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An Interview with William Gibson
WILLIAM GIBSON NOTICES THINGS others miss. While his science fiction novels are often described as prescient, what defines Gibson’s body of work is the extraordinary refinement of his focus on the present.
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5 days ago
Single dose of psychedelic drug eased cancer patients' anxiety, depression for years
The new research looked at cancer patients who took part in a study nearly five years ago. Nearly five years after a group of cancer patients were given a single dose of a psychedelic drug to ease depression and anxiety, new research finds that many of them are still feeling the positive effects.
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6 days ago
Games That Pushed the Limits of Retro Hardware - RetroGaming with Racketboy
I have been fascinated by the history of the various machines that have battled for our living rooms.
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6 days ago
Torrent downloads and distributions for IP 54.175.189.50
75.101.234.61 is your IP address. Computers connected to a network are assigned a unique number known as IP Address. IP addresses consist of four numbers in the range 0-255 separated by periods (i.e. 150.166.40.163).
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8 days ago
How to Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda | Hacker News
Review the propaganda of our past wars and understand that this is what they do with every war to get people on board with the insanity of sending their own kids off to die for them. It's not new. Read War Is A Racket by Major General Smedley Butler: https://www.ratical.
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14 days ago
How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda ❧ Current Affairs
The Trump administration has assassinated Iran’s top military leader, Qassim Suleimani, and with the possibility of a serious escalation in violent conflict, it’s a good time to think about how propaganda works and train ourselves to avoid accidentally swallowing it.
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14 days ago
Patreon can’t solve its porn pirate problem | Ars Technica
Last fall, a prolific photographer who asked not to be named noticed a sharp, unexplained drop-off in earnings on his Patreon page, where fans shell out cash for tiered subscriptions to his photos of well-lit nude models.
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29 days ago
GirlsDoPorn website goes offline after $13M judgment, criminal charges | Ars Technica
The last few months have been a disaster for the people behind the GirlsDoPorn website. Last summer saw the start of trial in a lawsuit 22 women filed against site owner Michael Pratt and two other men. That case resulted in a $13 million verdict against the men earlier this month.
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5 weeks ago
The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen (2016) [pdf] | Hacker News
eindiran 6 minutes ago Can anyone who has been to an electronics market in Shenzhen (or visited Shenzhen in general) comment on what their experience was like?
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5 weeks ago
A Science-Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic – American Greatness
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I think many readers of this article will respond with outrage, and many will see it says things they already knew to be true—and I think these two groups will largely overlap.
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5 weeks ago
GNU AIS - Automatic Identification System for Linux
This program contains algorithms to demodulate and decode AIS messages sent by ships and coast stations. You will need to connect it to the discriminator output of a VHF receiver to make it work. The source code for gnuais is maintained on Github. You can clone the repository by running:
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6 weeks ago
William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was' | Books | The Guardian
In 2016, William Gibson was a third of the way through his new novel when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
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6 weeks ago
Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained | Ars Technica
Update: It's winter break this week for many businesses, including Ars. So while staff are off enjoying some downtime (whether with family or their favorite video games), we thought we'd resurface something relevant to perhaps our favorite holiday story.
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7 weeks ago
Ask HN: What's the most valuable thing you can learn in an hour? | Hacker News
Are there any quick wins that 30 ~ 60 minutes of intense concentration can generate? For example an average person, if focused, can learn to read (but not understand) Korean decently in under an hour.
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8 weeks ago
What Board Games Teach Us About Data Visualization - Nightingale - Medium
Recently I visited the biggest trade fair for board games in the world. The Internationale Spieltage (Spiel) takes place annually in my current home town of Essen in Germany. In 2019, a total of 1,200 companies from 53 countries presented their games on an area of 86.000 square meters.
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9 weeks ago
Blade Runner | Typeset In The Future
After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner. Based on Philip K.
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9 weeks ago
The Typography of Blade Runner (2016) | Hacker News
slowhand09 6 minutes ago If you watched it in the past, it was set in the future. If you watch it tomorrow, it is set in the past.
