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mercredi 17 janvier 2018, 18:07
A meteor lit up the southeastern Michigan sky at 8:08 pm last night, and here is one of the dashcams that caught it. According to the Washington Post: “It was definitely a meteor,” Bill Cooke, lead for NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight...
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People often stumble while trying to find metaphors that explain what, precisely, writing computer code is like. In 'Code Like a Weaver', the software developer Kristina Taylor notes that she got all her conceptual framework from her mom, who exposed her to baking, laundry,...
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Political scientist and sf fan Henry Farrell (previously) argues persuasively that the dystopian elements of our everyday life are best viewed through the lens of Philip K Dick (whose books repeatedly depicted a world of constructed realities, whose true nature was obscured...
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A new research report from Kaspersky Labs details their analysis of Skygofree, a newly discovered strain of malware that offers some of the most comprehensive and invasive surveillance tools ever seen for Android. (more…)
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To celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 71st birthday, Chic's Nile Rodgers shared this newly-mixed demo of the 1983 hit single, 'Let's Dance.' Rolling Stone reports: 'I've been blessed with a wonderful career but my creative partnership with David Bowie ranks very,...
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This calm and relaxing video depicts Li Ziqi making paper by slicing and drying tree bark, soaking it in water, slow-boiling it with ash under burlap, fastidiously cleaning it, crushing it, chopping it up, muddling it with a gigantic mortar and pestle, then smoothing the...
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FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN the team at Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE, and get exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, extra commentary, and much more. GET Ruben Bolling’s new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures....
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Last week we witnessed the Star Wars 'Cantina Band' theme song being played with a pencil as a math formula. Now, YouTuber TheCubician has made of a video of him playing the song simply by manipulating a Rubik's Cube. It now seems like a challenge to come up with new, crazy...
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The coder and artist Brannon Dorsey (previously) wondered about the potential of 'browser based botnets' -- running Javascript on tons of machines, stitched together into one massively parallel computer. As he notes, this is already happening; among other things, there's...
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If you have sensitive information on your computer, you should back it up online. Just about everyone understands this, including malicious cybercriminals. That's why it's important to ensure you choose a cloud storage solution that keeps your data under digital lock and...
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In 1703, London had a strange visitor, a young man who ate raw meat and claimed that he came from an unknown country on the island of Taiwan. Though many doubted him, he was able to answer any question he was asked, and even wrote a best-selling book about his homeland. In...
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A legal battle against the recent repeal of Net Neutrality regulations by Trump's Federal Communications Commission has begun. (more…)
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President Trump weighs 239 pounds (One pound less than would count him as 'obese' under the most popular measure for his height) and is mentally and physically fit to govern. One reporter asked how Trump could eat so much fast food and drink so much Diet Coke and still...
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mardi 16 janvier 2018, 22:15
Just days after Hawaii issued a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile from North Korea, a Japanese broadcaster made a similar mistake today. NHK television, or Japan Broadcasting Corporation, reported online and on Twitter that North Korea had fired a missile at...
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The Advocate reports that three suspects are being sought after a robbery in Baton Rouge, one of them dressed in a clown hood: 'Ernie Ballard III, a spokesman for the university, said three men robbed a student of an iPhone outside of the dorm building before fleeing the...
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https://vimeo.com/233573799 Joey Eschrich from ASU's Center for Science and Imagination writes, 'To celebrate the official 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (previously) on January 1, 2018, we’ve launched Frankenstein200, a free,...
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“One year of Trump. One year of unprecedented conflicts of interest.” In 2017, at least 4 foreign governments, 16 special interest groups and 35 Republican congressional campaign committees all spent money at Trump properties, data compiled by government watchdog group...
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This PowerJive USB Multimeter measures amps, volts and mAh on all my portable devices. I wanted to know if my 3 year old 10,000 mAh USB powerbank was still holding anything close to 10,000 mAh. This USB multimeter does exactly what I am looking for. The meter sits in-line...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham had some interesting things to say to reporters outside a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today. 'How does it end?' he asks, referring to the current immigration fight in Congress and possible government shutdown this Friday. 'Does it end with the...
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The U.S. Justice Department under President Donald Trump has just announced that it will seek a direct Supreme Court review of the DACA order. (more…)
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