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lundi 15 octobre 2018, 15:25
70% of global emissions come from 100 companies: Koch Industries' annual carbon emissions bill is 24 million tons. Just like Exxon (who spent years and millions denying the climate change their own research told them was happening), Peter Thiel knows climate change is real, ...
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Gareth Branwyn has a fun tutorial on Make: about how to convert Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy cars into combat vehicles for the tabletop game, Gaslands. In Gaslands, you put together a racing crew using die cast toy cars (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, etc) that you have modified to...
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I paid 99 cents so I could show you what the Who Paid 99 Cents? website looks like when you pay 99 cents. It reveals a list of people who paid 99 cents to see who else did. I'm the 334th person to pay 99 cents. Some enterprising people are entering ads instead of their...
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I love mandelbrot youtube, where the most important thing is how many iterations is in your deep, hard zoom. Here's 'Mandelbrot zoom to 10E+1116 with deep zoom into minibrot - 75,000,000 iterations': Or how about some 'Mandelbrot deep zoom to 10E+2431 at 60 fps - Needle...
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Trump always gets a laugh from his very fine deplorables when he calls Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.” A recent DNA test revealed that Warren has Native American ancestry. 'The analysis of Warren’s DNA was reportedly done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University...
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Star Citizen is a game hovering on the margins of vaporware, its scope bloated by a $150m+ crowdfunding haul, creator Chris Roberts' lack of creative discipline, and an enabling fanbase. One of the many whimsical additions bolted onto the perm-alpha release is face-tracking: ...
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Avogadro's Number is 6.022140857 × 1023. That's how many atoms are in 12 grams of carbon-12. One mole of anything has one Avogadro's Number of elementary particles in it. In this video, the Action Lab Man repeats the words 'Avogadro's Number,' quadrupling the audio track...
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It's by Little Big and it's called Skibidi. They're still trying so very hard, after all this time. Join the #skibidichallenge - just film how you dance the skibidi-dance, put the #skibidichallenge hashtag and post it on your YouTube and Instagram.
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There is a kind of caterpillar in England's Lake District that has evolved to feed exclusively on the seed pods of a plant called the touch-me-not. Unfortunately for the caterpillar, the seed pods explode, without warning, to disperse their seeds. In this BBC video narrated...
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Facebook will not provide fraud protection for victims of its latest data breach, details of which were announced in a Friday news dump. It set up a page where you can check if your Facebook account was breached. One analyst told the BBC the decision was 'unconscionable'......
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I recently discovered Christopher Barnatt's YouTube channel, ExplainingComputers, and I highly recommend it. Barnatt is the author of 13 books about computers and has taught for 25 years at the University of Nottingham. He explains digital technology very clearly, and many...
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US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia's Secretary of...
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US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia's Secretary of...
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Armed with the knowledge that comes from damned dear experience, you go back in time and correct the terrible wrongs of your life. Old loves could be mended. Lost chances would be taken. It's something that most of us have dreamed of at one point in our lives or another....
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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens is a book that I've revisited many times over the years. Each time that I do, it feels like I'm spending time with an old friend: nothing much has changed since the last time that we saw each other, but I enjoy the book's presence ...
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dimanche 14 octobre 2018, 19:12
The University of Michigan's library recently acquired a copy of American Cheese, 20 Slices, by Ben Denzer, a book made from shelf-stable, plastic-wrapped slices of American cheese. The book had an edition-size of ten; the library's copy is number nine. It's the only copy...
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Robbo sez, 'As a Canadian in my later years I benefit from my monthly Canada Pension Plan payments. As a Canadian and a human being I am disgusted that CPP holds stock in Geo Group and CoreCivic, companies who operate for-profit prisons and immigrant detention centres. As MP ...
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Back in 2014, David wrote up Jeremy Bell's prototype 'ScrubBoard' that enabled a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Bell writes, 'I've made a lot of progress on my device since then, and I have a much more sophisticated prototype that uses a motorized tape loop and ...
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The 78-member Congressional Progressive Caucus is meant to be the democracy-friendly, corporate-hostile wing of the Democratic Party, which is why the caucus announced a year ago that it would stop accepting corporate money -- but a year later, nearly every member is still...
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Umair Haque (previously) is in the unfortunate position of being both inarguably correct and horribly depressing when he says 'catastrophic climate change is probably inevitable.' Capitalism was incapable of dealing with climate change, treating damage to human lives and...
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