Pictures and videos, fiction or real, related to the deep dark water that make us really uncomfortable.
subreddits  ocean  water  reddit 
3 hours ago
Theatlantic.com: We, the Web Kids
Piotr Czerski is a Polish writer and commentator. Here, he lays out the kind of political/literary manifesto that seems to pop up from time to time, usually in Europe. The essay, as translated by Marta Szreder, was posted to Pastebin under a Creative Commons license. I repost it here with the first several paragraphs excised, so that we can hasten to the meat of Czerski's analysis about how the expectations of young people have been conditioned by their experiences of the Internet.
articles  culture  children  identity  internet 
5 hours ago
The inevitable rise of the robocops
"The robot is going to be an interactive service for the people," says Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, general director of the Smart Services Department at Dubai Police and the man responsible for the police robot project. Citizens can ask the robot questions, pay fines and access a variety of police information via purpose-built software. Its facial recognition technology is only 80% accurate, says Alrzooqi, but the robot's camera eyes will send live feeds to a command control center for analysis. […] The next stage, already in research and development says Alrazooqi, is to create a "fully-functional robot that can work as (a) normal police officer." He declined to name the companies involved on record.
surveillance  police  robot  articles  law 
5 hours ago
Youtube.com: Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR
Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly. [ https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/6cral1/crispr_kills_hiv_and_eats_zika_like_pacman_its/ ]
science  videos 
6 hours ago
Vimeo.com: Noisia - Mantra
Mantra chronicles the dangerous obstacles refugees face on their journeys to reach safer harbors.
music  videos  migration  dnb 
6 hours ago
Rösta fram värsta jobbfloskeln
Och de nominerade är…
1. Jag hör vad ni säger och tar det med mig.
2. Vi får se var det landar.
3. Det här ska vara ett levande dokument.
4. I vår organisation har vi högt i tak.
5. Du kan inte ändra på andra, bara på dig själv.
6. Vi måste ha en transparent diskussion i de här delarna.
7. Vi måste strömlinjeforma processerna för att maxi­mera effektivitet.
work  business  language  swedish 
15 hours ago
Wikipedia.org: Jingoism
Jingoism är en engelsk term för chauvinism, en nationalistisk inställning kombinerad med en fientlig inställning mot andra nationer.
language  swedish  wiki 
15 hours ago
“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”
Don’t confuse privacy with secrecy. I know what you do in the bathroom, but you still close the door. That’s because you want privacy, not secrecy.
privacy  blog-posts 
17 hours ago
Vården dåligt rustad för it-attacker
DN:s kartläggning visar att Windows XP finns på alltifrån stora universitetssjukhus till mindre länssjukhus. Falu lasarett har 98 sådana datorer, exempelvis inom operationsverksamheten, på infektionskliniken och inom neurologin. Örebro läns landsting uppger att de har 45 XP-datorer, bland annat på länets universitetssjukhus. Västerbottens läns landsting har 103 XP-datorer. Flera sjukhus som DN har varit i kontakt är medvetna om riskerna med att använda så gamla system. Det har tvingat dem till extraordinära åtgärder för att så gott det går hålla dem fria från hackerattacker. Det handlar dels om att hålla dem borta från nätverk så ofta det går och dels om att använda mjukvara som ”låser ned” datorerna för att skydda dem.
security  healthcare  swedish  sweden  articles  hack 
18 hours ago
gPodder — Media aggregator and podcast client
gPodder is a simple, open source podcast client written in Python using GTK+. In development since 2005 with a proven, mature codebase.
podcasts  software  open-source  cli  linux  windows  osx  apple 
23 hours ago
EU-läcka: Sverige måste anta euron 2025
EU-kommissionen kommer nästa vecka att lägga fram förslag om euro-områdets framtid. Där ingår att Sverige ska ha infört euro-valutan senast år 2025. Detta enligt ett dokument som tyska tidningen FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung skriver om idag.
economics  swedish  sweden  eu  money 
Termux — An Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app
Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app that works directly with no rooting or setup required. A minimal base system is installed automatically - additional packages are available using the APT package manager.
android  software  cli  terminal  open-source 
17 Android phones that take RAW photos
Unfortunately RAW photography requires support from both hardware and software. RAW support was added in Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with the Camera2 API, so earlier Android versions will not have this functionality. (The Camera2 API also what gives you control over shutter speed, ISO, and aperture).

