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An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

One of the casualties of coronavirus-related social distancing measures has been public libraries, which are shut down in many communities around the world. This week, the Internet Archive, an online library best known for running the Internet's Wayback Machine, announced a new initiative to expand access to digital books during the pandemic.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally…
Get Your Ebooks From the Library, Dummy – Gizmodo

Get Your Ebooks From the Library, Dummy – Gizmodo

A Kobo H20. It comes with support for lending books from libraries out of the box.Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)Public libraries are a national treasure that few people seem to appreciate anymore, but I am here to tell you that you are ignoring a precious resource because these bastions of socialism don’t just have free books.…
Radiohead launched an online ‘public library’ with rare tracks and a printable library card

Radiohead launched an online ‘public library’ with rare tracks and a printable library card

Alright, I’ll admit it: despite the headline above, a downloadable library card may be the least exciting part of the “Radiohead Public Library,” a new online collection of the band’s material. But the clever touch emphasizes how much the Radiohead Public Library (henceforth RPL) does feel like browsing a particularly chaotic research archive. And just…

The Unix C library API can only be reliably used from C

The Unix C library API can only be reliably used from C December 26, 2019 To fully implement system call origin verification, OpenBSD would like Go to make system calls through the C library instead of directly making system calls from its own runtime (which it has some reasons for doing). On the surface, this…
How the Library of Congress Unrolled a 2000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll

How the Library of Congress Unrolled a 2000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll

It’s not easy being a 2,000-year-old Buddhist scroll. A slight gust of wind, a particularly humid day, or even a simple exhalation could cause the scroll to crack or crumble into pieces. To unroll a scroll this old is almost unthinkable—but recently, conservators at the Library of Congress found themselves with no other option. They…

A Python library for writing distributed self-replicating programs

Mitogen is a Python library for writing distributed self-replicating programs. There is no requirement for installing packages, copying files around, writing shell snippets, upfront configuration, or providing any secondary link to a remote machine aside from an SSH connection. Due to its origins for use in managing potentially damaged infrastructure, the remote machine need not…
Fermat’s Library | The Fine Art of Baloney Detection annotated/explained version.

Fermat’s Library | The Fine Art of Baloney Detection annotated/explained version.

The Fine Art of Baloney Detection Carl Sagan The human understanding is no dry light, but receives an infusion from the will and affections; whence proceed sciences which may be called “sciences as one would.” For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of…

The OpenBSD Ada Library

Index  CommentsThis library was written to help my easing into Ada programming, as I struggle with this language so different from all others I've known. This is a package I can be proud of, however. This defines a simple package for OpenBSD's extra facilities, namely pledge and unveil. There is an enumeration type common to both,…

GNU C Library 2.30 released

This is the mail archive of the [email protected] mailing list for the GNU libc project. From: Carlos O'Donell To: libc-announce at sourceware dot org Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 16:12:07 -0400 Subject: The GNU C Library version 2.30 is now available The GNU C Library ================= The GNU C Library version 2.30 is now available.…
The Library Card Project: The Ease of Forming Anonymous Companies in the United States « Global Financial Integrity

The Library Card Project: The Ease of Forming Anonymous Companies in the United States...

March 21, 2019 OverviewRecommendationsMethodologyInteractive Chart As it happens, more corporations – anonymous and public – are established in the United States each year than in any other jurisdiction. While company formation is big business (about 25 percent of Delaware’s budget is from corporate taxes and fees) the dark side of anonymous entities is readily apparent. In addition to…

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California cracks down on political and pornographic deepfakes

Deepfake videos have become more convincing as of late, especially recent ones from Ctrl Shift Face that show comedian/actor Bill Hader's face replaced by Tom Cruise. Those are amusing, but other deepfake software -- like those that places the faces of actors like Scarlett Johansson onto the bodies of porn stars -- are a disturbing…

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