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Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of Amazon
In Best Buy’s perfect world, all 380 of its new “in-home advisors” would park their clean, white Priuses in front of a customer’s house rather than in the…
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16 hours ago
The False Tale of Amazon's Industry-Conquering Juggernaut
Amazon is one of the largest and most formidable companies in the world. It’s run with brutal efficiency, a keen focus on keeping its customers happy, and a…
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16 hours ago
Perspective | He thought white men were vanishing from TV. I disagreed. So we conducted an experiment.
How do you address beliefs when they’re not rooted in reality? Sometimes you just need a pen, a pad and a remote control. (iStock) I have this friend I’ll call…
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17 hours ago
Truth, Disrupted
I Latest Digital Article A roundup of the latest thinking n March of 2018 President Trump’s tweets claiming that Amazon pays “little or no taxes to state &…
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17 hours ago
Opinion: Republican leaders need to remember what happened the last time US chose to be isolated
Susan Dunn is the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College and the author of "A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized…
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20 hours ago
Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in…
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yesterday
The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk
Ciro De Luca / Reuters As a young child I missed a question on a psychological test: “What comes in a bottle?” The answer was supposed to be milk . I said beer…
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yesterday
A Republican politician just concluded that 'Trump is being manipulated by Putin.' Wow.
(CNN) In a New York Times op-ed — headlined " Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do? " — Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd writes of this week's…
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yesterday
Mac 101: Learn the Power of rsync for Backup, Remote, Archive Systems
You may not have heard of rsync; it’s a file transfer and synchronization program that’s often used to create elaborate and complex backup systems. Written for…
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yesterday
The Republic Has Fallen – John Gorman – Medium
Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash The only question left is how far, how hard, and how long before a new one begins. In the sepia-tinged gloss of historical…
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2 days ago
Web Architecture 101 – VideoBlocks Product & Engineering
Web Architecture 101 The basic architecture concepts I wish I knew when I was getting started as a web developer Modern web application architecture overview…
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2 days ago
I'm Bill Browder. Putin Made a Big Mistake When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump
IDEAS Browder is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Since 2009 when his lawyer,…
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4 days ago
Latest Windows 10 update now deemed good enough for business users
Enlarge Peter Bright / Flickr Corporate users should now be unafraid to roll out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update , aka Version 1803, to their fleets, according…
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6 days ago
Microsoft finally gives Teams what it needs to take on Slack: A free version
Enlarge / Microsoft Teams on different devices. Microsoft Ever since its introduction, Microsoft's Teams —a collaboration tool for chatting, sharing documents,…
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6 days ago
Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by 70%
Enlarge / Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. Getty | Ian Nicholson Tearing down walls and cubicles in offices may actually build up more barriers to…
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6 days ago
Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news
Illustration by D. Thomas Magee This week, we learned in concrete terms that Facebook, like the Trump administration, has no bottom when it comes to hypocrisy…
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8 days ago
This $39 Device Can Defeat iOS USB Restricted Mode
70 1 42 113 Shares The most spoken thing about iOS 11.4.1 is undoubtedly USB Restricted Mode . This highly controversial feature is apparently built in response…
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8 days ago
The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP
Then-Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg greets her husband, Martin, during her confirmation hearing in 1993. She didn’t hesitate to answer questions…
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8 days ago
Canada's Secret to Escaping the 'Liberal Doom Loop'
New Canadian citizens react as maple taffy is prepared following a citizenship ceremony in 2018 Chris Wattie / Reuters The world is burning with the fires of…
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11 days ago
New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off
Why we fight. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images America’s unemployment rate is hovering near half-century lows. There are now more job openings than unemployed…
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12 days ago
Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager
Warning: This document was written 15 years ago and is probably not relevant for today’s product managers. I present it here merely as an example of a useful…
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12 days ago
AirPods could revolutionize what it means to be hard of hearing
AirPods “ just work .” They’re one of Apple’s newer products that have an innovative design, are functional, and have the potential to change the way we…
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12 days ago
How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight
The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also…
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12 days ago
Will Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Uphold the 14th Amendment?
Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images Civil rights advocates want to see a justice who will uphold the Constitution — every part of it. Little more than 30 years…
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14 days ago
A backlighting kit for your TV is exactly what movie night has been missing
From sophisticated sound systems to expensive TVs, there are a million ways you can turn your living room into your ideal home theatre. If you're always on the…
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14 days ago
Who Killed the GE Model?
afp/stringer/Getty Images Who killed GE? Of course, GE is not dead, and it may well revive and flourish as a company. After all, IBM came back from the dead in…
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14 days ago
Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium
L ast year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by…
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15 days ago
China Says U.S. Has Begun 'Largest Trade War' In History, Retaliates With Tariffs
A shipping container is offloaded from the Hong Kong-based ship in Oakland, Calif., last month. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Updated at 8:15 a.m. ET As the day…
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15 days ago
How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life
“If you can fall in love again and again,” Henry Miller wrote as he contemplated the measure of a life well lived on the precipice of turning eighty, “if you…
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16 days ago
Patagonia wants U.S. companies to give employees election day off
Marcario posted a message to consumers and colleagues today , announcing that the company will be shutting down stores and offices to provide a paid day-off for…
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16 days ago
Senate panel upholds finding that Russia backed Trump, contradicting House
Video by CBS News The Senate Intelligence Committee has unequivocally upheld the conclusion of the intelligence community that Russia developed a "clear…
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16 days ago
Is Michael Cohen Turning on Donald Trump?
Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen appears to be playing out the Prisoner’s Dilemma with the President in the most public and consequential way possible.…
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16 days ago
Release triggers for environments, branches, and definitions
Version VSTS TFS 2018 TFS 2017 TFS 2015 TFS 2013 Release, branch, and environment triggers 04/09/2018 4 minutes to read Contributors In this article Release…
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16 days ago
“I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets
Tim Berners-Lee, photographed in Amsterdam. Grooming by Patricia Van Heumen. Photograph by Olaf Blecker. “For people who want to make sure the Web serves…
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17 days ago
New Navigation for Visual Studio Team Services – Microsoft DevOps Blog
June 19, 2018 I’m excited to share the new navigation we’re working on for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to modernize the user experience and give you more…
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17 days ago
“Perhaps it is simpler to say that Intel…was disrupted”
Disruption is simple to say but there many factors at play. Disruption is never one feature, but a full set of assumptions that go into a business. Let’s…
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19 days ago
Intel and the Danger of Integration
Last week Brian Krzanich resigned as the CEO of Intel after violating the company’s non-fraternization policy. The details of Krzanich’s departure, though,…
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19 days ago
Inside the White House’s Quiet Campaign to Create a Supreme Court Opening
WASHINGTON — President Trump singled him out for praise even while attacking other members of the Supreme Court. The White House nominated people close to him…
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19 days ago
PowerShell - Wikipedia
PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.…
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20 days ago
What is Pester and Why Should I Care?
Summary : Guest blogger, Dave Wyatt introduces a new test framework for PowerShell called Pester. This week we are honored to have one of the authors of Pester…
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20 days ago
Why Anthony Kennedy Gave Up
Justice Anthony Kennedy delivers speaks at the White House on April 10, 2017, in Washington. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It was always more fan fiction than…
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23 days ago
Inside Facebook and Twitter’s secret meetings with Trump aides and conservative leaders who say tech is biased
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey. (Richard Drew/AP) Twitter and Facebook are scrambling to assuage conservative leaders who have sounded alarms — and sought…
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24 days ago
My node_modules are in git again – Konstantin Raev – Medium
photo by https://unsplash.com/joshuaearle Since some time ago I can’t imagine doing commercial websites without Continuous Integration and node.js (io.js). This…
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24 days ago
iOS 12 Beta: Our Favorite Tidbits and Hidden Features (So Far)
Apple released the first public beta of iOS 12 today, allowing non-developer testers to check out the new features and improvements in the next major version of…
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25 days ago
macOS Mojave: Back to the Mac
For a few years now, it’s seemed that any forward movement macOS might make was coming in lockstep with Apple’s other platforms, most notably iOS. What was new…
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25 days ago
Marzipan as a Path to ARM Based Macs
Marzipan as a Path to ARM Based Macs June 26, 2018 Jason Snell and Myke Hurley on the Upgrade Podcast #198: The Mac Is Dead, Long Live the Mac : "Apple has said…
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25 days ago
The Secret to Nintendo’s Success
For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in Kyoto, Japan,…
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25 days ago
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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26 days ago
GraphQL is good, but it is not an alternative to REST services
JAXenter: Hello Christian and thank you for taking the time to speak with us. GraphQL is supposed to be something like an alternative to the more traditional…
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27 days ago
The Trouble With Johnny Depp
Matt Mahurin for Rolling Stone Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in…
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29 days ago
How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended…
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4 weeks ago
The End of Civil Rights
Matthieu Bourel The fires on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, had barely stopped burning when the Department of Justice released an extraordinary report on…
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4 weeks ago
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation
In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition ), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.…
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4 weeks ago
The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company
When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming onlookers,…
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4 weeks ago
Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction — with an app
Many smartphones are typically crowded with apps, with the bings, buzzes and other notifications that keep users checking them. (Ritchie B. Tongo/European…
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4 weeks ago
Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Thursday. (Mike Moore/Journal-Gazette/AP) Attorney…
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5 weeks ago
Trump faces what he's long avoided: being held to account
Michael D'Antonio is author of the book, " Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success " (St. Martin's Press). The opinions expressed in this…
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5 weeks ago
Comey's actions 'extraordinary and insubordinate,' report says
(CNN) The Justice Department's internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation were…
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5 weeks ago
Whole30 Changed My Entire Relationship With Food Because I’m Dead Now
I used to be just like you: Overweight. Lethargic. A carb-and-sugar junkie looking for my next fix. Until I tried Whole30, the incredible nutritional reset…
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5 weeks ago
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