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NHS needs EU employees to avoid collapse, says thinktank | Society | The Guardian
Institute of Public Policy Research says EU nationals who have lived in Britain for six years should get automatic citizenship The NHS would collapse without its 57,000 workers who are EU nationals and they must be offered free British citizenship so they don’t leave the country after Brex
politics 
yesterday
Apple Releases iOS 9.3.5 With Fix for Three Critical Vulnerabilities Exploited by Hacking Group - Mac Rumors
According to The New York Times the three security vulnerabilities patched in the update were exploited by surveillance software created by NSO Group to jailbreak an iPhone and intercept communications.
apple  security 
yesterday
Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks | TechCrunch
You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits addressed by the patch.
apple  security 
yesterday
Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that haven’t changed them since mid-2012 – TechCrunch
Dropbox is requiring users that have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to reset their passwords this afternoon. The action appears to be related to continue fallout over the massive hack on LinkedIn in 2012 where credentials for 117 million accounts were posted online.
security 
yesterday
The Macaroni in 'Yankee Doodle' is Not What You Think | Atlas Obscura
An engraving of a "macaroni's dressing room," from 1772. (Photo: Wellcome Images, London/CC BY 4.0) Generations of American kids forced to sing “Yankee Doodle” have grown up justifiably puzzled by its lyrics.
history 
yesterday
How Not to Be a Creeper — whimsydark
So a lovely writer friend of mine is getting creeped on by someone who has also creeped on me and who probably has no idea that they are creeping on everyone else. So l'd like to talk about that, because I'm pretty sure no one actually wants to be a creeper.
diversity 
yesterday
Rage mounts against pharma corp. that jacked cost of life-saving EpiPen by 400% | Ars Technica
When someone like Martin Shkreli fingers your company as greedy “vultures,” you know you’ve got problems.
health  politics 
yesterday
HTTPS and OpenVPN face new attack that can decrypt secret cookies | Ars Technica
Researchers have devised a new attack that can decrypt secret session cookies from about 1 percent of the Internet's HTTPS traffic and could affect about 600 of the Internet's most visited sites, including nasdaq.com, walmart.com, match.com, and ebay.in.
security 
yesterday
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When N. K. Jemisin was halfway through writing her fantasy novel “The Fifth Season,” she called her editor in a panic and said she couldn’t finish. Ms.
diversity  entertainment 
yesterday
Why Breakfast Sucks in Washington, D.C. | Extra Crispy
People have been in a bit of a twitter this month since Bon Appetit named our nation’s capital "Restaurant City of the Year.
washington 
yesterday
UGA seeks to push back starting date for fall 2017 semester | Online Athens
Next fall semester may start a little later than originally scheduled at the University of Georgia. Classes began Aug. 11 this year, the earliest start date in at least 12 years and perhaps the earliest ever.
athens 
yesterday
The Big Idea: Beth Cato – Whatever
The Earth trembles as Beth Cato appears to talk about her new novel, Breath of Earth! No, seriously, it’s got earthquakes in it — and they’re a big part of the story. As a native Californian, it’s only right that one of my earliest memories is of an earthquake.
entertainment 
yesterday
The Economist explains: Why the French keep trying to ban Islamic body wear | The Economist
LIFEGUARDS in Australia wear them. A mainstream British retailer sells a fashion version of them on the high street.
france  politics 
2 days ago
WTFUK — Medium
People have been asking me what happened when I didn’t show up to give my talk on the Web Animations API at Smashing Oxford. Here I’m writing it down so that they might know, and so we, as human beings, can reflect on how we treat others at our borders in a global era. Or something like that.
4 days ago
Uproar: MariaDB Corp. veers away from open source | InfoWorld
MariaDB Corp. has announced that release 2.0 of its MaxScale database proxy software is henceforth no longer open source. The organization has made it source-available under a proprietary license that promises each release will eventually become open source once it's out of date.
opensource 
4 days ago
Japan’s PM emerges from green pipe dressed as Mario, accepts Olympic torch | Ars Technica
Japan might just have stolen the show at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday night, after its prime minister Shinzo Abe made a surprise appearance during the handover—dressed as Mario.
entertainment 
4 days ago
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PHOENIX — Three years ago, Kate Rogers was caught in the Bay Area struggle. She paid the astronomical rents. She did the crushing commute. She lived the frustration of always thinking about money even though she was a well-paid professional in the booming technology industry.
economics 
5 days ago
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LOS ANGELES — During new pressure on Viacom to turn around Paramount Pictures, the studio misfired again over the weekend: “Ben-Hur,” which cost Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about $100 million to make, not including marketing expenses, arrived to a disastrous $11.
