Indiewebcamp.com: Webmention
Webmention is a simple way to notify any URL when you link to it on your site. From the receiver's perspective, it's a way to request notifications when other sites link to it. Webmention is a modern update to Pingback, using only HTTP and x-www-urlencoded content rather than XMLRPC requests. Webmention supersedes Pingback.
blogging  standards  http  webdev 
16 hours ago
Theguardian.com: Imogen Heap: saviour of the music industry?
In our age of Spotify, most artists fail to get a fair deal. But with help from coders, Imogen Heap is leading the fightback, using a technology that could revolutionise the way music is made and sold.
business  music  blockchain  darknet  articles  artist 
16 hours ago
To Catch a Counterfeiter: The Sketchy World of Fake Bike Gear
Inside the disturbing parallel universe of counterfeit bicycle makers, the consumers who do business with them, and the bike industry’s relentless crusade to shut them down.
bikes  business  crime  articles 
2 days ago
Bloomberg.com: Children of the Yuan Percent: Everyone Hates China’s Rich Kids
The fuerdai, China’s second-generation rich kids, are the most loathed group in the country. They’re also its future.
china  culture  business 
2 days ago
The Cost Of Interruptions: They Waste More Time Than You Think
Scientists have long used electric brain stimulation to change how the brain works. And he asked himself can we use this technique to help people recover more quickly from an interruption. So just to backup for a second, Ari, the brain is an electrical system. And if you apply a mild electric current to the brain, you can change the way it works. So what you do is you position electrodes on different parts of the head. You run a very small electric current between the electrodes and you can make parts of the brain either more active or less active. So Blumberg and his colleagues recently decided to apply electrodes over one part of the brain that's known to be active in shaping attention. And this area - it's called the prefrontal cortex - plays a very important role in directing how we pay attention to different things. And the electric stimulation gave this area a little boost. The researchers then gave volunteers different tasks, interrupted them and then measured how quickly they could refocus their attention after the interruption. 
science  brain  electriticty  psychology 
3 days ago
Sendy — Send Newsletters 100x cheaper via Amazon SES
Sendy is a self hosted email newsletter application that lets you send trackable emails via Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). This makes it possible for you to send authenticated bulk emails at an insanely low price without sacrificing deliverability.
software  email  newsletter  marketing 
3 days ago
A free program, soon to be fully open source, that credibly repairs visible artifacts in Sony ARW2 raw files.
sony  raw  repair  digital-imaging  software  conversion  dng 
3 days ago
Dn.se: Iran slåss i Syrien för att stärka egen makt
Ett maktskifte där ett sekulärt eller sunniislamistiskt styre tar över i Syrien skulle däremot rubba den regionala maktbalansen till Irans nackdel. Därför har Iran ställt sig bakom al-Assad från dag ett i det syriska upproret. Iran stöttar den katastrofala syriska ekonomin med mångmiljardlån och med olja.
articles  war  politics  middleeast 
3 days ago
Rottentomatoes.com: Men, Women & Children (2014)
A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
movies  reviews  internet 
4 days ago
Dn.se: Fredrik Strage: Afroamerikaner vet inte vilka tribalmönster som är politiskt korrekta
De som kämpar mot kulturell appropriering brukar påpeka hur skamligt det är att svart kultur älskas av det vita Amerika samtidigt som svarta mördas av polisen. Frågan är om rasistiska snutar skulle bli mindre skjutbenägna om Miley Cyrus bytte frisyr. Teorin leder också till en separatistisk syn på kultur som påminner om både Nation of Islams och högerextremisters sätt att resonera.
articles  culture  music  hiphop  politics 
4 days ago
Adblock extension sells to mystery buyer
For the extension’s claimed 40 million users this raises an interesting question: Can the extension continue to be trusted if the new proprietor is entirely anonymous?

TNW contacted Adblock’s remaining staff to ask if they’d disclose the buyer but the company refused, saying that the purchaser had specifically asked not to be named.

The only thing the team would tell us is that the tool’s creator Michael Gundlach will no longer have any relationship with the company — that probably means he’s cashed out.
ads  browser  extensions  business  articles 
4 days ago
Motorola, you've let us down
Eighteen months past a launch date is considered the minimum industry-wide standard for supporting an Android device with OS upgrades, and increasingly, companies are extending that to a full two years for flagship phones.
android  hardware  upgrade  blog-posts 
4 days ago
Mobil.se: Fler mobila än fasta abonnemang
Publicerad: 21 nov 2001 - 03:36

Samtidigt som antalet talade minuter i det fasta nätet minskar ökar användningen av mobiltelefoner. Antalet talade minuter med mobiltelefon ökade under år 2000 med 23 procent jämfört med året innan.