However, even if you have Android 5.0 or higher, your phone's manufacturer has to have enabled support when building the device. Many phone cameras will simply convert the sensor data straight to a JPG and send that to the Android system. In these devices the raw sensor data simply isn't available to the Camera 2 API.
references  lists  mobile  hardware  android 
Commandlinefu.com: Show apps that use internet connection at the moment. (Multi-Language)
lsof -P -i -n

Show apps that use internet connection at the moment. (Multi-Language)
software  cli  network  tutorials 
Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2017
Below you find a set of charts demonstrating the paths that you can take and the technologies that you would want to adopt in order to become a frontend, backend or a devops. I made these charts for an old professor of mine who wanted something to share with his college students to give them a perspective.
development  webdev  education 
Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea
The acceleration is making some scientists fear that Antarctica’s ice sheet may have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.
environment  articles  science 
2 days ago
Dpreview.com: Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study
An 'ISO-invariant' camera shows little cost to boosting a low ISO file in post-processing, while an 'ISO-variant' camera (which has lower dynamic range) shows significant cost to performing this exposure adjustment in post-processing as opposed to in-camera via setting your ISO to a higher setting.
reviews  iso  cameras  photography  sony 
4 days ago
Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'
Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety
health  psychology  socialmedia  netpolitics  articles  instagram  facebook  science 
4 days ago
Photobook Shop
The Photobook Shop offers a hand-picked selection of new as well as fine copies of out-of-print or used phography books at affordable prices and reduced shipping cost.
shopping  books  photography 
4 days ago
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story
MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it’s good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it’s finally free.
mp3  audio  law  fileformats  blog-posts 
5 days ago
Adobe: We locked our customers in the cloud and out poured money
Despite a slight rise in operating overheads, up 3.3 per cent in the quarter to $814m, operating profit more than doubled to $290.4m from $124.5m in the prior year. After tax and finance costs, net profit jumped to $222.7m from $88.13m.
software  business  adobe  photography  articles 
6 days ago
Future of Social Media Q&A with Christina Capellari (Graz)
The shift from networks to media is an interesting one. It indicates that a ‘broadcasting’ element has sneaked in. On Facebook we broadcast to our friends and the community at large. And to Facebook itself, the NSA, and the companies that target their advertisements there.
interviews  netpolitics  socialmedia  future  blog-posts 
7 days ago
HP laptops covertly log user keystrokes, researchers warn
HP is selling more than two dozen models of laptops and tablets that covertly monitor every keystroke a user makes, security researchers warned Thursday. The devices then store the key presses in an unencrypted file on the hard drive. The keylogger is included in a device driver developed by Conexant, a manufacturer of audio chips that are included in the vulnerable HP devices. That's according to an advisory published by modzero, a Switzerland-based security consulting firm. One of the device driver components is MicTray64.exe, an executable file that allows the driver to respond when a user presses special keys. It turns out that the file sends all keystrokes to a debugging interface or writes them to a log file available on the computer's C drive. "This type of debugging turns the audio driver effectively into keylogging spyware," modzero researchers wrote. "On the basis of meta-information of the files, this keylogger has already existed on HP computers since at least Christmas 2015."
keyloggers  hack  laptop  security 
7 days ago
Gerhard Steidl Is Making Books an Art Form
He is the printer the world’s best photographers trust most.
photography  books  printing  articles 
7 days ago
Så motarbetar Spotify nya skatter världen över
Problemet är att ”fler och fler länder tar saken i egna händer” när de ska beskatta utländska företag, skriver han. Specifikt hänvisar Jens Svolgaard till ett indonesiskt lagförslag som riskerar att markant öka skattenotan för utländska internetföretag. Indonesien vill nämligen att bolag som Spotify, Amazon eller Netflix – som bedriver sin försäljning i många länder via internet utan att ha skattepliktiga dotterbolag på varje marknad – ska skatta i landet. Sverige borde vara med och motverka den typen av initiativ, skriver Spotify-chefen i sitt brev. Spotify vill till en början* inte kommentera sina lobbyinsatser men finansdepartementet bekräftar bolagets oro. ”Spotify vill uppmärksamma oss på att det här arbetet är viktigt och att det är många länder som redan nu lagstiftar för att kunna beskatta den digitala ekonomin”, säger departementsrådet Ingela Willfors.
articles  spotify  economics  business  netpolitics  politics 
8 days ago
Dn.se: Hårdare tag mot bilister i Stockholms cykelfält
Den 1 juli höjs p-böterna i Stockholm. Att stå trafikfarligt eller hindrande kommer då att kosta 1.200 kronor. Samtidigt kommer parkeringsvakterna att börja ta upp bötesblocket och lappa bilar i cykelfält – istället för att prata vänligt med förarna.
articles  bikes  stockholm  swedish  transportation 
8 days ago
Eigentechno – Applying Principal Component Analysis to a data-set of short electronic music loops
I downloaded 10,000 electronic music tracks that were licensed with the Creative Commons License. The aim was to make a data-set of short music loops that could be used for analysis and generative models. Electronic music can vary a lot in tempo; but, since I wanted the loops to all have the same length, I changed the tempo of each track to to the median tempo using soundstretch. The median tempo of the tracks was 128 beats per minute. After this, I extracted 1-bar, 1.827-second loops from each track. Ending up with 90,933 short files. The total length is just below 50 hours. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14336093 ]
music  math  automation  composing  programming  blog-posts 
8 days ago
Why do your musical tastes get frozen over in your twenties?
One grim day (when youth is over) you find that new music gets on your nerves. But why do our musical tastes freeze over?
music  culture  aging  articles 
8 days ago
State Change
With a background in audio production and passion for decentralizing the future, Arthur has become a premier blockchain podcaster with an audience of over 500,000 on his two podcasts. State Change is produced in partnership with ConsenSys, the largest blockchain development studio, where Arthur serves as Director of Media.
decentralization  podcasts  blockchain  bitcoin 
8 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Hnefatafl
Hnefatafl, även känt som tafl, tablut, königszabel (tyska), king's table (engelska), bräde eller kongens bord (danska, norska) är ett gammalt nordiskt brädspel.
games  boardgame  history  wiki 
8 days ago
Windows 10 Users Protected Against WannaCry Ransomware Attacks
WannaCry is becoming the largest ransomware infection in history with attacks now expanding from Europe to the United States, but Microsoft says that users who are running a fully up-to-date Windows 10 system with Windows Defender running the latest virus definitions are completely secure.
hack  virus  windows  windows10 
8 days ago
Video Solves Mystery of How Narwhals Use Their Tusks
Until now, how narwhals used their long tusks had been subject to much speculation by scientists. Behavior captured for the first time on camera shows narwhals using the long tusks protruding from their heads to stun Arctic cod by hitting them, using jagged, quick movements. This behavior immobilizes the fish, making them easier to prey upon.
animals  ocean  science  articles 
9 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Help:Using talk pages
Indentation is used to keep talk pages readable. Comments are indented using one or more initial colons (:), each colon representing one level of indentation. Each comment should be indented one more level than the comment they are replying to.
wikipedia  tutorials  wiki 
9 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Wikipedia:Signatures
Signing your posts on talk pages (normally using four tildes (~~~~)), both for the article and non-article namespaces, is good practice, and facilitates discussion by helping identify the author of a particular comment. Other users can then navigate to a talk page and address their comments to the specific, relevant user(s). Discussion is an important part of collaborative editing, because it helps all users to understand the progress and evolution of a work.
wikipedia  wiki  tutorials  identity 
9 days ago
Europe's reliance on Microsoft has governments under a worrying digital 'killswitch'
All across Europe, from Finland to Portugal, Ireland to Greece, governments rely on Microsoft software. As their digital systems grow in size and importance, countries are becoming increasingly dependent on this single American corporation. But what consequences does this “lock-in” have? What risks does it pose for the security of European data? And what can governments do to counter it?

