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«Listen. We're fairly certain it's true. The laws of the universe just don't make sense the way they should and it's more and more apparent with every atom of gold we run through the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and every electron we smash up at the Large Hadron Collider that we are living in a universe especially constructed for us. And, since we all know infinities cannot be constructed, we must conclude that our universe has been simulated.…»
The Missionary Church of Kopimism (in Swedish Missionerande Kopimistsamfundet), is a congregation of file sharers who believe that copying information is a sacred virtue and was founded by Isak Gerson, a 19-year-old philosophy student, and Gustav Nipe in Uppsala, Sweden in the autumn of 2010.[6] The Church, based in Sweden, has been officially recognized by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency as a religious community in January 2012, after three application attempts.
I cannibali Korowai vivono in cima agli alberi. Ma è tutto vero? The Korowai cannibals live on top of trees. But is it true?
“Siccome @ciocci mi ha confessato che la cosa gli stava facendo esplodere la testa, e siccome io stesso da tempo ero alla ricerca di risposte adeguate sul tema, ho fatto un po’ di ricerche sull'usanza tutta islandese di celebrare il Natale intonando canzoni pop italiane 🎄🇮🇸🇮🇹”
Sono qui riportate le conversioni tra le antiche unità di misura in uso nel circondario di Bologna e il sistema metrico decimale, così come stabilite ufficialmente nel 1877. Nonostante l'apparente precisione nelle tavole, in molti casi è necessario considerare che i campioni utilizzati (anche per le tavole di epoca napoleonica) erano di fattura approssimativa o discordanti tra loro.[1]
Elenco di popolari creature leggendarie e animali mitologici presenti nei miti, leggende e folclore dei diversi popoli e culture del mondo, in ordine alfabetico. Note Questa lista elenca solo creat…
Last week I wrote about about Meido, the Japanese Underworld, and how it has roots in Indian Buddhism and Chinese Buddhist-Taoist concepts. Today I'll write a little bit about where some unlucky
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (Latin: Agnus scythicus or Planta Tartarica Barometz[1]) is a legendary zoophyte of Central Asia, once believed to grow sheep as its fruit. It was believed the sheep were connected to the plant by an umbilical cord and grazed the land around the plant. When all accessible foliage was gone, both the plant and sheep died.
Hanno fatto la storia del Novecento, non solo editoriale, anche culturale ed esistenziale. Desintati all'oblio per volontà suicida del regime distributivo, noi gli restituiamo una nuova e ugualmente straordinaria vita, e per sempre
Questo opuscolo non porta sfiga, leggerlo non provoca effetti collaterali. Si presenta così Come ti frego il virus, tascabile non solo di nome ma anche di fatto: quando fu pubblicato i ragazzi se lo mettevano in tasca, soprattutto dopo che ne fu “proibita” l’introduzione nelle scuole. L’opuscolo - firmato nel 1991 dalla Commissione nazionale per la lotta contro l'Aids, dall’allora ministro della Sanità e naturalmente da Silver - provocò le ire dell’allora ministro dell’Istruzione.
Norman: World's first psychopath AI.
Mix together a bit of freely accessible facial recognition software and a free live stream of the public space, and what do you get? A powerful stalker tool.
So much of "AI" is just figuring out ways to offloa work onto random strangers.
Information flow reveals prediction limits in online social activity Bagrow et al., arVix 2017 If I know your friends, then I know a lot about you! Suppose you don’t personally use a given app/serv…
«In 2014, the former director of both the CIA and NSA proclaimed that "we kill people based on metadata." Now, a new examination of previously published Snowden documents suggests that many of those people may have been innocent.»
We published ABC reporter Will Ockenden's metadata in full and asked you to analyse it. Here's what you got right - and wrong.
It's time to shed light on the technical methods and business practices behind third-party tracking. For journalists, policy makers, and concerned consumers, this paper will demystify the fundamentals of third-party tracking, explain the scope of the problem, and suggest ways for users and legislation to fight back against the status quo.
On 27 June 1980, Itavia Flight 870 (IH 870, AJ 421), a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 passenger jet en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica, killing all 81 people on board. Known in Italy as the Ustica massacre ("strage di Ustica"), the disaster led to numerous investigations, legal actions and accusations, and continues to be a source of controversy, including claims of conspiracy by the Italian government and others. The Prime Minister of Italy at the time, Francesco Cossiga, attributed the crash to a missile fired from a French Navy aircraft, despite contrary evidence presented in a 1994 report. On 23 January 2013, Italy's top criminal court ruled that there was "abundantly" clear evidence that the flight was brought down by a missile.
The Cavalese cable car disaster of 1998, also called the Strage del Cermis ("Massacre at Cermis") occurred on 3 February 1998, near the Italian town of Cavalese, a ski resort in the Dolomites some 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Trento. Twenty people died when a United States Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft, while flying too low, against regulations, in order for the pilots to "have fun" and "take videos of the scenery", cut a cable supporting a gondola of an aerial tramway.
Il 3 febbraio di 14 anni fa un aereo militare Usa spezzò il cavo di una funivia uccidendo 20 persone. Ora uno dei marine che erano ai comandi ammette che quel volo era una sorta di gita per divertirsi. E che subito prima dell’incidente stava facendo riprese panoramiche con la sua videocamera. In un nastro …
Con Strage dell'Istituto Salvemini si fa riferimento a un disastro aereo avvenuto a Casalecchio di Reno il 6 dicembre 1990, in cui un aereo militare Aermacchi MB-326 cadde su un istituto tecnico causando la morte di dodici studenti e il ferimento di altre 88 persone.
Bologna has been a hotbed of counter-culture since the 60s. But with last week’s eviction of queer-feminist social space Atlantide, the city’s reputation as the beating heart of autonomous politics suffered a devastating loss
Taking a stand against a city that scrubs off graffiti but celebrates street art in galleries, Blu has painted over their own murals – self-sabotage or victory?
Il numero degli universitari cresce, gli appartamenti finiscono sempre di più su Airbnb e i privati ne approfittano costruendo studentati di lusso. Il risultato è che i prezzi sono diventati altissimi e molti se ne vanno. Leggi
It turns out there's more to cat litter than you think. It can soak up urine, but it's just as good at absorbing radioactive material.
Westfjords district commissioner invites Basques to ceremony to revoke 1615 law that sparked massacre known as Slaying of the Spaniards
Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.
Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
After weeks of flummoxing scientists, Germany's great exploding toads mystery has been solved. They were gruesomely murdered by crows with a taste for foie gras.
A scientific study has revealed that dogs adapt their excremental habits to be aligned with the earth’s axis
Distrutta una stanza in una palazzina di via Barcellona. Si tratta di un incidente. Non ci sono feriti

