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  1. Loab: an AI horror story

    “Loab” was initially produced using a technique called “negative weighting.” Usually, when using an AI image generator, you’re attempting to make your AI produce whatever image it can that it believes most closely resembles a verbal prompt. Negative weighting allows you to do the opposite. (Warning: some creepy/gross images follow)

    maxread.substack.com
  2. The man who made the “worst” video game in history - The Hustle

    Howard Scott Warshaw’s video game was blamed for single-handedly sinking a multibillion-dollar market. But the true story is more complicated.

    thehustle.co
  3. Man Mountain Dean: the pro wrestler who helped beat the Nazis - Sports Illustrated

    He was Hulk Hogan before Hulk Hogan. He leapt to the big screen before it was the sporting standard. And for his final act? He worked in the shadows to help topple Hitler.

    si.com
  4. In the dark: the internet sparked a revolution, then it was turned off

    Seven years, 60 countries, 935 internet shutdowns: How authoritarian regimes found an off switch for dissent.

    restofworld.org
  5. How to Commit Murder Inside a Locked Room

    Few genres are more preposterous than the locked room mystery. The premises are absurd and plot solutions ridiculous—but still I keep on reading.

    tedgioia.substack.com
  6. ‘Teletubbies’ Was a Fever Dream, But the Weirdest Parts Happened Off-Set

    The story of ‘Teletubbies’ is anything but innocent

    melmagazine.com
  7. The Greatest Unsolved Heist in Irish History

    Scandal, conspiracy, and cover-ups in the theft of the “Irish Crown Jewels” from Dublin Castle.

    atlasobscura.com
  8. How Out Run changed video games forever

    Out Run hit arcades 35 years ago this month. Its influence is still being felt on consoles, in music, and in movies

    wired.co.uk
  9. Why are hyperlinks blue?

    The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. When a co-worker casually asked me why links are blue, I was stumped.

    blog.mozilla.org
  10. No Laughing Matter? What the Romans Found Funny

    The structure of many jokes today bear a striking resemblance to their ancient counterparts, and many modern comedies mine character traits that are very similar to the popular stock types of ancient comedy.

    antigonejournal.com