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by Pseudo-sciences - 2023-03-23 18:30
Mairie du 5e arrondissement de Paris, 21 place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris La mairie du 5ème arrondissement de Paris et l'Association Française pour l'Information Scientifique (AFIS) vous invitent jeudi 23 mars 2023, 18h45 Pollution des Antilles au Chlordécone : Origines et conséquences [(Le chlordécone est un insecticide qui a été employé aux Antilles françaises de 1973 à 1993 pour lutter contre le charançon du bananier. Trente ans après la fin de son utilisation, il est toujours présent dans les (...) Agenda de l'Afis
by Pseudo-sciences - 2023-03-08 18:00
Salle des mariages - Mairie 36 Rue des Jardins, 26500 Bourg-lès-Valence Le comité local AFIS Drôme, Ardèche, Haute-Loire vous invite mercredi 8 mars 2023, 18h Comment (ré)agir face au réchauffement global ? Une intervention de François-Marie Bréon, climatologue, membre du G.I.E.C, président de l'AFIS] Entrée libre et gratuite dans la limite des places disponibles — Inscription disponible sur (...) Agenda de l'Afis
by Buzzfeed - 2023-02-05 17:16
If you ever got burned going down the metal slide at a McDonald's PlayPlace or tried to stop time like Evie from Out of This World, then this list for you.View Entire Post ›
by Buzzfeed - 2023-02-05 17:01
Consider these small yet mighty improvements.View Entire Post ›
by Buzzfeed - 2023-02-05 16:15
"I wish someone would've told me how downright nasty some women are to one another. I was amazed by how many people felt the need to tell my wife they breastfed for obnoxious amounts of time when our second wouldn't latch. We heard shady comments like 'I never trusted formula; I'll feed my baby the way god intended.' My wife's head was filled with so much unsolicited advice and mom-shaming."View Entire Post ›
by Buzzfeed - 2023-02-05 16:01
It's like getting a time refund to spend on activities you actually enjoy.View Entire Post ›
by BBC - about 34 minutes
On the last day of his visit, throngs of South Sudanese filled John Garang Mausoleum to greet him.
by Conspiracy Watch - about 39 minutes
L’actu de la semaine décryptée par Conspiracy Watch (semaine du 30/01/2023 au 05/02/2023).
by Paul Jorion - about 44 minutes
2.1.2022. “Voulez-vous prendre ma place ?”
À propos du psychanalyste qui répond à une demande d’analyse didactique par “Voulez-vous prendre ma place ?” : la transmission du savoir est un devoir pour celui qui l’a acquis, et si une demande de transmission est ressentie comme une menace par un “sujet supposé savoir”, la suspicion est jetée sur l’existence même d’un savoir chez lui. Encore que Lévi-Strauss m’ait un jour dit – à l’étudiant que j’étais et qui lui présentait ce qui s’appelait à l’époque un mémoire de licence faisant l’inventaire du rousseauisme dans son œuvre, un équivalent du “Voulez-vous prendre ma place ?”, à savoir, de la manière dont...
by New Yorker - about 49 minutes
Hit and awkwardly heal Renaissance man (7).
by New Yorker - about 49 minutes
Why the Republicans’ routine threat to wreck the economy, rather than raise the borrowing limit, could end differently this time.
by New Yorker - about 49 minutes
Following an assassination attempt, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister discusses his views on the Taliban, his relationship with the military, and why he’s more “evolved” than other people.
by New Yorker - about 49 minutes
Once you start to think in this way, you quickly realize that even the simplest kidnapping entails traversing an ethical minefield.
by Courrier International - about 1 hour
La presse américaine est divisée après la diffusion des images du lynchage de Tyre Nichols, tué à Memphis par des policiers noirs. Pour le “New York Times”, “détourner le regard, c’est risquer de perdre son cœur”. Ce que conteste le “Boston Globe”, qui estime que ces images “normalisent la violence policière”.
by BBC - about 2 hours
The former president, who seized power in a coup in 1999, survived numerous assassination attempts.
by HackAdAy - about 3 hours
We see a lot of clocks, and many of the better ones have some 3D printed elements to them. But [Carl Sabanski] shows us his kits for making sundials for either hemisphere using a conventional printer (you know, one that puts ink on paper), some styrofoam, and possibly some other materials like wire coat hangers, threaded rods, thumbtacks, glue, and different papers like transparencies or card stock.
In all, there are 21 different kinds of sundials. Some are pretty standard-looking fare, but there are others, like the pinwheel equatorial sundial or the cycloid polar sundial, which might be surprising. One even uses a CD as a kind of indicator.
