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by Buzzfeed - about 53 minutes
If they're living that laptop life then they might as well do it as chicly and comfortably as possible.View Entire Post ›
by Buzzfeed - about 1 hour
I'm genuinely horrified by the nutcracker's origins...View Entire Post ›
by HackAdAy - about 1 hour
If someone makes a device, someone else will want to break it open and run their own software on it. When the original manufacturer is Apple this is never made easy, and as [Daniel Stenberg] reminds us in the case of one of the earlier iPod models it required an unusual approach.
In short, an HTML file was found which triggered a reboot, meaning a buffer overrun had been found in the firmware. After much experimenting, the memory location was found which would flash the backlight, and from there a piece of ARM code could be injected which would dump the firmware very slowly bitwise by flashing the light. Enough code could be extracted to find the address of the USB serial port, allowing new code to be made...
by io9 - about 2 hours
Image: Helen Chen/Marvel ComicsAll the way back in 2020, it was reported that Sony and Marvel were teaming up to create a TV show for Silk, one of the more recent heroes to spin from Spider-Man’s (Peter Parker’s) supporting cast. In the years since, news on the show has been hard to come by: after an announcement late last year that it was retitled Silk: Spider Society and was headed up by The Walking Dead alum Angela Kang, there’s been pretty much nothing on the show—partly because the WGA strike meant the writers room had to stop what it was doing.But Deadline reports that Silk’s writers room will begin again in earnest in mid-to-late January. The outlet notes that it’ll be one of the last shows...
by Le Monde - about 3 hours
Le président du parti Les Républicains Eric Ciotti estime que le texte du gouvernement manque de « courage » et n’y voit que de la « communication ».
by io9 - about 3 hours
Image: PeacockA lot happened this summer, so it’s easy to forget that Twisted Metal aired on Peacock over the summer. Based on the now classic car combat PlayStation series, the show got decent reviews and was nominated at the recent Game Awards for Best Adaptation. Ultimately it lost out to—and got overshadowed by—HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, but it sounds like it was overall good, disposable fun on a weekly basis. Fans of the show will be pleased to hear that it’s coming back for more. During the Game Awards, leading man Anthony Mackie broke the news that Twisted Metal had been renewed for a second season, though it’ll likely be some time before we actually see it: Mackie headlines 2025's...
by Paul Jorion - about 3 hours
Illustration par Stable Diffusion (+PJ)
Le Monde : Derrière l’histoire des petits voleurs du Trocadéro, une affaire de traite d’êtres humains, le 9 décembre 2023 Arrivé en France à l’âge de 10 ans, Mohammed est tout de suite tombé entre les mains de petits délinquants qui se sont présentés comme des protecteurs. Ces hommes sont rassurants pour ces jeunes qui débarquent en Europe, sans repères : ils parlent arabe, ils proposent de les loger et de leur trouver un travail, ils les guident dans Paris. En réalité, ces adultes voient dans ces gamins un « large vivier de main-d’œuvre », selon les mots des enquêteurs.
Une main-d’œuvre qu’ils forment en leur apprenant à subtiliser...
by io9 - about 4 hours
Image: Random House WorldsThe prequel trilogy of Star Wars films (and similar material set in the same time period) introduced audiences to plenty of new Jedi, with one of the most striking being Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu. Though he’s one of the most important players of that era, he hasn’t always gotten a chance to headline a story all on his own: the only novel in which he’s a leading man was 2004's Shatterpoints by Matt Stover.Lucasfilm has opted to change that with a brand new novel all about Mace. Star Wars: The Glass Abyss by Steven Barnes, the book will pick up some time after The Phantom Menace and see Mace reeling from Qui-Gon Jinn’s death. When a message from the late Jedi asks for...
by BBC - about 4 hours
Iran bans her parents from heading to Europe to collect an award in her honour, their lawyer says.
by New Yorker - about 4 hours
The Treasury Department is about to announce tax credits for sustainable aviation fuel, which raises the question: What fuels are actually “sustainable”?
by HackAdAy - about 4 hours
When someone gives you a crappy little toy keyboard, what can you do? Sadly plunk on the thing one note at a time? Well yes, but that’s not going to get you on Hackaday. Do what [Turi] did and give that thing a complete overhaul.
