Ohio Red Tape, AI Image Generators, YouTube Shorts, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, September 14, 2022


The Center Square: New Ohio website gives public voice in business regulations. “In the works since 2018, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review’s Cut Red Tape Ohio website – which launched Monday – gives the public opportunities to flag business regulations that might be cumbersome or outdated and provides a review that could eliminate or change those rules.”


PetaPixel: The Best AI Image Generators in 2022. “At the start of 2022, there were hardly any AI text-to-image generators available to the public, but with DALL-E finally becoming available in beta in July and Stable Diffusion being released a month later, there are now suddenly an array of AI image generators vying to be the best software on the market. So if you’re feeling confused about which AI Image generator you should use in 2022, this is a complete guide to the best options out there.”

Social Media Examiner: How to Easily Make YouTube Shorts With Your Longer Videos. “Want to do more with YouTube Shorts? Looking for an easy way to turn your YouTube videos into shorts? In this article, you’ll discover how to create YouTube shorts using your long-form videos.”

How-To Geek: How to Comment on PDFs (or Any Other File) in Google Drive. “You might already know that when sharing documents using Google’s own office apps you can leave comments to make collaboration easy. But did you know Google Drive offers the same comment feature for virtually any file, not just Google documents?”


Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle: A Twitter ‘Repentance Bot’ teaches people how to apologize for real. “‘Repentance Bot’ allows users to tag the account when they see an apology that they believe falls short. The bot then replies to the apology with encouragement to do better and a comic strip laying out five steps to take to do so.”

Brown University Library News: John Hay Library Receives Grants to Digitize Materials of Dissenting U.S. Politics. “Through its Divided America project, the John Hay Library will digitize and make available material representing extremes of political thought from 1946 through the 1990s in the United States.”


Bleeping Computer: U-Haul discloses data breach exposing customer driver licenses. “Moving and storage giant U-Haul International (U-Haul) disclosed a data breach after a customer contract search tool was hacked to access customers’ names and driver’s license information. Following an incident investigation started on July 12 after discovering the breach, the company found on August 1 that attackers accessed some customers’ rental contracts between November 5, 2021, and April 5, 2022.”

Krebs on Security: Transacting in Person with Strangers from the Internet. “Communities like Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace and others are great for finding low- or no-cost stuff that one can pick up directly from a nearby seller, and for getting rid of useful things that don’t deserve to end up in a landfill. But when dealing with strangers from the Internet, there is always a risk that the person you’ve agreed to meet has other intentions.”


Cornell Chronicle: Report shows near-total erasure of Armenian heritage sites. “A new report from the Cornell-led Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW) has compiled decades of high-resolution satellite imagery to document the complete destruction of Armenian cultural heritage in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan beginning in the late 1990s. Moreover, the latest finding of CHW’s heritage monitoring project suggests that the same policy of cultural erasure now threatens Armenian monuments in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.”


Columbia Climate School: Scientists Are Mapping New York City Wildlife. And We Don’t Mean Rats, Squirrels or Pigeons.. “There are possums, raccoons, deer, coyotes (one turned up last year in Central Park), foxes, rabbits, groundhogs and skunks. In the waters, river otters and beavers (after a nearly 200-year absence, one was recently seen running along a promenade near the Williamsburg Bridge). In the air, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, bats and rare native bees.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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