Teletype for Atom
Share workspace with team members and collaborate on code in real time.
editor  collaboration 
13 hours ago
La Red no es neutral y nunca lo ha sido (pero hoy podría empeorar mucho)
Demasiado importante para quedar en manos privadas. La neutralidad de la Red es lo único que la protege de los dueños de las infraestructuras, que se mueren por decidir que tráfico necesitan sus usuarios.
Internet 
14 hours ago
El canvi climàtic des d’una perspectiva de gènere
Les dones són majoria entre el nombre de morts en desastres naturals, com ara inundacions o sequeres extremes, amb catorze vegades més de possibilitats de morir.
climate  women 
2 days ago
Friction and silo dead-ends
Make it easier to post to your blog… But don’t make thoughtless re-sharing completely frictionless. That’s what leads to fake news spreading, why hateful tweets are exposed in algorithmic trends, and why safe communities must have some amount of curation.
blogging  socialnetworks 
5 days ago
The Dark Legacy of Gruinard Island
Operation Vegetarian. A team of military scientists demonstrated to Winston Churchill the lethality of anthrax and the feasibility of using it in infected linseed cakes.
war 
5 days ago
Black Holes Are Simpler Than Forests and Science Has Its Limits
The very small and the very large can be quite basic. It’s everything in between that gets tricky. Astronomy is far simpler than the biological and human sciences. Reductionism is true in a sense. But it’s seldom true in a useful sense. More is different. Any process is computable, in principle. However, being able to compute something is not the same as having an insightful comprehension of it.
science 
5 days ago
Un big data contra el cerdismo dominguero
La única forma es decirlo en plata. Hablando de mierda.
earth 
6 days ago
Leiden’s Love Affair With Poems And Equations
Over one hundred poems carefully hand-painted on the exterior walls of buildings. And now some mathematical and physical formulas too.
cities  art  science  poetry 
7 days ago
The Wikipedia Competitor That's Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy
Everipedia: a neoliberal knowledge marketplace built on Wikipedia database and a token-based currency.
blockchain  wikipedia 
7 days ago
10 artículos de la Constitución que se incumplen sin que casi nadie se alarme
…se ha vigilado más el cumplimiento de lo que dice de las instituciones que de lo que dispone para los ciudadanos.
politics  spain 
9 days ago
Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask
1. What’s a bitcoin?
2. How did it get so valuable?
3. Why would I want to use Bitcoin?
4. How can it be worth $150 billion?
5. How do I get some?
6. How do I cash out?
7. Is it true that it wastes a ton of energy?
bitcoin 
9 days ago
L’heroïna rebrota a Barcelona… i ja mata
Un problema global. Addicció als opiacis als EUA, competència de l’heroïna americana, baixada de preus i noves vies de distribució.
drugs 
11 days ago
Study Finds ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Dark Energy’ May Not Exist
if we treat empty space as being scale invariant, there may be no need for dark matter or dark energy at all.
12 days ago
Here Are 4 Significant Things We Can Do to Combat Climate Change Now

1. Pass government legislation that incentivizes carbon abatement.
2. Drive mass adoption of solar energy and battery technology.
3. Adapt ourselves and our civilization to the changing climate.
4. Invest in geo-scale engineering projects.
climate  energy 
12 days ago
One of the net's most important freedom canaries died the day the W3C greenlit web-wide DRM
People who want DRM say that they're just trying to protect their copyrights, but it's obvious to anyone who knows even a little about computer science that DRM is effectively useless for this purpose. But DRM laws allow companies to shut down (and even jail) anyone who breaks DRM for any reason […]
DRM  copyright  web 
14 days ago
Hallan en Burgos un mensaje del siglo XVIII oculto en las nalgas de una talla de un Cristo
La Corte está en Madrid. Hay Correo y Gaceta para las noticias. Hay Inquisición, por lo cual no se experimentan errores contra la iglesia de Dios. Se contratan en funciones grandes toreros famosos de Salamanca.
