California Newspapers, Malaysia Performing Arts, Edwardian England Photography, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 1, 2021


The Current (UC Santa Barbara): Windows on the Past. “The Gazette was the city’s first newspaper, and published weekly until May 15, 1857. And now all 104 editions of the paper are open to the public. The UC Santa Barbara Library has digitized the Gazette, with issues available through its Alexandria Digital Research Library(link is external).”

The Star (Malaysia): How Malaysian arts portals are keeping creative communities connected. “After a massive housekeeping exercise and user upgrade, theatre collective Five Arts Centre can now boast a new website that is a one-stop centre, detailing its past, present and future. For the big rewind, the archival material features Five Arts Centre projects from 1984 to present day. More than 200 projects are available for research or casual nostalgic reading.”

BBC: Cork: How sheep and goats uncovered hidden headstones. “Hidden by nature for centuries, hundreds of long-forgotten graves are being rediscovered in an Irish churchyard – with the help of the natural world itself. Goats and sheep have been drafted in to clear the overgrown graveyard beside St Matthew’s church in Templebreedy in County Cork.”


KFOR: National Weather Service adding ‘damage threats’ to thunderstorm warnings. “Starting Monday, Aug. 2, the National Weather Service is making changes to the way it issues severe thunderstorm warnings, specifically the information provided in the warnings about how destructive the storm will be.”


Make Tech Easier: 9 iOS Security Settings You Should Change Right Now. “In today’s digital world, you can never be too careful when it comes to your privacy. There will always be something or someone trying to steal your sensitive information. Apple gives you a full set of privacy-focused options on your iPhone. Here are 9 essential iOS security settings you should change right now.”


The Independent: Century-old sunshine: Photos of an Edwardian family enjoying summer holidays are saved from the refuse tip. “John Thomson, 43, discovered 400 photos on glass plate negatives and rolls of film when he was working in a secondhand book shop 12 years ago…. John, from Bath, Somerset, started processing the pictures using his smartphone and online software and shared them on Twitter.”

Brisbane Times: Giving pieces a chance: The incredible rock music collection hidden for decades. “For years, late music journalist Ritchie Yorke’s incredible music collection sat out of sight in a suburban Brisbane home. Now, it will have a public home with the National Sound and Film Archive.”

BBC: The perfect storm striking World of Warcraft. “On YouTube, Reddit and Twitter, there are stories about people leaving the game. Some cite long delays for new content in a game that charges a monthly fee; others are annoyed at a lack of communication. Players have been flocking to competing games in larger numbers than ever – led by a wave of famous streamers and content creators jumping ship Then, the allegations of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision Blizzard came.”


Syracuse University News: Forensic Scientists Design the First Machine Learning Approach to Forensic DNA Analysis. “Michael Marciano, research assistant professor and director for research in the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) within the College of Arts and Sciences, and Jonathan Adelman, research assistant professor in FNSSI, have invented a novel hybrid machine learning approach (MLA) to mixture analysis (U.S. patent number 10,957,421). Their method combines the strengths of current computational and expert analysis approaches with those in data mining and artificial intelligence. Their MLA enables rapid and automated deconvolution (separation) of DNA mixtures with increased accuracy compared to current methods, potentially.”

Antara News: Gaining insights into Lampung’s culture through ancient manuscripts. Lampung is a province of Indonesia. “Lampung Province, also known as ‘Sai Bumi Ruwa Jurai,’ not only has abundant agricultural products, such as pepper, coffee, and cloves, but is also rich in customs and culture that can captivate all those who study it. Through various types of ancient manuscripts, Lampung philologists began to explore several puzzles about the culture that developed in Lampung over the past centuries.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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