[Turi] threw away the original controller board, keeping only the keys, buttons, case, speaker, and a little bit of the original powder yellow enclosure. The Picophonica’s new brain is, you guessed it, a Raspberry Pi Pico. This enables [Turi] to use [Ryo Ishigaki]’s pico_synth_ex synthesizer and introduce MIDI out via USB-C.
The new engine does things that little keyboard could never have dreamed of originally, especially considering it wasn’t even polyphonic. Those fourteen...
by Le Monde - about 4 hours
Des centaines de militants des droits humains et de l’environnement se sont rassemblés, samedi, à Dubaï, dans la « zone bleue » sous contrôle des Nations unies.
by Le Monde - about 5 hours
Combien d’athlètes russes et biélorusses aux JO, comment s’assurer de leur neutralité… Si la décision du CIO n’est pas une surprise, elle ne lève pour autant pas toutes les interrogations.
by Le Monde - about 5 hours
Certaines relations nouées dans l’enfance perdurent au-delà de la cour de récréation ou des soirées des années du lycée. Malgré la distance physique, des choix différents, l’arrivée des enfants, elles demeurent un trésor inégalable.
by Courrier International - about 6 hours
Avec sa tournée internationale “Renaissance”, qui s’est terminée en octobre, et la sortie d’un documentaire éponyme le 1ᵉʳ décembre, Beyoncé a marqué l’année 2023. Pour l’universitaire et pasteur noir américain Michael Eric Dyson, la star a prouvé sur scène qu’elle n’était pas une simple chanteuse, mais une véritable “prophétesse” qui libère et unit ses adeptes.
by The Verge - about 6 hours
Image: Epic Games You could say that Fortnite is entering a new phase. With the launch of Lego Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival, the game is now more than a popular battle royale — it’s a platform designed to house lots of different kinds of experiences. That shift was preceded by an event that brought the game back to its roots with Fortnite OG, which returned to the original battle royale map alongside classic weapons and vehicles. And that was a very intentional strategy from Epic Games. According to Epic’s executive VP Saxs Persson, the launch of Fortnite OG was meant to create a stir ahead of this rollout of new games. “We had a goal of re-activating a lot of our 500 million accounts...
by io9 - about 6 hours
Image: NetflixWith the Hollywood strikes now having wrapped in full, productions are able to start back up again. Stranger Things, according to Deadline, is set to get back to work in early January.Sources speaking to the outlet claims the show will get back into the swing of things pretty much right after the New Year starts, with dates ranging from January 5 to a few days later on the 8th. Until then, table reads are expected to kick up over the next few weeks, and the cast is said to presently be up in Atlanta, Georgia. In mid-November after SAG-AFTRA hit a tentative agreement with studios, David Harbour said that he was expected to be flown out to Atlanta the following weekend. Stranger Things was one of...
by Courrier International - about 6 hours
L’allumage à l’Élysée d’une bougie pour la fête juive des lumières, à l’occasion d’une remise de prix, a suscité un tollé national, observe la presse étrangère, qui souligne combien cette polémique traduit le rapport très particulier de la France à la religion.
by Asialyst - about 6 hours
Vient de s’achever à Hong Kong le "procès des 47", ces activistes pro-démocratie embastillés pour avoir "conspiré en vue de renverser le pouvoir". Verdict attendu au printemps prochain. Au même moment, les disparitions continuent en Chine. Derniers exemples en date, une journaliste du "South China Morning Post" et deux militantes féministes chinoises dont les proches sont sans nouvelles.
by The Verge - about 6 hours
Illustration by Hugo Herrera / The Verge A few months ago, I downgraded my internet, going from a 900Mbps plan to a 200Mbps one. Now, I find that websites can sometimes take a painfully long time to load, that HD YouTube videos have to stop and buffer when I jump around in them, and that video calls can be annoyingly choppy.
