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Tuesday June 12, 2018. 06:38 PM
Reddit's management have posted a long explainer on the EU's extreme copyright proposal, which would snuff out sites like Reddit and make it impossible to start new ones. It's a great piece, and the discussion is pretty excellent, too.
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The first electromechanical computers occupied whole buildings, making them rather unwieldy; in the 1950s, an effort to create a 'portable' computer called the DYSEAC bore fruit in the form of a computer on wheels that could be relocated, provided you had the trucking...
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In April, Moby sold a slew of his vintage synthesizers to benefit the anti-animal testing organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Now he's parting with 1,000 of his vinyl records with the proceeds going to the same group. The collection ranges from test...
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Southern California is almost totally dependent on Sierra snowpack and the Colorado River for its water, and both sources are endangered by climate change, even as SoCal's cycle of long droughts and catastrophic, torrential rains gets more extreme thanks to climate change....
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At yesterday's Trump-Kim summit, the White House played this fake movie trailer. I wish it began with 'Imagine a world..' but the actual narration is almost as good: “Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity, a new story, a new beginning, one of peace, two men,...
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Raimundo Atesiano was chief of the Biscayne Park Police Department in 2013, and he was proud to boast about his department's 100% clearance rate for burglaries -- but according to federal prosecutors who just indicted him, Atesiano conspired with two of his officers to frame ...
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Dr. Laurence J. Peter's 1969 'Peter Principle' holds that companies promote high-performing employees to more and more exalted managerial jobs until those employees reach a role that they're incompetent to perform, and thereafter, the employees' negative performance reviews...
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There's one week to go until an EU committee votes on a plan to 'transform the internet into a tool for surveillance and control,' that will permanently cement the place of American internet giants like Google and Facebook, freezing out smaller internet companies (and even...
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In one week, an EU committee will vote on a pair of extreme copyright proposals that will ban linking to news articles without permission, and force internet platforms to spy on all the pictures, text, video, audio and code their users post, sending it to AIs designed to...
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Steve Martin takes a walk in Michael Jackson's loafers for 'The New Show,' a 1984 sketch-comedy TV program from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. The New Show only ran for one season but this clip lives for eternity. (via r/ObscureMedia, thanks, UPSO!)
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Programming is one of today's most sought-after skills, but with the staggering number of tools and resources out there, figuring out where to start can be challenging for beginners. Ideal for aspiring programmers, the Pay What You Want Web Developer eBook Bundle by Wiley...
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It's always a treat to see someone unexpected embrace tabletop gaming. I just got the Netrunner: Revised Core Set, the latest edition of the popular and surprisingly immersive cyberpunk card game originally designed by Richard Garfield (who also designed of Magic: The...
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I don't think I'm cool enough to have these Dream Pops delivered to my house monthly, or ever. Plant-based ice cream. Packed with superfoods. Dairy, gluten and soy free. All under 100 calories with no artificial additives or stabilizers. We figured it was time to bring ice...
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Ed Piskor's offering an annotated page-by-page look at the first part of X-Men: Grand Design, his epic retelling of how Marvel comics' pantheon of heroes came to be. Catch up here. — Eds. Director’s commentary… This is one of the few strips that carries directly over...
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When Brooklyn-based artist Iris Scott begins a new piece, she doesn't get out paintbrushes. Instead, she simply puts on gloves when she starts on an oil painting. Scott is a fine art finger painter. This 10-minute long mini documentary on her from a couple of years ago...
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Jason Crane's Congress Tracker is a Glitch app that automatically collects statements (official and otherwise) made by U.S. congresspersons. The initial focus is on gun control but it could be forked to target any issue. Here's a little thing I made to help keep track of...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz8JepbR6d0 Unreal Tournament was the multiplayer 3D shooter that stole Quake's candy, and now it's been demade to run on a toaster. Gone is the expansive virtual enrivonment and motion sickness; still in play is the cyberpunk...
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These 3-color block prints on matchboxes by Denver-based wife-and-husband team Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa are the cat's meow! The set, titled Strike Your Fancy, depicts 'cats drinking at the bar and the good, embarrassing and confusing situations we have all found ourselves...
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Designed to look like something running on the Commodore Amiga but with all the modern conveniences, Grafx 2 is pitched as 'The ultimate 256-color painting program.' GrafX2 has a long history, with the first versions being published in 1996. The development by the original...
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