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Unfair Advantage - The Sun Magazine
E very year Americans make more and more purchases online, many of them at Amazon.com. What shoppers don’t see when browsing the selections at Amazon are the…
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Amazon misreads the room
Revue There was always something distasteful about Amazon's quest to find a home for its HQ2. Even when it November 13 · Issue #246 · View online There was…
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May A.I. Help You? - The New York Times
NOV. 14, 2018 Intelligent chatbots could automate away nearly all of our commercial interactions — for better or for worse. The Tech And Design Issue Concept by…
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Opinion | The Huxley Trap
The Huxley Trap How technology and masturbation tamed the sexual revolution. Opinion Columnist Credit Yui Mok/PA Images, via Getty Images There are times in any…
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Opinion | Matthew Whitaker is steeped in time travel and Bigfoot. He’s the right man for the job.
Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, left, with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at Arlington National Cemetery on Sunday. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) My…
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Opinion | What’s a defeated or retired Republican to do?
Poll volunteer Tom Spain hands an “I voted” sticker to Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) after he voted in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in the June 2018 primary. (Grace Beahm…
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‘The Grand Old Party is dead’: Agony in California as Republican losses spiral
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), shown in August, lost his reelection bid to Democrat Josh Harder. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP) An obituary appeared Tuesday in…
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Analysis | Trump’s post-election rage, and what it suggests about his alternate reality
President Trump participates in the Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) President Trump is in a sour mood -- and…
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Five days of fury: Inside Trump’s Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval
President Trump stands in front of headstones during a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at Sureness American Cemetery…
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Kyrsten Sinema’s Victory in Arizona May Be the Democrats’ Biggest Win of the Trump Era
Kyrsten Sinema is the first Democrat to be elected to the Senate from Arizona since 1988, and will also be the first female senator from the state and the first…
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The Girl with the Grande Iced Latte
I seemingly cannot get enough of contemporizing old paintings and works of art. Here, from Rodrigo Pinheiro , are some familiar young people hanging out with…
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Stonekettle Station
The […] novel sucked. Even when I liked Heinlein I saw right through that Rah Rah Military is Awesome bullshit. - Facebook Comment I met a man who despised me.…
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Crucifying Julian Assange
Julian Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has been largely cut off from…
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Staff anger spills over at White House
President Donald Trump's aides have faced internal upheaval after the midterms and are preparing for a likely staff reckoning with high profile exits. |…
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Opinion | Save Us, Al Gore
Save Us, Al Gore Another Florida recount prompts appreciation of a man nothing like Donald Trump. Opinion Columnist Vice President Al Gore on the campaign trail…
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Opinion | Republicans Need a Suburban Agenda
Republicans Need a Suburban Agenda These voters are leaving the Republican Party and we need to win them back. Mr. Cantor is a former Republican House majority…
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Opinion | The Justice Department’s new tactic: Leapfrog judicial process and go straight to the Supreme Court
A police officer guards the front of the Supreme Court on Thursday. (Erik S Lesser/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Joshua Matz is a constitutional lawyer and…
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John Yoo: Whitaker's Appointment Is Unconstitutional - The Atlantic
Charlie Neibergall / AP President Trump appointed Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general last week, despite the fact that he cannot legally hold the office.…
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10 Amazing Facts About Stan Lee
November 12, 2018 BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images Comic book legend Stan Lee’s life was always an open book. The co-creator of some of the greatest superheroes…
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How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long?
Photo: A still from a promotional video Nassar produced. Larissa Boyce was 10 when her coach, John Geddert, forced her legs into a split so hard she cried. He…
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Katharine Viner: 'The Guardian's reader funding model is working. It's inspiring'
Katharine Viner discusses the Guardian’s purpose with Anushka Asthana at the newspaper’s offices in London, November 2017. Photograph by David Levene…
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Thread by @djrothkopf: "No one knows the skeletons in Donald Trump's closet better than Donald Trump. No one knows the crimes he has committed, aided or abetted so […]"
No one knows the skeletons in Donald Trump's closet better than Donald Trump. No one knows the crimes he has committed, aided or abetted so well. No one has…
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Beto O'Rourke's biggest blind spot cost him Texas. Democrats, take note | Lawrence Lessig | Opinion | The Guardian
‘Fixing our corrupted democracy is the common ground that could give Democrats a way to speak to a not-yet-progressive America.’Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty…
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Why Trump Is the Favorite in 2020