entertainment 
5 days ago
All-star notes app Vesper reaches the end - Six Colors
Launched three years ago with fanfare by an all-star development team, the note-taking app Vesper is shutting down. “The time has come to say goodbye,” said the announcement from developer Q Branch Sunday, embedded in the release notes of a final App Store update.
apps 
5 days ago
LinkedIn releases {py}gradle to simplify code builds | SiliconANGLE
While Python developers have access to numerous packages and frameworks that can help ease their work, there are few options out there when it comes to build automation software.
python 
5 days ago
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“A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman’s directing debut, addresses a hugely complicated and consequential moment in 20th-century history: the founding of the state of Israel. There is no simple way to tell the story, and Ms.
entertainment 
5 days ago
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Getting sick can put a damper on any vacation, but it can be especially unsettling and even scary when it happens in another country.
travel 
5 days ago
pizza, updated – smitten kitchen
Are you in town this weekend while all the good people of the US and A have jetted to some, any edge of the country? Do you not feel bad because it is so gorgeous out, you have to pinch yourself to believe it is so, and now that the city has emptied out you have it the playground all to yourself f
cooking 
5 days ago
lazy pizza dough + favorite margherita pizza – smitten kitchen
I used Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Pizza formula* as my jumping off point, but then made a few changes. First, I adjusted the yeast levels to rising times that I thought would work better for most of our schedules (i.e.
cooking 
5 days ago
10 paths to painless pizza-making – smitten kitchen
As you may have noticed, we’re kind of into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little.
cooking 
5 days ago
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The airfare for your family vacation to Orlando, Fla., cost you $500 a person. Your friend snagged tickets there during the same week for nearly half the price. What gives? It may not be pure luck, according to Rick Seaney, the founder of farecompare.com, an airline ticket comparison site.
travel 
5 days ago
Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy
The retailer’s aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences. By Shannon Pettypiece and David Voreacos | August 17, 2016 Photographs by Johnathon Kelso for Bloomberg Businessweek From Officer Ross: “I’ve got all my bad guys in one place.
economics  politics 
5 days ago
Announcing the 2016 Hugo Award Winners | Tor.com
The winners for the 2016 Hugo Awards and the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards have been announced. You can read the full list below. The 2016 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention.
entertainment 
5 days ago
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On Thursday, Uber said that it would begin testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh in a matter of weeks, allowing people in the city to hail modified versions of Volvo sport utility vehicles to get around the city.
transportation 
6 days ago
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On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one. But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze of Mr.
politics 
6 days ago
The First Full Arrival Trailer Reveals the Aliens and Their Language | Tor.com
The first trailer for Arrival is here! And it delivered on last week’s teaser’s promise to make first contact with the alien heptapods, by showing not only their bodies but their intricate, baffling, enthralling language.
entertainment 
6 days ago
New ARRIVAL Trailer Shows Us the Correct Response to an Alien Invasion | Nerdist
Now that’s a proper introduction. Jeff Goldblum once saved us all from invading aliens by uploading some malware off a floppy disk, but in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, Amy Adams looks like she’s trying to give peace a chance.
entertainment 
6 days ago
Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh
DETROIT (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber says it will start hauling passengers with self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in next several weeks. The company says the autonomous Ford Fusions will have human backup drivers but will transport passengers just like normal Uber vehicles.
transportation 
6 days ago
Make your Python code more readable with custom exception classes – dbader.org
Let’s say we want to validate an input string representing a person’s name in our application. A simple toy example might look like this: If the validation fails it throws a ValueError. That feels kind of Pythonic already… We’re doing great!
python 
6 days ago
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Donald J. Trump’s support among white men, the linchpin of his presidential campaign, is showing surprising signs of weakness that could foreclose his only remaining path to victory in November.
politics 
6 days ago
Setting up KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Red Hat Developer Blog
Editor’s Note:  If you have a Linux system that runs KVM and would like to try Red Hat Enterprise Linux on KVM, follow our KVM Get started guide, http://ift.tt/1OsDafL.
redhat  technology 
6 days ago
Transportation tax could fund work at 'Murmur' trestle in Athens | Online Athens
Any integration of the “Murmur” trestle into a rail-to-trail project across the eastern side of Athens-Clarke County will be tied to local action on a special local sales tax for transportation projects, judging from discussion at this week’s Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting.
athens 
6 days ago
Tesla Model S battery bursts into flames, car “totally destroyed” in 5 minutes | Ars Technica
A Tesla Model S has burst into flames during a test drive in the southwest of France. Four people were in the car, including a Tesla employee; they all escaped safely before the car was "totally destroyed" within five minutes of the fire starting.
