Sunday, December 10, 2023

Onion 🧅: Facebook Announces Human Trafficking Now Allowed On Marketplace


 It will never be certain, but that uncertainty has become certain …

The Inside Story of Microsoft’s Partnership with OpenAI The New Yorker

Why the Entire AI World Was Talking About ‘Q’ This Week Gizmodo


The end of business-class A.I. doomerism Read Max

This is the season when scammers are trying to bombard everyone with messages … as common as sand on Sydney beaches 


Law secretly drafted by ChatGPT makes it onto the books The Register

Himmelsbriefe: Heaven-Sent Chain Letters JSTOR Daily. Going viral in print

Fossil Preparation: View From The Cheap SeatsFossils and Other Living Things

Notes on Complexity: A Buddhist Scientist on the Murmuration of Being The Marginalian



Facebook Announces Human Trafficking Now Allowed On Marketplace The Onion


Knock at the Cabin, theology all over this one.

Return to Seoul (NYT review).

John Wick 4, yup.

Polite Society

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

You Hurt My Feelings

Incredible But True

Landscape with Invisible Hand

Bottoms, lesbian best friends in high school, not what you think.

The Creator

Joan Baez: I am a Noise, you don’t have to like her music to like the movie.

Holy Spider

Dream Scenario

May December, drenched in Bergman’s Persona.  And that is my pick for the best movie of the year.

The Killer (Netflix)


Godzilla Minus Zero.  I haven’t even seen this one yet, but I am confident in my judgment.

Updates will be made as is appropriate.  Overall, after some big dry spells, it was a pretty amazing year for movies.  Maybe not for Hollywood, but for movies.  Moviemakers are adapting well to the new circumstances and the new economics.  There are many more recommended selections I haven’t had the chance to sample yet, and maybe after I wake up I will put my list of those in the comments section.