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  • What’s a Netflix Original? movie

Movies that had their original production commissioned by Netflix. They include documentaries, comedies, one-off specials, and a whole load of regional programming.

  • How many movies are there?

I’ve got 584 in my data set, so let’s say 584. The first went live in December 2014…


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A small group of teams has an outsized impact on the collective imagination of racing fans.

Certain images spring to mind when we think of drivers, circuits, even decades. The supremacy of the Williams car in the 90s, with Rothmans livery and Renault engine, falls into this category.

The immediacy…


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I chatted with Chip Huyen, lecturer in machine learning at Stanford University, to get the inside track on Github Copilot. Chip produces a lot of fantastic content and is very much worth following on LinkedIn here, and/or Twitter here. Her Machine Learning Interviews Book is superb, too.


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Welcome to a very special edition of hi, tech.

I’ll warn you now: It’s heavy on the stats. The word “if” also does a lot of heavy lifting.

Oh sure, I’ve peppered in the odd jokette here, a tired stereotype there, but it’s mainly a hard-hitting soccer-based analysis.

More traditional…


They say if you can’t find something you’re looking for, make it yourself.

I haven’t found a reliable, simple summary of the big tech monopolies. Hence, the hi, tech. Monopoly Watch is here.

I’ll collate stats on the major monopolies out there, then share them periodically. …


UEFA

Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday evening and, in spite of Northern Ireland’s notable absence, it should be a hoot.

I’ve taken a look below at the wild, the wacky, and the just plain whimsical of Euro 2020 data.

😷 The pandemic effect

First, it’s being played in 2021 and it’s called Euro 2020. I’m sure that didn’t pass you by. The pandemic had quite the impact on that front.

But there are also…


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I can be pretty cynical.

Hey, you would be too if you’d seen what I’ve seen. Mainly Frasier repeats and pictures of dogs wearing jackets. That’ll scar a man.

And the well of cynicism is unlikely to run dry while things like this exist:


Shutterstock // NFT Art

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been all over the news recently.

A collage of digital art by ‘Beeple’ (Mike Winkelmann) sold for $69 million at Christie’s; the Kings of Leon released an album as an NFT; and people have even started buying virtual houses as NFTs.

When the winning bidder for the Beeple painting, “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”, received their…


Originally published in the hi, tech. newsletter.

Very few of us had a good 2020, but Netflix bucked that trend. It added over 40 million new subscribers, taking the global total to more than 200 million. 74 million people in the US have a Netflix subscription today.

New challenges emerged…


Clubhouse is a voice-based social network that feels part corporate conference, part conference call, part corporate podcast. You’ve probably heard of it.

I wanted to take a look at how this new approach to social media might affect:

  • How we network
  • How we communicate
  • How we learn
  • How we build…

Clark Boyd

Author of the world-famous https://hitech.substack.com/ I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was.

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