cars 
6 days ago
Should Hollywood be working on a swords and sorcery answer to Marvel? | Film | The Guardian
JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth, George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire and Robert E Howard’s Conan are all candidates for the cinematic-universe treatment Are you missing Bilbo Baggins and his hairy feet, pining for the silken tresses of elven princeling Legolas, or perhaps hankering
entertainment 
6 days ago
www.nytimes.com
RIO DE JANEIRO — Soon after the first news media reports surfaced Sunday morning of an armed assault on four American swimmers, the athletes were interviewed at the United States Olympic team’s hospitality house by State Department officials, national swim team officials and Olympic officials.
politics 
6 days ago
Saturday party honors Poppy Lady, raises money for disabled vet's wheelchair | Online Athens
A kind of birthday party Saturday honors the memory of a former University of Georgia professor who devoted much of her life to helping disabled veterans — and, its organizers hope, will raise money to buy an all-terrain wheelchair for a disabled veteran.
athens 
6 days ago
www.nytimes.com
In early 2014, The New York Times introduced an app called NYT Now that would provide a curated list of stories — for a lower price than a full digital subscription — to what it hoped would be a younger, mobile-savvy audience.
apps 
6 days ago
Microsoft Launches OneNote Import Tool to Help Mac Users Transition From Evernote - Mac Rumors
Microsoft today announced the launch of its OneNote Import Tool for Mac, which is designed to allow Mac users to quickly and easily transfer all of their notes from note-taking app Evernote to Microsoft's own note-taking app, OneNote.
productivity 
6 days ago
Daring Fireball: Uber to Begin Testing Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh
Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s experts in autonomous vehicles.
transportation 
6 days ago
Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month - Bloomberg
Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s experts in autonomous vehicles.
transportation 
6 days ago
Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons - The Washington Post
The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.
politics 
6 days ago
WIRED Endorses Optimism | WIRED
WIRED has never been neutral. For nearly a quarter of a century, this organization has championed a specific way of thinking about tomorrow.
politics  technology 
6 days ago
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING IS A LOT LIKE WRITING | The Footnotes
Software developers, programmers or coders, build websites like Reddit and apps like Uber and Instagram. They are predominantly white men who loved maths in school, started writing code at eight and never stopped.
development  diversity 
6 days ago
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POWELLTON, W.Va. — Deep in the belly of an Appalachian mountain, a powerful machine bored into the earth, its whirring teeth clawing out a stream of glistening coal. Men followed inside the Maple Eagle No. 1 mine, their torches cutting through the dank air.
politics 
6 days ago
www.nytimes.com
How different are whisky and coffee? Yes, one gets you drunk, and the other wakes you up. But they also linger in different ways. A spilled drop of coffee leaves a stain with dark, sharply defined edges. When whisky dries, it leaves a more uniform, often beautiful film.
science 
6 days ago
Amazon’s latest original pilots now streaming, including ‘The Tick’ | TechCrunch
Want to sit in judgement of original content and decide its fate? Now’s your chance – Amazon’s latest slate of original TV show pilots is available for streaming, and it includes I Love Dick, a Kevin Bacon-starrer adapted from the novel by Chris Kraus; The Tick, yet another incarnation of t
entertainment 
6 days ago
The Megaprocessor is an awe-inspiring multi-ton CPU project – TechCrunch
What did you do this summer? A few outdoor concerts, maybe some grilling. But did you complete a room-sized 40,000 transistor CPU made entirely by hand? Didn’t think so. James Newman wanted to create a CPU that students could use to learn about computing.
technology  weird 
6 days ago
Athens-Clarke police taking reports on Athens Orthopedic data breach | Online Athens
Athens-Clarke County police have taken 17 reports from local residents claiming they’ve been affected by the recent computer hacking of Athens Orthopedic Clinic, police officials said this week.
athens  privacy 
6 days ago
Trump Is Doubling Down On A Losing Strategy | FiveThirtyEight
One quirk of the American political system is that a candidate can win a primary with a much narrower slice of the electorate than he’d need to win a general election. Donald Trump claimed 45 percent of the vote in Republican primaries and caucuses this year, about 14 million votes.
politics 
7 days ago
Nooscope mystery: The strange device of Putin's new man Anton Vaino - BBC News
Russian President Vladimir Putin's new chief of staff Anton Vaino has reached the top shrouded in mystery. He does not appear to have given any press interviews in his past career, and his official biography reveals little, beyond a steady rise over many years of service to the Kremlin.
politics  weird 
7 days ago
www.nytimes.com
WASHINGTON — There is something inherently head-spinning about the so-called burkini bans that are popping up in coastal France.
france  politics 
7 days ago
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donald J. Trump on Thursday expressed regret for making statements that have “caused personal pain,” a rare display of contrition that followed the shake-up of his campaign’s leadership this week.
politics 
7 days ago
How OpenStack makes Python better (and vice versa) - Superuser
Programming language Python and OpenStack work with and depend on each other. For starters, six-year-old OpenStack consists of more than 4.5 million lines of code, 85% of which is Python. That said, these symbiotic communities can always improve how they work together.
openstack 
8 days ago
www.nytimes.com
THE SELFISHNESS OF OTHERSAn Essay on the Fear of NarcissismBy Kristin Dombek150 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Paper, $13. In The Paris Review and n+1, Kristin Dombek has written about abortion, addiction, losing her religion and group sex. I suppose you’d call these pieces “personal essays.
