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Ashamed to work in Silicon Valley: how techies became the new bankers

Wall Street has long been the industry people love to hate. But as big tech’s reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn’t seem so cool<p>When Danny Greg first moved to San Francisco to work at Github in 2012, he used to get high-fives in the street from strangers when he wore his company …

Silicon Valley

Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

Peppa Pig

L’eterno presente della Rete

I l rito si ripete identico ogni giorno: affacciandosi in rete, un italiano scopre che qualcuno nella sua cerchia più o meno estesa di contatti non …

How YouTube Brought Board Games Back – The Scout

<i>A look at three channels that transformed board gaming into a modern hobby</i><p>Board games have been important to pretty much every culture in the world, …

Board Games

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin

<b>The Trezor: January 4, 2016: 7.4 BTC = $3,000</b><p>In January 2016, I spent $3,000 to buy 7.4 bitcoins. At the time, it seemed an entirely worthwhile thing …

Bitcoin

The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The clinical psychologist Jon Freeman was feeling burnt out. He spent his days at a corporate office in Manhattan, managing dozens of research assistants as they tested pharmaceuticals on people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Looking for an escape hatch, he noticed that his daughter often …

RPGs

Come FIFA è entrato nel calcio reale

FIFA 17 ha rotto il muro dei 2 milioni di copie, più 1 milione solo la prima settimana, 40 volte più di PES, il suo principale concorrente. Nel 2016 …

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

<b>Boethius -</b> Consolation of Philosophy<p><b>Burke, Edmund</b> - On the Sublime and Beautiful<p><b>Camus, Albert</b> - The Stranger<p><b>Carroll, Lewis</b> - Symbolic Logic<p><b>Carroll,</b> …

Friedrich Nietzsche

1980s References, Homages, and Easter Eggs Featured in Season One of Stranger Things

In anticipation of season two of <i>Stranger Things</i> coming to Netflix on October 27th, ScreenPrism has created a video series where they unearth all of …

Stranger Things

Caparezza:«Tutto quello che vivo viene fuori nella mia musica».

The Kate Bush Story - Running up That Hill (2014 BBC Documentary) [HD]

How Lego Survived Against All Odds–And You Can, Too

LEGO is now considered the biggest toy company in the world — but it hasn’t always been that successful. Throughout the years, it has survived and …

Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats?

Movies

How to explain the power of blockchains to your non-tech friends

Writing a description for [bitcoin] for general audiences is bloody hard. There’s nothing to relate it to. — Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder …

Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States …

War

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth | Ars Technica

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

Space Invaders for the Atari 400/800, 1980. Art by Bob Flemate https://t.co/5JgaUaqiXI

Does music give you goosebumps? Your brain could be wired differently, study suggests

This small piece of research provides interesting insight into how we experience emotion<p>We all love listening to our favourite songs, but is there a …

Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun

Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined<p>What if a cold drink cost more on a hot day?<p>Customers in the UK will soon find out. Recent reports suggest that three of the country’s …

Silicon Valley

Pixels and voxels, the long answer

Retronator Stray Pixels<p>Earlier this year, somebody asked on Quora:<p>What is the difference between pixel and voxel?<p>I sometimes can’t help myself, so …

Pixel Art

Stop trying to 'go offline' and learn to set priorities instead

One thing the news media doesn’t shy away from is telling you about how your technology use is out of control. Your kids are getting too much screen time. We’re costing businesses billions wasting company time on YouTube and Facebook. Experts say the reason your relationships are so screwed up is …

Productivity

How did Hitler rise to power? - Alex Gendler and Anthony Hazard

Political History

8 Ways Comic Book Legend Jack Kirby Fought Fascism

Jack Kirby—co-creator of the Marvel Universe and big chunks of DC’s—remains one of the most influential writer/artists in the history of comics. Many …

Comics

40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972)

HDR and video games: Ars leaves E3 with more questions than answers | Ars Technica

HDR looks great in applicable games, but newer game consoles blew a big E3 opportunity.<p>LOS ANGELES—4K was on everyone's lips at this year's E3. We …

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Pixel art done with legos @PrinceWatercres @ausretrogamer @gamesyouloved https://t.co/mnaqkqrGy1

This Week in Anime Business #2

Welcome back to another compilation of recent – although not strictly within the last 7 days, title be damned – anime industry developments that we …

Anime