Interesting things I've bookmarked (old posts, page 80)

William Gibson’s Never-Filmed 'Alien III' Script: A History

This is the alternate universe where legendary science-fiction writer William Gibson’s Alien III (that’s “III,” not “3”) screenplay was realized. It is, perhaps, a better world than ours. There would have been bold, weird, new ideas that pushed the series forward; ones that rethought what the aliens could be metaphors for — nuclear weapons, genetic intellectual property held by shadowy corporations, pandemics. Geeks would have gotten the thrill of seeing one of the all-time-great sci-fi concepts interpreted by one of the genre’s greatest scribes. And yet, not only was the script never produced, it’s largely been forgotten.

Glacier Change and Sea Level Rise

Earth scientist Alex Gardner reveals a world of rapid change as seen through the eyes of a NASA glaciologist. Glaciers and ice sheets hold massive amounts of freshwater locked up as ice. These stores of freshwater feed water supplies that support millions of people around the world, raise global sea levels, and can even change the rate of Earth’s rotation. It is now nearly certain that as Earth’s atmosphere and oceans warm over the coming centuries, glaciers and ice sheets will continue to retreat and sea levels will continue to rise. The big question now is at what rate and by how much?

Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis review

In this book, then, Varoufakis gives one of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written – an achievement that outweighs his desire for self-justification during the Greek crisis. He explains, with a weariness born of nights in soulless hotels and harsh-lit briefing rooms, how the modern power network is built. Aris gets a loan from Zorba’s bank; Zorba writes off the loan but Zorba’s construction company gets a contract from Aris’s ministry. Aris’s son gets a job at Zorba’s TV station, which for some reason is always bankrupt and so can never pay tax – and so on.

Movix.ai - Discover your movie in a few clicks

What is Movix
Movix is a movie recommendation service based on artificial intelligence and Deep Learning. Click movies and tags you like and the system will do the rest — in a few clicks, Movix adapts to your preferences and gives you movies worth watching.

How is this different from other recommedation engines?
Unlike other services, we don't require registration or long history of films you have watched before. Your taste, mood and preferences change every day and we understand that — so every recommendation is completely new! Just click a few movies you would like to watch right now and we will find your movie.

What's inside?
We have designed our own custom Neural Network architecture based on LSTM. It’s built on top of Ternsorflow framework from Google and runs on GPU. Unlike other engines, we have no precalculated recommendations — every click is being processed on