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This Week:
* HASTAG GAMES - Ruined with technology 
* SHIPPING FORECAST - Acid House remix
* AI MARVEL CHARACTERS - Your chance to name them

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B3ta email 751 - 21st Aug 2020

Read this issue in Deutsch pretending to be Kraftwerk:
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue751

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WEEK
  Other than making unappetising marmalade

  * SPY ON LONDON CAM - Jonty Wareing writes, "I
  built an ambient display giving you an
  almost-live view through the 900 TFL cameras
  scattered across London. Put it on in the
  background and play some montage music." The
  police could gamify something like this, so
  you get points for spotting any crimes happen.
  Where's Wally for snitches.
http://jonty.co.uk/camjam

  * NAME THESE AI MARVEL CHARACTERS - Dr Dunno
  has thrown 470 Marvel characters into machine
  learning and then asked you to name the
  results. 
https://twitter.com/namethishero

  * RUIN HASHTAG GAMES - Monkeon writes, "Ruin
  film-based hashtag challenges by letting an
  algorithm do the hard work.  I tried linking
  it to a thesaurus at one point, but that
  didn't work as well as I'd hoped, so I kept it
  simple."
https://monkeon.co.uk/moviepungenerator/

  * SHIPPING FORECAST THE ACID HOUSE REMIX -
  Produced by Ricardo Autobahn who co-wrote Daz
  Sampson's Eurovision entry. So that's a bonus.
  With visual help from Happy Toast and Dr
  Dunno.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRr0GRAsQHY

  * THE LEGEND OF NEIL NORMAN WILKINSON -
  elliotmason writes, "Here's a stupid song I
  wrote. Animation by Drivel Sieve."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTZ7uFxVLA0

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  If you didn't get the grades you want and
  still want to get into the House Of Lords, try
  being the first born son of a heredity peer.

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: HOLY SHIT WE SOLD AN ADVERT
  Sweary scarf

  Hebtro are now selling scarfs with swearing on
  them, and they'd love suggestions for new
  phrases. Rude and all made in the UK too. Buy
  them now before they sell the fuck out.
https://hebtro.co/product/sweary-scarf/

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What people don't realise is that Sting Every
Breath You Take from the position of a dog
watching his owner eat ham.

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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Content made by other "people"

  * MANIC MINER 3D - not playable some an
  interesting art/tech project to reimagine the
  game in 3D. Looks like it could be fun -
  although probably you'd finish it in 10 mins.
https://blakearts.artstation.com/projects/0nlgw5

  * BINTEREST - all UK's bins, now sortable by
  colour, if you're bin racist.
https://govbins.uk/

  * MAKE YOUTUBE LESS LONLEY - Watch YouTube
  videos with under 500 plays... together, then
  gong them off when you get bored. We really
  enjoyed this time sink, when it was just three
  geeks in chat, laughing at unusual choices in
  camera angles.
http://wehole.tv

  * DOOM CLONE IN 13k OF JAVASCRIPT - now build
  Fortnite in 2k of BBC Basic.
https://nicholas.carlini.com/writing/2019/javascript-doom-clone-13k.html

  * WIKIHOW JOKE - MasterClass content stolen
  and republished in the style of wikiHow. 
  Surprised this cheeky copyright-theft is still
  up, though it does sometimes make you want to
  watch the whole one, so might actually work as
  advertising.
https://masterwiki.how

  * YOU ARE BEING WATCHED - see how many
  hundreds of shitty ads/trackers sites are
  using. 
https://adsbydomain.fouanalytics.com

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Humans need to eat rocks (salt) and get regular
sunshine (vitamin d) - else we get health
conditions that can lead to death. We therefore
conclude we're all are sci-fi space lizards


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: FESSHOLE
  Your anonymous confessions, fessed up for lols

  Each week we ask you to confess stuff and then
  stick all your lies in one place. Here's the
  best this week:
  
  * PARKLIFE! - "I get up at 5am on weekdays but
  unlike other early risers, I don't feel the
  need to mention it all the time because I'm
  not a cunt who thinks it marks me out as
  superior"
  
  * CAT LOSER - "Sometimes I buy a pint of whole
  prawns at the seaside and share them with my
  cat at home. We have a 'one for me, one for
  you' dinner, but often she eats them slower
  than me and I have an extra one and feel
  guilty."

