Shared posts

09 Aug 17:52

Africa will not be Europe's digital dumping ground, say leaders - The Guardian


Africa will not be Europe's digital dumping ground, say leaders
The Guardian
In a document released this week, African countries that adopted an international convention on hazardous waste called for uniform action to end the import of discarded electronic goods containing dangerous components. In some cases, the products are ...

and more »
09 Aug 15:20

16th century Irish hipsters | Irish Archaeology

by hodad

Three_irish_kerns_Albert_Durer_1521 a-001

I recently spotted what appeared to be remarkably modern looking haircuts in Albrecht Druer’s woodcut of 1521 AD[i]. This image shows a group of Irish soldiers[ii], most likely mercenaries, who were fighting on the European continent during the early 1520s. I soon discovered that, far from being unusual, this distinctive hairstyle was actually very popular amongst the native Irish during the 16th century.

Referred to as a ‘glib’ this style involved the hair at the back and side of the head being trimmed short,  while at the front and top it was allowed to grow long, resulting in a large fringe, which fell down over the face.

Original Source

09 Aug 12:10

Review: Kemet

by quintinsmithster@gmail.com (Quinns)

Like the tomb robbers of old, Quinns has cracked the seal on our copy of Kemet, heedless of all those snakes, scorpions and ancient Egyptian curses to bring you our definitive review.

But there's a problem! This game is the spiritual sequel to Cyclades, yet another svelete, gorgeous game of warring gods from the same publisher. Who will come out on top, in this divine duel? Should you buy this is you already have the other? And why is the SU&SD supercomputer so rubbish?

Read More

10 Aug 11:41

Awesome text-based terminal screencasts

10 Aug 00:58

A Mathematician’s Lament (2002) [pdf]

10 Aug 00:58

How to write a command line application in Node.js

21 Jul 12:13

مقاتلون كورد يأسرون امير "دولة العراق والشام الاسلامية" - صوت العراق


صحيفة الاقتصادي

مقاتلون كورد يأسرون امير "دولة العراق والشام الاسلامية"
صوت العراق
اعلن المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان، عن اندلاع مواجهات بين مقاتلين سوريين كورد في شمال سوريا وعناصر اسلاميين تابعين لتنظيم "دولة العراق والشام الاسلامية" مساء السبت اثر اعتقال مقاتلين كورد امير التنظيم في مدينة تل ابيض. وقال المرصد في بيان اطلعت "شفق ...
الإفراج عن 300 كردي مقابل أمير في "دولة العراق والشام"العربية نت

all 22 news articles »
10 Aug 14:15

الكشف عن ثروات اقتصادية هائلة بالمناطق الكوردية في سوريا - صوت العراق


الكشف عن ثروات اقتصادية هائلة بالمناطق الكوردية في سوريا
صوت العراق
واضاف "تبلغ مساحة المنطقة حوالي 24 ألف كم مربع، أي ضعف مساحة لبنان، ويبلغ عدد سكانها حوالي 3.5 مليون نسمة أغلبهم كورد مع وجود أقليات عربية وآشورية". وبحسب التقرير فان الإقليم الكوردي يتمتع بثروة اقتصادية ضخمة، إذ يمكنه إنتاج 250 ألف برميل من النفط يومياً، ...

07 Aug 01:37

New Caricom model urged - Trinidad & Tobago Express


New Caricom model urged
Trinidad & Tobago Express
AMID current events relating to the 40th anniversary of our Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom), there are some influential and eloquent voices articulating the need for changing the model launched at Chaguaramas in July 1973 to bring ...

04 Aug 10:29

"Babakiueria" A political mockumentary reversing the situation...

by engenderandendear


"Babakiueria"

A political mockumentary reversing the situation in Australia, where blacks landed in a white culture and took over.

I did not know this existed until about 30 minutes ago.

05 Aug 20:55

Mattia Migliorini: Melany WordPress Theme 0.5.7 RC2

Despite of its development proceeding very slowly, Melany is still here and goes ahead day by day. Today I announce the second Release Candidate of this WordPress Theme.

There have been a lot of code improvements since the first RC and I think it is ready for the submission to the WordPress.org Theme Directory. In the mean time I’m looking forward to the 0.6.x Series, which will bring new features and better code quality, although its version number could become 1.0.x ;)

What’s new in Melany 0.5.7 RC2

As stated before, the second Release Candidate of Melany brings in various fixes on different aspects. Let me highlight some of them:

  • Sticky posts highlighted in Home Page (this kind of difference is temporary, I’ll find a better way to highlight them);
  • Fixed critical bug that broke the header when a custom menu wasn’t defined. Now it displays only the Home link because of other conflicts, but I’ll fix it later on;
  • Added text domain where missing (necessary to properly translate the theme);
  • Other fixes to the navigation menu;
  • Fixes on mobile devices.

I hope you enjoy this new release, that greatly improves Melany. Feel free to download it from GitHub for now, use it, and maybe contribute to it.

GitHub Melany v0.5.7-rc2

The post Melany WordPress Theme 0.5.7 RC2 appeared first on deshack@web:~$.

