http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - Sep 20, 2014 4:05:05 AM - Dec 4, 2004 9:21:16 AM
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1749Development of the Trajan TypefaceOne of my favorite comments, by kyrademon, reproduced from a very long thread: In the fourth year of the reign of Emperor Trajan, my legions were attacked by the Calibri in the hills of Helvetica. The canny tribesmen made their assault before we could reach and lay siege to the city of Gentium, thereby rendering useless our trebuchets and high towers. My couriers soon reported that the Calibri, as was their normal habit, had assembled a force of light cavalry, clad in... [more]
Shohobohaum Za5:08 PM on September 8, 2014
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1748Artificial Intelligence as an existential threatThe machine perspective: They're Made Out of Meat "They're made out of meat."
"Meat. They're made out of meat."
"There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat.... [more]
jaduncan2:20 PM on September 16, 2014
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1747When mistreating users becomes competitive advantageI want tech companies to get their shit together before they make the leap from just being on screens to being everywhere around us. One of the things that has occurred to me in the course of discussing self-driving cars is that, instead of waiting for you to make a reservation to hire a car for the day, car rental companies could partner with other businesses and send the cars out to follow people around and shout suggestions at them of possible... [more]
XMLicious4:13 AM on September 16, 2014