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Worlds that could support life are found practically in the Sun’s backyard | Ars Technica
The star is only about the size of Jupiter and much colder and redder than the Sun.
science 
3 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Tens of millions of dollars siphoned from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A shadowy set of casinos in the Philippines. A large bank in Bangladesh with creaky technology. An unknown — and perhaps uncatchable — group of anonymous thieves with sophisticated hacking skills.
finance  technology 
3 days ago
OpenStack Deployments Book: The Home Stretch | Matt Fischer's Blog
Over the past year, I’ve been working with Elizabeth K Joseph (pleia on IRC) on a book about OpenStack deployments. The idea of this book is that sysadmins and engineers can read it and follow along by setting up OpenStack.
openstack 
3 days ago
Introducing the L.A. Times Critics-at-Large - LA Times
Meet the new Critics-at-Large for our books pages. These 10 writers have beautiful voices, brilliant minds, critical insights and strong opinions. We are delighted that they will share them with us. We see books as being more than something that sits on a shelf (although they are that, enduringly).
4 days ago
OpenStack Summit Newton from a Telemetry point of view | Julien Danjou
It's again that time of the year, where we all fly out to a different country to chat about OpenStack and what we'll do during the next 6 months. This time, it was in Austin, TX and we chatted about the new Newton release that will be out in October.
openstack 
4 days ago
Why You'll Never Find Unbleached Cake Flour in My Pantry | Serious Eats
I don't want to brag, but...okay, I do want to brag. I make the best angel food cake in the world. It puffs up like a cloud in the oven, towering up out of the pan, and every slice is so fluffy, it makes whipped cream look dense.
cooking 
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Last Wednesday, the CBS chairman Leslie Moonves ducked into that night’s taping of Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show,” and then joined Mr. Colbert in his office above the Ed Sullivan Theater. There Mr. Moonves, Mr.
entertainment 
4 days ago
Hugo awards shortlist dominated by rightwing campaign | Books | The Guardian
For the second year running, the biggest prize in science fiction and fantasy writing has been monopolised by nominations from Sad and Rabid Puppies groups, who campaign against works ‘overtly to the left’ 14.08 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 27 April 2016 08.
entertainment 
4 days ago
The Hugo Awards: George RR Martin, Vox Day and Alastair Reynolds on the prize's future | Books | The Guardian
As the shortlists for the 2016 prizes are announced, writers consider how the genre’s leading prizes can survive the bitter Sad and Rabid Puppies debacle 10.31 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 26 April 2016 14.
entertainment 
4 days ago
The Big Idea: Marko Kloos – Whatever
It’s not often that a highly successful military science fiction series involves me in some way.
entertainment 
4 days ago
Surprise! The Cast of the Twin Peaks Revival is Deeply Weird | Tor.com
Many familiar faces are returning to the home of cherry pie, damn fine coffee… and MURDER. Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, David Duchovny, Alicia Witt, David Patrick Kelly and Harry Dean Stanton will all be back, along with Russ Tamblyn and Ray Wise.
entertainment 
4 days ago
Princes William and Harry 'filmed stormtrooper cameos' for Star Wars | Film | The Guardian
The royals will allegedly appear in the forthcoming Star Wars movie, following in the footsteps of the current Bond Daniel Craig Princes William and Harry are to appear as stormtroopers in the next Star Wars movie, according to the Mail on Sunday.
starwars 
4 days ago
Nathan Fillion to Play Tony Stark (Kinda) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Tor.com
Before Guardians of the Galaxy came out, the Internet was all abuzz trying to figure out Nathan Fillion’s mysterious cameo. Many people watched the movie and completely missed his sly turn as a blue-skinned inmate. For the sequel, James Gunn and co.
entertainment 
4 days ago
On Finding the Right Book at the Right Time | Tor.com
Sometimes a book comes into your life at just the right moment. There’s something in it that speaks to your specific place in space and time, like the heavens aligning for an eclipse.