När det gäller abonnemang har mobilabonnemangen en stark ställning. Samtidigt som sntalet fasta abonnemang minskat med 3 procent har antalet mobilabonnemang ökat med nästan 24 procent. Antalet mobilabonnemang är nu 6,4 miljoner, kontantkort inräknade.

Sika är en statlig myndighet och ansvarar för statistik om telefoni. Statisktiken presenterar Sika i samrabete med SCB.
articles  history  telephony  sweden  stats 
4 days ago
Sleeper Desk Design For Napping
Some companies have nap pods. Others might start having nap desks. Greek design company NL Studio has developed the perfect nap desk, made of metal, wood, and plush white leather.
sleep  furniture  design  blog-posts  work 
4 days ago
Theatlantic.com: Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core)
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
articles  children  education  finland 
4 days ago
In Japan, Small Children Take the Subway and Run Errands Alone
In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.
articles  culture  japan  children  cities 
4 days ago
Bbc.com: The birds that fear death
Crows will gather around their dead. And the reasons why are intriguing.
death  birds  animals  behavior  articles  science 
4 days ago
FLIF — Free Lossless Image Format
FLIF is a novel lossless image format which outperforms PNG, lossless WebP, lossless BPG and lossless JPEG2000 in terms of compression ratio. [...] A FLIF image can be loaded in different ‘variations’ from the same source file, by loading the file only partially. This makes it a very appropriate file format for responsive web design. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10317790 ]
compression  graphics  lossless  fileformats  digital-imaging  photography 
4 days ago
Github.com: awesome-osx
A curated list of awesome applications, softwares, tools and shiny things for OS X.
apple  osx  software  lists  via:rdark 
4 days ago
Why Rosyna Can't Take A Movie Screenshot
Without diving into the details or reverse engineering much of this, this is roughly how PAVP via the Intel ME works on Mac OS X. Applications such as iTunes and Safari are able to communicate directly to an IOKit service in the Intel Graphics drivers via an IOUserClient. They can negotiate and send in encrypted DRM blobs with keys to the Intel Graphics drivers. In turn, the graphics drivers are able to arbitrate communication with the PAVP application in the Intel Management Engine over the PCI bus, and deliver those encrypted keys and DRM content blob addresses. The Intel Management Engine then has some magic sauce (re: secret keys) that allows it to decrypt DRM keys and then decrypt the DRM blobs. Next, the Intel Management Engine writes directly to protected video memory to allow the Intel Graphics hardware to display to a computer monitor.
drm  cpu  apple  osx  blog-posts  hardware  screenshot 
4 days ago
It tells Safari on your iPhone or iPad not to download ads and trackers, making websites lighter to load.
ads  safari  ios  software  open-source 
5 days ago
Technologyreview.com: The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
science  socialmedia  articles  psychology 
6 days ago
Theguardian.com: Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It's the last privilege of a free mind
Lean in to boredom, not your smart phone screen. You’ll learn more about yourself and the world around you than you think.
culture  psychology  mobile  articles 
6 days ago
Commander One — Free dual-pane file manager for Mac OS X
For all those who’ve been missing a famous dual-panel file manager for Mac, we tried to keep the best of what the classic solution offered, and did it with all the affection to OS X users. Totally new Commander One for Mac is 100% naturally written in Swift and will bring back long forgotten feeling of fast & convenient keyboard and mouse Finder alternative.
freeware  apple  osx  software  filemanager  filebrowser  finder 
6 days ago
Twitter.com: NeedforSpeed
Volvo 242, a classic! Check out what other cars join it in #needforspeed http://o.ea.com/43552
cars  sweden  history  games 
6 days ago
Theguardian.com: All-blue skies in Paris as city centre goes car-free for first time
One-day scheme promoted by mayor Anne Hidalgo sees city centre mostly free of cars and lower speed limit in other districts.
cars  transportation  environment  france  articles 
6 days ago
Economist.com: The Economist explains: Why the yakuza are not illegal
Known gangsters cannot open bank accounts. Still, there are no plans to criminalise the gangs themselves. The police believe that would drive crime underground, says Hiroki Allen, a security and finance consultant who studies the yakuza. At least now they are regulated and subject to the law, he says: gangsters have often been known to surrender by walking into police stations. “If one member does something bad you can call in the boss and take the whole gang down,” he says.
japan  crime  culture  articles  history  economics  politics 
6 days ago
Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit
Twitter is building a new product that will allow users to share tweets that are longer than the company’s 140-character limit, according to multiple people familiar with the company’s plans. It’s unclear what the product will look like, but sources say it would enable Twitter users to publish long-form content to the service. Users can already tweet out blocks of text with products like OneShot, but those are simply images, not actual text published on Twitter. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
twitter  socialmedia  blog-posts  microblogging 
6 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Dandelion and burdock
Dandelion and burdock is a beverage consumed in the British Isles since the Middle Ages. It was originally a type of light mead, but over the years has evolved into the soft drink commercially available today. Traditionally it was made from fermented dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and burdock (Arctium lappa) roots.
drinks  wiki  food 
7 days ago
Copyriot.se: Strage & co. som tidsvittnen
När jag simmar i kvarlevorna från svenskt nollnolltal (som någon typ av samtidshistoriker), har jag några gånger fått känslan av att beskåda vattenringar från Pop/Bibel. Dessa två tidskrifter skolade en liten klick av stockholmsjournalister – flertalet födda mellan 1963 och 1973 – som under 2000-talet, medan en efter en fyllde 40, blev tongivande i den svenska kulturdebatten. Bland dem förkroppsligades på samma gång en viss typ av modernism och en viss typ av postmodernism. Här ser jag ingen motsättning, kanske snarare en typiskt svensk eller nordisk sammansmältning.
swedish  history  music  journalism  politics  digitalhardcore  blog-posts 
8 days ago
[POP #2:2] Atari Teenage Riot
Det pågår ett uppror. Alec Empire, Hanin Elias, Carl Crack och Nic har tagit sin breakbeatpunk till stan för att bevisa för Fredrik Strage att Ulrike Meinhof inte dog förgäves.
articles  history  digitalhardcore  blog-posts  music  swedish 
8 days ago
Eat Dirt
