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New Look, Same Great Look | Lapham’s Quarterly

The history of humans being confounded by color photography. Photograph of two young men and a young woman under a Christmas tree and above a Munsell color chart, American. c. 1947. Rijksmuseum.

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The Bagel Code || fabian writes.

Ordering a bagel in NYC is like cracking a code. What kinds of bagel are there? Do you call it a bagel or a sandwich? Is it wrong to put egg and cheese on a Cinnamon-Raisin bagel (I hope so)? You’re somehow expected to just know, and if you don’t, then you’re clearly new to the city.

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“Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting,” Ten Years On | Whatever

Ten years ago this week I thought I would write a piece to offer a useful metaphor for straight white male privilege without using the word “privilege,” because when you use the word “privilege,” straight white men freak out, like, I said then, “vampires being fed a garlic tart.

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Why This Computer Scientist Says All Cryptocurrency Should “Die in a Fire” ❧ Current Affairs

Despite being hyped in expensive Super Bowl ads, cryptocurrency is now having a difficult moment. As the New York Times reports, “the crypto world went into a full meltdown this week in a sell-off that graphically illustrated the risks of the experimental and unregulated digital currencies.

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A Management Maturity Model for Performance - Infrequently Noted

I have been lucky to collaborate with more than a hundred teams building PWAs and consult on some of the world's largest sites. Engineers and managers on these teams universally want to deliver great experiences and have many questions about how to approach common challenges.

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How DELIA DERBYSHIRE made the DOCTOR WHO theme I Tomorrow's World I Music I BBC Archive - YouTube

Tomorrow's World visits the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a studio dedicated to the production of cutting edge electronic sound effects, soundscapes and electronic music for use in BBC television and radio programmes. Pioneering sound engineer Delia Derbyshire - who, along with colleague Dick Mills, realised Ron Grainer's famous Doctor Who Theme at the Radiophonic Workshop - shows how electronic sounds are produced, and demonstrates some of the processes and techniques used in the workshop to build these sounds into otherworldly scores for the likes of Quatermass and the Pit Originally broadcast 9 December, 1965. This clip features in Arena's docudrama, 'Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes', which is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000w6tr/arena-delia-derbyshire-the-myths-and-the-legendary-tapes You have now entered the BBC Archive, an audiovisual time machine that will transport you back to the golden age of tv. Let us educate, entertain and enlighten you with classic tv clips from the BBC vaults. Make sure you subscribe so that you never miss a single stop on our amazing journey through the BBC Archive - https://www.youtube.com/c/BBCArchive?sub_confirmation=1

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The Inside Story of The Simpsons' Remarkable Second Life | GQ

Last year, the team behind The Simpsons produced a video for the French luxury fashion house Balenciaga that debuted in October at Paris Fashion Week. (There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.

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The similarities and differences between content design and other content disciplines  – Co-op Digital Blog

Before we became part of the Co-op Content Design community, Marianne worked in marketing and communications, and Mary was a copywriter. Like most content designers and content strategists at Co-op, we moved into this discipline from roles that also demanded strong writing skills.

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City In A Bottle | MetaFilter

256 bytes of JavaScript code to render a shaded city-scape [Twitter]

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Green Day Crowd Singing Bohemian Rhapsody [Live in Hyde Park 2017] - YouTube

Watch the Green Day crowd sing Bohemian Rhapsody at the British Summer Time Festival – Hyde Park, London (July 1st, 2017).

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How did Roman Aqueducts work? - YouTube

The aqueducts were awesome manifestations of the Roman knack for practical engineering on a monumental scale. This video explores how they were constructed and used.

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Elon Musk Demonstrates How Little He Understands About Content Moderation | Techdirt

Lots of talk yesterday as Elon Musk made a hostile takeover bid for all of Twitter. This was always a possibility, and one that we discussed before in looking at how little Musk seemed to understand about free speech.

