• Local Dead Tree Tabloids: Endangered Like Some Firs

    Updated: 2024-02-27 10:04:00
    This essay is the work of a dumb humanoid. No smart software required. A relic of a bygone era, the local printed newspaper is dead. Or is it? A pair of recent articles suggest opposite conclusions. The Columbia Journalism Review tells us, “They Gave Local News Away for Free. Virtually Nobody Wanted It.” The post […]

  • Qualcomm: Its AI Models and Pour Gasoline on a Raging Fire

    Updated: 2024-02-26 11:06:37
    This essay is the work of a dumb humanoid. No smart software required. Qualcomm’s announcements at the Mobile World Congress pour gasoline on the raging AI fire. The chip maker aims to enable smart software on mobile devices, new gear, gym shoes, and more. Venture Beat’s “Qualcomm Unveils AI and Connectivity Chips at Mobile World […]

  • Ambercite: Patent Analysis via Smart Software

    Updated: 2024-02-26 10:58:00
    This essay is the work of a dumb dinobaby. No smart software required. A news item made its way to me from an Australian company called Ambercite. The firm is in the business of providing a next-generation patent analysis system. The company began incorporating artificial intelligence in its patent research and discovery system in 2017. […]

  • French Building and Structure Geo-Info

    Updated: 2024-02-23 09:33:00
    This essay is the work of a dumb dinobaby. No smart software required. OSINT professionals may want to take a look at a French building and structure database with geo-functions. The information is gathered and made available by the Observatoire National des Bâtiments. Registration is required. A user can search by city and address. The […]

  • What Techno-Optimism Seems to Suggest (Oligopolies, a Plutocracy, or Utopia)

    Updated: 2024-02-23 09:06:00
    This essay is the work of a dumb dinobaby. No smart software required. Science and mathematics are comparable to religion. These fields of study attract acolytes who study and revere associated knowledge and shun nonbelievers. The advancement of modern technology is its own subset of religious science and mathematics combined with philosophical doctrine. Tech Policy […]

  • A Look at Web Search: Useful for Some OSINT Work

    Updated: 2024-02-22 15:40:03
    This essay is the work of a dumb dinobaby. No smart software required. I read “A Look at Search Engines with Their Own Indexes.” For me, the most useful part of the 6,000 word article is the identified search systems. The author, a person with the identity Seirdy, has gathered in one location a reasonably […]

  • OpenAI Embarks on Taking Down the Big Guy in Web Search

    Updated: 2024-02-22 10:33:00
    This essay is the work of a dumb dinobaby. No smart software required. The Google may be getting up there in Internet years; however, due to its size and dark shadow, taking the big fellow down and putting it out of the game may be difficult. Users are accustomed to the Google. Habits, particularly those […]

  • AI to AI, Program 2 Now Online

    Updated: 2024-02-22 09:45:00
    This essay is the work of a dumb dinobaby. No smart software required. My son has converted one of our Zoom conversations into a podcast about AI for government entities. The program runs about 20 minutes and features our "host," a Deep Fake pointing out he lacks human emotions and tells AI-generated jokes. Erik talks […]

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