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A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come
Illustration: Mike McQuade; Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty; Kacper Pempel / Reuters Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the…
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4 days ago
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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25 days ago
How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks
Photography by Sergio Corvacho Above, Anna Delvey. It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface…
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9 weeks ago
Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture du jour . Coming of age alongside this trend, Segment…
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9 weeks ago
How Riot Games tried to ‘fix’ support, and failed
Pyke , an angry ghost pirate on a quest to kill everyone he thinks is responsible for his death, is the newest champion in League of Legends . What is unusual…
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10 weeks ago
How a Diablo expansion led to behind the scenes trouble
Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II cover art Lili Ibrahim The following is an excerpt from a near-complete version of Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II – Heaven,…
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12 weeks ago
Cultist Simulator: the retrospective
Alexis wrote a mini-retrospective a couple of weeks ago which talks about the immediate aftermath of launch. Take a look if you haven’t already! This…
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june 2018
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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june 2018
From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki On Déraciné And Pursuing His Hidden Passions - Game Informer
Just as E3 was kicking into gear, Sony and From Software announced they were collaborating on a new VR title. Déraciné puts players in control of a faerie…
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june 2018
Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers
In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: The Walking Dead…
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june 2018
How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)
Helpful kids are happy kids: Pitching in with household jobs builds confidence and gives children a sense of belonging, psychologists say. Sisters Angela, 12,…
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june 2018
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june 2018
How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google
WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs…
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may 2018
Suddenly, Everyone Wants to Talk About Parking
Ah, efficiency. Courtesy UCLA/Luskin School of Public Affairs Laura Bliss 11:52 AM ET In an interview, the guru of progressive parking policy reflects on his…
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may 2018
The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency
Every week in Tokyo’s Ichigaya district, about three miles northeast of the bright neon lights and swarming crowds in the heart of Shibuya, a driver quietly…
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may 2018
A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture
Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow her. She…
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may 2018
Predatory behavior runs rampant in Facebook’s addiction support groups
When Laurie Couch first joined the Affected by Addiction Support Group, a closed Facebook group with 70,000 members, she felt a sense of belonging. Here were…
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may 2018
Basic Income, Not Basic Jobs: Against Hijacking Utopia
Some Democrats angling for the 2020 presidential nomination have a big idea: a basic jobs guarantee , where the government promises a job to anybody who wants…
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may 2018
Be aware: How domain registrar can kill your business
So, in the morning of May 3rd, I noticed uptimechecker.io becomes unreachable at moments, then available again, then down again, and so on.It all reminded of…
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may 2018
'Whenever You Hear the Word 'Smart,' Beware'
Can more cities be like Copenhagen? Bob Strong/Reuters Annette Becker Lessano Negussie 9:08 AM ET Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped…
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april 2018
Lessons from My First Two Years of AI Research
Tom Silver | About Me | Favorite Papers | Blog By Tom Silver A friend of mine who is about to start a career in artificial intelligence research recently asked…
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april 2018
California's Anti-Sanctuary Cities Were Also Anti-Cannabis
A California resident protesting law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse in Sacramento, California in 2011. Max…
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april 2018
I was Zuckerberg’s speechwriter. “Companies over countries” was his early motto.
Facebook co-founder, chair, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office…
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april 2018
I wandered off and built an IDE – QueryStorm Blog
A few years ago, I set out to build a small Excel plugin to help out my girlfriend at the time. I ended up building a full-blown IDE over the course of four…
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april 2018
Confessions of an Unreal Engine 4 Engineering Firefighter
A.K.A. How to Save 15% or More on Your Engineering Budget I have been working professionally with Unreal Engine for over 9 years. During this time, I have…
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april 2018
A Jarring Revelation
Poet, inventor, and businesswoman Amanda Theodosia Jones learned firsthand why 19th century America was a tough time and place to be a female entrepreneur,…
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april 2018
Content Efficiency: Game Data Server
Obviously I constructed this example to highlight some of the common problems we encounter when editing .ini files. This is far from a user-friendly interface.…
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april 2018
Determinism in League of Legends: Introduction
Hi, I’m Rick Hoskinson, an engineer on the Deterministic Disaster Recovery team, and I’m here to talk about how we gave ourselves the power to turn back the…
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april 2018
A Taxonomy of Tech Debt
Hi there. I’m Bill “LtRandolph” Clark, and I’m the engineering manager for the Champions team on LoL . I’ve worked on several different teams on League over the…
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april 2018
Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies?
