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The Massachusetts city that sold time to the world
"Knowing what time it is might be something we take for granted now. But Waltham’s watch industry made it possible for everyone around the globe to know the correct time at a glance."
time  history  waltham  massachusetts  industry 
18 days ago
The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It
"What do Heartbleed, WannaCry, and million dollar iPhone bugs have in common?"
c++  programming  security  c  rust  swift 
25 days ago
Three Feet From God: An Oral History of Nirvana ‘Unplugged’
"Twenty-five years after the historic performance that became the band’s best-selling final album, we talked to producers, directors, musicians, and fans present for Kurt Cobain and Nirvana’s greatest performance"
music  nirvana  oralhistory  live  concerts  unplugged 
4 weeks ago
Aphex Twin's mask collapses
"After years of feeding the mystery machine, Richard D. James is offering us more pieces of himself"
music  interviews  aphextwin  rdj 
4 weeks ago
Post Malone is the perfect pop star for this American moment. That’s not a compliment.
"What Post Malone is selling is the chill-bro relatability of the third-most-sensitive member of a frat house, softly crooning acoustic guitar rap covers to seduce Gammas after a pledge paddling."
music  rap 
5 weeks ago
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: How the NIN Masterminds Balance Scoring and Touring
"Ahead of their appearance at Variety's Music for Screens summit, the pair took time out to discuss juggling scores for projects like "Watchmen" and "Mid90s" with an international Nine Inch Nails tour."
nin  nineinchnails  reznor  atticusross  movies  film  score  soundtrack  music 
6 weeks ago
How HBO Is Changing Sex Scenes Forever
"In the wake of #MeToo, the network hired an intimacy coordinator to make the filming of sex scenes on ‘The Deuce’ safe for all. Now, they’re doing it for every show and movie they produce"
hbo  television  tv  sex  davidsimon  thedeuce 
7 weeks ago
The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons
Neima Jahromi on the resurgent popularity of Dungeons & Dragons.
games  gaming  d&d  dungeonsanddragons  dnd  rpgs 
7 weeks ago
Introduction to pitchRx package
"The R package pitchRx provides tools for collecting Major League Baseball (MLB) Gameday data and visualizing PITCHf/x. This page provides a rough overview of it’s scope, but the RJournal article is more comprehensive. The source file used to generate this page is helpful to see how to embed pitchRx animations in to documents using knitr. If coding isn’t your thing, you might want to just play with my PITCHf/x visualization app!"
r  baseball  statistics  pitchfx  sabermetrics 
8 weeks ago
View Rick Stein's Obituary on delawareonline.com and share memories
"Wilmington - Rick Stein, 71, of Wilmington was reported missing and presumed dead on September 27, 2018 when investigators say the single-engine plane he was piloting, The Northrop, suddenly lost communication with air traffic control and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. Philadelphia police confirm Stein had been a patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was being treated for a rare form of cancer. Hospital spokesman Walter Heisenberg says doctors from Stein's surgical team went to visit him on rounds when they discovered his room was empty. Security footage shows Stein leaving the building at approximately 3:30 Thursday afternoon, but then the video feed mysteriously cuts off. Authorities say they believe Stein took an Uber to the Philadelphia airport where they assume he somehow gained access to the aircraft........."
obituary  funny  death  planes 
9 weeks ago
Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?
"A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers."
unitedstates  russia  government  collusion  tech  dns  domain 
9 weeks ago
The Donkey Refuge Where Burros Become Coyote-Kicking Livestock Guardians
"With the right training, feral donkeys go from zero to hero."
donkeys  awesome 
11 weeks ago
Andrew W.K.: Investigating The Mystery Of Steev Mike
"Let's start now. Or as close to now as can be defined in this conversation, between the time and place I am in as I write these words and the time and place you"
music  andrewwk  longreads  culture  identity  pranks  philosophy 
11 weeks ago
By Killing a Puppy, the Creators of John Wick Birthed a Franchise
"So do you need any backstory? Do you need another character to open a folder that says, ‘John Wick is a badass?’ Or would you rather just see it? Does Keanu Reeves have any credibility problem with John Wick? No. He is a badass."