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9 weeks ago
The Mind at Work: Guido van Rossum on how Python makes thinking in code easier | Dropbox Blog
Nothing defines the 21st century more than the ubiquitous effects of computer programming. Almost everything we do, particularly at work, is mediated by screens displaying the results of the enormous amount of computation that we now take for granted. If you’re one of the 99.
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11 weeks ago
Trash Eating Robots | Some assembly required
The Trash Printer is a design for an open-source 3D printer that can print useful objects directly from recycled plastic flakes instead of using filament. This makes it easier to print with post-consumer trash, and makes the process more tolerant of impurities in the material.
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12 weeks ago
How Pink Floyd made Meddle | Louder
That sound, like a sonar signal. Or a radio signal from deep space.
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november 2019
The Berenst#in Bears Problem: Are We Living In An Alternate Worldline?
My response at first was probably what yours is now: The what? But after a quick Google search, I realized what this person was talking about. The Berenstein Bears.
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november 2019
Mandela Effect – Alternate Realities
It appears that the Sinbad/genie/Shazaam topic has reached critical mass and journalists are covering it as “new” news. For long-time Mandela Effect readers, that topic isn’t new. (There are over 110 comments in our related conversation that started in 2015.)
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november 2019
The 5th Young One: Pay No Attention to the Girl Behind the Sofa - The Daily Grail
In the early hours of Saturday morning, ignoring the blare of children’s television, I muzzily and reflexively poked at the Twitter icon on the battered screen of my knackered phone.
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november 2019
Where do all the bytes come from?
Great question Dion! I will answer it, and not just because you’re my new boss, but because it’s a good question. (but also because you’re my new boss.) So let’s talk about how the original Super Mario game worked, from an asset perspective.
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november 2019
Mixopedia: A Brief History of the Bar Foot Rail - Imbibe Magazine
John Sloan, McSorley’s Bar, 1912, oil on canvas. Foot rails in bars are noticeable mostly when they’re absent. You belly up to a bar, start pawing one foot in the air like a dog begging for a treat and find no firm platform upon which to land. You wonder: What kind of place is this?
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november 2019
Ask HN: Cool stuff that's still completely unregulated? | Hacker News
I'm asking partially out of curiosity, but also to get ideas for interesting project areas to brainstorm. This means crawling or using illegally obtained datasets then processing it with "machine learning" until you have enough plausible deniability to use it.
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november 2019
DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet
This piece first appeared in the News Review section of The Sunday Times on August 29th 1999.
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october 2019
RemoteMore | The future of work
We help world-class developers to find full-time remote jobs ?. For companies, it is free to come and browse pre-vetted, remote developers. The future of work is remote, come and be part of it.
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september 2019
Group sex app leaks locations, pics and personal details. Identifies users in White House and Supreme Court | Pen Test Partners
We’ve seen some pretty poor security in dating apps over recent years; breaches of personal data, leaking users locations and more. But this one really takes the biscuit: probably the worst security for any dating app we’ve ever seen And it’s used for arranging threesomes. It’s 3fun.
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august 2019
Launch HN: Quirk (YC S19) – Open-Source Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Hacker News
If you've never seen a cognitive-behavioral therapist before, it's easiest to understand by analogy with physical therapy. Like a physical therapist, a cognitive-therapist gives you goals and exercises to do, only they're mental rather than physical.
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august 2019
‘Deepfakes’ Trigger a Race to Fight Manipulated Photos and Videos - WSJ
Startup companies, government agencies and academics are racing to combat so-called deepfakes, amid fears that doctored videos and photographs will be used to sow discord ahead of next year’s U.S. presidential election.
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august 2019
[1907.06520v1] Tracking sex: The implications of widespread sexual data leakage and tracking on porn websites
Full-text links: Download: (license) 1 blog link (what is this?) Which authors of this paper are endorsers? | Disable MathJax (What is MathJax?) Browse v0.2.
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august 2019
How we built the Waifu Vending Machine
Try out the booth online at waifulabs.com! On the weekend of Anime Expo, an artist promised the humanly impossible ⁠—- custom art commissions with a five-minute turnaround time. The not-so-hidden catch? The artist wasn't a human at all, but an AI exposed to millions of anime images.