  * LONGWAVE FAN SPEAKS - "I'm too old for raves
  these days but I dearly love taking ecstasy.
  So now I drop a half and go to evensong in
  various cathedrals around the country. I'm an
  atheist but the buzz of music and stained
  glass light is fucking incredible."

  Join the 82,000 shits that have followed this
  junk. Link goes to the best of July - so all
  toad and no hole.
https://twitter.com/fesshole/status/1293230563642548226

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: IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Relocate everything to the UK
  
  I'm A Celebrity is relocating to Britain
  because of the pandemic. Show us how other TV
  shows, landmarks and other famous stuff would
  look if they did the same. Relocate everything
  to the UK.
https://b3ta.com/challenge/relocatetouk/popular/

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Every time:
1. Save file
2. Look for file so I can send it
3. Go back to application to see where it's
saving things now

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: PATREON THANKS 
  We love all these people

  *HEBTROCO* *JAMES O'BRIEN* *KATE* *MARK
  MCCREADIE* *MR PHIL DONNELLY* *SHOWRAT* *SIMON
  JAMES* *STOOBERT*

  24-7 DEATH, ALAN CHARLTON, ALISTAIR, BRIAN
  EELES, CHRIS BLAKENEY, CHRIS CARLINE, CHRIS
  LOCKE, CRISS MORENO, IAN SHEEN, JAIMIE
  VANDENBERGH, MARK ADAMSON, RICHARD BARCLAY,
  SPAZZCAPTAIN, WENDY GOODE, NAT KING COLESLAW,
  ALBERT MARSHMALLOW, DANIEL MUDFORD, CARL DENCH

