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Portugal proves that austerity doesn't work

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Economists like Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna reshaped the world when their theories of "expansionary austerity" were put into effect after the 2008 crisis: the idea that governments could "increase taxes, cut spending, and grow strongly" was powerfully tempting to the world's leaders, who saw in them a way to pull out of a recessionary spiral without limiting the number of yachts the oligarchs they depended on could afford. (more…)

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Let The Polish Ambassador take you on a "Twilight Safari"

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Over the course of more than 190 tracks spanning 15 releases, The Polish Ambassador has generously shared more music than most at the Free Music Archive through Jumpsuit Records. We are delighted to recommend his new album, "Twilight Safari," from its beautiful cover art to the killer tracks themselves. If you need some hip-hop-infused electronic/dance music to groove to, this is a prime cut. Packed with collaborators, there's a lot of diversity, lending their own flavors (and words) to what would otherwise be a primarily instrumental electronic album. 

The selection we're offering below is limited - there are fourteen tracks on this album - so if you like what you hear, pick it up on FMA or Bandcamp to give a full listen.

The instrumental/sample-vocal tracks definitely stand on their own, of course - "The Little Lifeform That Could" and "Escape Jupiter" have especially addictive beats. Ending on "Darker Shades of Wizardry," the Ambassador leaves you wanting more. So we'll keep you posted when his next album drops. 



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Foreshadow and Intel SGX software attestation: 'The whole trust model collapses'

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El Reg talks to Dr Yuval Yarom about Intel's memory leaking catastrophe

Interview  In the wake of yet another collection of Intel bugs, The Register had the chance to speak to Foreshadow co-discoverer and University of Adelaide and Data61 researcher Dr Yuval Yarom about its impact.…

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Timecrawler 82 Brings Retrowave To FMA

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Retrowave is a term used to describe music that hearkens back to early synth sounds used in pop. In this case, think of early Japanese animation. Fast cars, chunky moto jackets, night marketplaces, dance clubs and asymmetrical hair. It might also be called Citypop - a term that is a jazzy, cosmopolitan sound that was all the rage in 1980s Japan. This album, Osaka Lights, brings the more synth-driven sound to the fore.

Opening with "Driving In The Rain" (complete with field recordings from a rainstorm), the tone is set: this is an album for cruising around a neon-lit city at night, sparkling and refracted in a million raindrops on a windshield. "Mount Fuji" gets a little darker and blustery, whereas "Palms and Seagulls" has a distinct summery, beachy cruise vibe. Listen below. 



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Do you believe in spirits?

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Cinematic dark ambient orchestral album by Russian project Alex Mason. Do you believe in spirits? "The Exorcist" will show you that their existence is real. At a time when only the sacred word coulds heal from unknown and painful ailments. A disease that amazes from within so deeply that not one surgical device will not reach and there were only the bravest, enlightened of us who dared to help the grief of the sufferer. Because for each demon there will be a person with a great faith living in the heart and such people are called - exorcists.
So who will win? This question will be answered in every work from the album, which is permeated with a terrible and gloomy atmosphere of fear in the best traditions of horror films.

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PIgs in Space - the adventures of Trump's Space Force

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FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING:  Get Ruben Bolling’s hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures.

"The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was 12, when the answer to questions like 'Where did I put my toy' led inevitably to alien conspiracies and secret underground tunnels. A book for the curious and adventurous!" -Cory Doctorow, author of "For the Win" and "Little Brother"

"The type of non-stop action and improbably hilarious fun that only a kid could dream up. ... The EMU Club's adventures perfectly capture the intersection of imagination and wonder - the crossroad that's so often found in cardboard boxes, pillow forts and backyards everywhere." -GeekDad

Get Book the First, "Alien Invasion in My Backyard," here.  

Get Book the Second, "Ghostly Thief of Time," here.

RESIST!! The temptation to not join Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE!

More Tom the Dancing Bug comics on Boing Boing! (more…)

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