Spent much of the week watching the World Athletics Championship from London. Some great performances, amazing crowds and yet again Britain puts on a world class event. Loved seeing Laura Muir pushing herself and so close to a medal in the 1500m. Her time will come.
Game of Thrones this week was epic and not just for the battle at the end. So much pay off throughout the episode. Loved it. Also watched Alien: Covenant and while it was beuatifully shot it ended up an average film for me. They should just leave the franchise alone.
Picked up Nex Machina on the PS4. Basically Smash TV on steroids – a fantastic game.
No Mans Sky has been out for a year and saw a big update this week, so much so I reset my progress and started again. Well worth a try if you were interested last year but were put off by the negative press.
Man charged with murder following car ramming incident as violence erupts at white supremacist rally in Virginia
Nazi’s publically demonstrating in America. The photo’s and video’s from yesterday were hard to believe. Where were the police? If that was blacks armed like that there would have been a very different response. The tame statement from the government shows that this is Trumps America. Horrible.
James Damore, Google, and the YouTube radicalization of angry white men | Technology | The Guardian
More white privilege. Another bandwangon for the alt right to jump on, except we shouldn’t call them alt right anymore. White supremists. Thats what they are. Rebranding of that kind of view shouldn’t be allowed. Well done Google for taking a stand. When will social media companies also take a stand? They play whack a mole with muslim extremists, why not the same with white extremists?
A Brief History of Women in Computing – Hacker Noon
For anyone in doubt about the part woman play in computing, here’s a history lesson.
The Last Word On Nothing | Here Are The Actually Interesting Questions about RFID Chip Implants
Couldn’t agree more with this. No way would I let a company chip me.
The New Copycats: How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups – WSJ
I’ve always been down on Facebook and this is another ding for me. They own a VPN company, and although your traffic is being safely routed through that VPN they analyse what users are doing…strikes me as wrong.
The world’s best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk’s startup | The Verge
Game of Thrones: The Loot Train Attack (HBO) – YouTube
If you watched episode 4 of Game of Thrones then find 15 mins to catch this behind the scenes on how the action in this episode was shot.