These are great alternatives to paper airplanes and would probably...
by Korben - about 4 hours
Si vous avez Firefox et que vous vous êtes amusé à y enregistrer tous vos mots de passe, bah c’est pas ouf. Parce que ça peut s’extraire un peu trop rapidement / facilement. Alors bien sûr Firefox propose de mettre un mot de passe maitre sur son gestionnaire de mot de passe pour sécuriser le machin, mais si vous souhaitez migrer vers un truc un peu plus costaud comme Bitwarden ou Keepass, voici un script python qui va vous aider à extraire vos mots de passe contenus dans Firefox. Ce script s’appelle tout simplement Firefox Decrypt et il fonctionne aussi bien avec Firefox d’origine ou des dérivés comme Seamonkey, Waterfox, SamanthaFox et même Thunderbird. Évidemment, vous devrez connaitre le...
by Journal du Lapin - about 5 hours
C’est dans un des CD fournis avec le magazine MacUser dans les années 90 que je suis tombé sur une petite vidéo d’un programme Pippin que je cherche : la démonstration interactive des voitures de Subaru. C’est dans le second disque de l’opus 40 (MacBin 40B) que la vidéo est visible. Elle est d’une qualité très faible (c’est du Cinepak en 240 x 180) mais on voit vaguement la console et le fait que c’est dans un showroom avec des voitures Subaru. j’ai juste agrandi un peu les captures par IA pour que ce soit vaguement lisible.
by HackAdAy - about 6 hours
Home shop machinists know dust shields are important for keeping swarf out of expensive linear rails and ball screws. [Petteri Aimonen] demonstrates three inexpensive ways to DIY some bellows-style dust covers. Such things can of course be purchased, but they’re priced at a premium and not always available in the size one needs.
A bellows-style dust cover ideally maximizes extension length while minimizing side wall distortion. It should hold its shape without external support.
The first method is to fold a suitable flat plastic or paper sheet into a bellows pattern. This method is all about the fold pattern, and thankfully, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. [Petteri] used a fellow enthusiast’s...
by Usbek & Rica - about 6 hours
Le politiste Edouard Morena publie aux éditions La Découverte Fin du monde et petits fours, une enquête foisonnante sur les (riches) promoteurs du « capitalisme vert », qu’il analyse comme un « projet politique taillé sur mesure pour garantir les intérêts de classe [des élites] dans un monde en surchauffe ». Entretien.
by Le Taurillon - about 6 hours
OPINION. En 2023, Le Taurillon lance une nouvelle série d'articles d'opinion ! Chaque mois, un fait d'actualité est décrypté et commenté sous un angle fédéraliste. Pour cette première contribution, Théo Boucart revient sur les multiples facettes du « Qatargate », le plus grand scandale politico-financier qu'ait connu le Parlement européen et le résultat d'une « culture de l'impunité » au sein de l'hémicycle strasbourgeois. Une déflagration, à moins d'un an et demi des élections européennes de 2024. Début décembre 2022, le ciel s'est brusquement assombri pour le Parlement européen avec le « Qatargate », un vaste scandale impliquant notamment la vice-présidente du Parlement européen,...
by BBC - about 6 hours
The Trevelyan family, who owned more than 1,000 African slaves in the 19th Century, will also pay reparations.
by Le Monde - about 7 hours
En coordination avec le G7, les Vingt-Sept mettent en place une deuxième salve de sanctions visant le pétrole russe. Après le brut en décembre 2022, les produits raffinés en Russie sont interdits dès le 5 février, et un prix maximum est imposé au marché.
by Le Monde - about 8 hours
Un avion de chasse américain a mis un terme, samedi 4 février, au vol de l’appareil de surveillance repéré au-dessus de l’espace aérien des Etats-Unis. Le ministère des affaires étrangères chinois a « protesté contre l’attaque américaine d’un dirigeable civil ».
by Courrier International - about 8 hours
La chanteuse américaine, atypique dans le milieu de la pop, fait sensation. Son audace, ses performances et ses hits lui valent d’être de nouveau multinominée à la prestigieuse cérémonie américaine, qui se tient dimanche 5 février, relate le magazine “Variety”.
by Courrier International - about 8 hours
Sous pression, le chancelier allemand a finalement annoncé fin janvier la livraison de chars lourds Leopard à destination de l’Ukraine. Une annonce rapidement suivie par celle de l’envoi de chars Abrams par les États-Unis. Mais qu’y a-t-il derrière ce virage historique ? s’interroge l’hebdomadaire de Hambourg “Die Zeit”.