It’s estimated that Microsoft makes around two billion euros in Europe every year, just from its business with the public sector. In 2012 the European Commission released a report that stated that 1.1 billion euros were unnecessarily lost by the European public sector due to being locked-in in business with IT system providers.
microsoft  business  eu  europe  articles 
10 days ago
Locked in by choice: How European governments are handling their Microsoft addiction
Europe-wide research finds that government departments are deeply dependent on Microsoft software and services, while attempts to migrate to open source are difficult, temporary and sometimes under the radar.
microsoft  europe  politics  netpolitics  eu 
10 days ago
This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found
Known as a nodosaur, this 110 million-year-old, armored plant-eater is the best preserved fossil of its kind ever found.
animals  history  science  archaeology 
10 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Ant mill
An ant mill is an observed phenomenon in which a group of army ants, which are blind, are separated from the main foraging party, lose the pheromone track and begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle. The ants will eventually die of exhaustion. It has been reproduced in laboratories and has been produced in ant colony simulations.[1] The phenomenon is a side effect of the self-organizing structure of ant colonies. Each ant follows the ant in front of it, which works until something goes wrong, and an ant mill forms. An ant mill was first described by William Beebe in 1921 who observed a mill 1200 ft (~370 m) in circumference.[3] It took each ant 2.5 hours to make one revolution.[4] Similar phenomena have been noted in processionary caterpillars and fish.[5]
insects  animals  death  wiki 
11 days ago
Diet Drinks Aren’t Killing You – We Love GMOs and Vaccines
The story is that some evil additive in diet drinks causes your brain to go haywire. It’s a lovely story, because it plays into our deepest fears. All those nasty chemicals in diet drinks, no wonder they’re making us lose our minds!
Pictured; pure, delicious, evil. There’s only one small snag in this story; it isn’t true. Diet drinks aren’t that bad for you at all.
food  drinks  science  health  blog-posts 
11 days ago
Telegram Bots: An introduction for developers
Bots are frequently added to groups in order to augment communication between human users, e.g. by providing news, notifications from external services or additional search functionality. This is especially true for work-related groups. Now, when you share a group with a bot, you tend to ask yourself “How can I be sure that the little rascal isn't selling my chat history to my competitors?” The answer is — privacy mode.

