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Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump
Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more,…
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15 days ago
Despite all the smears and distortions, this was a victory for hope | Gary Younge
Illustration by Robert G Fresson H ope, when given the encouragement and the space, can be a force more potent than despair. The leap of faith that it demands,…
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18 days ago
You’ll never guess where Russian spies are hiding their control servers
Enlarge Instagram A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years, has targeted governments around the world is experimenting with a clever new method that…
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19 days ago
Mark Ritson: ​How to win an election in seven complex steps - Marketing Week
As we head into the week of the general election the race seems to be narrowing. Just like the 2015 election there are various estimates of who will win what…
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20 days ago
“I was completely unprepared for releasing a game in the modern marketplace”
James Batchelor UK Editor Monday 5th June 2017 Share this article Recommend In June 2016, Chris Parsons of Revelation Games finally released Sol Trader, his…
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21 days ago
Armando Iannucci: We're a bloody difficult electorate
And so, we come to the endgame of Mrs May’s Terrible Adventure. The election was called because the Prime Minister didn’t like the fact that, on Brexit, other…
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21 days ago
We need to talk about Diane Abbott. Now. (EXPLICIT CONTENT) – JACK MONROE
This is not a recipe. I wrote this as a series of tweets today and readers asked for it as a blog post, so here it is. Our politics may differ, so feel free to…
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21 days ago
po-ru.com: Kick them out
Kick them out Voting for the Tories again, yeah? Before you go and cast your vote for the donkey in the blue rosette, just like always, please think about what…
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21 days ago
Appcanary - Simple Ain't Easy, but Hard Ain't Simple: Leaving Clojure for Ruby
By | May 22, 2017 on Programming , Ruby , Clojure In November 2016, I delivered a talk at RubyConf where I told the story of how we built the first version in…
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24 days ago
Simple and Happy; is Clojure dying, and what has Ruby got to do with it?
Simple and Happy; is Clojure dying, and what has Ruby got to do with it? Posted Thu, 25 May 2017 13:55:39 The past week or so a lot of discussion and…
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24 days ago
‘I wake at 2am worrying about the children’: the headteachers leaving Britain's schools
Mary Sandell at the Forest boys’ school in Berkshire is leaving after 30 years in teaching. Photograph: Mark Chilvers for the Guardian I t’s five in the…
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25 days ago
Trickle-down workaholism in startups – Signal v. Noise
“And then I said anyone not willing to break their backs working for me was a tourist!” If you want to understand why so many startups become infected with…
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27 days ago
The CLOSURE Companion • Steve Klabnik
August 19, 2013 Today is the fourth _why day . So I thought I’d say a few words about his final gift to the rest of us, CLOSURE . Be Skeptical First, a few…
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28 days ago
Why Did why the lucky stiff Quit?
…or, is this time well spent? Have you read _why ’s weird new print spool novella? Here you go: CLOSURE (a 58mb pdf, but oh so worth it) After famously…
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28 days ago
I Am Still Learning – Lauren Elizabeth Tan – Medium
via Unsplash I’m afraid I was afraid when I started college in Australia, 4,000 miles away from home. I spent 3 years in vocational design school, and the…
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29 days ago
How to understand Angela Merkel’s comments about America and Britain
THE CSU, the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s CDU, hosted a political rally in a tent in eastern Munich today. It was all very local and friendly: the…
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4 weeks ago
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life
When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the past.…
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4 weeks ago
Theresa May calls on tech firms to lead fight against online extremism
Theresa May will tell G7 leaders that more has to be done to tackle the threat posed by extremist content online.Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Theresa May…
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4 weeks ago
A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
REUTERS U.S President Donald Trump Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from…
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4 weeks ago
A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps
A YEAR OF GOOGLE & APPLE MAPS Google Maps’s Quiet Transformation, Apple Maps‘s ______? ⚠️ Tap or click any image to enlarge Shortly after I published my…
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4 weeks ago
Where terrorists go to chat – Hadley Beeman – Medium
One reason we form governments is to protect our communities. At the same time, our economy and human rights depend on private and encrypted online services.…
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4 weeks ago
Dick Grayson vs. Toxic Masculinity
Two weeks ago, DC announced an upcoming miniseries called Nightwing: The New Order by Kyle Higgins and Trevor McCarthy, an out-of-continuity story in which Dick…
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5 weeks ago
Deploy with haste: the story of rig – BuzzFeed Tech
This is a tale of infrastructure evolution. In the span of 12 months, we went from large, release-oriented deploys to an architecture and approach that enabled…
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5 weeks ago
Nigel Farage: "They Will Always Hate Me"
Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch. Nigel Farage is sitting in a black leather armchair in his European Parliament office in Brussels. In front of him is a…
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5 weeks ago
“No other journalist in the world has asked these questions”: The interview Nigel Farage won’t want you to read
In an extraordinary interview with German newspaper Zeit , Nigel Farage called the reporter a “nutcase”, told him he should be on a “comedy show”, and was “away…
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5 weeks ago
Stevey's Blog Rants: Why Kotlin Is Better Than Whatever Dumb Language You're Using
Why Kotlin Is Better Than Whatever Dumb Language You're Using Ah, clickbait. Where would the internet be without it? The answer will shock you! But seriously, I…
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5 weeks ago
“MP3 is dead” missed the real, much better story
If you read the news , you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now.…
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5 weeks ago
Follow the data: does a legal document link Brexit campaigns to US billionaire?