history  spain  fb 
15 days ago
En los prostíbulos es donde los hombres son hermanos y gozan de su masculinidad
Acostarse con quince hombres en una noche no es un trabajo. La vulnerabilidad invalida el consentimiento.
prostitution  sexism  sex  fb 
17 days ago
Choice of alcoholic drink 'determines different moods'
From an anonymous online survey:

<ul>
<li>Red wine appeared to make people more lethargic than white wine</li>
<li>Respondents were most likely to report feeling relaxed when drinking red wine or beer</li>
<li>More than 40% said drinking spirits made them feel sexy</li>
<li>Over half said drinking spirits also gave them energy and confidence</li>
<li>But around a third said they felt aggressive when drinking spirits</li>
<li>Drinking spirits was more likely than all other drink types to be associated with feelings of aggression, illness, restlessness and tearfulness</li>
<li>Men were significantly more likely than women to associate feelings of aggression with all types of alcohol, particularly heavier drinkers</li>
</ul>
alcohol 
21 days ago
No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move
Sites log your keystrokes and mouse movements in real time, before you click submit.
surveillance  privacy 
22 days ago
Renuncia a Lucifer (O cómo la Contrarreforma dirige la política española)

La Contrarreforma es a España lo que la Ilustración es a Francia, la revolución industrial al Reino Unido, el romanticismo a Alemania o el liberalismo a Estados Unidos.
politics  history  spain 
24 days ago
3 Dangerous Ideas From Ray Kurzweil
1. The nation-state will soon be irrelevant.
2. We’ll hit longevity escape velocity before we realize we’ve hit it.
3. Technology will help us define and actualize human freedoms.
future 
28 days ago
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
Shadow profiles, contacts info and the creepy PYMK algorithm.
facebook  fb  privacy 
29 days ago
The end of the cloud is coming
Peer-to-peer is where we’re inevitably going.
internet  web  p2p 
4 weeks ago
André Staltz: The Web began dying in 2014, here's how
In the Trinet [GOOG+FB+AMZN], we will have even more vivid exchange of information between people, but we will sacrifice freedom. Many of us will wake up to the tragedy of this tradeoff only once it is reality.
internet  web  facebook  amazon  google 
4 weeks ago
The Future Of Distributed Ledger Technology Is Not Blockchain. It's Hashgraph. A Conversation with Leemon Baird
Not only does Leemon appear to have solved the problem of scalability with significantly improved throughput, security, and fairness, but he has done so while eliminating the need for the type of massive computation and unsustainable energy consumption characteristic of industry leaders like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
blockchain  hashgraph 
4 weeks ago
No hay mal que por bien no venga: lecciones de la crisis catalana
La encuesta de Sigma Dos y la asunción —¿involuntaria?— de un marco democrático.
politics  spain  catalunya 
5 weeks ago
How To Lie To Yourself And Others With Statistics
Misusing statistics is one of the most powerful ways to lie..
statistics 
5 weeks ago
Samuel Earle: Capitalismo vs. Privacidad
El capitalismo informacional ha convertido Internet en un medio de control social […] Los datos, si se deben recopilar, deben democratizarse, no filtrarse a través de algoritmos secretos para obtener beneficios privados. Hasta que se rompa el control tiránico de Internet, en el capitalismo informacional los peligros solo se profundizarán. Como con todas las tiranías, las vidas de los ciudadanos serán cada vez más transparentes, mientras que las actividades de los poderosos serán cada vez más opacas.
privacy  economy 
5 weeks ago
How Twitter Secretly Benefits From Bots and Fake Accounts
Fake accounts are not deleted in order to preserve user numbers for investors.
twitter  economy 
5 weeks ago
Why people get religious about Bitcoin
Internet’s original sin, blockchain heresies and Bitcoin’s power to transform society as an article of faith.
blockchain  bitcoin 
5 weeks ago
"I Forgot My PIN": An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin
Blockchain Futures Lab director tried everything, from hypnosis to hacking.
bitcoin 
6 weeks ago
House Taken Over, by Julio Cortázar (1944), illustrated by Juan Fresán (1969)
Casa tomada. English translation and commentary.
