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The Rise of the Video-Game Gambler | The New Yorker
As a species, we are suckers for the seemingly-inexpensive-but-secretly-costly fix. There’s hardly a parent who doesn’t worry that video games are sapping kids of the motivation to engage in more creative, intellectual, or physical activities. The New Zealand study, which appeared as a comment piece in Nature Human Behaviour, suggests that those games exact a long-term financial toll, too. Plenty of research indicates that video gamers “might be a ripe breeding ground” for gambling behaviors, the authors note, and boys, who make up the majority of gamers, are especially susceptible. Game developers, sensing a public-relations backlash, have begun removing loot boxes from their titles. But there’s still a great deal of illusory treasure to maybe, possibly, be found, and a generation of youngsters eager to hunt for it.
games  psychology  gaming  gambling  lootboxes 
11 hours ago
Forty-Five Things I Learned in the Gulag
For fifteen years the writer Varlam Shalamov was imprisoned in the Gulag for participating in “counter-revolutionary Trotskyist activities.” He endured six of those years enslaved in the gold mines of Kolyma, one of the coldest and most hostile places on earth. While he was awaiting sentencing, one of his short stories was published in a journal called Literary Contemporary. He was released in 1951, and from 1954 to 1973 he worked on Kolyma Stories, a masterpiece of Soviet dissident writing that has been newly translated into English and published by New York Review Books Classics this week. Shalamov claimed not to have learned anything in Kolyma, except how to wheel a loaded barrow. But one of his fragmentary writings, dated 1961, tells us more.
history  prison  russia 
11 hours ago
CSS Pseudo-Elements and Transforms: My Favorite CSS Tools | Lullabot
Six years ago, if you would have asked me how much I used transform and pseudo-content, I would have told you ‘I don’t.’ Now, I use them a hundred times on large projects, and I can’t think of a project of any size in recent years when I haven’t used these tools to accomplish visual effects, animations, and slick, flexible layout solutions.
css  webdevelopment  webdesign 
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RT : I’ve seen several tweets comparing this to Nazis / The Holocaust and saying things like “this is how it begins”. I…
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TIL: Låten ”The Roof Is On Fire” med Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three var grunden för två mer kända låtar. Int…
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Viktigt tråd – med obehagligt tydliga paralleller till vad som pågår i dagsläget – om hur nazisterna aldrig såg sig…
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RT : This was an uplifting moment right when America really needed it. Chadwick Boseman gave the Best Hero Award he won…
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Jag har aldrig sett en Fortnite-video förut – än mindre spelat spelet – men den här när en person försöker spela Fo…
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Fascinerande insikt i "pentesting" (penetration test) av datasäkerhet, nästan som taget ur film. Det handlar om så…
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Well, nu vet vi Musks syn på Sverige.
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7 days ago
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”At the time of the writing, with the exception of the $5,000 iMac Pro, no Macintosh has been updated at all in the…
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10 days ago
Training a Text Classifier with Create ML and the Natural Language Framework - Flight School
From Zero to Core ML Model in Minutes
Machine Learning can be difficult to get your head around as a programmer. But aside from all the advanced mathematics and tooling, perhaps most difficult of all is learning how to let go.
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10 days ago
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Otroligt häftig tråd ⬇️
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När man ser Kim Jong-Un skaka hand med Trump och le är det lätt att glömma vem han egentligen är. Men det är samma…
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RT : Think about this question and answer it HONESTLY to yourself: Do I view content made by women as being FOR women at…
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12 days ago
Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success? - The New York Times
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.
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12 days ago
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RT : The incredible photo we're all sharing today was taken by Jesco Denzel, a German government photographer. He gets c…
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RT : Whomever did this, really nailed it.
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Älskar kanalen (Primitive Technology) men det var nytt för mig att han använde undertexterna för att förklara vad h…
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As California’s largest lake dries up, it threatens nearby communities with clouds of toxic dust - The Verge
As California’s largest lake dries up, it threatens nearby communities with clouds of toxic dust
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15 days ago
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Three years ago I made a toothbrush helmet and posted a video about it on YouTube. I could never have imagined this…
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Kan även tipsa om en annan artikel om honom:
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Hey, friend. Were you a smart kid who always heard about how smart you were and are now not feeling so smart? Are y…
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RT : Really good breakdown of how the ersatz free trial support announced for the App Store isn't the full solution we'v…
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18 days ago
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Övervakar din router dig? Routrar från bl.a. ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, Linksys, Netgear och TP-Link är måltav…
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RT : That's the standard everyone wishes Apple could live up to. But that was a once in a generation kind of confluence…
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19 days ago
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Kan inte säga att jag är mycket för fotboll, men den här frisparken alltså… wow!
