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9th March 2012

Photo reblogged from Chip Zdarsky with 83 notes

zdarsky:

I gots to paint Leonard Cohen yayyyyy.
 nparts:

Leonard Cohen: Portrait of the artist as an older manLeonard Cohen is releasing his 12th album, Old Ideas, on Jan. 31. Born in Montreal, Cohen learned guitar and formed his first band while a student at McGill, but the musician has always been more than just an everyday rock star. He’s a prophet, a poet, a sex symbol, an observant Jew who practices Zen, a businessman who lost his fortune, a muse and, perhaps most importantly, a father. The Post’s Ben Kaplan assembled a panel to dissect the various parts of the 77-year-old icon. (Illustration by Steve Murray)

zdarsky:

I gots to paint Leonard Cohen yayyyyy.

 

nparts
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Leonard Cohen: Portrait of the artist as an older man
Leonard Cohen is releasing his 12th album, Old Ideas, on Jan. 31. Born in Montreal, Cohen learned guitar and formed his first band while a student at McGill, but the musician has always been more than just an everyday rock star. He’s a prophet, a poet, a sex symbol, an observant Jew who practices Zen, a businessman who lost his fortune, a muse and, perhaps most importantly, a father. The Post’s Ben Kaplan assembled a panel to dissect the various parts of the 77-year-old icon. (Illustration by Steve Murray)

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9th March 2012

Link reblogged from Data Anxiety with 7 notes

Checking for Bias in Random Number Generation →

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cryptocatapp:

Cryptocat uses RC4 to generate random numbers. The first few kilobytes of random numbers generated by RC4 are known to be biased and unreliable. However, by discarding the first few batches of random numbers, we obtain a reliable PRNG that may be coupled with reliable sources of entropy and…

That was the 18 December 2011 entry on the Cryptocat Development Blog. They are working on an interesting chat application, CryptoCatApp at https://crypto.cat

This is the site description via Web of Trust:

Cryptocat lets you set up encrypted, private chats for impromptu secure conversations.

WOT gave a good score to Cryptocat, in terms of trustworthiness, safety, reliability and privacy. WOT scores are quite accurate, based on my own experiences.

Even if you don’t have any interest in the application, the post was a pleasant read. Particularly if you like pseudo-random number generators and probability like me!

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9th March 2012

Photo reblogged from bart van ackooij with 250 notes

bartvanackooij:

finally one for harry potter. i just love the animation in the deathly hallows about the tale of the three brothers.

bartvanackooij:

finally one for harry potter. i just love the animation in the deathly hallows about the tale of the three brothers.

9th March 2012

Link reblogged from Stanford+NYC with 20 notes

Stanford+NYC: StanfordNYC: Developing the Sustainable City of Tomorrow →

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Jeff Koseff (pictured above at Machu Picchu) is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.


What will the city of the future look like?

What materials, technologies and processes will…

9th March 2012

Photoset reblogged from Today's Document with 691 notes

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Suffrage did not come easy. 

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.  These photos and documents within the records of the National Archives show that the right to vote was not easily won.  

9th March 2012

Link reblogged from Your Anon News with 338 notes

Your Anon News: This is just a brief release to clarify for the media what to expect... →

youranonnews:

This is just a brief release to clarify for the media what to expect from Anonymous on this Op. There is a more thorough Press Release from us here - http://tumblr.com/xjh42d529q

Anonymous will take the following actions over the next 48 hours.

1) We have begun at once a massive Black Fax…

9th March 2012

Photo reblogged from Doctors Without Borders with 92 notes

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Access to Essential Medicines: Ten Stories That Mattered in 2011
6. An Experimental Scheme to Subsidize Malaria Treatment Gets Off to a Shaky Start
Cost is the main reason why many people in Africa aren’t buying a more effective treatment now available for malaria. But a scheme set up to address the issue doesn’t seem to be delivering all the right results.
The World Health Organization first stated that medicines based on artemisinin—ACTs—should be used to treat malaria back in 2001, after studies showed widespread resistance had developed to the older drugs, such as choloroquine.
However, the newer recommended drugs are considerably more expensive. Public hospitals and clinics throughout Africa now provide the medicines, but these services are not accessible enough everywhere. Many people therefore buy their medicines themselves, often resorting to the cheaper, older drugs that are no longer effective.
So the aim of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm), was to subsidize the prices of ACTs in the private sector where many people get their medicines: in shops and private pharmacies.
Photo: Mali 2009 © Barbara Sigge/MSF

doctorswithoutborders:

Access to Essential Medicines: Ten Stories That Mattered in 2011

6. An Experimental Scheme to Subsidize Malaria Treatment Gets Off to a Shaky Start

Cost is the main reason why many people in Africa aren’t buying a more effective treatment now available for malaria. But a scheme set up to address the issue doesn’t seem to be delivering all the right results.

The World Health Organization first stated that medicines based on artemisinin—ACTs—should be used to treat malaria back in 2001, after studies showed widespread resistance had developed to the older drugs, such as choloroquine.

However, the newer recommended drugs are considerably more expensive. Public hospitals and clinics throughout Africa now provide the medicines, but these services are not accessible enough everywhere. Many people therefore buy their medicines themselves, often resorting to the cheaper, older drugs that are no longer effective.

So the aim of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm), was to subsidize the prices of ACTs in the private sector where many people get their medicines: in shops and private pharmacies.

Photo: Mali 2009 © Barbara Sigge/MSF

9th March 2012

Link reblogged from Pro-Abortion or Fuck Off with 3,920 notes

13-year-old self-aborts using pencil →

pro-abortionorfuckoff:

The girl had no legal access to abortion in Pennsylvania, where her parents must consent.  This is the direct consequence of anti-choice zealots: taking away what dignity, respect, and alternatives left were left to a 13 year old who is being controlled, manipulated, and raped by someone more than twice her age.  Way to go “pro-lifers”, what an awesome accomplishment: empowering rapists like Michael Lisk over 13 year old girls, leading her to desperately jab herself with a pencil.

What happens when safe abortions are illegal.

9th March 2012

Link reblogged from This Much I Know with 734 notes

This Much I Know: YOU DON'T SAY: WORDS "FACEBOOK" AND "TWITTER" ARE BANNED FROM FRENCH AIRWAVES →

matthewfraser-thismuchiknow:

The French are notorious for their obsession with maddening, micro-meddling rules and regulations.

Anglo-Saxons who live in France, as I do, constantly struggle with the puzzling paradox in a society universally admired for its splendid “joie de vivre” — yet infamous for its oppressive…

9th March 2012

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This is gold. 

I think I just laughed myself half to death

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