05 Aug 12:55

OpenBR – An open face recognition/biometry library

05 Aug 17:06

OS X emulation layer for Linux

05 Aug 20:14

Introduction to Recommender Systems

30 Jul 18:15

Jailed PKK leader Öcalan threatening to quit peace process, says sister - Hurriyet Daily News


Hurriyet Daily News

Jailed PKK leader Öcalan threatening to quit peace process, says sister
Hurriyet Daily News
The jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, has vowed to quit the peace process if it continues to be "this way," according to his sister, Fatma Öcalan, who spoke to members of the press following a visit to ...

and more »
31 Jul 15:23

BDP denies reports of PKK militants' unarmed return to Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News


Hurriyet Daily News

BDP denies reports of PKK militants' unarmed return to Turkey
Hurriyet Daily News
Tweetle. Share. BDP lawmaker Pervin Buldan has rejected media reports that the militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who pulled out to the bases in northern Iraq, would return to Turkey without arms in October. AA photo. Göksel ...
Senior Kurdish rebel warns Turkey to progress reforms by SeptReuters AlertNet

all 3 news articles »
05 Aug 10:12

PKK Peace Talks Threat Seen Passing as CDS Climb: Turkey - Bloomberg


Asharq Alawsat English

PKK Peace Talks Threat Seen Passing as CDS Climb: Turkey
Bloomberg
They fell to the lowest level on record of 112 on May 9, a day after militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, began withdrawing from Turkey following a call for peace by their imprisoned leader Abdullah Ocalan. While HT newspaper reported ...
Kurdistan: PKK leaders expected to return to TurkeyAsharq Alawsat English
Prospects for Kurdish PeaceThe Majalla Magazine
What Has Changed In Turkey's Northern Syria Policy?Al-Monitor
Hurriyet Daily News
all 70 news articles »
05 Aug 13:46

Communist Party makes a comeback ... in Japan - Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

Communist Party makes a comeback ... in Japan
Christian Science Monitor
Yoshiko Kira doesn't look as if she intends to dismantle capitalism, but this is the headquarters of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), and she is one of its rising stars, and that's her plan. When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party ...

and more »
05 Aug 17:00

The Chinese Communist Party Has Embraced the Internet—For Public Polling - The Atlantic


Voice of America

The Chinese Communist Party Has Embraced the Internet—For Public Polling
The Atlantic
But Beijing policymakers are beginning to see the internet as more than a walled garden, carefully pruned -- it's a source of invaluable information about how people feel about the Communist Party's slate of reforms. The Washington Post's Simon Denyer ...
Vice Doesn't Pay: 10 Scandalous Chinese Officials Who Landed With a BumpTIME
Mr. Bo Xilai, indicted at lastThe Japan Times
Chinese Officials Enjoy Censored French Film at Secret MeetingThe Epoch Times
the Diplomat -Voice of America -CNN International
all 14 news articles »
05 Aug 00:58

Robert Glasper Experiment, Live In Concert - NPR


NPR

Robert Glasper Experiment, Live In Concert
NPR
One gets the sense that pianist Robert Glasper feels completely at ease with his Experiment band, running his right hand in circles, cracking jokes and switching directions on the fly. Along the way, he's cracked the mold of how jazz might approach the ...
Jazz breaking news: Robert Glasper Experiment blows hot and cool at Village ...Jazzwise magazine

all 4 news articles »
05 Aug 00:58

Wayne Shorter Quartet With Herbie Hancock, Live In Concert - NPR

Sefu

any mp3s?


NPR

Wayne Shorter Quartet With Herbie Hancock, Live In Concert
NPR
Wayne Shorter is among the most influential jazz composers of all time. His performances are relatively scarce, but he's turning 80 this year and he's returned to Newport to celebrate. His quartet of more than a dozen years tears apart and reconstructs ...
Newport Jazz Festival roars to finishThe Providence Journal
Diversity instrumental to Newport Jazz FestivalBoston Globe
Newport Jazz Festival 2013Providence Eyewitness News
Worcester Telegram -New York Times (blog)
all 31 news articles »
29 Jul 16:04

Only two CARICOM states ranked for encouraging female entrepreneurs - Caribbean360.com


Only two CARICOM states ranked for encouraging female entrepreneurs
Caribbean360.com
WASHINGTON D.C. United States, Monday July 29, 2013 – Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states ranked among 20 Latin America and Caribbean countries that provide the best environments for female ...

and more »
02 Aug 09:51

CARICOM divide deepens - Tufton fires back after Nicholson dismisses proposal ... - Jamaica Gleaner

Sefu

Is the CARICOM split real?


Jamaica Gleaner

CARICOM divide deepens - Tufton fires back after Nicholson dismisses proposal ...
Jamaica Gleaner
The rhetorical fisticuffs between the Government and the Opposition over Jamaica's continued participation in CARICOM became more intense yesterday, with the opposition spokesman on trade, Dr Chris Tufton, berating remarks by his government ...
Jamaica govt blanks call to quit CaricomTrinidad Guardian

all 3 news articles »