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All you need is publish — The Message — Medium
Craig Mod: "Whether you own your URL or not, your own app or not, whether you Tumblr or Wattpad, just publish. Export often? Yes. Backup feverishly? Of course. But publish everything everywhere. Anything anywhere."
internet  writing  *****  via:jbushnell  design  manifesto  independent  indie 
11 minutes ago
Making 'Seamless Transitions'
James Bridle discusses the making of his new project, Seamless Transitions, an examination of three sites that are part of the UK's immigration system. He describes it as being "about the unaccountability and ungraspability of vast, complex systems: of nation-wide architectures, accumulations of laws and legal processes, infrastructures of intent and prejudice, and structural inequalities of experience of understanding."
uk  projects  law  infrastructure  ***  immigration  representation  art  architecture 
16 hours ago
The Most Successful Creative People Constantly Say 'No'
Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know.

We are not taught to say “no.” We are taught not to say “no.” “No” is rude. “No” is a rebuff, a rebuttal, a minor act of verbal violence. “No” is for drugs and strangers with candy.

Creators do not ask how much time something takes but how much creation it costs. This interview, this letter, this trip to the movies, this dinner with friends, this party, this last day of summer. How much less will I create unless I say “no?”

A sketch? A stanza? A paragraph? An experiment? Twenty lines of code? The answer is always the same: “yes” makes less. We do not have enough time as it is. There are groceries to buy, gas tanks to fill, families to love and day jobs to do.
creativity  howto  tips  ***  productivity  time 
yesterday
Jacobin
Capitalism is an extremist ideology. We have forgotten this in America, where the economic system that’s stifled our democracy and bankrupted our communities is presented to us from birth as right, inevitable, enduring, and unquestionable.

For many, a just and well-functioned government is hard to imagine after years of political gridlock and corruption. I recognize that it’s asking a lot to imagine that things could be different, much less better. We’ve been conditioned to accept that the state is inherently incompetent, that free markets are inherently optimal, and that private wealth and consumption are the only drivers of growth. These pernicious fallacies are self-fulfilling prophecies. We must end them by ending our belief in them.
capitalism  socialism  politics  twitter  *** 
yesterday
Why Americans Don't Care About Prison Rape
In contrast, the National Crime Victimization Survey, also a product of the BJS, found that the rate of rape and sexual assault among free women was 1.3 per 1,000 females over the age of 12 in 2012, meaning that a prisoner’s likelihood of becoming a victim of sexual assault is roughly thirty times higher than that of any given woman on the outside. Allen J. Beck, a senior statistician at BJS, confirmed to The New York Review of Books that nearly 200,000 people total were sexually violated in American detention facilities in 2011. One of the persistent myths surrounding sexual violence inflicted upon prisoners is that other inmates are chiefly responsible; according to the BJS, inmates in state and federal prisons and local jails all reported greater rates of sexual victimization involving staff than other inmates. Despite all this, sexual assaults that take place within prisons are generally not factored into national crime statistics, as if they are somehow expected.
prison  usa  rape  law  ***  crime 
yesterday
Narrowbody engines: divergent paths to a common destination
The physics of the desired engine performance are not open to dispute: the greater the propulsive efficiency and thermal efficiency of the engine, the lower the specific fuel consumption. Less fuel burned equals lower operating costs and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. How manufacturers boost one or both efficiencies determines the architecture of the new engine and is open to much debate.

Propulsive efficiency, the ratio of energy converted to thrust, increases with fan diameter and bypass ratio (the ratio of bypass flow to core flow), which typically means designing a larger fan and smaller core that accelerates a larger amount of air more slowly (low fan pressure ratio). While turboprop or open rotor designs can achieve the highest possible propulsive efficiency, roughly 92%, a turbofan (ducted fan) engine is typically limited to 70-80%, the efficiency increasing with fan diameter and bypass ratio.