In other words, pretty much nothing has changed. I had those exact same problems even when I had near-gigabit download service, and I’m probably not alone. I’m sure many of you have also had the experience of cursing a slow-loading website and growing even more confused when a “speed test” says that your internet should be able to play dozens of 4K Netflix streams at once. So what...
by Courrier International - about 7 hours
Trop de sel, c’est mauvais pour la santé. Pas assez, ce n’est pas bon non plus. Pas étonnant que notre corps dispose de deux mécanismes distincts pour détecter la saveur salée. Mais ce système est d’une complexité telle que les chercheurs peinent à le décrypter, explique ce magazine scientifique en ligne.
by Courrier International - about 7 hours
Première cause de décès chez les adolescents sud-coréens, le suicide touche également de très nombreux seniors. Le “South China Morning Post” consacre une enquête vidéo à ce problème de santé publique majeur désigné dans le pays par l’euphémisme “choix extrême” et entouré de nombreux non-dits.
by Courrier International - about 7 hours
Les députés issus de l’opposition démocratique ont beau avoir remporté les élections législatives du 15 octobre, la légalisation de l’avortement jusqu’à la douzième semaine de grossesse reste une question disputée. Pour les ONG qui aident les Polonaises à accéder à l’IVG, il faut, a minima, que les poursuites judiciaires cessent. Comme pour l’activiste Justyna Wydrzynska, l’un des dix cas mis en avant par Amnesty International dans sa campagne annuelle “Votre signature change l’histoire”, qui a commencé le 30 novembre.
by The Verge - about 7 hours
Image: Epic Games Epic released a trilogy of new games inside of Fortnite this week. It started with Lego Fortnite, continued with Rocket Racing, and is wrapping up today with Fortnite Festival, developed by Guitar Hero studio Harmonix (which Epic acquired in 2021). It’s all part of an ambitious plan to turn Fortnite from a hit battle royale into a platform filled with all kinds of different experiences. And in the case of Fortnite Festival, it’s a full-blown music game inside of Fortnite. Think of it like Rock Band — but without the plastic instruments.
What that means is you’ll be hitting notes along to popular songs, but instead of doing that on a toy guitar or drum set, you’re using a game...
by The Verge - about 7 hours
Plus, it comes in this awesome yellow color. | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge We’ve found Apple’s latest generation of its base-model iPad to be a bit awkwardly priced from the start. At $449 it’s a little close to the much nicer iPad Air and simultaneously a lot pricier than its ninth-gen predecessor. But that all looks different when you knock a Benjamin off of it — because right now you can get the 10th-gen iPad with base 64GB of storage for $349 ($100 off) or expanded 256GB for $499 (also $100 off) at Best Buy until December 11th. This matches its Black Friday best pricing, making it a much better purchase. The 10.9-inch tablet has a speedy A14 Bionic chip and USB-C charging port with a colorful...
by BBC - about 7 hours
Turkey wants to arrest Mohammed Hassan Cheikh Mohamud after a motorcycle courier died in a traffic accident.
by Buzzfeed - about 7 hours
Including a brush for your lint trap for under $10 that one reviewer says is "better than paying for a future vent cleaning."View Entire Post ›
by HackAdAy - about 7 hours
Opening up this week’s podcast, I told Kristina about my saga repairing our German toilet valve. I’m American, and although I’ve lived here over a decade, it’s still surprising how things can be subtly different from how they worked back home.
