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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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19 days 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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22 days 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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22 days 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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22 days 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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23 days 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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23 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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24 days 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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28 days 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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28 days 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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28 days 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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8 weeks ago
Trial Balloon for a Coup? – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than meaningful changes…
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8 weeks ago
Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms
Furious hotel managers at the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a luxurious 4-star hotel with a beautiful lakeside setting on the Alpine Turracher Hoehe Pass in…
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8 weeks ago
How the tech sector could move in One Direction
This is a talk I gave at Beyond Tellerrand in Berlin in November, 2016. A text version (with all the awesome gifs that didn't survive from the big screen to the…
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8 weeks ago
Trump’s Crony Cabinet May Look Strong, but They Are Scared
Greenpeace protesters unfurl a banner that reads "Resist" at the construction site of the former Washington Post building, near the White House in Washington,…
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8 weeks ago
Here's why if Lee Hurst was strapped to a time bomb I wouldn't torture a terrorist
There is a reason why intelligence agencies across the west have backed away from the use of torture, aside from any moral or ethical objections, and it’s this:…
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8 weeks ago
I Was at Trump’s Inauguration. It Was Tiny.
The crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson) O n Friday, I spent roughly nine hours—from 6 am to 3 pm —on the streets…
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8 weeks ago
Postmortem: Overhaul Games' Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
4. OpenGL Support on Intel Integrated Chipsets We went into development on BG: EE with a clear goal to target the OpenGL 2.0 specification (from 2004) for all…
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8 weeks ago
JSON: The JavaScript subset that isn't — Timeless
JSON: The JavaScript subset that isn't Written by Magnus Holm . From Wikipedia’s article on JSON JSON was based on a subset of the JavaScript scripting…
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8 weeks ago
The danger of bright shiny things (including Milo Yiannopoulos) | The Bookseller
The impact of new inventions is overestimated in the short-term, and underestimated in the longer term, as the expression goes. And there can be no new idea…
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8 weeks ago
Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself
Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself Psychometrics and the (counter)revolution in marketing that is helping bring fascism to power around the world…
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8 weeks ago
Obama’s Parting Gift: The Power Not to Fear White Racism
Growing up, I wondered whether I had any power or beauty within me. With Barack and Michelle in the White House, I knew I did. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES…
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8 weeks ago
How The Times Failed You | Current Affairs
W hen 2016 dawned, it seemed like anything could happen. Now long-forgotten figures like Martin O’Malley and Carly Fiorina still roamed debate stages, Donald…
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8 weeks ago
The Detective of Northern Oddities
When they captured her off Cohen Island in the summer of 2007, she weighed 58 pounds and was the size of a collie. The growth rings in a tooth they pulled…
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8 weeks ago
Angular 2 is terrible
We used Angular 2 for our frontend. I was not involved in this decision, and I came to work on the frontend relatively late in the project. This post is not…
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8 weeks ago
The Story Of The Fraudulent Coder
The Story Of The Fraudulent Coder Seems legit, right? Before I go off on a rant I have to stay one thing… Programming is fucking hard! There are no shortcuts to…
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9 weeks ago
The Bouletcorp » Your comment here
Q : Who are you and what is this blog ? I’m Boulet, a french cartoonist living in Paris. I’ve had about 20 books published, most of them for young readers. I…
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9 weeks ago
Armando Iannucci on Donald Trump: 'This is the best moment, isn't it?'
Donald Trump. ‘You are literally the most important man on Earth, maybe even the galaxy.’Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images E ven when silent, you sound…
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9 weeks ago
Lives torn apart and assets lost: this is what a Labour privatisation would mean | Aditya Chakrabortty
Tottenham town hall in Haringey, north London, one year after the 2011 riots.Photograph: Peter Dench/Getty Images A battle broke out on Tuesday in one of the…
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9 weeks ago
The Alt-Right’s Meltdown Is Just Like Any Other Message Board Drama
Things have gotten bumpy for the alt-right online movement since the election. It’s facing an identity crisis (what does it mean to be the “alt” if you’re…
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9 weeks ago
By Act of Parliament 1603: One Mulberry Tree
Welcome to my descent into a mulberry-induced madness. As I was wandering through to quaint European town of Woodstock, I noticed a most intriguing plaque…
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9 weeks ago
Stranger Things’ Joyce comes from a grand tradition of badass sci-fi moms
A harried Winona Ryder, ax gripped firmly in hand, is an unlikely visual representation of maternal love. And, yet, she is. Stranger Things , Netflix’s new ’80s…
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9 weeks ago
This New Netflix Series Is a Spielberg Homage That Misunderstands a Key Part of Spielberg’s Work
Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things. Curtis Baker/Netflix O n Netflix right now you can watch E.T., Jurassic Park and its (first) sequel,…
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9 weeks ago
A Stranger Things Glossary: Every Major Film Reference in the Show, From A–Z
Winona Ryder in Stranger Things . Netflix To call Stranger Things a Frankenstein’s monster of '80s influences wouldn't do justice to the many parts that make up…
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9 weeks ago
Stranger Things, Netflix’s scary new drama, is only made stronger by its many flaws
Joyce (Winona Ryder) is going to put those Christmas lights to good use. Netflix What I’m about to say is going to sound like a bad review of Netflix’s new…
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9 weeks ago
The Problem With AMP | 80x24
16 Jan 2017 The Problem With AMP Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is a markup language similar to HTML that allows publishers to write mobile optimized…
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9 weeks ago
We Used To Have 6 More Letters In Our Alphabet – OMGFacts
Hannah Poindexter Always carry emergency reading material. If you run out, read the cool things I write for Dose and OMGFacts. Jan 4 Antonio Manaligod/Dose 🎶…
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9 weeks ago
I Am Fully Capable of Entertaining Myself in Prison for Decades If Need Be
I never really got a chance to play any pen-and-paper role-playing games growing up, so being thrown into a prison system in which such things as Dungeons and…
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10 weeks ago
I can’t reach out to Brexiters anymore - they're destroying this country
By Frank Owen There have been several times since the EU referendum that I've toyed with evicting all remaining Leave voters from my Facebook friends list. And…
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10 weeks ago
Amazon’s Glacier secret: BDXL
Remember when Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Glacier, a data archiving service, almost 2 years ago? Long-term, slow-retrieval (3-5 hours) storage for 1¢/GB…
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10 weeks ago
The anarchic genius of Limmy’s arthouse Vines
Limmy: I’ve got a wee feeling in my bones that Stephen King’s gonna die. He’s quite old. He had that crash, that accident when he got hit by a motor, or…
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10 weeks ago
It took Twitter 4hrs to block my modernist architecture bot. Why don’t they block anti-semitism?
The original page from Le Corbusier’s 1950 book The Modulor, and the Twitter app that does the same exercise Over a couple of evenings this week I wrote a…
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10 weeks ago
Can Donald Trump really be a compromised agent of Russian influence? | Coffee House
During the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, American parents found politics to be a painfully embarrassing subject to discuss in front of their children. The TV news…
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