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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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6 days 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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8 days 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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24 days 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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27 days 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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28 days 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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4 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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4 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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4 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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8 weeks ago
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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8 weeks ago
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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8 weeks ago
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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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11 weeks ago
HF Ham Radio on a Budget: QRP Labs, QRPGuys, CW Academy - KE6MT
When I started my amateur radio life as KK6VSI in August of 2015, I wish I could have had the information I’m about to lay out here. Of course, most of the…
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11 weeks ago
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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12 weeks ago
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
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design
There's never enough time to do it right, but somehow, there's always enough time to do it over.
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may 2018
How a Soviet A-Bomb Test Launched US Climate Science
This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On March 23, 1971, the Soviet Union set off three Hiroshima-scale…
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may 2018
Opinion | The End of Intelligence
Opinion In 1994 during the height of the Bosnian civil war, when I was head of intelligence for American forces in Europe, I walked through the ruined streets…
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may 2018
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may 2018
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Absolutely fantastic poster outlining cognitive biases. This should be compulsory to study before studying anything…
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april 2018
How Syria Came to This
Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti. In March 2011, four…
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april 2018
The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Videogame Empire—And Went Too Far
I. The Bumper The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair down to…
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april 2018
Twitter
What’s the biggest/craziest peripheral ever hooked up to a pocket calculator? How about a 10meter telescope?
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april 2018
James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.
Mark Peterson/Redux A HIGHER LOYALTY Truth, Lies, and Leadership By James Comey 290 pages. Flatiron Books. $29.99. In his absorbing new book, “A Higher…
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april 2018
Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism
If you haven’t encountered any reviews of Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker’s new bestseller Enlightenment Now —which would be amazing, given how many there…
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april 2018
The demise of the nation state
W hat is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK…
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april 2018
Docker Compose and Kubernetes with Docker for Desktop - Docker Blog
If you’re running an edge version of Docker on your desktop ( Docker for Mac or Docker for Windows Desktop ), you can now stand up a single-node Kubernetes…
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april 2018
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