthest-flung places via giant balloons—is even closer to reality than the company previously thought.

      It's going very quietly though.