Movie theater popcorn is a concession stand staple whose scent has spawned marketing ploys and copycat recipes , but movie theaters haven’t always been…
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april 2018
Fifty (or Sixty) Years of Processor Development…for This?
“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a…
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april 2018
The Key to Good Luck Is an Open Mind - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Demystifying the luck skillset has been a personal project of Christine Carter, a sociologist and senior fellow at the Greater Good Science Center, at U.C.…
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march 2018
Achtung! Decentralize, decentralize, decentralize!
I can hardly believe it, but the media is finally putting Facebook’s feet to thefire! No longer is it just the weird paranoid kids shouting at everyone to…
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march 2018
How We Spend $3,400,000,000,000
Last year, America’s total medical costs hit a new record of $3.4 trillion, according to the federal government. That’s about 18 percent of the country’s total…
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march 2018
Opinion | Facebook’s Surveillance Machine
Facebook users go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance. Thibault Camus/Associated Press In…
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march 2018
'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine
Sandy Parakilas in San Francisco. ‘It has been painful watching. Because I know that they could have prevented it.’Photograph: Robert Gumpert H undreds of…
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march 2018
Does Tech Need Silicon Valley?
A couple of years ago, Megan Glover was on a coffee date with a friend when the conversation turned to the water crisis in Flint. Glover found herself nodding…
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march 2018
The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years
Flickr photo courtesy of user Arileu , under a Creative Commons license. Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood.…
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march 2018
Year 1: My full time indie developer life
The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer…
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march 2018
Gaijin Engineer in Tokyo
Being a foreign software engineer in Tokyo has its ups and downs. If you work in a company of foreigners you’re mostly shielded from the experience, but if you…
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march 2018
Long Live Mister Rogers' Quiet Revolution | JSTOR Daily
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email PrintFriendly In 1969, when a second season of the popular year-old children’s TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was…
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march 2018
» The Game of Everything, Part 1: Making Civilization The Digital Antiquarian
If my gravestone says, “Sid Meier, developed Civilization,” I’m happy with that. It’s a game I’m happy to be known for. — Sid Meier Sid Meier During Sid Meier’s…
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march 2018
The dark side of Dubai
1/4 Getty 2/4 Getty 3/4 Getty 4/4 Getty The wide, smiling face of Sheikh Mohammed – the absolute ruler of Dubai – beams down on his creation. His image is…
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march 2018
Operation Bayonet: Inside the Sting That Hijacked an Entire Dark Web Drug Market
For anyone who has watched the last few years of cat-and-mouse games on the dark web's black markets, the pattern is familiar: A contraband bazaar like the Silk…
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march 2018
Britain’s White-Collar Cops Are Getting Too Good at Their Job
Britain’s top white-collar crime enforcer left his London office one damp evening late last year, hailed a black cab to Canary Wharf, and took a seat in the…
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march 2018
This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town
Patrick Cavan Brown for Politico Magazine EAST WENATCHEE, Washington —Hands on the wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land…
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march 2018
What I Talk About When I Talk About Platforms
(with apologies to Haruki Murakami .) What is a 'Platform' anyway? Words are hard, it seems. ‘Platform’ is just about the most ambiguous term we could use for…
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march 2018
What We Get Wrong About Public Housing
Cabrini-Green, foreground and mid-photo, seen against the Chicago skyline in 1996, a year after demolition began. Beth A. Keiser/AP Jake Blumgart 8:00 AM ET In…
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march 2018
Why Women Choose Differently at Work - Issue 58: Self - Nautilus
I f you were to predict the future on the basis of school achievement alone, the world would be a matriarchy.” Susan Pinker, who wrote that sentence almost a…
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march 2018
The Story of Dave and His Killer Bread
David Dahl wasn’t quite himself that day. The cofounder of Dave’s Killer Bread was on sabbatical from the multimillion-dollar Milwaukie, Oregon–based company,…
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march 2018
Malta: an island of secrets and lies
On a Saturday evening in January, an estimated 110,000 people – more than a quarter of Malta’s population – funnelled into Valletta, its tiny gem of a capital,…
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february 2018
The Dropbox Comp
I am usually quite conservative when it comes to how much time, data, and effort I am willing to put into a product from a new startup: too many go out of…
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february 2018
How poverty changes your mind-set
The proportion of the global population living on less than $1.90 per person per day has fallen—from 18 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2013, according to the…
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february 2018
Let’s have no managers, instead of managers with no engineering experience
Over the course of my career as a developer I’ve been involved in a bad management situation more than once. I don’t mean where a manager is bad in the way…
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february 2018
How the 'Sicario' Team Took a Road Trip Through One of the World's Deadliest Cities
Producer Basil Iwanyk recalls the harrowing experiences of visiting Juarez, Mexico (where the film team researched the city's drug wars), and filming dangerous…
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february 2018
Americans Invented Modern Life. Now We’re Using Opioids to Escape It.
