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Otomata. 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music.


Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: And there is a subreddit for Otomata: Otomata is a generative sequencer. Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. If you encounter something you like, just press “Copy Piece Link” and save it somewhere, or better, share it! Here is something from me to start with: And here is an action video: Here are replies to some common questions: Q: Will you add feature X? A: I really strived for simplicity for this instrument. there are a lot of things that can be added, but I don’t want to clutter things. Chernobyl: the first month. The dust has gone already...

Chernobyl: the first month

There's no dust -- it's been blown away... Great gusts of wind pick up tiny grains of sand and slash you with them, in your face, on your legs and chest: it hurts like you're pushing your way through thorny bushes of raspberries or blackberries. And meanwhile there I am, walking round the town, Homel, amazed by the wind: where has it come from today, this wind -- biting, strong, insistent, nasty... Why has it suddenly got up, blowing the sand from Ukraine into Belarus and from Belarus towards Moscow? I didn't know anything yet, didn't have the slightest idea of what had happened, but I well remember that day and that evening in Homel, 26 April 1986, I remember that I was unable to do anything because of the silent scream that, as it seemed to me, filled all the space around me.

But where to run to and why? "OK, I'm off", says my wife.


Multiculturalisme. Egypte. Street Art. Banksy. Scientology. Bon sites d'info. Marijuana. With marijuana on the ballot in four U.S. states this November, most prominently California's Proposition 19, which would fully legalize the substance, the legalization of marijuana has become a hot topic of discussion in North America.


If pot were to become legal in California, it is unclear how that would affect the ongoing drug wars in neighboring Mexico - whether it would increase, decrease, or have little effect on the widespread violence. What is clear is that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that the federal Justice Department will continue to prosecute those who use or distribute recreational marijuana, regardless of any change to state law. Collected here are photos from the past year of marijuana in the news, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, and some of the legal entanglements involved. (32 photos total)

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Gravity simulator. The 20 Best Productivity and Personal Development Blogs. Why Your Blog Doesn’t Make Money. Les Nouveaux Catholiques. Les catholiques veulent-ils se suicider ? En refusant d'aller prêcher, en en restant au « témoignage » ou en se tenant au chaud dans leur milieu, n'ont-ils pas renoncé à leur vocation ? Comment se fait-il que lorsque le pape Benoît XVI est venu en France, en septembre 2008, il a pu remplir toute l'esplanade des Invalides de catholiques gais et actifs, et qu'on ne voit jamais ces mêmes personnes lorsqu'il y a des tensions en banlieue (pourquoi ne sortiraient-elles pas en force dans les rues pour dire « stop » ?)

, ou même simplement pour prêcher dans la ville ? Les catholiques français, refusant tout prosélytisme, semblent se résigner à mourir sans même combattre. L'attitude purement défensive et geignarde n'est pas du véritable christianisme, mais un repli confortable et qui peut être soupçonné d'égoïsme spirituel. Voici ma rencontre surprenante avec eux, l'été dernier : Un soir de juillet 2009, j'arrive Gare Saint-Lazare et un étrange attroupement attire mon attention.

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