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Signal, the secure messaging app: a guide for beginners
If you're thinking of using , the secure messaging app, this introductory guide by will help:
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3 days ago
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Dale Beran – Medium
A fascinating long read: as sad as it's troubling and full of hard truths for the left.
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3 days ago
Twitter
These photos are going global-viral without people understanding the Mounties are (politely) arresting the refugees.
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5 days ago
Twitter
Scott Pruitt is not above the law.
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5 days ago
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My brother gave me a real loan in 2012. This is an actual contract between us. He just found it. Look at the bullet…
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5 days ago
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So important. So important. Next steps? I'm starting to call fouls on my own team, bracing for backlash. Not su…
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5 days ago
What Liberals Don’t Get About Free Speech In The Age Of Trump
about the Berkeley demonstration and more
Katherine Cross
politics 
11 days ago
Twitter
This is a brilliant passage.
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12 days ago
Twitter
We gave them too much money.
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12 days ago
So what just happened? | Occasionally Coherent
Garrett Wollman blog post re "coastal vs. heartland"
politics  to-read 
13 days ago
Bannon's War on the Enlightenment | The Huffington Post
Bannon's War on the Enlightenment (over the top, but some real insights). via
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15 days ago
The Nature of Mathematical Modeling
How would you simulate the sound of a violin? The stretching of a rubber band? The flight of a paper airplane? The flickering of a flame? The formation of a galaxy? Forecast the weather? The traffic on a highway? The spread of a rumor? Recognize a face? Animate a face?
science 
16 days ago
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants
Names of taxa above the rank of family ...

International Association of Plant Taxonomy
via Paul Kirk
taxonomy 
16 days ago
(503) https://www.amazon.com/Amsterdam-History-Worlds-Most-Liberal/dp/0307743756/ref=sr_1_1
. Ordered! Equally good is this book on the role of Amsterdam in liberating and enlightening us all:
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17 days ago
Twitter
For all EU sceptics and haters out there
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18 days ago
The Data That Turned the World Upside Down - Motherboard
In 2012, Kosinski proved that on the basis of an average of 68 Facebook "likes" by a user, it was possible to predict their skin color (with 95 percent accuracy), their sexual orientation (88 percent accuracy), and their affiliation to the Democratic or Republican party (85 percent).
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18 days ago
Beau Willimon Declares War On Trump, Tips White House Correspondents’ Dinner | Deadline
This Declaration is required Resistance reading--from the writer of House of Cards, Beau Willimon.
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18 days ago
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Background on Trump USDA's blackout of animal welfare info: USDA transition team led by puppy mill advocate…
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19 days ago
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Karl Popper's paradox of tolerance.

We must tolerate everything exept the intolerant.

Required reading…
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19 days ago
Jacob Andreas: research
Learning to compose neural networks for question answering
etc.
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19 days ago
Steve Bannon doesn’t belong on the NSC. That’s what the law says.
. writes that elevation of Steve Bannon to NSC Principals Committee is in violation of federal law.
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21 days ago
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Sounds like Nat Sec Advisor Flynn didn't consult or notify U.S. Central Command of Iran statement before making it:
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21 days ago
Twitter
Great tips on calling your Senator/rep here, direct from staffers.
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21 days ago
Malcolm Gladwells David and Goliath Fairy Tales | New Republic
it is the sort of uplift in which they already believe.
22 days ago
Archibald Cox CBS Special Report Pre-Saturday Night Massacre - YouTube
I've said it before but it bears repeating: sometimes I find it very calming just to listen to this press conference
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22 days ago
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Take a minute to look at the brilliance of this street art. it's not immediately obvious but deeply saitisfying whe…
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22 days ago
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Former DOJ spokesman: "This is a major breakdown in the rule of law."
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23 days ago
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Everything in those articles about 2016 election... is in my piece from 2014. Along with what else is likely coming…
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23 days ago
Twitter
Dystopia is when bad things happen to white people.
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23 days ago
Eliot A. Cohen Responds to Donald Trump's First Week - The Atlantic
Eliot A. Cohen Responds to Donald Trump's First Week - The Atlantic
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24 days ago
In Venezuela, we couldn’t stop Chávez. Don’t make the same mistakes we did. - The Washington Post
Incredibly insightful and important, and puts its finger on my worry that we are all playing into Trump's game
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24 days ago
Twitter
This is the typical fascist playbook.
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24 days ago
Twitter
Today I issued this statement regarding the Trump Administration's immigration and refugee executive order:…
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24 days ago
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In the Middle East, this is the point where we start watching to see who the military will side with.
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24 days ago
Impeaching the President - U Penn Law Review
Impeaching the president - a primer (written long ago; many people are asking about this topic).
1998
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24 days ago
Tinker, Torrentor, Streamer, Spy: VPN privacy alert - CSIRO blog
Android VPN apps!
Of 283:
18% don't encrypt
84% leak
66% tracking libs
38% malware
80% access texts, accounts
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26 days ago
St Louis Manifest
This [Twitter] account is tweeting the manifest of the St. Louis, a boat carrying Jews fleeing Europe that was turned away by…
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26 days ago
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Bedrock at John Day Fossil Beds preserve a record of plant & animal evolution, changing climate, & past ecosystems…
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29 days ago
RIS (file format) - Wikipedia
RIS is a standardized tag format developed by Research Information Systems, Incorporated (the format name refers to the company) to enable citation programs to exchange data.
via Brian O'Meara
publishing 
29 days ago
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Even when contemplating historical horror, Americans are literally unable to imagine the concept of "not enough spa…
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29 days ago
Persistent identifiers – an overview
Standards in Metadata and Interoperability » Blog Archive »
Juka Hakala

In my abundant spare time, I should critique this.
persistence 
4 weeks ago
Twitter
screen cap for when y'all inevitably delete this
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4 weeks ago
Twitter - most investigational drugs don't work.
I complain about him sometimes, but when Derek Lowe is good, he is very very good
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4 weeks ago
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I complain about him sometimes, but when Derek Lowe is good, he is very very good
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4 weeks ago
..:: Lavabit Reloaded ::..
The private email service relaunches, this time with new architecture to avoid problems from the past:
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4 weeks ago
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