film  movies  keanu  johnwick  awesome  action  directors 
12 weeks ago
Descend Into Great Britain’s Network of Secret Nuclear Bunkers
"And meet the determined enthusiast bringing them back to life."
nuclear  coldwar  britain  war 
september 2018
Oral History of the ‘Judgment Night’ Soundtrack: 1993’s Rap-Rock Utopia
"Members of Cypress Hill, Faith No More, Sonic Youth, Run-DMC and more look back on a genre-splicing cult classic"
music  history  fnm  faithnomore  rap  rock  oralhistory 
september 2018
The Men Who Have Taken Wiffle Ball to a Crazy, Competitive Place
"Ben McGrath reports on the games and equipment modifications of players in the Palisades Wiffle Ball League."
baseball  mlb  wiffleball  sports 
september 2018
Mod and Remainder are not the Same
"last week I found out something weird that I thought I would share: mod and remainder are not the same thing. The really fun thing about that statement is that there are a small fraction of people reading this, jumping out of their chairs saying “NO SHIT I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE FOREVER”."
"Shout out to mods-not-remainder crew! This one’s for you."
computerscience  math  mathematics  programming 
august 2018
In Soviet Russia Smartcard Hacks You
"The smart card stack is the piece of software on a computer system that interacts with smart cards (aka chip cards) when a card is inserted into a card reader. Imagine breaking into an IT-system by just inserting a manipulated card."
security  smartcard  hacks 
august 2018
Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas: Two Nerds From Canada
"Why ‘SCTV”s Bob and Doug McKenzie are the funniest guys on television"
sctv  comedy  history  mckenzie  greatwhitenorth 
august 2018
Is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Actually About Coming Out?
"This is comedian Guy Branum’s theory, as amusingly detailed in this exclusive excerpt from his new book, My Life as a Goddess."
music  queen  freddiemercury  gay 
august 2018
Growing Up Jobs - Lisa Brennan-Jobs Recalls Memories of Her Famous Father
"Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan were 23 when their daughter was born. Lisa Brennan-Jobs remembers the pride and pain of a childhood spent navigating the vastness between her struggling single mom and Apple’s mercurial founder."
apple  stevejobs  lisa  mac  history 
august 2018
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
"Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’"
fraud  mcdonalds  food  contests  crime  mafia  mob 
july 2018
“I Don’t Care If It Never Shows in a Theater”: Steven Soderbergh on sex, lies, and videotape, 4K HDR and the Studio System
Some films make a splash on their initial release and are largely forgotten just a few years later; others are ignored but rise in stature with the passage of time. Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 debut sex, lies, and videotape is one of those rare movies that was a phenomenon in its time and has only gotten better with age, a razor-sharp exploration of the ways in which we lie to each other and ourselves and an inquiry into what those lies say about our relationships, our desires, and our society as a whole. An extremely specific movie about a precise social class and cultural moment, it’s nevertheless a timeless study of issues that couldn’t be more pertinent to our current age, most notably in terms of the role technology plays in creating both distance and intimacy. It’s also impeccably acted, photographed, edited and directed, with a depth of feeling and an economy of expression that earns comparison with the best of Ingmar Bergman – not to mention Mike Nichols and Peter Bogdanovich, two
soderbergh  film  movies  bluray  hd  hdr  hdtv  history 
july 2018
Bourdain Confidential - The Anthony Bourdain Interview
""I find, again and again, just by spending the time, by asking very simple questions, people have said the most astonishing things to me.""
bourdain  food  interview 
july 2018
Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports - Only A Game
"Before 9/11, giant flags and flyovers were reserved for the Super Bowl. Today, they are commonplace. Even the players wear camouflage jerseys. The military is omnipresent. And it’s by design."
"The public accepts this as supporting the troops, but one group of individuals — the veterans themselves — is more skeptical. One voice stood out: William Astore's."
