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Apple removes game after Chinese company cloned, trademarked, requested takedown (www.reddit.com)
First To File Versus First To Use (www.trademarknow.com)
The debate between which countries are ‘first to file’ and ‘first to use’ is partially a misnomer from the outset in the sense that the rights to all trademarks are dependent on use - ‘use it or lose it’ is a pertinent expression in this context.
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. was the first of a series of ongoing lawsuits between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics regarding the design of smartphones and tablet computers; between them, the companies made more than half of smartphones sold worldwide as of July 2012.[1] In the spring of 2011, Apple began litigating against Samsung in patent infringement suits, while Apple and Motorola Mobility were already engaged in a patent wa...
Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets - Slashdot (apple.slashdot.org)
mystikkman writes "In the latest patent suit to hit the smartphone industry, Apple is suing Samsung, alleging the Galaxy line of phones and tablets infringe on a number of Apple's patents. 'Samsung's Galaxy Tab computer tablet also slavishly copies a combination of several elements of the Apple Prod...
Apple must show patents valid in Samsung case: judge (www.reuters.com)
A U.S. judge said that Samsung Electronic's Galaxy tablets infringe Apple I...
132-page document shows full extent of iPhone's influence on Samsung interface design (www.theverge.com)
A 132-page document admitted into evidence in the Apple vs Samsung trial paints a picture of Apple’s better user experience and changes Samsung needed to make in order to improve its own products. In most cases, these "Directions for Improvement" amounted to adding features or details where Apple’s interface was superior, and subtracting those things that made Samsung's interface appear complex in comparison.
Berne Convention - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
'Bula' trademarked by US businessman (www.rnz.co.nz)
A United States businessman has trademarked the word "Bula".
Fiji government to fight trademarking of 'bula' (www.rnz.co.nz)
The Fiji government says it's preparing to fight a US businessman's trademarking of the word "bula."
Bill Hicks - War In Iraq (www.youtube.com)
Get the full video here: http://amzn.to/HHdI2E
Rhodesian Ridgeback - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
r/gamedev - Apple removed my game from the app store because some company in China made a clone, trademarked the name we were already using, and then asked Apple to take down my game. (www.reddit.com)
2,927 votes and 349 comments so far on Reddit
Burger King (Mattoon, Illinois) - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Burger King is a restaurant founded by the Hoots family and operated by Burger King LLC of Illinois in Mattoon, Illinois, United States; it is not related to the fast food chain Burger King. The restaurant's founders claim it is the "original" Burger King and predates the fast food chain. A 1968 court case between this restaurant and the larger Burger King chain is a well-known case in United States trademark law regarding the Lanham Act.
Common law - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
In law, common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The defining characteristic of “common law” is that it arises as precedent. In cases where the parties disagree on what the law is, a common law court looks to past precedential decisions of relevant courts, and synthesizes the principles of those past cases a...
Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple to Proceed (www.nytimes.com)
Plaintiffs argued that the technology giant had used its monopoly power to raise the prices of iPhone apps.
Learn more about iCloud in China mainland (support.apple.com)
Learn about the changes to iCloud services in China mainland.
Trademark Protection By Use or By Registration - FindLaw (smallbusiness.findlaw.com)
Legal protection for a trademark can come about in two ways: By actual and legitimate use of the mark. By registration of the mark, at the federal level (with the
r/gamedev - Apple removed my game from the app store because some company in China made a clone, trademarked the name we were already using, and then asked Apple to take down my game. (www.reddit.com)
2,937 votes and 349 comments so far on Reddit
WIPO | Madrid – The International Trademark System (www.wipo.int)
A convenient, cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide.
IP Guide | Trademark in China| Trademark registration in China – cost, procedure, filing requirements (www.ip-coster.com)
Information related to the trademark registration in China, filing and prosecution of a trademark application in China, cost for registration, description of a trademark system in China
When in Rome, do as the Romans do - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The shittiest project I ever worked on (2013) (blog.plover.com)
Cassandra - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Cassandra or Kassandra (Ancient Greek: Κασσάνδρα, pronounced [kassándra], also Κασάνδρα), also known as Alexandra, was a daughter of King Priam and of Queen Hecuba of Troy in Greek mythology.
The Worst Job in the World (www.art.net)
Being a Unix system administrator is like being a tech in a biological warfare laboratory, except that none of the substances are labeled consistently, any of the compounds are just as likely to kill you by themselves as they are when mixed with one another, and it is never clear what distinction is made between a catastrophic failure in the lab and a successful test in the field. But I don't want to tell you about biological warfare, I want...
The Huawei Disaster Reveals Google’s Iron Grip on Android (onezero.medium.com)
BlackBerry 10 - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
BlackBerry 10 is a proprietary mobile operating system for the BlackBerry line of smartphones, both developed by BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research In Motion). BlackBerry 10 is based on QNX, a Unix-like operating system that was originally developed by QNX Software Systems until the company was acquired by BlackBerry in April 2010.[4]
H.264 Is Magic (2016) (sidbala.com)
VP9 encoding/decoding performance vs. HEVC/H.264 | Ronald S. Bultje (blogs.gnome.org)
A while ago, I posted about ffvp9, FFmpeg‘s native decoder for the VP9 video codec, which significantly outperforms Google’s decoder (part of libvpx). We also talked about encoding performance (quality, mainly), and showed VP9 significantly outperformed H.264, although it was much slower. The elephant-in-the-room question since then has always been: what about HEVC? I couldn’t address this question back then, because the blog post was primarily a...
SVT-VP9 Is Intel's Latest Open-Source Video Encoder Yielding High Performance VP9 - Phoronix (www.phoronix.com)
HEVC Video Codecs Comparison 2018 (Thirteen MSU Video Codec Comparison) (www.compression.ru)
Hot news:
HEVC Video Codecs Comparison 2018 (Thirteen MSU Video Codec Comparison) (www.compression.ru)
Hot news:
Encode with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) in Compressor 4.4 (support.apple.com)
Encode video in the High Efficiency Video Coding format (HEVC, also known as H.265) for file sizes up to 40 percent smaller than H.264, while preserving the same visual quality.
What You Need to Know About HEVC Video in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 (www.macrumors.com)
With the arrival of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple is supporting a new video format called HEVC, which replaces the previous standard most...
Guide to HEVC/H.265 Encoding and Playback (www.techspot.com)
HEVC's main advantage over H.264 is that it offers roughly double the compression ratio for the same quality. This means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality, or the same amount of space with improved quality.
Intel Quick Sync Video - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Intel Quick Sync Video is Intel's brand for its dedicated video encoding and decoding hardware core. Quick Sync was introduced with the Sandy Bridge CPU microarchitecture on 9 January 2011, and has been found on the die of Intel products ever since.
Nyquist rate - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Perilous Fall of Pixelon (www.wired.com)
To say things have not been going well lately for Internet video firm Pixelon.com would be, by nearly all counts, a huge understatement. The 2-year-old firm — famous for throwing the most extravagant launch party in the short but decadent history of dot-com startups — has faced a double whammy of woe and misfortune in \[…\]
Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues (www.nytimes.com)
Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims (www.eff.org)
EFF's case challenging NSA spying, Jewel v. NSA, has come further than any case trying to end the government's mass surveillance programs. Our clients have survived multiple efforts by the government to end the case, and they continue to push for their day in court. As a result, we're no stranger...
Murder of Yvonne Fletcher - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
OHCHR | UN experts urge UK to honour rights obligations and let Mr. Julian Assange leave Ecuador embassy in London freely (www.ohchr.org)
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Does The Constitution Protect Non-Citizens? Judges Say Yes (www.forbes.com)
Non-citizens have rights, too -- even under the U.S. Constitution.
Romanian Revolution - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Kleindienst v. Mandel - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Kleindienst v. Mandel, 408 U.S. 753 (1972), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the United States Attorney General has the right to refuse somebody's entry to the United States, as he has been empowered to do so in 212 (a) (28) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952.
Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence (www.nytimes.com)
The Army intelligence analyst convicted in a 2010 leak of security documents is set to be freed this May instead of in 2045.
Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case (www.theguardian.com)
Judge Claude Hilton orders Manning, who says she objects to the secrecy of grand jury process, to jail after brief hearing on Friday
Chelsea Manning jailed again as she refuses to testify before grand jury (www.theguardian.com)
Former army private says she would ‘rather starve to death’ than cooperate in growing battle of wills
Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Rich to Cover for Russians (www.thedailybeast.com)
Julian Assange repeatedly blamed Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, for Russia’s leaks. The Mueller report shows that Assange was lying from the start.
Unproved Claims Re-Emerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know (www.npr.org)
Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.
The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory (www.snopes.com)
Russian government agencies actively promoted a now-debunked conspiracy theory that a murdered DNC staffer leaked e-mails to WikiLeaks.
That Time Fox News Retracted Their Story Linking Seth Rich's Murder to Leaked E-mails (www.snopes.com)
A year after retracting the conspiracy-tainted story and vowing to investigate the matter further, Fox News has not issued an update.
July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Daniel Ellsberg Speaks Out on the Arrest of Julian Assange (progressive.org)
“Without whistleblowers we would not have a democracy. And there have to be people to distribute work and publish it.”
Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy (www.bbc.com)
What in the World: A new report finds that an elite few dominate US policy, the human error behind South Korea's ferry tragedy, and Algeria's uneasy status quo election.
Study: Politicians Vote Against the Will of Their Constituents 35 Percent of the Time - (promarket.org)
New Stigler Center working paper: “To the extent that legislators represent majority opinion, it happens largely because legislators share the opinions of their constituents, not because legislators seek to reflect constituent opinion.”     In March, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a bill that repealed Obama-era regulations that would have prevented internet providers from storing and selling their customers’ browsing hist...
Citizens United v. FEC - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
Full text of ""Limit CIA To Intel" -Harry S Truman" (archive.org)
Ecuador inks $4.2 billion financing deal with IMF: Moreno (www.reuters.com)
Ecuador has reached a $4.2 billion staff-level financing deal with the Internati...
Ecuador Jilted Assange as It Sought to Build Ties With U.S. (www.wsj.com)
Ecuador President Lenín Moreno, who described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a “stone in our shoe,” changed the political tone of his anti-U.S. predecessor as he began negotiating a trade accord with Washington.
Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange (www.cnbc.com)
During a 2017 meeting with Ecuador's incoming president, Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort tried to negotiate a deal that would see Ecuador get economic concessions from Washington in exchange for Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange, according to The New York Times.
What is behind Britain's IS duo decision? (www.bbc.co.uk)
Is the government's real motivation to avoid prosecuting the two men in the UK?
Repatriation of Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad al-Zery - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Leaders | Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com)
Definition of paranoia: supporters of Julian Assange | Nick Cohen (www.theguardian.com)
Nick Cohen: The right does not have a monopoly on paranoia, as the conspiratorial fantasies of the backers of Julian Assange show
RSF calls on the UK to protect role of journalistic sources in treatment of Julian Assange | Reporters without borders (rsf.org)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London for alleged breach of bail. He was taken into police custody on 11 April after being evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he had been living for nearly seven years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the UK to prioritise the principles of freedom of expression and protection of the role of journalism, including journalistic sources, in their treatment of Assange. On 11 April...
The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom (theintercept.com)
The Trump DOJ is exploiting animosity toward Assange to launch a thinly disguised effort to criminalize core functions of investigative journalism.
Thermonuclear weapon - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
A thermonuclear weapon, or fusion weapon, is a second-generation nuclear weapon design. Its greater sophistication over pure fission weapons may afford it vastly greater destructive power than first-generation atomic bombs, a more compact size, a lower mass or a combination of these benefits. Modern fusion weapons consist essentially of two main components: a nuclear fission primary stage (fueled by uranium-235 or plutonium-239) and a separate nu...
History of the Teller–Ulam design - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Famous. Rich. Powerful. Missing. (www.wsj.com)
In China, making an example of someone to intimidate others into compliance is an age-old tradition with its own proverb: “Kill the chicken to scare the monkeys.” Lately, the Communist Party has used a number of high-profile disappearances to do that on a wide scale.
Causeway Bay Books disappearances - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Extradition - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Extradition is an act where one jurisdiction delivers a person accused or convicted of committing a crime in another jurisdiction, over to their law enforcement. It is a cooperative law enforcement process between the two jurisdictions and depends on the arrangements made between them. Besides the legal aspects of the process, extradition also involves the physical transfer of custody of the person being extradited to the legal authority of the r...
List of United States extradition treaties - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The following is a list of United States extradition treaties:
New York Times Admits Reason For Delay In Delivering NSA Wiretapping Story (www.npr.org)
NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses new information on why The New York Times sat on the story for a year.
Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist (www.theguardian.com)
Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’
LoganCIJ16: Reports from the Front (www.youtube.com)
with Jacob Appelbaum, Eveline Lubbers, Nafeez Ahmed, Natalia Viana, Martin Welz Moderator: John Goetz While most mainstream newspapers are no longer committe...
Julian Assange, monk of the online age who thrives on intellectual battle (www.theguardian.com)
Carole Cadwalladr profiles Julian Assange, a founder of WikiLeaks thrust into the public eye over one of the biggest intelligence leaks of all time
Assange branded a 'narcissist' by judge who found him guilty (www.theguardian.com)
WikiLeaks founder’s claim he’d been denied a fair hearing were called ‘laughable’ in court
Tips (www.nytimes.com)
The New York Times is providing ways to get in touch and share materials with our journalists confidentially.
18919674885.pdf (drive.google.com)
Revealed: five men killed in past year after being deported from UK to Jamaica (www.theguardian.com)
Killings put pressure on Home Office to justify resumption of deportation charter flights
UK 'will not block death penalty for IS duo' (www.bbc.co.uk)
They could be tried in the US after the UK dropped its demand against the death penalty.
Special Counsel investigation (2017–2019) - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet (thehill.com)
FBI emails suggest that agency had doubts about Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier before citing it in warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA (thehill.com)
The FBI likely knew Christopher Steele was paid by a political client and facing an Election Day deadline to broadcast raw intelligence.
List of imprisoned spies - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Spying for other countries or groups is in many cases illegal and punishable by law. The following is a list of individuals that have either been imprisoned for spying, or individuals that have been arrested in connection to their spying activities.
