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Submission Artists create a 1000 year GIF loop

jovius writes: Finnish artists Juha van Ingen and Janne Särkelä have developed a monumental GIF called AS Long As Possible, which loops once per 1000 years. The 12 gigabyte GIF is made of 48,140,288 numbered frames, that change about every 10 minutes. They plan to start the loop in 2017, when GIF turns 30 years old. "If nurturing a GIF loop even for 100 — let alone 3,000 years — seems an unbelievable task, how much remains of our present digital culture after that time?”, van Ingen said. The artists plan to store a mother file somewhere and create many iterations of the loop in various locations — and if one fails, it may be easily synchronized with, and replaced by, another.

Comment Re: wow (Score 2) 124

I could imagine there being a collection of things, which one needs to place in the correct position for the access. No need to hardcode anything.

One has more or less certain unique things at home for instance. The position info would add to that.

The devices would be the user interface.

Comment Re: Volcano? (Score 4, Informative) 422

Meanwhile, the humanity is adding as much CO2 as 135 volcanoes would, in a year. And the next year, and the nextâ¦


Earths feedback mechanisms cannot cope with that geologically relatively short impulse. The extra energy that's being captured is showing in all of the sensors on earth and in space also.

Try to find a mention of that on the website.

Comment Re: can be under emergency authority, but politica (Score 1) 150

Halliburton wasn't vilified because of the lack of paperwork. They were vilified as a part of the whole botched up business of rebuilding a country. They were also an integral part of the Pentagon ideal of subcontracting war waging and the support operations.

What they build really well though was the military-diplomatic complex a.k.a the embassy, which had the purpose to defend the occupiers from the angry natives. Tells a lot doesn't it?

Comment Re: What I find unbelievable... (Score 1) 129

Social conditioning since the birth. A belief that there exists a nation state; a reality shaped by a language and a culture and most importantly emotion, which can be manipulated.

The thing is that the people behind the agencies in any country are not patriots or nationalists, but pragmatic players of a game of their own.

In essence one could say they are the enemy. The trick is that cognitive dissonance keeps us not accepting that.

Submission Cryptocurrency based basic income program started in Finland

jovius writes: Krypto Fin ry, the association behind Fimkrypto cryptocurrency (FIMK), has started to provide each registered Finnish citizen a payment of 1000 FIMK per month in December. 1000 FIMK equals few $.10 at the moment, and a bit over 100 people has registered so far. The registration is free.

FIMK is based on NXT 2nd generation crypto system; the add-ons and development making it into 2.5G. The roadmap includes payment cards and other technology to enable easier exchange between fiat currencies, FIMK, Bitcoins and others. Krypto Fin ry received 533 BTC in initial donations last Summer. FIMK can be traded for example on DGEX, and it's also a valid payment method in few stores in Finland.

If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.