Mark Fisher’s “K-Punk” and the Futures That Have Never Arrived
It is difficult to separate Fisher’s own struggles with depression from his critical outlook; he was not inclined to do so, in any case, frequently blogging about the relationship between mental health and modern life. “The depressive,” Fisher writes, is one who is “totally dislocated from the world”—who does not labor under the fantasy that “there is some home within the current order that can still be preserved and defended.” What is the connection between close scrutiny of society and your ability to live within it? A sense of tragedy hangs over “K-Punk,” shadowing his beautiful, impassioned sentences about how the future promised to us by fantasy novels and utopian pop music “no longer seems possible.” Perhaps his own words apply here, too: “When pop can no longer muster a nihilation of the World, a nihilation of the Possible, then it will only be the ghosts that are worthy of our time.”
blogging  articles  politics  netcritique 
21 hours ago
Sweden's Anti-Immigration Wave Is Based on a Failure to Integrate
Rising nationalists are wrong to blame the recent wave of migrants. But the rest of Sweden must own up to an even harder problem.
sweden  swedish  economics  articles 
Ocean Air Cycles Rambler
Sizing will be very similar to what you may ride with a Rivendell or Surly Long Haul Trucker. For example I ride a 63 or 64 on my Roadeo and Eisentraut, the 63 above is designed around my needs and fits like a custom with a perfect fist full of seat post exposed.
bikes  frames  cycling 
3 days ago
Threadless and Quill Stems
In the late 80s, the rise of mountain bikes brought the first major change in headsets: the increase in diameter from 1-in. to 1 1/8-in. […] In the 1990s came the threadless headsets with stems that bolt onto the outside of the steerer, rather than quill stems being inserted and tightened with an expander wedge inside the steerer.
bikes  history  cycling  blog-posts  stems 
4 days ago
Who are the gilets jaunes and what do they want?
A poll for Harris Interactive conducted after the violence on 1 December in Paris found 72% of French people continued to support the gilets jaunes but 85% said they disagreed with the violence in Paris.
politics  france  articles  environment  cars  transportation 
4 days ago
Introducing the filmic module in darktable
Following up on the matter of making darktable’s editing workflow more efficient, and images look better, my last module was merged yesterday into master. It is based on Troy Sobotska’s plugin for Blender, and on my previous work on the logarithmic tone-mapping all boundled at once. Is is intended to fit with my other change of the color balance module 49. These two can replace a lot of silly things inside darktable and don’t mess-up the colors as most Lab module do, or the whole pipe as the base curve do (please, folks, stop using that nonsense). As usual, it is packed with optimizers that try to guess the best parameters from readings in the image, to spare you the hassle of pushing forward and backward every slider forever.
darktable  digital-imaging  photography  software  open-source  forum-posts 
5 days ago
Goodbye, EdgeHTML
From a business point of view Microsoft’s decision may well make sense. Google is so close to almost complete control of the infrastructure of our online lives that it may not be profitable to continue to fight this. The interests of Microsoft’s shareholders may well be served by giving up on the freedom and choice that the internet once offered us. Google is a fierce competitor with highly talented employees and a monopolistic hold on unique assets. Google’s dominance across search, advertising, smartphones, and data capture creates a vastly tilted playing field that works against the rest of us.
chrome  microsoft  browser  mozilla  firefox  blog-posts  future 
8 days ago
Stavanger Outback MY18
...plus Schutzbleche, Gepäckträger etc.
photos  cycling  bikes 
10 days ago
A better, more positive Tumblr
Starting December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. Community members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes time.
tumblr  porn  blog-posts  socialmedia 
10 days ago
Functional bikes. Not Porn not Anti
Certain bikes just don't fit in either the Porn or Anti threads but deserve appreciation for their function rather than their form.
forum-posts  photos  bikes  cycling 
10 days ago
Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo
Are you sitting comfortably? Many people are not – and they insist that the way we’ve been going to the toilet is all wrong.
history  ergonomics  health  articles 
10 days ago
Bridging the Gap between Technology and Progressive Politics in Europe
The text below is a proposal, a strategic contribution and we are curious what you make of the ideas and questions we raise. For sure there are more topics and angles that could be added. Do you see any possibility for funding such an effort to come together? Should this be a festival, a translocal network, a support campaign for various movements? Please join the discussion and let us know what you think and if you want to get involved.