  Ed Zitron, Eugenie vT, Tom Dolan, Tom Wright,
  lee burnett, Richard Matthias, @mattdawhit,
  Adam Atack, Adam Cooney, Adam Lloyd, Adrian
  Woodfield, Al Davidson, Albion Gray, Andy
  Storrar, Andy Tillett, Andy Webber, Anna,
  Anne-Marie Scott, Ben Watson, Bertram Wooster,
  blossomshed, Carl Morgan, Catherine
  McAllister, Chris Evans, Chris Shaw, Craig
  Tonks, Damien Smith, Dan Stott, Daniel Brown,
  Dave Nattriss, Dave Tickle, David Ault, David
  Catley, David Gardiner, David King, David
  Mills, Derek Law, Dominic Haigh, Emma Lay,
  Eric von Borstel, Faith H. Martin, Fiona
  James, Fraser Lewry, Gaynor Clarkson, Gia
  Milinovich, Greg Neilson, Gus Nicol, Iain,
  Iain Brassington, Iain Fuller, Iain Ruxton,
  Ian Beveridge, Ivan Kelly, James Donnelly,
  James Kerry-Barnard, Jane Baker, Jason
  Stewart, Jerry Quartley, Jim Dabell, Jim
  Frayling, Jim MacArthur, Jim Woodward, Joe
  McNally, Joe Simmonds, John Faragher, John
  Foster, John Hammersley, John Matthews, Jude
  Evans, Jm McNven, Kate Devlin, Kev Adams,
  Konrad Petrusewicz, Martin Beer, Martin
  Holloway, Martin Peache, matsimpsk, Matt
  Buchanan, Matt Drewry, Matthew Collinge,
  Matthew Forman, Matthew Morris, Matthew
  Wilkes, midnightrambler, mil jamieson, Neil de
  Carteret, Nick Ross, OBiW4N SHiNOBi, oliver
  bewes, Paul Cherry, Paul Smith, Paul
  Westerman, Peter Ashtray, Peter Coombe, peter
  wouda, Philip Kinchington, pookong, Rich Pope,
  Richard Beckett, Rob Mahon, Rob Vincent,
  Robbie Lesiuk, Ross Carter, RossOverThere,
  Saleem Ahmad, Scott S. Kramer, sean casely,
  Simon Cowan, Simon Holmes, Simon McDougall,
  Simon waterfall, Stephen Waller, Steve
  Anglesey, Steven Smith, Stuart Ashen, Tim
  Jokl, Tim Mouncer, Tim Weaver, Tom Crick, Tom
  Rees-Williams, Tom Ryan, TownsendsPublisher,
  Wil Hadden, Will Goulden, AuntieSash
  Hazlewood, Byron Geoffrey Farrow, Chef Twat,
  Chris Gough, Chris Whitworth, Craig Turner,
  Daniel Chote, Fergus McKay, fourstar, Geoff
  Tidey, Geoffrey Balme, Graham Licence, James
  Macinnes, John Higgs, Jonty Wareing, Mick
  Curtis, Rhys Wynne, Rob Affleck, Chris
  Saunders, George Preston, James O'Malley,
  Martin Davies, Mike Middleton, Bex Cook,
  Hannah Chubb, Ben Ward, James Pearson, Shane
  McHugh, Stevey Garland, Ciarn R, Craig
  Liddell, Helen Gaskell, Christopher Orr, Will
  Moody, Nick Morgan, Ben Brice, David Green,
  Justin Brett, Louise Allen, Robin, Gavin
  Tommey, Stuart Richards, Tobie Fysh, Pete,
  Carl Mesner Lyons, Chris Johnson, Emma Sykes,
  Jan Spielhoff, Mike Congreve, Sean Flanagan,
  Tom Freke, Sam Anderson, Jess Baker, Adam
  Beardwood, David Stark, Julie Brumlik,
  Alastair Dodd, Alexandre Strube, Andrew
  Robinson, Andy Candler, Connor Parslow, Craig
  Naples, Daniel Moeller, Duncan STrickland,
  Harry, Irene Semanchuk, Joseph Mulvaney,
  Michael Kitt, Nicky Hewgill, Paul Topping,
  peter royal, Richard Speed, Sentient Meatbag,
  Tim Beachy, Dominic Le Garsmeur, Mark Benson,
  Danny Kodicek, Deny Coughlan, Nick Kent, Russ
  Anderson, Adam Kaczmarek, Andrea Vail, Andy
  Shirling, Ben Chapman, ben cowell-thomas, Ben
  Groom, Ben Sugden, Cat Conner, Centuries of
  Sound, Claire Allen, Claire Zolkwer, Darren
  John Harris, Dave The Hammer Parry, David
  Bond, David Ellinor, Daz Wright, Emily Payne,
  Emma Nicol, FuzzyFreaks, Gary Sharp, Gwyn
  Fisher, Hugh Noble, Iain M Barker, Ilya
  olak-Anti, Jennifer Moquin, Jim Lucking, John
  M, Jon Bounds, Lee Ball, Louis E, Lyra Jay,
  Marc Lindberg, mark madgwick, Matt Carr,
  Michael Bryan, Mr Flibble, Neil Ives, Nick,
  Nigel Ford, Oli, Paul Bayfield, Paul Slade,
  Peter Wood, Phil Barns, Rachel Tougas, Richard
  Abraham, Richard Midwinter, Robert Purkis,
  Robert Simpson, Rohan, Sam Brown, Seirian
  Hanner, Sham Courtney, Simon Lumb, Stephen
  McAuley, Stewart C. Russell, Stphane,
  Swedemason, Ted Bowyer, Thepfy, Tim Polglase,
  Tom Clark, Tony East, wigglywigglyworm, Adam
  Tickner, Al Napp, Andrew Harris, Bobod, Chris
  Ward, Jace Otting, James Meers, John
  Griffiths, Paul Mancini, Rob Potter, Tanya
  Kant, Victoria Wood, Graham Freeman, Caroline
  Kahn, Matt.

  EDITORIAL THANKS: Monkeon & Matt Round.

  And thank you to newish Patreons Ben Rout, Tim
  Clarke, Simon Balch, Clemence Saussez, Derek
  Colley. Martin Pritchard, Stephanie Wissinger,
  Dion Ashton and Paul Blanchard. Thanks to EVEN
  NEWER ONES: Mark (Mavis), Joshua Rackstraw,
  Mike Stringer, Eliot Beer, Harri Bionic, Chris
  Lindley, Stuart B, Jon Morris Smith, Daniel
  Malbon, James Heaver and Phil Lovell. Please
  join the patreon so we can afford to buy
  sausages. And a special thanks to the Hebtro
  gang. Buy their scarves. Link near the the
  top.
http://patreon.com/b3ta

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