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I’m better at this than you are at everything you do. | MetaFilter

Damon Young is a writer, critic, humorist, satirist, and professional Black person. He is also a contributing columnist at the Washington Post, and people send emails to comment on his columns. One of those comments was a complaint about his use of "ain't" and "them white boys". Young was not having it.

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Nukes, Nubs And Coners: The Unique Social Hierarchy Aboard A Nuclear Submarine

Getting assigned to your first sub doesn’t make you a submariner and once you become one you’ll find yourself in a social structure unlike any other. Living in a machine with over 100 sailors requires a person to be flexible socially and sometimes physically.

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I Lived the #VanLife. It Wasn’t Pretty. - The New York Times

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. For the most part, I don’t remember things. My memory is not so much vague as it is glitchy; a generally blank screen that sometimes blinks to life and performs basic recall tasks.

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The Art of Code - Dylan Beattie - YouTube

Software and technology has changed every aspect of the world we live in. At one extreme are the ‘mission critical’ applications - the code that runs our banks, our hospitals, our airports and phone networks. Then there’s the code we all use every day to browse the web, watch movies, create spreadsheets… not quite so critical, but still code that solves problems and delivers services. But what about the code that only exists because somebody wanted to write it? Code created just to make people smile, laugh, maybe even dance? Maybe even code that does nothing at all, created just to see if it was possible? Join Dylan Beattie - programmer, musician, and creator of the Rockstar programming language - for an entertaining look at the art of code. We’ll look at the origins of programming as an art form, from Conway's Game of Life to the 1970s demoscene and the earliest Obfuscated C competitions. We’ll talk about esoteric languages and quines - how DO you create a program that prints its own source code? We’ll look at quine relays, code golf and generative art, and we’ll explore the phenomenon of live coding as performance - from the pioneers of electronic music to modern algoraves and live coding platforms like Sonic Pi. Check out more of our talks, courses, and conferences in the following links: https://ndcconferences.com/ https://ndc-london.com/

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A Very Detailed View Of A Crater On The Planet Mars // 8K - YouTube

by Seán Doran Music by Chris Zabriskie Data courtesy NASA / JPL / UArizona https://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ This is ESP_073055_1675 from HiRISE. Frame height is approximately 1km. Source was denoised, blended, graded & rescaled to create the footage. 'Itasca, It's Glowing Red Hot' from the album 'Music From Neptune Flux' is available here... https://chriszabriskie.bandcamp.com All rights reserved / Redistribution prohibited without license #8K #Mars #Space

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic | MetaFilter

Raccoon astronaut with the cosmos reflected in his helmet dreams of the stars / Jedi sloth / Lego Mona Lisa / Cute animals on rainbow grass / Bulldog in coat and hat drives an old car / Victorian rabbit reads the paper on a bench / Macro shot of a kitten in glasses / Cool panda skateboards in Santa Monica / Propaganda poster of a Napoleon cat with cheese / Plants in a lightbulb / Proud raccoons pose with their art / Studio Ghibli train stations / Kid and dog stare at the stars / Ukiyo-e teddy bears shop for groceries / Soup bowl monster knit out of wool / Astronaut on a horse, pencil sketch / American Gothic, but it's dogs with pizzas / Badass sheep in a science lab / Mona Lisa in Twin Peaks / Kitty donut shop / Colorful gamerooms, Memphis Design / HD photo of Pikachu in a cape / Wooden art deco cat / Fruit golem / Codex Seraphinianus / Voynich Manuscript / Variations on Vermeer, Klimt, Seurat, Ohara / "Good morning" Post-It on the ISS cupola / Cats in blue hats / Writer ponders her next story, oil painting / Timepieces, De Chirico style / Cheshire Cat and Tinkerbell play poker / Pieter Bruegel's Incredible Hulk / A plum and perfume served in a hat / Earth as chocolate cake / The orange cat Otto von Garfield in a Prussian Pickelhaube eats lasagna / A robot paints while playing piano, draws itself, paints itself, shows another robot its art / Meet OpenAI's DALL·E 2, the extraordinary new AI that creates anything you can imagine in a matter of seconds.

