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What's a senior engineer's job? - Julia Evans
There’s this great post by John Allspaw called “ On being a senior engineer ”. I originally read it4ish years ago when I started my current job and it really…
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3 days ago
Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam
In 2016, I was invited to Uber’s headquarters (then in San Francisco) to talk about the failings of the digital economy and what could be done about it. Silicon…
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5 days ago
Opinion | Stumbling Toward Armageddon
How a fraudster got $12M out of a Canadian university: They just asked for it
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5 days ago
If the Point of Capitalism is to Escape Capitalism, Then What’s the Point of Capitalism?
What Would Happen if We Gave Each Other the Things Capitalism Tells Us to Keep From Each Other? There’s a question that keeps recurring to me these days. It…
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12 days ago
The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far
Illustration by Matthieu Bourel; from top: photographs by the Kremlin, Eric Thayer for The New York Times, Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images, Whitten Sabbatini for…
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24 days ago
iOS 12: The MacStories Review
Introduction Setup and Performance iPad Do Not Disturb, Notifications, and Screen Time Do Not Disturb Notifications Grouping Instant Tuning Provisional…
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28 days ago
Learning about the Future from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fifty Years Later—Stephen Wolfram Blog
A Glimpse of the Future It was 1968. I was 8 years old. The “space race” was in full swing. For the first time, a space probe had recently landed on another…
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6 weeks ago
A Road to Common Lisp / Steve Losh
I’ve gotten a bunch of emails asking for advice on how to learn Common Lisp inthe present day. I decided to write down all the advice I’ve been givingthrough…
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7 weeks ago
The self-driving car that will never arrive
Optimism about self-driving cars has sustained a fever pitch for so many years, at this point, that some die-hard boosters of the concept would still insist…
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7 weeks ago
In Conversation: Penn Jillette
Photo: Bobby Doherty The long and successful career of Penn Jillette, the bigger half (physically and personality-wise) of the magic duo Penn & Teller, itself…
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8 weeks ago
The Nastiest Feud in Science
Illustrations by Denise Nestor 1. Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad and go hunt rocks. “You won’t…
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9 weeks ago
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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11 weeks ago
How work kills us
RONALD REAGAN once quipped that they say hard work never killed anyone—“But I figure why take the chance?” Yet things have changed since “the Gipper” pretended…
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11 weeks ago
Imaginary problems, the root of bad software – George – Medium
There are many factors which can be a catalyst for bad software, from the tools being used, to the quality of communication inside your team, to the personal…
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12 weeks ago
The Nearest
When a detective, a new mother, is assigned to the case of a horrific triple murder, it appears to be a self-contained domestic tragedy, a terrible event but…
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12 weeks ago
“No Way to Run a Superpower”: the Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy
Days after Helsinki, the Russians claim big “agreements” were reached, and Washington is silent. Photograph by Win McNamee / Getty In the days since the Monday…
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12 weeks ago
The Anthony Bourdain Interview
Anthony Bourdain had started smoking again, was the first thing I noticed as he sat down with me last February. He was a bit hung over from a recent working…
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july 2018
A Few Questions About the Culture: An Interview with Iain Banks
This article is part of our 2014 fund drive bonus issue ! Read more about Strange Horizons ' funding model, or donate, here . Iain M. Banks 's Culture is one of…
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july 2018
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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july 2018
D.B. Cooper: Investigators Claim They’ve Discovered Skyjacker’s Identity
A team of former FBI investigators is claiming to have proof of the real identity of D.B. Cooper, the notorious airplane hijacker who has remained at large…
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july 2018
The New Arms Race Threatening to Explode in Space
In the midafternoon of January 11, 2007, US Air Force major general William Shelton sat at the head of a table in a command center at California’s Vandenberg…
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june 2018
The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities
T he secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures…
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june 2018
And Then There Were (N-One) - Uncanny Magazine
I considered declining the invitation. It was too weird, too expensive, too far, too dangerous, too weird. Way too weird. An invitation like that would never…
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june 2018
An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS
Owen Freeman I. Target The B-2 stealth bomber is the world’s most exotic strategic aircraft, a subsonic flying wing meant to be difficult for air defenses to…
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june 2018
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Welcome to the Center of the Universe
The power has just gone out in mission control. I look to Jim McClure, operations manager at the Space Flight Operations Facility, and he assures me that…
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june 2018
Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained)
How do you think the most rational people in the world operate their minds? How do they make better decisions? They do it by mentally filing away a massive, but…
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may 2018
How a Kalman filter works, in pictures | Bzarg
I have to tell you about the Kalman filter, because what it does is pretty damn amazing. Surprisingly few software engineers and scientists seem to know about…
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may 2018
Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened
A lot of people are waiting for something dramatic to happen, some line to be crossed, an epic event like the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller III that…
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may 2018
The singularity is not near: The intellectual fraud of the “Singularitarians”
Technology was identified as the true official religion of the modern state more than seventy years ago by the late Christian anarchist philosopher Jacques…
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may 2018
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