8 days ago
Chicken and Bell Pepper Fajitas recipe | Epicurious.com
Using meat mallet, lightly pound chicken between sheets of waxed paper to thickness of 1/2 inch. Mix 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in large glass baking dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F.
recipes 
8 days ago
The Two Words That Could Save You (And Your Career) From Burnout | Tales of the Cocktail
When you spend your days (and nights) behind the stick catering to everyone else’s needs and demands, it’s easy to neglect yourself.
career  health 
8 days ago
Fettuccine with Chicken, Red Onion and Peppers recipe | Epicurious.com
Toss chicken, 1 tablespoon cilantro and 1 tablespoon oil in small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover; chill 1 hour. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, bell peppers and poblano and sauté until just tender, about 10 minutes.
recipes 
8 days ago
Chicken Fajitas recipe | Epicurious.com
The bell peppers in this dish work to keep your skin looking great. Their vitamin C helps build firming collagen and fends off damaging free radicals.
recipes 
8 days ago
The Black Market Lie — Medium
Let’s inspect the frequently visited argument that black markets pay more than bug bounty, thus somehow making bug bounties irrelevant. Walgreens says: “I want to buy your cough medicine and sell it. I’ll pay $8 a box. We resell it at corner stores for $10 box.”
security  technology 
8 days ago
www.nytimes.com
RIO DE JANEIRO — Two American swimmers were pulled off their flight to the United States by the Brazilian authorities and detained for several hours on Wednesday night, Olympic officials said.
politics 
8 days ago
As promised, Aetna is pulling out of Obamacare after DOJ blocked its merger | Ars Technica
Aetna announced Monday that due to grave financial losses, it will dramatically slash its participation in public insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act.
politics 
8 days ago
When we’re happy, we actively sabotage our good moods with grim tasks | Ars Technica
Always keeping your house tidy and spotless may earn you the label of “neat freak”—but “super happy” may be a more accurate tag. When people voluntarily take on unpleasant tasks such as housework, they tend to be in particularly happy states, according to a new study on hedonism.
psychology 
8 days ago
This Ancillary Justice Fan Trailer is Out of This World | Tor.com
While we’re waiting for the daily cast to find out whether Ancillary Justice becomes a television series, videomaker bironic has created a dynamic fan trailer that does a fantastic job of envisioning Ann Leckie’s novel.
entertainment 
8 days ago
Paul Taylor · The Concept of ‘Cat Face’: Machine Learning · LRB 11 August 2016
Over the course of a week in March, Lee Sedol, the world’s best player of Go, played a series of five games against a computer program. The series, which the program AlphaGo won 4-1, took place in Seoul, while tens of millions watched live on internet feeds.
artificialintelligence 
8 days ago
Ned Batchelder: Lists vs. Tuples
The answer is that there are two different differences, with complex interplay between the two. There is the Technical Difference, and the Cultural Difference. Either can have elements of any type, even within a single sequence. Both maintain the order of the elements (unlike sets and dicts).
python 
8 days ago
One of the biggest crime waves in America isn't what you think it is
In dollar terms, what group of Americans steals the most from their fellow citizens each year? The answer might surprise you: It's employers, many of whom are committing what's known as wage theft. It's not just about underpaying workers.
economics 
9 days ago
Google has an open-source OS in the works called Fuchsia | SiliconANGLE
It looks like Alphabet Inc. (aka Google) may be working on an entirely new open-source operating system. But the company is not exactly making a big deal about it yet.
opensource 
9 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Tad Milbourn, chief executive of the San Francisco technology start-up Payable, stays at an Airbnb property whenever possible. Because Payable helps clients manage payments, Mr.
travel 
9 days ago
City Dope: ACC and Oconee Hill Cemetery Negotiate Greenway Access | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Negotiations over access to Oconee Hill Cemetery is holding up construction of a North Oconee River Greenway extension, but ACC officials say they only have a few details left to work out with the trust that oversees the historic cemetery. ACC commissioners will vote Sept.
athens 
9 days ago
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