But what was amazing about this device was that it had a provision for fine adjustment, and to some extent relied on this adjustment to function. Short version: a lever mechanism provides mechanical advantage to push a stopper against the end of a pipe to block the water flow, and getting the throw of this mechanism properly adjusted so that the floater put maximum pressure against the pipe required fine-tuning with a screw. But it also required understanding the...
by io9 - about 7 hours
Image: Marvel Studios, 20th Century Studios, Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney, Universal, BBC, BBC, Bottleneck Gallery, Screenshot: YouTubeIt’s been a bit of an up-and-down week for the House of Ideas, as Marvel both pulled out of reporting any further on The Marvels’ box office performance and Ryan Reynolds bit back against Deadpool 3 set leaks. All this, more Doctor Who, and even Star Wars’ 2024 made the list of our most read stories, so here’s you might have missed this week!—James WhitbrookDisney Gives Up on The MarvelsBrie Larson as Captain Marvel in The MarvelsImage: Marvel StudiosMarvel Studios is not reacting well, at all, to having its first real box office bomb in 15 years. After years...
by The Verge - about 7 hours
Illustration by Sisi Kim for The Verge Advocates are working across the country to make their communities safer and more accessible for cyclists, but not every effort is successful. Continue reading…
by Ben Tasker - about 8 hours
Amazon has been our retailer of first-resort for years: ordering on Amazon is quick, convenient and (on average) tends to have lower prices. Even our TV was originally bought via Amazon Prime.
Over the course of that time, there's inevitably been the odd issue with ordered items, but they were all resolved quickly and easily via the customer-service text chat (although finding that chat can be a bit of a pain).
Even as recently as a couple of months ago, if asked, I'd have said that it's generally been a fairly positive experience.
In November, though, my opinion of Amazon changed pretty significantly. We experienced an issue with a high-value item not being delivered and, since that, have been left stuck in a...
by Asialyst - about 8 hours
La comparaison entre l'Ukraine et Taïwan est-elle en tout point pertinente ? Quels sont les scénarios du conflit sino-taïwanais ? L'opinion publique chinoise est-elle totalement favorable à une invasion de Taïwan par Pékin ? Autant de questions abordées avec acuité et nuance par Jacques Gravereau, l'un des plus grands spécialistes européens de l'Asie, dans son ouvrage, "Taïwan, une obsession chinoise". Il répond aux questions d’Hubert Testard.
by QZ - about 8 hours
The global shipping industry is in a decidedly gloomy mood. Read more...
by QZ - about 8 hours
The most popular topic on Wikipedia in 2023 could also be the website’s downfall: ChatGPT. English Wikipedia’s ChatGPT page garnered nearly 50 million total visitors so far this year as of Nov. 28, making it more popular than even Taylor Swift and Barbie, according to a report from Wikipedia’s nonprofit host, the…Read more...
by QZ - about 8 hours
Normally, when a company builds up a huge cash position and not much debt, it uses the money to buy back shares and reward investors. Not GameStop. Instead, the retailer-turned-meme-stock announced it will now allow CEO and chairman Ryan Cohen to invest its $900 million in cash and cash equivalents in other companies’…Read more...
by Asialyst - about 9 hours
Dimanche 3 décembre, Mohamed Muizzu revient à Malé, la capitale des Maldives. Récemment entré en fonction après son élection en septembre dernier, le "président ami de la Chine", selon l'expression du "South China Morning Post", livrait à la presse l’information selon laquelle les autorités indiennes auraient convenu du retrait prochain de leurs militaires déployés dans cet archipel voisin, ainsi que le souhaite la nouvelle administration maldivienne : "Lors des discussions que nous avons eues, le gouvernement indien a accepté de retirer les soldats indiens."
by Wired - about 9 hours
In a dark, unexplored layer of ocean, a hidden cache of fish might play an unexpected role in our climate’s future. It seems like a bad time for a new fishery.
by HackAdAy - about 10 hours
[Thomas] picked up a Marconi TF1245 with dents and dings. We have to admit that we had not heard of a “circuit magnification meter,” but apparently, this was a thing in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Turns out, we have heard of this kind of meter before, but it was called a Q meter. The device works using a very low-impedance resonant circuit and a very high-impedance voltmeter. It measures the ratio of the voltage across the known circuit and the unknown circuit. This particular meter needs an external signal source with very special characteristics. You can see the well-built device in the video below.
