How Struggling Dayton, Ohio, Reveals the Chasm Among… — ProPublica
The news this past year has been full of the tribulations facing the cities at the vanguard of the great urban rebirth. There are fights over Uber limits in New York, cash-free purchasing in Washington, D.C., and extreme housing costs in San Francisco.
politics  society  usa 
4 days ago
An Equator Full of Hurricanes Shows a Preview of End Times | WIRED
The map looks terrifyingly unfamiliar. Not because of the outlines of the continents; those are comforting in their hooks, tails, splotches, and whorls. It’s the storms. Across the globe’s tropics right now, seven superstorms are swirling over oceans.
climate  change 
4 days ago
The private intelligence firm keeping tabs on environmentalists | National Observer
This article was originally published by Mother Jones on Sept. 14, 2018. It was republished as part of climatedesk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact — human, environmental, economic and political — of a changing climate.
4 days ago
How Will Climate Change Affect Politics? - The Atlantic
Climate change is going to revolutionize politics in cities across the world. Rainfall in Cape Town is a dramatic affair.
climate  change  water 
5 days ago
Frasier at 25: An Oral History | Vanity Fair
From the first etching of the Seattle skyline to the final fade-out inside a Chicago-bound airplane, Frasier celebrated the intelligence of its audience with sharp, accessible humor.
frasier  tv 
5 days ago
The best smart home systems: Top ecosystems explained
Setting up your smart home is easier than ever, but choosing the right smart home system to unify your devices and get them talking together is a huge factor.
internet  of  things 
6 days ago
Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society' | Technology | The Guardian
The technology could vastly improve lives, the economist says – but only if the tech titans that control it are properly regulated. ‘What we have now is totally inadequate’ It must be hard for Joseph Stiglitz to remain an optimist in the face of the grim future he fears may be coming.
ai  society  technology 
6 days ago
Dear RB Glennie, – umair haque – Medium
Only one group is dehumanizing people, especially powerless ones, first culturally, socially, now legally, and institutionally. That group is not the left. However much you want to believe the opposite, it simply isn’t true.
politics  society  usa 
7 days ago
302 Found
One of my fondest — and earliest — memories is about the spring days I’d spend with my grandfather. My tiny hand in his big one, we’d go to the front lawn, where there was a putting green, and, shooting a few holes, he’d teach me about his struggles. The earthquake, the war, exile.
economics  politics  society  usa 
7 days ago
IMSA’s WeatherTech series is going great, but where does it go next?
We speak to series boss Scott Atherton about the direction of the sport.
automobiles  racing 
11 days ago
Google: Sorry professor, old Beethoven recordings on YouTube are copyrighted
Op-ed: How one German professor had a bad experience with overly broad upload filters.
copyright  YouTube 
11 days ago
Yuval Noah Harari on Why Technology Favors Tyranny - The Atlantic
Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it. There is nothing inevitable about democracy.
ai  politics  society  technology 
12 days ago
How Fiverr and Online Gig Platforms Create Competition - The Atlantic
You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat. On digital work platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and, you can also buy nearly any service—often from someone halfway around the world, sometimes for just a few bucks.
business  politics  society  technology 
12 days ago
Terms of Service Violation
A stint managing premier client relations at the Cosmopolitan revealed secrets that probably should stay in Vegas. Oh well. In Las Vegas, the ultimate sand trap-turned-capital of capitalism, there’s no better byword for sophistication than the Cosmopolitan.
12 days ago
I survived the Warsaw ghetto. Here are the lessons I’d like to pass on | Stanisław Aronson | Opinion | The Guardian
Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated this summer that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, we’ll find out whether we have learned from history”.
history  holocaust 
13 days ago
The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Going Zero Waste - Going Zero Waste
Once simple swaps have become routine, it's time to take things one step further. Take a look at what you're still throwing away and recycling. Start trying to find solutions for these items. This is where you get to have fun! It's time to think outside the box and try something new.
13 days ago
The Five Rules of Personal Sustainability - Going Zero Waste
Only you know your schedule, determination, and laziness factor. But, here are my rules and tips for figuring it out. I HATE making tortillas. Words cannot even express the level of hatred I feel just thinking about rolling out tortilla dough.
13 days ago
Four Tips for Starting a Zero Waste Lifestyle - Going Zero Waste
The average American throws out 4.4lbs of trash a day. For every pound of trash we throw away, 7lbs is thrown away on average in the waste upstream. That's almost 30lbs of trash a day. THAT'S INSANE.
13 days ago
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