Animals eat dirt, and people eat dirt too. Presumably we’ve always done so. The practice is now usually associated with children and pregnant women in the tropical developing world, but there are places in the American South where the custom persists. This suggests an uncomfortable analogy, but it may be that the compulsion is more closely associated with hot, humid weather than with poverty.
food  culture  health  nutrition  articles 
9 days ago
Theverge.com: Facebook wants you to blog
Facebook has been making big moves into the publishing world, and its next step appears to be rolling out something a bit like a blogging platform. As spotted by developer Dave Winer, Facebook seems to be revamping its old Notes feature into what looks like its own take on the blogging / publishing platform Medium. New posts made through Facebook Notes are wider, include a big cover image, and are presented with large clean text and a clear headline. "We’re testing an update to Notes to make it easier for people to create and read longer-form stories on Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson tells The Verge. For now, the test only appears to be available to a small group of people.
blogging  facebook  blog-posts 
9 days ago
Whoa.nu: Ola & Markus tackar för de 13 åren med Whoa
På denna bild från tidigt 2000-tal står jag och Markus och pekar med händerna som man gjorde väldigt mycket på den tiden. Vi hade precis startat Whoa och nu när vi lägger ner sidan tänkte vi säga några ord var och framförallt tacka alla som varit delaktiga på något sätt i denna sidan.
hiphop  history  swedish  sweden  music  communities 
9 days ago
Almi.se: Almi Invest och Inventure investerar i Glimrs digitala annonstjänst
En kund som har någon av Glimrs partner appar nedladdad i sin mobil hamnar i en digital målgrupp när de går in i butiker och besöker vissa platser. På så sätt gör Glimr det möjligt för varumärken att kommunicera på ett mer personligt och relevant sätt med sina kunder. Genom GPS och med hjälp utav en trådlös bluetooth sändare blir besöken digitala visitkort som sedan används för att matcha företags produkter och tjänster mot relevanta kunder. Även om kunden inte köper något så är kunden inte försvunnen. Tack vare det "visitkort" som lämnas kvar i butiken så har handlaren nu möjlighet att fortsätta hålla kontakten med kunden och kan nå ut med relevanta erbjudanden vid ett senare tillfälle. [...] Glimr kan samla in en mängd information om de som har laddat ner Aftonbladets app, även när själva appen är stängd som används för att förbättra relevansen för reklamutskicken. Till exempel ser Glimr vilka av Aftonbladets läsare som nyligen besökt en flygplats och kan på så sätt erbjuda en riktad rese-målgrupp till annonsörer som flygbolag eller försäkringsbolag. McDonalds, Coop, Unibet, Unilever samt Aftonposten och VG i Norge, är andra kunder som använder Glimrs teknik.
surveillance  privacy  business  sweden  swedish  gps  ibeacon  cookies  software 
9 days ago
Dn.se: Därför låter vi oss övervakas på internet
Nätpolitiken förlamas när global övervakning spelas ut mot nationell, privata aktörer mot statliga myndigheter, individuell bekvämlighet mot nationell säkerhet. Samtidigt har kommersiell övervakning blivit en central del i det så kallade ”svenska app-undret”. Teknikföretag som söker riskkapital gör bäst i att samla på sig så mycket användardata de bara kan. Spotify vill numera ha tillgång till mobil­användarnas kontaktlistor, i syfte att leverera ”de perfekta rekommendationerna”. Klarna har inte bara förenklat e-handeln till den grad att kreditköp blivit nästan obligatoriskt, utan skryter också med hur de kan bedöma vår kreditvärdighet genom att analysera varje klick. Nyligen fick företaget Glimr miljoner i riskkapital från statliga Almi för att hjälpa annonsörer att kartlägga hur vi rör oss på stan. Mobiltelefonen har alltid varit en spårsändare, men nu lagras våra rörelsemönster i större utsträckning än tidigare. [ https://archive.is/xUJU0 ]
articles  surveillance  history  internet  netpolitics  privacy  swedish 
9 days ago
Wired.com: Sorry Ello, the Real Anti-Facebook Is Good Old Email
It all happened so quickly, about a year ago today. One minute, hardly anyone had heard of the ad-free social network Ello. The next, it was a viral sensation, spawning countless think pieces on its chances for survival. Then, as quickly as it appeared, Ello faded from the spotlight. Now, only a year later, Ello is nearly forgotten, filed away with other would-be Facebook killers like the open source Diaspora and the near-dead Google+.
email  socialmedia  communities  facebook  decentralization 
10 days ago
Prebake — Block EU Cookie Notices with Adblock
Prebake is an Adblock filter subscription that blocks large, obtrusive cookie notices. These notices either consume a considerable amount of screen real estate or popup and distract the viewers attention, which can be just as annoying as ads. [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10282740 ]
ads  software  lists  browser  eu  cookies 
10 days ago
Stackoverflow.com: How to copy selected files from Android with adb pull
adb shell mkdir /sdcard/tmp adb shell mv /sdcard/mydir/*.jpg /sdcard/tmp # move your jpegs to temporary dir adb pull /sdcard/tmp/ # pull this directory (be sure to put '/' in the end) adb shell mv /sdcard/tmp/* /sdcard/mydir/ # move them back adb shell rmdir /sdcard/tmp # remove temporary directory
forum-posts  tutorials  android  cli 
10 days ago
Medium.com: How Chromium Works
Today, I’d like to tell you about how Chromium works. Not Chrome, the browser, but Chromium, the group of people who build the browser.
software  chrome  browser  development 
10 days ago
World Press Photo — The State of News Photography
The Lives and Livelihoods of Photojournalists in the Digital Age.
photography  work  stats  science  news  journalism 
12 days ago
Celebrating a Community of 400 Million
Instagram announced in a blog post today that the photo sharing service has rocketed past another major milestone: 400 million users worldwide. The news comes just 10 months after the Facebook-owned companyannounced 300 million users back in December 2014.
blog-posts  instagram  socialmedia  stats 
12 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Pulse (2001 film)
Pulse, known in Japan as Kairo (回路?), is a 2001 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is based on his novel of the same name. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. The movie was well-received critically and has a cult following. An American remake, also titled Pulse, debuted in 2006 and spawned two sequels.
japan  horror  movies  internet 
13 days ago
Youtube.com: Adobe Premiere CS6 - What to do when your files go offline
A guide on how to relink your files if they happen to go offline. Also suitable for proxy files.
premiere  video  tutorials  videos 
13 days ago
News.ycombinator.com: mozumder's reply to The correct answer is to never use programmatic ads. Ever. If you own a site, ...
The correct answer is to never use programmatic ads.