N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal (www.nytimes.com)
The judges ruled that the U.S.A. Patriot Act cannot be legitimately interpreted to permit the systematic gathering of domestic calling records.
Starlink – SpaceX’s broadband internet system (www.starlink.com)
This woman drove her Tesla 20,396km around Australia (www.topgear.com)
Worried an electric car won’t have enough range for your 25-mile commute? Got range anxiety driving to Sainsbury's? Well, step aside. Sylvia Wilson has driven her Model S 75kW the entire perimeter of Australia.The fully electric saloon covered a ridiculous 20,396 kilometers (12,674 miles) in 110 days, making Sylvia the first woman to drive an electric car around Oz. Most impressively, the entire fuel bill for the journey was a measly $150.90 AUD,...
The Loneliest Road in America (www.youtube.com)
This isn't an ad, it isn't patreon supported. It's a trip that was important for me that I wanted to share. If you want to support the vlog, consider getting...
Countries with Satellite Phone Restrictions - Blog (www.outfittersatellite.com)
SpaceX launches Starlink mission, deploys 60 satellites [Updated] (arstechnica.com)
Guess who's back, back again. Sooty's back, tell a friend.
From Chicago To New York And Back In 8.5 Milliseconds (www.zerohedge.com)
Krypton - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
ABS-3A - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
ABS-3A is a communications satellite that is operated by Asia Broadcast Satellite, providing coverage in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as globally for TV distribution, cellular services, and maritime services.[2] The satellite is the first[3] commercial communications satellite in orbit to use electric propulsion, providing a significant weight savings.
SpaceX Webcast - ABS Eutelsat-1 Falcon 9 Launch March 2, 2015 (www.youtube.com)
SpaceX Webcast - ABS Eutelsat-1 Falcon 9 Launch Success! March 2, 2015 http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/megneous Facebook: https:/...
Guide Star Catalog - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
The Guide Star Catalog (GSC), also known as the Hubble Space Telescope, Guide Catalog (HSTGC), is a star catalog compiled to support the Hubble Space Telescope with targeting off-axis stars. GSC-I contained approximately 20,000,000 stars with apparent magnitudes of 6 to 15. GSC-II contains 945,592,683 stars out to magnitude 21. As far as possible, binary stars and non-stellar objects have been excluded or flagged as not meeting the requirements o...
Satellite GPS Receivers - General Dynamics Mission Systems (gdmissionsystems.com)
Over 20 years of providing high-reliability, space-hardened global positioning system (GPS) sensors for commercial and military low-earth orbit (LEO) users.
Deaths of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon were Dutch students who died on or shortly after April 1, 2014, while hiking in Panama. After an extensive search, portions of their bodies were found a few months later. Their cause of death could not be determined definitively, but Dutch authorities working with forensic and search-rescue investigators thought it likely the students had accidentally fallen from a cliff after becoming lost.[3] The circumstances and...
The geometry of an electron determined for the first time (www.unibas.ch)
Spherical harmonics - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
In mathematics and physical science, spherical harmonics are special functions defined on the surface of a sphere. They are often employed in solving partial differential equations that commonly occur in science. The spherical harmonics are a complete set of orthogonal functions on the sphere, and thus may be used to represent functions defined on the surface of a sphere, just as circular functions (sines and cosines) are used to represent funct...
Quantum computing for the very curious (quantum.country)
Presented in an experimental mnemonic medium that makes it almost effortless to remember what you read
Notre Dame is unstable: a strong wind could make the walls collapse, report says (www.theartnewspaper.com)
Construction 911 – Emergency Shoring Services Southern, CA. (construction911.com)
Emergency shoring, Construction 911 has the expertise required to secure a structure with shoring after a disaster or during renovations and construction.
Category:Interior of Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais - Wikimedia Commons (commons.wikimedia.org)
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Category:Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais - Wikimedia Commons (commons.wikimedia.org)
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Beauvais Cathedral - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is a Roman Catholic church in the northern town of Beauvais, France. It is the seat of the Bishop of Beauvais, Noyon, and Senlis. Construction was begun in the 13th-century. The cathedral is of the Gothic style. It consists only of a transept (16th-century) and choir, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels (13th-century), which are reached by an ambu...
St Anne’s, Limehouse – Julian Harrap Architects (www.julianharraparchitects.co.uk)
East London
PC Censor's Photoshop Churchill's Cigar - The International Churchill Society (winstonchurchill.org)
Spot the difference: How today’s airbrushing PC censors decided Churchill could do without his cigar   By Beth Hale   LONDON, 15 June 2010 (Daily Mail) The face is instantly familiar, the two-fingered salute unmistakable.   But are these actually the same photograph of Sir Winston Churchill? In the original photograph the war leader has …
Architecte en chef des monuments historiques — Wikipédia (fr.wikipedia.org)
Un architecte en chef des monuments historiques nationaux est, en France, un architecte spécialisé dans la restauration d'un édifice, d'un ensemble monumental ou dans la mise en valeur d'un site, classé pour sa valeur historique, archéologique, esthétique et/ou paysagère.
vincent callebaut proposes to unite notre dame's nave, roof, and spire (www.designboom.com)
 
Notre-Dame de Paris - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Vincent Callebaut Architectures (vincent.callebaut.org)
PALINGENESIS, VCA'S TRIBUT pl004 proj Vincent Callebau details
Architect unveils striking proposal for 'green' Notre Dame (www.cnn.com)
The rebuilt Notre Dame could feature a futuristic glass design, solar power, and an urban farm that supports vulnerable and homeless Parisians.
Louvre Pyramid - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Flying buttress - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The flying buttress (arc-boutant, arch buttress) is a specific form of buttress composed of an arch that extends from the upper portion of a wall to a pier of great mass, in order to convey to the ground the lateral forces that push a wall outwards, which are forces that arise from vaulted ceilings of stone and from wind-loading on roofs.[1]
Paolo Vannucci: “Notre-Dame non è ancora salva. Un collasso al livello della volta resta possibile” (www.repubblica.it)
Un mese dopo il rogo, l'ingegnere specializzato in matematica dei materiali che aveva allertato sui rischi dentro la cattedrale in caso di incendio ha
Brutalist cathedral in the UK opens to the public following renovation (www.wallpaper.com)
Architecture buffs might recognise the brutalist cathedral in Clifton, Bristol by its distinctive, irregular, elongated hexagonal floorplan. What many don’t know however, is that the iconic building has been suffering from water leakages for years, due...
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral | Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool - e-architect (www.e-architect.co.uk)
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, England - design by Frederick Gibberd, Architect - Liverpool Roman Catholic Cathedral, Paddy's Wigwam, Building, Architecture
Hallgrímskirkja - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
Hallgrímskirkja (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈhatl̥krimsˌcʰɪr̥ca], church of Hallgrímur) is a Lutheran (Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. At 74.5 metres (244 ft) high, it is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country.[1] The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614–1674), author of the Passion Hymns.[2]
Cathédrale d'Evry - Smartphone - Extérieur (cathedrale-evry.net)
Cathédrale d'Evry - Smartphone - Intérieur (cathedrale-evry.net)
Google Image Result for https://musiculla.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/cathedrals.jpg (www.google.com)
The two cathedrals, Liverpool, UK | The Enchanted Elysium
Liverpool Cathedral - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
St. Mary's Cathedral (東京カテドラル聖マリア大聖堂 Tōkyō Katedoraru Sei Maria Daiseidō) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo. It is located in the Sekiguchi neighborhood of Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (San Francisco, California) - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, also known locally as Saint Mary's Cathedral, is the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. It is the mother church of the Catholic faithful in the California counties of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo and is the metropolitan cathedral for the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. The Cathedral Clergy includes Reverend Arturo Albano...
The Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral) (christcathedralcalifornia.org)
Christ Cathedral is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Orange County who wants to see the region’s treasures. For the faithful, it is the endpoint of a pilgrimage. For others, it is an architectural wonder. And for all, it is the epicenter of a celebration of art and culture. Docents at the Cultural Center assure your visit aligns with your interests.
Anker... der Stein macht's! - Grundkasten 4 (www.ankerstein.de)
Seit �ber 125 Jahren werden Ankersteine nach traditionellem Rezept von Hand hergestellt. 100% nat�rliche Materialien, bestehend aus Kreide, Quarzsand, Farbpigmente und Lein�l, erf�llen h�chste �kologische Kriterien. Die hochwertigen, p�dagogisch wertvollen Anker-Steinbauk�sten sind Schatzkisten f�r gro�e und kleine Baumeister. Burgen, Pal�ste, T�rme, Br�cken� der Kreativit�t und Fantasie sind keine Grenzen gesetzt. Ankersteine sind langlebige Beg...
Anchor Stone Blocks - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Anchor Stone Blocks (German: Anker-Steinbaukasten) are components of stone construction sets made in Rudolstadt, Germany, marketed as a construction toy.
AnkerWiki - Gotische Kirche (www.ankerwiki.de)
Fred Hartjes' Anker page (www.nikhef.nl)
Last update April 26, 2012
1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
The 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and State (French: loi du 9 décembre 1905 concernant la séparation des Églises et de l'État) was passed by the Chamber of Deputies on 9 December 1905. Enacted during the Third Republic, it established state secularism in France. France was then governed by the Bloc des gauches (Left Coalition) led by Emile Combes. The law was based on three principles: the neutrality of the state, the freedom ...
Notre-Dame de Paris - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
How to factor 2048 bit RSA integers in 8 hours using 20M noisy qubits (scirate.com)
Austin Fowler: Why and how should we build a quantum computer? (www.youtube.com)
IQC visitor and UCSB researcher Austin Fowler describes the current state of knowledge on how to build a practical quantum computer. Find out more about IQC!...
D-Wave Systems - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Coordinates: 49°15′24″N 122°59′57″W / 49.256613°N 122.9990452°W / 49.256613; -122.9990452
The Case Against Quantum Computing (spectrum.ieee.org)
The proposed strategy relies on manipulating with high precision an unimaginably huge number of variables
How to factor 2048 bit RSA integers in 8 hours using 20 million noisy qubits (arxiv.org)
We significantly reduce the cost of factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms over finite fields on a quantum computer by combining techniques from Griffiths-Niu 1996, Zalka 2006, Fowler 2012, Ekerå-Håstad 2017, Ekerå 2017, Ekerå 2018, Gidney-Fowler 2019, Gidney 2019. We estimate the approximate cost of our construction using plausible physical assumptions for large-scale superconducting qubit platforms: a planar grid of qubits with ne...
Reversing cryptographic primitives using quantum computing (www.phdays.com)
Positive Hack Days is a unique global event. It is the only event which brings together the elite of the hackers' world, leaders of the information security industry and representatives of the Internet community to cooperate in addressing burning information security issues.
Ordinateurs quantiques et futur de la sécurité (speakerdeck.com)
Cette présentation introduira sans prérequis techniques et pour le plus grand nombre : • L'état de l'art des ordinateurs quantiques • les principes du calcul quantique • les puces quantiques et simulateurs accessibles au grand public • les progrès et records des technologies quantiques • les menaces sur les dispositifs de sécurité existant • les apports sécuritaires des technologies quantiques • la cryptographie post-quantique Elle perm...
Moving Camera, Moving People: A Deep Learning Approach to Depth Prediction (ai.googleblog.com)
Gibson Environment | Stanford (gibsonenv.stanford.edu)
Gibson Env: Real-World Perception for Embodied Agents, CVPR 2018 (Spotlight Oral). Stanford, UC Berkeley. You can access the database and simulator on github.
Matt Miesnieks on Twitter (twitter.com)
“Friday night progress dump from the lab…. This is from a regular iPhone X, no depth camera It’s not sped-up The magic is that the 3D model IS the slam map Some significant work still to do. Some ways away from an IOS release. Yes it will eventually be on Android (no dates) https://t.co/tqQmnlgoJc”
Neural scene representation and rendering | DeepMind (deepmind.com)
We introduce the Generative Query Network (GQN), a framework within which machines learn to perceive their surroundings by training only on data obtained by themselves as they move around scenes. Much like infants and animals, the GQN learns by trying to make sense of its observations of the world around it. In doing so, the GQN learns about plausible scenes and their geometrical properties, without any human labelling of the contents of scenes.
Unsupervised Learning of Depth and Ego-Motion from Video (arxiv.org)
We present an unsupervised learning framework for the task of monocular depth and camera motion estimation from unstructured video sequences. We achieve this by simultaneously training depth and camera pose estimation networks using the task of view synthesis as the supervisory signal. The networks are thus coupled via the view synthesis objective during training, but can be applied independently at test time. Empirical evaluation on the KITTI da...
When we say “Everest is crowded,” this is what we mean (www.outsideonline.com)
Drei Wochen, 12 000 Chinesen (www.sueddeutsche.de)
Es ist die größte Reisegruppe, die die Schweiz je besucht hat: Ein Kosmetikkonzern schickt 12 000 chinesische Mitarbeiter auf Tour. Das hinterlässt Spuren im Stadtbild von Luzern und reichlich Geld in den Kassen.
Half Dome via the Cables - The Cables - SierraDescents.com (www.sierradescents.com)
The Cables - hiking Half Dome via the the Cables, Yosemite National Park, California
How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Everest? – 2019 Edition (www.alanarnette.com)
This is my sixth year to blog “How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest?” and I firmly believe we are about to see the biggest changes in Everest, inc. that we have seen since Nepal…
17 Bucket List Items RUINED by Real Images - This World Rocks (www.thisworldrocks.com)
  The Bucket List.  It’s your ever-growing ‘do before I die’ list that is full of vacation destinations, adventures, and good times.  I don’t have a bucket list myself, but that doesn’t mean I hate the idea of bucket lists.  I don’t.  I just hate buckets lists that suck.  This article isn’t meant to keep you …
List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
This is a list of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita. Countries are ranked by their metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per capita in 2009. The data only consider carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and cement manufacture, but not emissions from land use such as deforestation. Emissions from international shipping or bunker fuels are also not included in national figures,[1] which can make a significant d...
List of people who died climbing Mount Everest - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Tonedeaf at the Top (ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu)
Moral Disengagement in Processes of Organizational Corruption (link.springer.com)
This paper explores Albert Bandura's concept of moral disengagement in the context of organizational corruption. First, the construct of moral disengagement is defined and elaborated. Moral...
