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Highlands of Iceland.

Junior Murvin - “Police & Thieves” (1977)

One of two bracelets that belonged to King Ramesses II, who reigned circa 1279-1213 BCE under the 19th Dynasty, Pharaonic Egypt.

La Fortune passe (1895) Albert Pierre-René Maignan

A column of Serbian soldiers moves through the Prokletije mountain range during the Great Serbian Retreat. December 1915.

An ancient Greek clay stove used for cooking and heating. Roman period, 2nd-1st century BCE, now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos in Greece.

If you’re a self-taught engineer or bootcamp grad, you owe it to yourself to learn computer science. Thankfully, you can give yourself a world-class CS education without investing years and a small fortune in a degree program 💸.

There are plenty of resources out there, but some are better than others. You don’t need yet another “200+ Free Online Courses” listicle. You need answers to these questions:

  • Which subjects should you learn, and why?

  • What is the best book or video lecture series for each subject?

This guide is our attempt to definitively answer these questions.

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Landscape, Bridge, Huntingdon Valley (ca. 1915-1916) Henry Lyman Saÿen

P2P release group EVO has built quite a reputation in recent years by being the first to release pirated copies of screeners and popular movies. But what drives the group to take such an immense risk? Talking to TorrentFreak, EVO says that it’s mostly fun and partly motivated by Hollywood’s profit focus.

Day in and day out, dozens of new movies and TV shows leak online. This is something most pirates simply take for granted.

Only a few people know who the suppliers are. This secrecy is much needed, as members of release groups risk criminal prosecution and multi-year prison sentences.

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Two unrelated people, with quite different political views, recommended Pyotr Kropotkin’s Conquest of Bread to me recently more than six months ago, and since the theme dovetailed with topics I had been thinking about I decided to follow their advice and read it. This post is the result of that exercise, combined with some contextualisation of my own position with regard to these topics (which is a complicated way of saying that I will burden you with my opinions).

I read the following online version which is hosted by some nice anarchists, and so can you: The Conquest of Bread.

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Asterié (1904) Edward John Poynter