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The Story of a Voice: HAL in ‘2001’ Wasn’t Always So Eerily Calm

“I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”<p>Even if you’ve never seen the movie, you know the voice.<p>HAL 9000, the seemingly omniscient computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” was the film’s most expressive and emotional figure, and made a lasting impression on our collective imagination.<p>Stanley …

Artificial Intelligence

Papel de aluminio, la clave para aumentar y mejorar la señal WiFi

Internet en casa no siempre funciona todo lo bien que debería. A medida que interpones obstáculos en su camino la señal de reduce y la velocidad …

The best time of day to learn a new language, according to Duolingo data

Are you a night owl or a morning person?<p>If you’re among the hundreds of millions of people learning a foreign language, being an insomniac could end up working in your favor: If you regularly practice the language you are learning at night, just before you go to sleep, it appears that you’re more …

Language Learning

I Met Giant Machine Monsters In The Woods

Hello, my name is Konti a photographer based in Dunaújváros, Hungary.<p>The town, which was established in the heart of Hungary in the middle of the …

John Carpenter: a conversation with the horror master

When it comes to genre cinema, nobody does it quite like John Carpenter. Bringing a blue-collar, stoically arse-kicking flair to his films that has made him one of America’s leading pulp-fiction exponents, the midnight-movie veteran is a no-frills visionary who embodies his craftsman’s name.<p>Beyond …

How A Teenage Girl Became the Mother of Horror

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>Mary Shelley combined science and the supernatural to write Frankenstein, the world’s first science-fiction novel.<p>Born on a dark and stormy night, <i>Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus</i> is a true masterpiece of terror that began as a fireside ghost story and grew …

Literature

The 31 Best Electronic Horror Movie Soundtracks of All Time

Harrowing synthesizer lines have long been synonymous with the guts and gore of the cinema’s scariest corners, so here’s a list of the genre's most essential scores.<p><i>A version of this article was originally published on THUMP.</i><p>Ever since the dawn of mass-produced commercial synthesizers a little over …

Tips para identificar el fascismo, según Umberto Eco

19 U.S. museums with outstanding architecture

When design and art collide<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>From New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, U.S. museums house some of the finest art in the world. While it’s easy to get caught up in the …

Si pensabas instalar Ubuntu en los nuevos MacBook Pro, olvídate: son incompatibles con Linux

Mucho se ha criticado a los nuevos MacBook Pro de Apple por la <b>eliminación de puertos de conexión tradicionales</b>, pero además de ello los usuarios de …

La descomunal aeronave Airlander 10 se estrella de cabeza durante un aterrizaje de prueba

Airlander 10, la nave cuyas curvas le han valido el apelativo de <i>el culo volador</i>, se ha estrellado hoy durante un vuelo de prueba en Bedfordshire, …

Hay un hombre en España que lo hace todo

Internet tiene algo de infinito, algo de cambiante e inagotable, que lo convierte cada mañana en un estreno. A primera hora, por ejemplo, nada más …

This guy used over 80,000 old photographs to create a Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s

New York City has a long and sprawling history, but looking at the city today, it's hard to tell what it looked like in the past. Luckily, an enterprising coder has solved that problem by creating a Google Street View map for New York City for the late 1800s and early 1900s.<p>Developer Dan Vanderkam …

La posesión: la «2001» de los dramas de pareja

Algunas películas poseen la rara cualidad de generar una experiencia cinematográfica que no se parece a ninguna otra. Hay mucho de subjetivo en esto, …

There are now more than 11,000 bots on Facebook Messenger

Developers like them — but do users?<p>It's been nearly three months since Facebook announced a platform for building bots that operate inside its Messenger chat app. The idea, Facebook said, was to connect people more directly to businesses and automate their interactions, for informational or …

Oscar Wilde’s Literary Star Rises Again

The provocative Irish playwright is springing back to life this year in a series of plays, movies and books<p>Oscar Wilde, the Victorian-era playwright and poet who went from renown to ruin and back again, said the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.<p>There’s no risk of …

Literature

Unicode 9.0: se aprueban 72 nuevos emoji incluyendo el facepalm, la paella y el shruggie

La mayoría de ellos ya los conocíamos porque el proceso para incorporar emojis oficialmente es largo y público, pero si temías que algunos de los …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Exercise

Linus Torvalds trabajará "otros 25 años" para que llegue el año de Linux en el escritorio

Linux cumplirá 25 años en agosto. El <i>kernel</i> que nació como un hobby del estudiante finlandés Linus Torvalds domina prácticamente todos los ámbitos de …

El 'cielo' en la Tierra de los perros existe y está en Costa Rica

EDIZIONES, 04 Abr.<p>En <b>Costa Rica</b>, existe un lugar donde cientos de <b>perros</b> corren libres, en manada, a su aire, por los prados de verdes montañas, …

Macro monsters: Jumping spiders up close, in pictures

El viento solar 'sopló' la atmósfera de Marte: NASA

Nuevos hallazgos de la agencia espacial demuestran que las violentas tormentas solares desprendieron al Planeta Rojo de su atmósfera en un proceso que aún ocurre hoy.<p>Entre los soplos y jadeos del Sol, los vientos solares lanzan la atmósfera marciana hacia el espacio. Este fue uno de los hallazgos …

Las 12 novedades del IRPF: sin deducción por alquiler, menos reducción por plan de pensiones

La campaña de la <b>Renta 2015 echa a andar este miércoles.</b> Las novedades del impuesto —que deberá liquidarse antes del 30 de junio— incluyen un menor …

Why Snapchat is an Important Media Company

Yesterday I wrote a primer on how to use Snapchat for my peer group of “over 30” people who don’t yet “get” Snapchat. Today I want to talk briefly …

These unlucky people have names that break computers

A few people have names that can utterly confuse the websites they visit, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>Jennifer Null’s husband had warned her before they got married …

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Emotions

Descubren una poderosa fuente de rayos cósmicos en el centro de la Vía Láctea

Un equipo científico internacional encontró las <b>primeras evidencias de la existencia de una fuente extrema de rayos cósmicos</b> en el centro de la Vía …

Cómo gestionar todas tus contraseñas online de forma sencilla y segura

La era de las contraseñas ha muerto, pero hasta que llegue el relevo (probablemente algún sistema biométrico lo bastante seguro y extendido) nos toca …

Copyright trolls who claimed to own "Happy Birthday" will pay $14M to their "customers"

For decades, Warner/Chappell Music claimed to own the rights to the Happy Birthday song, despite the reams of copyright scholarship and historical …

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Our definitive ranking of every Coen brothers film

With the release of “Hail, Caesar!,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s 17th feature film, it’s fitting to assess their oeuvre in the form of a best-to-worst list. Herewith, the Coen canon ranked in handy descending order, the better for inevitable quibbles, arguments and fisticuffs to ensue:<p><b>1. “Fargo”</b> …

Coen Brothers