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lundi 1 mars 2021, 16:55
William Woodruff has posted a rant of sorts on the adoption of Rust by the Python Cryptography project, which was covered here in February. What’s the point of this spiel? It’s precisely what happened to pyca/cryptography: nobody asked them whether it was a good idea...
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You've heard about it. Now feast your ears. The poor dear. I love Steve Silberman's comment on Twitter: Singer stuns #CPAC with unexpectedly avant-garde tribute to Charles Ives and Frank Zappa with radical key changes and use of dissonant microtones. — Read the rest
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Here is a brief look inside of Roentgen key-activated mechanical desk built in 1785. Abraham Roentgen started out as a clock maker and ended up incorporating clock-like mechanism into his courtly furniture designs. This desk was recently restore by Britain's Royal Collection ...
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Image analyst Andy Saunders used video and photographs to determine just how far 'miles and miles and miles' is. Not very far. Astronomy: However, image specialist Andy Saunders recently analyzed archival stills taken by the astronauts with their Hasselblad cameras, as well...
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Version 3.2.0 of the fish shell has been released. New features include undo and redo support (for command-line editing, not commands!) and a long list of incremental improvements; see the announcement for details. LWN last looked at the fish shell in September.
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A fantastic primer on drag racing and tire technology.
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IBM is announcing today that its hybrid cloud services are now available in any environment -- on any cloud, on premise or at the edge via IBM Cloud Satellite. IBM Cloud Satellite delivers a secured, unifying layer of cloud services for clients across environments,...
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Deep Nostalgia is a service that animates 'old family photos' by wrapping the faces around video of a breathing, metabolizing person. This supposedly brings the past to life but is in fact creepy and unpleasant, not least because it's obviously just a deepfake video of one...
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Please enjoy this live performance of Grand Ole' Opry/Hee Haw regular, Roy Clark, blazing his way through the 12th Street Rag. Bonus track: [H/t Patton Oswalt] Image: Screengrab
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Aaron Epstein is a 90-year-old resident of North Hollywood, California. He's been an AT&T customer since 1960, and he's absolutely fed up with the company's failure to upgrade his 3Mbps DSL service to a modern internet connection. He was so pissed, in fact, that he spent $10,...
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In the 1970s, Italian television writer-director Enzo Trapani heeded a call with destiny. Literally. 'In an interview with Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Italian equivalent of TV Guide, [Trapani] claimed that he had gotten an odd call in the middle of the night. — Read the rest
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In 2004, the sandwich chain Quiznos enlisted Joel Veitch's Spongmonkeys for their TV advertisements. What happened then illustrates the great divide at the time between those who were connected with internet culture and those who were not. Before the rise of social media,...
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The BBC's Kirsty Grant reports on the growth of multilevel-marketing schemes in the UK built around beauty brands. These companies are 'cult-like' businesses operating as close to pyramid schemes as the law allows, barely bothering to sell product at all—unless you're an...
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Tipping-as-wage is a weirdly American phenomenon. Don't get me wrong, I have some friends in the restaurant industry who have done quite well for themselves thanks to the bizarre social expectations of gratuity. That's not to say there's no benefit to the incentivizing...
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To add to our towering ziggurat of pandemic Zoom incidents, we can add this one: A California surgeon showed up for his online traffic-court date during surgery. Despite the surgeon insisting that he was totally fine to continue with the court appearance, the flabbergasted...
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Meritocracy is one of those things that sounds innocuous enough on the surface (hard work pays off! everyone gets rewarded proportionately according to their abilities!), but quickly starts to crumble once you look more closely (how are we measuring these efforts? — Read the...
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Michael Garman is a Colorado Springs legend. Old Colorado City is home to his Magic Town, a 1/6th scale 'sculptural theater' that he built by himself over the past 30 years — 3,000 square feet of it. The details he's built into this project, from the trash and rats in the al...
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The Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the Public Prosecutor's Office of Torre Annunziata recently announced the discovery of an extraordinary find, an intact four-wheeled processional, found during excavations of the suburban villa of Civita Giuliana, outside the walls of...
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The trend towards digital transformation and the sudden shift to remote working has seen the telecommunications industry become a prime target for both criminal and state-sponsored attacks. Threat intelligence specialist IntSights has produced a new report focusing on the...
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Engineers create. But when you get down into the specifics of creating something like an electrical generator or an internal combustion engine, that requires a level of skill and understanding for mechanics, voltage, and other scientific properties that stretches even beyond ...
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