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The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought
A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal investigations, before the mass resignations, and before the connotation of the word “Uber” shifted…
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Trump’s Most Laughable Judicial Nominees Aren’t the Ones We Should Be Worried About
Trump has stacked the courts with judges like James Ho, Don Willett, and Allison Eid. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and…
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10 Mac Features You Probably Don’t Use But Should
With each release of the Mac OS , new features are added, older features may be updated, and in some cases, removed or replaced. Over the course of a few OS…
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Pope 'slander' comment angers abuse victims
Pope Francis has triggered anger in Chile after accusing victims of a paedophile priest of slander. Francis said there was "no proof" for their claims that…
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The brain test that Trump passed was created by a Lebanese immigrant - The Boston Globe
In 1996, the year President Trump took over the skyscraper at 40 Wall Street and blazed a new trail in the casino business, a young Lebanese-Canadian doctor…
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3 days ago
Raising a Social-Media Star
When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, hardly took notice. A…
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3 days ago
It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech
For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure…
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3 days ago
How the Aziz Ansari story deepened a crucial divide in the #MeToo reckoning
Aziz Ansari attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Monday, May 1, 2017. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Charles…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Study: 42 percent of Republicans believe accurate — but negative — stories qualify as ‘fake news’
President Trump waves while departing for Camp David on the South Lawn of the White House on Dec. 16. (Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News) All those media-trust…
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4 days ago
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid T he sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an…
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4 days ago
With Fireworks, Washington Returns to the Core Trump Agenda
If there were three signature Donald Trump issues during the 2016 presidential campaign—ones he stressed repeatedly at rallies and in debates—they were…
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5 days ago
Transcript of Donald Trump Interview With The Wall Street Journal
President Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Thursday. Photo: Al Drago for The Wall Street Journal President Donald Trump sat down for an interview…
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5 days ago
Marvel’s Runaways ended its first season with the promise of teen-show greatness to come
The Runaways: Molly (Allegra Acosta) Chase (Gregg Sulkin), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Karolina (Virginia Gardner), Alex (Rhenzy Feliz) and Gert (Ariela Barer) Hulu…
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6 days ago
The Three Stumbling Blocks to a Solar-Powered Nation
Photo-voltaic solar cells at the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in February 2015 in Desert Center, Calif. Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty…
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6 days ago
Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas | Not Your Average Joe's
Recipe Summary: The chicken enchiladas take 20 minutes of prep time and 35 minutes of cook time. Ingredients: Filling Chicken, shredded (12 oz.) Poblano Cream…
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6 days ago
Recipe: Buffalo Tenders | Not Your Average Joe's
Recipe Summary: Our Buffalo Tenders take ten minutes of prep time, and 15 minutes of cook time. Ingredients: Chicken Tenders Japanese Bread Crumbs (1.5 cup)…
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6 days ago
Recipe: Crab Cakes | Not Your Average Joe's
Recipe Summary: These crab cakes take 15 minutes to prep, and 8 minutes to cook. Ingredients: Crab Meat 1/4 lb Butter 1/4 oz Scallions – chopped 2 tbsp Red…
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6 days ago
Cinnamon Apple Sticks Recipe
Here’s our recipe: For Filling Ingredients: Butter 1 oz Granulated Sugar1/4 cup Brown sugar 1/4 cup Cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp Flour 1 tbsp Corn Starch 1 tbsp Apple…
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6 days ago
What If Everyone Got a Monthly Check From the Government?
One afternoon in the final days of 2016, Steffie Eronen got a phone call from her husband, Juha. The Eronens had spent Christmas with relatives in Savonlinna,…
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8 days ago
This Army of AI Robots Will Feed the World
Jorge Heraud is in a California lettuce field, and he’s about to lose his mind. It’s a balmy, cloudless day in October 2014. Salinas Valley stretches out around…
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8 days ago
Softwear: How Outlier, the Underground Fashion Label for Nerds, Got Cool
It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live. For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday drops are…
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9 days ago
Five Epic Fails in Data Security: Do You Know How to Avoid Them?
