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samedi 25 mai 2019, 16:29
On May 26th, Europeans will vote for the next EU Parliament, and the region's far-right, 'nationalist/anti-establishment' parties (AfD Germany, UKIP/Brexit UK, PiS/Poland, etc) are expected make large gains, possibly prompting a realignment of power in the EU; the far-right...
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The recent redefinition of the kilogram based on quantum physics and Planck’s constant has had major ramifications in this week’s tabloids, where such weighty issues as celebrity body fat and how many Angelina Jolies it takes to make up one Brad Pitt are the subject of...
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Trying to earn a promotion? Memorial Day weekend might be a good place to start. There are tons of e-learning packages that can help you build professional skills a lot quicker (and cheaper) than any technical academy. Whether you want to earn IT certifications, learn to...
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First American Financial Corp is a Fortune 500 company that insures titles on peoples' property; their insecure website exposed 885,000,000 records for property titles, going back 16 years, including bank accounts (with scanned statements), Social Security numbers, wire...
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vendredi 24 mai 2019, 23:25
“Welly, welly, well, to what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this ganjy gadget? What’s it going to be then, eh? There was me, that is Lexa, and my pelendus Pria, Georgina, and Dim, all sat in the So Milkbar with the package sent my way, safe of the rainy blacklight...
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Back in April, Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly wrote a column deploring the abysmal formatting in the DoJ's release of the Mueller Report, and publicly requesting that the Digital Public Library of America produce well-formatted ebook editions, which they have now...
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Making a Turing machine is a kind of nerd rite of passage, like manually editing your X11 settings or building a two-second time-machine. As far back as 2005, we were chronicling the adventures of Lego Turing-machine builders (the state of the art advanced rather a lot by...
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Hashimoto Baku ('a Tokyo based video director/visual artist/developer') digs into fascinating depth on the 'slit-scan' technique: '[imagine] a quite thick flipbook that all frames of a video are bound page by page. If you just rifle through it, the original video will be...
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*not really Anxiety and depression are deeply inter-related and both are among the most terrible things I have ever experienced. This is in no way to say that they are worse than other things. It’s not a competition and one of the many terrible things anxiety and...
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There are so many things to love about Stephen Colbert. For me, his unapologetic nerdiness is high on that list. His obviously large and tender heart is, too. These two impulses come together in this Critcal Role video, done as a fundraiser for Red Nose Day, dedicated to the ...
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Amazon has a good sale on the 11-3/4' x 8-1/4”, twin wire bound, 70 sheets/140 pages Black n' Red notebook. It has a 4.3 star rating with over 523 customer reviews.
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From a Cornell University paper by Egor Zakharov, Aliaksandra Shysheya, Egor Burkov, and Victor Lempitsky titled 'Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models' Several recent works have shown how highly realistic human head images can be obtained by...
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I bought a bread lame. A friend of mine is doing all sorts of fancy scoring to his bread. Mine just tastes good. I will try to make some fancy cuts in some bread soon, it will probably taste the same. This lame is as cheap as I could find, as I do not think they make much...
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'It’s a lie. I made the whole thing up. Now I'm in huge trouble.' That's what Shane Morris is now saying about his epic twitter story about buying an old van, finding a brick of heroin taped to the wheel well, then pulling a con on an MS-13 gang member.  In a Medium post, ...
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Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer -- a hardliner who has called for cameras at every 'hot spot' in Germany -- has announced that he will seek a ban on working cryptography in Germany; he will insist that companies only supply insecure tools that have a backdoor that ...
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How do quartz watches keep time? Steve Mould gives a great demonstration explaining how they work. Quartz is piezoelectric, which means when it is deformed it generates an electrical signal. A quartz watch has a tiny quartz tuning fork that's been calibrated to vibrate at...
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A group of Quaker investors called Friends Fiduciary have introduced a shareholder motion that was backed by the owners of more than a million Comcast shares, calling on the company to voluntarily disclose its state-level lobbying activities; the company strenuously objects...
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Some people shiver with delight at whispers and certain kinds of soft sounds. A psychologist/neuroscientist at Manchester University named Nick Davis tells Wired about the science behind these 'brain orgasms.' Image: Wired/YouTube
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Remember when Russia was our friend?
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It is, as they say, a running joke. One meticulously catalogued here by Noah Spongy and Jasbre.
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