netcritique  socialmedia  blog-posts  politics 
10 days ago
Securing Your Site like It’s 1999
Running a website in the early years of the web was a scary business. The web was an evolving medium, and people were finding new uses for it almost every day. From book stores to online auctions, the web was an expanding universe of new possibilities.
webdev  history  security  blog-posts 
10 days ago
SRAM Eagle Review, GX vs X01 + Touring on 1x12
With the gearing needed for loaded bikepacking, SRAM’s 12-speed drivetrains are without a doubt intriguing. And, as more affordable groups and parts emerge, 1×12 is becoming increasingly attractive to bikepackers looking for a modern drivetrain. After 2,500+ miles on the Eagle X01 group and putting the 12-speed Eagle GX drivetrain through its paces in Georgia and Armenia, here’s our full review, complete with a detailed comparison, drawbacks, and a tuning how-to…
blog-posts  cycling  reviews  gearing 
10 days ago
A cure for HIV is in sight as science chases the holy grail
Medical research enters a new era to find ways to eradicate HIV from infected populations.
science  medicine  health  articles 
10 days ago
Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10
Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.
windows10  windows  microsoft  browser  chrome  blog-posts 
10 days ago
Replicant is a fully free Android distribution running on several devices.
os  android  open-source 
10 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Bordsvatten
Bordsvatten är vatten som serveras som dryck till bords.
fun  language  drinks  water  swedish  wiki 
10 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Exploding tree
Exploding trees also occur during forest fires and are a risk to smokejumpers. In Australia, the native eucalyptus trees are also known to explode during bush fires due to the high flammability of vaporised eucalyptus oil produced by the tree naturally.
wiki  fire  tree 
10 days ago
Github.com: Archive Now (archivenow)
Archive Now (archivenow) currently is configured to push resources into six public web archives. You can easily add more archives by writing a new archive handler (e.g., myarchive_handler.py) and place it inside the folder "handlers".
open-source  cli  software  archiving  preservation  archive.org  automation 
12 days ago
'It’s the only way forward': Madrid bans polluting vehicles from city centre
All petrol vehicles registered before 2000 and diesel ones registered before 2006 will be banned from the area, unless they are used by residents of the area or meet other exemptions.
cities  environment  health  vehicles  articles 
12 days ago
Inside the British Army's secret information warfare machine
They are soldiers, but the 77th Brigade edit videos, record podcasts and write viral posts. Welcome to the age of information warfare.
war  marketing  socialmedia  articles 
12 days ago
Torbjörn Tännsjö om klimatkrisen och global despoti
Inför klimatmötet i Katowice anger den internationella klimatpanelen IPPC att vi har högst tio år till vårt förfogande för de drastiska nedskärningar som erfordras, om vi ska undvika en process som kan leda till oåterkalleliga effekter. […] Den enkla förklaring många kommit fram till är denna. Vi står här inför ett kollektivt beslutsproblem, som vi inte kan hantera med hjälp av existerande institutioner. Vad som erfordras är kollektivt globalt handlande, men det finns ingen kollektiv global makt som kan ta sig an det. Vad vi måste förlita oss på är samverkan mellan oberoende stater. En sådan samverkan har i hanteringen av ett problem som detta en inbyggd svaghet. Varje nation vill göra så litet som möjligt för egen del, samtidigt som man vill att de andra ska bära olika bördor. Vi känner problemet som allmänningens problem. Varje nation bidrar till utsläppen, men de egna utsläppen är försumbara i det stora hela. Man vinner inget för egen del med att upphöra med dem. Det är ingen djärv gissning att mötet i Katowice kommer att bli ett fiasko. […] Jag tror fortfarande att en sådan global demokrati skulle kunna rädda oss ur vårt kollektiva existentiella predikament. Ett problem är emellertid att tiden nu förefaller vara så knapp. Och samma problem som hindrar oss från att hantera problemet med den globala uppvärmningen hindrar oss också från att etablera den globala demokratin. Kanske kunde vi göra det, om vi fick hundratals år till vårt förfogande. Vi har emellertid inte den tid vi behöver. Något måste ske raskt. Etablerande av global styrelse får ske genom en kupp, ett slags existentiellt språng, där de suveräna nationalstaterna tvingas upphöra att finnas till. En global regering i form av