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Rule of least power - Wikipedia
In programming, the rule of least power is a design principle that "suggests choosing the least powerful [computer] language suitable for a given purpose".
20 days ago
Terrace House: Japan's nice, calm Love Island antidote - BBC News
A bunch of beautiful singletons. One huge villa. Gorgeous sprawling views. And a quest to find love. But this isn't Love island - the tempestuous show that has the UK hooked - it's Terrace House, the reality show which has taken over Japan.
20 days ago
Three Identical Strangers: the bizarre tale of triplets separated at birth | Film | The Guardian
“Ideas are my bread and butter,” says film-maker Tim Wardle. “But it’s hard to find ideas that make you want to get out of bed at 3am and go film somewhere.
20 days ago
Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch
For over 50 years, Disneyland and its sister parks have been a showcase for increasingly technically proficient versions of its “animatronic” characters.
20 days ago
Work is only seen as virtuous today thanks to the pervasiveness of Judeo-Christian thinking — Quartz
Today, being a hard-worker is seen as commendable, almost virtuous. “Get a job” is an insult intended to insinuate that someone is lazy and contributing little to society, while “hard-working folk” are considered morally decent citizens. It wasn’t always that way.
20 days ago
Awkwafina: ‘I was always the crazy one, the funny one. I’d do anything for a laugh’ | Film | The Guardian
The front desk clerk at the Beverly Hills Hotel is polite but puzzled. “Nora Lum? No, we have no one staying here of that name.” How about Awkwafina, I ask, spelling it out for him. He looks at me as though he thinks I might be messing with him.
20 days ago
'It's nothing like a broken leg': why I'm done with the mental health conversation | Society | The Guardian
I am bleeding from the wrists in a toilet cubicle of the building I have therapy in, with my junior doctor psychiatrist peering over the top of the door, her lanyards clanking against the lock. Her shift finished half an hour earlier.
20 days ago
James Acaster: ‘Brexiteers get amazingly angry about my tea joke’ | Stage | The Guardian
Kettering-born James Acaster, 33, a drummer turned comic, has been nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award a record five consecutive times. His current Netflix mini-series, Repertoire, comprises four hour-long standup performances. He is appearing at the Latitude festival, Suffolk, on 14 July.
20 days ago
Japanese fall for tranquil reality of Terrace House, the polite answer to Love Island
It has none of the flesh and muscle-flexing of Love Island, the tantrums of Big Brother or the hideous challenges of I’m a Celebrity, yet Terrace House has taken Japan by storm. Even though not much seems to happen.
20 days ago
500px will no longer allow photographers to license their photos under Creative Commons - The Verge
Photography platform 500px will no longer allow photographers to license their photos under a Creative Commons license, and is removing the functionality to search and download such images.
20 days ago
A new bird species has evolved on Galapagos and scientists watched it happen
For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a completely new species, in the wild, in real-time. And it took just two generations.
evolution  science 
december 2017
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor - VICE
Once upon a time, long before I began selling my face by the acre for features on VICE dot com, I worked other jobs. There was one in particular that really had an impact on me: writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor.
tripadvisor 
december 2017
Best Of 2017: PODCASTS | www.mnftiu.cc
From downloading your favorite episodes, to listening to a new download of your podcast, 2017 was a banner year for the podcast industry. Podcasts have never been more popular or more influential, and the statistics to back up this claim are freely available to anyone who cares to learn more.
podcasting 
december 2017
The Rise Of Rose: How A Badass Nerd Became The New “Star Wars” Lead
Two years ago, all of Kelly Marie Tran’s dreams came true: She got the career break of a lifetime and landed the new lead role of Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she moved to London and got to work with some of her personal heroes (Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and actor Laura Dern
kelly  marie  tran  rose  tico  star  wars 
december 2017
Silicon Valley Techies Still Think They're the Good Guys. They're Not. | WIRED
We are all sick of the jokes that no longer feel funny: lines about the lack of women in tech, about obscenely rich 20-somethings, about awkward coders with bad people skills, about “hustling” and growth at any cost. It all feels inappropriate.
culture  tech  technology 
december 2017
Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films | Society | The Guardian
The French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo spent almost an entire film – the 1960s classic À Bout du Souffle (Breathless) – with a Gauloise dangling from his lips. Audrey Tautou portrayed the designer Coco Chanel pinning haute couture dresses while smoking.
cinema  france 
november 2017
These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes | Science | AAAS
Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man’s waist.
dog  history 
november 2017
Pianist Yuja Wang Interview and Profile
Across various industries and worlds, there's a goal that's easily translatable: to excel.
music  portrait  yuja  wang 
november 2017
How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song - Motherboard
I’d never thought much about the hit 1982 tune by California rock band Toto. “Africa” had always kind of just been there. But one day, seemingly apropos of nothing, the song sprung itself on me and I was hooked.
music  toto 
november 2017
The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures | Books | The Guardian
The author’s ‘artist of choice’ Paul Kidby introduces some of the images he produced during their decades-long collaboration
art  illustration  terry  pratchett 
november 2017
'Sweet, innocent, good at ping pong? Screw that!' The new show savaging Chinese stereotypes | Television & radio | The Guardian
Tired of being cast as gymnasts or great table tennis players, the women behind new sitcom Chinese Burn shaved their heads and came out fighting ‘Chinese girls,” says the voiceover. “Sweet, innocent, submissive Chinese girls.
china 
november 2017
Inside the Obnoxious World of the 'Rich Girls of China' on Instagram
There’s no doubt that the young elite in China just love showing off their “blessed” lives on social media.
china  instagram  rich  people 
november 2017
The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough | Vanity Fair
Many people imagine 19th-century antebellum America as a frontier fantasia: men with handlebar mustaches sitting in dusty saloons, kicking back moonshine whiskey, as a piano player picks out tunes in the background.
social  media  twitter 
november 2017
The 'Asian-ification' of Beauty | Global Currents | BoF
LONDON, United Kingdom — You’d be forgiven for thinking that ginseng, mushrooms, bamboo, bird’s nest and pig collagen are an old family recipe for slow-cooked Oriental stew. But in fact, these ingredients are as common in some beauty regimes as they are on the dinner table.
asia  beauty 
november 2017
An Introduction to CSS Grid Layout: Part 1 – Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
This is the first post in a two-part series for getting started with CSS Grid Layout. If you are interesting in learning more about CSS Grid and the new CSS Grid Layout feature in Firefox, visit the Firefox DevTools Playground. CSS Grid Layout is completely changing the game for web design.
css  grid  frontend  web  development 
november 2017
Adding a custom shruggie button to your keyboard is the only worthwhile lifehack — Quartz
The shruggie is perfect. Want to end a conversation? Reply with a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Don’t know where to go for lunch? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Asked where everyone in the office suddenly went? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
shruggy 
november 2017
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