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Visualizing Black Holes with General Relativistic Ray Tracing – Sean's Projects

Okay I ended up making this write-up waaaaaay too long, so before I get into any of the jargon, let’s take a look at the finished product: Orbiting around the equator of a supermassive black hole, with an off-axis accretion disk.

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Try pinky, but hole | MetaFilter

Tiny Elden Ring: Elden Ring, but zoomed out and tilt-shifted and everything moving in a low-framerate Harryhausen stutter.

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Surviving 2020 with an Olympus Pen FT

“いらっしゃいませ.” An elderly man, perhaps the owner of the camera shop, bows almost imperceptibly towards me. He holds back a chuckle as he watches me stumble clumsily across the shop’s entrance. Amused, the man gestures towards a glass cabinet.

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“Oh no…” she says, reading the fortune. “…you got the worst one.” | MetaFilter

"The Pen's perfect, or at least it's everything I want a camera to be. Its design is genius, it's easy to use, and it's the most practical film camera I've ever used. More than even my most trusted cameras, it makes me want to keep shooting, keep having adventures, keep loving photography. I don't think I had more fun shooting a camera than I did shooting this thing in Tokyo. I had plans to take it back with me to LA to shoot shows, recording sessions, tours, everything. It was going to be my number one. But then I actually got home, and all of those plans just... vanished." — Surviving 2020 with an Olympus Pen FT, from Casual Photophile.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name | MetaFilter

For many of us, Metafilter is our online 'third place.' Off-line, however, how easy are they to find? Do Yourself a Favor and Go Find a 'Third Place' is fundamentally describing the bar in Cheers or Central Perks — the cafe — in Friends. A pleasant place to hang out that's not home and not work — where folks know your name, or maybe could learn your name. Reminiscent of a college hang-out, they are not anyplace you're supposed to be: Instead, they're simply a place where one afternoon, or on the odd night, you choose to be. Sitting, sipping, shooting the sh*t with the bartender or the cafe keeper, chatting with your neighbor at the next table, cracking wise to the person beside you on a stool.

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The Forgotten Joy of Hanging Out in ‘Third Places’ - The Atlantic

On a Sunday last year, I was walking through a suburban neighborhood in Pennsylvania, heading home from an early-afternoon meditation class. One of the nondescript stucco houses had a curious sticker on its mailbox reading Mac’s Club.

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Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Orb | MetaFilter

"Worldcoin promised to jump-start the global crypto revolution with an audacious plan: to give out digital money to all 7.9 billion people on Earth. [...] [Worldcoin CEO Alex] Blania strongly pushed back on the suggestion that Worldcoin's purpose was to harvest the world's eyeballs in return for a cryptocurrency that may turn out to be worthless. That notion "is just very wrong. I don't even know where to start, like this is just very wrong." [...] "We didn't want to build hardware devices — we didn't want to build a biometric device, even. It's just the only solution we found.""

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Russell Keith-Magee http://2017.pycon-au.org/schedule/presentation/51/ #pyconau This talk was given at PyCon Australia 2017 which was held from 3-8 August, 2017 in Melbourne, Victoria. PyCon Australia is the national conference for users of the Python Programming Language. In August 2017, we're returning to Melbourne, bringing together students, enthusiasts, and professionals with a love of Python from around Australia, and from all over the World. August 3-8 2017, Melbourne, Victoria Python, PyCon, PyConAU

