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September 24, 2017

D-ID — "A firewall for your identity"

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From The Economist: An Israeli startup, D-ID, which stands for "de-identification," has developed software that slightly alters photos so that algorithms cannot recognize them. This allows people to share pictures of their faces without having to worry that they will be used to identify them.

More here and here.

Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly" was published 40 years ago, in 1977.



the jacket of the hardcover first edition.

September 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Old Maps Online: Gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world

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Above, "A Map of the Coast of New England from Staten Island to the Island of Breton."

From the website: "The LUNA Browser is the primary way to view the [David Rumsey] map collection. Users can browse the entire online collection of over 30,000 images or search by keyword for specific images. Images may be exported or saved in groups. Or you can browse by categories or use the what, where, who, when links on the left side of the thumbnail pages."  

Fair warning: There goes the day.

[via Internet Scout Project and Richard Kashdan]

September 24, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Hydration-Tracking Water Bottle


From the website:


Reach your daily hydration goals by tracking how much you drink.

Innovative tracking lid records number of bottles drunk.

A new dot appears every time the bottle is refilled and the lid is closed (1 dot = 1 bottle).

Features and Details:

• Impact-resistant BPA-free Triton

• Leak-proof lid

• Hand wash


Many colors: $10.79.

September 24, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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