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jeudi 13 décembre 2018, 01:43
While researchers continue attempts to build practical insect-size flying robots, engineers at the University of Washington have prototyped a backpack for real bees that outfits the insects with sensing, computing, and wireless networking capabilities. From UW News: “We...
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Check out this incredibly dedicated animated flipbook re-creation of all the booby traps in the 1990 holiday scare-'em film HOME ALONE, starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci. It's a supercut flipbook! I can't stop watching it. This is the creation of IMGURIAN theflippist, ...
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In the first part of the 20th century, classical music was stripped of its majesty and injected with a healthy dose of discord and dissonance by avant-garde pioneers like Arnold Schoenberg, Pierre Boulez, and John Cage. Then in 1950s California and New York, a new form of...
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Tabloid headlines are from Mars, tabloid stories are from Venus. That’s how far removed are this week’s stories and the headlines that top them. “Scott Peterson murdered 2 other women!” screams the National Enquirer cover. No he didn’t, says the story inside,...
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What a wonderful time to be alive. A photo ID card issued to a young Vladimir Putin has been publicly released by Germany's BTSU, the Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former East Germany, and subsequently published in the German news ...
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Taylor Swift used facial recognition technology at her live performances so that technicians running the system could then check those face scans against a private database of her stalkers. The company that provided the scanning and analysis service appears to be this event ...
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mercredi 12 décembre 2018, 23:18
Welcome back to The Bureau. This week will be a holiday segment. Above the fold you'll see this week's comic and playlist, and you can catch up here on the current story. While the main office building gets covered in gasoline and the intruders pounce upon The Brain, we're...
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The latest episode of the always-outstanding Adam Ruins Everything (previously) is my favorite yet: a wide-ranging look at the way that tech has exploited policy loopholes to monopolize control over repairs, features, parts and consumables; to spy on users; to use predatory...
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In the last three days of the Sri Lankan civil war, as thousands of people surrendered to government authorities, hundreds of people were put on buses driven by Army officers. Many were never seen again. In a report released today (see here), the International Truth and...
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In October, a delightful prank by the artist Banksy involved a painting of his shredding itself shortly after a Sotheby's bidder committed to spending £1.04m to buy it. Banksy shot his own video of the stunt and posted it to Youtube. The video was widely reused by news...
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The company that owns The National Enquirer tabloid will not be prosecuted for its efforts to protect Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. AMI, which owns the tabloid National Enquirer, admitted to making a $150,000 hush money payment, and will cooperate with...
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Jack Sparrow impersonator Amanda Teague married the ghost of a pirate coincidentally named Jack. Nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Similarly, the Teague/dead pirate union did not last. The newly divorced pirate enthusiast warns folks away from casual spirituality. ...
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If you live in an area where grocery stores are easily accessible, count yourself lucky. There are large areas of the United States where food choices are limited to what can be found at fast food joints or the highly processed, canned and frozen 'foods' available in corner...
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If you have an avid gamer on your holiday gift list, here are some great game gift recommendations for 2018. You can also find plenty of other candidates in the 'What's new in tabletop gaming' pieces I posted this year. Also, check out the Boing Boing Toys and Games gift...
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Donald Trump's longtime “fixer” and personal attorney has been sentenced to to 36 months (3 years) in federal prison, plus an additional 3 years of supervised release, in a case in the Southern District of New York. Judge William H. Pauley of SDNY also sentenced Cohen...
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Today, in a debate scheduled to run between 18h-20h GMT (10AM-12PM Pacific), Theresa May's Conservative Party will vote on whether she will remain leader of the party and thus Prime Minister. If May loses (technically if 158 or more MPs vote against her, but practically...
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Magician David Kwong moonlights (er, daylights?) as a crossword puzzle creator for the New York Times. In the parlance of the craft, he is a 'cruciverbalist,' one who is adept at making, or solving, crossword puzzles. (Wired)
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Leafcutter Designs of Oakland, California now has adorable mini metal mailboxes ($18 each) made to stuff full of their tiny letters and packages. Wee key included. You may already know that Leafcutter's founder Lea Redmond is behind the popular World's Smallest Post Service. ...
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Irene O'Shea of Athelstone, Australia just broke the world record for the oldest female skydiver. She's 102 years old. This isn't her first jump though. This badass centenarian started two years ago when she turned 100. ABC reports: Sunday's skydive, which broke the world...
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ANNOUNCING THE DECEMBER 2018 INNER HIVE DRIVE GET COMICS AND FORCE ME TO DO GOOD: Join the Inner Hive during December, and significantly more than your sign-up fee will be donated to UNHCR, The Refugee Agency, to help protect and care for refugees in crisis. As an INNER...
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