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Naked Girls - Page 1 of 3 Naked Girls Follow On Likes This is what the internet looks like: Spectacular image created by computer hacker captures every iota of online data for 'day in the life' of the web Faceless computer expert hacked into millions of systems across the globe with a file the size of a small JPEG But rather than spread devastating malware he created amazing map charting internet useThe harmless - but illegal - experiment has provided a unique 'internet census' detailing a day in the life of the web By Amanda Williams Published: 17:35 GMT, 27 March 2013 | Updated: 07:42 GMT, 28 March 2013 A computer hacker has created a unique - but illegal - image of the internet which gives a true picture of a day in the life of the world wide web. The faceless computer expert hacked into millions of systems across the globe with a file the size of a small JPEG and a simple trick involving the computer router. But rather than spread devastating malware, the file, which was not malicious and was programmed to self destruct if anything went wrong, has instead helped paint an incredible and never seen before map of the internet, detailing a day in the life of the web and all of its users.

The best rapper alive, as decided by computers Finally, data science has begun tackling rap. It makes sense, because rap is a pretty good subject for algorithms to latch onto: lyrics are a dense data set, analysts have a lot of words to work with, and songs are heavy on allusions and references that make for fascinating connections. In 2014, Matt Daniels ranked rappers by the breadth of their vocabularies (Aesop Rock and GZA took first and second place, respectively). Now, Eric Malmi, a Finnish doctoral candidate, has looked at something more integral to rap: rhymes.

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers Is Out Back before the election I was working on a book on the problems of living in “the stream” — this endless flow of stuff we read, retweet, and react to. My argument in that still unfinished work was that while the stream is useful and exciting it also warps our sense of reality in unhelpful ways. Forced to decide within seconds to retweet an inflammatory tweet or share a headline on Facebook we tend to make bad decisions that pollute the information environment and reduce the depth and complexity of our thought. List of replaced loanwords in Turkish Contemporary Turkish includes Ottoman Turkish loanwords—mostly of Arabic and French, but also Persian, Greek, and Italian origin—which were replaced with their Turkish counterparts suggested by the Turkish Language Association (Turkish: Türk Dil Kurumu, TDK) as a part of the cultural reforms - in the broader framework of Atatürk's Reforms - following the foundation of Republic of Turkey. The TDK, established by Atatürk in 1932 in order to conduct research on the Turkish language, also undertook the initiative to replace Arabic and Persian loanwords with their Turkish counterparts. The Association succeeded in removing several hundred Arabic words from the language. While most of the words introduced into the language in this process were newly derived from existing Turkish verbal roots, TDK also suggested using old Turkish words which had not been used in the language for centuries. There are generational differences in vocabulary preference. Word derivations[edit]

Confused about Bitcoin? It's 'the Harlem Shake of currency' Amir Taaki, Bitcoin project manager, holding a Bitcoin. Photo by Linda Nylind. 21/3/2013. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian An obscure digital currency – used mostly for running drugs and laundering money for dictators – suffered a sudden crash on Wednesday, causing a minor sensation mostly among financial journalists and pundits. Algorithm That Counts Rap Rhymes and Scouts Mad Lines “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t” – Jay Z Among the many things rappers like to boast about, some are relatively easy to quantify, like money, whereas rhyming skills are something that have been very difficult to measure – up till now. In this post, I’ll present Raplyzer, a computer program which automatically detects rhymes from rap lyrics and which is used to rank popular rappers based on their average Rhyme factor.

Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News This article is available also in Deutsch, Español, Français and العربية By now we’ve all agreed the term “fake news” is unhelpful, but without an alternative, we’re left awkwardly using air quotes whenever we utter the phrase. The reason we’re struggling with a replacement is because this is about more than news, it’s about the entire information ecosystem. And the term fake doesn’t begin to describe the complexity of the different types of misinformation (the inadvertent sharing of false information) and disinformation (the deliberate creation and sharing of information known to be false). To understand the current information ecosystem, we need to break down three elements:

Techies building powerful computers to mine for Bitcoins, the new digital currency that could make them millions By Katie Davies Published: 00:07 GMT, 16 April 2013 | Updated: 20:49 GMT, 16 April 2013 The competitive world of Bitcoin collecting has spawned a wave of supercomputers techies hope will make them a small fortune - even if they cost tens of thousands of dollars to power. Specially developed Bitcoin 'mining' computers are either homemade or can be purchased from one of the growing number of online stores dedicated to cashing in on the supply side of the cult currency trend. There are 21 million Bitcoins hidden across an internet-based network, which are expected to all be found by 2040. To unearth them computers have to solve the complex processor-intensive equations which hold them.

Introducing Autotune Written by Kavya Sukumar and Ryan Mark, July 8, 2015 Today we're announcing a new project we've been working on at Vox Media: Autotune. We built this application to address the problem of reusability in our work. This project is open source and available to everyone. As any news hacker knows, one of the most challenging requests we get is for "more of those things."

List of English words of Turkic origin This is a list of words that have entered into the English language from the Turkic languages. Many of them came via traders and soldiers from and in the Ottoman Empire. There are some Turkic words as well, most of them entered English via the Russian language. In The Quest For New Ideas, Can The Internet Replace Random Real-Life Discovery? Graham Yost had an uphill battle when he created Justified. He set out to translate Elmore Leonard's stylish prose, dazzling dialogue, and knotty plotting into a weekly TV series--one that might exceed and outlast Leonard-based predecessors Karen Cisco and Maximum Bob, both swiftly canceled. Unlike those other shows, Justified was not based on a novel, but rather the short story, "Fire in the Hole." And also unlike them, Yost's show succeeded for five critically beloved seasons.

TextWrangler TextWrangler TextWrangler is an all-purpose text and code editor for Mac OS X, based on the same award-winning technology as BBEdit, our leading professional HTML and text editor. We will be eventually retiring TextWrangler from our product line, and so we encourage anyone interested in TextWrangler to download and use BBEdit instead. We’ve put together a handy chart comparing BBEdit and TextWrangler, to help you out. Should I upgrade to BBEdit?

List of national liquors "Very Old Rare Sherry", Pedro Ximenez by Garvey. Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia, Spain), aged 30 years. Sherry is a national liquor of Spain. This is a list of national liquors. A national liquor is an alcoholic drink considered a standard and respected adult beverage in a given country. While many such drinks status may be informal, there is usually a general consensus in a given country that a specific drink has national status or is the "most popular liquor" in said nation.

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