From a design perspective, a larger fan means a heavier engine to hold the larger fan and more drag from the increased frontal area, plus aircraft integration impacts. Engine makers and airframers during the design phase of a project perform an engineering trade-off study, looking for the sweet spot where an engine's specific fuel consumption generates the best combination of engine weight, drag and aircraft fuel burn.
airplane  aircraft  design  ***  efficiency  aeriality  aeromobility 
5 days ago
Urban Studies
For possible publication.
journal  article  ***  publishing 
5 days ago
Interview with Abe Burmeister – Experiments In Motion
For Outlier—probably 98% of the time—our work is about designing to maximize mobility. Over the past 40 years or so, there's been a real shift in clothing design, with it becoming an almost purely visual design process. You have somebody who's a designer just drawing out a sketch and then sending it off to someone who will turn it into a technical drawing. There are always samples made, and sometimes they fit on real people—though sometimes they just fit on a form. But a lot of garments are designed not to look good when you wear them, but to look good when they're hanging in the store.
clothing  mobility  outlier  motion  movement  ***  interview 
6 days ago
The case for faculty self-governance | An und für sich
As Gerry Canavan has eloquently pointed out, the perpetual crisis mentality of higher ed is an indication that the very large and expensive management class that has taken over universities in recent decades is an utter failure. Well-managed universities should not need significant “flexibility” in their course offerings semester to semester, for example, nor should they be blindsided by demographic trends that were easily predictable decades ahead of time. Gerry notes, of course, that the apparent “failure” of the autonomous administration class actually reflects a success on another level: they want to destroy the traditional university, and using constant crises to force budget cuts is a great way to destroy anything.
administration  management  public-policy  ****  politics  capitalism  crisis  academic-culture  education 
6 days ago
For Profit Colleges Are The Real Villain
This won’t be a surprise to those who know how these for-profits operate. They represent a revenue-maximizing industry which game the federal student aid programs for the poor and for veterans. Corinthian obtained $1.4 billion in federal grant and loan dollars in 2010 alone, more than the 10 University of California campuses combined for that same year. We could and should be getting more for our money.

Moreover, the industry specifically targets vulnerable, poor, minority single mothers online with misleading ads promising an easy degree and a new life. Once they have a phone number, they have trained recruiters repeatedly call and “poke the pain” of their targets.
college  profit  ***  community.college  education 
6 days ago
Ink Manager: Never Forget This Step Before Exporting a PDF
Talk to any printer and they’ll tell you: Designers are forever sending them PDF and InDesign files with spot colors when they really want process colors. Please: do yourself and your printer and everyone around you a favor and learn two things:

How to work with spot colors properly;
And even more important: Open the Ink Manager each and every time you export a PDF or send a file to a print provider!

You can tell how important the Ink Manager is by the fact that you can open it from five different places: the Swatches panel menu, the Separations Preview panel menu, the Export PDF dialog box, the Export EPS dialog box, and the Print dialog box.
printing  cmyk  spot  howto  tutorial  ***  graphic.art  design 
7 days ago
The Paradox of Empathy | Scott Jenson
"Designers will be the first to admit that not every empathic observation leads to a miraculous insight. However, it’s called “Design Thinking” for a reason: it’s how we process and explore, taking a complex problem and breaking it down before we build it back up. Product managers seem to expect a designer to walk up to a product, say something brilliant, and drop the mic. Experienced designers deeply understand a simple fact: design isn’t a deliverable, it’s a process. A process paved with dozens of small empathic observations that lead you, slowly, iteratively to a better product."
Scott_Jenson  2015  design  design_thinking  empathy 
8 days ago
How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where That Malaysia Airlines Plane Is?
In the year since the vanishing of MH370, I appeared on CNN more than 50 times, watched my spouse’s eyes glaze over at dinner, and fell in with a group of borderline-obsessive amateur aviation sleuths. A million theories bloomed, including my own.
conspiracy  russia  theory  aeriality  aviation  ***  2015 
9 days ago
John James Audubon's Birds of America | Audubon
RT @audubonsociety: You can now download high-res John James Audubon Birds of America prints for free:
**  animals  birds  illustration  free  todownload 
9 days ago
The Blizzard
A nifty little football (soccer) quarterly.
magazines  magazine  ***  gift  uk  football  soccer  literature  sports 
22 days ago
We are scholars/experts on Ancient Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible - ask us anything!
" Gathered here today are some of the finest experts on early Judaism and Christianity that the land of Reddit has to offer. Besides some familiar faces from /r/AskHistorians[1] , you'll see some new faces – experts from /r/AcademicBiblical[2] who have been temporarily granted flair here."
ama  reddit  questions  ****  religion  history  philosophy  ancient 
22 days ago
Fangraphs chat answer on projections and enjoyment of the game
11:06
Comment From Kinbote
Can you articulate your philosophy on projections. We can’t (and wouldn’t want) 100% accuracy, so what is the point? Does it lead to a deeper enjoyment of the game for you?

