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A Raspberry Pi-powered radio that streams Radio 4 with a time delay, so that a listener can wake up to Today, no matter what time zone they’re in.

…it operates a slightly-illicit transatlantic SSH SOCKS tunnel, with the faintly-dodgy get_iplayer and rtmpdump grabbing the radio stream, piping data to ffmpeg for remuxing the AAC-compressed audio from FLV into ADTS. This gets stored on the Pi’s SD card as timestamped .aac files, with the basically-ubiquitous mplayer used for playback, started with an appropriate delay.

Paul Dacre of the Daily Mail: The man who hates liberal Britain

This year, the Mail reported that disabled people are exempt from the bedroom tax; that asylum-seekers had “targeted” Scotland; that disabled babies were being euthanised under the Liverpool Care Pathway; that a Kenyan asylum-seeker had committed murders in his home country; that 878,000 recipients of Employment Support Allowance had stopped claiming “rather than face a fresh medical”; that a Portsmouth primary school had denied pupils water on the hottest day of the year because it was Ramadan; that wolves would soon return to Britain; that nearly half the electricity produced by windfarms was discarded. All these reports were false.

13 reasons why I am taking the Daily Mail to the Press Complaints Commission
Jon Danzig takes a look at the claims made by the Mail in an 890 word piece, finds lies, invented quotes and invented people.
The New York Times review of the original Macintosh.
Prince Targets Facebook Users in $22m Live Concert Piracy Lawsuit

International superstar Prince is back on the copyright warpath, yet again targeting individuals who are quite possibly some of his biggest fans. In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California, Prince is chasing down fans who found links to his live concerts and posted them on Facebook and blogs. The unlucky 22 individuals, 20 of whom are yet to be identified, face a damages claim of $22 million.


The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature

George Eliot’s em-dash — plus, T.S. Eliot’s ellipses … (not to mention Vladimir Nabokov’s parentheses).

The search for the lost Cray supercomputer OS

Chris Fenton and Andras Tantos decided they wanted a model of the famed supercomputer for their desk. It turned out to be a more complicated project than expected.