US billionaire Robert Mercer in Washington DC in March this year.Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post via Getty Images O n 18 November 2015, the…
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5 weeks ago
Your tech job posting is broken. Here’s how to fix it.
Over a year ago I wrote on the subject of empathetic hiring and how we’re still failing to make it efficient, respectful and inclusive. Changing employers can…
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5 weeks ago
A Remote Paradise Island Is Now a Plastic Junkyard
Henderson Island is about the most remote place you can visit without leaving the planet. It sits squarely in the middle of the South Pacific, 3,500 miles from…
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6 weeks ago
I Wrote a Faster Sorting Algorithm
I’ve talked to a few people about this, and the usual questions I get are all related to people not believing that this is actually faster.

Q: Isn’t Radix Sort…
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6 weeks ago
Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in
H alf a century ago, in the great hippie year of 1967, an acclaimed young American science fiction writer, Roger Zelazny, published his third novel. In many…
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6 weeks ago
Jonathan Blow: 'I want to make games for people who read Gravity's Rainbow'
Jonathan Blow: ‘The Thomas Pynchon of gaming.’Photograph: The Guardian In the summer of 2008, at the beginning of what would become a sort of revolution in…
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6 weeks ago
Rejection Letter - Charlie's Diary
Dear Mr Stross I'd like to apologize in advance, but after consulting with my colleagues in other departments at Reality Publishing Corporation, I'm afraid we…
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6 weeks ago
How to Accidentally Stop a Global Cyber Attacks | MalwareTech
How to Accidentally Stop a Global Cyber Attacks So finally I’ve found enough time between emails and Skype calls to write up on the crazy events which occurred…
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6 weeks ago
Winners and Losers of the Recent Nuclear Holocaust
The nation was recently rocked by retaliatory nuclear blasts that have turned much of America into a barren wasteland, decimating the population, triggering the…
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6 weeks ago
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
“The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[…] The risks at stake are profound…
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6 weeks ago
How To Talk Comedy Writer – Updated — Andy Riley | misterandyriley.com
Bull – coined by Sid Caesar. A line which diminishes the speaker’s status, against their intent. Example: “I don’t need anybody to help me look stupid.” (Via…
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6 weeks ago
Digital is something you are
Digital is something you are so let your people be digital I made these stickers a few weeks ago, to help the team I’m working with these days make a point and…
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6 weeks ago
The tragedy of 100% code coverage | IG Labs
It is funny how things turn around. ​For fifteen years I have been preaching TDD (Test-driven development, or as it used to be called: test-first approach), or…
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6 weeks ago
Why this movie is the most important of the Trump era | Jack Bernhardt
‘Nine Lives isn’t a film about Donald Trump. It’s a film to him.’Photograph: EuropaCorp G reat art speaks truth to power: Shakespeare’s King Lear, Picasso’s…
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6 weeks ago
JK Rowling Can Dream of Wizards But Not of a Better Future
A lack of imagination is perhaps not the most obvious thing to come after J.K. Rowling for. She's made up loads of things, after all. Literally thousands of…
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7 weeks ago
I Told You So. Are You Going To Listen To Me Now? (SPOILER: No)
YOUR choice THE moment Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader of the Labour Party for the first time I was writing in the library. I doubt there was a person in…
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7 weeks ago
what even is a "community engineer" even???
my position at fog creek as community engineer on the glitch team is new for both me and the company. glitch is a young product and i was hired to build a…
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7 weeks ago
Girly Show: The Oral History of Liz Phair’s ‘Exile In Guyville’
In 1993, no rock record was as divisive as Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville . With her 18-song double-LP debut, Phair pried the lid off her life and sang away…
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8 weeks ago
'I'm an ex-Facebook exec: don't believe what they tell you about ads'
‘The question is not whether this can be done. It is whether Facebook should apply a moral filter to these decisions.’Photograph: Noah Berger/AP F or two years…
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8 weeks ago
A dangerous new era in British foreign policy: Talk at Stop the War annual conference
by Mark Curtis What an extraordinary time this is: Surely the most dangerous era since the new cold war of the early 1980s when the US elected a neocon madman…
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8 weeks ago
Programming as a Way of Thinking
Programming has changed. In first generation languages like FORTRAN and C, the burden was on programmers to translate high-level concepts into code. With modern…
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8 weeks ago
I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK - HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED
It’s the offseason around these parts, and one of the essential things we do every offseason is revisit our diet and exercise. Healthy living and careful…
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8 weeks ago
Discovering My Family's Holocaust History
Hello, I’m normally a fairly upbeat chap and, if you follow my career, you’ll know I try quite hard to make history entertaining and enjoyable. I am not above…
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8 weeks ago
Allo Darlin // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO
Walking the myriad of corridors backstage at The Scala, there’s a dichotomy brewing. On one hand, there’s an almost eerie sense of calm and quiet and on the…
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8 weeks ago
Garden bridge across Thames scrapped by Sadiq Khan
Artist’s impression of the bridge. The project was initially estimated at £60m but a report said it was likely to end up costing more than £200m.Photograph:…
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8 weeks ago
Video Games Are Better Without Stories
A longstanding dream: Video games will evolve into interactive stories, like the ones that play out fictionally on the Star Trek Holodeck . In this hypothetical…
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8 weeks ago
Gazoo.vrv
I’ve been considering removing comments from this blog for a while; mainly because the site doesn’ttrigger much discussion and I didn’t like keeping the…
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9 weeks ago
The coming British bloodbath: Theresa May’s “snap election” will be an epic disaster for the left. But why?