It’s November 4, 2020. Across the United States—and across the globe—liberals and Donald Trump–opposing conservatives alike drag themselves from fitful sleep,…
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Security chips have not reduced US credit-card fraud
The US credit card industry was a very late adopter of security chips, lagging the EU by a decade or so; when they did roll out chips, it was a shambolic…
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Perspective | Donald Trump, Pittsburgh and the lessons of Kristallnacht
Markers outside Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday pay tribute to married couple Sylvan and Bernice Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax and Irving…
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Perspective | Why the lessons of Kristallnacht must guide our debate over migrants in America today
A wreath is placed close to a photo showing a synagogue in flames in Bielefeld on Nov. 10, 1938. The photo is on display at the "Kristallnacht" exhibition at…
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Mattereum, perhaps the world’s weirdest and most daring startup, intends to own literally everything
How’s this for eyebrow-raising? In London, for the last year and a half, a team of lawyers, cryptographers, software engineers, and/or former military…
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U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service
A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that lets residents view scanned images of all…
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How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years
Enlarge / A bike of roughly the same vintage as the author's. (credit: Billy Meinke / Flickr) We tend to think of technology as something that moves…
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Fat people can be fit too: meet the personal trainers who challenge every stereotype
Yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley preaches a message of self-love and body-positivity to her huge Instagram following.Photograph: Christine Hewitt/Adapted from…
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Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’
‘The manosphere see themselves as the guardians of western civilisation’: Donna Zuckerberg photographed at the Stanford University campus, Palo Alto,…
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Opinion | The Resistance Strikes Back
Credit Illustration by Mark Weaver; photograph by Frederick Bass/Getty Images Skip to contentSkip to site index Opinion The Resistance Strikes Back Two years of…
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Opinion | A Defeat for White Identity
A Defeat for White Identity What the midterms tell us about racial backlash and economic populism. Opinion Columnist Supporters watched President Trump enter…
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones — Tools and Toys
About two weeks ago, Audio-Technica announced their new ATH-M50xBT wireless headphones , essentially introducing Bluetooth connectivity and a 40-hour battery…
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Opinion | Mueller Has a Way Around Trump and His Minions
Mueller Has a Way Around Trump and His Minions A road map from the Watergate prosecution shows a potential route for the special counsel to send incriminating…
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Opinion | Election’s Over, Let’s Have a Rant
Election’s Over, Let’s Have a Rant It ain’t easy going Green. Opinion Columnist Protestors gathered outside of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office…
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Opinion | A Trump Hack Hacks Justice
A Trump Hack Hacks Justice If Whitaker does not recuse himself from the Mueller inquiry, Democrats should impeach him. Opinion Columnist On Friday, President…
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Pushdata.io
Try it now: Execute CURL command in terminal below You posted something - see below or check out your dashboard at ⚪ ⚪ ⚪ $ | Benefits Freemium service with no…
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Glorious Demo
The easiest way of creating animations to show your code in action. 4.6kb Gzipped Star See documentation All codes
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Advantages of Using R Notebooks For Data Analysis Instead of Jupyter Notebooks
Jupyter Notebooks , formerly known as IPython Notebooks , are ubiquitous in modern data analysis. The Notebook format allows statistical code and its output to…
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What Is The Morning Writing Effect? - Gwern.net
Ericsson 1993 notes that many major writers or researchers prioritized writing by making it the first activity of their day, often getting up early in the…
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Programming Quotes
There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it sosimple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make itso…
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The Masterless People: Pirates, Maroons, and the Struggle to Live Free
Joseph Kelly | an excerpt adapted from Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origins | Bloomsbury | October 2018 | 16 minutes (4,192…
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What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Credit Photo illustration by Paul Sahre Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect —…
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HF Ham Radio on a Budget: QRP Labs, QRPGuys, CW Academy - KE6MT
When I started my amateur radio life as KK6VSI in August of 2015, I wish I could have had the information I’m about to lay out here. Of course, most of the…
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Lessons from history 100 years after the Armistice - Between the tracks
S HORTLY AFTER 2am on November 11th 1918 a train came to a halt in a wood in Compiègne, near Paris. A second train pulled up on a nearby track. After four years…
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When voters make policy changes themselves - Taking the initiative
“D EMOCRACY IS THE art of running the circus from the monkey cage,” the American satirist H.L. Mencken once quipped. Usually this is done by delegating…
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The US just elected 9 new scientists to Congress, including an ocean expert, a nurse, and a biochemist. Here's the full list.
