Tip: Simple batch file renames in the Finder
One of the sneaky features that used to require a third party app, that just got rolled into OS X at some point.
15 days ago
Rate Culture
On the genius of Review
5 weeks ago
Capitalists, Arise: We Need to Deal With Income Inequality - The New York Times
"If inequality is not addressed, the income gap will most likely be resolved in one of two ways: by major social unrest or through oppressive taxes"
8 weeks ago
The Copyright Office and the Orphan Works Report: Top Three Problems
“This Orphan Works Report is a Frankenstein’s Monster from 2008, emerging from a stinking time-traveling machine ripe with failure.”
july 2015
Asking "who's the customer?"
if you're nit paying for it, you might be the product
may 2015
Pirating the 2015 Oscars: HD Edition
Even screener piracy is a canary in the coal mine for the switch from physical media to digital distribution
film  copyright 
january 2015
Out of the wild
Managing NYC's deer problem
january 2015
5,200 Days in Space
A slice of life on the ISS
january 2015
Computers in Crisis
"This is an archive of books from Y2K – the computer date problem that became a phenomenon leading up to the year 2000. Massive computer failures were predicted if computers were unable to distinguish between the year 2000 and 1900"
january 2015
The Internet's First Family
Metafilter as the web's biggest family
november 2014
How Apple Pay Really Works and Why You Should Begin Using it Immediately — Kirk Lennon
"One of the objections I’ve seen to Apple Pay is 'How is it faster/easier than just sliding my card?' The truth is, it isn’t always. It’s rarely going to take longer than sliding a card, but it’s not always going to be radically faster either. However, it is much, much more secure."
november 2014
Internet Movie Car Database
Exhaustive database of cars that have appeared in film and TV
october 2014
A Summary Of The Gamergate Movement from ClickHole
"And that’s the best part of the whole thing, right? That Gamergate, as a legitimate movement arguing in good faith, can accept criticism and dissent without resorting to vitriolic censorship or threats of violence."
october 2014
Rape and death threats are terrorizing female gamers. Why haven’t men in tech spoken out?
"The truth is, even if we stopped Gamergate tomorrow, it will have already come at too high a cost."
october 2014
Gamergate Is Running Out of Heroes
"I've said it before—creating something new and putting it online is an act of bravery, and it exposes you to a tremendous amount of criticism. At any level of popularity, you deal with kneejerk contrarians, self-entitled fans, and anonymous haters—the bread and butter of the Gamergate movement."
october 2014
Misogynist Online Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem — Men Included
"The dudebro attitude is manifest in TV comments sections and movie discussions and literary arguments–the puffing out of chests, the casual gendered insults–and it’s stifling, and it’s depressing, and it makes too many people decide it’s not worth engaging anymore."
october 2014
The culture wars are back, and this time, everyone can win
"Now we are in the midst of a new culture war, in which fans and creators battle each other and sometimes themselves. It is being waged over whether or not culture is political, and if so, what its politics ought to be and how they might be expressed. That conflict has also diffused beyond the academic, religious and political institutions who were major players in earlier convulsions. Today it is wildly fragmented in a way that suggests vigorous and ongoing debates rather than an easy resolution."
october 2014
The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny 
"It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience dealing with those who use the Internet with the intent to cause mental or physical distress or harm. We really haven't leveled up? As individuals, communities and corporate entities, do we still lack the will, despite seeing the fruits of apathy and averted eyes?"
october 2014
Stop supporting Gamergate
"The enemy of the Gamergate supporter is the so-called 'social justice warrior,' which is a pejorative commonly used to describe basically anyone who feels empathy — a trait that sickens narcissists who believe that listening to another human being and taking their feelings seriously is a form of defeat."
october 2014
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