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How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities
Techies once despised politics. But many in the industry now see cities as the ideal beachheads for their planned revolutions in transportation, logistics, housing and other areas. So the tech industry learned how to woo and to fight City Halls — and they started winning, all over.One reason tech companies can command greater say in local issues is that many other local institutions, from small businesses to local newspapers, have lost much of their influence — thanks, in large part, to the internet..this has turned local politics sclerotic ..“key question for voters is always their national loyalties.. there was a time, in America, when the government paid for infrastructure and the public had a say in important local services. With Ubers ruling the roads, Birds ruling the sidewalks, Elon Musk running our subways and Domino’s paving our roads, that age is gone.O.K., so maybe I am saying that America’s cities are turning into dystopian technocapitalist hellscapes.
NYTimes  technology  corporates  StateOfTheArt 
yesterday by thomas.kochi
Screen: Entrapped by "Jaws" of Fear
Times review was bit dismissive. ..It's a noisy, busy movie that has less on its mind than any child on a beach might have. It has been cleverly directed by Steven Spielberg ("Sugarland Express") for maximum shock impact and short- term suspense, and the special effects are so good that even the mechanical sharks are as convincing as the people."Jaws" is, at heart, the old standby, a science-fiction film. It opens according to the time-honored tradition with a happy-go-lucky innocent being suddenly ravaged by the mad monster, which in "Jaws," comes from the depths of inner space--the sea as well as man's nightmares. Thereafter "Jaws" follows the formula with fidelity.If you think about "Jaws" for more than 45 seconds you will recognize it as nonsense, but it's the sort of nonsense that can be a good deal of fun if you like to have the wits scared out of you at irregular intervals.It's a measure of how the film operates that not once do we feel particular sympathy for any of the shark's victims, This kind of fiction doesn't inspire humane responses. Just the opposite. We sigh with relief after each attack, smug in our awareness that it happened to them, not us. In movies like "Jaws," characters are simply functions of the action. Mr. Spielberg has so effectively spaced out the shocks that by the time we reach the spectacular final confrontation between the three men and the great white shark, we totally accept the makebelieve on its own foolishly entertaining terms.
NYTimes  movies  anniversaries 
2 days ago by thomas.kochi
What Is an Incel? A Term Used by the Toronto Van Attack Suspect, Explained - The New York Times
Minutes before turning his van onto a Toronto sidewalk on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring more than a dozen others, Alek Minassian wrote a post on Facebook, according to the Canadian authorities.
In it, he praised Elliot Rodger, who in 2014 shot and killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif. Mr. Minassian, 25, also wrote of an “incel rebellion,” referring to a term, shorthand for “involuntary celibates,” used online by a community of misogynists to describe themselves.
“The Incel Rebellion has already begun!” the posting read. “We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”
Here’s a brief guide to the incel community, including some of the coded language, such as “Chads” and “Stacys,” used by its members.
sex  incel  nytimes 
3 days ago by rgl7194
How to Pose for a Photograph - The New York Times
Elongate your neck. Find your good side. Don’t say “cheese.”
photography  ifttt  photo  pose  posture  via:popular  Pocket  howto  lifeadvice  nytimes 
4 days ago by atran
Psychos on the Potomac
Psychopathy is defined as a “Temperamental and Uninhibited Region.” Which is the perfect description of the Trump reality distortion field where we all now dwell… “psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere” and that “the occupations that were most disproportionately psychopathic were C.E.O., lawyer, media, salesperson, surgeon, journalist, police officer, clergyperson, chef, and civil servant.”So if a chief executive, salesman and media personality becomes a politician, he’s hitting four of the highest-risk categories. Asked by a Fox anchor what he was going to be doing on Father’s Day, the president replied, “I’m going to be actually calling North Korea.”It makes sense if you think about it: A wannabe dictator who took over the family business from a dictatorial father talking to a real dictator who took over the family business from a dictatorial father.The week started with the Summit of the Cruel Scions, following the Summit of the Scorned Allies, with President Trump “crashing around the world like a hormonal musk ox,” as The Financial Times put it. (And that was a positive appraisal.) Next came the soul-deadening inversion of American values, when Jeff Sessions and Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited the Bible to justify ripping children from their parents at the border..Jonathan Swift said, “A wise man should have money in his head but not in his heart.” The Trumps have green running through their veins. . They have succeeded in superseding conflicts of interest with confluences of interest Ivanka raked in $3.9 million from her stake in the D.C. Trump hotel, which was saved from a shaky start by becoming the inevitable destination for foreign dignitaries and others seeking to flatter and enrich a White House that revolves around flattery and riches.The week was capped, naturally, with a Giuliani aria — “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” and by the usual torrent of whiny, delusional, deceptive, self-exalting tweets by Trump.. proved once again that he can turn Washington upside down and inside out
NYTimes  Trump 
4 days ago by thomas.kochi
Opinion | Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate - The New York Times
But on the face of it, mindfulness might seem counterproductive in a workplace setting. A central technique of mindfulness meditation, after all, is to accept things as they are. Yet companies want their employees to be motivated. And the very notion of motivation — striving to obtain a more desirable future — implies some degree of discontentment with the present, which seems at odds with a psychological exercise that instills equanimity and a sense of calm.
mindfulness  meditation  employment  productivity  research  NYTimes  2018 
5 days ago by inspiral
36 Hours in Seville - The New York Times
Known for its many festivals, Moorish architectural flourishes and, of course, flamenco, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region is a buoyant city whose many cultures are reflected in its cuisine, buildings, art and history. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  nytimes  vacation 
6 days ago by shj333
Opinion | We Are the Original Southerners - The New York Times
The Confederacy’s commitment to slavery and the Union’s commitment to expansion were different versions of the same story of imperialism.
nytimes  race  ndn  lumbee  north_carolina  south  built_env  monuments 
7 days ago by nicholassenn

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