British politics has gone horribly wrong. Not as outrageously, garishly wrong as American politics — our version of the post-liberal neo-nationalist horror show…
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9 weeks ago
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
Can we fix it?

Institutions can be destroyed quickly; they take a long time to build.

A lot of what we call ‘disruption’ in the tech industry has just been…
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9 weeks ago
Was Fake CENTCOM Spokesman Trump, Stephen Miller, Or Random Breitbart Commenter?
Share Mail Hello! I am a very great, very professional spokesman for CENTCOM, believe me! So now that we’ve got the adventure of the Carrier Battle Group That…
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9 weeks ago
In search of the Withnail & I locations 30 years on
Three decades after the release of the cult British comedy, we go on holiday by mistake… Updated: 11 April 2017 Withnail & I (1987) Hitting the ripe old age of…
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9 weeks ago
How to survive the election campaign of doom
Theresa May doing what she has said all along she wouldn’t do.Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA W hat a bizarre situation to find ourselves in: when Theresa May called…
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9 weeks ago
Stop More Bugs with our Code Review Checklist
In our blog about effective code reviews , we recommended the use of a checklist. Checklists are a great tool in code reviews – they ensure that reviews are…
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10 weeks ago
Greens call for electoral pact with Labour and Lib Dems to defeat Tories
Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley: ‘The times we are living in require leaders to be courageous and visionary.’Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Green…
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10 weeks ago
Green Party calls for talks with Labour and Lib Dem leaderships over anti-Tory alliance
Caroline Lucas is the Green Party’s sole MP, for Brighton Pavilion (Rex) Rex The Green Party called for talks with the leaderships of Labour and the Liberal…
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10 weeks ago
seriously, the guy has a point
I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial…
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10 weeks ago
Steve Hilton: 'I’m rich, but I understand the frustrations people have'
‘Rich people really, really don’t get it’ … Steve Hilton.Photograph: Robert Gumpert for the Guardian S teve Hilton’s office looks so typically San-Fran…
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10 weeks ago
My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers
What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That there exists…
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11 weeks ago
Will London Fall?
London may be the capital of the world. You can argue for New York, but London has a case. Modern London is the metropolis that globalization created. Walk the…
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11 weeks ago
The Majestic Monolith – Signal v. Noise
DHH Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), NYT Best-selling author of REWORK and REMOTE, and Le Mans class-winning racing…
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11 weeks ago
mjg59 | A quick look at the Ikea Trådfri lighting platform
Ikea recently launched their Trådfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible…
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11 weeks ago
Don't say you're a "thought leader", just show you can think
Don't say you're a “thought leader” just show you can think If you want to be good at “thought leadership”, the last thing you should do is say on your home…
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11 weeks ago
5 further pitches by the creatives behind that Pepsi ad
1. Spotify resolves the Israel/Palestine conflict. The Jerusalem skyline. An Israeli Arab and an Israeli Jew find themselves at the same party. They look at…
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11 weeks ago
Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review
The scene of the crime: Le Cinq at George V Hotel.Photograph: Grégoire Gardette Le Cinq, Four Seasons Hôtel George V, 31 avenue George V, 75008 Paris (00 331 49…
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11 weeks ago
bliki: OrmHate
There is a lot of truth to these charges, but such charges miss a vital piece of context. The object/relational mapping problem is hard. Essentially what you…
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11 weeks ago
Should you get the guacamole on your burrito? A price analysis of your favorite foods
The restaurant business is notoriously tough, and owners have a myriad of costs ranging from health permits to commercial rent. On average, 30% of a restaurants…
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11 weeks ago
Being a software engineer is so much more than just ‘coding’.
I started to learn to code as a hobby about 2 and 1/2 years ago and about a year later I decided I wanted to change careers (I was a media planner for a TV…
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11 weeks ago
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees
The company document states that Deliveroo couriers’ outfits must be described as ‘kit’, not ‘uniform’.Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images Managers…
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11 weeks ago
Infrastructure 101
Infrastructure 101 or, 1,001 Fun Ways Mastodon Could And Probably Will End Badly by Lexi Summer Hale ( @velartrill ) First, some history. A year or so ago,…
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