""They bring out a humongous flag," he says. "Military jets fly overhead, sometimes it’s a B-2 stealth bomber, sometimes it’s fighter jets.""
baseball  mlb  military  sports  america  usa  marketing 
july 2018
Review: A Counterfeit, $100 iPhone X
"We disassembled the phone and asked security researchers to probe it to find out what it is. Verdict: It's wild."
hardware  iphone  counterfeit  bogus  awesome  teardown  gear 
july 2018
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Art-Gallery Dupe Regrets Nothing (Except Her Dress)
This woman is wonderful.
"“I just don’t take myself as seriously as the politicians.”

"....."The greatest geniuses always offend."
tv  news  satire  art  television  funny 
july 2018
Download original files from the Plex web interface
"If you are using Plex, but you are not the owner of a server, the option to download a file is missing from the Plex web interface. This bookmarklet lets you download original files regardless if you are the server owner or not. It's like Direct Stream, but with a save button."
bookmarklets  plex  video  audio  movies  film  tv  hacks 
july 2018
The Results Of Taking A Fastball To The Nuts Are As Horrifying As You Can Imagine
"Back on May 5, our unfortunate Yadier Molina took a deflected 102-mph fastball directly to the dick and balls, organs which baseball decorum demand be dangled near home plate with alarming precarity. He was rushed into surgery for an injury that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch referred to as a “traumatic hematoma.” Given the location of trauma and subsequent bleeding, we can deduce that Yadi was whisked under the knife to deal with a scrotum full of blood."
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"So, what does a testicle expert think about Molina’s injury?"
baseball  mlb  injury  medicine  doctors  surgery  nuts 
july 2018
How Steve Albini Became a Poker Champion
"How legendary musician and producer Steve Albini won his first WSOP bracelet"
music  poker  albini  stevealbini 
july 2018
On The Origins, Use, And Meaning Of "Ass In The Jackpot"
"The emergence last month of a 2016 video featuring mic’d-up Terry Collins arguing with umpire Tom Hallion not only gave the world, if only briefly, a unique insight into how umps deal with enraged managers, but also its most prominent demonstration of a phrase that was, until that point, known by only a small, niche audience. This is the story of “ass in the jackpot.”"
baseball  language  history  davidsimon 
july 2018
Homebridge Sensors for Plex
"Homebridge Sensors for Plex is a plugin I’ve created in my spare time for the popular Homebridge server, which lets you create various sensors for Apple HomeKit that can be triggered by a playback in Plex. This allows you to automate HomeKit compatible devices with Plex in fun & useful ways."
plex  automation  homekit  apple 
july 2018
We Should Be Building Cities for People, Not Cars
"The way we live is shaped by our infrastructure—the public spaces, building codes, and utilities that serve a city or region. It can act as the foundation for thriving communities, but it can also establish unhealthy patterns when designed poorly."
car  environment  future  research  cities  design  transit  walking 
july 2018
The Things - Peter Watts - Clarkesworld Magazine
Peter Watts takes on Carpenters THE THING, but from the perspective of The Thing.
horror  scifi  film  movies  carpenter  shortstories  writing 
june 2018
Trent Reznor: ‘You’re seeing the fall of America in real time’
"He’s survived infamy, addiction and a foray into tech. Now the Nine Inch Nails frontman has swapped his self-loathing for shame at the state of the nation"
music  news  nin  nineinchnails  reznor  trump  america  usa 
june 2018
McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised
"Fifty years ago, 5 unmanned lunar orbiters circled the moon, taking extremely high resolution photos of the surface. They were trying to find the perfect landing site for the Apollo missions. They would be good enough to blow up to 40 x 54ft images that the astronauts would walk across looking for the great spot. After their use, the images were locked away from the public until after the bulk of the moon landings, as at the time they would have revealed the superior technology of the USA’s spy satellite cameras, which the orbiters cameras were designed from. The main worry was the USSR gaining valuable information about landing sites that the US wanted to use. In 1971 many of the images were released, but nowhere near to their potential quality, and mainly to an academic audience as public interest in the moon had waned. Up until 2008 most of the reported images from the project were the 1966 versions that were grainy and lower quality."
history  nasa  photography  space  moon 
june 2018
Confessions of a Disk Cracker: the secrets of 4am.
