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vendredi 14 décembre 2018, 22:49
Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi are Jogjakarta, Indonesia-based musicians melding the ancient, traditional sounds of their region with a very contemporary mode of heavy experimentalism. The duo, known as Senyawa, have just released a new album, Sujud, on the...
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Firefighters rescued a 29-year-old California gentleman who was stuck for two days in the grease vent of a shuttered Chinese restaurant. Fortunately, the owner of a nearby business heard him yelling. According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the fellow has been 'less ...
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K-Swiss and esports organization Immortals is releasing sneakers designed for playing videogames. Bloomberg reports that the 'performance' version of the sneaker, called the Grandmaster, 'will include the ability to quickly kick the shoes off hands-free. That should help...
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No one bothered to tell this honey badger that the garbage can it's digging was designed to be baboon-proof. Not that it would matter: A honey badger isn't a baboon. In just a few minutes, it manages to yoink out a brag-worthy late night feast.
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Michael Nielsen was a Fulbright Scholar who got his Ph.D. in Physics at 24. He was already tenured when he decided just three years later to shift his attention to helping democratize Science. He’s published three books, most recently Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of...
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Facebook has notified 6.8 million users that, due to a bug, the company allowed its third-party developers to access all the users' photos, including those marked as private. Facebook says that the bug was active for two weeks in September, but it is only notifying users...
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Matthew Plummer Fernandez's Every Mickey is a 3D printable STL file consisting of 'Every model of Mickey Mouse found online, compiled as one.' Plummer Fernandez instantiated this one at 50.688 x 23.858 x 49.376 cm and enhanced it with acrylic paint. (via Waxy)
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The brilliant Polish artist Jakub 'Mr Werewolf' Rozalski (previously) scores another hit with Rudolph's Revenge ('Now you know why they call him 'the red nosed''). If you like this stuff, you can get more: Rozalski was the principal artist on the board game Scythe. (via...
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This late 1890s Lumière film of Paris is amazing. The image is clear and the motion is smooth. Sound was added, which makes the film come alive (I wish they would have colorized it, too). No cars in sight - just horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians, and the rare bicycle (why...
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Sarah Gailey (who wrote a brilliant, wrenching short story about empathy and self-driving cars) has just published a new story about wearable computers in a series in The Atlantic edited by Ian Bogost (previously). Gailey's story, 'An Augmented Reality,' starts with an...
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Russell Walks' astounding and vast collection of licensed, retro-styled Star Wars propaganda posters are also available in postcard form.
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The journalists whom Facebook recruited to check the spread of policitized disinformation campaigns have called for an end to the program because Facebook has consistently ignored their recommendations, especially when they conflicted with the desires of big spending...
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Amazon filed a patent application for a doorbell camera that scans the faces of passers by and compares them with a database of suspicious persons. If a match is made the camera calls the cops. From ACLU: The ACLU’s test is consistent with academic research demonstrating...
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Most everyone's losing sleep over what'll happen to our species and the rest of life on earth as human-driven climate change rips our planet a new one. Capitalists? Not so much: some are too busy hustling to ensure that other capitalists pay for the fiscal hurt that the...
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In California, the GOP scores below 'no party preference' in voter registration, but much of the state's elites -- business leaders, prosecutors, judges -- have remained Republican, even as the party has moved away from overt support of unlimited capitalism supported by...
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From a distance, it's hard to understand the nuance of the mass 'gilets jaunes' protests that rocked France; with one in five French people identifying as a yellow vest and more vests marching in Basra, Baghdad and Alberta (and with Egypt's autocrats pre-emptive cracking...
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In an article published Wednesday, Fast Company revealed that logoed fruits and vegetables are a hot trend with tech companies, beating out the usual swag like stress balls or notebooks. Serial artrepreneur Danielle Baskin (who you may remember from the Your Boss app or...
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Hungary's far-right, xenophobic government rose to power by exploiting racism and economic anxiety, just like Trump -- and just like Trump, they've pursued an agenda that uses performative racist cruelty to distract people while they enact policies that make the rich much...
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Earlier this month, European right-to-repair activists sounded the alarm, warning that the model right-to-repair legislation that had been proceeding through the EU legislative process had been hijacked by lobbyists who had gutted its core protections and were poised to make ...
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In the year 2,000, Susan Potter, then 72, donated her body to medicine. After Potter died, scientists froze her corpse, sliced it into 27,000 slivers thinner than a human hair, photographed each slice, and created 'the world’s most advanced virtual cadaver using the...
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