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Mandatory voting would end voter suppression and completely reimagine how candidates approach elections. The U.S. c…
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Really loved talk about testing, especially the focus on ✨unit tests ✨ And nobody who visited the…
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10 days ago by jackfranklin
Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail
Unsolicited dick pics being sent over AirDrop on iPhones is a problem and a new City Council bill could make it punishable by a $1,000 and a year in jail. (NY Times)
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10 days ago by robblatt
Menil’s New Drawing Institute: A Full-Service Home for Fragile Art - The New York Times
HOUSTON — Talk with any bunch of art professionals about recently built museums and you’re likely to hear kvetch, kvetch, kvetch followed by an admiring reference to the Menil Collection. The Menil is widely regarded as the gold standard in institutional concept and design. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
Hackerkey v4
The Hacker Key Guide was inspired by Robert Hayden's excellent Geek Code which has been a long time hacker favorite. However, the Geek Code has not been updated in a long time, and although the commercialization of the Internet has washed away much of the old hacker environment (MUDs, BBSes, DOS...), we must attempt to keep hacker traditions alive, by reimplementation if needed.
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10 days ago by pyrho
7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1) – Erik D. Kennedy – Medium
A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics Introduction OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for? Developers who want to be…
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Laura Mae Martin has been a natural task optimizer since childhood. Making cookies with her sister, she would insist on an assembly line system. Efficiency is her idea of fun. via Pocket
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10 days ago by jburkunk
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Immer und immer wieder beschäftigen wir uns mit dem Global Compact For Migration (). Das tun wir auf Antrag der…
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10 days ago by whysthatso
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Some fascinating social history/vintage sexism explained in this thread!
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10 days ago by daisyk
A view from the cycle path: electric cars
It made me think: what exactly have we bought today ? Our tank full of fuel came to a bit more than 36 and a half litres. 36.5 l of petrol weighs about 26 kg. Burning that one tank full of petrol will put about 84 kg, a little more than my own weight, of CO2 into the air. That's the effect from just one tank full of petrol, which according to the manufacturer is supposed to be enough to drive around 500 km.

Petrol is amazing stuff. It has an energy content of 9.7 kWh per litre, so today we bought 355 kWh of energy for our 53 euros. The car consumes about 0.7 kWh produces 0.17 kg of CO2 per km driven.

A few years back, someone who set a world record by cycling over 1000 km in 24 hours calculated that his average power output was about 115 W for the entire 24 hours. That's someone at the absolute peak of what is possible, and his body generated about 2.7 kWh over a 24 hour period.