"As of February 2018, 4am has deprotected 1673 Apple II software titles, and that number is still climbing."
apple  cracking  history  piracy  preservation 
june 2018
Tony
"I was still on the sofa at four in the afternoon, still half-dressed, when I decided that my life could not be complete if I did not somehow become friends with Anthony Bourdain. My son, then a young teenager, also in his underwear, was as inert and transfixed as I was. We were both locked into the ninth or tenth consecutive hour of a Labor Day weekend marathon of Bourdain’s cultural-journey-through-food breakthrough show, “No Reservations.”"
bourdain  food  tonybourdain  davidsimon  treme 
june 2018
Don'€™t Eat Before Reading This
"A New York chef spills some trade secrets."
anthonybourdain  food  newyork  restaurant 
june 2018
OS X: Run any command in a sandbox
"Beside the pre-configured profiles, OS X's sandbox wrapper command sandbox-exec provides a flexible configuration syntax that allows one to create a customized sandbox that either blacklists or whitelists specific abilities of the application executed within."
mac  osx  security  macos  macosx  sandbox 
june 2018
My name is Wil Wheaton. I Live With Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety. I Am Not Ashamed.
"So. My name is Wil Wheaton, and I have Chronic Depression. It took me over thirty years to be able to say those ten words, and I suffered for most of them as a result. I suffered because though we in America have done a lot to help people who live with mental illness, we have not done nearly enough to make it okay for our fellow travelers on the wonky brain express to reach out and accept that help."
mentalhealth  depression 
june 2018
How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood
"The cult indie rapper smuggled his radical anticapitalism into his biting new film ‘Sorry to Bother You.’"
film  movies  music  thecoup  profiles 
may 2018
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley
"Twenty years ago, Microsoft tried to eliminate its competition in the race for the future of the internet. The government had other ideas."
business  history  antitrust  microsoft  billgates  legal 
may 2018
This Must Be David Byrne
"For over four decades, the rock 'n' roll icon has carved out a career by zagging when everyone else was zigging—whether with his band Talking Heads or with collaborators ranging from Brian Eno to St. Vincent. Now, with his first solo record in 14 years, Byrne is attempting his trickiest act of subversion yet: finding stuff to feel good about in 2018."
music  davidbyrne  talkingheads  interviews  profiles 
may 2018
How To: Tune a Guitar
An interactive audio guide with guitars and a little music theory.
audio  music  guitar  design 
may 2018
How to fix a computer that won't restart?
"Reboot your system, then try to restart your system to see if it works or not. If this is not working for you, repeat the same steps and try one of these lines instead:"
linux  bios  reboot 
april 2018
Encoding data in dubstep drops
"Dubstep songs are often criticized as sound extremely computer generated and often just too aggressive/“digital” for a lot of people to enjoy. It’s not uncommon for people to joke that they sound like someone had added a bassline and drums to modem noises
For some tracks this is truer than others. After all, it’s a genre with more aggressive interpretations and more relaxed ones.
But that had me thinking, how much effort would it be to actually embed machine readable data inside a dubstep track, while ensuring that the sound could be enjoyed by humans as well…"
audio  security  steganography  stegano  music  dubstep 
april 2018
We Tried It: Fenway Park’s New Jim Beam Dugout
"Ever wanted to watch the game mere inches from the Fenway dirt while spying on Dustin Pedroia? Now's your chance."
boston  redsox  baseball  mlb  fenway 
april 2018
What About “The Breakfast Club”?
Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than three decades ago.
culture  film  movies  metoo 
april 2018
Giving every Tor Hidden Service a IPv6 address
However tor2web has the downside in that it will only work for HTTP/HTTPS, even though onion services can be wrapped with any TCP port service!
To get around this, we can use IPv6 and its very large amount of IP addresses that are standard with a IPv6 deployment.