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Marble World is an early access game which is effectively a Marble Run maze building game! Now the devs intended this game to be used for making cute fun and short marble runs not a giant marble maze to exploit the game! Set in a fantasy world where you can live out your dream of marble maze ownership you can now build the biggest marble track imaginable and enjoy the longest marble race! Now when it comes to building the track it can take time! Today however we Outsourced the entire project to uood5 an old friend and intern of mine. You can discover his creative process here: https://youtu.be/bFGrLBFHPuQ But what are the stakes for our giant marble maze? Well it turns out our patreons have a chance to win $500! Thats right its a classic marble race just got a lot more spicy with 1st 2nd and 3rd place marbles all able to win a prize! So sit back and get comfy as I reveal my marble world guide and marble world tips on how to break the game with this marble machine in my fantastic marble world gameplay! What you have seen here today is part of a fantastic perfectly balanced series on youtube where I go from game to game and break them with wacky exploits to gain things like unlimited gold. If you enjoyed this then be sure to check out more. The style is similar to RT game and callmekevin in parts. A large influence on this series has come from Valefisk and The Killian Experience. Welcome to the spiffing brit! majestic merch: https://freshmerch.fm/collections/spiffing-brit Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Spiffing Twitter: @thespiffingbrit Discord: https://discord.gg/spiffing Title: BUILDING A GIANT MARBLE MAZE TO EXPLOIT THE GAME - Marble World Is Perfectly Balanced

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Brouillard by Brouillard on Brouillard | MetaFilter

Horrible edge cases to consider when dealing with music

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Cache and Prizes - Infrequently Noted

When you work on a browser, you will often hear remarks along the lines of, Why don't you just put [popular framework] in the browser? This is a good question — or at least one that illuminates how those who make browsers make decisions. Spoiler: it's gnarly.

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Make Beautifully Resilient Apps With Progressive Enhancement

I’ve talked at length about the benefits and virtues of progressive enhancement.

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Best Mitch Video Ever! By OC

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What it’s like to work as a designer in a transformation programme - Services in government

If what makes words good is people agreeing on their meaning, then transformation is not a very good word, is it? Transformation means many different things to different people, and if you work in government, you hear it spoken about a lot.

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“Work needs to stay in its place.” | by Sara Wachter-Boettcher | Mar, 2022 | Medium

I started noticing it sometime last year: the conversations I was having about work were changing. During the first year of the pandemic, I’d had plenty of coaching clients express feelings of stress or loneliness, of course.

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iPhone 13 Pro: The Edge of Intelligent Photography — Lux

Octobers excite us at Halide HQ. Apple releases new iPhones, and they’re certain to upgrade the cameras. As the makers of a camera app, we tend to take a longer look at these upgrades.

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The incomparable Jeff Innocent. Immaculate comedy routine performed at The Comedy Store London https://thecomedystore.co.uk/

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I put a GoPro and a 360 Camera inside a Dishwasher so we can see how the dishwasher works while it runs through all the cycles during a wash with detergent, in full 4k, and from the 360 camera. For those of you who are curious about the inside of the dishwasher and how a dishwasher works inside and does its job then this video is for you. Mostly I was really curious about how the dish soap gets dispensed which I haven't ever seen on video before. and Since I Know Everyones going to ask me, Heres a Link to the 360 camera: https://store.insta360.com/product/one_r?insrc=INRK89J Chapters: 00:00 Intro 00:55 Camera Mounting 01:47 Start Cycle 02:13 Filling 02:27 Wetting 03:09 Rinsing 04:16 Drain & Fill 04:25 Wash Cycle 05:58 Dispensing Soap 06:42 High-Pressure Wash 08:25 Heating 11:19 Drain & Fill 11:24 Rinsing 11:44 Heating and Sanitizing 12:32 Final Rinse & Drain ↓↓Social media Links↓↓ 🐦 ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarpPerception 👍 ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarpPerception/ ◙ ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warped.perception ☢ ► IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5548028/? I sometimes post things early or post previews on FB and Instagram so if you like that sort of thing give them a visit. Please leave any opinions suggestions or comments Below and don't forget to check out our other videos and subscribe, Thank you. Watch this in 4k when possible, it looks incredibly awesome ! Carbon 12 http://www.c12.tv Produced By: Carbon 12 Directed By: Matt Mikka

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dConstruct from Clearleft — The web we want

What exactly is the World Wide Web? There’s a technical answer that involves protocols like HTTP and standards like URLs. But Jim Nielsen has a somewhat different answer to the question What is the Web?

