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Mark Somerville
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I hadn't heard of Sonic Pi until today. Looks really cool!

Here's someone recreating a Daft Punk track writing live Ruby.
Aerodynamic. 21 Jan 2016. Also available in french / également disponible en français. The goal of these articles is to explore the relationships between music and code, by analyzing and recreating the track Aerodynamic from Daft Punk. Unlike classical approaches to generate sound on a computer, ...
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Bitcoin is fascinating. Interesting reading if you have any interest in the subject at all.
I’ve spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer. The software I’ve written has been used by millions of users, hu…
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There is something strangely soothing about this video.
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More ace mountain biking.
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Sent this to my mum's husband as he used to be into cycling. He loved the video and immediately recognised the area as a place where he used to live and cycle!!! 
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Does anyone know of good and friendly electronic music production forums?

I particularly want to make techno/hardtek but I suppose the theories are all the same.

Currently struggling with how to switch between two quite different, same tempo, patterns without it sounding pish. Practice, I guess.
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There's loads of facebook groups for it :)

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This gets my vote for the most inspirational mountain bike video ever.
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+Rob I'll resend
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Every so often I see something that makes me realise we're living in a new age.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has introduced a fleet of interceptor drones, designed to catch suspicious-looking drones in nets
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Big time - there's a lot of companies working on localised jamming weapons to take down drones.

They're already being used for loads of cool things by artists and filmmakers, and grim things by the military..
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First time I've seen this. Very tasty!

Nacreous clouds, according to: https://twitter.com/decadecity/status/694216536215703552
Just saw this #cloudporn coolness out the @1partCarbon office window in Edinburgh. Cloud iridescence? Embedded image. 9:28 AM - 1 Feb 2016. 1 Like. Reply to @_Spakman. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they ...
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It was really beautiful.
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Loving it.
 
A Colorful Solar Corona over the Himalayas
Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Dai
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160111.html

What are those colorful rings around the Sun? A corona visible only to Earth observers in the right place at the right time. Rings like this will sometimes appear when the Sun or Moon is seen through thin clouds. The effect is created by the quantum mechanical diffraction of light around individual, similarly-sized water droplets in an intervening but mostly-transparent cloud. Since light of different colors has different wavelengths, each color diffracts differently. Solar Coronae are one of the few quantum color effects that can be easily seen with the unaided eye. This type of solar corona is a visual effect due to water in Earth's atmosphere and is altogether different from the solar corona that exists continually around the Sun -- and stands out during a total solar eclipse. In the foreground is the famous Himalayan mountain peak Ama Dablam (Mother's Necklace),
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I enjoyed this, probably because I've had a very strong feeling of becoming an adult in the last couple of years.
In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?
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Yee-ha! I reckon there'll be a few pretty pissed off people that the Wall Street Journal just leaked this.

You've no idea how sorry I feel for them when their utopian vision of complete and utter violation of our trust and the tearing of our human rights from us somehow backfires on them. Really, even when it's just a wee bit bad for them, I just feel so sorry for those absolute cunts.

I'm here for you if you need me  #NSA .
The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders also swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers.
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Unix and Ruby software engineer, table tennis player, climber and juggler. I like techno clubs and being happy.
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