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mercredi 10 janvier 2018, 18:05
In the 1970s, the CIA created a dragonfly-shaped drone that carried a microphone, with the goal of using it to snoop on remote targets. It was a pretty ingenious piece of engineering: propelled by a liquid fuel and guided by a laser, it actually achieved flight in a few...
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Ken Shirriff decided to mine bitcoins by hand, to illustrate what cryptocurrency math looks like in practice. As he notes, the calculations aren't terribly complicated -- but going by hand, it's pretty slooow: Doing one round of SHA-256 by hand took me 16 minutes, 45...
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The year is early but here's the best news I've seen so far in 2018. Meow Wolf is opening an enormous new 'world.' The Santa Fe-based arts collective has been searching for a new city for their second permanent installation and has announced their decision to land next in...
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It turns out that 18th-century pirates liked to curl up a with a good book. In 1718, Queen Anne's Revenge -- the flagship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard -- went aground offshore of North Carolina. The wreck was found in 1996, and last year conservators discovered a mass...
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Harry Connolly's Twenty Palaces series is one of my favorite new storylines in science fiction. After a several year hiatus Harry has brought back Ray Lilly, and all the magic in The Twisted Path. The Twenty Palaces series tells the tale of Ray Lilly, a former convict...
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Taco Bell's new Illuminati-themed ad campaign spurred a warning from southern rocker Charlie Daniels: 'Hey Taco Bell The Illuminati is not a frivolous subject,' Daniels tweeted last night. My favorite response? 'Welcome to Taco Bell, Mr. Daniels, can I take your NEW WORLD...
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The Trump Administration just published a small notice in the Federal Register announcing that it would waive the outstanding criminal sanctions against some of the world's largest banks, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Barclays, UBS and Deutsche Bank. (more…)
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The Trump administration won't be able to order the cancellation the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program until the outstanding lawsuits about the legality of such an order have been resolved, thanks to a ruling by Federal judge in San Francisco. (more…)
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For more than a month, Iran has been rocked by mass demonstrations in its major and outlying cities, but the origin of these protests has been obscure. (more…)
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Hampshire's Ipley Cross is a notorious crossroads where cyclists keep getting hit and even killed by motorists, despite the mostly level terrain around the place where two roads cross each other at a seemingly innocuous angle. (more…)
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You could write books about the evils of 'broken windows' policing and its handmaiden, stop-and-frisk searches (this is a rather good one, in fact), and few places have been more prolific in the racist pursuit of this policy than New York City, where walking-while-brown is a ...
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  Are you prepared for the new year? While others fret over sticking to their resolutions of losing weight or learning a new language, how about you just focus on ringing in 2018 with a wholesome mindset? The Mindful Notebook is a tool to keep you focused and ensure you're...
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mardi 9 janvier 2018, 22:20
Stephen K. Bannon is departing his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company is said to be announcing on Tuesday. (more…)
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In my latest Locus column, 'Persuasion, Adaptation, and the Arms Race for Your Attention,' I suggest that we might be too worried about the seemingly unstoppable power of opinion-manipulators and their new social media superweapons. (more…)
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Just watching this video makes me seasick. A Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the Breakaway, heading from the Bahamas to New York, sailed right through the 'bomb cyclone' last week, with 4,000 passengers aboard, even though weather forecasters, according to Mashable, had...
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Since the 1970s, spy agencies have been feeding police forces tips about who to arrest and where to look for evidence, despite the illegality of their practicing surveillance within the USA. (more…)
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Trump seemed to think it would be a good idea to send the publisher of Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury, a letter demanding it to cease publication and 'issue a full and complete retraction and apology.' The letter had the effect of boosting sales of the book, and also of ...
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Donald Trump's legal threats against Fire and Fury publishers Macmillan, USA are merely the latest in the series of absurd, unwinnable, doomed legal threats to emanate from Donald Trump, who is an idiot. (more…)
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Donald Trump's legal threats against Fire and Fury publishers Macmillan, USA are merely the latest in the series of absurd, unwinnable, doomed legal threats to emanate from Donald Trump, who is an idiot. (more…)
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Henry Holt is a division of Macmillan (owners of Tor Books, who publish my novels); they're the folks who published Michael Wolff's bestselling Fire and Fury, which has so thoroughly embarrassed Donald Trump that the President of the United States has threatened to sue them. ...
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