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Friday October 5th, 2018 evening edition

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The production designer for The Matrix films has revealed how he cooked up the series of scrambled symbols known as the Matrix code, and its origins might surprise you.

The Matrix franchise is known for its deep metaphors and clever double entendres, with its signature artistic aesthetic garnering an almost unmatched cultural reverence.

Much of that was defined by or included the distinctive luminescent streaming “code,” a green jumble of shifting and scrolling symbols that represented the computerized Matrix.

In a recent interview with CNET, production designer Simon Whiteley revealed that the mysterious “green rain” was inspired by none other than his wife’s Japanese cookbooks.

"I like to tell everybody that The Matrix's code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes," Whiteley said.

According to the designer, who now works for Animal Logic, an animation and visual-effects studio based in Sydney, "Without that code, there is no Matrix.”

Who would have thought that The Matrix franchise’s recipe for success was, in part, a literal recipe?. »

60 students without vaccines kept out of school in Fargo, West Fargo

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In West Fargo, 42 students were excluded from school for not complying with immunization requirements, according to district spokeswoman Heather Leas.

The number of exclusions wasn't as high in Fargo, where 18 students were excluded district-wide.

In previous years, students entering seventh and 10th grades needed only one dose, but now a second dose is required for juniors and seniors. »

Airlines can't kick people off overbooked planes under pending law that brings sweeping changes

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The legislation bars passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, a response to airport officers dragging a 69-year-old man off a United Express plane last year.

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that authorizes about $90 billion for federal aviation programs over the next five years.

Lawmakers also included provisions to reduce the amount of time that passengers spend going through security checks. »

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

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Apple has introduced software locks that will effectively prevent independent and third-party repair on 2018 MacBook Pro computers, according to internal Apple documents obtained by Motherboard.

The new system will render the computer “inoperative” unless a proprietary Apple “system configuration” software is run after parts of the system are replaced.

Failure to perform this step will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair,” the document reads. »