La planta de la maionesa americana. Empeltada a Castelló.
La planta de la maionesa americana. Empeltada a Castelló.
Algunes lectures potser remarcables d’aquests darrers dies.
Wake a patient from surgery and tell him you’ve done an arthroscopic repair, and his knee gets better even if all you did was knock him out and put a couple of incisions in his skin. Give a drug a fancy name, and it works better than if you don’t. You don’t even have to deceive the patients.
Now, their only clear product positioning is the iPhone: they present it as the best, most privacy-conscious device for managing your life […] The rest of their line-up, however, is just a jumbled mess […] Given Apple’s inability to commit to making the improvements the Mac and the iPad need to improve as productivity devices and their seeming unwillingness to invest in the Mac, the sensible thing for users to do is to migrate away from using Apple devices for work or for creativity. Apple’s obsession with secrecy means we have no idea what they’re planning to do with the Mac (or, honestly, the iPad). Which wouldn’t be a problem if we could trust that Apple wasn’t planning to abandon us as a target market.
Buchanan explained that Twitter strips most metadata from images, but the service leaves a particular type called ICC untouched. This is where Buchanan stored his data of choice, including ZIP and RAR archives.
In the era of websites and content management systems, we were the clients. In the era of platform-based social networks we were the product. What do we become in a world of artificial intelligence, linked data and cryptographic functions?
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The reams of data we’re creating could soon make it possible to create digital avatars that live on after we die, aimed at comforting our loved ones or sharing our experience with future generations.
As governments push toward a splintered internet, American corporations do little to counteract Balkanization and instead do whatever is necessary to expand their operations. If the future of the internet is a tripartite cold war, Silicon Valley wants to be making money in all three of those worlds.
Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly. Lectura recomanada per a aspirants a drogoaddictes. O a agents antinarcòtics. Ara hi veiem de manera fosca, com en un mirall poc clar…
Sota d’un pont, a l’est d’una espessor, al nord-oest d’un arbre remarcable… Aquest circuit d’orientació del campus #UJI em recorda el mapa de L’illa del tresor.
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Played in sequence or together, the notes F and B clash in a way that feels twitchy, unnatural, and foreboding… the demonic combo was taboo in medieval Europe and referred to as diablous in musica—literally, ”Satan in music.” But it was later embraced by the likes of Berlioz and Beethoven—and, much later, by Black Sabbath and Metallica.
Back in 2011, an anonymous writer coined the term “stochastic terrorism” to refer to “the use of mass communication to incite random actors to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable,” or, in other words “remote control terror by lone wolf.”
Last year, a novelist went on a road trip across the USA. The trip was an attempt to emulate Jack Kerouac—to go out on the road and find something essential to write about in the experience. There is, however, a key difference… This writer is just a microphone, a GPS, and a camera hooked up to a laptop and a whole bunch of linear algebra.
…information shared by these third-party apps can include age, gender, location, and information about a user’s other installed apps… Google and Facebook are the biggest beneficiaries.
“In the 21st century, culture will be what physical activity was for health in the 20th century.”
…of the ten types of plastic that the researchers screened for, nine were detected. On average, the researchers turned up 20 particles of microplastic per quarter pound of poop… “Everywhere we look for microplastics we find them.”
Think about it—in the early days of Leica the little cameras were a) low in prestige compared to larger, more “serious” cameras; b) technically inferior; c) not taken seriously by initiates and cognoscenti; quick and stealthy and not often noticed or given much regard; yet d) capable of “good enough” results. The pictures were often “better” in terms of being visually dynamic and lively rather than in bourgeois technical fastidiousness or perfection. Leica photography was (or could be) iconoclastic, disruptive, subversive.
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Lectures potser remarcables d’aquests darrers dies.
[Hossein Rahnama] is building an application called Augmented Eternity; it lets you create a digital persona that can interact with people on your behalf after you’re dead.
But can any company afford to manufacture one-off medical care?
And so it is that every year on October 9, in conjunction with celebrating Valencian identity, lucky lovers find themselves unwrapping an explosive history of peace, war, and love.
According to an account in the People’s Daily, the artificial moon is “designed to complement the moon at night”, though it would be eight times as bright. The “dusk-like glow” of the satellite would be able to light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, while the precise illumination range could be controlled within tens of metres – enabling it to replace streetlights.
Just like in music, where order is more pleasurable to our ears than chaos, so is a well-designed text with an established rhythm easier to read and more enjoyable to consume by our eyes.
In conclusion, the two expressions “there’s a fool born every minute” and “there’s a sucker born every minute” both had anonymous attributions initially. Over time they were reassigned to prominent individuals of the time period. However, only the fame of P. T. Barnum has endured.
This repository contains the code of a decentralized microblogging service running on the Ethereum blockchain.
Yo habría sido el superraro y Manolo el superpachanguero. Pero la gracia del encuentro placentero entre la pachanga y el underground fue lo que hizo a la banda. No fue un choque, y ninguno renunciaba a nada. Simplemente nos limitamos el uno al otro.
In the 1950’s, when he was less and less involved in the Physics of his time and tended more and more to come back to his earlier interest for Indian philosophy, his conferences invariably ended with a comment of the sentence “Atman equals Brahman” that he called, half-smiling, “the second Schrödinger equation”.
—Michel Bitbol, “Schrödinger and Indian Philosophy”.