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We Asked Author Shea Serrano What Movies Must Be Made

We Asked Author Shea Serrano What Movies Must Be Made

In chapter 27 of Movies (and Other Things), Shea Serrano's film genius becomes crystal clear. Though titled "Which race was white-saviored the best by Kevin Costner?" Serrano quickly dispatches with that question (Mexicans, McFarland USA) and uses the rest of the space to share a series of movie lists. He ranks, swiftly and confidently, the…

Nim’s author on v1 launch: Personal words about version 1

After all these years, we finally did it! The long expected version 1 is here. When I started Nim's development I had a small simple language in mind that compiles to C; its implementation should not be more than 20,000 lines of code. The core guideline has always been that Nim should be a small…
In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks

In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks

Lava not included — Review: A book of deliberately, hilariously, wrong advice—with explainers and diagrams.  Chris Lee - Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm UTC Talking about Saturn Vs at on stage at a NASA facility is always appropriate—here's XKCD creator Randall Munroe doing just that in 2015.Lee HutchinsonAny time physicists gets together, one of them…
Author pulls software that used deep learning to virtually undress women

Author pulls software that used deep learning to virtually undress women

Deepfakes — Critics described the software as an "invasion of sexual privacy." Timothy B. Lee - Jun 28, 2019 2:51 pm UTC AntonioGuillemOn Wednesday, a Vice article alerted the world to the creation of DeepNude, a computer program that uses neural networks to transform an image of a clothed woman into a realistic rendering of…
‘Lolita’ Author Nabokov Was Right About Butterflies

‘Lolita’ Author Nabokov Was Right About Butterflies

'Lolita' Author Nabokov Was Right About Butterflies Writer Vladimir Nabokov said that, were it not for the Russian Revolution in 1917, he would have pursued butterflies as a career. (Photo by Horst Tappe/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Horst Tappe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Horst Tappe/Getty Images A group of Polyommatus blue butterflies gathering on humid soil.…

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Ask HN: What’s the best setup for ad blocking and tracker...

If uBlock Origin + Privacy Badger give you too many problems, what you are after is a worse setup. You want a less aggressive system that allows the ad-tech that those sites are relying on to work, which will also allow that ad-tech to display some ads and invade some privacy, but its a perfectly…

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