Psychopathy in the workplace - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The presence of psychopathy in the workplace—although psychopaths typically represent a relatively small percentage of the staff—can do enormous damage when in senior management roles.[1] Psychopaths are usually most common at higher levels of corporate organizations and their actions often cause a ripple effect throughout an organization, setting the tone for an entire corporate culture. Examples of detrimental effects are increased bullying, ...
Leader Narcissism and Outcomes in Organizations: A Review at Multiple Levels of Analysis and Implications for Future Research (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Narcissists often pursue leadership and are selected for leadership positions by others. At the same time, they act in their own best interest, putting the needs and interests of others at risk. While theoretical arguments clearly link narcissism and ...
Ethos - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
Ethos (/ˈiːθɒs/ or US: /ˈiːθoʊs/) is a Greek word meaning "character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence emotions, behaviors, and even morals.[1] Early Greek stories of Orpheus exhibit this idea in a compelling way. The word's use in rhetoric is closely based on the Greek terminology used by Aristotle ...
Logos - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
Logos (UK: /ˈloʊɡɒs, ˈlɒɡɒs/, US: /ˈloʊɡoʊs/; Ancient Greek: λόγος, romanized: lógos; from λέγω, légō, lit. 'I say') is a term in Western philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and religion derived from a Greek word variously meaning "ground", "plea", "opinion", "expectation", "word", "speech", "account", "reason", "proportion", and "discourse".[1][2] It became a technical term in Western philosophy beginning with Heraclitus (c.  535 – c.  475 BC), w...
Ethics - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
GitHub Sponsors (github.com)
webpack (webpack.js.org)
webpack is a module bundler. Its main purpose is to bundle JavaScript files for usage in a browser, yet it is also capable of transforming, bundling, or packaging just about any resource or asset.
Become a Sponsor - DebConf19 (debconf19.debconf.org)
Thank you for your interest in DebConf, the annual Conference of the Debian Project!
Parasocial interaction - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Parasocial interaction (PSI) is a term coined by Horton and Wohl in 1956 to refer to a kind of psychological relationship experienced by an audience in their mediated encounters with performers in the mass media, particularly on television. Viewers or listeners come to feel and consider media personalities almost as friends.[1] PSI is described as an illusionary experience, such that media audiences interact with personas (e.g., talk show host, c...
Dependabot (dependabot.com)
Automated dependency updates for your Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, .NET, Go, Elixir, Rust, Java and Elm.
Announcing GitHub Sponsors: a new way to contribute to open source (github.blog)
We’re thrilled to announce the beta of GitHub Sponsors, a new way to financially support the developers who build the open source software you use every day. Open source developers build tools for the rest of us. GitHub Sponsors is a new tool to help them succeed, too.
Hacker News Guidelines (news.ycombinator.com)
About GitHub Sponsors - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
GitHub Sponsors allows the developer community to financially support the people who design, build, and maintain the open source projects they depend on, directly on GitHub.
buro9 (David Kitchen) on Keybase (keybase.io)
buro9 (David Kitchen) is now on Keybase, an open source app for encryption and cryptography.
Introducing security alerts on GitHub - The GitHub Blog (github.blog)
Last month, we made it easier for you to keep track of the projects your code depends on with the dependency graph, currently supported in Javascript and Ruby. Today, for the over 75 percent of
LiberapayOrg's profile - Liberapay (liberapay.com)
The Liberapay non-profit organization is the legal entity that runs this site. Its current homepage is the liberapay.org repository on GitHub.
Predictably Irrational - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cas...
The Book Outlines Wiki / Predictably Irrational (bookoutlines.pbworks.com)
book by Dan Ariely
Why I'm partnering with Balanced • Steve Klabnik (words.steveklabnik.com)
My next venture will be joining up with Balanced, an API for marketplace payments, and I’m really excited about it. To the tax man, of course, the title of this post is “Why I’m going to be an employee of Balanced,” but I like to think about it as... | Steve Klabnik | “The most violent element in society is ignorance.” - Emma Goldman
isaacs/github (github.com)
Just a place to track issues and feature requests that I have for github - isaacs/github
About GitHub Sponsors - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
GitHub Sponsors allows the developer community to financially support the people who design, build, and maintain the open source projects they depend on, directly on GitHub.
Displaying a sponsor button in your repository - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
You can add a sponsor button in your repository to increase the visibility of funding options for your open source project.
reactiveui/ReactiveUI (github.com)
An advanced, composable, functional reactive model-view-viewmodel framework for all .NET platforms that is inspired by functional reactive programming. ReactiveUI allows you to abstract mutable st...
How Amazon Went Thermonuclear on Diapers.com (slate.com)
Amazon tracks its competitors extremely closely. So when an upstart called Diapers.com began catching on with parents by allowing them to easily...
Displaying a sponsor button in your repository - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
You can add a sponsor button in your repository to increase the visibility of funding options for your open source project.
Nat Friedman on Twitter (twitter.com)
“We're considering opening applications for desk space in the GitHub HQ in SF to open source contributors who want a place to work. You'd need to sign an NDA, and we might occasionally ask for your feedback on things we're building. What do people think?”
Sponsoring a developer - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
You can make a monthly recurring payment to a developer who designs, creates, or maintains open source projects you depend on.
[Request] Formatting text on a per word/per character basis [$100] · Issue #3390 · photonstorm/phaser (github.com)
I don't know how feasible this is, but it would be great to be able to format parts of a text, e.g. coloring specific words. For one-liners, it's feasible by adding a text in color A, addin...
Know your customer - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Know your customer, alternatively known as know your client or simply KYC, is the process of a business verifying the identity of its clients and assessing their suitability, along with the potential risks of illegal intentions towards the business relationship. The term is also used to refer to the bank regulations and anti-money laundering regulations which govern these activities. Know your customer processes are also employed by companies of ...
Money laundering - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Is your package eligible for income on Tidelift? Here's the complete list. (blog.tidelift.com)
Over 4,000 packages are now eligible for recurring income on Tidelift. Search for your package and apply to get started if you're interested!
Tidelift + GitHub (tidelift.com)
Tidelift has partnered with GitHub to makes it possible for organizations to pay the maintainers to maintain their software, creating a scalable income stream for maintainers, through the GitHub Sponsors program.
Patreon's Future: Venture capital is bad, and destinations become dead ends (kyefox.com)
It’s easy to say Patreon’s fate was sealed the moment it took venture capital (VC). It’s widely understood that VC locks a company on a trajectory with three possible outcomes: acquisition, IPO, or yet another “our incredible journey” shutdown. The received wisdom is that all…
Embrace, Extend and Extinguish – Wikipedia (de.wikipedia.org)
„Embrace, extend and extinguish“ (EEE, „annehmen, erweitern und auslöschen“), auch „Embrace, extend, and exterminate“ genannt, ist eine Bezeichnung, die dem US-Justizministerium zufolge[1] von Microsoft intern als eine Unternehmensstrategie verwendet wird, sich in Produktsektoren ausgehend von weit verbreiteten Standards zu etablieren, indem sie diese Standards mit proprietären Technologien erweitern und diese Erweiterungen dann verwenden, um ihr...
Integrate/Develop a donation method from within GitLab (#43468) · Issues · GitLab.org / GitLab Community Edition (gitlab.com)
Sparked by an internal discussion after the following tweet was posted: https://twitter.com/zedshaw/status/966125251624079360 It might be interesting to allow donations for software from within GitLab to enable people to spend more...
Troubles with the Open Source Gig Economy and Sustainability Tip Jar (www.aniszczyk.org)
There has been a lot of discussions lately on open source sustainability and honestly, it’s something I think about on a daily basis through my current role at The Linux Foundation and myself being…
Clojurists Together (www.clojuriststogether.org)
Funding critical Clojure open source software
Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth (www.cnbc.com)
Patreon announces strong user growth and the need to create a more sustainable business model.
New Creator Plans (support.patreon.com)
UPDATE: The new creator plans will launch on May 7th, 2019. To lock in founders status and pricing, a creator page must be launched by May 6th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. On March 19, 2019, Pat...
Licenses & Standards | Open Source Initiative (opensource.org)
RailsConf 2019 - Opening Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson (www.youtube.com)
RailsConf 2019 - Opening Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson Cloud 66 - Pain Free Rails Deployments Cloud 66 for Rails acts like your in-house DevOps team to...
TBF R&D – Open Source Research (tbf-rnd.life)
Open Source Research
The Brave Future of Text (sigma.eruditenow.com)
Battle through famous works such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë or the Îλιάδα by Homer.
Overjustification effect - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
The overjustification effect occurs when an expected external incentive such as money or prizes decreases a person's intrinsic motivation to perform a task. Overjustification is an explanation for the phenomenon known as motivational "crowding out." The overall effect of offering a reward for a previously unrewarded activity is a shift to extrinsic motivation and the undermining of pre-existing intrinsic motivation. Once rewards are no longer off...
IssueHunt - Boost your issue and boost your happiness (issuehunt.io)
IssueHunt 🦉 = OSS Development ⚒ + Bounty Program 💰. IssueHunt is an issue-based bounty platform for open source projects. Anyone can put a bounty on not only a bug but also on OSS feature requests listed on IssueHunt. Collected funds will be distributed to project owners and contributors.
Paid vs. Volunteer Work in Open Source - Software Research and the Industry (dirkriehle.com)
Abstract: Many open source projects have long become commercial. This paper shows just how much of open source software development is paid work and how much has remained volunteer work. Using a conservative approach, we find that about 50% of all open source software development has been paid work for many years now and that … Continue reading "Paid vs. Volunteer Work in Open Source"
“Red Hat Joins Industry Vendors as a Founding Member of the GNOME Foundation – GNOME (www.gnome.org)
August 15, 2000
Build software better, together (github.com)
GitHub is where people build software. More than 36 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 100 million projects.
Grow Open Source: Get crowdfunding and find freelance developers for your software projects, paid in crypto (gitcoin.co)
what I would ask my lawyers about the new Github TOS (joeyh.name)
The Internet saw Github's new TOS yesterday and collectively shrugged.
No one makes a living on Patreon (theoutline.com)
Who is really benefiting from the crowdfunding site for artists?
The Chinese Farmer Who Live-Streamed Her Life and Made a Fortune (www.newyorker.com)
Liu Mama, a loud-mouthed, ruddy-cheeked Northern farmer with millions of online followers, is one of many Chinese streamers participating in a virtual gold rush.
nest - Open Collective (opencollective.com)
In recent years, thanks to Node.js, JavaScript has become the “lingua franca” of the web for both front and backend applications, giving rise to awesome projects like Angular, React and Vue which improve developer productivity and enable the construction of fast, testable, extensible frontend applications. However, on the server-side, while there are a lot of superb libraries, helpers and tools for Node, none of them effectively solve the main pr...
date-fns - Open Collective (opencollective.com)
date-fns provides the most comprehensive, yet simple and consistent toolset for manipulating JavaScript dates in a browser & Node.js.
Pricing | Patreon: Build Your Own Membership Business (www.patreon.com)
Find the Patreon plan that is right for you. Plans include reoccurring billing, additional membership tiers, and tools to grow your membership business.
Mathematicians revive abandoned approach to the Riemann Hypothesis (phys.org)
Terminus: a configurable terminal emulator for Windows, macOS and Linux (github.com)
ZOC: SSH Client and Terminal Emulator for Windows and macOS (www.emtec.com)
The SSH client ZOC is a modern terminal emulator for Windows and macOS, featuring many emulations (vt220, xterm, tn3270, ...) and great user interface. It supports ...
Features - iTerm2 - macOS Terminal Replacement (www.iterm2.com)
iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm
George Nachman / iterm2 (gitlab.com)
Issues site for iTerm2
gnachman/iTerm2 (github.com)
iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things. - gnachman/iTerm2
gnachman - Overview (github.com)
gnachman has 32 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.
George Nachman is creating iTerm2 | Patreon (www.patreon.com)
Become a patron of George Nachman today: Read 13 posts by George Nachman and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.
XTERM – Terminal emulator for the X Window System (invisible-island.net)
Thomas Dickey is the maintainer/developer of xterm, the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. This page gives some background and pointers to xterm resources.
GNOME/gnome-terminal (github.com)
Use the command line. Contribute to GNOME/gnome-terminal development by creating an account on GitHub.
Guake Terminal (guake-project.org)
Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome, and is highly inspirated by the famous terminal used in Quake .
Getting Started — Terminator 2.0 alpha documentation (terminator-gtk3.readthedocs.io)
This page is an introduction and tutorial that will get you familiar with Terminator’s features. Additional functional areas are explored in other pages, but at the end of this page you’ll be getting a good idea of the power of Terminator.
Terminal (macOS) - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
microsoft/terminal (github.com)
The new Windows Terminal, and the original Windows console host -- all in the same place! - microsoft/terminal
UK suffers defeat in UN vote on Chagos Islands (www.theguardian.com)
.io - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .io is assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory.[1]
Diego Garcia - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
How the IO Top Level Domain is mired with outages and injustice (www.thewebmaster.com)
Many seek to avoid the .IO TLD due to multiple outages of the domain's nameservers, and the injustice experienced by the Chagos Islanders.
The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal (gigaom.com)
The .io domain is a hit, but few startups using it appreciate the associations it carries -- a mass expulsion that took place within living memory, and a crucial staging-post for the "War on Terror".
Government accused of profiting from sales of Chagos Islands '.io' (www.independent.co.uk)
 
Expulsion of the Chagossians - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The depopulation of Chagossians from the Chagos Archipelago was the forced expulsion of the inhabitants of the island of Diego Garcia and the other islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) by the United Kingdom, at the request of the United States, beginning in 1968 and concluding on 27 April 1973 with the evacuation of Peros Banhos atoll.[1][2] The people, known at the time as the Ilois,[3] are today known as Chagos Islanders or Chag...
Réunion - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Réunion (French: La Réunion, pronounced [la ʁe.ynjɔ̃] (listen); previously Île Bourbon) is an overseas department and region of France and an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 km (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius. As of January 2019[update], it had a population of 866,506.[1]
France faces up to scandal of Réunion's stolen children (www.theguardian.com)
Hundreds of children were taken from island territory in official scheme to boost French rural population in 1960s and 70s
Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia (thediplomat.com)
As U.S. defense planners consider the potential closure of Diego Garcia, they should know the limits of the Cocos Islands.