by Courrier International - about 8 hours
Chaque semaine, la chronique phénomène du “New York Times” sur l’amour vous est proposée en exclusivité, traduite en français, par “Courrier international”. Ce dimanche, un passionné de philosophie orientale part en quête de l’âme sœur, après trois ans de célibat.
by Le Monde - about 9 hours
Le président Volodymyr Zelensky mise sur un ralliement progressif des « peuples autochtones » de Russie à la cause ukrainienne, au nom d’une expérience partagée de l’oppression russe.
by HackAdAy - about 9 hours
The fonts seen with old computer systems such as those from Apple and Commodore, as well as Microsoft Windows 3.1 and older, form an integral part of our interaction with these systems. These days such bitmap fonts are a rarity, with scalable vector-based fonts having taken their place on modern-day systems. This unfortunately also means that these fonts are at major risk of being lost to the sands of time. This is where [Rob Hagemans] seeks to maintain an archive of such bitmap fonts, ranging from Acorn to MSX to Windows.
Many of these fonts are extracted from character ROMs, with a preview of some of these fonts available via the Monobit viewer. The fonts themselves are made available in YAFF format, which...
by BBC - about 9 hours
The US is trying recover debris from the suspected spy balloon that fell in shallow waters off South Carolina.
by BBC - about 10 hours
Adele, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles are up for prizes at the 65th annual Grammys in LA.
by Maître Eolas - about 12 hours
Il est toujours périlleux d'écrire quand on est en colère. Que de sottises sont écrites ab irato. Mais j'ai laissé passer le délai de prévenance de 24 heures pendant lequel les usages pluricentenaires de la profession nous permettent en toute impunité de haïr nos juges, auxquels on assimile de nos jours les procureurs (sauf à Strasbourg...), et un deuxième laps identique par sécurité. Mais je bous toujours intérieurement. Rien de tel dans ces cas que de coucher sur le papier, fut-il fait de pixels, l'explication de son ire, et la soumettre aux débats qui font de la section commentaires le meilleur de ce blog. C'est toujours ça qu'Elon Musk n'aura pas. Pourquoi fulminè-je, me demanderez-vous,...
by HackAdAy - about 12 hours
When a vintage computer is all but unobtanium, software emulation is often all that remains. Unless you are [Michael Gardi], who saw an opportunity to reproduce Canada’s home-grown MCM/70 microcomputer using a combination of software emulation and modern hardware.
Short of building a brand new MCM/70 from the original schematics, this faithful facsimile of the MCM/70 does everything it can to pay homage to the original machine. The foundations of this project can be attributed to the York University Computer Museum (YUCoM) MCM/70E emulator, highly regarded for its “historical accuracy”. The MCM/70 used dual cassette tapes for storage and a funky 32-character dot matrix plasma display, which is all...
by Paul Jorion - about 12 hours
1.2.2022. « Ma souffrance ne m’apparaît clairement que maintenant qu’elle a disparu ».
Ce “Je ne savais pas à quel point j’avais mal” est une constante dans la parole des analysants en fin d’analyse : c’est quand la douleur apparaît en négatif, en “creux”, comme un malaise dont on ne prend conscience précisément que parce qu’il a cessé d’être là, que la libération qui a eu lieu apparaît dans sa pleine mesure.
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by Le Monde - about 12 hours
« Nous entendons » la demande des élus de droite sur les carrières longues, a affirmé la première ministre dans un entretien au « Journal du dimanche ». Les débats sur le projet de loi débutent lundi à l’Assemblée nationale.
by The Verge - about 13 hours
The Model Y just got more expensive. | Image: Getty Images Tesla raised the price of its Model Y electric vehicle (EV) just hours after the US Treasury Department adjusted its EV tax credit rules, as first reported by Bloomberg. While the Tesla Model Y Long Range now costs $1,500 more at $54,990, the Model Y Performance went up by $1,000 to $57,990, excluding shipping fees.
