Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired ‘Masterminds,’ Episode 2: Making a Stormtrooper Out of Bodies Is Easier Than You’d Think

Hexbyte Tech News Wired ‘Masterminds,’ Episode 2: Making a Stormtrooper Out of Bodies Is Easier Than You’d Think

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If the work of Pilobolus looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen them on the Oscars. Or on YouTube. Though the dance troupe was founded in 1971 at Dartmouth College, the group’s most recent spate of notoriety comes from its projected shadow play routines, multi-person performances done behind a screen that give the illusion that…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Risk That Ebola Will Spread to Uganda Is Now ‘Very High’

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Risk That Ebola Will Spread to Uganda Is Now ‘Very High’

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Sumy Sadurni/AFP/Getty ImagesSumy Sadurni/AFP/Getty ImagesEbola is one of those scourges where the mere mention of its name strikes fear: the virus, which kills about half of those it infects and gets passed on through body fluids, is notoriously hard to contain.That means that the best, perhaps only, way to contain an outbreak like the one…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired These Wind Patterns Explain Why California’s Wildfires Are So Bad

Hexbyte Tech News Wired These Wind Patterns Explain Why California’s Wildfires Are So Bad

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A plume of smoke rises above the Camp Fire as it moves through Paradise, California. High winds and low humidity caused the Camp Fire’s rapid spread.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesA plume of smoke rises above the Camp Fire as it moves through Paradise, California. High winds and low humidity caused the Camp Fire’s rapid spread.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesEditor’s…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers YouTube CEO calls EU’s proposed copyright regulation financially impossible

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers YouTube CEO calls EU’s proposed copyright regulation financially impossible

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has once again decried the European Union’s proposed copyright directive, arguing in a new blog post that it’s impossible for a platform like YouTube to comply with the suggested regulations. This is the second blog post Wojcicki has published on Article 13, a part of the copyright directive that calls for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers <em>Wallace & Gromit</em>‘s Creators Are Giving The Company to Their Employees

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Wallace & Gromit‘s Creators Are Giving The Company to Their Employees

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Wallace & Gromit‘s Creators Are Giving The Company to Their Employees Aardman Animation will be giving majority shares to their workers. Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its devoted team of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Armistice Day: November 11, 1918 to November 11, 2018

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Armistice Day: November 11, 1918 to November 11, 2018

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“The wave of hysterical rejoicing that swept over the United States when our president announced the signing of a truce had many impulses” (Scientific American, November 30, 1918, p. 432). The end of the war meant the beginning of reorientation from a vast war footing to one of peace. And if patriotic duty was the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How to self-publish a book on Amazon using Bookdown

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How to self-publish a book on Amazon using Bookdown

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Hello World! tl;dr: A list of useful resources aimed to self-publish a book on Amazon using Bookdown. Writing style Did I use any editor? Marketing How to create the book: Bookdown! Self-publishing on Amazon (Kindle and paperback) Costs and earnings Publishing outside Amazon: Gumroad Proofreading Cover ISBN Linking: B&W, color and Kindle on Amazon 11-tips…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A new “fuzzy Pikachu” debate headlines a trailer-filled Monday

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | A new “fuzzy Pikachu” debate headlines a trailer-filled Monday

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I choose you, Ryan-chu — Promos range from incredibly revealing to incredibly vague—but we’re excited by each. Sam Machkovech – Nov 13, 2018 2:00 am UTC Coming May 11, 2019. A brief look at a more depressed Detective Pikachu. Only Detective Pikachu’s handler can understand his voice (Ryan Reynolds). Everyone else just hears a “Pika,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Cats, beetles, other mummified animals found—along with a sealed door

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Cats, beetles, other mummified animals found—along with a sealed door

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Before there were cat memes, there were cat mummies — Two small, carved sarcophagi contained a six-legged surprise: mummified scarabs. Kiona N. Smith – Nov 12, 2018 11:19 pm UTC Archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats in seven previously undisturbed tombs in a 4,500-year-old pyramid complex near Saqqara, south of Cairo. The cats were found…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | French investigators to work directly with Facebook to monitor hate speech

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | French investigators to work directly with Facebook to monitor hate speech

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Bonne chance — French President Emmanuel Macron urges Silicon Valley to submit to regulation. Cyrus Farivar – Nov 12, 2018 11:03 pm UTC Enlarge / French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on November 12, 2018.For the first time,…