reading 
4 days ago
Quick 2016 Hugo Finalist Thoughts (With a Link to Even More Hugo Thoughts) – Whatever
* First, as part of my new gig at the Los Angeles Times, I wrote an analysis of this year’s ballot there, so head on over there if you want to see it (Note it’s geared toward a general audience, so there a lot of explanatory stuff in there folks here will likely already know).
entertainment 
4 days ago
Four Things About the Hugos, 4/27/16 – Whatever
First off, gaze upon Chuck Tingle’s latest story, above (and for sale here). That’s kind of awesome. Second off, I see some people here and elsewhere swearing they’re going to put anything that was on the Sad/Rabid slates or recommendation lists below “No Award” this year.
entertainment 
4 days ago
Engaging in the Democratic Process with Infomocracy | Tor.com
Infomocracy is based in the late 21st century, in a future when democracy has evolved into micro-democracy and governments compete for dominance across tens of thousands of tiny jurisdictions in a global election.
entertainment  politics 
4 days ago
5 Reasons to Watch Penny Dreadful | Tor.com
Showtime’s Brit-horror series Penny Dreadful returns on May 1st to the joy of faithful viewers not-nearly-everywhere.
entertainment 
4 days ago
Will the Watership Down Remake Be as Traumatizing as the Original? | Tor.com
On the one hand, maybe not, since members of the generation who had nightmares about bloody rabbit-on-rabbit slaughter thanks to the 1978 adaptation of Richard Adams’ novel will know what to expect.
entertainment 
4 days ago
Short Workouts - Well Guide to HIIT, Interval Training, 10-20-30 & More - Well Guides - The New York Times
High-intensity interval training — referred to as H.I.I.T. — is based on the idea that short bursts of strenuous exercise can have a big impact on the body. If moderate exercise — like a 20-minute jog — is good for your heart, lungs and metabolism, H.I.I.T.
health 
4 days ago
A Leak Wounded This Company. Fighting the Feds Finished It Off
Michael Daugherty learns the high price of resistance. The first phone call that changed Michael Daugherty’s life came in May 2008. Daugherty was a happy man, running a good business in a nice place.
politics  security 
4 days ago
Weeding the Worst Library Books - The New Yorker
Last summer, in Berkeley, California, librarians pulled roughly forty thousand books off the shelves of the public library and carted them away. The library’s director, Jeff Scott, announced that his staff had “deaccessioned” texts that weren’t regularly checked out.
libraries 
4 days ago
Craig Wright reveals himself as Satoshi Nakamoto | The Economist
FIVE months after Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist and businessman, was outed against his will as Satoshi Nakamoto, he says he is indeed the creator of bitcoin. On May 2nd he published a blog post offering cryptographic proof, backed up by other information, to make his case.
technology  weird 
4 days ago
PUNCH | Where Did the Cocktail Sidecar Come From?
Harry Craddock, the Prohibition-era bartender and author of the The Savoy Cocktail Book, was once asked how a cocktail should be consumed, to which he famously replied, “Quickly, while it’s still laughing at you.
drinks 
4 days ago
Was Donald Trump's Oreo Boycott Spurred by Competitor Hydrox? - Eater
In an election year, everything and anything becomes politically charged — even sandwich cookies. Donald Trump made headlines last August after declaring he would boycott Oreo after manufacturer Mondelez moved some of its production to Mexico.
politics 
5 days ago
Welcome Back, Fassionola: The Hurricane's Long Lost Ingredient | Tales of the Cocktail
The Hurricane reigns as one of New Orleans' most iconic cocktails. But like so many classic drinks, it’s been lacking in years when housemade, fresh ingredients were traded in for neon syrups that could be bought in a plastic bottle at your nearest convenient store.
drinks 
5 days ago
Underberg: The Cultish Digestif That Might Actually Work | Tales of the Cocktail
It all started at the fourth stop on a five-stop, all day bar crawl, when we noticed a little collection of tiny, paper-wrapped bottles hanging on a post behind the bar—and then a question. “Have you ever tried Underberg?” We hadn’t, but we did about a minute later.