On Friday, the Treasury Department updated the way it classifies vehicles that qualify for its $7,500 EV tax credit as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The change should allow more vehicles — including the Model Y — to qualify for the credit, as it no longer puts certain SUV crossovers in the same category as sedans....
by Hiram - about 13 hours
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Cet article Une curiosité maçonnique, la loge « opérative » de Dumfries  est apparu en premier sur Hiram.be.
by Hiram - about 13 hours
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Cet article Géographie et archéologie des espaces sacrés est apparu en premier sur Hiram.be.
by Hiram - about 13 hours
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Cet article La photo maçonnique du dimanche 5 février 2023 est apparu en premier sur Hiram.be.
by The Verge - yesterday at 22:41
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek (left) and Neko Health co-founder Hjalmar Nilsonne (right). | Image: Neko Health Spotify founder Daniel Ek is getting into the healthcare industry. A post shared on LinkedIn names Ek as the co-founder of a startup, called Neko Health, which specializes in providing body scans powered by artificial intelligence (AI), as reported earlier by European news outlets Sifter and Tech.eu.
“After four years of intense research and product development, we are officially launching Neko Health today,” the post reads. “The company was founded by Hjalmar Nilsonne and Daniel Ek with the vision to create a healthcare system that can help people stay healthy through preventive measures and early...
by HackAdAy - yesterday at 22:00
A computing platform is never really dead unless people stop developing new software for it. By that measure, the Commodore 64 is alive and well: new games, demos, and utilities are still being released on a regular basis. Getting those new programs onto an old computer was always a bit of a hassle though, requiring either an SD card adapter for the Commodore or a direct cable connection from an internet-connected PC. Luckily, there’s now a simpler way to get your latest software updates thanks to a WiFi adapter called WiC64.  This adapter plugs into the expansion port of a classic Commodore and lets you download programs directly into memory. [Tommy Ovesen] over at [Arctic Retro] bought one and explored...
by io9 - yesterday at 21:00
Image: Peter Wartman/Dark HorseAnyone who watched and enjoyed the original Avatar: The Last Airbender has a particular villain that’s their favorite, and for many, that baddie is Zuko’s sister Azula. The princess of the Fire Nation was remains pretty intimidating even today, and is part of one of the show’s best moments.It’s been awhile since she’s been featured in the comics, but later this year, she’ll be headlining a graphic novel of her own. Azula in the Spirit Temple was revealed officially last year, but Screenrant recently revealed the book’s release date on September 26 and 27. Written by Faith Erin Hicks and drawn by Peter Wartman, it’ll pick up where 2016's Smoke & Shadow left...
by New Yorker - yesterday at 20:54
The showrunner Taylor Sheridan has been given wide latitude to iterate on the world of the Dutton ranching family, but he’s best when honoring his Western’s melodramatic core.
by io9 - yesterday at 20:20
Image: Disney ParksAs the larger Disney corporation celebrates turning 100 years old this October, Disneyland Paris is reaching its own 30th birthday in April. To commemorate the milestone, France’s theme park currently has an Avengers-themed show for the parkgoers that stay through to the evening.Avengers: Power the Night is exactly what it sounds like, a grand finale nighttime event that boasts 500 drones forming light projections based on the powers of current MCU heavy hitters such as Captains America and Marvel, plus Scarlet Witch. Shang-Chi is also set to appear in the drone show, which will mark his Disneyland Paris debut. All of them will be blasted onto the Tower of Terror for everyone to see, and...
by Société de Géographie - yesterday at 19:02
Quel lien établir entre l’assiette et le paysage ? Un beau paysage va-t-il nécessairement engendrer de bons produits ? Si à chaque paysage sont associées des saveurs, aujourd’hui celles-ci sont amenées à voyager : comment penser une géographie de spécialités culinaires devenues mouvantes ? C’est à ces questions et à beaucoup d’autres qu’était invité à répondre notre président Jean-Robert Pitte dans l’émission « Géographie à la carte » sur France Culture. Une émission à retrouver désormais directement en podcast sur le site de France Culture !
   
by The Verge - yesterday at 18:51
Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge A California judge is allowing Meta to close its acquisition of virtual reality fitness startup Within despite an ongoing antitrust case by the Federal Trade Commission, according to an unsealed ruling. On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that the court denied the FTC’s request to block the deal but with a one-week delay that will give the FTC time to appeal. The orders were posted on Tuesday, and a status hearing on the case is set for February 7th.
