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samedi 5 janvier 2019, 02:38
Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has revealed his latest piece: the OTFB (out the front/out the back), a spring-loaded, switchblade-inspired piece that substitutes rotation for a sliding switch, 'creating a small amount of mechanical advantage, lessening the...
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With the public domain re-opening for the first time in a generation (thanks, Sonny Bono), artists are once again getting a fresh installment of raw material with which to make new art, in the grand traditions of such driven weirdo/remix enthusiasts as Walt Disney and...
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Bruce Sterling says the future consists of old people, in big cities, afraid of the sky, and, as we all know, China is the future. Generations of brutally imposed limitations on fertility has created a looming demographic crisis in China, as the aging population means...
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Late last year, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Comcast for lying and lying and lying and lying and lying to the people of Minnesota, all the time, because Comcast is a garbage company, universally loathed by every person who has ever come into contact with...
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The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that Uber can't use binding arbitration 'agreements' to stop its drivers from joining a class action suit against the company; the court held that the arbitration clause was 'illegally outsourcing an employment standard.' Under Uber's...
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The city attorney for Los Angeles is suing the company behind The Weather Channel and its mobile app, and says the app covertly mined user data. The Weather Channel app is hugely popular, and the the lawsuit is a big deal. You can read the lawsuit here [PDF via NYT]. “If...
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Last month, an Australian Fortnite player who streamed himself attacking his wife off-screen while his screaming children watched was charged with assault and banned from Amazon-owned Twitch. But after only two weeks, the service has restored Luke Munday's account and is...
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vendredi 4 janvier 2019, 22:43
In the year 1987, at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. The payload, perched on the nose cone of the massive rocket, was a one-man exploration vessel - Ranger 3. Aboard this compact starship, a lone astronaut - Captain...
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Blessed with an abundance of National Park attractions right in the midst of their metropolis, San Francisco leaders have decided not to let garbage pile up. SF Examiner shares: Trash has been piling up at San Francisco landmarks run by the National Park Service during the ...
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The Marriott hotel chain today said that a smaller number of customers were affected by a recent hack than initially estimated, but admitted that the hackers got customer passport numbers. The hotel chain said in a statement early Friday that the number of guests involved...
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Hackers have published a big dump of private data related to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and hundreds of other of the country's politicians, in what is said to be the biggest data dump of its kind ever in Germany. Only politicians from the far-right Alternative for...
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NBC News reports that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives are super pissed at the New York Times over what they say are weeks of antagonistic coverage and an anti-Facebook bias. Dylan Byers reports that NYT ed-in-chief Dean Baquet's response is that Facebook ...
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In response to the old-fart Republicans who thought they finally had a gotcha moment by digging up a college dance video of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she fired back with the best tweet of all – a new dance inside a hall on Capital Hill. Granted, this one...
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Below is New Year's Eve video of Michael Minnillo, general manager of Yountville, California's legendary French Laundry restaurant attempting a dramatic saber opening of a $2,000 bottle of Billecart-Salmon brut. French Laundry disinfecting their kitchen floors for the new...
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This deck of 56 'Rider Back' Bicycle playing cards has blank faces. These come in handy for a number of magic tricks. The cards are printed on US Playing Card stock, and excepting the missing printed faces are identical to your regular deck of Bicycle 808 cards. Magic...
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I don't drink wine, but living in Northern California I still end up visiting wineries in Napa and Sonoma with friends and visitors. Next time we're headed on a wine tasting trip, I'm going to suggest we hit the spooky spots described in this Mysterious Universe guide to...
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Reminiscent of the Trumpkin congressman who blamed his wife for his illegal campaign expenses, we've now got a hunter who's pointing his trigger finger at his wife for his illegal killing of a deer. When the Michigan hunter was caught with an illegal spike horn buck, he at...
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A passerby in Perth, Western Australia heard a man inside a home yelling 'Why don't you die?' amidst a toddler's screams. The concerned neighbor called the police who responded with haste. Turned out, the man was just trying to kill a spider that was terrorizing his family. ...
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Released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics, more than 40 million Furbies were sold in its first three years of life. What made this bizarre animatronic toy so damn popular? At IEEE Spectrum, Allison Marsh looks at the engineering behind this pioneering social robot: The...
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