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mardi 19 juin 2018, 13:45
Louis Vuitton's Windows CE gadget was a misstep. Pocket PCs were unpopular gadgets of questionable utility even in their day: obsolete in a heartbeat and now draped with the comical stink of Microsoft at its nadir. It hardly speaks to the timeless quality a luxury brand...
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When Bryant Durrell was in college, he played D&D with an amazing Dungeon Master, Eric, who was obsessed with the moral dimension of the game, constructing thoughtful, elaborate campaigns to get the players to reflect on the nature of good and evil -- the players jokingly...
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A 2 lb. cotton candy-colored lobster was discovered last November by a Canadian fisherman and it's just making the rounds on social media now. The Portland Press Herald reports: Canadian fisherman Robinson Russell, 38, caught the lobster off Grand Manan Island in December...
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In case you thought that kidnapping babies would awaken the moral consciences of Trump supporters, be told: Trump's approval rating hit its all-time peak on Monday, with 45% of Americans saying he is doing a good job. The administration is said to be planning even harsher...
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Ed Piskor's offering an annotated page-by-page look at the first part of X-Men: Grand Design, his epic retelling of how Marvel comics' pantheon of heroes came to be. Catch up here. — Eds. Director’s commentary… This post concludes our director’s commentary feature...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoncXfYBAVI 'Well, we have an orchestra here. What’s missing is a conductor.' That's the voice of a Border Patrol official, mocking a sobbing group of 10 terrified Central American children who've been separated from their parents at a US...
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In Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (published in 2016, just out in paperback), Alex Soojung-Kim Pang painstakingly investigates the working lives of the likes of Charles Darwin and finds that history's most productive high-performers were working about four...
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On Monday, the Supreme Court will review the 9th Circuit's decision in Apple Inc. v. Pepper, in which the plaintiffs argue that Apple has established a monopoly over apps for Ios (this part is actually incontrovertible, as Apple has used both technology and law to prevent...
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https://youtu.be/BLfI2_xOmK8 Fingerprint locks are catastrophically awful, part LXVII: the software security on the crowdfunded Tapplock 'is basically nonexistent' -- the lock broadcasts its own unlock code over Bluetooth, and if you send it back to the lock, it pops open....
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Harper's has published The Death of a Once Great City, Kevin Baker's beautifully written, 15,000 word, non-comprehensive list of all the ways that raising the rents in New York City (something that was enabled by the related phenomena of the increasing wealth of the global...
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If school shootings, the former leader of the free world's alienation of long-time allies in favor of getting cozy with dictators, or the systematic destruction of the environment and the norms of human decency aren't enough to keep you awake at night, this ought to do it:...
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Back in January, Microsoft announced that they were 'proud' to support ICE. Honestly, what company wouldn't be? A U.S. federal contract, no matter how large your coffers and corporate reach might be, is a good get, due both to the amount of American lucre you'll pocket and...
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Mike Oldfield performs Tubular Bells live on the BBC in 1973. The first release on Richard Branson's new Virgin Records, Tubular Bells became a huge success after film director William Friedkin cast off the Lalo Schifrin score for his new film The Exorcist and went with...
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Pioneering engineer Bill Atkinson was the lead designer/developer of the Apple Lisa graphical user interface, creator of MacPaint and QuickDraw, and part of the original team that developed the Apple Macintosh. In 1985, Atkinson dropped acid and came up with HyperCard, the...
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lundi 18 juin 2018, 21:15
A 5-year-old boy knocked over a sculpture at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. A few days later, Overland Park's insurance company hit the boy's parents with a $132,000 bill. From ABC News: City officials say the piece was not “permanently...
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Watch Leo Moracchioli and Rob Scallon perform a genre-bending cover of French heavy metal band Gojira's 'The Heaviest Matter in the Universe,' banjo, straw hats, and all. (digg)
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'WHAT YOU THINKING EUROPE? WANT BORING STUPID INTERNET? WANT MUSIC INDUSTRY INTERNET? WANT COPYRIGHT INTERNET? HULK SMASH CENSORSHIP. HULK SMASH SURVEILLANCE. HULK SMASH ARTICLE 13. #HULK #SMASH #ARTICLE13 #SAVEYOURINTERNET' - @PUBDOMAINHULK (more…)
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Toni Cornell, daughter of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, released this duet yesterday of she and her dad singing one of his favorite Prince tunes. From Chris Cornell's YouTube account: Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone...
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https://youtu.be/HqllNjR7vl8 Now that I've killed Calamity Gannon in Zelda: Breath of the Wild (it took 4 months of playing everyday and I loved it), I'm ready to try something else on the Nintendo Switch. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch....
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A mass of sea creatures rained down on the Chinese city of Qingda during a storm last week. From Mysterious Universe: The phenomenon of “fish rain” or “animal rain” is a rare, but very real, weather phenomenon which has been documented for centuries. Reports of...
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