The End of an Era for EasyDNS (easydns.com)
Virtual organization - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
A virtual organizationThe term virtual organization is used to describe a network of independent firms that join together, often temporarily, to produce a service or product. .[1] Virtual organizations do not represent a firm’s attribute but can be considered as a different organizational form.
Record-Low Downtown Toronto Office Vacancy Triggers Wave of Pre-leasing in New Towers (www.cbre.ca)
Toronto, ON – January 23, 2019 – Strong demand from the co-working and tech sectors helped to drive down Toronto’s downtown office vacancy rate to a record-low 2.7% in the final quarter of 2018, according to CBRE Canada’s Q4 2018 Quarterly Statistics Report. The chronic shortage of office space is forcing tenants to consider alternatives in the next generation of office buildings. There has been a surge of pre-leasing deals, including Scot...
Toronto office market: Landlords can 'name their price' | RENX - Real Estate News Exchange (renx.ca)
More than two million square feet of recent leasing transactions have continued the unrelenting pressure on Toronto’s office sector, according to the latest Avison Young market report. The survey showed GTA-wide absorption hit 763,000 square feet in the first quarter, as overall
VirtualPostMail – Virtual Mailbox - Online Mailbox - Digital Mailbox (www.virtualpostmail.com)
VirtualPostMail is a virtual mailbox service. Have US postal mail scanned so you can read it online. Anytime. Anywhere. Get a permanent street address for you or your business and for travel. VirtualPostMail offers mail and package forwarding, check depositing, registered agent services, and more.
Recessions: It’s Been a While (www.collaborativefund.com)
It’s been a while since we’ve had a recession: That’s not a new trend. The average time between recessions has grown from about two years in the late 1800s to five years in the early 20th century to eight years over the last half-century. It’s been 11 years since the last recession began in Dec. 2007. That’s the longest we’ve gone without starting a new recession ever, going back to before the Civil War. I’ve heard theories on why that is. One is...
Bloomberg - Are you a robot? (www.bloomberg.com)
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot.
Strong clue about whether house prices will crash (www.news.com.au)
With house prices falling, Australia is entering unknown territory.
Record debt levels suggest we may be sleepwalking into the next global economic crisis (www.odi.org)
Global debt is at a record high – and rising. Many middle-income countries face a financial crunch. A sovereign debt crisis is brewing in poorer countries.
Here's the worst-case scenario for the US-China trade war (www.cnn.com)
It turns out trade wars are not short and not so easy to win, as President Donald Trump once tweeted. As the US-China trade war drags on, economists are sharpening their pencils, forecasting what a protracted trade war would cost.
Firefox brings smooth video playback with the fastest AV1 decoder (hacks.mozilla.org)
Halo Infinite - E3 2018 - Announcement Trailer (www.youtube.com)
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise. Developed by 343 Industries and created with our new Slipspace Engin...
YouTube (www.youtube.com)
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
Imgur (imgur.com)
1210726 - Add hardware decoding capabilities on Linux (bugzilla.mozilla.org)
NEW (nobody) in Core - Audio/Video: Playback. Last updated 2019-05-23.
AV1 Beta Launch Playlist - YouTube (www.youtube.com)
The first videos to receive YouTube's AV1 transcodes. Support for AV1 in MP4 within Media Source is available in Chrome 70, and Firefox 63 builds newer than ...
Halo Infinite - E3 2018 - Announcement Trailer (www.youtube.com)
The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise. Developed by 343 Industries and created with our new Slipspace Engin...
A crisis, the causes and a solution – Leonardo Chiariglione | Blog (blog.chiariglione.org)
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Data Science Interview Study Guide (www.coriers.com)
MDMA as a Probe and Treatment for Social Behaviors (2016) (www.cell.com)
EcstasyData.org: Lab Test Results for Ecstasy/Molly and other Recreational Drugs (www.ecstasydata.org)
EcstasyData lab testing results list
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Ecstasy Study Botched, Retracted (www.wired.com)
A researcher who a year ago published startling research showing that the drug commonly known as ecstasy can cause Parkinson's-like brain damage has retracted his study. George Ricaurte, the Johns Hopkins Medical School researcher who performed the research, said his lab did not administer ecstasy, or MDMA, but methamphetamine, to the primates in the study. \[…\]
Is MDMA Neurotoxic? | DanceSafe (dancesafe.org)
Is MDMA Neurotoxic? And if so, what does that mean? There have been a lot of press reports (and even anti-drug ad campaigns) about the neurotoxicity of ecstasy. Magazines and newspapers have printed frightening stories suggesting that even a single dose of ecstasy can cause permanent brain damage. It's been claimed that ecstasy use may eventually lead to disorders ranging from depression to Parkinson's disease. Finding the truth about MDMA neurot...
MAPS - Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 - MDMA Neurotoxicity: New Data, New Risk Analysis (www.maps.org)
Spring Grove Experiment - Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)
The Spring Grove Experiment is a series of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) studies performed from 1963 to 1976 on patients with psychotic illnesses at the Spring Grove Clinic in Catonsville, Maryland. These patients were sponsored by a federal agency called the National Institute of Mental Health to be part of the first study conducted on the effects of psychedelic drugs on schizophrenics.[1] Then, the Spring Grove Experiments were adapted to st...
Professor David Nutt: Why I think the terminally ill should take LSD (www.independent.co.uk)
Why does a former Government tsar believe that mind-altering drugs have a place on the prescription pad?
Scientist David Nutt on the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs (www.ft.com)
UK professor believes magic mushrooms could be used to treat depression and are less harmful than alcohol
Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests (www.theguardian.com)
Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs
Columbia Ketamine Program (www.columbiadoctors.org)
The Columbia Ketamine Program offers a comprehensive ketamine treatment for treatment resistant depression in a single safe and convenient location.
From PCP to MXE: a comprehensive review of the non‐medical use of dissociative drugs - Morris - 2014 - Drug Testing and Analysis - Wiley Online Library (onlinelibrary.wiley.com)
The New School, Department of Anthropology, 66 W 12th Street, New York, NY, 10011 USA
LSD could help alcoholics stop drinking, AA founder believed (www.theguardian.com)
Author reveals Bill Wilson's acid theory, but his experiments upset other Alcoholics Anonymous members
Fat Tyrants (www.laphamsquarterly.org)
After 15 Years, the Pirate Bay Still Can’t Be Killed (melmagazine.com)
WebRTC Peer-to-Peer Video CDN | Streamroot DNA™ (streamroot.io)
Increase quality of service, save on delivery costs and scale profitably to growing audiences with a unique hybrid video CDN based on webRTC peer-accelerated delivery technology.
Magnatune: a music service that isn't evil (magnatune.com)
Unlimited downloading of 12,000 songs across a dozen genres.
Spotify - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Netflix says Fortnite is bigger competition than HBO or Hulu (www.polygon.com)
The company’s quarterly report clarifies the ‘streaming wars’
Twitter (mobile.twitter.com)
The $35,000 device that celebrities and the super-rich use at home to stream movies still in theaters (www.businessinsider.com)
Tom Cruise, Quentin Tarantino, CEOs, and sports stars already have a way to see the biggest new movies from their living room.
Radio Garden (radio.garden)
Explore live radio by rotating the globe.
Universal's Audible Watermark (www.mattmontag.com)
Videos/Digital Show and Tell - XiphWiki (wiki.xiph.org)
Wiki edition
Everything you need to know about Google Play Music's distant shutdown (www.androidcentral.com)
Google Play Music has an expiration date, but no one knows what that is and there's a lot to happen before Google can afford to kill it off. Here's why Play Music is safe for the foreseeable future.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (www.youtube.com)
The documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay. Share it with the world! Support the filmmakers of this free film here www.tpbafk.tv A film by Simon Klose
Huge price cut for students: Photoshop and the rest of Adobe software for $5 a year (www.cnet.com)
For kids in K-12, Adobe's full suite of software plunges from its previous price of $240 a year.
2000s in film - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The decade of the 2000s in film involved many significant developments in the film industries around the world, especially in the technology used. Building on developments in the 1990s, computers were used to create effects that would have previously been more expensive, from the subtle erasing of surrounding islands in Cast Away (leaving Tom Hanks' character stranded with no other land in sight) to the vast battle scenes such as those in The Mat...
First-sale doctrine - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The first-sale doctrine is a legal concept playing an important role in U.S. copyright and trademark law by limiting certain rights of a copyright or trademark owner. The doctrine enables the distribution chain of copyrighted products, library lending, giving, video rentals and secondary markets for copyrighted works (for example, enabling individuals to sell their legally purchased books or CDs to others). In trademark law, this same doctrine en...
EU Parliament failed to address sexual harassment, says outgoing Pirate Party star (www.euractiv.com)
Last week, Julia Reda of the Germany Pirate Party and most known critic of the controversial EU copyright directive, left politics altogether. The reason: allegations of sexual harassment against her former colleague and current candidate of the Pirate party for the 2019 EU elections. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Reda spoke of sexual harassment in the EU Parliament and the implementation of the copyright reform.
Erklärung betreffend die Liste der Piratenpartei zur Europawahl 2019 (www.patrick-breyer.de)
Der Bundeswahlausschuss hat heute unsere Mitte 2018 aufgestellte Liste zur Europawahl 2019 unverändert zugelassen. Die beantragte Streichung des zweiten Listenkandidaten Gilles Bordelais wurde leider abgelehnt. Als Gilles Bordelais auf die Liste der Piratenpartei zur Europawahl gewählt wurde, war
A friend called Niles – Mab (mab.nu)
Mab.nu - Mattias Bjärnemalm - nätentusiast och piratpartist
Ein Europakandidat der Piratenpartei soll eine Frau sexuell belästigt haben – trotzdem darf er weiter auf Platz zwei der Wahlliste stehen (www.buzzfeed.com)
Gilles Bordelais soll eine Frau im Europaparlament sexuell belästigt haben. Bordelais bestätigt die Existenz einer Untersuchung, gibt aber an, dass diese noch andauere.
Get Rid of First Past the Post Voting System • r/EndFPTP (old.reddit.com)
This subreddit is to be used to discuss grassroots methods to end the FPTP voting system in the United States.
Schulze method - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The Schulze method (/ˈʃʊltsə/) is an electoral system developed in 1997 by Markus Schulze that selects a single winner using votes that express preferences. The method can also be used to create a sorted list of winners. The Schulze method is also known as Schwartz Sequential dropping (SSD), cloneproof Schwartz sequential dropping (CSSD), the beatpath method, beatpath winner, path voting, and path winner.
Gerrymandering Is Illegal, but Only Mathematicians Can Prove It (www.wired.com)
Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts.
Maine’s Legislature Is Blocking Ranked-Choice Voting. But Voters Have One Chance To Save It. (theintercept.com)
The campaigners who successfully convinced voters to support ranked-choice voting last year submitted an application to trigger a "people's veto."
Boston Tea Party Aftermath | 1773 (www.bostonteapartyship.com)
The aftermath of the Boston Tea Party left no harm to anyone or the Boston Tea Party ships.
Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829 - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
EU Council of Ministers Approves Copyright Directive, Including Article 17 (13) - (Updated) - TorrentFreak (torrentfreak.com)
The EU Council of Ministers has approved the Copyright Directive, which includes the controversial Article 17 (formerly 13). The legislation was voted through by a majority of EU ministers just a few minutes ago, despite opposition from Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, and Sweden.
Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It's a Seductive Mirage - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (www.gnu.org)
Misinterpreting Copyright - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (www.gnu.org)
What The Swedish Pirate Party Wants With Patents, Trademarks, And Copyright - Falkvinge on Liberty (falkvinge.net)
This afternoon, I’ll make a presentation to a group of patent lawyers in Stockholm, with the title “What does the Pirate Party want with...
Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU Licenses - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (www.gnu.org)
11 Incredible Fan Games That Were Legally Taken Down - Gameranx (gameranx.com)
After years of work some of these games were killed off.
Sonic Mania - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Erotic art - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
The "Uber of Live Music" will charge you $1100-1600 to book a house show, pay musicians $100 (boingboing.net)
The "Uber of Live Music" will charge you $1100-1600 to book a house show, pay musicians $100
Steam Refunds (store.steampowered.com)
The Tor Project | Privacy & Freedom Online (www.torproject.org)
Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.
Air conditioner ‘in a patch’ provides portable cooling (www.nature.com)
Cooling glove helps athletes and patients | Stanford News (news.stanford.edu)
A device that cools the hands is finding widespread use from the playing field to the clinic.
Embr - A Breakthrough in Temperature (embrlabs.com)
Embr Wave helps you feel colder or warmer so you can be more comfortable.
BedJet - Cooling, heating and climate control for your bed. (bedjet.com)
Cooling, heating or sweat drying - BedJet adjusts your bed temperature in seconds and fits on any bed. Sleep better with the top rated bed climate comfort system in America.
Harmon Brothers | The marketers behind Squatty Potty, Poo~Pourri, and Orabrush (harmonbrothers.com)
Harmon Brothers designed the Purple brand and launched the campaign that is turning the $18B mattress industry on its head: Overwhelmed manufacturing ...
ChillOut Systems (www.chilloutsystems.com)
Ultra light weight micro-climate cooling system.
Fan death - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Fan death is a well-known superstition in Korean culture, where it is thought that running an electric fan in a closed room with unopened or no windows will prove fatal. Despite no concrete evidence to support the concept, belief in fan death persists to this day in Korea, and also to a lesser extent in Japan.[1][2][3]
BBC NEWS | Health | 'Cool glove' helps athletes keep going (news.bbc.co.uk)
The Hype Behind Stanford’s Magic “Cooling Glove” for Athletes (slate.com)
Researchers at Stanford have figured out a way to boost athletic performance that's "better than steroids" and totally safe. It's called the cooling...
Stanford Cooling Tool May Improve Performance Of Athletes, Soldiers (www.sciencedaily.com)
When people exercise, their muscles consume energy and generate heat as a byproduct. When enough heat accumulates internally, it can limit exercise performance. Two Stanford biologists have developed a method for cooling that maximizes heat transfer through the palms of the hands.
