Avoiding the pointless blockchain project
A check list: shared database, multiple writers, absence of trust, disintermediation, transaction interaction, embedded rules, known validators and real world backing.
blockchain 
yesterday
Better Web Typography for a Better Web
Free course. Web design is 95% typography.
design  typography  fonts 
2 days ago
This Article Won’t Change Your Mind
The facts on why facts alone can't fight false beliefs.
philosophy  fb  psychology 
2 days ago
11 New Cloud Types Named—First in 30 Years
Asperitas, most exciting addition to International Cloud Atlas.
clouds  science  fb 
2 days ago
La ciencia que sustenta la jornada escolar continua
Fernández Enguita. Ritmos circadianos, rendimiento académico y leyendas urbanas.
education  fb 
7 days ago
Injustícia algorítmica
La gàbia de ferro de la intel·ligència artificial.
AI 
13 days ago
Artificial Intelligence was 2016's fake news
The truth behind AI advances doesn't match the hype.
AI 
13 days ago
We didn't lose control – it was stolen
Google, Facebook: surveillance capitalists as people farmers.
facebook  google  internet  socialnetworks  fb 
14 days ago
Restricted Areas
Secret cities, forgotten scientific triumphs, abandoned buildings. The future that never came. 
technology  places  architecture 
15 days ago
L'eix franco-alemany: una ficció
Setze länder contra un estat centralista.
history  politics 
15 days ago
El día que Franco indultó a Franco
Puig Antich, Heinz Chez y el castellano vil de la dictadura.
16 days ago
La bola de cristal de Churchill: predijo los móviles, los drones y la bomba atómica
En ‘De aquí a cincuenta años’, uno de los artículos que publicó a principios del siglo XX, Winston Churchill habla sobre energía nuclear, teléfonos móviles, alimentos fabricados en el laboratorio, robots comunistas y reproducción 'in vitro'. Sin embargo, detrás del texto y de su carácter visionario hay una mente científica cuya firma no aparece junto a la del político: la de su asesor Frederick Lindemann.
science  politics 
16 days ago
Fontana, la pel·lícula del segle XX
Entrevista. La lluita entre la cobdícia de l'1% i la vida decent del 99%.
history  politics  fb 
18 days ago
Against Expressive Social Media
The hyperlinked web was replaced by Usenet plus surveillance.
internet  socialnetworks 
29 days ago
La brecha digital es ya una brecha escolar
Sorpasso de la escuela por el hogar y de la pública por la privada.
education 
5 weeks ago
Hopefully Your Dog Doesn't Think You're Kind of a Jerk
Dogs and monkeys emotional response to antisocial manners.
animals 
5 weeks ago
Things Every Hacker Once Knew
Facts about ASCII, terminals, RS-232 and related technologies. Eric S. Raymond.
technology 
6 weeks ago
MOOCs: A Postmortem
Coursera, Udacity, etc., are dead as university competitors.
MOOC  university 
6 weeks ago
Les regles del joc del cooperativisme de plataforma
Alternatives a l'economia de plataforma d'Uber, Airbnb o BlaBlaCar.
economy 
6 weeks ago
The Philosophy of Teenage Language
Quine discovers the indeterminacy of cross-generational translation.
philosophy  fb 
6 weeks ago
Santa Cruz del Islote: a crowded utopia
Most densely populated island on Earth. 2.4 acres, 1,200 people.‬
islands 
7 weeks ago
¿Es su jefe incompetente o tiene un parásito en el cerebro?
Efectos de la toxoplasmosis en la personalidad de los líderes.
neurology 
7 weeks ago
The Real Name Fallacy
‪Mandatory real-name policy doesn't improve online behavior. But it's good for advertising.‬
socialnetworks 
11 weeks ago
The Biggest Technology Failures of 2016
From algorithms that spread fake news to glowing plants that don't glow.
technology 
12 weeks ago
Our Digital Idiocy
A dangerous retreat into the private sphere?
politics 
12 weeks ago
A history of global living conditions in 5 charts
200 years or data. Is the world getting better or worse?
history  data  fb 
12 weeks ago
Why time management is ruining our lives
Putting the burden of modern economy on our shoulders as individuals.
12 weeks ago
Blockchain Misconceptions and the Future of Education
Not self-executing nor free, and it can't store everything.
blockchain  education 
december 2016
CSS Reference
Visual guide to the most popular CSS properties.
css  design 
november 2016
Marcos Ana
Mil pesetas en flores. Y un ataúd.
november 2016
Why do dogs get bored with their toys?
Neophilia: they have a preference for novelty.
animals  fb 
november 2016
Who Will Command The Robot Armies?
Maciej Cegłowski. We innovated ourselves into this techno-mess.
politics  surveillance  technology 
november 2016
Clickclickclick.click
Revealing browser events used to monitor our online behaviour
surveillance 
november 2016
Pigs can be optimists or pessimists, scientists find
Some are go-getters, others are moody and see the glass as half-empty.
animals  psychology  fb 
november 2016
Identifying the Musical Tastes of Birds
A music streaming and recommendation service for birds.
animals  music  birds 
november 2016
Mistaken maps
Cartographers often made educated but wrong guesses. They also just made things up.
maps  fb 
november 2016
WaveFunctionCollapse
Bitmap & tilemap generation from a single example with the help of ideas from quantum mechanics.
art  graphics  programming  games 
november 2016
Les forques de la ira
Manuel Castells. I així va ser com un oligarca com Trump…
history  politics  EEUU 
november 2016
Numància, Sagunt i altres mites
"La Historia General de España" de Modesto Lafuente i el nacionalisme espanyol.
history  spain  fb 
november 2016
El fugaz romance entre Hollywood y la Unión Soviética
Publicidad del pacto con Stalin durante la II Guerra Mundial.
cinema  war  fb 
november 2016
A comprehensive guide to cognitive biases
Your brain doesn't want you to live in the real world.
psychology  fb 
october 2016
A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology
In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce, from App to Web.
education  technology  fb 
october 2016
Internet of Broken Things
A proprietary mess of interdependent services built on unstable business models.
IoT 
october 2016
En la era de la prosa cipotuda
Entre la virilidad y la rimbombancia, el neocolumnismo de extremo centro.
literature  fb 
october 2016
The problem for people isn't advertising. It's tracking.
No less an invasion of privacy than it is in homes, cars, purses, pants and wallets.
google  privacy  surveillance 
october 2016
The Sunken City of Baiae
A Roman vortex of luxury and harbor of vice.
fb 
october 2016
Els textos escrits delaten el sexe
Amb una precisió d’un 84% en articles periodístics.
sex  writing  fb 
october 2016
El que li deu el gènere a la gramàtica
La sexualització del món en el llenguatge.
language  sexism 
october 2016
The Wrecked Bomber of Huu Tiep Lake
Part of the “Christmas Bombing” campaign against North Vietnam.
war 
october 2016
For Alain Badiou, "Pokemon Go is the corruption of corruption"
Finding a good position or else stagnating in eternal adolescence.
philosophy  politics 
september 2016
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