Data security is on everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason. The number of successful data breaches is growing thanks to the increased attack surfaces…
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10 days ago
GDPR wakeup call: 3 ways dev teams can build in privacy like security | TechBeacon
In eight months, many companies may find themselves in legal jeopardy, unprepared for a wide-ranging privacy regulation whose penalties could end up costing as…
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10 days ago
'Evidence-based' program that evaluates behavioral health therapies halted
T he Trump administration has abruptly halted work on a highly regarded program to help physicians, families, state and local government agencies, and others…
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10 days ago
Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sa
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new “Buy American” plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help…
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10 days ago
The Rockefellers vs. Exxon, the Company That Made Them the Rockefellers
John D. Rockefeller once said that “God gave me my money,” much as He had given human beings dominion over the Earth, and though John D. couldn’t have known it…
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10 days ago
A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Found in Britain
When Eric Lawes set off for a field in Hoxne village, Suffolk on November 16, 1992, it wasn’t on a treasure hunt. The metal detector he’d received as a…
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10 days ago
The Most Awful Train Station in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse
To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes the last leg of their journey, through tunnels beneath the Hudson River, in the dark.…
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10 days ago
Review: Mellow's Sous Vide Machine Is Too Risky for Your Kitchen
About two months ago, on a solo afternoon where I didn't feel like being alone, I lured my buddy Ted over for dinner with some lovely, high-end pork chops. Ted…
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11 days ago
Why Logan Paul Should Really Worry Us
Paul attends a meet and greet at NY Comic Con in 2016. By Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images On the last day of the year, a great disturbance rippled through the…
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11 days ago
Washington's growing obsession: The 25th Amendment
The conversation about President Donald Trump’s fitness to serve is ongoing — and gaining steam after Trump’s tweet this week taunting the leader of North Korea…
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11 days ago
Beyond the gossip, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury reveals a president in crisis
Zachary Crockett/Vox; Photo via Getty Images As the old saying goes, every cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and ends as a racket. Donald Trump’s…
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11 days ago
What Spectre and Meltdown Mean For WebKit
Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known as Meltdown and Spectre . These issues apply to all modern processors and allow attackers to…
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12 days ago
James Damore is suing Google for discrimination against white men
Ex-Google engineer James Damore filed a complaint in California state court, seeking class certification for his employment discrimination case against the tech…
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12 days ago
American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened
O ld Mohawk paper company lore has it that in 1946, a salesman named George Morrison handed his client in Boston a trial grade of paper so lush and even, so…
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12 days ago
American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened
O ld Mohawk paper company lore has it that in 1946, a salesman named George Morrison handed his client in Boston a trial grade of paper so lush and even, so…
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12 days ago
Six huge reasons you're not getting what you want
Setting goals and failing to achieve them can be demoralizing and make us feel like failures. The same goes for constantly wondering why we’re not doing better…
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13 days ago
How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves
I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether,…
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13 days ago
Sarah Silverman's response to a Twitter troll is a master class in compassion
Instead of blocking or lashing out at the troll who attacked her, Silverman tried a compassionate approach — and it worked. (Facebook.com/SarahSilverman) Sarah…
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13 days ago
Teen Idol Frankie Lymon's Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America
That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence…
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16 days ago
Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6
Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google…
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16 days ago
The Logan Paul Video Should Be a Reckoning For YouTube
By the time Logan Paul arrived at Aokigahara forest, colloquially known as Japan’s “suicide forest,” the YouTube star had already confused Mount Fuji with the…
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17 days ago
The Math Behind Gerrymandering and Wasted Votes
Imagine fighting a war on 10 battlefields. You and your opponent each have 200 soldiers, and your aim is to win as many battles as possible. How would you…
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17 days ago
Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book
Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower on 11 November 2016 in New York City. Other Trump campaign officials met with Russians there in June…
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17 days ago
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign…
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17 days ago
Astronomers to Check Mysterious Interstellar Object for Signs of Technology
The email about “a most peculiar object” in the solar system arrived in Yuri Milner’s inbox last week. Milner, the Russian billionaire behind Breakthrough…
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17 days ago
“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Dark Side
Romans of the Decadence (1847), by Thomas Couture, as updated to parody Silicon Valley’s male-dominated sexual and sexist culture. Photo Illustration by Darrow.…
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18 days ago
Using TFS Impersonation with the Version Control Client APIs
Recently I have a received a few emails asking questions about how to use the version control client APIs to create workspaces and check in files with the most…
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19 days ago
Hosting MSBuild
Most people tend to use MSBuild via a few standard scenarios. Inside Visual Studio, from the command line and invoked by a continuous integration system such as…
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19 days ago
Connect to Team Foundation Server from a Console Application
You can programmatically connect to a server that is running Team Foundation and then access the team projects on that server if you use the following example.…
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19 days ago
How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt
George Papadopoulos was working as an energy consultant in London when the Trump campaign named him a foreign policy adviser in early March 2016. via Agence…
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20 days ago
Trump is "definitely still involved" in his hotel business, a new report says
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Trump International Hotel, in DC. Chip Somodevilla / Getty President Donald Trump’s isn’t so separate from his businesses as he…
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21 days ago
How I Built an Unstoppable Debt Snowball to Crush My Debt
How I found myself in debt is a pretty common story for many. In fact it happened, almost unconsciously, while chasing The American Dream. I found a decent…
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22 days ago
IKEA Trådfri: Internet of Things done right
Paulus Schoutsen nine minutes reading time Internet-of-Things Last month IKEA released a new home automation lineup called Trådfri . It consists of white bulbs,…
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22 days ago
Network Computing Moves Closer to the Edge
October 9, 2017 by Tyler McMullen (Supphachai Salaeman/Shutterstock) In the two decades since Sun Microsystems declared “the network is the computer,” cloud…
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22 days ago
Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe
Peter Levine, a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an interesting working theory. He believes that cloud computing is soon going…
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22 days ago
Envoy – Cindy Sridharan – Medium
It was November 1st, 2016. I’d spent the better part of the day at a training on Go + Distributed Computing . O’Reilly had offered me a free ticket in exchange…
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22 days ago
Excerpts From Trump’s Interview With The Times
President Trump arriving in Florida last week. Tom Brenner/The New York Times President Trump spoke on Thursday with a reporter from The New York Times, Michael…
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22 days ago
Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council
A red ribbon in recognition of World AIDS Day hangs at White House on Dec. 1. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) The remaining members of the Presidential Advisory…
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22 days ago
Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.…
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22 days ago
How to Survive a Plane Crash
Photo by Giuseppe Milo . Plane travel is incredibly safe—your odds of dying on a commercial flight are about one in 11 million —but accidents still happen and…
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22 days ago
Netflix’s Dark is hard to watch, and impossible to stop watching
Netflix Netflix’s mesmerizing new German-language series Dark certainly is aptly named. A great deal of the new 10-episode season takes place in dim rooms and…
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23 days ago
Ikea’s smart lights are as stylish and breakable as its furniture
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The best part of Ikea’s new smart light system is its dimmer. The dimmer doesn’t work very well, and its battery ran…
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24 days ago
How Climate Change and Plague Helped Bring Down the Roman Empire
This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons. At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked…
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24 days ago
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