Stanford Is Building a Body-Cooling Glove That Might Work 'Better Than Steroids' for Athletes (gizmodo.com)
One of the reasons professional athletes illegally use steroids is to help speed up their recovery time after a particularly grueling game or injury, thus making them fresh as spring chickens the next time they compete. But one of the goals of helping the body to recover is lowering core temperture, and Stanford believes that the heat-extracting glove they're developing is so effective at lowering core body temperture that it might actually...
Atari 800 vs. Commodore 64 – The Brief Tale of Two 8-Bit Home Computers (paleotronic.com)
Dude, Where’s My Frontal Cortex? (2014) (nautil.us)
No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons » No Brainer. (www.rifters.com)
Near-duplicate features of C++ (2017) (www.nayuki.io)
Going Native 2012 Keynote Stroustrup (www.youtube.com)
Going Native 2012, Bjarne Stroustrup, day 1.
Urban Dictionary: Waltersobchakeit (www.urbandictionary.com)
The German term for when a person makes up a random German-sounding word out of nowhere and people believe it anyway.
Geometry, Data and Neighbors Predict People’s Favorite Movies (www.quantamagazine.org)

Here are categorized URLs found in the comments of the Hacker News front page posts.
Sites
Starlink
SpaceX is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services are too expensive or unreliable.
Gibson Environment | Stanford
Gibson Env: Real-World Perception for Embodied Agents, CVPR 2018 (Spotlight Oral). Stanford, UC Berkeley. You can access the database and simulator on github.
webpack
webpack is a module bundler. Its main purpose is to bundle JavaScript files for usage in a browser, yet it is also capable of transforming, bundling, or packaging just about any resource or asset.
Clojurists Together
Funding critical Clojure open source software
TBF R&D – Open Source Research
Open Source Research
The Brave Future of Text
Battle through famous works such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë or the Îλιάδα by Homer.
IssueHunt - Boost your issue and boost your happiness
IssueHunt 🦉 = OSS Development ⚒ + Bounty Program 💰. IssueHunt is an issue-based bounty platform for open source projects. Anyone can put a bounty on not only a bug but also on OSS feature requests listed on IssueHunt. Collected funds will be distributed to project owners and contributors.
Grow Open Source: Get crowdfunding and find freelance developers for your software projects, paid in crypto
Guake Terminal
Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome, and is highly inspirated by the famous terminal used in Quake .
VirtualPostMail – Virtual Mailbox - Online Mailbox - Digital Mailbox
VirtualPostMail is a virtual mailbox service. Have US postal mail scanned so you can read it online. Anytime. Anywhere. Get a permanent street address for you or your business and for travel. VirtualPostMail offers mail and package forwarding, check depositing, registered agent services, and more.
EcstasyData.org: Lab Test Results for Ecstasy/Molly and other Recreational Drugs
EcstasyData lab testing results list
Magnatune: a music service that isn't evil
Unlimited downloading of 12,000 songs across a dozen genres.
Radio Garden
Explore live radio by rotating the globe.
The Tor Project | Privacy & Freedom Online
Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.
Embr - A Breakthrough in Temperature
Embr Wave helps you feel colder or warmer so you can be more comfortable.
BedJet - Cooling, heating and climate control for your bed.
Cooling, heating or sweat drying - BedJet adjusts your bed temperature in seconds and fits on any bed. Sleep better with the top rated bed climate comfort system in America.
ChillOut Systems
Ultra light weight micro-climate cooling system.
8th - One Effort, Multiple Platforms
Desktop, Mobile, Embedded and Server.
Repositories
isaacs/github
Just a place to track issues and feature requests that I have for github - isaacs/github
reactiveui/ReactiveUI
An advanced, composable, functional reactive model-view-viewmodel framework for all .NET platforms that is inspired by functional reactive programming. ReactiveUI allows you to abstract mutable st...
Eugeny/terminus
A terminal for a more modern age. Contribute to Eugeny/terminus development by creating an account on GitHub.
George Nachman / iterm2
Issues site for iTerm2
gnachman/iTerm2
iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things. - gnachman/iTerm2
GNOME/gnome-terminal
Use the command line. Contribute to GNOME/gnome-terminal development by creating an account on GitHub.
microsoft/terminal
The new Windows Terminal, and the original Windows console host -- all in the same place! - microsoft/terminal
Wiki Articles
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. - Wikipedia
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. was the first of a series of ongoing lawsuits between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics regarding the design of smartphones and tablet computers; between them, the companies made more than half of smartphones sold worldwide as of July 2012.[1] In the spring of 2011, Apple began litigating against Samsung in patent infringement suits, while Apple and Motorola Mobility were already engaged in a patent wa...
Berne Convention - Wikipedia
Rhodesian Ridgeback - Wikipedia
Burger King (Mattoon, Illinois) - Wikipedia
Burger King is a restaurant founded by the Hoots family and operated by Burger King LLC of Illinois in Mattoon, Illinois, United States; it is not related to the fast food chain Burger King. The restaurant's founders claim it is the "original" Burger King and predates the fast food chain. A 1968 court case between this restaurant and the larger Burger King chain is a well-known case in United States trademark law regarding the Lanham Act.
Common law - Wikipedia
In law, common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The defining characteristic of “common law” is that it arises as precedent. In cases where the parties disagree on what the law is, a common law court looks to past precedential decisions of relevant courts, and synthesizes the principles of those past cases a...
When in Rome, do as the Romans do - Wikipedia
Cassandra - Wikipedia
Cassandra or Kassandra (Ancient Greek: Κασσάνδρα, pronounced [kassándra], also Κασάνδρα), also known as Alexandra, was a daughter of King Priam and of Queen Hecuba of Troy in Greek mythology.
BlackBerry 10 - Wikipedia
BlackBerry 10 is a proprietary mobile operating system for the BlackBerry line of smartphones, both developed by BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research In Motion). BlackBerry 10 is based on QNX, a Unix-like operating system that was originally developed by QNX Software Systems until the company was acquired by BlackBerry in April 2010.[4]
Intel Quick Sync Video - Wikipedia
Intel Quick Sync Video is Intel's brand for its dedicated video encoding and decoding hardware core. Quick Sync was introduced with the Sandy Bridge CPU microarchitecture on 9 January 2011, and has been found on the die of Intel products ever since.
Nyquist rate - Wikipedia
Murder of Yvonne Fletcher - Wikipedia
Romanian Revolution - Wikipedia
Kleindienst v. Mandel - Wikipedia
Kleindienst v. Mandel, 408 U.S. 753 (1972), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the United States Attorney General has the right to refuse somebody's entry to the United States, as he has been empowered to do so in 212 (a) (28) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952.
July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike - Wikipedia
Citizens United v. FEC - Wikipedia
Repatriation of Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad al-Zery - Wikipedia
Thermonuclear weapon - Wikipedia
A thermonuclear weapon, or fusion weapon, is a second-generation nuclear weapon design. Its greater sophistication over pure fission weapons may afford it vastly greater destructive power than first-generation atomic bombs, a more compact size, a lower mass or a combination of these benefits. Modern fusion weapons consist essentially of two main components: a nuclear fission primary stage (fueled by uranium-235 or plutonium-239) and a separate nu...
History of the Teller–Ulam design - Wikipedia
Causeway Bay Books disappearances - Wikipedia
Extradition - Wikipedia
Extradition is an act where one jurisdiction delivers a person accused or convicted of committing a crime in another jurisdiction, over to their law enforcement. It is a cooperative law enforcement process between the two jurisdictions and depends on the arrangements made between them. Besides the legal aspects of the process, extradition also involves the physical transfer of custody of the person being extradited to the legal authority of the r...
List of United States extradition treaties - Wikipedia
The following is a list of United States extradition treaties:
Special Counsel investigation (2017–2019) - Wikipedia
List of imprisoned spies - Wikipedia
Spying for other countries or groups is in many cases illegal and punishable by law. The following is a list of individuals that have either been imprisoned for spying, or individuals that have been arrested in connection to their spying activities.
Krypton - Wikipedia
ABS-3A - Wikipedia
ABS-3A is a communications satellite that is operated by Asia Broadcast Satellite, providing coverage in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as globally for TV distribution, cellular services, and maritime services.[2] The satellite is the first[3] commercial communications satellite in orbit to use electric propulsion, providing a significant weight savings.
Guide Star Catalog - Wikipedia
The Guide Star Catalog (GSC), also known as the Hubble Space Telescope, Guide Catalog (HSTGC), is a star catalog compiled to support the Hubble Space Telescope with targeting off-axis stars. GSC-I contained approximately 20,000,000 stars with apparent magnitudes of 6 to 15. GSC-II contains 945,592,683 stars out to magnitude 21. As far as possible, binary stars and non-stellar objects have been excluded or flagged as not meeting the requirements o...
Deaths of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon - Wikipedia
Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon were Dutch students who died on or shortly after April 1, 2014, while hiking in Panama. After an extensive search, portions of their bodies were found a few months later. Their cause of death could not be determined definitively, but Dutch authorities working with forensic and search-rescue investigators thought it likely the students had accidentally fallen from a cliff after becoming lost.[3] The circumstances and...
Spherical harmonics - Wikipedia
In mathematics and physical science, spherical harmonics are special functions defined on the surface of a sphere. They are often employed in solving partial differential equations that commonly occur in science. The spherical harmonics are a complete set of orthogonal functions on the sphere, and thus may be used to represent functions defined on the surface of a sphere, just as circular functions (sines and cosines) are used to represent funct...
Beauvais Cathedral - Wikipedia
The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is a Roman Catholic church in the northern town of Beauvais, France. It is the seat of the Bishop of Beauvais, Noyon, and Senlis. Construction was begun in the 13th-century. The cathedral is of the Gothic style. It consists only of a transept (16th-century) and choir, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels (13th-century), which are reached by an ambu...
Architecte en chef des monuments historiques — Wikipédia
Un architecte en chef des monuments historiques nationaux est, en France, un architecte spécialisé dans la restauration d'un édifice, d'un ensemble monumental ou dans la mise en valeur d'un site, classé pour sa valeur historique, archéologique, esthétique et/ou paysagère.
Notre-Dame de Paris - Wikipedia
Louvre Pyramid - Wikipedia
Flying buttress - Wikipedia
The flying buttress (arc-boutant, arch buttress) is a specific form of buttress composed of an arch that extends from the upper portion of a wall to a pier of great mass, in order to convey to the ground the lateral forces that push a wall outwards, which are forces that arise from vaulted ceilings of stone and from wind-loading on roofs.[1]
Hallgrímskirkja - Wikipedia
Hallgrímskirkja (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈhatl̥krimsˌcʰɪr̥ca], church of Hallgrímur) is a Lutheran (Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. At 74.5 metres (244 ft) high, it is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country.[1] The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614–1674), author of the Passion Hymns.[2]
Liverpool Cathedral - Wikipedia
St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo - Wikipedia
St. Mary's Cathedral (東京カテドラル聖マリア大聖堂 Tōkyō Katedoraru Sei Maria Daiseidō) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo. It is located in the Sekiguchi neighborhood of Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (San Francisco, California) - Wikipedia
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, also known locally as Saint Mary's Cathedral, is the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. It is the mother church of the Catholic faithful in the California counties of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo and is the metropolitan cathedral for the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. The Cathedral Clergy includes Reverend Arturo Albano...
Anchor Stone Blocks - Wikipedia
Anchor Stone Blocks (German: Anker-Steinbaukasten) are components of stone construction sets made in Rudolstadt, Germany, marketed as a construction toy.
1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State - Wikipedia
The 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and State (French: loi du 9 décembre 1905 concernant la séparation des Églises et de l'État) was passed by the Chamber of Deputies on 9 December 1905. Enacted during the Third Republic, it established state secularism in France. France was then governed by the Bloc des gauches (Left Coalition) led by Emile Combes. The law was based on three principles: the neutrality of the state, the freedom ...
Notre-Dame de Paris - Wikipedia
D-Wave Systems - Wikipedia
Coordinates: 49°15′24″N 122°59′57″W / 49.256613°N 122.9990452°W / 49.256613; -122.9990452
List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita - Wikipedia
This is a list of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita. Countries are ranked by their metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per capita in 2009. The data only consider carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and cement manufacture, but not emissions from land use such as deforestation. Emissions from international shipping or bunker fuels are also not included in national figures,[1] which can make a significant d...
List of people who died climbing Mount Everest - Wikipedia
Psychopathy in the workplace - Wikipedia
The presence of psychopathy in the workplace—although psychopaths typically represent a relatively small percentage of the staff—can do enormous damage when in senior management roles.[1] Psychopaths are usually most common at higher levels of corporate organizations and their actions often cause a ripple effect throughout an organization, setting the tone for an entire corporate culture. Examples of detrimental effects are increased bullying, ...
Ethos - Wikipedia
Ethos (/ˈiːθɒs/ or US: /ˈiːθoʊs/) is a Greek word meaning "character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence emotions, behaviors, and even morals.[1] Early Greek stories of Orpheus exhibit this idea in a compelling way. The word's use in rhetoric is closely based on the Greek terminology used by Aristotle ...
Logos - Wikipedia
Logos (UK: /ˈloʊɡɒs, ˈlɒɡɒs/, US: /ˈloʊɡoʊs/; Ancient Greek: λόγος, romanized: lógos; from λέγω, légō, lit. 'I say') is a term in Western philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and religion derived from a Greek word variously meaning "ground", "plea", "opinion", "expectation", "word", "speech", "account", "reason", "proportion", and "discourse".[1][2] It became a technical term in Western philosophy beginning with Heraclitus (c.  535 – c.  475 BC), w...
Ethics - Wikipedia
Parasocial interaction - Wikipedia
Parasocial interaction (PSI) is a term coined by Horton and Wohl in 1956 to refer to a kind of psychological relationship experienced by an audience in their mediated encounters with performers in the mass media, particularly on television. Viewers or listeners come to feel and consider media personalities almost as friends.[1] PSI is described as an illusionary experience, such that media audiences interact with personas (e.g., talk show host, c...
Predictably Irrational - Wikipedia
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cas...