drinks 
5 days ago
Classic Hurricane | Tales of the Cocktail
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
drinks 
5 days ago
The Science of Salinity in Cocktails | Tales of the Cocktail
It’s always been there. I mean really, how could we have missed it? We use it in cooking. We use it in baking. Even in the bartending world, it’s been staring us straight in the face with classics like the Greyhound and the Margarita.
drinks 
5 days ago
Creator of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur Dead at 39 - Eater
Sad news for the spirits world today: The creator of the wildly popular St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Robert J. Cooper, died Monday at the age of 39 in Santa Monica, Calif., according to the New York Times.
drinks 
5 days ago
Pub Notes: Gardens, Laughs, Soul Food and High-Rise Students | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
The Boulevard Gardening Club knows how to make digging and delving (almost) fun. They certainly have a good time with their annual Roving Garden Party, and the 2016 outing is concentrated along Pulaski Street, which has evolved into an intriguing mix of the old with the new, including gardens.
athens 
5 days ago
Grub Notes: Cafe on Prince to Close After Today, Piccolo's Sold and More Restaurant News | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Piedmont College's Cafe on Prince, which has been serving up good Southern cooking, cafeteria style, for some time now, will close after today, as Pete reported in Pub Notes. The college intends to repurpose the space for academics, which is understandable, even if a loss to good fried chicken.
athens 
5 days ago
Venceremos | Tales of the Cocktail
Gn Chan, who moved from Taiwan to the States four years ago and started his career at the legendary Angel's Share in New York, was raised in a family that did not drink.
drinks 
5 days ago
PUNCH | The Japanese Way to a Better Highball
Two weeks into my apprenticeship at a sake bar called Engawa in rural Ishikawa, a regular whom I’d befriended requested that I make him a highball. My lessons thus far had included washing glassware without rolling up my sleeves and unscrewing the cap of a sake bottle in a single, smooth motion.
drinks 
5 days ago
Get Better Sleep By Getting A Lot Less Of It
Bill and Melinda Gates were recently asked by Kentucky schoolchildren what superpower they wanted most. Bill said more energy; Melinda said more time. Even to the richest couple in the world, time is money.
health 
5 days ago
Why Preserved Lemons Belong on Your Shelf | Serious Eats
Fresh lemons are a workhorse in my kitchen, finding their way into everything from ice cream and tarts, to bitters and homemade cheese, to my go-to household cleaner.
cooking 
5 days ago
Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa' : NPR
It was a complex relationship. The second time we spoke, I kinda asked him, "I got to let you know, you're mad normal." And he laughed, and he said, "What, you think I wouldn't be?" And then one night, just out of the blue, he ambushed us.
entertainment 
5 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Five one-of-a-kind boutique destinations that favor authentic, highly localized design. Accommodations in the arty, high desert town of Marfa, Tex. include motels, vintage trailers and teepeed campgrounds — and now, the design-savvy Hotel Saint George.
neworleans  travel 
5 days ago
French strike set to disrupt Paris airports - France 24
A strike is set to disrupt air travel at Paris hubs on Thursday, with the civil aviation authority saying carriers should prepare to reduce services out of Orly, the capital’s second-largest airport, by 20 percent.
france 
5 days ago
Sigh: We May Have Already Reached Peak Geek | WIRED
Author Rob Salkowitz attended his first Comic-Con International in San Diego in 1997. Back then you could simply walk up to the convention center, buy a badge, and stroll inside.
entertainment 
5 days ago
F*** You, I Quit — Hiring Is Broken — Medium
Disclaimer: This is a story about my interview experience in the tech industry. No personal names will be used to preserve anonymity. The title refers to the industry as a whole, not to any particular company.
technology 
5 days ago
Michelle McNamara Dead: Writer and Wife of Patton Oswalt Dies at 46 - Hollywood Reporter
McNamara founded the website True Crime Diary, which covers both breaking stories and cold cases. NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died at her home in Los Angeles, according to Oswalt's publicist. McNamara was 46.
