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The British jazz explosion: meet the musicians rewriting the rulebook
E very so often, British jazz pops its head above the parapet, gets a Mercury nomination, and has a noodle on telly to remind everyone that it’s still there,…
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6 weeks ago
Fingerprinting with Zero-Width Characters
Invisibly fingerprinting text Journalists watch out—you may be unintentionally revealing sources. In early 2016 I realized that it was possible to use…
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january 2018
Chris Boardman: Compulsory helmet laws won't make cycling safer
As the debate around cycle safety, and in particular helmet use, continues to rage, British Cycling policy advisor, Chris Boardman, writes about the danger of…
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november 2017
We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads
TED Programs & initiatives TEDx TED Prize TED Fellows TED Ed TED Translators TED Books TED Institute Ways to get TED TED Radio Hour on NPR More ways to get TED
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november 2017
Your company's Slack is probably sexist
Slack is the bane and the lifeblood of my workplace communication. Here at Quartz, the workplace messaging app is ubiquitous. Our newsroom uses Slack, which…
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november 2017
Something is wrong on the internet
I’m James Bridle . I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking…
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november 2017
Python async/await Tutorial
Asynchronous programming has been gaining a lot of traction in the past few years, and for good reason. Although it can be more difficult than the traditional…
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november 2017
The First White President
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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september 2017
The Chairman: Former British champion Tim Harris and his Belgian Seat of Learning - Journal
This is the story of a big house in Belgium. Within its walls, along its corridors, through its communal kitchen and living space, some of the finest riders in…
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august 2017
De-anonymising Ukraine university entrance test results
Authors: Vadym Hudyma, Pavlo Myronov. Part 1 of a series on Ukrainian student data. Introduction External Independent Evaluation Testing is a single exam is…
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july 2017
You Say Data, I Say System – Hacker Noon
In the fall of 2009, I wrote a pair of algorithms to place nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan. The crux of the problem was to design a layout…
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july 2017
All The Names: Algorithmic Design and the 9/11 Memorial | blprnt.blg
we should let computers do what computers do best, and let humans do what humans do best
memorial  layout  algorithm  design 
july 2017
Iterables vs. Iterators vs. Generators
All the tools your team needs in one place. Slack: Where work happens. ads via Carbon Occasionally I've run into situations of confusion on the exact…
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june 2017
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Original production art used in the creation of Katsuhiro Otomo's 'Akira' (1988).
akira  art  animation  cels  illustration  line  colour 
may 2017
An Excavation Of One Of The World’s Greatest Art Collections
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936; Munsey Fund, 1932; FLETCHER FUND, 1931; Amelia B. Lazarus Fund, 1910; Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn,…
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april 2017
WTF is JSX
JSX is actually quite straightforward: take 1 minute and read this, and you'll understand everything there is to know about this interesting alternative to…
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april 2017
Ethics can’t be a side hustle – Dear Design Student
St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of ethical offsets, isn’t having your shit. In the last few months I’ve had a lot of designers ask me “Where can I do good…
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march 2017
Open Data: Now More Than Ever – Sean Bonner – Medium
For those interested in knowing what is in the world around them, the current news is disgusting. All US Environmental Protection Agency grants have been frozen…
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january 2017
Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap
LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF
screencap  animated  gif  screencast  mac  free 
january 2017
Panda Strike: Bitcoin's Amateurish, But Cryptographic Payment Networks Are The Future
This blog post represents opinion, and is absolutely not investment advice. It is provided with absolutely no guarantees or recommendations whatsoever. One day,…
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december 2016
seanh.cc - Code review in remote teams
Update: this was cross-posted to the Hypothesis blog . This is a write-up of some research that I did for a session with our dev teamat Hypothesis about how to…
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december 2016
How the Circle Line rogue train was caught with data
Text: Daniel Sim | Analysis: Lee Shangqian, Daniel Sim & Clarence Ng The MRT Circle Line was hit by a spate of mysterious disruptions in recent months, causing…
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december 2016
Issue Mover for GitHub
Making it easy to migrate issues between GitHub repos
github  issues  tool  online  move  app 
november 2016
PHOTOS: Hampshire schoolchildren treat audience to West End classic
Hounsdown School pupils treat audience to Blood Brothers 1/70 Show caption ( 56 ) View gallery Blood Brothers Pupils at a Hampshire school are treating…
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november 2016
How it feels to learn Javascript in 2016
Edit: Thanks for pointing typos and mistakes, I’ll update the article as noted. Discussion in HackerNews and Reddit . The following is inspired by the article…
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october 2016
Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests
Welcome to Bicycle Rolling Resistance. Bicycle Rolling Resistance is a website dedicated to giving insight into the rolling resistance characteristics of road bike and mountain bike tires. We built our own bicycle tire rolling resistance test machine, which will be used to test as many road and mountain bike tires as possible.
power  rolling  resistance  cycling  tyre  test  tire  comparison 
september 2016
Turning point: Taylor Phinney on purpose, changing teams, and the unbearable heaviness of invisible weight | CyclingTips
Taylor Phinney sits alone, stooping to take up a spot atop the drinks cooler outside the BMC Racing team bus. His teammates are all inside, taking the time…
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september 2016
The Real-Life Superhero Who Beats the Cops to Bike Thieves
A year ago, before the man they call Bike Batman began his work—before he headed out on missions around the Emerald City with a pocketful of cash and the cops…
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september 2016
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Frank Berto tire pressure document and chart.
tyre  pressure  chart  guide 
august 2016
How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner
O ne Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s…
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july 2016
'If you've got money, you vote in ... if you haven't got money, you vote out'
Children near derelict houses on an estate in Collyhurst, Manchester.Photograph: Photofusion/Rex Shutterstock “I f you’ve got money, you vote in,” she said,…
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june 2016
A Day of Infamy | Coffee House
Events have a multiplier effect. And when they come in bunches the effect can be overpowering. This was already a sad and demeaning day, even before we heard…
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june 2016
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