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Hey car guys, this is about the resurrection of the car with the biggest engine ever.  It's a crazy car and the video is one for the garage & car lover.
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I'm wondering if a usbdrive with digital images would last 100 years in the Antarctic too.
For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut. The negatives are believed to be from Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, a group that was stranded in the hut during a blizzard when ...
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"Consider the cost of scientific periodicals, most of which are published exclusively online. It has increased at four times the rate of inflation since 1986. The average price of a year’s subscription to a chemistry journal is now $4,044. In 1970 it was $33. A subscription to the Journal of Comparative Neurology cost $30,860 in 2012—the equivalent of six hundred monographs. Three giant publishers—Reed Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and Springer—publish 42 percent of all academic articles, and they make giant profits from them. In 2013 Elsevier turned a 39 percent profit on an income of £2.1 billion from its science, technical, and medical journals.

All over the country research libraries are canceling subscriptions to academic journals, because they are caught between decreasing budgets and increasing costs. The logic of the bottom line is inescapable, but there is a higher logic that deserves consideration—namely, that the public should have access to knowledge produced with public funds."
In the scramble to gain market share in cyberspace, something is getting lost: the public interest. Libraries and laboratories—crucial nodes of the World Wide Web—are buckling under economic pressure, and the information they diffuse is being diverted away from the public sphere, where it can do most good.
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Most of us tend to think that digital storage of data is superior to older technologies like paper.  But "bit rot" (data degradation) and other problems make it less clearly superior.

This piece is only partly on the technical difficulties of digital archives, however.  It also focuses on ethical concerns.
Would Susan Sontag have wanted her life and computer files analyzed like this? Would anyone?
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+david daniel, I think our concept of privacy is different, but I think there's also a difference between our concept and how our technologies are shaping privacy. Think how people think about their "private" posts to Facebook or Google+, for example. Both of the technologies chip away at the concept of privacy that most (or at least lots of) people have -- and they do so invisibly.

When Erasmus wrote to More, he no doubt realized his audience was much larger than the More household -- and that played a role in the way he framed his argument and his message. But we think we're communicating privately, when we should take the technologies into account and be suspicious of that concept of privacy. (Think SEO for "personal" correspondence! Google fashions ad pitches to you based on your email.)

The email that Susan Sonntag wrote is interesting to me because it makes me wonder about the dissemination of ideas with emails.  It's so easy to forward an email, and I can think of emails and communications that have exploded in influence because they've been easy to share. All good biographers will consider a communication as an interaction -- and for letters it's been an easy task. My view is that for emails it's a much more difficult task to weigh and consider.

(Pace, Walter Benjamin: The Work of a Letter in an Age of Internet Reproducibility)
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Legendary Walmart employee Shane should exist although he almost surely doesn't.
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The Triangle Devops meetup will meeting on Docker on June 18th at 7pm.
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Younguns went in with the old biddies.

The new arrivals kept their distance, and there were no fights. +Kolu Roth helped me chase the little ones into the enclosure when it got dusky outside. Otherwise I think they would have stayed out in the chicken yard all night.
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"In a 2010 panel on crowdsourcing, Lukas Biewald, CEO of MTurk competitor CrowdFlower, highlighted this aspect of the platform’s relationship to workers, reframing it as an attractive feature for employers: “With technology you can find them, pay them the tiny amount of money, and then get rid of them when you don’t need them anymore,” he said."
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"Charles Dickens wrote while blindfolded. Virginia Woolf took three baths a day, and always with ice-cold water. Stephen King eats a blood orange at every meal whenever he is working on a book. Joyce Carol Oates writes only in Comic Sans."
For all the interest in the habits of highly creative people, there's not much to learn from Don DeLillo's manual typewriter or Maya Angelou's showers.
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This is fun.  Score:8/10
Subjects in a study on body language and lying were asked several general questions — and then told off camera to lie or tell the truth when answering. Can you tell truth from falsehood?
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