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What's actually going on with the BBC and Brexit bias?
BBC head office, London | Copyright: iStock By Mike Galsworthy The last few months have seen a bad-tempered debate kick off between the BBC and many figures who…
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4 days ago
farewell to frp
The Elm Architecture is a simple pattern for architecting web apps. Itis the standard way to write Elm code, and with derivatives like Redux, it isbecoming a…
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5 days ago
The Commonwealth delusion: why “Empire 2.0” is no substitute for the EU
For decades, the Commonwealth was regarded as an antiquated relic. Unlike the EU and Nato, the association of 53 countries (almost all former British colonies)…
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5 days ago
David Lammy: ‘Kids are getting killed. Where is the prime minister? Where is Sadiq Khan?’
‘I think we’ve come to normalise it – we think of gun and knife crime among teenagers as normal. And it is not’ … David Lammy.Photograph: Graeme Robertson for…
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5 days ago
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
The enzymes could enable plastic bottles to be fully recycled for the first time.Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images Scientists have created a mutant…
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5 days ago
Can science fiction predict our economic future?
Fantastic Library founder Thomas Le Blanc has built a sci-fi and fantasy collection of more than 280,000 titles over the past three decades. - Andreas Reeg for…
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7 days ago
'Was the Brexit poll compromised? We may need a public debate about that'
Conservative MP Damian Collins, chairman of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, which has made a mark investigating the use of drugs in…
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7 days ago
Why ‘The Simpsons’ response to the Apu controversy was so heartbreaking
Dana Schwartz is a Los Angeles-based EW correspondent who predominately covers TV and film. In 2017, comedian Hari Kondabolu wrote and starred in a documentary…
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12 days ago
The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user
I recently received an email from Netflixwhich nearly caused caused me to add my card details to someone else’s Netflix account.Here I show that this is a new…
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14 days ago
What About “The Breakfast Club”?
It’s hard for me to understand how John Hughes (in glasses) was able to write with so much sensitivity, and also have such a glaring blind spot. Photograph from…
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15 days ago
Understanding a Ruby WAT - Software Developer
In my last post, I really tried to write about devops since that is what I’m currently doingprofessionally. But, it just doesn’t tickle my brain. If you, my…
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17 days ago
AirPods and the Three Stages of Apple Criticism – ReThink Reviews – Medium
It’s rare for critics, commentators, and especially commenters to admit that they were wrong. One reason is that they are rarely asked to, and being wrong —…
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17 days ago
Emmanuel Macron Talks to WIRED About France's AI Strategy
On Thursday, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, gave a speech laying out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country. The French…
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19 days ago
Christopher Steele's Other Report: A Murder In Washington
This is Part Seven of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part One: Poison In The System Part Two: From Russia With Blood Part Three: The Man Who Knew Too Much Part…
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20 days ago
Police File Exposes Holes In The Investigation Into US Death Of Putin’s Media Czar
BuzzFeed News This is Part Six of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part One: Poison In The System Part Two: From Russia With Blood Part Three: The Man Who Knew…
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20 days ago
High-Profile Russian Death In Washington Was No Accident — It Was Murder, Officials Say
This is Part Five of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part One: Poison In The System Part Two: From Russia With Blood Part Three: The Man Who Knew Too Much Part…
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20 days ago
AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle
Play Video 13:04 Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles' – video ‘F ind Christopher Wylie.” That instruction…
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21 days ago
The Death Of The Spy In The Bag Is One of 14 Suspected Hits Linked To Russia
This is Part Four of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part One: Poison In The System Part Two: From Russia With Blood Part Three: The Man Who Knew Too Much Part…
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21 days ago
Britons in Europe 'entirely in the dark' over post-Brexit status
People wearing EU flags at a rally in London in 2017. After Brexit, Britons living in an EU27 country will technically become third-country…
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21 days ago
The Man Who Knew Too Much
In a bizarre twist, after the suicide verdict there was one entity still eager to connect Puncher’s death to the Litvinenko inquiry: the Russian government.…
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22 days ago
Elapsed time with Ruby, the right way - DNSimple Blog
When you want to calculate the elapsed time with Ruby, what do you usually do? starting = Time . now # time consuming operation ending = Time . now elapsed =…
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23 days ago
Excerpts from My Upcoming Novel, Ready Player Two: Girl Stuff
“Wow, Felicity,” he said. My Internet name was Felicity, after the coolest American girl doll. “I never met someone who knew so much about Harry/Draco before.”…
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23 days ago
No, I’m not angry with Jeremy Corbyn because I want him to lose
First I didn’t want Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour leader because I didn’t think he could win an election. Then I didn’t like his leadership, partly because I…
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25 days ago
Next phase of separation of job titles in web development
I never liked doing back-end programming. For me it was the means to an end, something that more logical persons loved to solve in order to help our apps do…
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26 days ago
Avoid Else, Return Early
Avoid Else, Return Early → tldr; Return as soon as you know your method cannot do any more meaningful work Reduce indentation by using if/return instead of a…
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27 days ago