en global despoti tar över. Demokratin får komma sedan, i form av ett långsiktigt reformprojekt, ungefär som demokratin etablerats inom existerande icke demokratiska nationalstater. Det känns konstigt att behöva säga något sådant, och det strider helt mot min argumentation i den ovan nämnda boken, men jag tror att lösningen på problemet måste vara inte global demokrati utan global despoti. Ja, det är inte bara en rekommendation, utan rent av en förutsägelse. Om mänskligheten alls kommer att räddas, vilket är högst osäkert, så kommer det att ske med hjälp av en global upplyst despotisk styrelse. Min förhoppning är nu att då havsnivåerna stigit med flera meter, då flyktingströmmarna och försörjningsläget på många delar av vårt klot blivit problematiskt, kommer någon existerande global politisk struktur att träda in, ta det globala kommandot och reda upp situationen. Och jag hoppas att tiden då inte är ute. [ https://web.archive.org/web/20181203093222/https://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/sa-kan-klimatkrisen-leda-fram-till-en-global-despoti/ ]
environment  swedish  articles  future 
12 days ago
Saving the digital world
A growing proportion of global culture exists only online, presenting a challenge to those tasked with maintaining the historical record.
preservation  archiving  articles  work 
12 days ago
Decline in cardiorespiratory fitness in the Swedish working force between 1995 and 2017
Between 1995 and 2017, there was a steady and pronounced decline in mean cardiorespiratory fitness in Swedish adults. Male gender, young age, short education, and living in a rural area were predictive of greater reductions. The proportion with low cardiorespiratory fitness almost doubled. Given the strong associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and multiple morbidities and mortality, preventing further decreases is a clear public health priority, especially for vulnerable groups.
health  sweden  science  exercise 
12 days ago
Portal for the C64
Portal, for the C64, was written by Myself, with Graphics by Del Seymour and Music by Roy Widding, all rights to the characters and storyline etc belong to Valve, this is purely a fan homage to such a great game.
c64  software  games 
12 days ago
F-droid.org: dandelion*
A client for the community-run, distributed social network diaspora*.
software  android  open-source  socialmedia  decentralization 
12 days ago
Vimeo.com: OBSCURA
While working with wet plate collodion Ruhter came up with an idea to show the world the beauty of these objects in a size that was deemed impossible. This led him and the Silver & Light Team to a forgotten town on the edge of the Salton Sea called Bombay Beach, located in California’s Imperial Valley. The idea was to create a camera out of an abandoned house. The structure would serve as the framework for the camera. Instead of focusing on the decay from the outside, this house camera allowed a view from the inside into someone’s dream. Once the giant lens was placed on the front of the house, images of Ted, a 100 year old resident who recently found himself homeless, were projected in, breathing new life into this abandoned structure and once again making it a home. During this brief moment in time when Ted’s photograph was captured, he was present in both places. In reality, he was homeless in the outside world. However, the projected image simultaneously allowed him to be sitting in the living room where he was once again home. because the surface of the plate is highly reflective the life sized plate serves as a mirror, allowing one to reflect upon where they will be in the twilight of their life.
photography  alt-process  videos  documentaries 
14 days ago
Study shows 60% of Britons believe in conspiracy theories
Leavers more likely to doubt immigration figures and think there is a plot to make Muslims the majority in UK.
articles  conspiracy  stats  england 
15 days ago
Archive.org: Stockholm Attack 2017 Ids : Andreas Segerberg
On 7 April 2017, in central Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, a hijacked lorry was deliberately driven into crowds along Drottninggatan (Queen Street) before being crashed through a corner of an Åhléns department store. Five people were killed and 14 others were seriously injured. Police considered the attack an act of terrorism. The Stockholm-attack-2017-ids.txt contains tweet identifiers for 1067963 tweets that mentioned or tagged one or more of the following…
history  twitter  preservation  terrorism  sweden  archive.org 
15 days ago
Han vill slopa anonymiteten på nätet
”[…] grundläggande felet är att vi har en anonymitet på internet.”
