Serial Season 2


First season of Serial wasn’t very compelling for me because of my lack of interest in the subject. This year is about the Bowe Bergdal case : the only US private who was taken hostage in the Afgan war. The in depth coverage is astounding. I’m in the third episode now, and I’m completely into it. Give it a try. Serial Website Listen in Overcast …
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To Scale : The Solar System


I couldn’t pass on sharing this, as I’m reading Stephen Hawking’s “A Briefer History of Time”. Giving some perspective of the real scale of our solar system really helps understanding why things like getting on Mars or sending a probe to Pluto (which isn’t even represented in the video) are no small feat. *{padding:0;margin:0;overflow:hidden}html,body{height:100%}img,span{position:absolute;width:100%;top:0;bottom:0;margin:auto}span{height:1.5em;text-align:center;font:48px/1.5 sans-serif;color:white;text-shadow:0 0 0.5em black}▶" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen …
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EU court rules “Skype” is too similar to “Sky,” blocks trademark application


Mark Walton, for Ars Technica : Would you confuse “Skype” with “Sky”? It’s tough, I know, but in attempting to trademark the Skype name and bubble logo, the General Court of the European Union has ruled that the name of Microsoft’s Skype is so similar to British broadcaster Sky the public is likely to confuse the two. As a French law student, I was taught to have a high opinion of the CJEU, because of it’s role as the European Union’s Supreme Court, who punishes countries' misdemeanor and EU’s law transgressions.…
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Passion Pit new album : Kindred


Last week, Passion Pit released their new album : Kindred. As a big fan of their work, you could expect my excitement when I saw it on Spotify’s recommendations. And boy was I disappointed! After the first listening, I just wondered what I just heard. This wasn’t the Passion Pit that I knew, who could make amazing songs like Sleepyhead and The Reeling. This was just another bland pop record for me.…
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Photos for OS X is here


I previously talked about the Photos app for MacOS, during my search for a better photo management system. As I said, I previously used (and still use for backup) a combination of Dropbox and OneDrive to store my pictures, but some of them were on both Google Drive and Google Photos because I previously used an Android device, and I also used Picturelife and was getting ready to upload all of them to Amazon Cloud Photos (because Prime membership).…
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The CIA campaign to steal Apple's secrets


Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley, from The Intercept: Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept. […] By targeting essential security keys used to encrypt data stored on Apple’s devices, the researchers have sought to thwart the company’s attempts to provide mobile security to hundreds of millions of Apple customers across the globe.…
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New Field Notes : Two-Rivers Edition


Field Notes just announced their new “Colors” quarterly edition for the spring : the Two-Rivers Edition. The biggest change from the usual is the number of variations : they are thousands of them, making your notebook quite unique. We hand-set several designs using Hamilton’s collection of vintage type and ornaments. Hamilton then printed our designs in two random colors on a 1961 Heidelberg GT 13″×18″ windmill press. Randomizing the designs, papers, and colors resulted in thousands of variations.…
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Getting better at writing


When you are publishing a blog, the writing may not be the easiest thing to do. This is more true when you are not writing in your mother tongue. You may have an idea, and some things to say on it, but you maybe don’t have the right words to express them in the best way. This is a huge deal breaker, because mastering the language that you’re speaking in is what makes your text stand-up compared to the others.…
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Coinbase is shutting its Tip Button


Coinbase Blog : Today we’re announcing that we’ve decided to shut down our bitcoin Tip Button. The project has seen some good usage since we launched it, with about 10,000 users accepting bitcoin tips across a variety of websites. Well, it didn’t lasted long (I’m removing all of them now).…
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Lawgier.net 2.0


Welcome to the new version of Lawgier.net. After updating the website’s logo, I decided to change its design. Inspired by other Squarespace blogs like Above Avalon (discovered via The Newsprint’s Sunday Edition), I decided to go to a less centered view, and to put more things on the sides. You’ll find the navigation links on the left with the new logo, instead of being at the top, and a new side bar on the right with a list of the most recent posts, my Twitter feed and a search bar.…
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