The unit didn’t seem to work, but we suspect that it didn’t like his normal signal source....
by Wired - about 10 hours
Whether you’re picking up a last-minute gift or treating yourself, now’s a great time to snag some headphones on sale.
by Hiram - about 10 hours
Communiqué de la Grande Loge Mixte Universelle UN JOUR POUR LA LAÏCITÉ : NON LA LAÏCITÉ POUR TOUTES ET TOUS Affaiblissement de la Laïcité depuis un demi-siècle ! Combattre pour la défendre : Urgent ! Aujourd’hui notre inquiétude se confirme. Le Président de la République en organisant la célébration du début de la fête juive […]
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by Hiram - about 11 hours
Un communiqué d’Unité Laïque Monsieur le Président de la République, L’association Unité Laïque tient à faire part de son vif étonnement au sujet de la célébration de la fête juive de Hanouka le 7 décembre 2023 dans le Palais républicain de l’Élysée. La France, République indivisible et laïque, s’est émancipée du Concordat depuis 1905. Certains […]
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by Asialyst - about 11 hours
Une superbe édition permet de découvrir les illustrations de ce monument littéraire chinois réalisées au Japon au XIXème siècle. Un parfait cadeau pour les fêtes, avec quelques BD historiques et d’aventures pour l’accompagner.
by BBC - about 11 hours
The incident is the latest dispute between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea.
by Buzzfeed - about 11 hours
Christmas Eve is fast approaching, but don't worry — Santa's sleigh just kicked into overdrive to get these gifts to your family in time.View Entire Post ›
by New Yorker - about 11 hours
Former Representative Jim Cooper of Tennessee joins The Political Scene to discuss the rush of lawmakers leaving Congress and what’s driving them away.
by QZ - about 11 hours
Hello, fellow humans! You’re reading our limited series of Saturday Daily Briefs. While it’s focused on AI, it’s curated, written, and edited by actual people.Read more...
by New Yorker - about 11 hours
A newly translated novel by the Argentinean writer Sara Gallardo provides a missing link in the history of abortion literature.
by New Yorker - about 11 hours
How the politics of memory in Europe obscures what we see in Israel and Gaza today.
by Société de Géographie - about 12 hours
Retrouvez en vidéo la conférence donnée le 7 décembre 2023 par Jacques Gonzales : « Combien serons-nous demain ? »
by Asialyst - about 13 hours
Un drame méconnu. Dès les années 1950 en Corée du Sud, des villages regroupaient des bordels et autres lieux de "repos" pour les soldats américains. Leur nom : "Camp Towns". Ils étaient directement organisés par le gouvernement sud-coréen qui, en dehors, interdisait la prostitution. Ils ont vu passer des dizaines de milliers de jeunes femmes forcées de se prostituer. Coréennes d'abord, puis venues de toute l'Asie, elles ont vécu un calvaire accepté de tous jusque dans les années 2000. Leur sacrifice protégeait soi-disant la population civile des crimes sexuels qu'auraient pu commettre les soldats américains. De cette histoire tragique, la réalisatrice Jo Hayoung, 25 ans, en a tiré un moyen...
by HackAdAy - about 13 hours
We all know that fake chips are a risk when it comes to buying parts on eBay or from Chinese markets such as AliExpress. It’s a simple enough scam, take a cheap chip and mark it as an expensive one, pocket the difference. It’s happened in several different forms, with everything from completely different devices through cheaper equivalents to incredibly, chips purpose fabricated to emulate better-known ones. We have a chance to see such a scam in action via [LinuxJedi], with a 6502 that wasn’t quite as it seemed.
The chip in question was a Rockwell 65C02 destined for an Acorn Atom, and when installed it failed to deliver the expected power consumption saving. Unsurprisingly when tested it turned out to...
by Korben - about 14 hours
Vous le savez, le harcèlement qu’il soit scolaire ou en ligne est vraiment un fléau pour nos enfants. On connaît tous quelqu’un qui a souffert de ce genre de situation et malheureusement, c’est pas simple d’aider sans aggraver la situation. Heureusement, il existe une app mobile dispo sous Android et iOS qui va pouvoir aider les enfants victimes mais également les témoins qui souhaitent aider. Proposé par l’association Marion La Main Tendue, Kolibri est une application innovante conçue pour combattre le harcèlement scolaire et le cyber harcèlement. Alors ça propose quoi exactement ? Et bien l’app offre des fonctionnalités pour agir et réagir en cas de violence ou de harcèlement. Grâce...
