Categories
ads

Supply and Demand

Covid must be taking a toll on college applications. Just watched an ad for a college emphasizing the application fee is being waived. While important it’s not the only criteria when applying. Turns out there is a whole bunch of colleges with no application fee as well as a bunch of colleges with application fee waivers.

I suspect the process still has legacies even after the sports admission scandal.

Categories
ads politics

What would you say it is that you do here?

Not sure who is funding this organization, but the Center For Voter Information has been sending me mailers on a regular basis to let me know that I’m registered to vote along with a rating of my voting record. There is also a reminder to vote if I want to maintain my “rating”. Excuse me!!! With apologies to Lesley Gore, “It’s my ballot and I’ll vote if I want to, vote if I want to.”

The disclaimers let me know that my rating was determined by scraping state voter records and the information “… is provided as a service to voters like you.” Not sure what kind of service this is and neither does this book

Update: One of the mailers had a list of ratings for candidates with a skew to Democrats, indicating the service is to push Democratic candidates. Sort of like the mailers pushing Republican candidates, but with AFL-CIO and human rights instead of NRA and abortion.

Turns out it could be worse, I could have received the version of the mailer that tells me I’m not registered to vote.

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/13/805694260/a-big-vote-registration-push-reaches-millions-but-divides-elections-officials

.

Categories
ads

Ironic don’t you think

So the phrase used for computer imagery of sports stars faces on body doubles is, ‘Hulu Has Live Sports Again.’

https://www.protocol.com/hulu-deepfake-commercial-ai