These drawings are particularly interesting in that they are not limited to the mere translation of the narrated space into one of the possible floor-plans of the house, but they really use the floor-plan as the scenario of the narration, turning it into one of the characters of the story. In this way these illustrations represent a literary and graphic antecedent of that family of works where “theatrical staging” is itself part of the narration […]
literature 
6 weeks ago
Mariano Fernández Enguita: “S’ha de pacificar l’educació”
En març de 2017 va presentar a la Subcomissió d’Educació del Congrés dels Diputats el document <em>Un compromiso razonable para un pacto educativo útil</em>, en el qual aborda alguns dels problemes més conflictius de la història de l’educació espanyola, com ara la presència de la religió en l’escola, la <em>comprehensivitat</em> de l’educació o el paper del professorat, sempre tractant els conflictes sense complaure ningú i acompanyant cada diagnòstic amb una proposta de solució.
education 
6 weeks ago
How Money Became the Measure of Everything
Two centuries ago, America pioneered a way of thinking that puts human well-being in economic terms.
economy  politics 
7 weeks ago
Catalonia plots digital government in exile in bid for independence
Estonia – already the world’s most digitally advanced society – plans eight data embassies that will each store copies of the government’s critical data to reboot in the case of physical or cyber attack. The first embassy, based in a cage in a high-security data centre in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, comes online at the start of 2018.
politics  internet  catalunya  cyberspace 
7 weeks ago
The Original ‘Nightmare’ Was a Demon That Sat on Your Chest and Suffocated You
Maere, mara, mahr, mahrt, mårt—by any name, it was and still is a terrifying visitor […] something known to sneak into people’s rooms at night, plop down on their bodies, and give them bad dreams […] the victim would feel a heavy weight […] and lose the ability to move.
sleep  dreaming 
7 weeks ago
13 things I learned from six years at the Guardian – Mary Hamilton
About data, people, platforms, quality journalism, transparency and complexity…
journalism 
7 weeks ago
How Social Media Endangers Knowledge
…the web created an alternative space that threatened television’s grip on society. Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values.
facebook  internet  wikipedia  socialnetworks 
7 weeks ago
Una aplicación inconstitucional del artículo 155
Joaquín Urías, profesor de Derecho Constitucional y ex-letrado del Tribunal Constitucional. ¿Una carta blanca para usurpar las competencias de cualquier comunidad autónoma con la que discrepe?
politics  spain  catalunya 
7 weeks ago
Xavier Diez: D’escoles i adoctrinaments
Catalunya ha fet la seva pròpia evolució com a democràcia occidental (i capitalista) d’acord amb paràmetres continentals […] El sistema educatiu, contràriament al que molts pensen o somien, no té la capacitat de modelar els marcs mentals dels nostres alumnes.
politics  catalunya  spain 
7 weeks ago
Gilliam’s Dick: A Fictional Review of Ubik
So now, at long last, we finally get to see that lost classic of SF cinema: Terry Gilliam’s hitherto unreleased 1979 adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic '60s science fiction novel UBIK.
cinema  literature  sci-fi 
7 weeks ago
Pañuelos valencianos o cerrojos turcos
El Nou d'Octubre como spoiler del futuro turco que nos espera si no reaccionamos. La Transición valenciana fue de las más violentas de España. Pero puede que todo no sean motivos para el duelo. No estamos solos y somos más.
politics  spain 
8 weeks ago
Mobile ad technique allows stalkers to follow you around a city for less than $1000
By placing ads that only get served if a target is on a given block, the attacker can trace the target's movements in space and time. Ad networks also allow attackers to enumerate the apps installed on the target's device and retrieve sensitive demographic data.
privacy  surveillance 
8 weeks ago
Why the World Is (Still) Better Than You Think—New Evidence For Abundance
We pay 10x more attention to negative news than positive news.
earth  history 
8 weeks ago
Does Our Survival Depend on Relentless Exponential Growth?