The FTC sued in July of 2022 to stop Meta’s acquisition of Within, which makes the popular VR app Supernatural. The agency argued that Meta’s purchase would expand its dominance in the consumer VR market, where Meta has...
by io9 - yesterday at 18:45
Image: The CWThe CW’s Flash show has been running along for eight seasons now, with its ninth and final season hitting in just a few days. In what’s pretty typical for the final seasons of shows that know they’re going to end, the CW is bringing back as many actors from the show’s history as it can manage, and recently announced another trio to the ensemble. As revealed by Entertainment Weekly, the show’s final season will see the return of actors Jessica Parker Kennedy (Nora West-Allen/XS), Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne), and Matt Letscher (Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash). Granted, this isn’t entirely surprising: all three characters were guest stars in the previous Flash season for an episode or more,...
by The Verge - yesterday at 18:05
The midrange Galaxy Chromebook 2 packs plenty of bang for just $499. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Happy Saturday, readers! During its Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung introduced a new line of Galaxy Book3 laptops with better displays and Intel’s 13th Gen Core processors. However, if you don’t need an ultraportable laptop or a high-end machine squarely aimed at the MacBook Pro 16, Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy in its fiery, “fiesta red” colorway for $499 ($200 off), its lowest price to date. The midrange Chromebook 2 certainly isn’t the most powerful Chromebook you can get — blame it on the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor — but it...
by KCRW - yesterday at 18:00
Psychologist and author Dacher Keltner shares the science and mysteries surrounding awe, and suggests we make finding awe part of our daily lives.
by The Verge - yesterday at 17:57
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter wants to cash in on businesses on the platform by charging them $1,000 per month to keep their gold checkmarks, according to a report from The Information. As noted by The Information, brands who don’t pay the $1,000 per month fee will lose their gold badges, although it’s unclear when that will happen. Internal messages viewed by the outlet also reveal that Twitter’s looking to tack on an extra $50 per month charge to add badges to each account affiliated with the business. This aligns with a screenshot posted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, which shows what appears to be an email between Twitter product manager Evan Jones and an unnamed business....
by io9 - yesterday at 16:30
Image: CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/APFor his next film, director Colin Trevorrow is going under the sea.Per the Hollywood Reporter, the director of Jurassic World and near-director on Star Wars Episode IX will be directing and producing Atlantis for Skydance. The filmmaker will be working from a script written by Charmaine DeGraté, an executive producer on HBO’s House of Dragon (who also wrote the fantasy drama’s fifth episode) and will be a writer/co-EP on Disney’s upcoming series Star Wars: The Acolyte.According to the outlet, the film will be a fantasy adventure flick whose premise is based on the titular fabled undersea civilization. Atlantis (the kingdom) has been a fixture in pop culture for decades....
by Torrentfreak - yesterday at 16:21
Various courts around the world have come to the conclusion that The Pirate Bay is a copyright-infringing website.
As a result, Internet providers in dozens of countries are required to block access to the site. This works well, but blocking measures are also quite easy to circumvent. Some people may resort to VPN services, for example, or replace the default DNS resolver provided by their ISP with independent alternatives. Dedicated ‘proxy’ sites have also become quite popular.
These proxies act as a copy of The Pirate Bay, making the site accessible through an alternative domain name. These platforms are thorns in the sides of rightsholders, who fight back by adding proxy site domains to existing...
by Les Décodeurs - yesterday at 15:32
DERRIÈRE LE CHIFFRE. L’annonce de la hausse de 30 % des morts à vélo en 2022 a choqué alors que les mobilités douces sont en plein essor. Contrairement à une idée reçue, ce ne sont pas les trajets urbains qui sont les plus concernés.
by Wired - yesterday at 15:00
Plus: The FTC cracks down on GoodRx, Microsoft boots “verified” phishing scammers, researchers disclose EV charger vulnerabilities, and more.
by Wired - yesterday at 15:00
Plus: Twitter squeezes more money out of its users, AI ain’t stopping anytime soon, and Samsung hypes new phones in an era of decreasing sales.
by Wired - yesterday at 15:00
It’s a good value with a premium feel and lots of space. But can XPeng challenge more established automakers in the West?
by Wired - yesterday at 15:00
Embrace the delightful qualities of this fabric. We also explain the different blends, what GSM means, and how to care for your clothes.
by Wired - yesterday at 14:00
Growers fear a perfect storm for a tradition that has long bound rural communities together.
by KCRW - yesterday at 14:00
Joe Manganiello has often explored identity in his various film and television roles, yet the “Magic Mike” actor had large holes in his own family’s history and genealogy. Manganiello sought to change that and subsequently had a life altering experience appearing on the new season of the PBS program “Finding Your Roots.” Manganiello tells The Treatment about his reaction when he discovered new and surprising information about his father’s side of the family while taking part in the show. He talks about the intergenerational trauma that can be passed down through one’s genes. And he says additional mysteries may be solved in his family history on a future episode of “Finding Your Roots.”