law  police  articles  swedish  sweden  identity  internet 
17 days ago
Discontinued annotations editor on May 2, 2017
We will stop showing existing annotations to viewers starting January 15, 2019. All existing annotations will be removed.
youtube  google  video  blog-posts  preservation  metadata 
17 days ago
Internet är trasigt
Silicon Valleys drömmande visionärer skulle rädda demokratin och frälsa världen, men istället har deras uppfinningar banat väg för en antidemokratisk revolution som nu tycks hota hela vår mänskliga civilisation. Vad var det som gick så fel?
books  swedish  netcritique  internet 
19 days ago
Internet är inte trasigt
Då: Historien var slut och internet skulle demokratisera det offentliga samtalet. Nu: Demokratin är på reträtt och sociala medier skapar pogromer. Med utgångspunkt i två aktuella böcker och Michael Bays Transformers försöker Johannes Klenell förstå vad som hände.
netcritique  swedish  internet  articles  books  history 
19 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Belial
Belial is a term occurring in the Hebrew Bible which later became personified as the devil in Jewish and Christian texts.
religion  wiki  history 
20 days ago
Sweden’s Push to Get Rid of Cash Has Some Saying, ‘Not So Fast’
Cash is disappearing in the country faster than anyone thought it would. Now, officials are trying to slow its demise as they determine the societal costs.
articles  bank  economics  money  sweden 
20 days ago
E-handel exploderade på Black Fridays första timme
Mellan klockan 00.00–01.00 ökade försäljningen med 1 700 procent jämfört med en genomsnittlig dag, enligt Klarna. Och jämfört med förra årets Black Friday såldes 50 procent mer under den första timmen.
articles  stats  environment  business  swedish  sweden 
21 days ago
Sound Practices: On-line Audio Exhibits and the Cultural Heritage Archive
This paper examines the functionality of twenty-five on-line Web exhibits in their use of audio media, against a backdrop of the changing character of archives in the age of virtual access to primary materials. Each Web exhibit is scored against a matrix measuring specific aspects of audio performance. The scores are compiled, ranked, and analyzed. Based on these scores, the state of audio technology, and insights provided by digital archival preservation, a set of standards is proposed as a starting point for archives to use in increasing audio exhibit performance.
webdev  exhibitions  museum  work  science 
22 days ago
Velo Orange Tall-Stack Stem, 31.8mm
The VO Tall-Stack Stem offers a super clean look on a modern bike. The angle is 17 degrees, so the stem is level on most frames. Available in polished Silver and Noir. The stem is cold forged alloy with a polished finish.
bikes  cycling 
23 days ago
Doogie — A Power Browser
Doogie is a Chromium-based web browser with tree-style pages. It is built using CEF and Qt. The primary goal is to make a browser that functions more like an IDE. In an era where web browsers continually remove or hide UI, Doogie aims to make it more visible and allow easier cross-contextual browsing. Read the user guide or the FAQ.
open-source  browser  software  linux  windows 
24 days ago
Firefox Profilemaker
Welcome to the Firefox Profilemaker! This tool will help you to create a Firefox profile with the defaults you like.
firefox  tools  browser 
24 days ago
How do you use the internet mindfully?
We are partnering with Are.na, a platform for creative thinking and collaborative research, to co-organize a Library of Practical and Conceptual Resources. The Library is intended to create space for healthy reflection on our online habits, as well as to spur creative thought and action.
internet  netcritique  art  psychology 
25 days ago
ReFS integrity is not on by default
So how do I trigger a scrub, a check of all checksums? Ha ha ha, you can’t. Because Microsoft is retarded. They’re going with the bullshit “Oh you don’t need to!”, completely ignoring that what I want to find out is if my physical disks are failing, or have corrupted data.
checksum  filesystems  microsoft  windows  security  blog-posts 
25 days ago
Imdb.com: Explained (TV Series 2018– )
A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.
26 days ago
Free to watch on YouTube
Ad supported movies on YouTube.
movies  youtube  videos 
26 days ago
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