When the 116th Congress heads to Washington in January, there will be a record number of women in the ranks — at least 123, according to the news website Axios…
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Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter Takes On The World's Most Sadistic Endurance Race
Illustration: Sam Woolley (GMG) Gary Cantrell clanged a bell at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, signaling 70 runners to jog off into the woods on his farm in…
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This wrestling villain praises Hillary and invokes Obamacare. Meet the Progressive Liberal, who’s body-slamming his way through Trump country - Los Angeles Times
The music stopped and Daniel Harnsberger — all 6-foot-5, 237 pounds of him — burst through the black curtain and jumped into the ring. Kids booed. Mothers…
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Video Doesn’t Capture Truth
Evan Vucci / AP The White House has revoked the press pass of Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, after a testy exchange between the reporter and…
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If Everyone Left the International Space Station
NASA / Roscosmos In November 2000, some 250 miles above Earth, a capsule carrying one American and two Russians docked to the International Space Station. A…
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It's Probably Too Late to Stop Mueller
Charlie Neibergall / AP At the end of last month, with the midterms looming, I gave a talk before a small private audience in California in which I argued for…
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‘We Don’t Want to Live a Long Life in Fear’
Students dance to music atop a bus during a Vote for Our Lives rally at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. John Raoux / AP The past few months have…
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The Legal Precedent That Could Protect Jim Acosta’s Credentials
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters) R obert Sherrill was an outsider by the nature of his work as Washington correspondent for…
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The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online
The Art Institute of Chicago recently unveiled a new website design . As part of their first design upgrade in 6 years, they have placed more than 52,000…
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Five reasons why Trump's followers love his lies
Amanda Marcotte, author of Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself , explained why…
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Astonishing close-up image of Jupiter taken by Juno last month
NASA's Juno spacecraft took this glamour shot of Jupiter on October 29, 2018, from about 4,400 miles (7,000) kilometers above the planet's clouds. From NASA : A…
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If you want a large, cheap display for your Raspberry Pi, here's a good one
I use an Acer 25-inch monitor with my Macbook Pro and like it a lot. This 21-inch model (920 x 1080) is a highly rated sub-100 dollar model, and is perfect for…
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Life as a skeptic is summed up in this parody documentary
This parody documentary skewers both the skeptic and the superstitious, and accurately shows what issues skeptics face. Scotty Hendricks 08 November, 2018 A…
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Why People Who Vote for Republicans in the Midterms Deserve Your Anger and Spite
Let me tell you about my weekend. I was at a reunion of a lovely, kind, generous family who I am fortunate to know. There were over 100 people there, all…
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Yet Another Story About Why Vinyl Sucks
A few weeks ago, I took a very quick trip to Denver (at the special invitation of the Illuminati based at the Denver Airport) to shake some hands and hear some…
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Opinion | Thought the election might restore some order? Oh you poor, sweet child.
On Tuesday, American voters had their say: They gave Democrats control of the House, a check on the chaotic and rageful Trump presidency that left many voters…
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How to protest in the age of Trump
Demonstrators attend the Women’s March “Power to the Polls” voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. Ethan…
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The Ghost of Dennis Hof Haunts the Republican Party in the Nevada Midterms
Dennis Hof in front of his Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, in April. Hof, who died in the brothel in October, is favored to posthumously win a…
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Sessions’s ouster throws future of special counsel probe into question
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been seeking to question Trump as part of his investigation. (Jabin Botsford; Win McNamee/The Washington Post; Getty…
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Finally, a check on the unlawful, immoral Trump administration
Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert” and admirer of President Trump, often crows that the presidential election in 2016 “punched a hole in reality.” Adams, a…
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The New Metropolitan Majority
To understand what happened on Tuesday, you have to begin by acknowledging that the fight for control of the Senate was a home game for President Donald…
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America Is Divided by Education
One of the most striking patterns in yesterday’s election was years in the making: a major partisan divide between white voters with a college degree and those…
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Trump Is About to Get a Rude Awakening
Updated on November 7 at 1:36 p.m. In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump tried to have it both ways. “I’m not on the ballot, but in a…
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America's Problem Isn't Tribalism—It's Racism
It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize Trump without incurring the…
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Beto’s Loss Was a Blessing in Disguise for Democrats
The midterm elections delivered a less than fully satisfying result for Democratic voters, but an ideal outcome for the Democratic Party. For Democrats,…
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Republicans’ Takeaway From 2018: ‘Double Down’ on Trumpism
Shortly after news outlets began officially projecting that Republicans would lose control of the House of Representatives Tuesday night, I emailed the GOP…
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Forcing Out Sessions Is an Attack on Accountability
“Jobs, not mobs,” was President Trump’s slogan in the 2018 midterm elections. With the election behind him, the president has opted instead for a move toward…
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Now It’s Up To the Public
The most surprising thing about Wednesday’s resignation of Jeff Sessions is that it did not happen sooner. President Trump has long been furious with his…
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‘Pretty ballsy’: How McConnell and Trump blew away Senate Democrats
President Donald Trump’s personal investment in the Senate along with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to fight on friendly territory sealed the deal.…
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An Incredible Video of What It’s Like to Orbit the Earth for 90 Minutes
This is easily the most awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping thing I’ve seen in months. In its low Earth orbit ~250 miles above our planet, the International Space…
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Conservatives now wonder if transactional Trump might leave them in the cold - The Washington Post
President Trump walks from the Oval Office to Marine One in October. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Conservatives who have learned to love President…
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Trump's Narrative vs. Pelosi's Subpoenas - POLITICO Magazine
Pete Marovich/Getty Images Both sides see a victory in Tuesday's results. But the ground is shifting beneath Republicans' feet. Democrats wanted a base of power…
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