Know your customer - Wikipedia
Know your customer, alternatively known as know your client or simply KYC, is the process of a business verifying the identity of its clients and assessing their suitability, along with the potential risks of illegal intentions towards the business relationship. The term is also used to refer to the bank regulations and anti-money laundering regulations which govern these activities. Know your customer processes are also employed by companies of ...
Money laundering - Wikipedia
Embrace, Extend and Extinguish – Wikipedia
„Embrace, extend and extinguish“ (EEE, „annehmen, erweitern und auslöschen“), auch „Embrace, extend, and exterminate“ genannt, ist eine Bezeichnung, die dem US-Justizministerium zufolge[1] von Microsoft intern als eine Unternehmensstrategie verwendet wird, sich in Produktsektoren ausgehend von weit verbreiteten Standards zu etablieren, indem sie diese Standards mit proprietären Technologien erweitern und diese Erweiterungen dann verwenden, um ihr...
Overjustification effect - Wikipedia
The overjustification effect occurs when an expected external incentive such as money or prizes decreases a person's intrinsic motivation to perform a task. Overjustification is an explanation for the phenomenon known as motivational "crowding out." The overall effect of offering a reward for a previously unrewarded activity is a shift to extrinsic motivation and the undermining of pre-existing intrinsic motivation. Once rewards are no longer off...
Terminal (macOS) - Wikipedia
.io - Wikipedia
The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .io is assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory.[1]
Diego Garcia - Wikipedia
Expulsion of the Chagossians - Wikipedia
The depopulation of Chagossians from the Chagos Archipelago was the forced expulsion of the inhabitants of the island of Diego Garcia and the other islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) by the United Kingdom, at the request of the United States, beginning in 1968 and concluding on 27 April 1973 with the evacuation of Peros Banhos atoll.[1][2] The people, known at the time as the Ilois,[3] are today known as Chagos Islanders or Chag...
Réunion - Wikipedia
Réunion (French: La Réunion, pronounced [la ʁe.ynjɔ̃] (listen); previously Île Bourbon) is an overseas department and region of France and an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 km (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius. As of January 2019[update], it had a population of 866,506.[1]
Virtual organization - Wikipedia
A virtual organizationThe term virtual organization is used to describe a network of independent firms that join together, often temporarily, to produce a service or product. .[1] Virtual organizations do not represent a firm’s attribute but can be considered as a different organizational form.
Spring Grove Experiment - Wikipedia
The Spring Grove Experiment is a series of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) studies performed from 1963 to 1976 on patients with psychotic illnesses at the Spring Grove Clinic in Catonsville, Maryland. These patients were sponsored by a federal agency called the National Institute of Mental Health to be part of the first study conducted on the effects of psychedelic drugs on schizophrenics.[1] Then, the Spring Grove Experiments were adapted to st...
Electronium - Wikipedia
The Electronium, created by Raymond Scott, is an early combined electronic synthesizer and algorithmic composition / generative music machine.
Analog synthesizer - Wikipedia
An analog (or analogue) synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog signals to generate sound electronically.
Digital synthesizer - Wikipedia
A digital synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses digital signal processing (DSP) techniques to make musical sounds. This in contrast to older analog synthesizers, which produce music using analog electronics, and samplers, which play back digital recordings of acoustic, electric, or electronic instruments. Some digital synthesizers emulate analog synthesizers; others include sampling capability in addition to digital synthesis.
Spotify - Wikipedia
2000s in film - Wikipedia
The decade of the 2000s in film involved many significant developments in the film industries around the world, especially in the technology used. Building on developments in the 1990s, computers were used to create effects that would have previously been more expensive, from the subtle erasing of surrounding islands in Cast Away (leaving Tom Hanks' character stranded with no other land in sight) to the vast battle scenes such as those in The Mat...
First-sale doctrine - Wikipedia
The first-sale doctrine is a legal concept playing an important role in U.S. copyright and trademark law by limiting certain rights of a copyright or trademark owner. The doctrine enables the distribution chain of copyrighted products, library lending, giving, video rentals and secondary markets for copyrighted works (for example, enabling individuals to sell their legally purchased books or CDs to others). In trademark law, this same doctrine en...
Schulze method - Wikipedia
The Schulze method (/ˈʃʊltsə/) is an electoral system developed in 1997 by Markus Schulze that selects a single winner using votes that express preferences. The method can also be used to create a sorted list of winners. The Schulze method is also known as Schwartz Sequential dropping (SSD), cloneproof Schwartz sequential dropping (CSSD), the beatpath method, beatpath winner, path voting, and path winner.
Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829 - Wikipedia
Sonic Mania - Wikipedia
Erotic art - Wikipedia
Fan death - Wikipedia
Fan death is a well-known superstition in Korean culture, where it is thought that running an electric fan in a closed room with unopened or no windows will prove fatal. Despite no concrete evidence to support the concept, belief in fan death persists to this day in Korea, and also to a lesser extent in Japan.[1][2][3]
Threaded code - Wikipedia
In computer science, the term threaded code refers to a programming technique where the code has a form that essentially consists entirely of calls to subroutines. It is often, but not only, found in compiler implementations that generate code in that form and/or are implemented in that form themselves. The code may be processed by an interpreter, or may simply be a sequence of machine code call instructions.
Videos
Bill Hicks - War In Iraq (www.youtube.com)
Get the full video here: http://amzn.to/HHdI2E
LoganCIJ16: Reports from the Front (www.youtube.com)
with Jacob Appelbaum, Eveline Lubbers, Nafeez Ahmed, Natalia Viana, Martin Welz Moderator: John Goetz While most mainstream newspapers are no longer committe...
The Loneliest Road in America (www.youtube.com)
This isn't an ad, it isn't patreon supported. It's a trip that was important for me that I wanted to share. If you want to support the vlog, consider getting...
SpaceX Webcast - ABS Eutelsat-1 Falcon 9 Launch March 2, 2015 (www.youtube.com)
SpaceX Webcast - ABS Eutelsat-1 Falcon 9 Launch Success! March 2, 2015 http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/megneous Facebook: https:/...
Austin Fowler: Why and how should we build a quantum computer? (www.youtube.com)
IQC visitor and UCSB researcher Austin Fowler describes the current state of knowledge on how to build a practical quantum computer. Find out more about IQC!...
RailsConf 2019 - Opening Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson (www.youtube.com)
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A 132-page document admitted into evidence in the Apple vs Samsung trial paints a picture of Apple’s better user experience and changes Samsung needed to make in order to improve its own products. In most cases, these "Directions for Improvement" amounted to adding features or details where Apple’s interface was superior, and subtracting those things that made Samsung's interface appear complex in comparison.
Supreme Court Allows Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple to Proceed (www.nytimes.com)
Plaintiffs argued that the technology giant had used its monopoly power to raise the prices of iPhone apps.
What You Need to Know About HEVC Video in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11 (www.macrumors.com)
With the arrival of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple is supporting a new video format called HEVC, which replaces the previous standard most...
Perilous Fall of Pixelon (www.wired.com)
To say things have not been going well lately for Internet video firm Pixelon.com would be, by nearly all counts, a huge understatement. The 2-year-old firm — famous for throwing the most extravagant launch party in the short but decadent history of dot-com startups — has faced a double whammy of woe and misfortune in \[…\]
Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues (www.nytimes.com)
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces 17 counts in a superseding indictment over his role in obtaining and publishing classified documents in 2010.
Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence (www.nytimes.com)
The Army intelligence analyst convicted in a 2010 leak of security documents is set to be freed this May instead of in 2045.
Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case (www.theguardian.com)
Judge Claude Hilton orders Manning, who says she objects to the secrecy of grand jury process, to jail after brief hearing on Friday
Chelsea Manning jailed again as she refuses to testify before grand jury (www.theguardian.com)
Former army private says she would ‘rather starve to death’ than cooperate in growing battle of wills
Ecuador Jilted Assange as It Sought to Build Ties With U.S. (www.wsj.com)
Ecuador President Lenín Moreno, who described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a “stone in our shoe,” changed the political tone of his anti-U.S. predecessor as he began negotiating a trade accord with Washington.
What is behind Britain's IS duo decision? (www.bbc.co.uk)
Is the government's real motivation to avoid prosecuting the two men in the UK?
Definition of paranoia: supporters of Julian Assange | Nick Cohen (www.theguardian.com)
Nick Cohen: The right does not have a monopoly on paranoia, as the conspiratorial fantasies of the backers of Julian Assange show
Famous. Rich. Powerful. Missing. (www.wsj.com)
In China, making an example of someone to intimidate others into compliance is an age-old tradition with its own proverb: “Kill the chicken to scare the monkeys.” Lately, the Communist Party has used a number of high-profile disappearances to do that on a wide scale.
Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist (www.theguardian.com)
Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’
Julian Assange, monk of the online age who thrives on intellectual battle (www.theguardian.com)
Carole Cadwalladr profiles Julian Assange, a founder of WikiLeaks thrust into the public eye over one of the biggest intelligence leaks of all time
Assange branded a 'narcissist' by judge who found him guilty (www.theguardian.com)
WikiLeaks founder’s claim he’d been denied a fair hearing were called ‘laughable’ in court
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Revealed: five men killed in past year after being deported from UK to Jamaica (www.theguardian.com)
Killings put pressure on Home Office to justify resumption of deportation charter flights
UK 'will not block death penalty for IS duo' (www.bbc.co.uk)
They could be tried in the US after the UK dropped its demand against the death penalty.
N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal (www.nytimes.com)
The judges ruled that the U.S.A. Patriot Act cannot be legitimately interpreted to permit the systematic gathering of domestic calling records.
Architect unveils striking proposal for 'green' Notre Dame (www.cnn.com)
The rebuilt Notre Dame could feature a futuristic glass design, solar power, and an urban farm that supports vulnerable and homeless Parisians.
The Chinese Farmer Who Live-Streamed Her Life and Made a Fortune (www.newyorker.com)
Liu Mama, a loud-mouthed, ruddy-cheeked Northern farmer with millions of online followers, is one of many Chinese streamers participating in a virtual gold rush.
UK suffers crushing defeat in UN vote on Chagos Islands (www.theguardian.com)
General assembly strongly condemns British occupation of Indian Ocean territory
France faces up to scandal of Réunion's stolen children (www.theguardian.com)
Hundreds of children were taken from island territory in official scheme to boost French rural population in 1960s and 70s
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Here's the worst-case scenario for the US-China trade war (www.cnn.com)
It turns out trade wars are not short and not so easy to win, as President Donald Trump once tweeted. As the US-China trade war drags on, economists are sharpening their pencils, forecasting what a protracted trade war would cost.
Ecstasy Study Botched, Retracted (www.wired.com)
A researcher who a year ago published startling research showing that the drug commonly known as ecstasy can cause Parkinson's-like brain damage has retracted his study. George Ricaurte, the Johns Hopkins Medical School researcher who performed the research, said his lab did not administer ecstasy, or MDMA, but methamphetamine, to the primates in the study. \[…\]
Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests (www.theguardian.com)
Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs
LSD could help alcoholics stop drinking, AA founder believed (www.theguardian.com)
Author reveals Bill Wilson's acid theory, but his experiments upset other Alcoholics Anonymous members
The $35,000 device that celebrities and the super-rich use at home to stream movies still in theaters (www.businessinsider.com)
Tom Cruise, Quentin Tarantino, CEOs, and sports stars already have a way to see the biggest new movies from their living room.
Gerrymandering Is Illegal, but Only Mathematicians Can Prove It (www.wired.com)
Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts.
BBC NEWS | Health | 'Cool glove' helps athletes keep going (news.bbc.co.uk)
Stanford Is Building a Body-Cooling Glove That Might Work 'Better Than Steroids' for Athletes (gizmodo.com)
One of the reasons professional athletes illegally use steroids is to help speed up their recovery time after a particularly grueling game or injury, thus making them fresh as spring chickens the next time they compete. But one of the goals of helping the body to recover is lowering core temperture, and Stanford believes that the heat-extracting glove they're developing is so effective at lowering core body temperture that it might actually...
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Apple must show patents valid in Samsung case: judge (www.reuters.com)
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The Fiji government says it's preparing to fight a US businessman's trademarking of the word "bula."
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The Universe of Discourse : The shittiest project I ever worked on (blog.plover.com)
The Worst Job in the World (www.art.net)
Being a Unix system administrator is like being a tech in a biological warfare laboratory, except that none of the substances are labeled consistently, any of the compounds are just as likely to kill you by themselves as they are when mixed with one another, and it is never clear what distinction is made between a catastrophic failure in the lab and a successful test in the field. But I don't want to tell you about biological warfare, I want...
The Huawei Disaster Reveals Google’s Iron Grip on Android (onezero.medium.com)
Open source isn’t as open as you think
H.264 is magic: a technical walkthrough of a remarkable technology. (sidbala.com)
A high level walkthrough of the basics of video compression techniques used in MPEG, AVC/H.264, codecs.
VP9 encoding/decoding performance vs. HEVC/H.264 | Ronald S. Bultje (blogs.gnome.org)
A while ago, I posted about ffvp9, FFmpeg‘s native decoder for the VP9 video codec, which significantly outperforms Google’s decoder (part of libvpx). We also talked about encoding performance (quality, mainly), and showed VP9 significantly outperformed H.264, although it was much slower. The elephant-in-the-room question since then has always been: what about HEVC? I couldn’t address this question back then, because the blog post was primarily a...
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Encode with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) in Compressor 4.4 (support.apple.com)
Encode video in the High Efficiency Video Coding format (HEVC, also known as H.265) for file sizes up to 40 percent smaller than H.264, while preserving the same visual quality.
Guide to HEVC/H.265 Encoding and Playback (www.techspot.com)
HEVC's main advantage over H.264 is that it offers roughly double the compression ratio for the same quality. This means that a video file encoded with HEVC can occupy half the space of its H.264 equivalent with no noticeable change in quality, or the same amount of space with improved quality.
Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims (www.eff.org)
EFF's case challenging NSA spying, Jewel v. NSA, has come further than any case trying to end the government's mass surveillance programs. Our clients have survived multiple efforts by the government to end the case, and they continue to push for their day in court. As a result, we're no stranger...
