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Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Tutorials

Hacking Elevators: How to Bypass Access Control Systems to Visit Locked Floors & Restricted Levels in Any Building

Many operators use elevators to control access to particular floors, whether it be the penthouse at a hotel or a server room in an office building. …

White Hat

I don’t know why GDPR is so funny, but it is

Happy GDPR Day to us all<p>GDPR stands for the “General Data Protection Regulation.” It’s the most important data privacy law thus far, the convoluted product of a four-year deliberative process, a “staggeringly complex” law that “no one understands,” an 88-page monster translated into 26 different …

GDPR

The Story of How Photoshop Was First ‘Barneyscan XP’

Did you know that before it became the most dominant photo editing program on Earth, Photoshop was first sold as “Barneyscan XP”?<p>After creating their …

Tutorials

Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold

Finland’s Arctic circle might not seem like a great place to run a marathon barefoot and in shorts—unless you’re Wim Hof. Hof, better known as "The …

The Brain

Hello tensorflow

<b>Machine Learning (ML)</b> is the dope new thing that everyone’s talking about, because it’s really good at learning from data so that it can predict …

Machine Learning

Old-School Texas Instruments books are a treasure trove of great graphic design

Side Note<p>May—19—2018 05:06PM EST<p>Drew Millard<p>The Internet Archive is maybe the only chill thing on the internet these days. Spending hours sifting …

Graphic Design

Before code, beyond speech

Codified systems of communication—such as writing, reading, and speaking—rely on pre-existing infrastructures of meaning to make sense. Concepts, …

Drawing

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

I Made a News Scraper with 100 Lines of Python.

Everyday I take subway to my office, where my cellphone has no signal at all. But medium app won’t let me read stories offline, so I decided to make …

Python Programming

Earth's Supposed Oldest Living Person Has Hated Every Day of Her Life

Koku Istambulova says she's 128 years old and considers her longevity a punishment from God.<p>According to the Russian government, a Chechen woman named Koku Istambulova is 128 years old, which would make her not just the older person on earth (the current title holder being Chiyo Miyako, at 117 …

Russian Government

Suicide Became the Second Leading Cause of Death for Young People in 2016. We Don't Know Why

The number of young Americans and adolescents contemplating or attempting suicide rose sharply between 2008 and 2015, according to an analysis of …

Mental Health

Glenn Branca Helped Me Hear The Music In Noise

I remember feeling absolutely free. I recall the sensation of joy.<p>I first saw Glenn Branca at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. in 1982. I came away from that concert wondering how it was that I, having spent so much of my life listening to music, had simply never thought about music simply as …

Selling

The 18th-Century Lady Mathematician Who Loved Calculus and God

The witch of Agnesi, you may be disappointed to know, is a curve that math students generally learn about in calculus class. It doesn’t look much …

Mathematics

The new era of the Multi-Model Database

Increasingly, customers are demanding that their databases take on multiple chores. Emergence of multi-model databases providing developers multiple …

Databases

Amazon Sumerian, a platform for building AR, VR and 3D apps, is now open to all

Last November, AWS announced a new product called Amazon Sumerian, a toolkit and platform for developers to build “mixed reality” apps — that is, using virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D — without needing to have any specialised programming or graphics skills. And today, after running the …

Augmented Reality

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

New Arduino Engineering Kit Unveiled For Education

Teachers and educators may be interested in a new official Arduino Engineering Kit launched this week and created to enable students and teachers to …

Engineering

20 of the Most Beautiful Castles in France

Think of France and it’s likely that sooner or later, in among thoughts of the Eiffel Tower, endless vineyards, and deliciously crunchy baguettes; a …

France

These lush 100-year-old drawings of the brain are still used by medical students – Quartz

If you aren’t a neuroscientist or medical student, you may have never heard of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. But if you are, then you know the man is a superstar. Cajal, who lived from 1852 to 1934, holds much the same position in his field as, say, Darwin does in his. The Spanish neuroanatomist was the …

Central Nervous System

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

Jean-Paul Sartre was the original self-help guru

Long before I read French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, I had a clear idea of who he was. Or who I thought he was. I knew all about the turtleneck-wearing, chain-cigarette-smoking, moody sort of soul, with a melancholy philosophy to match. After I opened his books, though, it became clear to me …

Communist Party

Digital Materiality in the Age of Design Systems

MODERATED BY<p>Carly Ayres, HAWRAF<p>PANELISTS<p>Anil Dash, Fog Creek Software<br>Jacob Heftmann, XXIX<br>Tiff Hockin, Bloomberg<br>Laurel Schwulst, Critic, Yale School …

Toronto Film Festival

Mandy, review: Horrible and ludicrous, this is an all-time-great Nicolas Cage wig-out

For years, Nicolas Cage’s more extreme performances have been derided as a blight on cinema, but it turns out that cinema just had to catch up. Mandy, the new film from Panos Cosmatos, which had its European premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last night, is the ideal stage for an all-time-great …

Horror

Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman to star in Harold Pinter play

<b>EastEnders' Danny Dyer will share a stage with Sherlock's Martin Freeman for a season celebrating Harold Pinter.</b><p>All 20 of the playwright's one-act plays are to be performed together for the first time to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.<p>An all-star cast, including Jane Horrocks, Tamsin Greig …

Playwrights

Crave review – Julie Cunningham dances in the darkness of Sarah Kane's play

Horrors haunt the text of Crave, the 1998 play by Sarah Kane in which four individuals (named A, B, C and M) speak in fragmented voices about the traumas that have left them damaged and bereft. Rape, madness and a hint of paedophilic abuse are present in their stories. And when Julie Cunningham …

Box Office

For Plato, uprightness made us human; for Kant, people were inherently bent; Hegel worried about stiffness. Why does posture attract such philosophical attention?

For Plato, uprightness made us human; for Kant, people were inherently bent; Hegel worried about stiffness. Why does posture attract such …

Philosophy

The Handbook of Tyranny: stark infographics on human cruelty

<i>Handbook of Tyranny</i> tells the story of human cruelty in a series of beautifully designed inforgraphics, like this chart showing methods of crowd …

Infographics

Raspberry Pi Augmented Reality Projection Lamp Project

Makers, developers and hobbyists interested in creating amazing things using a Raspberry Pi or similar mini PC may be interested in a new augmented …

Raspberry Pi

The 10 most divisive albums of all time

Were they good? Were they... not good? My friends, it's sometimes hard to say<p>People’s opinions are like Paul Gambaccini when a celebrity dies – …

Counter-culture