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Julio writes, "A Spanish woman was sentenced yesterday for tweeting jokes about the 1973 assassination of Carrero Blanco (the appointed successor or General Franco). She was 16 at the time of her tweeting."  ...
Thursday, 30 March 2017
2. New Magic Club in LA!
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
You’re in LA, sniffing around for something to do, can’t get into The Magic Castle or looking for something less expensive? There’s a new place in town: Black Rabbit Rose. LA Magazine writes: An ...
Thursday, 30 March 2017
3. Raiding the New Manager
(English/WTF)
... a single-disk failure. Due to the required parity calculations, RAID 5 writes are not nearly as fast as RAID 10, which is bad for an I/O bound application such as the company’s main database server. ...
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Rudy Rucker writes, "Isabel Rucker and friends are promoting a GoFundMe project to give an Ms. subscription to each of the elected officials in Wyoming. Why? To raise awareness of women's issues. Wyoming ...
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
... good at showing you what he's doing so that you can understand it without explanation, and he writes up decent notes that are published along with the videos. But then I saw the comment: "[Turns on captions] ...
Sunday, 26 March 2017
... wrote Paul B.   Geof writes, "Based on the reservation name, I hope that I won't be eating alone."   "Viber blocks 'null' friends because no one needs friends that are never there when ...
Friday, 24 March 2017
7. The Commodore 64's "secret colours"
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... there were secret colors? Aaron Bell writes up a discovery that blew his mind many years ago and which, 26 years later, he's finally figured out. If you swap two colours rapidly enough - say at 50 or ...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Cheaper or more sophisticated? Apple does neither Comment  "The iPad is done," writes Europe's shrewdest hardware scribe Volker Weber in the aftermath of Apple's annual revamp of its tablet line.… Read ...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
9. What's a neutrino?
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
Ariel Waldman writes, "Neutrinos are tiny particles spit out by supernovas that were rumored to travel faster than light. Even though we still don't have FTL spaceships (sigh), I share with you why ...
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Lisa from the American Library Assocation writes, "We launched a campaign this afternoon asking anyone who supports libraries to give their Reps a call to ask them to sign on to two Dear Appropriator ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Jan Fröjdman used HiRISE satellite data from Mars to create this beautiful and detailed flyby of the planet. Liz Stinson writes that stitching it together took months. For Fröjdman, creating the ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
12. Man dies after bathtub phone charger shock
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
Phone chargers usually only deliver a few volts of juice at a feeble amperage, but they'll deliver a lot more if you give them the chance. The BBC writes that a UK man died in the bathtub after being ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
13. Traceroute: now on demand!
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
Johannes writes, "Finally! My award-winning nerd culture documentary TRACEROUTE (previously) can be downloaded on Vimeo On Demand. It was quite a challenge to create it, and huge thanks to all the folks ...
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
14. How tardigrades survive extreme conditions
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... difficult scientific questions. Scientists believe they've found the answer, and have published their findings in Molecular Cell. Wired's Matt Simon writes: ...researchers claim they’ve found an exclusively ...
Saturday, 18 March 2017
15. Windows 10 now "infested with annoying ads"
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
Microsoft gives away (ie forces) upgrades to Windows 10, and the price (ie reason) is that it is now "infested" with advertising, writes Tom Warren. Ads in the file explorer. Ads in core apps. Ads for ...
Friday, 17 March 2017
16. Error'd: Nothing to Lose
(English/WTF)
"With fraud protection like this, I feel very safe using my card everywhere," Brad W. writes.   "Well if so many other people are buying them - they must be good right?" writes Andy H.   ...
Friday, 17 March 2017
... Ellis wrote a story called “The Automation Vigilante,” which – It’s actually about the person that, as developers, we tend to have a big problem with. They’re the non-developer who writes a bunch of macros ...
Thursday, 16 March 2017
18. Amtrak vs snow, in slow-mo
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... what's about to happen and has his iPhone set to record slow-mo footage, but as he writes, there was "a more spectacular arrival than expected." Read all  ...
Thursday, 16 March 2017
"Gone are the days when a BlackBerry OS, Symbian, or Windows Mobile could make a significant impact. It is clear that there will only be two smartphone ecosystems moving forward - iOS and Android." Read ...
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
20. A fairy tale in Midi pattern art
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2WjVUJyro8&spfreload=10 You've seen Midi pattern art before, but this one tells a story! Composer and artist Mari Lesteberg writes: A longer MIDI Drawing this time - ...
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
21. Creeps pretending to be feminists
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... writes: When I put out a call for “woke misogynist” stories, I received tales of behavior all across the spectrum: The college guy who bought his girlfriend feminist zines and also slapped her so hard ...
Monday, 13 March 2017
22. Do not burn old flashlight batteries
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... was bad advice, writes Snopes, but not so bad then as now: batteries a half-century ago contained different chemicals, were unsealed, and less likely to explode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDq8jGXl78k ...
Saturday, 11 March 2017
... penalties of up to 30 percent of the total cost of an employee’s health insurance,” Dr. Cox writes. And the Public Health Service Act permits an increase to 50%. “Penalties of this magnitude would compel ...
Friday, 10 March 2017
Alan writes, "For a while, I wondered what the RFID chip looked like inside the front cover of a US passport. Yesterday, I had an x-ray image of my passport taken. Looks pretty cool. Chip is in the left ...
Friday, 10 March 2017
"Microsoft has really stepped up their remote publishing game with their Visual Studio 2017 RC!" writes Robert M.   Ronan wrote, "I was reading an article on ArsTechnica when suddenly, PHP."  ...
Friday, 10 March 2017