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News - Dota 2 Update - January 16th 2018
Various improvements to how certain particle effects are stored. One impact this has is a format change for the particle snapshot system. via Pocket
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5 hours ago by dcolanduno
The Furies Within | L.M. Sacasas
via Feedbin Starred Entries for rob@rboone.com
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7 hours ago by rboone
News - Now Available on Steam - InnerSpace
InnerSpace is Now Available on Steam! InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets with no horizons. Soar through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where gods still wander. via Pocket
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8 hours ago by dcolanduno
News - Midweek Madness - Little Nightmares, 50% Off
Save 50% on Little Nightmares during this week's Midweek Madness*! Immerse yourself in a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. via Pocket
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8 hours ago by dcolanduno
News - Midweek Madness - Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - 50% Off
Save 50% on Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun during this week's Midweek Madness*! via Pocket
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8 hours ago by dcolanduno
News - Daily Deal - Sundered, 50% Off
Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are! via Pocket
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9 hours ago by dcolanduno
Microsub - IndieWeb
Microsub is an early draft of a spec that provides a standardized way for clients to consume and interact with feeds collected by a server.
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10 hours ago by fozbaca
Bad design in action: the false Hawaiian ballistic missile alert
Bad design in action: the false Hawaiian ballistic missile alert

The Honolulu Civil Beat has tweeted a screenshot of the interface that was used to send an real alert for a nonexistent incoming ballistic missile on Saturday morning.

Instead of selecting “DRILL - PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY” from what looks more like a list of headlines on The Drudge Report than a warnings & alerts menu, the operator chose “PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY” and sent out a real alert.

The design for this is obviously terrible. As others have noted, there are better interfaces for confirming much more trivial actions on our phones. In Mailchimp, the service that powers the Noticing newsletter, you are asked to manually type in the word “DELETE” as a confirmation for deleting a template (an action a tiny bit less consequential than sending out a ballistic missile launch alert):

But the response to the false alarm has been worse. The employee who triggered the erroneous alert has been “reassigned” and, as the news cycle continues to wind itself up, it wouldn’t surprise me if he were soon fired. And the fix for this, again per the Honolulu Civil Beat, is the addition of the “BMD False Alarm” link at the top of the menu, presumably so that if a real alert is sent out again in the future, it can be followed by a message saying, “actually, that was a drill”.

Hopefully this, uh, “redesign” is temporary and a full overhaul is in the works. That menu is a really dangerous bit of interface design and adding an “oopsie, we didn’t mean it button” doesn’t help. The employee made a mistake but it’s not his fault and he shouldn’t be fired for it. The interface is the problem and whoever caused that to happen — the designer, the software vendor, the heads of the agency, the lawmakers who haven’t made sufficient funds available for a proper design process to occur — should face the consequences. More importantly, the necessary changes should be made to fix the problem in a way that’s holistic, resilient, long-lasting, and helps operators make good decisions rather than encouraging mistakes.

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10 hours ago by josephschmitt
John Ericssonsgatan 14, 5 tr i Kungsholmen, STOCKHOLM - Bostadsrättslägenhet till salu - Hemnet
search hemnet 1.9:2.4m 80k < 30kvm visningar nu på söndag centrala ; Hemnet ; John Ericssonsgatan 14, 5 tr ; January 16, 2018 at 01:48PM
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14 hours ago by lindberg
Are Reddit RSS feeds still broken on Feedly? : help
[–]petr_feedly 4 points 1 year ago 
Hello Tom, we're very sorry to hear this. We sometimes reach limits of the reddit quotas, which means we can't show further articles unless we're unblocked again. Since we have over 10million users and there many Reddit feeds which need to be updated every minute, we create a lot of traffic on Reddit servers. Those have quotas set, so when we reach the quota, we get blocked. Thus, there is not much we can do on our side right now :(
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20 hours ago by soundsgood

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