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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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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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13 days 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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14 days 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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17 days 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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18 days 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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18 days 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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19 days 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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19 days 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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19 days 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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20 days 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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20 days 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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22 days 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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23 days ago
An open letter to readers from the Colour Pink | Eva Wiseman
Pink power: a lone woman in a pink dress stands among members of the Korean People’s Army in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: Eric Lafforgue/Barcroft Media H…
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27 days ago
I’m a Deliveroo rider. Collective action is the only way we’ll get a fair deal | Callum Cant
‘Average wages have been nosediving for all the couriers.’ Deliveroo and Uber Eats workers protest in Bordeaux, March 2017.Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty…
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28 days ago
Brexit, Pursued by Despair
The United Kingdom is getting out of the European Union. / Tyler Merbler T he referendum was the flame; Article 50 is the fuse. Today, after months of…
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4 weeks ago
Sex and Gor and open source
A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal , asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of…
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4 weeks ago
What is Gender and Why Does it Matter to Emoji?
In 1999, as the emoji creation story goes , Shigetaka Kurita created emoji—a simple set of 176 ‘picture characters’ that were intended to send information to…
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4 weeks ago
George Saunders: what writers really do when they write
Master of a universe … Illustration by Yann Kebbi for Review. 1 Many years ago, during a visit to Washington DC, my wife’s cousin pointed out to us a crypt on a…
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5 weeks ago
EU's chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.Photograph: Thierry Monasse/AP The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has challenged Theresa May…
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5 weeks ago
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
It is thought that both easyJet and Ryanair would have less than 50% of their shares held by EU nationals after Brexit.Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters EU…
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5 weeks ago
Analysis | Trump won’t allow you to use iPads or laptops on certain airlines. Here’s why.
From Tuesday on, passengers traveling to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will not be allowed to have iPads, laptops or any…
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5 weeks ago
Osborne, an ‘editor of substance’. What substance, crystal meth? | Marina Hyde
‘It is a thrill to see Osborne finally get his break in journalism, more than two decades after failing to get on the Times graduate trainee scheme.’Photograph:…
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5 weeks ago
A single ride in London could wind up costing Uber hundreds of millions of dollars
Like thousands of other Londoners, Jolyon Maugham took an Uber this morning (Mar. 20). For the service of being driven from his office to Uber’s UK…
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5 weeks ago
What’s the role of experts in the public debate? – UK in a changing Europe
What’s the role of experts in the public debate? What’s the role of experts in the public debate? And how should the media (and politicians) use them? I’m…
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6 weeks ago
Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death
I n the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that…
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6 weeks ago
The herald of disaster, or why you should welcome regulations
Here’s a question for which the answer will turn out to be important. You want to buy a large amount of strengthened glass for a ship’s portholes. Should you…
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7 weeks ago
Who killed the curry house? | Bee Wilson
N o one in Oli Khan’s family had ever lived in Scotland, or anywhere near it. But when, aged 23, Khan first set eyes on Linlithgow, a modest West Lothian town…
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7 weeks ago
Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media
Robert Mercer in New York in 2014.Photograph: DDP USA/Rex Shutterstock J ust over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and…
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7 weeks ago
How to fight the Home Office and Win: Subject Access Requests
If you are an EU citizen resident in the UK you willprobably have discovered by now that the UK Government is devoting a hugeamount of time and effort towards…
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7 weeks ago
When They Came from Another World
Arrival a film directed by Denis Villeneuve Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang Paramount Pictures A giant alien spaceship that has landed in Montana…
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8 weeks ago
Unboxed - Blog - Structuring and managing CSS
The style guide becomes your integration tests on the front end. It won’t and shouldn’t replace regression testing across your website, but it should help…
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8 weeks ago
Membership: a prototype – James Darling – Medium
I’ve been increasingly tweeting about the “transformation” of our civic institutions necessary for them to survive in the 21st century, but what that really…
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8 weeks ago
On Being A Senior Engineer
I think that there’s a lot of institutional knowledge in our field, especially about what makes for a productive engineer. But while there are a good deal of…
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8 weeks ago
On Design Approval and Intentional Flaws
“My boss always has to change something about my designs.” A friend of mine, who is a relatively new designer, was discussing his job with me the other day. I…
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8 weeks ago
How class produced Milo, and how class may absolve him
At the core of Milo’s rise and fall is a media class that privileges fascists simply because they are from their own background. “Milo Yiannopoulos is a…
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8 weeks ago
The Disappearing DriveCo Women – Adam Chalmers – Medium
Let me tell you about a job I worked back in the good old days. It was 2017. A simpler time. Phones had apps, Wikipedia was free, and Canada still existed. It…
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8 weeks ago
I am an Uber survivor. – Amy Vertino – Medium
When I read Susan Fowler’s story, my blood boiled. I am not able to sleep. My friends kept sending me updates on the story and insisting on letting my own…
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8 weeks ago
Is Craft Beer Too Hoppy to Drink?
No matter how many stouts, porters, or lagers are on store shelves, for better or worse, the success of the craft beer industry is directly tied to the success…
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8 weeks ago
MirOS: MirOS ξ
New GitHub Terms of Service r̲e̲q̲u̲i̲r̲e̲ removing many Open Source works from it 01.03.2017 by tg@ Tags: bug debian event grml news pcli rant security tip…
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8 weeks ago
MQA is Bad For Music. Here's Why.
