Krislådan – Var förberedd om krisen kommer | Röda Korset
https://www.rodakorset.se/vad-vi-gor/kris-och-katastrof/krisberedskap/krisladan/, posted 2 Feb by peter in diy drink energy food inswedish list security
Är du förberedd om krisen kommer? Så här packar du en krislåda med grejer för att klara dig i upp till en vecka - till exempel om du drabbas av ett långvarigt strömavbrott.
Music Blocks Visual Programming Language
https://musicblocks.net/welcome/, posted 1 Feb by peter in development forkids free learning music opensource
Music Blocks is a great way to learn coding through music (as well as learn music through coding). Move colorful blocks around the screen to design dynamic musical creations. Test your code at the click of a button. Create everything from simple songs to puzzles and games.
https://google-research.github.io/seanet/musiclm/examples/, posted 29 Jan by peter in ai audio development music toread
Abstract We introduce MusicLM, a model generating high-fidelity music from text descriptions such as "a calming violin melody backed by a distorted guitar riff". MusicLM casts the process of conditional music generation as a hierarchical sequence-to-sequence modeling task, and it generates music at 24 kHz that remains consistent over several minutes. Our experiments show that MusicLM outperforms previous systems both in audio quality and adherence to the text description. Moreover, we demonstrate that MusicLM can be conditioned on both text and a melody in that it can transform whistled and hummed melodies according to the style described in a text caption. To support future research, we publicly release MusicCaps, a dataset composed of 5.5k music-text pairs, with rich text descriptions provided by human experts.
A Russian graveyard reveals Wagner’s prisoner army
https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/ukraine-crisis-russia-graves-wagner/, posted 27 Jan by peter in fascism law russia ukraine war
There were around 200 graves at the site on the outskirts of Bakinskaya village in Krasnodar region when Reuters visited in late January. The news agency matched the names of at least 39 of the dead here and at three other nearby cemeteries to Russian court records, publicly available databases and social media accounts. Reuters also spoke to family, friends and lawyers of some of the dead.
Many of the men buried at Bakinskaya were convicts who were recruited by Wagner last year after its founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, promised a pardon if prisoners survived six months at the front, this reporting showed. They included a contract killer, murderers, career criminals and people with alcohol problems.
Potemkin GDP: Vladimir Milov on why Russia’s “soothing” economic indicators are not to be trusted
https://theins.ru/en/opinion/vladimir-milov/258158, posted 15 Jan by peter in fascism finance opinion propaganda russia war
Summing up the economic results of the year, many Russian economists say that “everything is not so bad”, referring to the usual indicators, such as GDP of the rates of unemployment, inflation or exchange of the ruble. Judging by these, “GDP has declined less than expected,” unemployment and inflation are virtually nonexistent, and the ruble has “stabilized,” but does this really mean that the country is not in economic crisis? Vladimir Milov explains why these indicators are irrelevant at a time of war, the crisis is already in full swing (even if the average citizen cannot see it yet), and the payback for Putin's military ambitions will be dire for Russians.
Git Notes: git's coolest, most unloved feature
https://tylercipriani.com/blog/2022/11/19/git-notes-gits-coolest-most-unloved-feature/, posted 28 Nov by peter in development git versioncontrol
Once a commit cements itself in git’s history—that’s it. It’s impossible to amend a commit message buried deep in a repo’s log.
But git notes enable you to amend new information about old commits in a special namespace. And they’re capable of so much more.
Notes stow metadata about anything tracked by git—any object: commits, blobs, and trees. All without futzing with the object itself.
European Parliament declares Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20221118IPR55707/european-parliament-declares-russia-to-be-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism, posted 24 Nov by peter in eu politics russia terrorism ukraine war
Parliament calls on the European Union to further isolate Russia internationally, including when it comes to Russia’s membership of international organisations and bodies such as the United Nations Security Council. MEPs also want diplomatic ties with Russia to be reduced, EU contacts with official Russian representatives to be kept to the absolute minimum and Russian state-affiliated institutions in the EU spreading propaganda around the world to be closed and banned.
Against the backdrop of the Kremlin’s escalating acts of terror against Ukrainian civilians, the resolution further calls on EU member states in the Council to swiftly complete its work on a ninth sanctions package against Moscow.
Tree views in CSS
https://iamkate.com/code/tree-views/, posted 21 Nov by peter in css development howto html webdesign
The truffle industry is a big scam. Not just truffle oil, everything
https://www.tasteatlas.com/truffle-industry-is-a-big-scam, posted 19 Nov by peter in food scam toread
Liters of this petroleum-derived product, the colorless 2,4-dithiapentane liquid, are sourced for a few euros from Italy, Germany, or China, and then they end on your plates and refrigerators, in pasta, tartufata, oils, cheeses, and sausages, but also in expensive delicacies with a prostituted label "truffles."
If you find the smell of restaurants' truffle dishes foul, it does not mean that you do not like truffles; it could indicate that you have good taste and do not like petroleum on your plate. Unlike that intense gas-like smell, the aroma of real truffles is mild and complex.
Some will compare the difference between the natural flavor of truffles and the artificial truffle flavor with the difference between sex and sniffing dirty panties. Martha Stewart says: "Many studies have been done with truffle oil. It is fake, synthetic, and awful. Truffle oil should not be in anyone's kitchen." Bourdain was the most direct: "Let's say this once and for all. Truffle oil is not food at all."
The 4 eras of classical music: a quick guide
https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/four-eras-classical-music/, posted 7 Nov by peter in history music
With centuries of history to consider, it can be easy to get in a bit of a twist when it comes to the various eras of Western classical music. Here’s a quick guide to the four key periods we usually learn about in music theory: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century and beyond.
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