If you own a site, just curate a set of ads on your site that actually enhances your sites appeal. A fashion site should have matching fashion ads. A tech site should have matching tech ads. A local site should have matching local ads. Reach out to advertisers to get these ads. Never use an algorithm. You, as an editor, should be better than the algorithms. Ads are supposed to be useful to your audience, instead of being annoying. People buy fashion magazines - filled with 600 pages of ads- and Sunday newspapers BECAUSE of the ads. They should want to visit your website as well because of your ads.

The worst thing you can do for your site is to place out-of-context ads in the middle of your site. Can you imaging if Vogue.com decided to place Flash SSD ads on their site? This is how you destroy an audience, and as a publisher, your number one concern should be to grow your audience.

Once you curate a set of ads for your site, you'll find that click-through rates and conversion are far higher than random programmatic ads. You should know your audience, and the kind of ads that would appeal to them. Mark ads as content in your CMS. This avoids ad-blockers.

Curating ads is how advertising has always worked, and will continue to work, after all these programmatic garbage goes away.
ads  privacy  forum-posts  hackernews  business 
13 days ago
Idlewords.com: What Happens Next Will Amaze You
This is the text version of a talk I gave on September 14, 2015, at the FREMTIDENS INTERNET conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ads  surveillance  privacy  internet  history  denmark  presentation 
14 days ago
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