OHCHR | UN experts urge UK to honour rights obligations and let Mr. Julian Assange leave Ecuador embassy in London freely (www.ohchr.org)
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Does The Constitution Protect Non-Citizens? Judges Say Yes (www.forbes.com)
Non-citizens have rights, too -- even under the U.S. Constitution.
Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Rich to Cover for Russians (www.thedailybeast.com)
Julian Assange repeatedly blamed Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, for Russia’s leaks. The Mueller report shows that Assange was lying from the start.
Unproved Claims Re-Emerge Around DNC Staffer's Death: Here's What You Should Know (www.npr.org)
Seth Rich was a young staffer at the Democratic National Committee, shot near his home in July 2016. Here's why the story — and the conspiracy around it — keep resurfacing.
The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory (www.snopes.com)
Russian government agencies actively promoted a now-debunked conspiracy theory that a murdered DNC staffer leaked e-mails to WikiLeaks.
That Time Fox News Retracted Their Story Linking Seth Rich's Murder to Leaked E-mails (www.snopes.com)
A year after retracting the conspiracy-tainted story and vowing to investigate the matter further, Fox News has not issued an update.
Daniel Ellsberg Speaks Out on the Arrest of Julian Assange (progressive.org)
“Without whistleblowers we would not have a democracy. And there have to be people to distribute work and publish it.”
Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy (www.bbc.com)
What in the World: A new report finds that an elite few dominate US policy, the human error behind South Korea's ferry tragedy, and Algeria's uneasy status quo election.
Study: Politicians Vote Against the Will of Their Constituents 35 Percent of the Time - (promarket.org)
New Stigler Center working paper: “To the extent that legislators represent majority opinion, it happens largely because legislators share the opinions of their constituents, not because legislators seek to reflect constituent opinion.”     In March, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a bill that repealed Obama-era regulations that would have prevented internet providers from storing and selling their customers’ browsing hist...
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Ecuador inks $4.2 billion financing deal with IMF: Moreno (www.reuters.com)
Ecuador has reached a $4.2 billion staff-level financing deal with the Internati...
Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange (www.cnbc.com)
During a 2017 meeting with Ecuador's incoming president, Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort tried to negotiate a deal that would see Ecuador get economic concessions from Washington in exchange for Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange, according to The New York Times.
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RSF calls on the UK to protect role of journalistic sources in treatment of Julian Assange | Reporters without borders (rsf.org)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London for alleged breach of bail. He was taken into police custody on 11 April after being evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he had been living for nearly seven years. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the UK to prioritise the principles of freedom of expression and protection of the role of journalism, including journalistic sources, in their treatment of Assange. On 11 April...
The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom (theintercept.com)
The Trump DOJ is exploiting animosity toward Assange to launch a thinly disguised effort to criminalize core functions of investigative journalism.
New York Times Admits Reason For Delay In Delivering NSA Wiretapping Story (www.npr.org)
NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses new information on why The New York Times sat on the story for a year.
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FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet (thehill.com)
FBI emails suggest that agency had doubts about Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier before citing it in warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA (thehill.com)
The FBI likely knew Christopher Steele was paid by a political client and facing an Election Day deadline to broadcast raw intelligence.
This woman drove her Tesla 20,396km around Australia (www.topgear.com)
Worried an electric car won’t have enough range for your 25-mile commute? Got range anxiety driving to Sainsbury's? Well, step aside. Sylvia Wilson has driven her Model S 75kW the entire perimeter of Australia.The fully electric saloon covered a ridiculous 20,396 kilometers (12,674 miles) in 110 days, making Sylvia the first woman to drive an electric car around Oz. Most impressively, the entire fuel bill for the journey was a measly $150.90 AUD,...
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SpaceX launches Starlink mission, deploys 60 satellites [Updated] (arstechnica.com)
Guess who's back, back again. Sooty's back, tell a friend.
From Chicago To New York And Back In 8.5 Milliseconds (www.zerohedge.com)
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The geometry of an electron determined for the first time (www.unibas.ch)
Physicists at the University of Basel are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability of an electron being present in a space. This allows improved control of electron spins, which could serve as the smallest information unit in a future quantum computer. The experiments were published in Physical Review Letters and the related theory in Physical ...
Quantum computing for the very curious (quantum.country)
Presented in an experimental mnemonic medium that makes it almost effortless to remember what you read
Notre Dame is unstable: a strong wind could make the walls collapse, independent report says (www.theartnewspaper.com)
The current approach to its restoration fails to take account of the interconnected structural “engineering” of Gothic architecture
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Spot the difference: How today’s airbrushing PC censors decided Churchill could do without his cigar   By Beth Hale   LONDON, 15 June 2010 (Daily Mail) The face is instantly familiar, the two-fingered salute unmistakable.   But are these actually the same photograph of Sir Winston Churchill? In the original photograph the war leader has …
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Brutalist cathedral in the UK opens to the public following renovation (www.wallpaper.com)
Architecture buffs might recognise the brutalist cathedral in Clifton, Bristol by its distinctive, irregular, elongated hexagonal floorplan. What many don’t know however, is that the iconic building has been suffering from water leakages for years, due...
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Christ Cathedral is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Orange County who wants to see the region’s treasures. For the faithful, it is the endpoint of a pilgrimage. For others, it is an architectural wonder. And for all, it is the epicenter of a celebration of art and culture. Docents at the Cultural Center assure your visit aligns with your interests.
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How to factor 2048 bit RSA integers in 8 hours using 20 million noisy qubits (scirate.com)
We significantly reduce the cost of factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms over finite fields on a quantum computer by combining techniques from Griffiths-Niu 1996, Zalka 2006, Fowler 2012, Ekerå-Håstad 2017, Ekerå 2017, Ekerå 2018, Gidney-Fowler 2019, Gidney 2019. We estimate the approximate cost of our construction using plausible physical assumptions for large-scale superconducting qubit platforms: a planar grid of qubits with ne...
The Case Against Quantum Computing (spectrum.ieee.org)
The proposed strategy relies on manipulating with high precision an unimaginably huge number of variables
How to factor 2048 bit RSA integers in 8 hours using 20 million noisy qubits (arxiv.org)
We significantly reduce the cost of factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms over finite fields on a quantum computer by combining techniques from Griffiths-Niu 1996, Zalka 2006, Fowler 2012, Ekerå-Håstad 2017, Ekerå 2017, Ekerå 2018, Gidney-Fowler 2019, Gidney 2019. We estimate the approximate cost of our construction using plausible physical assumptions for large-scale superconducting qubit platforms: a planar grid of qubits with ne...
Reversing cryptographic primitives using quantum computing (www.phdays.com)
Positive Hack Days is a unique global event. It is the only event which brings together the elite of the hackers' world, leaders of the information security industry and representatives of the Internet community to cooperate in addressing burning information security issues.
Ordinateurs quantiques et futur de la sécurité (speakerdeck.com)
Cette présentation introduira sans prérequis techniques et pour le plus grand nombre : • L'état de l'art des ordinateurs quantiques • les principes du calcul quantique • les puces quantiques et simulateurs accessibles au grand public • les progrès et records des technologies quantiques • les menaces sur les dispositifs de sécurité existant • les apports sécuritaires des technologies quantiques • la cryptographie post-quantique Elle perm...
Moving Camera, Moving People: A Deep Learning Approach to Depth Prediction (ai.googleblog.com)
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Neural scene representation and rendering | DeepMind (deepmind.com)
We introduce the Generative Query Network (GQN), a framework within which machines learn to perceive their surroundings by training only on data obtained by themselves as they move around scenes. Much like infants and animals, the GQN learns by trying to make sense of its observations of the world around it. In doing so, the GQN learns about plausible scenes and their geometrical properties, without any human labelling of the contents of scenes.
Unsupervised Learning of Depth and Ego-Motion from Video (arxiv.org)
We present an unsupervised learning framework for the task of monocular depth and camera motion estimation from unstructured video sequences. We achieve this by simultaneously training depth and camera pose estimation networks using the task of view synthesis as the supervisory signal. The networks are thus coupled via the view synthesis objective during training, but can be applied independently at test time. Empirical evaluation on the KITTI da...
Yes, This Photo from Everest Is Real (www.outsideonline.com)
When we say “Everest is crowded,” this is what we mean
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This is my sixth year to blog “How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest?” and I firmly believe we are about to see the biggest changes in Everest, inc. that we have seen since Nepal…
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  The Bucket List.  It’s your ever-growing ‘do before I die’ list that is full of vacation destinations, adventures, and good times.  I don’t have a bucket list myself, but that doesn’t mean I hate the idea of bucket lists.  I don’t.  I just hate buckets lists that suck.  This article isn’t meant to keep you …
Tone(deaf) at the Top - Ethics Unwrapped (ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu)
PwC just studied the world’s top 2,500 corporations and reported that in 2018 a record percentage of CEOs left their positions, either voluntarily or having been forced out.  And for the first time in the 15-or-so years of this study, more left because of moral failures than any other reason.  In the past, poor financial …
Moral Disengagement in Processes of Organizational Corruption (link.springer.com)
This paper explores Albert Bandura's concept of moral disengagement in the context of organizational corruption. First, the construct of moral disengagement is defined and elaborated. Moral...
Leader Narcissism and Outcomes in Organizations: A Review at Multiple Levels of Analysis and Implications for Future Research (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Narcissists often pursue leadership and are selected for leadership positions by others. At the same time, they act in their own best interest, putting the needs and interests of others at risk. While theoretical arguments clearly link narcissism and ...
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buro9 (David Kitchen) is now on Keybase, an open source app for encryption and cryptography.
Introducing security alerts on GitHub - The GitHub Blog (github.blog)
Last month, we made it easier for you to keep track of the projects your code depends on with the dependency graph, currently supported in Javascript and Ruby. Today, for the over 75 percent of
LiberapayOrg's profile - Liberapay (liberapay.com)
The Liberapay non-profit organization is the legal entity that runs this site. Its current homepage is the liberapay.org repository on GitHub.
The Book Outlines Wiki / Predictably Irrational (bookoutlines.pbworks.com)
book by Dan Ariely
Why I'm partnering with Balanced • Steve Klabnik (words.steveklabnik.com)
My next venture will be joining up with Balanced, an API for marketplace payments, and I’m really excited about it. To the tax man, of course, the title of this post is “Why I’m going to be an employee of Balanced,” but I like to think about it as... | Steve Klabnik | “The most violent element in society is ignorance.” - Emma Goldman
About GitHub Sponsors - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
GitHub Sponsors allows the developer community to financially support the people who design, build, and maintain the open source projects they depend on, directly on GitHub.
Displaying a sponsor button in your repository - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
You can add a sponsor button in your repository to increase the visibility of funding options for your open source project.
How Amazon Went Thermonuclear on Diapers.com (slate.com)
Amazon tracks its competitors extremely closely. So when an upstart called Diapers.com began catching on with parents by allowing them to easily...
Displaying a sponsor button in your repository - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
You can add a sponsor button in your repository to increase the visibility of funding options for your open source project.
Sponsoring a developer - GitHub Help (help.github.com)
You can make a monthly recurring payment to a developer who designs, creates, or maintains open source projects you depend on.
[Request] Formatting text on a per word/per character basis [$100] · Issue #3390 · photonstorm/phaser (github.com)
I don't know how feasible this is, but it would be great to be able to format parts of a text, e.g. coloring specific words. For one-liners, it's feasible by adding a text in color A, addin...
Is your package eligible for income on Tidelift? Here's the complete list. (blog.tidelift.com)
Over 4,000 packages are now eligible for recurring income on Tidelift. Search for your package and apply to get started if you're interested!
Tidelift + GitHub (tidelift.com)
Tidelift has partnered with GitHub to makes it possible for organizations to pay the maintainers to maintain their software, creating a scalable income stream for maintainers, through the GitHub Sponsors program.
Patreon's Future: Venture capital is bad, and destinations become dead ends (kyefox.com)
It’s easy to say Patreon’s fate was sealed the moment it took venture capital (VC). It’s widely understood that VC locks a company on a trajectory with three possible outcomes: acquisition, IPO, or yet another “our incredible journey” shutdown. The received wisdom is that all…
Integrate/Develop a donation method from within GitLab (#43468) · Issues · GitLab.org / GitLab Community Edition (gitlab.com)
Sparked by an internal discussion after the following tweet was posted: https://twitter.com/zedshaw/status/966125251624079360 It might be interesting to allow donations for software from within GitLab to enable people to spend more...
Troubles with the Open Source Gig Economy and Sustainability Tip Jar (www.aniszczyk.org)
There has been a lot of discussions lately on open source sustainability and honestly, it’s something I think about on a daily basis through my current role at The Linux Foundation and myself being…
Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth (www.cnbc.com)
Patreon announces strong user growth and the need to create a more sustainable business model.
New Creator Plans (support.patreon.com)
UPDATE: The new creator plans will launch on May 7th, 2019. To lock in founders status and pricing, a creator page must be launched by May 6th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. On March 19, 2019, Pat...
Licenses & Standards | Open Source Initiative (opensource.org)
Paid vs. Volunteer Work in Open Source - Software Research and the Industry (dirkriehle.com)
Abstract: Many open source projects have long become commercial. This paper shows just how much of open source software development is paid work and how much has remained volunteer work. Using a conservative approach, we find that about 50% of all open source software development has been paid work for many years now and that … Continue reading "Paid vs. Volunteer Work in Open Source"
“Red Hat Joins Industry Vendors as a Founding Member of the GNOME Foundation – GNOME (www.gnome.org)
August 15, 2000
Build software better, together (github.com)
GitHub is where people build software. More than 36 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 100 million projects.
what I would ask my lawyers about the new Github TOS (joeyh.name)
The Internet saw Github's new TOS yesterday and collectively shrugged.
No one makes a living on Patreon (theoutline.com)
Who is really benefiting from the crowdfunding site for artists?
nest - Open Collective (opencollective.com)
In recent years, thanks to Node.js, JavaScript has become the “lingua franca” of the web for both front and backend applications, giving rise to awesome projects like Angular, React and Vue which improve developer productivity and enable the construction of fast, testable, extensible frontend applications. However, on the server-side, while there are a lot of superb libraries, helpers and tools for Node, none of them effectively solve the main pr...
date-fns - Open Collective (opencollective.com)
date-fns provides the most comprehensive, yet simple and consistent toolset for manipulating JavaScript dates in a browser & Node.js.
