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When the Selfie Turns Sacreligious | WIRED
As the largest mosque in Morocco, and one of the largest in the world, the import of the Hassan II Mosque is hard to overstate. Since its completion in 1993, it has provided shelter, religious counsel, and fellowship to Casablanca’s Muslim population.
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10 hours ago by TypingPixels
Twitter's Winning the War on Harassment—So Says Twitter | WIRED
When people get harassed on Twitter—which happens all the time—it's terrible for them, and also for the company, which has earned a reputation as a place that doesn't take abuse seriously. For years it hasn't focused on fixing the problem of harassment in any meaningful way.
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10 hours ago by TypingPixels
Figuring the costs of mobile app development | Formotus
How much are mobile business apps going to cost you? Here’s a compendium of analyses, surveys and calculators to help set reasonable expectations for what building a custom mobile business app will cost.
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10 hours ago by MIkeDSmith
BBC - Future - What not to do in a disaster
“I’ll never forget the sound. The sound of metal crunching,” says George Larson, a passenger on Indian Airlines Flight 440 from Chennai (Madras) to New Delhi in 1973. It was 22:30 – pitch black outside. A storm was raging, and the plane was flying low.
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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates - ProPublica
This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog. The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless.
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“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal - Vox
That’s what Seva Gunitsky, a politics professor at the University of Toronto and the author of Aftershocks, told me in a recent interview. I reached out to Gunitsky on Monday after he posted a short but incisive thread on Twitter about the financial roots of the Trump-Russia collusion case.
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Amazon's New Social Network Is Looking a Lot Like Pinterest - The New York Times
NEW YORK — Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark , a new shopping-focused "social network" aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant.
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11 hours ago by odelano
Qualcomm’s Game of Thrones-Like Legal Battles Keep Getting Worse | WIRED
If you own a smartphone, chances are it's powered by chips designed by a company called Qualcomm. For years, the company has dominated the market for microchips for mobile devices.
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11 hours ago by TypingPixels
Google’s New Feeds Show You the Internet You Want to See | WIRED
Google's search box may be the internet's most powerful tool. Type a few words and you can find information on any topic ever considered. The box also takes requests: Set a timer. Flip a coin. Convert cups to tablespoons. Do a barrel roll.
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11 hours ago by TypingPixels
3 ways to iterate in Go
Iteration is a frequent need, be it iterating over lines of a file, results or of SELECT SQL query or files in a directory. Before discussing different ways of designing iteration API, let’s see how we would iterate without encapsulating iteration logic.
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12 hours ago by pfhawkins
Basic AST Traversal in Go - zupzup
Inspired by Fatih Arslan’s great talk about writing tools for Go as well as by Gary Bernhardt’s screencasts on computation, I decided to try myself at some AST-traversal using Go in preparation of diving a bit more into the subject.
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12 hours ago by pfhawkins
Go Reliability and Durability at Dropbox
Tammy Butow (@tammybutow) is an Engineering Manager in Developer Infrastructure at Dropbox. Tammy manages code workflows—the entire experience of using Go at Dropbox, from coding to shipping. She talked at GopherCon 2017 about how Dropbox engineers build and run large-scale services in Go.
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12 hours ago by pfhawkins
Toward Go 2 - The Go Blog
Introduction [This is the text of my talk today at Gophercon 2017, asking for the entire Go community's help as we discuss and plan Go 2. We will add a link to the video when it becomes available.
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12 hours ago by pfhawkins
Donald Trump's 35 most eye-popping quotes in his interview with the New York Times - CNNPolitics.com
(CNN)President Donald Trump sat down for a nearly hour-long interview with The New York Times -- you know, the one he has repeatedly called "failing" -- on Wednesday. And he went off on, well, everything.
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Studio version of Nine Inch Nails’ cover of David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away” surfaces online: Stream | Consequence of Sound
During last night’s live comeback in Bakersfield, California, Nine Inch Nails debuted a cover of David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away” from the Starman’s final album, ★ (Blackstar).
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12 hours ago by cronco
A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo - The New York Times
Temporary tattoos aren’t just for style anymore. Scientists have developed a new wearable sensor that looks and feels like a henna tattoo but can monitor electrical muscle activity and body temperature, too.
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12 hours ago by dvand5
Jimmy Breslin's columns on Donald Trump | Newsday
Jimmy Breslin wrote about New York characters, and one who showed up often in his columns over the years was Donald J. Trump. Here are three of his columns for Newsday – from 1990, 1989 and 1988  -- taking note of Trump as a grandmaster of illusion.
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12 hours ago by cronco

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