I’m not going to attempt to delve into the technical side of MQA, or whether it has any merits from an audio performance point of view. There are plenty of…
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8 weeks ago
I thought I'd write an update on git and SHA1, since the SHA1 collision attac...
I thought I'd write an update on git and SHA1, since the SHA1 collision attack was so prominently in the news. Quick overview first, with more in-depth…
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8 weeks ago
Stop Fabricating Travel Security Advice – the grugq – Medium
Advice that includes lying to federal officers is worse than useless Recently travel to the US has become even more stressful as CBP have been more aggressively…
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8 weeks ago
Ruby `reject!`
The reject! method in Ruby selectively removes elements from an array in-place, based on a provided predicate (in the form of a block). Between Ruby 1.9.3 and…
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9 weeks ago
Killing Kim Jong Nam With VX Nerve Agent Crossed a ‘Red Line’
Getty Images Early last week, in an airport in Kuala Lumpur, two women approached Kim Jong Nam —estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un—from…
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9 weeks ago
The Worst Mission Statement Of All Time
The Worst Mission Statement Of All Time It might not mean that much to you, but 55 Regent Street is one of London’s most iconic retail addresses. It’s the…
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9 weeks ago
"I Love His Power": Dispatches from the Saturday Night Trump Rally
By If people told you that MAGA hats come 25 percent off when you look peevish and 50 percent off when you're already wearing a sneer, the line snaking out of…
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9 weeks ago
Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber
As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I left and…
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9 weeks ago
JavaScript Frameworks Are Great – Matt Burgess – Medium
We are not victims of javascript fatigue — we are kids in a candy store The front end web-dev world is strangely antagonistic. It’s a world where there are more…
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9 weeks ago
"Close to tears, he left at the intermission": how Stanley Kubrick upset Arthur C Clarke
People were frequently surprised to learn that Arthur Clarke and I were good friends. He is considered the doyen of optimistic, technical, Space Age speculative…
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9 weeks ago
The middle finger in American Sign Language
This is a guest post by Cory O’Brien ( @bettermyths ), who is currently studying American Sign Language (ASL) at Columbia College Chicago. Cory has published…
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10 weeks ago
The multi-billion-euro exit charge that could sink Brexit talks
Britain From Brussels with love A bitter argument over money looms | BRUSSELS THE mother of parliaments has spoken. On February 8th a large majority of MPs…
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10 weeks ago
All JavaScript frameworks are terrible – Matt Burgess – Medium
A case study in confirmation bias and goalpost shifting This article was originally written as a partnership with another one praising the virtues of all…
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10 weeks ago
10 things I learned making the fastest site in the world
This post is about performance techniques, so I hope you won’t mind that the site in question is not quite finished. Edit: it’s finished! But you need something…
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10 weeks ago
A command line tool for your organisation | Lyst Engineering Blog
In the last few years as Lyst has grown in team size so have the number of external & internal tools we use. As a product manager, designer, or engineer, it's…
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11 weeks ago
Which People Have Spoken?
The Problem of The Demos and Why I Want Us To Fuck This Brexit Thing Right Off Where do you even start writing about Brexit? I've wanted to put something down…
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11 weeks ago
On Oppression
On Oppression It makes me sad and angry I even have to write this, but being on the left means attending to the needs of oppressed people. All oppression is…
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11 weeks ago
Tall tales about bananas: How 'euro-myths' haunt the U.K. Brexit debate: Margaret Evans
Former London mayor Boris Johnson had been campaigning to get Britain out of the European Union. (Dominic Lipinski/Associated Press) Criticism of European…
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12 weeks ago
Hacker Dumps iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite - Motherboard
In January, Motherboard reported that a hacker had stolen 900GB of data from mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite. The data suggested that Cellebrite had…
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12 weeks ago
Female Beauty Didn't Evolve Just to Attract Dudes
O ur pre-date primping rituals are a distillation of all of our assumptions about the animal kingdom: The hotter you look tonight, the more likely you’ll get…
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12 weeks ago
A reported Donald Trump order that could severely restrict the rights of women and gay people has been leaked and it's terrifying
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence looks on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017 Getty The…
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12 weeks ago
'Malcolm Turnbull, you're not on your own': My own spray from Donald Trump - Donald Trump's America - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Don't worry Malcolm, I know how you feel. My phone call with The Donald ended with him threatening to sue me. I was a reporter for Seven's Today Tonight at the…
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12 weeks ago
The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right
I n April 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen stunned all of Europe by defeating the socialist candidate, Lionel Jospin, in the first round of the French presidential…
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12 weeks ago
Designing a product with mental health issues in mind
Zander is a designer at Monzo, whose focus is to create a world-class experience for Android and iPhone that is as powerful, simple, and accessible for all of…
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12 weeks ago
The Publicly Orchestrated Removal of Steve Bannon – Shane Thompson – Medium
Most of the public is learning of Stephen Bannon, former CEO of the Trump campaign and Executive Chair of Breitbart News, is the one pulling the strings. (Don’t…
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12 weeks ago
What “Things Going Wrong” Can Look Like – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
On a recent post I made about how President Trump marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of my readers asked a good, but hard, question: Why did this regime…
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12 weeks ago
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