Pricing | Patreon: Build Your Own Membership Business (www.patreon.com)
Find the Patreon plan that is right for you. Plans include reoccurring billing, additional membership tiers, and tools to grow your membership business.
Mathematicians revive abandoned approach to the Riemann Hypothesis (phys.org)
Many ways to approach the Riemann Hypothesis have been proposed during the past 150 years, but none of them have led to conquering the most famous open problem in mathematics. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that one of these old approaches is more practical than previously realized.
ZOC: SSH Client and Terminal Emulator for Windows and macOS (www.emtec.com)
The SSH client ZOC is a modern terminal emulator for Windows and macOS, featuring many emulations (vt220, xterm, tn3270, ...) and great user interface. It supports ...
Features - iTerm2 - macOS Terminal Replacement (www.iterm2.com)
iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm
gnachman - Overview (github.com)
gnachman has 32 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.
George Nachman is creating iTerm2 | Patreon (www.patreon.com)
Become a patron of George Nachman today: Read 13 posts by George Nachman and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.
XTERM – Terminal emulator for the X Window System (invisible-island.net)
Thomas Dickey is the maintainer/developer of xterm, the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. This page gives some background and pointers to xterm resources.
Getting Started — Terminator 2.0 alpha documentation (terminator-gtk3.readthedocs.io)
This page is an introduction and tutorial that will get you familiar with Terminator’s features. Additional functional areas are explored in other pages, but at the end of this page you’ll be getting a good idea of the power of Terminator.
How the IO Top Level Domain is mired with outages and injustice (www.thewebmaster.com)
Many seek to avoid the .IO TLD due to multiple outages of the domain's nameservers, and the injustice experienced by the Chagos Islanders.
The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal (gigaom.com)
The .io domain is a hit, but few startups using it appreciate the associations it carries -- a mass expulsion that took place within living memory, and a crucial staging-post for the "War on Terror".
Government accused of profiting from sales of Chagos Islands '.io' (www.independent.co.uk)
 
Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia (thediplomat.com)
As U.S. defense planners consider the potential closure of Diego Garcia, they should know the limits of the Cocos Islands.
The End of an Era for easyDNS… (easydns.com)
May 23, 2019 by Mark E. Jeftovic 3 Comments
Record-Low Downtown Toronto Office Vacancy Triggers Wave of Pre-leasing in New Towers (www.cbre.ca)
Toronto, ON – January 23, 2019 – Strong demand from the co-working and tech sectors helped to drive down Toronto’s downtown office vacancy rate to a record-low 2.7% in the final quarter of 2018, according to CBRE Canada’s Q4 2018 Quarterly Statistics Report. The chronic shortage of office space is forcing tenants to consider alternatives in the next generation of office buildings. There has been a surge of pre-leasing deals, including Scot...
Toronto office market: Landlords can 'name their price' | RENX - Real Estate News Exchange (renx.ca)
More than two million square feet of recent leasing transactions have continued the unrelenting pressure on Toronto’s office sector, according to the latest Avison Young market report. The survey showed GTA-wide absorption hit 763,000 square feet in the first quarter, as overall
Recessions: It’s Been a While (www.collaborativefund.com)
It’s been a while since we’ve had a recession: That’s not a new trend. The average time between recessions has grown from about two years in the late 1800s to five years in the early 20th century to eight years over the last half-century. It’s been 11 years since the last recession began in Dec. 2007. That’s the longest we’ve gone without starting a new recession ever, going back to before the Civil War. I’ve heard theories on why that is. One is...
Strong clue about whether house prices will crash (www.news.com.au)
With house prices falling, Australia is entering unknown territory.
Record debt levels suggest we may be sleepwalking into the next global economic crisis (www.odi.org)
Global debt is at a record high – and rising. Many middle-income countries face a financial crunch. A sovereign debt crisis is brewing in poorer countries.
Firefox brings you smooth video playback with the world’s fastest AV1 decoder – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog (hacks.mozilla.org)
With this week's release of Firefox 67, the new high performance royalty-free AV1 video decoder dav1d is now enabled by default on all desktop platforms (Windows, OSX and Linux) for ...
YouTube (www.youtube.com)
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
Imgur (imgur.com)
1210726 - Add hardware decoding capabilities on Linux (bugzilla.mozilla.org)
NEW (nobody) in Core - Audio/Video: Playback. Last updated 2019-05-23.
AV1 Beta Launch Playlist - YouTube (www.youtube.com)
The first videos to receive YouTube's AV1 transcodes. Support for AV1 in MP4 within Media Source is available in Chrome 70, and Firefox 63 builds newer than ...
A crisis, the causes and a solution – Leonardo Chiariglione | Blog (blog.chiariglione.org)
Why this post?
The Data Science Interview Study Guide (www.coriers.com)
By Ben Rogojan Data science technical interviews, like other technical interviews require plenty of preparation. There are lots of subjects that need to be covered in order to ensure you are ready f...
MDMA as a Probe and Treatment for Social Behaviors (www.cell.com)
MDMA, better known as the recreational drug “ecstasy,” is well known for stimulating a feeling of closeness and empathy in its users. We advocate that exploring its mechanism of action could lead to new treatments for psychiatric conditions characterized by social impairment and dysfunction.
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Is MDMA Neurotoxic? | DanceSafe (dancesafe.org)
Is MDMA Neurotoxic? And if so, what does that mean? There have been a lot of press reports (and even anti-drug ad campaigns) about the neurotoxicity of ecstasy. Magazines and newspapers have printed frightening stories suggesting that even a single dose of ecstasy can cause permanent brain damage. It's been claimed that ecstasy use may eventually lead to disorders ranging from depression to Parkinson's disease. Finding the truth about MDMA neurot...
MAPS - Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 - MDMA Neurotoxicity: New Data, New Risk Analysis (www.maps.org)
Professor David Nutt: Why I think the terminally ill should take LSD (www.independent.co.uk)
Why does a former Government tsar believe that mind-altering drugs have a place on the prescription pad?
Scientist David Nutt on the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs (www.ft.com)
UK professor believes magic mushrooms could be used to treat depression and are less harmful than alcohol
Columbia Ketamine Program (www.columbiadoctors.org)
The Columbia Ketamine Program offers a comprehensive ketamine treatment for treatment resistant depression in a single safe and convenient location.
From PCP to MXE: a comprehensive review of the non‐medical use of dissociative drugs - Morris - 2014 - Drug Testing and Analysis - Wiley Online Library (onlinelibrary.wiley.com)
The New School, Department of Anthropology, 66 W 12th Street, New York, NY, 10011 USA
Fat Tyrants | Christopher E. Forth (www.laphamsquarterly.org)
Deep thoughts on prominent bellies from Ancient Greece and Rome.
Can Synthesizers Compose Music? Nearly 50 Years Ago, This One Could (www.laweekly.com)
Captured on the new compilation "Three Willow Park," the Electronium was an ahead-of-its-time synthesizer that could actually generate melodies. Thanks to some restoration work, it may soon compose again.
Accidental Music for Animated Mayhem | Raymond Scott (1908-1994) (www.raymondscott.net)
[This essay originally appeared in THE CARTOON MUSIC BOOK, A Cappella Books, 2002. This version has been revised and updated.] by Irwin Chusid His merry melodies are genetically encoded in every earthling. Since 1943, they’ve been heard underscoring the antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd. In the early 1990s, his eccentric recordings …
After 15 Years, the Pirate Bay Still Can’t Be Killed - MEL Magazine (melmagazine.com)
In a quiet corner of my high school’s study room in 2009, I booted up my busted laptop while making sure nobody could peer over...
WebRTC Peer-to-Peer Video CDN | Streamroot DNA™ (streamroot.io)
Increase quality of service, save on delivery costs and scale profitably to growing audiences with a unique hybrid video CDN based on webRTC peer-accelerated delivery technology.
Netflix says Fortnite is bigger competition than HBO or Hulu (www.polygon.com)
The company’s quarterly report clarifies the ‘streaming wars’
Universal's Audible Watermark (www.mattmontag.com)
Videos/Digital Show and Tell - XiphWiki (wiki.xiph.org)
Wiki edition
Everything you need to know about Google Play Music's distant shutdown (www.androidcentral.com)
Google Play Music has an expiration date, but no one knows what that is and there's a lot to happen before Google can afford to kill it off. Here's why Play Music is safe for the foreseeable future.
Huge price cut for students: Photoshop and the rest of Adobe software for $5 a year (www.cnet.com)
For kids in K-12, Adobe's full suite of software plunges from its previous price of $240 a year.
EU Parliament failed to address sexual harassment, says outgoing Pirate Party star (www.euractiv.com)
Last week, Julia Reda of the Germany Pirate Party and most known critic of the controversial EU copyright directive, left politics altogether. The reason: allegations of sexual harassment against her former colleague and current candidate of the Pirate party for the 2019 EU elections. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Reda spoke of sexual harassment in the EU Parliament and the implementation of the copyright reform.
Erklärung betreffend die Liste der Piratenpartei zur Europawahl 2019 (www.patrick-breyer.de)
Der Bundeswahlausschuss hat heute unsere Mitte 2018 aufgestellte Liste zur Europawahl 2019 unverändert zugelassen. Die beantragte Streichung des zweiten Listenkandidaten Gilles Bordelais wurde leider abgelehnt. Als Gilles Bordelais auf die Liste der Piratenpartei zur Europawahl gewählt wurde, war
A friend called Niles – Mab (mab.nu)
Mab.nu - Mattias Bjärnemalm - nätentusiast och piratpartist
Ein Europakandidat der Piratenpartei soll eine Frau sexuell belästigt haben – trotzdem darf er weiter auf Platz zwei der Wahlliste stehen (www.buzzfeed.com)
Gilles Bordelais soll eine Frau im Europaparlament sexuell belästigt haben. Bordelais bestätigt die Existenz einer Untersuchung, gibt aber an, dass diese noch andauere.
Maine’s Legislature Is Blocking Ranked-Choice Voting. But Voters Have One Chance To Save It. (theintercept.com)
The campaigners who successfully convinced voters to support ranked-choice voting last year submitted an application to trigger a "people's veto."
Boston Tea Party Aftermath | 1773 (www.bostonteapartyship.com)
The aftermath of the Boston Tea Party left no harm to anyone or the Boston Tea Party ships.
EU Council of Ministers Approves Copyright Directive, Including Article 17 (13) - (Updated) - TorrentFreak (torrentfreak.com)
The EU Council of Ministers has approved the Copyright Directive, which includes the controversial Article 17 (formerly 13). The legislation was voted through by a majority of EU ministers just a few minutes ago, despite opposition from Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Finland, and Sweden.
Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It's a Seductive Mirage - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (www.gnu.org)
Misinterpreting Copyright - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (www.gnu.org)
What The Swedish Pirate Party Wants With Patents, Trademarks, And Copyright - Falkvinge on Liberty (falkvinge.net)
This afternoon, I’ll make a presentation to a group of patent lawyers in Stockholm, with the title “What does the Pirate Party want with...
Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU Licenses - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (www.gnu.org)
11 Incredible Fan Games That Were Legally Taken Down - Gameranx (gameranx.com)
After years of work some of these games were killed off.
The "Uber of Live Music" will charge you $1100-1600 to book a house show, pay musicians $100 (boingboing.net)
The "Uber of Live Music" will charge you $1100-1600 to book a house show, pay musicians $100
Steam Refunds (store.steampowered.com)
Air conditioner ‘in a patch’ provides portable cooling (www.nature.com)
Device exploits semiconductors to whisk heat away from a polymer skin patch.
Cooling glove helps athletes and patients | Stanford News (news.stanford.edu)
A device that cools the hands is finding widespread use from the playing field to the clinic.
Harmon Brothers | The marketers behind Squatty Potty, Poo~Pourri, and Orabrush (harmonbrothers.com)
Harmon Brothers designed the Purple brand and launched the campaign that is turning the $18B mattress industry on its head: Overwhelmed manufacturing ...
The Hype Behind Stanford’s Magic “Cooling Glove” for Athletes (slate.com)
Researchers at Stanford have figured out a way to boost athletic performance that's "better than steroids" and totally safe. It's called the cooling...
Stanford Cooling Tool May Improve Performance Of Athletes, Soldiers (www.sciencedaily.com)
When people exercise, their muscles consume energy and generate heat as a byproduct. When enough heat accumulates internally, it can limit exercise performance. Two Stanford biologists have developed a method for cooling that maximizes heat transfer through the palms of the hands.
Atari 800 vs. Commodore 64 - The Brief Tale of Two 8-Bit Home Computers - Paleotronic Magazine (paleotronic.com)
The Commodore 64, introduced at the 1982 Winter Consumer Electronics Show, was a significant improvement on the VIC-20, and would become the best-selling computer model of all time. In early 1981, Commodore-subsidiary MOS Technology began [more...]
Dude, Where’s My Frontal Cortex? - Issue 72: Quandary - Nautilus (nautil.us)
In the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, a few hours east of San Francisco, are the Moaning Caverns, a cave system that begins, after…
No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons » No Brainer. (www.rifters.com)
Near-duplicate features of C++ (www.nayuki.io)
A large collection of features within the C++ programming language have very similar functionality. Much of this is due to features being inherited straight from C, then new native C++ features being added as alternatives.
Urban Dictionary: Waltersobchakeit (www.urbandictionary.com)
The German term for when a person makes up a random German-sounding word out of nowhere and people believe it anyway.
How Geometry, Data and Neighbors Predict Your Favorite Movies | Quanta Magazine (www.quantamagazine.org)
RETRO Handbook (forthworks.com)
Welcome to RETRO, my personal take on the Forth language. This is a modern system primarily targetting desktop, mobile, and servers, though it can also be used on some larger (ARM, MIPS32) embedded systems.
nornagon/jonesforth (github.com)
Mirror of JONESFORTH. Contribute to nornagon/jonesforth development by creating an account on GitHub.
nornagon/jonesforth (github.com)
Mirror of JONESFORTH. Contribute to nornagon/jonesforth development by creating an account on GitHub.
Railway oriented programming (fsharpforfunandprofit.com)
A recipe for a functional app, part 2