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Archive for October 5th, 2018

Why Youtube’s algorithms push extreme content on every possible subject / Boing Boing

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

Food for thought: [WayBack] Why Youtube’s algorithms push extreme content on every possible subject / Boing Boing.

the problems of Youtube’s recommender algorithms might be that they overdistil your preferences. Since they’re aiming for “engagement” — a word I am beginning to loathe with an unsettling level of emotion — the real problem with these algorithms is they’re constantly aiming to create an epic sense of drama and newness

More in depth at [WayBackOpinion | YouTube, the Great Radicalizer – The New York Times

Via [WayBack] Kristian Köhntopp – Google+.


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macOS / OS X / Mac OS X: excessive sysmond or mds CPU usage – via Ask Different and osXdaily

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

If you suffer from [WayBack] macos – Excessive CPU usage from sysmond – Ask Different, then it could be Activity Monitor itself using that CPU.

If you suffer from high CPU usage in mds, then it is likely the Spotlight search indexer acting up: [WayBack] mds – what MDS process is and why it uses CPU on the Mac


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Raspberry Pi as CD changer in pre 09/2002 E46 BMW 320i touring

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

My pre 09/2002 E46 BMW 320i touring didn’t come with a CD-changer, and since the Business CD head-unit didn’t support the regular AUX mechanisms (see links further below), I’m researching how to add a Raspberry Pi as CD-changer.

A few things I want to accomplish:

  • Raspberry Pi powers up as it has ignition signal
  • Raspberry Pi powers down soon after it has lost ignition signal
  • Connected via the CD-changer connectors (iBus and audio) in the back

Some links:

Supplying power:


If the model was more recent, it would at least support AUX, but it doesn’t by default and the work-arounds seem to emulate a CD-changer after all:

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Syncthing – on my research list

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

On my research list:

Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized.


Though it’s ont easy to get right: [WayBackSyncThing for Android – twm’s blog

which references:

Via: [WayBack] I blogged about SyncThing before, when BitTorrentSync started to annoy the hell out of me. SyncThing is an open source tool for synchronizing directory trees between different devices without requiring a cloud service (it needs a discovery server though… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+


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