A deep dive into the race to preserve our digital heritage

A deep dive into the race to preserve our digital heritage

Science Friday’s beautiful “File Not Found” series looks at the thorny questions of digital preservation: finding surviving copies of data, preserving the media it is recorded upon, finding working equipment to read that media, finding working software to decode the information once it’s read, clearing the rights to archive it, and maintaining safe, long term archives — all while being mindful of privacy and other equities. (more…)Read full story

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Trump gives ugly speech saying legal immigrants come from a “bin”

Trump gives ugly speech saying legal immigrants come from a “bin”

In a speech to graduates of the FBI Academy, Trump talked about calling on Congress to end “chain migration” and “visa lottery,” and compared legal immigrants to trash. “You think the countries [are] givin’ us their best people? No. What kind of system is that? They come in by a lottery. They give us their worst people. They put ’em in a bin…really the worst of the worst. ‘Congratulations, you’re going to the United States.’ What a system,” he said in part of his speech. According to Vox: Donald Trump…

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Documenting the laughable lies the FCC told at the hearing where it killed Net Neutrality

Documenting the laughable lies the FCC told at the hearing where it killed Net Neutrality

The FCC is only allowed to change existing policies if they can show evidence of some change in facts, so at yesterday’s bomb-threat haunted hearing to destroy Net Neutrality, Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his Republican colleagues made a pro-forma recitation of the reasons justifying his extreme actions. (more…)Read full story

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Kid steals baby Jesus during Christmas play and all hell breaks loose

Kid steals baby Jesus during Christmas play and all hell breaks loose

Put down the baby Jesus, child. A nativity play at the First Baptist Church of White Pine in Tennessee went completely off the rails when one of the children playing a sheep was inspired by the Lord’s good jams, picked up baby Jesus, and started an impromptu dance party. The child playing Mary did not appreciate the theft of baby Jesus, and attempted to return him to his manger, but the thief fought back, and a brief battle between Mary and a sheep over baby Jesus ensued. The audience was…

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