Why bother inventing conspiracies?

Perception management is a term originated by the US military.[citation needed] The US Department of Defense (DOD) gives this definition:
Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male[a] was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service.[1][2] The purpose of this study was to observe the natural history of untreated syphilis; the African-American men in the study were only told they were receiving free health care from the United States government.[3]
Here's how cellulite came to be the most endemic and untreatable “invented disease” of all time.
Propaganda Due (Italian pronunciation: [propaˈɡanda ˈduːe]; P2) was a Masonic lodge under the Grand Orient of Italy, founded in 1877. Its Masonic charter was withdrawn in 1976, and it transformed into a clandestine, pseudo-Masonic, ultraright[1][2][3] organization operating in contravention of Article 18 of the Constitution of Italy that banned secret associations. In its latter period, during which the lodge was headed by Licio Gelli, P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli and banker Roberto Calvi, and corruption cases within the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli. P2 came to light through the investigations into the collapse of Michele Sindona's financial empire.[4]
Operation Gladio is the codename for clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance that was planned by the Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest in Europe. Although Gladio specifically refers to the Italian branch of the NATO stay-behind organizations, "Operation Gladio" is used as an informal name for all of them. Stay-behind operations were prepared in many NATO member countries, and some neutral countries.[1]
La strategia della tensione in Italia è una teoria politica che indica generalmente un periodo storico molto tormentato della storia d'Italia, in particolare negli anni settanta del XX secolo, conosciuto come anni di piombo e che, mediante un disegno eversivo, tendeva alla destabilizzazione o al disfacimento degli equilibri precostituiti.
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning samples the science behind ice cream and other icy treats
The conic sections are the four classic geometric curves that can occur at the intersection between a cone and a plane: the circle, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola.
«Writing about the first winter the men spent on the ice, Cherry-Garrard casually mentions an astonishing lecture on scurvy by one of the expedition’s doctors…»
Cloning popular brands of mineral water is now simpler then ever before with the updated version of the mineral water calculator! When I blogged about DIY mineral water last year it was mainly a th…
Maybe I have a hangup on soft boiled eggs, but I’m deeply fascinated by how something simple as an egg can be transformed into such a wide range of textures. I’m talking about pure eggs…
Egg cooked for 40 min at 63.0 °C. The pictures were taken within 6 seconds and are shown in the order they were taken. My immersion circulator is working again! And the first thing I decided to do …
Is there a way to avoid all that extra dough in between the cookies? (Photo: Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter from Bigstock) It should come as no surprise that food, chemistry and mathematics meet in b…
Il coriandolo (Coriandrum sativum), noto anche come cilantro, suo nome spagnolo, è una delle erbe aromatiche più antiche che si conoscano. Citato nella Bibbia, i suoi semi sono stati ritrovati in tombe egizie e in epoca romana era usato sia come erba medicinale che come condimento. L’uso culinario delle foglie fresche e dei semi essiccati si è poi diffuso in tutto il mondo e ora è molto utilizzato nelle cucine del Messico e dell’America Latina per preparare la tradizionale salsa che accompagna le tortillas, nel Medio Oriente e in alcuni paesi asiatici come la Tailandia e l’India per aromatizzare molte ricette.
Quando milioni di poveracci sono convinti che i propri problemi dipendano da chi sta peggio di loro, siamo di fronte al capolavoro delle classi dominanti
Come previsto, è già quasi sparito dal dibattito pubblico il vero macrofenomeno emerso dalle elezioni del 31 maggio, cioè la diserzione delle urne. Eppure non era mai accaduta una cosa così: ad esempio, che in due grosse regioni come Toscana e Marche
Al netto dei fuori di zucca che arrivano a razionalizzare le cause del femminicidio, la vera questione posta dal colpo di coda cattointegralista di sabato scorso a Roma è probabilmente quella della cosiddetta famiglia naturale, formula che sta entran
Faccio molta fatica a credere che nel 2017 un maschio - sia esso carabiniere o immigrato o capo del Fondo monetario - se violenta una donna lo fa solo per sfogare la sua

This is part of a series of posts on the design and technical steps of creating Himblick, a digital signage box based on the Raspberry Pi 4.

One day after the first deploy, we went to check how the system was doing, and noticed some fine tuning to do, some pretty much urgent.

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