From The Economist Espresso: Better you than me: driverless-car ethics
I’m pretty frustrated with the Brexit vote results.
Watching Nigel Farage scoop the credit for Leave’s win was frankly terrifying, the whole broadcast visual of him head bobbing, eyes blinking, spitting out his points with fist pumping applauding roaring white men acting as his chorus speaks even more clearly than his already intolerant words.
“If the predictions now are right this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people. We have fought against the multinationals, against the big merchant banks, against big politics, against lies against lies, corruption and deceit and today honesty and decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win.”
Well I’m not a Brit and I didn’t get a chance to vote in the referendum but that said I stand with those who lost this vote.
I offer an excerpt from the Guardian’s Meet the 75%: the young people who voted to remain in the EU
Well said Lucinda Jones. And I too am never more proud to be ‘exceptionally indecent’ than I am today.
Update: Pey’s law came into effect. 45 minutes after I published this report, the video of the discussion appeared on YouTube. I’ve therefore embedded it at the foot of this introduction.
Meet the Lindens is a series of conversations / Q&A session with staff from Linden Lab, held as a part of the SL Birthday celebrations in-world. These are opportunities for Second Life users to get to know something about the staff at the Lab: who they are, what they do, what drew them to Second Life and the company, what they do, what they find interesting / inspirational about the platform, and so on.
Tuesday, June 21st saw Zander Greene and Jo Yardley putting audience questions to Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg, in his persona of Ebbe Linden. The following is a transcript of the session, focusing on the questions and…
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Writings on Second Life…
Volume 1 of the Windlight Quill and Pen is now published! This new literary journal features the following poets and authors from Second Life and real life:
This issue features short stories, poems, fiction, and nonfiction stories from the following authors: R. Crap Mariner, Eleseren Brianna, Glitterprincess Destiny, Kamille Kamala, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Sabreman Carter, BayJoy, Judith Cullen aka Caledonia Skytower, Huckleberry Hax, Hobby Writer, Journey McLaglen aka Cindy Landers, Bryn Oh, Inara Pey, Ahn Avion, Pieni Resident, and John Herring aka Johannes1977 Resident.
You can view this issue by clicking on the cover below:
You can also view this book in your ebook reader or ebook reader software or table! The book will be available at Barnes and Nobles, Kobo, iTunes, and Scribed soon! In the meantime you can download it from the Smashword:
Blackberry remains an important company even as it continues transitioning. Hopefully they will find success in this course.
From The Economist Espresso: Thin harvest: Blackberry’s future
original photo taken from my flickr
Thursday, June 16th saw the first full release of Singularity in almost two years, with version 22.214.171.12461being offered for download.
As the release notes explain, the delay in updates for the viewer have been due to a number of reasons – not the least of which was the sad passing of Latif Khalifa (to whom this release is dedicated), and also the departure of one of the viewers core developers for pastures new. There have also be various infrastructure and hardware issues which have frustrated attempts at update.
The new release is currently for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, and Linux 64-bit only, The team hopes to get the Mac version back on track as well, and are currently seeking a Mac developer to help with this.
Given the length of time since the last full release, there have obviously been a lot of changes, including getting back towards parity…
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