culture 
10 days ago
www.nytimes.com
WYOMING, Del. — By his own account, Toby Lopez was a supremely ordinary guy. He sold Toyotas and lived with his mother in a tidy rancher here with a cherry tree out front.
politics 
10 days ago
The Really Big One - The New Yorker
When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh.
science 
14 days ago
Intel announces “evolution” away from PC industry, “up to 12,000” layoffs | Ars Technica
Intel's Q1 2016 financial earnings report was paired with a major announcement of worldwide layoffs that will thin its global employment numbers by "up to 12,000" staffers.
technology 
15 days ago
Interview with OpenStack Summit speaker Daniel Izquierdo | Opensource.com
Daniel Izquierdo, co-founder of software development analytics provider Bitergia, has been analyzing data for his upcoming talk at OpenStack Summit in Austin. In this interview, he offers a preview of his talk Gender-diversity analysis of technical contributions in the OpenStack projects.
openstack 
15 days ago
Red Hat targets new OpenStack distribution at hybrid cloud environments | SiliconANGLE
Among the vendors that have reserved a booth at next week’s OpenStack Summit is Red Hat Inc., which is set to showcase several major enhancements to its distribution of the platform that were pre-announced today.
openstack  redhat 
15 days ago
22 Speedy Seafood Recipes for Hectic Weeknights | Serious Eats
Seafood isn't just nutritious and tasty—in most preparations, it also cooks up remarkably quickly.
cooking 
15 days ago
ttx:reloaded - How splitting the Design Summit enhances the development process
I was recently privately asked how I expected the split of the current OpenStack Design Summit into two different events to enhance the overall OpenStack development process. Here is the answer I gave...
openstack 
15 days ago
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8 Improves Cloud Manageability
The new cloud platform update integrates management capabilities and benefits from partner offerings including one from Dell.
openstack  redhat 
15 days ago
OpenStack Summit interview with Ildikó Váncsa | Opensource.com
Ildikó Váncsa wants to help you become a better OpenStack contributor. At the OpenStack Summit taking place this month in Austin, Texas, Ildikó aims to do just that.
openstack 
15 days ago
Postscript: Bill Campbell, 1940-2016 - The New Yorker
In the brief history of modern Silicon Valley, Bill Campbell, who died yesterday, at the age of seventy-five, is a giant. His various titles—Columbia football coach, Apple executive, co-founder of Go Corp., Intuit C.E.O.
technology 
15 days ago
Star Wars: Episode VIII 'leaked script' reveals rumoured plot twists | Film | The Guardian
Heavily spoiler-laden script rundown purports to reveal why Rey is so strong with the Force, and the return of Hayden Christensen as ghost of Anakin Skywalker The full plot of the next Star Wars movie and the true identity of Daisy Ridley’s mysterious Rey have reportedly been revealed
starwars 
15 days ago
Elizabeth Warren Just Trolled Ted Cruz and It Is Glorious
Before today’s New York primary, Republican candidate Ted Cruz sent a campaign email to his supporters in which he describes himself as a martyr who is making noble sacrifices for a greater cause. Unfortunately for Cruz, Senator Elizabeth Warren caught wind of this email.
politics 
15 days ago
The Rose Nose | Tales of the Cocktail
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, stir with ice until well chilled. Gently strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon twist and marigold flower on a cocktail pick. Add flowers and tea to a large container, top with vermouth.
drinks 
16 days ago
Grapefruit Wine Is France’s Latest Obsession - Eater
In 2011, a homemade cocktail from Southern France took the rest of the country by storm.
