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Magic: The Gathering is Turing complete. In a new scientific paper, researchers 'present a methodology for embedding an arbitrary Turing machine into a game of Magic such that the first player is guaranteed to win the game if and only if the Turing machine halts.' From Ars...
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They ruled unanimously on one element and 6-3 on another, with liberals and conservatives on either side. The justices ruled in favor of a company called 'FUCT' whose trademark was earlier found to have violated the provision. The court found that the statute can't stand...
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18 of the richest people in America have sent a letter to all the candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, demanding that their election platform include a annual wealth tax on the largest American fortunes, something advocated by economist Thomas Piketty...
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When Rolling Stone contributing editor Seth Harp flew home from Mexico, Customs officials at the Austin airport detained him for secondary screening. He was told that he had to comply with a thorough search of his phone and laptop or he wouldn't be allowed to enter the US. ...
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Welcome to the Bike Pump Music Channel. Previously: Jurassic Park Theme Song (Melodica Cover)
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Here's a hand-crank coin-sorting machine made from plywood. The guy who made it used conventional tools, but it looks perfect for a laser cutter. Image: YouTube
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In this video, Jim Browning (previously at BB) calls back a tech support scammer, knowing what not to do and what to say to lure them into making revealing mistakes. Browning also appears to be a gifted hacker, presumably knowing of security flaws in the remote desktop...
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Mary Annaise Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council is tired of her friends confessing their environmental sins to her, like using disposable containers; as she points out, climate change is a systemic problem, not an individual one, and the Ayn-Rand-ish framing of...
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Securing Our Cyber Future, Stanford Cyber Policy Center's new report on election security, depicts a US electoral system whose glaring vulnerabilities are still in place, three years after the chaos of the 2016 elections. It's not all terrible: digital-only voting machines ...
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I was honored to be invited to contribute to the New York Times's excellent 'Op-Eds From the Future' series (previously), with an op-ed called 'I Shouldn't Have to Publish This in The New York Times,' set in the near-future, in which we have decided to solve the problems of...
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Bernie Sanders's latest campaign promise is a proposal to forgive all outstanding US student debt, and raising the $2.2 trillion needed over a decade to make lenders whole by taxing Wall Street speculators with a 0.5% tax on stock trades, a 0.1% fee on bonds, and a 0.005%...
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The Rebels sure got their asses kicked on Hoth. Can you do better? Give it a try with the LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Echo Base Defense kit. Luckily Luke gets out of the bacta-tank just in time. Now it is your turn to defend the base with useless canon and watch ...
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Putting Android on things has become the new putting Linux on things. XDA Developers: The Nintendo Switch was never meant to run Android. It’s a portable game console with a 6.2-inch 720p display powered by the Tegra X1 chipset (which is also found in the NVIDIA SHIELD...
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With trustbusting in the air and Big Tech in the crosshairs, Bloomberg's Dina Bass reflects on the antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s, which the company bungled badly (but still survived, thanks to a judiciary in thrall to a bizarre theory of antitrust that has no ...
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How far the mighty have fallen! I remember the global spectacle of MickeyD's opening in Moscow. Likely the highwater mark for the Golden Arches. CNN: Last year, the burger chain switched to fresh beef quarter-pound burgers from frozen at most of its stores in the...
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Writing in the New York Times, author John Irving describes the impulses that led him to write his novel 'The Cider House Rules' in the early 1980s, a decade after Roe vs Wade; Irving reflects on the incredible cruelty inflicted upon children (a cruelty that only mounts)...
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Writing in Wired, Zeynep Tufekci (previously) discusses how the internet has become a 'low-trust society,' where fake reviews, fraud, conspiracies and disinformation campaigns have burdened us all with the need to investigate every claim and doubt every promise, at enormous...
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Boris Johnson -- a racist, sexist, homophobic lying buffoon who has been repeatedly caught out using lies to sway public opinion -- is now, incredibly, tipped to become the leader of the Conservative Party and thus the Prime Minister of the UK (this is because outgoing PM...
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As you may have noticed, a number of bird species have proven capable of mimicking snippets of sound they overhear, be it a melody, the wail of an ambulance or a dirty phrase taught to them by some drunk fella at a party. But here's the thing: most mammals suck at it. Not so ...
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The fourth incarnation of the wonderful Raspberry Pi is upon us. A faster quard-core CPU, up to 4GB of RAM, gigabit ethernet and dual HDMI outputs are the upgrades; there's USB-C too, but just for power. The CPU boost is a big deal, say early users, but dual-4k displays and...
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