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Yale history professor Timothy Snyder predicts the horrific aftermath of a Trump coup in 2024

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If Trump runs in 2024, he will lose the popular vote. If corrupt GOP state legislators install Trump as President, the United States will quickly and catastrophically cease to exist. That's what Yale history professor Timothy Snyder says in the latest issue of his "Thinking About" newsletter. — Read the rest

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Britney Spears' "Toxic" in the style of the B-52s

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This time last year, I shared a hilarious tribute album by the B-69s, a tribute band that covers other artists' songs in the style of the B-52s. Welp, now they're back with an equally absurd follow-up titled "Non Funkable Token'," which includes covers of Britney Spears' "Toxic" and "Call Me By Your Name" by Lil Nas X. — Read the rest

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30 days ago
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Amazing
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The Walk of Life Hypothesis

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The Walk of Life Project has set out to prove a simple hypothesis: Walk of Life by Dire Straits is the perfect song to end any movie. Like There Will Be Blood:

Or Dr. Strangelove:

Or Terminator 2:

Case closed, I think! (via fave 5)

Tags: Dire Straits   movies   music   remix   video
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hansolosays
99 days ago
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The terminator one ha
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digdoug
103 days ago
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Oldie, but Goodie.
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RSS Box creates the feeds missing on popular platforms

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RSS Box generates the "missing" feeds for Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, Instagram users, and various other sites that fail to offer RSS.

This website lets you subscribe to RSS feeds for websites that do not support RSS themselves, by using the respective website's API and then translating that data to RSS feeds.

If you get a page saying "Application error", simply try again. This website resolves shortlink URLs to give the reader a better experience, and embeds linked content directly into the RSS feed. You will get this error if this takes longer than the web server allows.

Some websites, like YouTube, support RSS feeds but they are quite hard to find, so this website will provide the URL.

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hansolosays
575 days ago
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relevant to newsblur users
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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera — 12 MP Sensor and Interchangeable Lenses

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Les Pounder, writing for Tom’s Hardware:

The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is one of those add ons that we love to play with. Creating images and videos using a $35 Raspberry Pi in real time is still mind blowing for most. You can even use your Raspberry Pi as a PC webcam. But the two previous first-party camera modules have suffered with a fixed focus, albeit good quality, lens and fragile construction.

Enter the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, a new module that ups the image quality with a new 12-MP sensor and supports interchangeable lenses and tripod-mounting. The module is larger and, at $50 without any of the required lenses, quite a bit more expensive than prior models, but the increased resolution and flexibility make it a great choice for photography-intensive projects.

With so much of the computer industry moving away from hobbyist tinkering, Raspberry Pi is a delightful exception. I don’t know what I’d do with this but I want to do something.

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hansolosays
629 days ago
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Maybe its time to build that home photo booth...
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samuel
629 days ago
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My thesis uses a few dozen Raspberry PI cameras. I'm going to be showing it off in two weeks but if you want to take a peek it's at https://comfortmaps.com.
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duerig
629 days ago
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I have lots of book scanner ideas. Pity it was sold out instantly. Hopefully I can get a couple some time in the next few months.

I keep hoping they will really jump in resolution. 20MP or higher cameras would be amazing.
jepler
629 days ago
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"I don’t know what I’d do with this but I want to do something."
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US edits National Stockpile website after Kushner claims it’s not for states

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President Trump speaking while Jared Kushner looks on at a White House press conference.

Enlarge / President Donald Trump speaks as Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, listens during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House on Thursday, April 2, 2020. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)

The Trump administration changed the Strategic National Stockpile website's description of the program yesterday after White House adviser Jared Kushner falsely claimed that the medical-supply stockpile is not meant to be used to help states. The description was changed to minimize the stockpile's role in helping states through crises like the current pandemic, but other portions of the official website still make it clear that Kushner was wrong.

Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, claimed in a news conference Thursday that "the notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile, it's not supposed to be state stockpiles that they then use." Kushner made the remark while discussing ventilators and masks. (See transcript.)

Kushner acknowledged that the federal government is giving ventilators and other equipment to states, even though he argued that the stockpile isn't meant to be used by states. But the Strategic National Stockpile website homepage, maintained by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), previously made it clear that the stockpile is for the entire country. Before Kushner's remarks, the page said:

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hansolosays
656 days ago
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This is one of the core plot points of 1984 isnt it?!
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JimB
655 days ago
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The whole wide trump family is corrupt and dangerous to America.
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