A Tor onion address is a 8 byte base32 encoded string (80 bits). Conveniently the minimum routable IPv6 block size is a /48 (80 bits of address space) meaning we can have a 1-1 mapping of .onion addresses to IPv6 addresses in a /48!
infrastructure  networking  onion  ipv6  cool 
april 2018
The Cheers Conspiracy
Before there was the place where everybody knows your name, there was Park St. Under, an eerily similar local sitcom. Did it quietly serve as the basis for the most famous TV show about Boston ever made?
march 2018
The Lottery Hackers
"Winning millions of dollars seemed as good a retirement plan as any."
gambling  lottery  massachusetts  michigan  statistics  math  probability 
march 2018
Ween’s The Mollusk Turns 20: An Oral History By Mickey Melchiondo
"A couple weeks ago, I received a text from my friend Mickey Melchiondo, asking if I’d be interested in putting together an oral history for the 20th anniversary of Ween’s album The Mollusk."
music  ween  history  oralhistory  themollusk  boognish 
march 2018
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country
"Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter."
article  archive  politics  money  fundraising  pinboard 
march 2018
'We Got to Be Cool About This': An Oral History of the LØpht
"Born from the Boston BBS scene of the 1980s, the L0pht emerged in the 1990s as one of the more influential hacker groups ever and helped spawn the security industry as we know it today."
bbs  history  boston  tech  computers  security 
march 2018
OpenBSD 6.2 VPN Endpoint for iOS and macOS
"The following instructions describe how to remotely connect to a network over an IPsec / L2TP VPN through an OpenBSD server, using native clients on macOS and iOS."
openbsd  vpn  security  apple  ios  ipsec 
march 2018
David Lynch Teaches Typing
"That typing tutor you like is coming is coming back in style!"
art  humor  lynch  davidlynch 
march 2018
Signal Foundation
"Today, we are launching the Signal Foundation, an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit created and made possible by Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, to support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous. In case you missed it, Brian left WhatsApp and Facebook last year, and has been thinking about how to best focus his future time and energy on building nonprofit technology for public good.

Starting with an initial $50,000,000 in funding, we can now increase the size of our team, our capacity, and our ambitions."
privacy  software  signal  crypto  encryption 
february 2018
HulkOutList
"....list of EVERY reason that Dr. David
Banner was driven to Hulk out."
comics  funny  tv  lists 
february 2018
crontab.guru
"An easy to use editor for crontab schedules."
linux  tools  unix 
february 2018
WRITING ‘THE SHINING’ – by Diane Johnson
"My own work with Kubrick in 1979 came about as a result of his read­ing my novel The Shadow Knows (1974), a psychological novel with certain connections to the detective story, in my mind dealing with racial issues and urban violence, or, in the minds of some readers, about the deteriorating state of mind of a young woman under stress who is perhaps, or perhaps not, being stalked. Kubrick had been browsing in the “horror” genre because he wanted, he said, to make the scariest move he could."
film  movies  kubrick  theshining  scripting  scripts  screenwriting  writing 
february 2018
‘May I, Papa?’: McDonald’s Is Releasing A New Fig And Ladyfinger McFlurry For Fancy Little Boys Who Desire A Treat - ClickHole
"Don your tartan-print leisure knickers and command Barkley to warm up the Rolls-Royce, because McDonald’s is releasing a toothsome new offering for America’s blue-blooded lads. In a press release this morning, the fast-food giant announced it is coming out with a new fig and ladyfinger McFlurry for fancy little boys who desire a treat."
mcdonalds  food  funny  humor  satire  fancylittleboys 
february 2018
The Star Wars posters of Soviet Europe
"Behind the Iron Curtain, artists created strikingly trippy ads for the saga, writes Christian Blauvelt."
starwars  foreign  film  movies  posters  awesome  soviet 
january 2018
How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At Once
The vulnerabilities behind the devastating Meltdown and Spectre attacks have existed for decades. Four groups of researchers independently found them within mere months of each other.
meltdown  security  spectre  intel  bugs  nsa  disclosure 
january 2018
I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter
"Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter, and so I feel compelled to make them. Batali is not the first powerful man to request forgiveness for “inappropriate actions” towards his coworkers and employees. He is not the most high profile, and he is ostensibly not even the worst offender. But he is the only one who included a recipe."
article  baking  archive  scandal  cooking  food 
january 2018
Wikipedia articles invented by a neural network
"I trained a character-level recurrent neural network (that is, it uses individual letters as building blocks) with a very small memory to prevent it from memorizing the small dataset so quickly. Even so, most of the generated names were either incomprehensible or memorized from the original dataset. Those that weren’t, however, fit right in. It turns out text-generating neural networks are great at mashups and non sequiturs."
treedonkey  donkey  ai  neuralnetworks 
january 2018
Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense?