11:07
Jeff Sullivan: It does lead to a deeper enjoyment, and if it weren’t for the projections, we wouldn’t have any idea of what to expect. Much of the time, the projections provide a good-enough idea, and that informs our thoughts on players and transactions. But the projections are also off often enough to keep baseball mysterious, and that unpredictability gives us something to keep working toward. It’s the carrot that drives us forward — how can we get incrementally better? If you always have something you’re working for, you’ll have fewer issues feeling motivated.
baseball  statistics  future  *** 
september 2014
Mechanic Theatre demolition finally underway - Baltimore Business Journal
Our professions, markets, and societies fail when we neglect, then demolish, historically significant architecture: )
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september 2014
(500) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/07/a-plague-on-one-house/
"To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation."
from twitter_favs
july 2014
No Contest
Russia and/or Ukr rebels may be responsible for heinous & tragic act, but US & EU policy has been foolish & feckless.
from twitter_favs
july 2014
(500) http://daily.sightline.org/2014/07/08/are-you-planning-to-have-kids-part-1/
Very informative post on how to make a family-friendly city (For residents, not tourists.)
from twitter_favs
july 2014
How To Talk To Babies About Marxist Theory
Pretty good: How to talk to babies about Marxist theory
from twitter_favs
july 2014
Twitter / RyanNewYork: Portraits of homeless LGBT ...
Portraits of homeless LGBT youth looking for families -->
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june 2014
Going Up? |
Without the “vertical railways” of the elevator, major cities would be radically different social spaces.
from twitter_favs
june 2014
Twitter / DonaldClarke63: The new Foyles bookshop in ...
The new Foyles bookshop in what was St Martin's College of Art is rather lovely.
from twitter_favs
june 2014
Drones could be delivering pizzas and jobs to Utah
Surge of a drone-industrial-complex: projected by 2025 to bring 100,000 new jobs to the U.S., and value about $82b.
from twitter_favs
june 2014
[Reportage] A worker’s body is stolen : National : Home
Read how Samsung treats its workers, even dead ones, and you might reconsider the giant company for your next phone.
from twitter_favs
may 2014
Twitter / joyfulcarla: yes, I see that too @onedeelikeme ...
yes, I see that too & becoming a pArent is what birthed my anti-authority praxis.
from twitter_favs
may 2014
Why Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier -- and Smarter | Alternet
“Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls.”
from twitter_favs
may 2014
Letters from a Skeptic by Gregory A. Boyd
Jacques Ellul’s 76 Reasonable Questions to Ask About Any Technology:
from twitter_favs
may 2014
Ebbets Field Flannels Joe Louis Brown Bombers 1940 Grey / Brown Authentic Ball Cap
If a hat is 7.25 or 7.5 on your site, what are the US equivalents? Opumo's size guide appears mistaken.
from twitter
may 2014
I am Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland - Ask Me Anything. : IAmA
Yikes. Gov. O'Malley tanked his Reddit AMA this morning:

Compare it to, say, Ethan Hawke's:
from twitter
may 2014
I am Ethan Hawke - AMAA : IAmA
Yikes. Gov. O'Malley tanked his Reddit AMA this morning:

Compare it to, say, Ethan Hawke's:
from twitter
may 2014
Twitter / baltimoresun: NEW VIDEO: Citizen videographer ...
RT : NEW VIDEO: Citizen videographer Nicholas Reyes recorded yesterday's landslide as it happened:
from twitter
may 2014
26th Street landslide as it happened [Video] -- baltimoresun.com
RT : NEW VIDEO: Citizen videographer Nicholas Reyes recorded yesterday's landslide as it happened:
from twitter
may 2014
Twitter / Selintifada: for the next person that tells ...
for the next person that tells me being white has "nothing to do with media coverage"
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may 2014
New Series
“I’m interested in [typefaces] as products of industrial design, as one might be interested in light bulbs or nails.”
from twitter_favs
april 2014
Twitter / winglets747: Battle of the Heathrow ...
Battle of the Heathrow roundabouts: Emirates has an A380, Turkish a giant globe but now Etihad has 3(!) 787s
from twitter_favs
april 2014
Three Things About the Donald Sterling Tape - YouTube
Jay Smooth = so good. Here he relates race & gender essentialism (& the Sterling tape).

/v
from twitter
april 2014
Must C: Conclusion | MLB.com
I watched this again & again to see the reactions of all the players (& the first base coach).
from twitter
april 2014
Twitter: The Next Great American Novel - The Rumpus.net
RT : Is Twitter helping to create a generation of prolific writers?
from twitter_favs
april 2014
Why Are Search-and-Rescue Drones Grounded? - IEEE Spectrum
Search-and-rescue drone operators facing legal challenges from the FAA are now pushing back:
from twitter_favs
april 2014
Why We’re in a New Gilded Age by Paul Krugman | The New York Review of Books
“America two decades from now could be a rentier-dominated society even more unequal than Belle Époque Europe.”
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april 2014
Twitter / jordanclaire: @gpe your last tweet came ...
your last tweet came approximately ten seconds after I asked g if he would relinquish my laptop...
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march 2014
Twitter / REAS: Since I started this there, ...
Since I started this there, I'll attempt to finish it here -- left or right? And thank you for the feedback today.
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march 2014
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