A bot running in privacy mode will not receive all messages that people send to the group. Instead, it will only receive:

Messages that start with a slash ‘/’ (see Commands above)
Replies to the bot's own messages
Service messages (people added or removed from the group, etc.)
Messages from channels where it's a member

On one hand, this helps some of us sleep better at night (in our tinfoil nightcaps), on the other — it allows the bot developer to save a lot of resources, since they won't need to process tens of thousands irrelevant messages each day.

Privacy mode is enabled by default for all bots, except bots that were added to the group as admins (bot admins always receive all messages). It can be disabled, so that the bot receives all messages like an ordinary user. We only recommend doing this in cases where it is absolutely necessary for your bot to work — users can always see a bot's current privacy setting in the group members list. In most cases, using the force reply option for the bot's messages should be more than enough.
instant-messaging  bots  development  security  privacy 
12 days ago
Kostnaden för digital vård skenar, visar DN:s granskning. Nu vill SKL halvera ersättningen till digitala vårdbolag.
Eftersom Kry och Min doktor inte har egna avtal med landstingen, utan säljer sina tjänster genom underleverantörsavtal med fysiska vårdcentraler i Jönköpings län, fakturerar de enligt utomlänstaxa. I fjol innebar detta en kostnad för Stockholms läns landsting på 2.135 kronor per digitalt samtal för barn eller patienter med frikort, det vill säga lika mycket som för ett fysiskt läkarbesök i primärvården i ett län där man inte själv är skriven.
articles  healthcare  swedish  sweden  business 
12 days ago
Github.com: StreetComplete ― Quest driven OpenStreetMap editing for Android
An Android app which finds wrong, incomplete or extendable data in the user's vicinity and provides the tools to complete these easily and directly on site without having to use another editor. The found issues are presented to the user as markers on a map (like i.e. in Osmose) that each are solvable by filling out a simple form to complete/correct the information on site. The user's answer is then processed and directly uploaded into the OSM database in meaningful changesets in the name of the user's OSM account. Since the app is meant to be used on a survey, it can be used offline and otherwise aims to be economic with data usage. The app is aimed at users who do not know anything about OSM tagging schemes but still want to contribute to the OpenStreetMap by surveying their neighbourhood (or other places as well). Because of the target group, only those quests are shown which are answerable very clearly by asking one simple question and only those quests are created which contain very few false positives.
maps  android  software  games  open-source 
13 days ago
SQL Notebook
SQL Notebook is a free Windows app for exploring and manipulating tabular data. It is powered by a supercharged SQLite engine, supporting both standard SQL queries and SQL Notebook-specific commands. Everything you need to answer analysis questions about your data, regardless of its format or origin, is built into SQL Notebook.
database  sql  open-source  software  windows  organization 
13 days ago
Reddit.com: satosaison comments on James Comey terminated as Director of FBI
Trump just fired the man leading a counterintelligence investigation into his campaign, on the same day that the Senate Intelligence committee requested financial documents relating to Trump's business dealings from the treasury department that handles money laundering.
reddit  forum-posts  politics  usa 
13 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Nazism and occultism
Nazism and occultism describes a range of theories, speculation and research into origins of Nazism and its possible relation to various occult traditions. Such ideas have been a part of popular culture since at least the early 1940s, and gained renewed popularity starting in the 1960s. There are documentaries and books on the topic, among the most significant of which are The Morning of the Magicians (1960) and The Spear of Destiny (1972). Nazism and occultism has also been featured in numerous films, novels, comic books and other fictional media. Perhaps the most prominent example is the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
wiki  nazism  history 
13 days ago
USB Type-C and power delivery 101 – Ports and connections
USB Type-C is the newly introduced and powerful interconnect standard for USB. When paired with the new Power Delivery (PD) specification, Type-C offers enhancements to the existing USB 3.1 interconnect that lower the cost and simplify the implementation of power delivery over USB. From a form factor perspective, the USB Type-C connector combines multiple USB connectors – Micro-B, Type-A, and Type-B – in a reversible connector measuring only 2.4 mm in height (see Figure 1). Type-C allows developers to also combine multiple protocols in a single cable, including DisplayPort, PCIe or Thunderbolt. Bandwidth is double that of USB 3.0, increasing to 10 Gbps with SuperSpeed+ USB3.1. Finally, the USB Type-C connector can deliver up to 100 W. This enables a wider range of applications to operate using USB (see Figure 2). For more details, watch An Introduction to USB Type-C video and Type-C Basics.
hardware  cables  usb  standards  references 
14 days ago
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