"Before I get into why this "Agile" stuff is horrible, let's describe where Agile/Scrum can work. It can work for a time-sensitive and critical project of short duration (6 weeks max) that cross-cuts the business and has no clear manager, because it involves people from multiple departments. You can call it a "Code Red" or call it a Scrum or a "War Room" if you have a physical room for it. "
agile  development  management 
december 2017
THE LAST JEDI: Unlearning What We Have Learned
SPOILER ALERT:
"Rian Johnson's film teaches a better way of watching movies."
spoilers  starwars  rianjohnson  film  movies  scripts  jedi 
december 2017
She was a force: A ‘Star Wars’ fan remembers Leia, and the complicated woman who played her
"If Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi had trained Leia as a Jedi, the trilogy would be over in one movie — Leia is the use-eagles-to-fly-the-One-Ring-into-Morder option of the “Star Wars” universe. The reason they train Luke instead isn’t because they think he’s better; it’s because he’s expendable. If Vader cuts him down, they still have Leia."
starwars  carriefisher  leia  princessleia  film  movies  mentalillness 
december 2017
Goth So White? | Black representation in the Post-Punk scene
"Before post-punk and Goth in the early days of Punk, British film director, DJ and musician Don Letts pretty much ran the scene at The Roxy in London, spinning primarily reggae…"
music  history  postpunk 
december 2017
Postcards from the Futch
"Nothing looks like the past like talking about “the future” of the internet."
culture  future  internet 
november 2017
Managing SSH Access without Managing SSH Keys
"Everyone uses SSH to manage their production infrastructure, but it's really difficult to do a good job of managing SSH keys. Many organisations don't know how many SSH keys have access to production systems or how protected those keys are. A trusted SSH private key can be years old, unprotected by passphrase, and shared among multiple people who may not even work for you.

With some tooling and configuration SSH keys can be replaced with limited-use ephemeral certificates, issued centrally and with better access controls and automatic key expiration, solving many of the shortcomings of using SSH keys."
ssh  security  ops  sysadmin  certificates  pki 
november 2017
David Lynch on Another 'Twin Peaks' Return: "I've Learned Never Say Never"
"In his amiably evasive fashion, Lynch discussed his renewed love for television, the Twin Peaks season's ending, and more with The Hollywood Reporter."
davidlynch  twinpeaks  television  tv  film  movies  interviews 
november 2017
The Last of the Iron Lungs
"Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out of the end of the antique iron lung. On the other side, a motorized lever pulls the leather bellows, creating negative pressure that induces her lungs to suck in air."
health  history  life  disability  medicine  vaccines  polio 
november 2017
Scores of Cambridge restaurants paid six figures for a liquor license. Others got them for free
"It took years of hard work for Sumiao Chen to open her own restaurant in booming Kendall Square. She navigated a pricey real estate market, lined up financing, and created a menu of authentic Hunan cuisine that’s been drawing a crowd of young patrons since her summer launch.

But there’s one thing she finds galling: paying $200,000 for a liquor license that other Cambridge restaurant owners got for free."
restaurants  food  cooking  beer  wine  liquor  prc  cambridge 
november 2017
Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye
Interesting spec-future from Bob Lutz:
"Bob Lutz is a former vice chairman and head of product development at General Motors. He also held senior executive positions with Ford, Chrysler, BMW and Opel."
cars  ai  autonomousvehicles  automation  selfdriving 
november 2017
Five myths about Hollywood
"No, it wasn’t always a boys’ club, and studios never relished risk-taking."
movies  film  amynicholson  history  hollywood  cinema 
october 2017
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