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Physician Diaries, NBA Jerseys, Digital Preservation, More: Monday ResearchBuzz, July 8, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

CBC: Diaries of St. John’s physician spanning 87 years digitized in MUN library. “The diaries of one of Memorial University’s first students — which include more than 30,000 daily entries that span 87 years — have now been digitized and made public through the university’s Digital Archives Initiative.”

New-to-me, from High Snobriety: ‘From the Ground Up’ Explores a Japanese Museum of Game-Worn NBA Jerseys & Bespoke Sneakers. “Tadahiro Hakamata, owner of an online museum called Layupshot which houses 1,500 game-worn NBA jerseys and numerous Nike bespoke sneakers, tells us his story for the latest episode of From the Ground Up.”

USEFUL STUFF

Genealogy’s Star: The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part Four — What is digital preservation?. “Before going much further with this series on digital preservation, it is important to understand the concept of digitization and what is meant by digital preservation.”

How-To Geek: How to Move Google Authenticator to a New Phone (or Multiple Phones). “Thankfully, it’s not difficult to move Google Authenticator codes from one phone to another, although, admittedly, it can be somewhat cumbersome and time-consuming. Google intended this, more or less, by design. It shouldn’t be too easy to retrieve authentication codes from anywhere except the device you’re using for your two-factor authentication, or the whole value of 2FA would be moot.”

The Next Web: A beginner’s guide to AI: Supervised and unsupervised learning. “The AI we use everyday in our phones, cameras, and smart devices usually falls into the category of deep learning. We’ve previously covered algorithms and artificial neural networks – concepts surrounding deep learning – but this time we’ll take a look at how deep learning systems actually learn.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

The Verge: The US Army has released its first audiobooks. “The US Army wants its soldiers to begin listening to its training materials, which, surprisingly, has never been an option before. In recent weeks, the Training and Doctrine Command’s Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) has released audiobook versions of a pair of training manuals for the first time as part of an experiment to see if it’s an effective medium to spread information to soldiers across the force.”

New York Times: Hacking, Glitches, Disinformation: Why Experts Are Worried About the 2020 Census. “Most concerns about the census have been focused on the Trump administration’s effort to include a question about citizenship status. On Wednesday, the Justice Department, under pressure from President Trump, vowed to continue fighting to add the question, despite legal and logistical barriers, a day after saying time had run out. But far less attention has been paid to other issues that could threaten the census’s accuracy.”

Washington Post: Cubans are using social media to air their grievances — and the government is responding, sometimes. “The word spread through the encrypted app Telegram, and later, Twitter. On the agreed-upon day, the Cuban people would unite with one voice. Not to clamor for democracy, or turn out the government, or demand the freedom of political prisoners. To protest high mobile Internet prices.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

TorrentFreak: Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users. “Police in Germany have issued another warning after scam streaming sites trapped users into paying useless subscriptions of more than 350 euros. The sites, which closely resemble pirate streaming portals but claim to be legitimate, number more than 220 according to police. Some believe that the players involved are linked to an earlier piracy settlement scam.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

Boing Boing: Applying AI filters to an 1830 painting leads to pleasing results. “Pyotr Basin (1793–1877) painted “The earthquake in Rocca di Papa, near Rome,” in 1830. According to Bruce Sterling, these images are the result of a ‘couple of guys screwing around attacking a 19th century Russian painting with deep-dreamers.’ I can’t find anything else about them but they’re fantastic.”

ABC News (Australia): Indigenous ranger’s quest to preserve Simpson Desert knowledge and 60,000-year-old history of his people. “An Aboriginal elder from south-west Queensland wants to preserve the 60,000-year-old culture and history of his people and the story of their life in the Simpson Desert before it is too late.”

The National: Removing extremists from social media sites effective in limiting influence, report says. “Removing extremist groups from social media is an effective way of destroying their fan bases, a new report has revealed. A study by the Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology found radical groups do not necessarily thrive on alternative platforms once they have been removed from the mainstream.” Good morning, Internet…

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