Sunday Morning 2017-12-03

Lectures d’aquesta setmana.

Study Finds ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Dark Energy’ May Not Exist

If we treat empty space as being scale invariant, there may be no need for dark matter or dark energy at all.

Here Are 4 Significant Things We Can Do to Combat Climate Change Now

  1. Pass government legislation that incentivizes carbon abatement.
  2. Drive mass adoption of solar energy and battery technology.
  3. Adapt ourselves and our civilization to the changing climate.
  4. Invest in geo-scale engineering projects.

One of the net’s most important freedom canaries died the day the W3C greenlit web-wide DRM

People who want DRM say that they’re just trying to protect their copyrights, but it’s obvious to anyone who knows even a little about computer science that DRM is effectively useless for this purpose. But DRM laws allow companies to shut down (and even jail) anyone who breaks DRM for any reason […]

Hallan en Burgos un mensaje del siglo XVIII oculto en las nalgas de una talla de un Cristo

La Corte está en Madrid. Hay Correo y Gaceta para las noticias. Hay Inquisición, por lo cual no se experimentan errores contra la iglesia de Dios. Se contratan en funciones grandes toreros famosos de Salamanca.

Modern Potemkin Villages

Fake cities around the world.

En los prostíbulos es donde los hombres son hermanos y gozan de su masculinidad

Acostarse con quince hombres en una noche no es un trabajo. La vulnerabilidad invalida el consentimiento.

Sunday Morning 2017-11-26

Photo by Paco S on Unsplash

Algunes lectures d’aquests darrers dies.

La universidad está en peligro y Europa es un naufragio.
From an anonymous online survey:
  • Red wine appeared to make people more lethargic than white wine
  • Respondents were most likely to report feeling relaxed when drinking red wine or beer
  • More than 40% said drinking spirits made them feel sexy
  • Over half said drinking spirits also gave them energy and confidence
  • But around a third said they felt aggressive when drinking spirits
  • Drinking spirits was more likely than all other drink types to be associated with feelings of aggression, illness, restlessness and tearfulness
  • Men were significantly more likely than women to associate feelings of aggression with all types of alcohol, particularly heavier drinkers
Sites log your keystrokes and mouse movements in real time, before you click submit.
Bots, perfiles falsos, cyborgs y granjas de trolls.

La Contrarreforma es a España lo que la Ilustración es a Francia, la revolución industrial al Reino Unido, el romanticismo a Alemania o el liberalismo a Estados Unidos.

Com és que veus la boina al cap del teu germà i no t’adones de la llosa que hi ha damunt del teu?

Diuen que la tecnologia de blockchain podria tenir tant de potencial transformador com en tenia el web l’any 1992. Doncs esperem que no acabi igual, en mans de mitja dotzena de corporacions privades, amb la nostra inestimable col·laboració com a dòcil usuariat.