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The Great Big, Pink, and Weird World of Kirby Merch
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The Great Big, Pink, and Weird World of Kirby Merch

Kirby Fighters 2 came out recently (see: 3+ months ago), and while it’s not my thing at all, it did remind me that there hasn’t been a memorable, mainline Kirby game since 2016’s Planet Robobot for the Nintendo 3DS. And that got me thinking about how much Kirby shit I bought in 2020 despite not...

What the hell is an AI factory?
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What the hell is an AI factory?

If you follow the news on artificial intelligence, you’ll find two diverging threads. The media and cinema often portray AI with human-like capabilities, mass unemployment, and a possible robot apocalypse. Scientific conferences, on the other hand, discuss progress toward artificial general intelligence while acknowledging that current AI is weak and incapable of many of the basic functions of the human...

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A Data-Backed Look At the Post-Coronavirus Cybersecurity Landscape

Not so long ago, the buzz in cybersecurity circles was all about COVID-19 and how malicious actors were exploiting the panic via a wave of targeted phishing attempts. Well, much to everyone’s relief, the trend didn’t last long. Some of that is due to security firms getting the word out so quickly, and some of...