shimmy on Twitter: "Aaron Swartz @aaronsw died by suicide eight years ago. He represents a kind of left-libertarian current that's lost among present technologists —our generation centers the debate on regulating the internet or, most radically, democratizing platforms." / Twitter

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Yo sé joven era muy aficionado a este tipo de cocina. Lastima haberlo dejado...

La estrambótica y medio científica idea de cocinar un pollo a hostias, abofeteándolo a 6.000 km/h (Mach 5)

Game of Life running on Penrose tiles | Boing Boing

There’s a fantastic feature in the New York Times about “The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life” — well worth reading on its own, since they solicited short refle…

Game of Life running on Penrose tiles -

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BOSTON DYNAMICS has released a video on YouTube with incendiary dances.

It's funny that the eye notices small friezes in the movements of the android and the dog. Because of this, the video looks like an old movie with plasticine godzilla in the background of the city.

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Terence Tao on astronomy:

Climbing the cosmic distance ladder (book announcement)

Several years ago, I developed a public lecture on the cosmic distance ladder in astronomy from a historical perspective (and emphasising the role of mathematics in building the ladder). I previous…

10 of NASA’s most out-of-this-world illustrations

The Art of NASA, a new compilation of some of the most creative, funky, and celestial masterpieces ever to grace the desks of space explorers and scientists, is out this week. Here’s a sampling of the outrageous work.

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“Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”
– Carl Sagan

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«El universo (que otros llaman la Biblioteca) se compone de un número indefinido, y tal vez infinito, de galerías hexagonales» (Jorge Luis Borges, «La biblioteca de Babel»).



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Dinero público, código público. Me llena de orgullo y satisfacción, anunciar que la app Radar COVID, del Ministerio de Sanidad, está por fin disponible en GitHub. Esto nos da pié por ejemplo, a auditar el código, empaquetar nuestro propio APK, y si no me equivoco, ¡incluso redistribuirlo!

Asimov, resublimado - Jot Down Cultural Magazine

Esta idea de Asimov, a quien se le ocurrió de todo y siempre de la forma más genial, acabó por aplicarse en terapia varios lustros más tarde. Asimov, como siempre, se había adelantado.

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