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The web is for everyone: Our vision for the evolution of the web

Over the last two decades, the web has woven itself into the fabric of our lives. What began as a research project has become the world’s most important communication platform and an essential tool for billions of people.

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Service landscape maps – a tool for mapping public services - Services in government

researched and established new service definitions. We expanded the scope of the Service Standard accordingly. And we developed new tools to create a holistic understanding of end-to-end service offerings. 

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Second Life’s Mistakes Should Inform Today’s Metaverse

Welcome to Galaxy Brain—a newsletter from Charlie Warzel about technology, media, culture, and big ideas. You can read what this is all about here. If you like what you see, consider forwarding it to a friend or two.

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What is the strongest material on Earth? - Big Think

Carbon is one of the most fascinating elements in all of nature, with chemical and physical properties unlike any other element. With just six protons in its nucleus, it’s the lightest abundant element capable of forming a slew of complex bonds.

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Six months in, El Salvador’s bitcoin gamble is crumbling - Rest of World

When El Salvador officially made Bitcoin legal tender in September 2021, José Bonilla was one of the first citizens to sign up for a government-backed digital wallet that lets anyone use the cryptocurrency.

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The Global Minecraft Team Building New York City

It’s not surprising that video games — a reliable vehicle for escapism and stress relief — experienced a pandemic popularity boom. This was especially true for Minecraft, the best-selling game of all time, which saw 141 million active monthly users during 2021.

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NFTs Were Supposed to Protect Artists. They Don't. - The Atlantic

The only thing we’d wanted to do was ensure that artists could make some money and have control over their work. Back in May 2014, I was paired up with the artist Kevin McCoy at Seven on Seven, an annual event in New York City designed to spark new ideas by connecting technologists and artists.

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Harnessing Expectations in Content Strategy | Kontent by Kentico.

Content strategy defines the process for enterprises to provide content that simultaneously satisfies customer and business needs. Its goal seems straightforward but can be challenging to realize.

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experiences. Web. frameworks. future. me.

After 12 years of working on web infrastructure and Angular at Google, I’ve moved on to help build a better Web and Internet with Cloudflare, with my ultimate goal being to make the world a slightly better place.

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Project details + signup at https://pockit.ai A demo of modular electronics with Pockit as of early 2022, after several upgrades in the recent months based on everyone's feedback. Hope you guys enjoy it! Reddit group: https://www.reddit.com/r/pockit

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Wet Leg - "Oh No" from the album 'Wet Leg' out 8th April 2022 on Domino Subscribe to Wet Leg on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/WetLegYT Pre-order 'Wet Leg' Here: https://smarturl.it/WetLeg Directed by Wet Leg Graphics and colourgrade by Lavaland Follow Wet Leg: Website: http://wetlegband.com Facebook: http://smarturl.it/WetLegFB Twitter: http://smarturl.it/WetLegTW Instagram: http://smarturl.it/WetLegIG TikTok: https://smarturl.it/WetLegTT Follow Domino Record Co: YouTube: http://smarturl.it/DominoYT Website: http://smarturl.it/DominoRecordCo Facebook: http://smarturl.it/DominoFB Twitter: http://smarturl.it/DominoTW Instagram: http://smarturl.it/DominoIN http://vevo.ly/DKMg7Y

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Don’t ask forgiveness, radiate intent | by Elizabeth Ayer | Medium

Although is pains me to reject advice from the late great Grace Hopper… this advice I do hereby reject. I understand the sentiment behind it: we are often held back by “rules” that don’t even exist.

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wanna go paperless? | MetaFilter

1.0 A short conversation with, and about, a bank. In which the author, in need of a digital statement, faces our current broken reality.

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