Netflix Needs to Switch to Making Marvel Movies (And Not Series)
Photos: NETFLIX ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps We’re eight seasons into Netflix ‘s Marvel Universe and the most recent one, Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2,…
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4 weeks ago
‘I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower
The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle.…
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4 weeks ago
Protecting Against HSTS Abuse
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a security standard that provides a mechanism for web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure…
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4 weeks ago
Fair Is Not the Default
This essay was adapted from a TEDx talk by the same name, and has been edited and revised by the author. In an otherwise lovely photo of a crowd in Venice’s San…
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4 weeks ago
Some Very Entertaining Plastic, Emulated at the Archive | Internet Archive Blogs
It’s been a little over 4 years since the Internet Archive started providing emulation in the browser from our software collection; millions of plays of games,…
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4 weeks ago
The Lottery Hackers
Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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4 weeks ago
Poison In The System
This is Part One of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Part Two: From Russia With Blood Part Three: The Man Who Knew Too Much Part Four: The Secrets Of The Spy In…
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5 weeks ago
Becoming a 10x Developer
10 Ways to be a Better Teammate March 12, 2018 When I was first learning to play water polo, a coach told me something I’ve never forgotten. He said, “Great…
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5 weeks ago
'Its soul was lost somewhere': inside the demise of NME
The final issue ... NME closed its print edition after 66 years.Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images W hen the Manic Street Preachers formed in Blackwood,…
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5 weeks ago
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous
On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s always good fun…
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5 weeks ago
Who I want to work for – keavy – Medium
I work at GitHub, as a senior engineer. I’m not looking for a job. But I have been thinking about leadership and what I’ve appreciated most from various bosses…
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6 weeks ago
The Observer view on Theresa May’s Brexit speech | Editorial
A bad deal for Britain: Theresa May delivers her watershed Brexit speech at the Mansion House in London on Friday, 2 March 2018.Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Be in…
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7 weeks ago
How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop
Europe’s imminent privacy overhaul means that we all have to become more diligent about what data we collect, how we collect it, and what we do with it. In our…
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7 weeks ago
Is Microtransit a Sensible Transit Investment? — Human Transit
It’s “microtransit week” at Human Transit. Last weekend I asked if microtransit is a new idea and whether this matters . I’ve also explored the question of…
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7 weeks ago
February 28th DDoS Incident Report
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 GitHub.com was unavailable from 17:21 to 17:26 UTC and intermittently unavailable from 17:26 to 17:30 UTC due to a distributed…
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7 weeks ago
GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded
On Wednesday, at about 12:15 pm ET, 1.35 terabits per second of traffic hit the developer platform GitHub all at once. It was the most powerful distributed…
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7 weeks ago
A techie’s rough guide to GDPR
[This was originally written for my upcoming book Future Ethics , but might be too boring to make the final draft. I must stress this post does not constitute…
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7 weeks ago
Seniority in design – Ben Holliday – Medium
It’s no secret that design is an industry of inflated job titles, but what makes a designer ‘senior’? For everyone, a certain level of professional practice is…
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7 weeks ago
Third party CSS is not safe
Posted 27 February 2018 A few days ago there was a lot of chatter about a 'keylogger' built in CSS . Some folks called for browsers to 'fix' it. Some folks dug…
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7 weeks ago
“The Sandman Murder”: A Crime, a Comic, and a Creator’s Conscience
Published by DC Comics in 1990, The Sandman #19 , entitled “ A Midsummer Night’s Dream ,” is arguably one of the best single issues of the acclaimed series; in…
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7 weeks ago
The Final, Terrible Voyage of the 'Nautilus'
On May 3, 2008, a sunny Saturday in Copenhagen, a crowd gathered along a dock to watch a 58-foot submarine be lowered into the water. Part art project, part…
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8 weeks ago
The Mess at Meetup
Illustration: Sam Woolley/Gizmodo Meetup was supposed to be different. While much of the tech industry struggled to create inclusive work environments and free…
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8 weeks ago
Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries
Renault Join us on Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for a daily roundup of what's happening in tech delivered straight to your inbox. Renault has launched…
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8 weeks ago
"You really don't know what feigned surprise is?"
Image: www.publicdomainpictures.net I'm completely comfortable admitting the things I don't know. Well, pretty comfortable at least :-) I try to do it a lot.…
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8 weeks ago
The UK will block online porn from April. Here's what we know
Terraxplorer/iStock Online pornography in the UK is set to undergo its biggest ever change this year. The government will introduce an age-verification…
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8 weeks ago
Quincy Jones Has a Story About That
Pixel Dust Digital Frank Sinatra. Michael Jackson. Ray Charles. Malcolm X. Elon Musk. Truman Capote. Buzz Aldrin. Prince. Tupac. Even Leni Riefenstahl. Quincy…
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8 weeks ago
Waseem Yaqoob: Why We Strike
Next Thursday, staff at UK universities will begin a wave of strike action in defence of our pensions. Fourteen days of strikes will roll across 61 of the…
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8 weeks ago
“Fuck you, I like guns.”
