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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

quote [ Advocates for ending child marriage are trying a new tactic: Show governments just how much the practice is hurting their own bottom line. ]

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@7:11pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Guardian view on al-Jazeera: muzzling journalism

quote [ Editorial: In the Arab world, freedom of speech is being curbed to stop old and new media from raising questions about the way in which countries are run. This is wrong ]
[SFW] [politics] [+4]
[by arrowhen@9:29pmGMT] [11 comments]

Friday, 16 June 2017

How Do You Conserve Art Made of Bologna, or Bubble Gum, or Soap?

quote [ As contemporary artists get more ambitious with their materials, conservators have to find creative ways to preserve the works. ]
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@10:55pmGMT] [13 comments]

A Sociology of the Smartphone

quote [ Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition. ]
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:40amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 11 June 2017

This Russian Vending Machine Will Sell You Fake Instagram Likes

quote [ For the extremely low price of 50 Russian rubles ($.89), you can make sure your selfie gets the extra 100 fake Instagram likes it deserves. For double the price ($1.77) you can purchase 100 Instagram followers, without even needing to leave the underground shopping center where you're hanging out. ]
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by arrowhen@8:20pmGMT] [2 comments]



Saturday, 10 June 2017

Neural Translation of Musical Style

quote [ Currently, generated performances lack dynamics and sound monotonous. This opens doors for adding musical style to the compositions! This all leads to one interesting question: Can a machine perform like a human? ]
[SFW] [music] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:18pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 9 June 2017

The 40-Year Old Mystery of The "Wow!" Signal Has Just Been Solved

quote [ In 1977, the sound of extraterrestrials was heard by human ears for the first time - or so people at the time thought. The Wow! Signal was detected by astronomer Jerry Ehman using Ohio State University's Big Ear radio telescope. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@9:12amGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 8 June 2017

This Study Uncovered Common Words That Appear to Have Survived from a Mother Language That Existed During the Last Ice Age

quote [ It is obvious, therefore, that the distinctive sound of a word can remain associated with the same meaning for thousands of years. But how far back in time can we go to find common words? ]
[SFW] [history] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@2:38amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Work in progress: Portraits of Imaginary people

quote [ For a while now I’ve been experimenting with ways to use generative neural nets to make portraits. ]
[SFW] [art] [+7 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@8:55pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The Corporate Contradictions of Neoliberalism

quote [ In particular, there can be a contradiction between a society’s economic ideology, or cultural system of economic legitimation, and its economic reality. I argue that we are experiencing this in an acute way under neoliberalism—a contradiction between the market ideology neoliberalism espouses and the corporate reality it fosters. ]
[SFW] [business] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@11:14pmGMT] [2 comments]



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