If we decide that limitless exponential growth on a finite planet is unsustainable, we need to plan for the transition to a new way of living before our ability to accelerate runs out. If we require new technologies or fields of study to enable this growth to continue, we must focus our efforts on these before anything else. If we want to survive the 21st century without major catastrophe, we don’t have a choice but to understand it. Almost by default, we’re all accelerationists now.
earth  history 
8 weeks ago
Fernando López Agudín: Rajoy, el timo de la estampita constitucional
Toda constitución es el reflejo jurídico de una correlación de fuerzas sociales y territoriales.
politics  spain  catalunya 
8 weeks ago
Jordi Muñoz: "El independentismo se ha convertido en un elemento estructural de la sociedad catalana"
La cerrazón del Estado es lo que ha hecho posible todo esto. Es lo que ha empujado al centroderecha catalanista de orden hacia el independentismo. Y a defender la desobediencia, con el mundo de la antigua Convergència moviéndose hacia postulados históricamente defendidos por la izquierda independentista. No significa que no haya contradicciones entre ambos actores. Pero esta coincidencia de sectores ideológicos tan diferentes también debería hacer reflexionar a la gente del resto del Estado que contempla el independentismo desde prismas oxidados.
catalunya  spain  politics 
8 weeks ago
L'evolució del gènere Homo
Canvis de paradigma i irrupció de la paleogenòmica.
evolution  science 
8 weeks ago
Joe Reginella’s Memorials to Disasters That Never Happened
Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede and Giant Octopus Staten Island Ferry Disaster.
art 
8 weeks ago
The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination and other common mistakes.
AI 
9 weeks ago
Saint Nicholas original tomb discovered in Turkey
His remains were taken during the crusades to either Venice or Bari.
history 
10 weeks ago
Norway wants to bury other countries’ carbon emissions beneath its continental shelf
The technology (Carbon Capture and Storage) had been around for decades.
energy  earth 
10 weeks ago
Ireland's Famine Follies
Thousands of Irish were employed by the government in purposeless projects.
history 
10 weeks ago
Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation
Storing information about a couple of hundred electrons would require a computer memory that would physically require more atoms than exist in the universe.
science 
10 weeks ago
Cryptpad
Free/open, end-to-end encrypted, zero-knowledge shared text editor.
software  text  editor 
11 weeks ago
Clickbait and impact: how academia has been hacked
Essentially the same metrics as Buzzfeed posts and Instagram selfies.
science 
11 weeks ago
Tres libros para repensar las ciudades
La ciudad del siglo XX es hija de dos tecnologías: coche y ascensor. La del siglo XXI es aún un misterio.
urbanism  cities 
11 weeks ago
Por qué me hice separatista
Recorte del Estatut, cambio generacional y bloqueo de España.
politics  spain  catalunya 
11 weeks ago
The clickbait economics of online media encourage carelessness and drama
Amazon, “potentially deadly bomb ingredients” and the threat that algorithms pose to journalism.
journalism 
11 weeks ago
Geneva Police Confiscate Euro Bills Clogging Up Toilets

Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG.
economy 
12 weeks ago
A pile of trash in the ocean has grown to the size of France—and some people want it recognized as a nation

Now with former US vice president Al Gore signing up as the country’s first citizen and more than 100,000 signing the petition to be granted citizenship, the campaign has submitted its application earlier this month to the United Nations to recognize the Trash Isles as the world’s 196th country.
islands 
12 weeks ago
Represión (Manuel Castells)
La insoportable levedad de la democracia española.
politics  spain  catalunya 
12 weeks ago
Irma rompe la ejemplar Defensa Civil cubana contra los huracanes
En los últimos 20 años apenas han muerto cubanos en los 19 huracanes que han sacudido la isla.
climate  politics 
september 2017
Explained Simply: How DeepMind taught AI to play video games
How a neural network learnt to play Atari games by itself using Reinforcement Learning.
AI  gaming 
september 2017
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