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RT : It's one thing to say "I think we should bring back bustles/tapestries/Second Sleep!", that's just fashion/aestheti…
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RT : Anyone who romanticizes any period of history as superior has their head up their ass.

Modern middle class apartme…
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Massor av små godsaker i iOS 12, kolla in hela artikeln!

Alltid kul såhär när första betan kommer ut och folk bör…
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Toppen, då är ordningen återställd igen. 👏 Det har känts krystat att systemuppdateringar låg under Mac App Store.
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19 days ago
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Ur dagens VK: ”Vad kommer Norrbotniabanan att betyda?”
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22 days ago
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Exceptionella bilder i det här fotoreportaget om oroligheterna i Nicaragua:
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24 days ago
US elections 2016: How the entertainment world predicted a Trump presidency - BBC News
Videon var regisserad av Michael Moore och den uppmärksammades visst i samband med presidentvalet 2016 ser jag nu:
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25 days ago
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Huh, kollade på en gammal Rage Against The Machine-video från 1999 och vad dyker upp helt plötsligt om inte detta……
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25 days ago
Fullscreen Map for Garmin Connect
Fullscreen Map for Garmin Connect
This will add the missing feature to view the map in fullscreen on Garmin Connect activity pages. There are two alternative ways to use this, as a bookmarklet that can be selected each time you want to add a fullscreen button or as a user script that will run automatically every time you visit an activity page.
26 days ago
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Små fristående utvecklare för Mac som fixar en bugg man rapporterat () på några dagar, det ä…
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27 days ago
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Lite väl träffande, när det gäller dagar då disciplinen som egenföretagare går sådär… 😬🙈
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28 days ago
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Ja precis! Vänner som har AirPods _älskar_ dem och man ser massor av ”vanligt” folk som har dem. Bland d…
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29 days ago
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Ja, skulle min nuvarande – från 2013 – lägga av så skulle jag i dagsläget försöka få tag i en begagnad f…
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Det är trevligt om allting är kompakt och så, men när detta blir konsekvenserna har det gått för långt. Apples ovil…
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4 weeks ago
Barfota eller rejäl stötdämpning – vilka löparskor är bäst? | Idrottsforskning
Löparskor med kraftig dämpning är har påståtts minska skadorna. Men att stötarna i nedslaget är ett problem har svagt stöd i forskningen. Är det då bättre att springa i minimalistiska skor eller helt barfota? Vad ska motionären välja?
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4 weeks ago
'The Mediterranean diet is gone': region's children are fattest in Europe | Society | The Guardian
“There is no Mediterranean diet any more. Those who are close to the Mediterranean diet are the Swedish kids.”
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4 weeks ago
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Dear Kim, I wrote you but you still ain't callin,
Did you straight up lie about the nukes you're uninstallin'?
Anyw…
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4 weeks ago
How Trump changed everything for The Onion
The comedy website has had to develop new strategies and new characters for a president who often defies satire. As The Onion tries to find its footing in the…
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4 weeks ago
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1/ Product Management isn’t a major one can study, few folks graduate into, and most people learn by apprenticeship…
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4 weeks ago
5 Key Elements of a One-Page Website
One-page sites are becoming popular in 2018, mainly due to the rise in mobile device browsing and the subsequent need for short, impactful information. They’re…
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4 weeks ago
The Physiological Benefits of Swimming
A study was recently conducted by Swim England on the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming. You can read the executive summary of the study here and the…
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4 weeks ago
A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture
Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow her. She…
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4 weeks ago
John Byrd's answer to What is the most sophisticated piece of software/code ever written? - Quora
Buckle in. The most sophisticated software in history was written by a team of people whose names we do not know. It’s a computer worm. The worm was written,…
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4 weeks ago
Yakitori Recipe 焼き鳥 • Just One Cookbook
Marinade in a savory sweet sauce, these chicken and scallion skewers (Negima) are hard to resist! You’d love this simple yakitori recipe. It’s great for…
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5 weeks ago
How North Korean hackers became the world’s greatest bank robbers
The Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea’s equivalent to the CIA, has trained up the world’s greatest bank-robbing crews. In just the past few years, RGB…
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5 weeks ago
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy
Credit Mark Sommerfeld for The New York Times By May 18, 2018 TORONTO — Jordan Peterson fills huge lecture halls and tells his audiences there’s no shame in…
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5 weeks ago
He was dying. Antibiotics weren't working. Then doctors tried a forgotten treatment.
Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep…
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5 weeks ago
Mustiga marinaden | Recept - Zeta
Den här marinaden har mycket smak och passar extra bra till fläsk eller kyckling.
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5 weeks ago
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En tweet jag tänker på ibland och fnissar rakt ut:
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5 weeks ago
Building the next great coffee company from the grounds up
Coffee roaster Tony Konecny, better known by his nickname Tonx, had his first run at a mail-order, subscription-based coffee service play out in a way most…
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5 weeks ago
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Haha, extra igenkännande då åttaårige sonen går igenom den fasen just nu, nästan dagliga frågor om Bermuda-triangel…
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RT : Play it cool Rodney.......play it cool......
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RT : So this happened to me at work today 😂🙈🤡
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Recipe: Bibimbap Tacos
(Image credit: Alice Choi ) Inspired by one of my favorite Korean dishes, these bibimbap tacos are insanely delicious! If you've had bibimbap before and enjoyed…
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5 weeks ago
Basic Security Guide (Tech Solidarity)
Basic security precautions for non-profits and journalists in the United States, mid-2017. Don't: Don't send any sensitive information by email. Don't store…
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5 weeks ago
Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos
In my social circles — admittedly a very tech-centric community — it is hard to find anyone who has told me that they love Apple Photos. Usual refrain tends to…
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5 weeks ago
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Jag har inte sett Charlies Änglar, men jag antar att de inte lyckades stoppa skurken..?
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Fun fact: I won my BBEdit license from the membership drive 14 years ago, where you could rank what…
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6 weeks ago
GDPR will pop the adtech bubble
In investor Michael Burry says “One hallmark of mania is the rapid rise in the incidence and complexity of fraud.” (Burry shorted the mania- and fraud-filled…
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6 weeks ago
Young Swimmers May Have to Wait to Dress Like Katie Ledecky
PACIFICA, Calif. — Some swimmers at a meet here this year stood atop the racing blocks in high-tech, shoulder-to-knee suits like those worn by Olympians. The…
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6 weeks ago
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RT : I rarely speak out on canceled TV shows. But as a sci-fi nerd, is one of the finest shows out there. N…
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6 weeks ago
Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes: Cell Metabolism
Highlights
•Early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) increases insulin sensitivity
•eTRF also improves β cell function and lowers blood pressure and oxidative stress
•eTRF lowers the desire to eat in the evening, which may facilitate weight loss
•Intermittent fasting can improve health even in the absence of weight loss
Summary
Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it is unknown whether these effects are due solely to weight loss. We conducted the first supervised controlled feeding trial to test whether IF has benefits independent of weight loss by feeding participants enough food to maintain their weight. Our proof-of-concept study also constitutes the first trial of early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), a form of IF that involves eating early in the day to be in alignment with circadian rhythms in metabolism. Men with prediabetes were randomized to eTRF (6-hr feeding period, with dinner before 3 p.m.) or a control schedule (12-hr feeding period) for 5 weeks and later crossed over to the other schedule. eTRF improved insulin sensitivity, β cell responsiveness, blood pressure, oxidative stress, and appetite. We demonstrate for the first time in humans that eTRF improves some aspects of cardiometabolic health and that IF’s effects are not solely due to weight loss.
intermittentfasting  fasting  eating  science  research  health  body  humanbody  diet 
6 weeks ago
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code
Horse racing is something like a religion in Hong Kong, whose citizens bet more than anyone else on Earth. Their cathedral is Happy Valley Racecourse, whose…
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