Edited to add: I can’t thank you all enough for interacting with this post. I am actually surprised that it’s become this popular. This is the first time more…
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8 weeks ago
A conversation about how public transport really works
Jarrett Walker is a public transportation expert and author of the 2011 book Human Transit , which seeks to dispel many of the myths and fallacies misleading…
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8 weeks ago
Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
At right, from the top, David Pecker, the chairman of American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer; Karen McDougal, a former Playmate of the…
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9 weeks ago
We need an internet of unmonetisable enthusiasms
ne2pi/iStock The best podcast in the history of the world ever (right now, according to me, your mileage might vary) is the declaratively titled A History of…
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9 weeks ago
The CTO drought and the broken pipeline – Hacker Noon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pulpolux/3932292651 Last weekend I tweeted What started out as a throwaway tweet ended up generating a considerable response. It…
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9 weeks ago
Let's talk about usernames
Let’s talk about usernames Published: February 11, 2018 . Filed under: Django , Pedantics , Programming , Python . A few weeks ago I released…
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9 weeks ago
A Short History of WaSP and Why Web Standards Matter | CSS-Tricks
In August of 2013, Aaron Gustafson posted to the WaSP blog . He had a bittersweet message for a community that he had helped lead: Thanks to the hard work of…
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9 weeks ago
No one’s coming. It’s up to us. – Dan Hon – Medium
Adapted from “We Are The Very Model Of Modern Humanist Technologists”, a lightning talk given at # foocamp 2017 in San Francisco on Saturday, November 4th,…
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9 weeks ago
The Modular Monolith: Rails Architecture – Dan Manges – Medium
One realization we had while working on extracting code is that some of our worst architecture was caused by circular dependencies. If module A depends on…
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10 weeks ago
Can we have an honest debate about gender? | Coffee House
This article is about gender and the law. When I asked several friends, politicians and journalists, about writing it, they all said the same: don’t. It will go…
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10 weeks ago
‘Treacherous Treasury’ claims signal a new target for hard-Brexiters
Jacob Rees-Mogg The Observer Row erupts after Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested in the Commons that Whitehall was deliberately undermining leave process Michael Savage…
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11 weeks ago
How to Not Die in America
On the second Tuesday in June, I start to feel fluish. If this is 2016 and I’m still a freelance writer, I’m losing money immediately on the assignments I can’t…
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11 weeks ago
The Shadow Of The Colossus remake is heresy—and it’s also essential
The games of Fumito Ueda have a contentious relationship with technology. The loose trilogy of dreamy, atmospheric adventure games he created for Sony—2001’s…
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11 weeks ago
Deep learning technology is now being used to put Nic Cage in every movie
Screenshot: Gfycat Last month, Motherboard reported on a Redditor using deep learning technology to map female celebrities’ faces onto pornographic performers,…
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11 weeks ago
Testing of Microservices
Why do we write tests? Most people would say that we write tests to verify that things work as we expect them to. While that is true, it’s not the whole truth.…
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11 weeks ago
Reality has a surprising amount of detail
Reality has a surprising amount of detail 13 May 2017 I. My dad emigrated from Colombia to North America when he was 18 looking looking for a better life. For…
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11 weeks ago
Evolution of <img>: Gif without the GIF
In short, using the <picture> and <source type> for mime-type selection is not advisable until the next version of Safari reaches the 90%+ of the user base.
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11 weeks ago
German ambassador: second world war image of Britain has fed Euroscepticism
Brexit Exclusive: Peter Ammon says some Brexiters were motivated by a sense of national identity built around UK standing alone Diplomatic editor Last modified…
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11 weeks ago
Here's A Leaked WhatsApp Chat Showing Tory Leavers' Confusion About One Of Their Key Brexit Demands
BuzzFeed News Nadine Dorries has been among the Tories’ punchiest advocates of a “hard” Brexit – arguing for Philip Hammond to be sacked, calling Dominic Grieve…
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11 weeks ago
Women, Plandids, Power – Rachel Coldicutt – Medium
This is (almost) the text of a talk I gave as part of the Museum of London’s Futureshocks season , on humans in the city. It’s about how technology has allowed…
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11 weeks ago
Bill & Ted writer reveals new plot details for 3rd film
Don't Miss Here's why that Bill & Ted alien was called Station Here's why that Bill & Ted alien was called Station Share December 11 2017 2:24 PM Bill & Ted 3…
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12 weeks ago
Bright the Hawk’s Flight on the Empty Sky: Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin was of course immensely important to science fiction, and beyond that to literature. The wider world of letters has recognized her…
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12 weeks ago
Review | An expert’s guide to science fiction’s greatest — and neglected — works
Any reader who loves science fiction will want to visit New York sometime before March 10. Starting Thursday, the Grolier Club — the oldest bibliophilic society…
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12 weeks ago
“A woman alone? A recipe for RAPE, unfortunately”
Jenny Tough, adventurer and world traveller, responds to the author of this comment (and doesn’t even swear once) I roll over, make several clumsy attempts to…
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12 weeks ago
Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’
Ursula K Le Guin The author of The Handmaid’s Tale bids hail, farewell and thank you to the revered sci-fi and fantasy author, who has died aged 88 Last…
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