Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Making plans for a new world order Handelsblatt. From Germany’s foreign minister; including a payments system that bypasses SWIFT.

IBM looks  for caffeine buzz with coffee delivery drones FT  That should make up for all the difficulties with Watson 

This origami simulator built by Amanda Ghassaei is really cool. The simulator lets you explore how different origami patterns are constructed by moving & rotating them around on the screen and folding & unfolding them. You can even import and export your own patterns. (via kelli anderson)From 2015, but still on point: Why teenagers love making jokes about 9/11. (To make it irrelevant.) ↩︎ Slate
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Not everyone celebrating as Machiavelli turns 30

Sydney's original power restaurant Machiavelli celebrates its 30th anniversary next week.

A map of Earth’s particulates on Aug. 23, 2018, shows the effects of hurricanes, wildfires, and Saharan dust.
↩︎ NASA 

Ipswich council dismissed, public servant appointed administrator
SACKED: The Queensland parliament has dismissed Ipswich City Council over major integrity concerns and appointed Greg Chemello as administrator

The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday proposes a list of movies made in the 2000s that should be added to the canon of the best films ever made. Many of my favorites are on there — The Royal Tenenbaums, The Fog of War, Spirited Away, There Will Be Blood, Children of Men.

Alfonso Cuarón’s adaptation of the P.D. James novel evinced the perfect balance of technical prowess, propulsive storytelling, complex character development and timeliness when it was released in 2006. But its depiction of a dystopian near-future — what we ruefully now call the present — has proved to be not just visionary but prophetic. Its predictive value aside, it stands as a flawless movie — a masterwork of cinematic values at their purest, with each frame delivering emotion and information in equally compelling measure.
Dunkirk, from just last year, is a bold inclusion…I love that movie but it’ll be interesting to see how it holds up. You can compare this list with two older lists:Dissolve’s and BBC Culture’s.
UPDATE ·  Aug 23, 2018The NY Times did a similar list last year, with There Will Be Blood and Spirited Away taking the #1 and #2 spots. (thx, paul)