In light of this, I think it's reasonable to say that an averagely strong person doing an 8 hour shift at a physically demanding job would expend no more than 1 kWh per day at work, so we could say that in our tank full of petrol we've bought the equivalent of someone working hard nearly every day for an entire year, including weekends and almost all holidays. This cost just 53 euros. That really is a bargain.
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Once I had to make an appointment to “see” one of these machines; it had its own room an…
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"It feels like so many of us have had enough of mindless shopping, and we’re looking for a positive alternative." S…
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10 days ago by WFreeland
Why Mastodon is defying the “critical mass” – Peter O'Shaughnessy – Medium
More recently, an article about Mastodon’s wider ecosystem — termed “the fediverse” — made it to the front page of Hacker News: “What is ActivityPub, and how will it change the internet?” , by Jeremy Dormitzer. Jeremy makes a fair point that most instances are “built and run by volunteers with tiny budgets”, but he implies that this must change, whereas most of the Mastodon admins and users I know are quite happy with this model, which frees us from the vested and contradictory interests of advertisers. Despite the sharp increases and declines with each new wave of users from Twitter, the overall trajectory is up , and that’s what matters — not the speed of the growth, nor reaching some level of critical mass. We just aren’t built to handle empathy and sympathy on that scale.” For me, Mastodon provides a happy medium ground between the intimate conversations of, say, WhatsApp groups, and the serendipitous potential of Twitter for discovering new people and content. Any app that implements ActivityPub becomes part of a massive social network, one that conserves user choice and tears down walled gardens.
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50th Birthday of the “Mother of all demos” where Douglas Engelbart gave us GUIs, mouses, dataviz & remote pairing t…
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10 days ago by pavsaund
“You were always scum.“ - GREAT SHOWDOWNS by scott c.
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10 days ago by sechilds
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Как посадить розу правильно - посадка роз с фото и видео читайте на сайте Лекарственные растения -…
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Apple, Netflix Reshaping Studio Hierarchy with Paramount, A24 Deals | Hollywood Reporter
That’s because the square-jawed heartthrob’s teen romantic comedy for Netflix, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before , is pointing the way toward a new hierarchy in Hollywood, one in which the 106-year-old studio behind movies like The Godfather and Transformers produces original films for a streaming service. A day earlier, A24, the 6-year-old independent-minded company behind such art-house hits as Lady Bird , Hereditary , Moonlight and Eighth Grade , signed its own deal to produce a slate of films for Apple. The deals are a reaction to 2018’s seismic changes — Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets, AT&T’s of Time Warner and the announcement of the streaming services both companies intend to launch. Some potential sellers have mixed feelings about Paramount’s new arrangement, seeing it less as a savvy solution for a studio en route to profitability after years on its heels and more as a last gasp. "Apple is projecting an aesthetic by committing first to A24," says Jason Squire, author of The Movie Business Book and professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
10 days ago by sechilds
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RT : The idea of a TV debate between Corbyn and May on Brexit is properly legitimately mad. It's a classic example of th…
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Apple removes over 700 apps from Chinese App Store
Apple has removed hundreds of iPhone apps from its App Store in China, in the company’s latest crackdown in one of its biggest markets. They include apps developed by Sogou, a Chinese alternative to Google, and Pinduodo, an online retail app. Apple requires that app updates, such as new features or security improvements, are downloaded via the App Store itself, so that the company can approve them. It marks the latest in an attempt by Apple to enforce greater control over the Chinese App Store, which is believed to be the company’s biggest source of app revenue. In August, the company deleted thousands of apps , including gambling apps, for breaking its rules.
10 days ago by sechilds
How Not to Argue About Free Tuition (New Zealand Edition) - HESA
We are coming up on the first anniversary of the implementation of free first-year fees at New Zealand universities and colleges, and so naturally people want to litigate about what happened, is it working, etc. The issue about whether there are more or fewer students that the previous year is an empirical one, and as the article points out it gets a little muddier depending on how you cut the data. The first is: do you really think a policy announced in November is likely to have had a rally big impact on enrolments when the standard application closing date in New Zealand is December 1? (I urge everyone, next time they are in the presence of someone arguing in favour of free tuition, to ask them why they support an anti-indigenous policy, just to see what happens). In the case of something like access to postsecondary education, where we know that attitudes are mostly set by early secondary school, it’s possible one wouldn’t see results for 3-4 years.
10 days ago by sechilds
David Barnard - Blog - How to Game the App Store
I’ve been pestering Apple for years publicly and privately about the manipulation and outright scams going on in the App Store. I’d love to see Apple wield that power to shape the App Store in ways that will sustain and encourage meaningful development instead of continuing to allow the deck to be stacked against it. Sign up with Teemo, RevealMobile, Factual, and other firms (you can use as many as you want simultaneously) to sell your users’ precise location data for cold hard cash. And my bigger point in writing all of this is that Apple should be doing more to shape the App Store economy in ways that reward conscientious developers and punish bad user experiences. Given Apple’s genuine concern for privacy and great user experiences on iOS, I’m shocked they’ve allowed the App Store to fall prey to so much manipulation and outright scamming.
10 days ago by sechilds
GAN Paint
#GANPaint draws with object-level control using a deep network. Each brush activates a set of neurons in a GAN that has learned to draw scenes. Select a feature brush &
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