Monday, August 29, 2016

Chateâu de Langeais

Posted by iON to the Payday chatline, 27 August 2016

Australian Teen Fugitive Asks Media to Use a Better Photo of Her

Left, the police mugshot of Amy Sharp. Right, the photograph she offered as an alternative

CNN

Amy Sharp, 18, escaped from Sydney’s Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex August 19 and police released two mugshots of the teenager taken at the facility, draped in a red blanket.

A local news website shared the police statement, which included her glum-looking pictures, on Facebook.

While on the run, Sharp commented underneath the post, which called for her arrest, politely requesting that they use a different photo of her.

She wrote: “Can you use this photo, please and thank you. Yours Truly, Amy Sharp xx.”

Sharp accompanied the post with an “angel” emoji and a different photo, in which she is seen smiling.

At the time of writing, Sharp’s comment had more than 60,000 likes with many users sending the teenager messages of support for her action.

“This girl is my hero,” said one comment.

See also: An Ohio fugitive who disliked a mugshot posted of him online, offered police a selfie to use instead.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Grimoires

Read the The Oera Linda Book.
Read The Red Dragon the Grand Grimoire.
Read the Catalog of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.

Munich Manual of Demonic Magic

Munich Manual of Demonic Magic (CLM 849). by Okultopedija™: Enciklopedija Magije i Okultizma. on Scribd

Facebook Fires Human Writers in the Trending Section & Transitions To Using Algorithms For Breaking News


Quartz

Facebook will no longer employ humans to write descriptions for items in its Trending section, which attracted controversy over allegations of political bias in May.

Facebook has laid off the entire editorial staff on the Trending team—15-18 workers contracted through a third party. According to sources, the Trending team’s editorial staff were alerted at 4pm that they were being fired—as the news of Facebook’s switch to algorithms first broke—and were asked to leave the building by 5pm. The contractors (all of whom were at the company less than 1.5 years) were given severance equal to pay through September 1, plus two weeks, sources say.

Facebook’s increased reliance on automation reflects the company’s growing faith in machine intelligence.

Below from Facebook’s Newsroom Blog:

Today, we’re making some changes to the Trending feature on Facebook that will make the product more automated and will no longer require people to write descriptions for trending topics.

We added Trending to Facebook in 2014, and similar to Search, Trending was designed to help people discover interesting and relevant conversations happening on Facebook, about breaking news and events from around the world.

Our goal is to enable Trending for as many people as possible, which would be hard to do if we relied solely on summarizing topics by hand. A more algorithmically driven process allows us to scale Trending to cover more topics and make it available to more people globally over time. This is something we always hoped to do but we are making these changes sooner given the feedback we got from the Facebook community earlier this year. Continue reading at Facebook