by Actutech - about 15 hours
Les législateurs sont parvenus à un accord provisoire sur l'ambitieux projet de loi sur l'intelligence artificielle (IA Act) de l'Union européenne, à l'issue d'intenses négociations. La loi européenne sur l'IA est en passe de devenir le premier ensemble complet de réglementations au monde régissant cette technologie et pourrait servir de modèle à d'autres régions qui envisageraient une législation similaire.Les principales dispositionsRéglementation relative aux systèmes d'IA à usage général à fort impact (GPAI):L'accord définit les obligations des systèmes GPAI « à fort impact » qui répondent à des critères spécifiques, notamment l'évaluation des risques, les tests contradictoires...
by Journal du Lapin - about 15 hours
Doug Brown a posté récemment un truc super intéressant : il a réussi à reconstruire une ROM flashable pour les vieux Mac avec les technologies qu’Apple employait dans les années nonante. Un peu de contexte : dans les Mac 68K et PowerPC (jusqu’à l’iMac, en gros), la ROM est un composant physique qui contient le nécessaire pour démarrer le Mac (comme le BIOS des PC) mais aussi littéralement une partie de l’OS. Certaines routines sont dans la ROM, tout comme certains pilotes. Elle peut être soit sur la carte mère (avec des puces) soit en barrette. Un point intéressant, c’est que la ROM n’est pas nécessairement stricto sensu une ROM (un composant en lecture seule) : il existe des...
by Le Taurillon - about 16 hours
Promesse de campagne, le projet de réforme constitutionnelle a été dévoilé le 30 octobre pour ensuite être présenté le 3 novembre en Conseil des Ministres. D'après Giorgia Meloni, la réforme devrait apporter une nouvelle stabilité au système politique italien. Un pouvoir exécutif faible
En 2006, le troisième gouvernement de Silvio Berlusconi avait soumis aux Italiens par voie de référendum une réforme de la constitution italienne. Cette dernière devait transformer la République décentralisée en un République fédérale tandis que le Président du conseil, l'équivalent de Premier ministre dans la république transalpine, se voyait renforcé avec de nouvelles prérogatives. Si le “non”...
by Les Décodeurs - about 17 hours
Pour orienter les contrôles de ses agents, la Caisse nationale d’allocations familiales utilise un programme informatique controversé qui attribue une note automatique à ses allocataires en fonction de leur profil.
by Torrentfreak - about 17 hours
On December 14, 2022, a group of music rightsholders including BMG, UMG, and Capitol filed a complaint at a Texas district court, accusing Altice, the parent company of ISP Optimum, of facilitating massive copyright infringement.
Just days ahead of that lawsuit’s one-year anniversary, Altice now finds itself fighting a second and substantially similar lawsuit, filed by 49 member labels of the RIAA at the same Texas court.
Different Plaintiffs, Same Underlying Allegations
Filed at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the complaint has Warner Records, Sony Music, plus another 47 recording labels, alleging contributory and vicarious copyright infringement against Altice, owner of...
by Usbek & Rica - about 17 hours
De ses racines millénaires à sa mainstreamisation, l’histoire du drag est plus ancienne qu’on le croit. Parties à l'exploration de cette scène à la popularité grandissante, les journalistes Apolline Bazin et Manon Selli reviennent sur l'évolution de cet art fédérateur. Première partie d'un long entretien croisé placé sous le signe des paillettes et du rejet des normes sociales.
by BBC - about 22 hours
The Oscar-nominated actor was also known for What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon and TV soap Peyton Place.
by New Yorker - about 23 hours
A post-facto watch of nearly eight hours of political theatre tells the story of how the G.O.P. is seeking to arrange its characters in a Trumpless environment, a future that is likely a fantasy.