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august 2019
Porn Addiction Test | Are You Addicted?
Curious how accurate we are about you? Take The Test and find out. Of men report not having sex in the past year. Nearly tripling in the last 10 years.
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august 2019
Whitney Cummings—and her sex robot—take on modern womanhood | Ars Technica
I never really understood catcalling until Whitney Cummings explained it in front of a live audience. Rather than waxing snarky about backward oafs who don't get why harassment is bad, she says she understands the impulse, and launches into a story about seeing a service dog in an airport terminal.
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august 2019
The Scene: Pirates Ripping Content From Amazon & Netflix - TorrentFreak
Traditionally, a major source of high-quality pirate releases has been retail discs, such as Blu-ray or DVD. Today, torrent and streaming sites are regularly fueled by content culled from streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.
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august 2019
Ask HN: THC, CBD and a Request for Comments | Hacker News
The next day I tried to find similar experience on the web. I wasn't able to. Hence, my puzzlement: what DID happen to me? was it me? was it the substance I put into my organism (contaminated?). Anyone have a similar experience?
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july 2019
Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series. - PubMed - NCBI
Author information 1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver. 2 Department of Naturopathic Medicine, Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO. 3 North Range Behavioral Health, Greeley, CO.
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july 2019
Inside the Insane Feud Between a Vegan Strip Club and the Steak House Next Door - VICE
Nine years ago, Casa Diablo, the world's only vegan strip club, opened in—you guessed it—Portland, Oregon, with a veggie-based menu and a ban on fur and leather onstage.
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june 2019
The Percentage of American Adults Not Having Sex Has Reached a Record High
The share of US adults reporting no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018, underscoring a three-decade trend line marked by an aging population and higher numbers of unattached people.
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april 2019
www.washingtonpost.com
The share of U.S. adults reporting no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018, underscoring a three-decade trend line marked by an aging population and higher numbers of unattached people.
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april 2019
6 Principles to Crush in Life Without Burning Out | Outside Online
Common advice is to find and follow your passion. But it’s not so simple. You don’t just magically stumble upon the feeling and enjoy everything from there. Expecting to only sets you up for repeated disappointment. Passion needs to be cultivated and nurtured.
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april 2019
Online pornography age checks for UK web users - BBC News
Previous Next Now Playing Up Next Most watched Why you can trust BBC News
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april 2019
Report: NYPD body cam reveals officer performing oral sex on her boss | Ars Technica
A body cam captured audio of a female New York Police Department officer performing oral sex on her boss, a male sergeant, the New York Post and New York Daily News report. The tryst occurred around midnight in a police car in the 75th Precinct, which covers the easternmost portion of Brooklyn.
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march 2019
How It Actually Works, the newsletter
This was originally published in my free weekly newsletter, How It Actually Works.
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march 2019
news.ycombinator.com
I could have walked across the street and purchased any of the 50+ models the store had on display, in under an hour. But I had specific requirements (USB-C, NFC) and didn't want to spend over $200. I spent over 10 hours searching for a replacement online.
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february 2019
Acharya Prashant, Without any support and eager for the attainment...
Without any support and eager for the attainment of freedom, the fools only keep up the world! The wise cut at the very root of this world, which is the source of all misery. Question: Can you please explain Acharya Ji when Ashthavakra says, “the wise cut at the very root of this world”?
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february 2019
Depression Symptoms Can Include Anger, And That's Often Misunderstood : Shots - Health News : NPR
Registered nurse Ebony Monroe of Houston recently went through a period of being quick to anger about every little thing. She didn't realize then what it might mean for her health. She's not alone.
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february 2019
Office Space 20th anniversary: Behind the scenes of the cult classic | EW.com
In 1991, aspiring animator Mike Judge was a touring musician and grad student living outside of Dallas, Texas, when he channeled his past cubicle-life angst – from his former life as an engineer – into a 16mm short film called Office Space, featuring Milton.