drinks 
16 days ago
Cumulus Networks Collaborates with Dell and Red Hat to Simplify 300+ Node OpenStack Pod | Cumulus Networks
Collaboration demonstrates the power of Linux by deploying Cumulus Linux and Red Hat OpenStack Platform on a 300+ node pod built with Dell servers and switches Cumulus Networks Collaborates with Dell and Red Hat to Simplify 300+ Node OpenStack Pod Collaboration demonstrates the power of Linux by de
redhat 
17 days ago
Man accidentally discovers 'perfectly preserved' Roman villa in his backyard | UK | News | The Independent
A man stumbled across a Roman villa in his back garden which is being hailed as the most significant discovery of its kind for a decade.  Luke Irwin, from Wiltshire, was laying an electricity cable in his barn when he uncovered a mosaic underground.
england  history 
17 days ago
Dell, Red Hat, Cumulus fire up 300-node OpenStack cluster with DevOps tools | SiliconANGLE
OpenStack deployments can be easily managed and deployed using open-source DevOps tools and networking solutions, as demonstrated in a new proof-of-concept (PoC) by Cumulus Networks, Dell Inc. and Red Hat Inc.
openstack  redhat 
17 days ago
www.usnews.com
NEW YORK (AP) — The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare. Most fliers buy simple roundtrip tickets and won't be affected.
travel 
17 days ago
Chinese researchers create Jia Jia – a super-lifelike 'robot goddess' | News | Lifestyle | The Independent
Chinese robotics researchers have created a humanoid robot named Jia Jia, who can move her arms, make different facial expressions, and respond to human conversation.
technology 
17 days ago
Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more | Aeon Essays
Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite.
startups  technology 
17 days ago
Cheeses You Can’t Find in America
Cheese making dates back more than 4,000 years and is believed to have originated in Asia, spreading to Europe and eventually the rest of the world.
food 
17 days ago
How NOT to Hire an Entirely Remote Workforce | {anonymous => 'hash'};
Recently there was an article in the Harvard Business Review about how a particular company hired a 100% remote work force.
management  telecommuting 
17 days ago
Avoiding the Dreaded Middle Seat May Now Cost You
As flying goes, the only thing more uncomfortable than sitting next to a couple having a spat on an airplane, Maury Rogoff learned, is sitting between that couple — especially when one partner prefers bare feet. Ms.
travel 
17 days ago
Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case | Ars Technica
The Supreme Court on Monday declined (PDF) to hear a challenge from the Authors Guild and other writers claiming Google's scanning of their books amounts to wanton copyright infringement and not fair use.
copyright  technology 
17 days ago
Learning something new about Oslo Versioned Objects | It's my life
If you work on an OpenStack project that is in the process of adopting Versioned Objects or has recently adopted them, like we have in Cinder, you’ve probably done some code reviews, and even implemented a couple of Versioned Objects yourself, and are probably thinking that you know your way aroun
openstack 
17 days ago
Ratchet and Clank review: A rollicking return run around the galaxy | Ars Technica
If I had to pick my PlayStation 2-era mascot of choice, Ratchet and Clank would top the list. Developer Insomniac's conscious blend of 3D platforming and third-person shooter spoke to me a whole lot more than Sly Cooper's sticky thievery and Jak and Daxter's “GTA Jr.
entertainment 
17 days ago
5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages | PCWorld
A while back we looked at several hacks for getting more out of your Gmail account. But as with all of Google’s services, there are always more tricks and features to uncover. Here are five that will help you better manage your messages.
email 
17 days ago
While the GOP worries about convention chaos, Trump pushes for ‘showbiz’ feel - The Washington Post
NEW YORK — The volatility of the Republican presidential race threatens to undermine the ­party’s July convention, putting potential donors on edge, raising security concerns and prompting some GOP politicians, including those in competitive reelection battles, to skip the Cleveland gathering
politics 
18 days ago
Donald Trump 2016: Watching My South Fall for Trump - POLITICO Magazine
The little white boy was 10 years old, maybe a few years younger. He wore jeans and a T-shirt and stood frozen next to a makeshift stage in the middle of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, as his older relatives, dressed in colorful Ku Klux Klan garb, yelled at a crowd through their bullhorns.
politics 
18 days ago
This week in OpenStack: April 18 - 24 | Opensource.com
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. There's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:
openstack 
18 days ago
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