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Manga Review: Time Paradox Ghostwriter Volume 1 & 2

Time Paradox Ghostwriter is quite an interesting manga. What I first thought to be a manga series about the adventures of a time-traveling mangaka and their slew of hijinks turned out to be a social commentary on the often crippling nature of the modern manga industry. Premise The manga follows Teppei Sasaki, a 24-year-old budding manga creator who after getting first place in a manga competition, decides to follow his dreams of becoming a full-fledged mangaka after school while his friends chase traditional careers. Unfortunately, despite his relentless pursuit of

How machine learning revived long lost masterpieces by KlimtHow machine learning revived long lost masterpieces by KlimtSenior Program Manager Google Arts & Culture

Meet the expert — Dr. Franz SmolaWhile creating “Klimt vs. Klimt” the Google Arts & Culture team was advised and guided by Dr. Franz Smola, curator at the Belvedere and acknowledged around the world as one of the foremost Klimt experts. He shared some of his thoughts on working on the project:Why are Klimt’s Faculty Paintings so important?Klimt´s three Faculty Paintings were among the largest artworks Klimt ever created and in the field of Symbolist painting they represent Klimt’s masterpieces.What do you think about the recolored versions?The colors were essential

‘First-ever’ Catholic NFT to be Released as Mosaic of Pope Francis

Share some Bitpinas love:By Nathaniel CajudayBangkok, THAILAND – The very first non-fungible token (NFT) minted officially by the Catholic Church was set to be released to the public this week, The Roman Catholic Mission of Bangkok announced, in the form of a photo mosaic of Pope Francis’ image.“Youths today use technology, not only for practical purposes, but to also express their faith and identity,” said Francis X. Cardinal Kriengsak Kovithavanij, Archbishop of Bangkok.The NFT to be released is a 149-megapixels photo mosaic of an image of Pope Francis during the

Crypto platform CoinSpot has hit 2 million users as Australians chase Dogecoin profit

Crypto platform CoinSpot has managed to double its user base in a little over six months, as surging prices lure millions of Australians into the crypto market.Booming interest in digital assets is palpable, with website activity increasing seven-fold this year, according to CoinSpot.“In 2021, we’ve certainly seen a dynamic shift when it comes to Australia’s crypto appetite,” founder Russell Wilson said.In a broader sense, it also demonstrates a maturing of the market, which has been increasingly recognised by institutional and SMSF investors in recent months.It has equally welcomed the entry

Inspiration4 crew describes “incredible perspective” from space

The Inspiration4 crew downlinks a live update from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX On their final full day in space Friday, the all-civilian Inspiration4 crew circling Earth inside a SpaceX Dragon capsule chatted with Tom Cruise, rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange, and downlinked a live video update showing views outside their cupola dome window. The crew members demonstrated acrobatic spins in the microgravity environment aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft, described scientific experiments that are part of the mission, and showed off artistic efforts,

Aren’t NFTs Just Expensive JPEGs?

No. NFTs are more than just the image, it’s ownership.Photo by DrawKit Illustrations on UnsplashNFTs might not always have a fair value. Art has been used for money laundering and other illegal practices for decades, and maybe NFTs are next. But besides that, NFTs are more than a way to avoid tax and they are definitely more than just an image file anyone could download for free. Source: https://towardsdev.com/arent-nfts-just-expensive-jpegs-f70928669cb2?source=rss-------8-----------------cryptocurrency

Raising the bar for security with Ledger Swap

08/16/2021 | Vault With Ledger Swap you can exchange coins in Ledger Live, easily and securely. Swapping coins is as easy as sending a transaction. It requires no address verification while enhancing the state of the art security. Ledger swap showcases the power of end-to-end security built right into Ledger Live and your Ledger hardware wallet. What is swap? Swap allows users to quickly exchange one crypto asset for another. It doesn’t require you to move your funds to an exchange first and then trade your asset with a supported

Episode #339: George Davis, Hotchkis & Wiley, “We’re In Unchartered Territory Right Now”

Episode #339: George Davis, Hotchkis & Wiley, “We’re In Unchartered Territory Right Now” Guest: George Davis serves as CEO and is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic direction. Mr. Davis also serves as a portfolio manager on the Large Cap Fundamental Value and Large Cap Diversified Value portfolios. Date Recorded: 7/21/2021     |     Run-Time: 49:27 Summary: In today’s episode, we’re talking long term value investing. We start with George’s investment philosophy and then walk through how he views the market today, seeing value in both financials and energy stocks. We talk

The best PS5 games

With the PS5 approaching a year on the market, we have seen a strong start to the console’s life with multiple PlayStation Studios titles that have become some of the best PS5 games. Combine that with the offerings from both third-party and indie developers, which have helped diversify the console’s lineup, players have got a pretty strong library to choose from. Games like Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales made an impression in late 2020. But this year we have seen games utilise the DualSense controller in unique ways,