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samedi 6 octobre 2018, 18:03
The Library of Congress has published its latest digital strategy, laying out a bold plan to 'exponentially grow' its collections through digital acquisitions; 'maximize the use of content' by providing machine-readable rights data and using interoperable formats and better...
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Banksy's iconic 'Girl With Red Balloon' street art went under the hammer at Sotheby's in a custom frame of the artist's own design; moments after it sold for £953,829, a booby-trap kicked in, drawing the canvas into a series of shredder blades built into the frame,...
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Los Angeles county has some 104,000 homeless people, thanks to a real-estate bubble that has priced housing out of reach of working people, while programs to reduce homelessness have been incoherent and unwilling to take the only proven step for reducing homelessness. The...
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So much for the Swiss Army Knife. Modern life is filled with little emergencies we never thought we'd have 20 years ago. Let technology come to the rescue once again with these innovative, on-the-go widgets. Even collectively, they take up so little space in your pocket...
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Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine gave a lengthy speech in the Senate today, announcing she'll vote in support of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The judge is an accused serial sexual assaulter who repeatedly lied to lawmakers under oath during...
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Donald Trump's first 'Presidential Alert,' an unblockable wireless alert warning to cellphones in the United States, was deployed Wednesday at 11:18 a.m. PT/2:18 p.m. ET. No emergency, just testing. A group of New Yorkers are suing the President and the Federal Emergency...
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vendredi 5 octobre 2018, 22:43
Last year Carla and I took a day long Japanese cooking class in Tokyo. We learned how to make Japanese omelettes (tamagoyaki) and a basic soup stock (dashi). I can't wait to go back and take another class. I love the book Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by...
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Nepal banned all adult sites at the end of September, and traffic to these sites took a big dip. See the attached graph provided by porn site xHamster. But the traffic soon rose to previous levels. Lesson learned: when faced with online censorship, people learn how to use...
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In the arcade game Deal or No Deal, based on the TV game show of the same name, you have to try to keep your eyes on fast-moving cartoon suitcases as they are shuffled on the display. These guys used their phones to videotape the shuffling in slow motion so they could keep...
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This baby caracal was hungry. She looked at her caretaker, and vocalized at them for their attention so they could feed her. Turn your sound up!
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A Chicago jury has found white police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. 'It’s the first time in half a century that a Chicago police officer has ...
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Friction is what stops coins from spinning. In this video, The Action Lab demonstrates a number of spinning things nd spinning surfaces to explain how friction affects how long they spin, and the best surfaces for keeping them spinning as long as possible.
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A man in Michigan had used a 'rock' as a doorstop for 30 years to hold his heavy barn door open. He knew it was a meteorite – the farmer who sold him his house in the 1980s had told him that he and his father had seen it hit ground in the 1930s and dug it out of its crater ...
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Tony Sanfilippo says, ''The Revised Boy Scout Manual,' a lost Burroughs manuscript concerning how to overthrow a corrupt government has just been published in its entirety for the first time. With an afterword and reminiscence by V. Vale, publisher and founder of RE/Search...
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'I was home alone working on my firewood for the winter,' says this guy. 'While carrying wood through my basement into my furnace room I saw my old treadmill and it gave me the idea to use it to put the wood through the window.'
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Van Cleef & Arpels' Midnight Planétarium timepiece features a mechanical orrery integrated in the watch face. It is only US$214,000. From the company: The movement of each planet is true to its genuine length of orbit: it will take Saturn over 29 years to make a complete...
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A High School student purportedly offered pot brownies to football players in trade for homecoming queen votes. The student both failed in her bid for office and faces criminal charges. I'd have eaten the brownies and stayed home. Via WaPo: Police told TV station WWMT...
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Ben and Jackee Belnap had saved up $1,060 in cash over the course of a year so that they could pay a loan back to Ben's parents, who had bought them University of Utah football season tickets. But then the envelope of cash disappeared. They tore the house apart, and finally...
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Like other members of the Trump family, Melania is also not good at petting elephants. Via Newsweek: First lady Melania Trump got friendly with some baby elephants in Kenya on Friday—and one of the youngsters responded by giving her a shove. The episode occurred when...
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Cyberpunk is Marianne Tranche's 1990 documentary about the early cyberpunk scene. It features interviews with the likes of William Gibson, Scott Fisher, and bOING bOING patron saint Timothy Leary. While the brilliant Brenda Laurel appears, the film unfortunately missed many...
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