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february 2019
How to prepare your digital life for your inevitable death | Popular Science
If this guy weren’t dead, he would really want to know what's happening to his Facebook profile. No one likes to think about it, but one day, you’re going to die. (Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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january 2019
Will Wright on Designing User Interfaces to Simulation Games (1996)
Will Wright, the designer of SimCity, SimEarth, SimAnt, and other popular games from Maxis, gave a talk at Terry Winnograd’s user interface class at Stanford, in 1996 (before the release of The Sims in 2000).
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january 2019
Students are turning to sex work for extra money but experts warn universities are ignoring the issue | The Independent
Universities must stop ignoring the plight of a growing number of students turning to sex work and should start offering non-judgemental support, campaigners demand.
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january 2019
Charles Duhigg: Why Is America So Angry? - The Atlantic
The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it. Soon after the snows of 1977 began to thaw, the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, received a strange questionnaire in the mail.
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january 2019
Meet the Tumblr castaways trying to save its NSFW content
“The internet is for porn,” goes the song from musical Avenue Q.
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december 2018
Marcus Lyall and Adam Smith, show designers for The Chemical Brothers
Marcus Lyall and Adam Smith have designed live shows for electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers for over 25 years. They tell Dezeen how they turn audio tracks into immersive visual experiences.
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december 2018
The special effects for the computer display in “Escape From New York” | Hacker News
hazeii 6 days ago The effect was actually done using retroreflective tape; the building were indeed a physical model, with the edges covered in 3M Scotchlite tape.
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december 2018
GitHub - deeppomf/DeepCreamPy: Decensoring Hentai with Deep Neural Networks
Decensoring Hentai with Deep Neural Networks. Formerly named DeepMindBreak. The user specifies the censored regions in each image by coloring those regions green in a separate image editing program like GIMP or Photoshop. A neural network handles the hard part of filling in the censored regions.
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october 2018
Atari Asteroids: Creating a Vector Arcade Classic – The Arcade Blogger
As Atari’s best-selling arcade game of all time, Asteroids was literally a game changer. Released in December 1979, it was responsible for catapulting Atari into mainstream public consciousness.
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october 2018
The Quietus | Features | Baker's Dozen | Free, Open Spaces: Brian Eno's Favourite Records
Before he releases his new album The Ship, the composer, producer and artist gives William Doyle a tour of some of his favourite records and tracks, reflecting on how they've shaped his own approach to music Photograph courtesy of Shamil Tanna I've only been to Brian Eno's studio in West Londo
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october 2018
Opinion | I'm Just a Middle-Aged House Dad Addicted to Pot - The New York Times
Cannabis should be legal, just as alcohol should be legal. But marijuana addiction exists, and it almost wrecked my life. Mr. Pollack is a writer.
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october 2018
Keihin Carburetor Re-Jetting for Dummies (like me) - Soviet Steeds
Today I had the time and parts to re-jet the Keihins on the Raven. She had been kinda lugging on acceleration and while starting, the right side cylinder wanted to burp, fart, and sputter for a few minutes until it got warm. You can get the jets from a variety of sources: Sudco (http://www.sudco.
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october 2018
Opinion | How and Why Silicon Valley Gets High - The New York Times
Everyone’s hoping a little LSD can lead them to the next billion-dollar idea. Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.
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august 2018
'Sex boxes,' built by taxpayers, succeed in Switzerland
Drive-in movies may be a thing of the past, but in Zurich, drive-ins are alive and well. Instead of seeing a movie, patrons in Switzerland — where prostitution has been legal since the 1940s — can receive the services of sex workers.
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august 2018
Paul Manafort Found Guilty On 8 Of 18 Counts In Federal Tax And Bank Fraud Trial : NPR
Updated at 6:26 p.m. ET Judge T.S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts. Prosecutors have until Aug. 29 to notify the judge if they are going to retry Manafort on those counts.
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august 2018
Cybersex toy industry heats up as infamous “teledildonics” patent climaxes | Ars Technica
Sex toy innovators of America: we have good news for you! The so-called "teledildonics patent," owned by a company that many would deem a "patent troll," has just expired.
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august 2018
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