It is a beautiful, hardy flower, Papaver somniferum, a poppy that grows up to four feet in height and arrives in a multitude of colors. It thrives in temperate…
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february 2018
This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read
Alex Miller’s spare room had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end identified…
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february 2018
China's Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants
I n July 2009, deadly riots broke out in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. Nearly 200 people died , the majority ethnic Han Chinese, and thousands of…
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february 2018
Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World | Quanta Magazine
Until very recently, the machines that could trounce champions were at least respectful enough to start by learning from human experience. To beat Garry…
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february 2018
A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers—Again
Last year, a vigilante hacker broke into the servers of a company that sells spyware to everyday consumers and wiped their servers, deleting photos captured…
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february 2018
Telegram Passes Into History
For more than 150 years, messages of joy, sorrow and success came in signature yellow envelopes hand delivered by a courier. Now the Western Union telegram is…
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february 2018
Trucking as a State of Mind
Finn Murphy’s “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on theRoad” is an occupational memoir with a previously untold human story atits center. Photograph…
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february 2018
“Has Linux lost its way?” comments prompt a Debian developer to revisit FreeBSD after 20 years
I’ll admit it. I have a soft spot for FreeBSD . FreeBSD was the first Unix I ran, and it was somewhere around 20 years ago that I did so, before I switched to…
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february 2018
How to Study Mathematics
How to Study Mathematics Lawrence Neff Stout, Department of Mathematics, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Il 61702-2900 This essay describes a number…
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february 2018
I've never felt less in control of my own hardware
Introduction Once upon a time I bought a car. I drove it straight out of the dealership and parked it on my driveway. This is a thought experiment, as youth in…
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february 2018
The Tragedy of Fritz Haber: The Monster Who Fed The World
Image from www.imgc.allpostersimages.com [Note: The following contains graphic descriptions of warfare] By the spring of 1915, The Great War had already…
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february 2018
Russian Food with an Asterisk: Why It’s Difficult to Talk About Soviet Food.
Like just about everyone else, I have been thinking a lot lately about Russia. This has to do with the election-fixing headlines, obviously, but also my sudden…
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february 2018
Quinto: Resurrecting an Abandoned Board Game · jrheard's blog
11 Jan 2018 I played an old board game called Quinto when I was visiting a friend this past Thanksgiving. I developed a strange fixation on the game and wrote a…
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february 2018
Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online
In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a…
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february 2018
Afraid of Jail? Buy an Upgrade
An advertisement placed in LA Weekly in 2013 for the pay-to-stay program at Seal Beach Detention Center. Photo Illustration by Celina Fang for the Marshall…
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february 2018
The Windows<SUP>®</SUP> 95 User Interface: A Case Study in Usability Engineering
The Windows ® 95 User Interface: A Case Study in UsabilityEngineering Kent Sullivan Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-6399 +1 206 936…
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february 2018
How to Design a New Chip on a Budget
Photo: bunnie Huang We recently had an interesting exchange with bunnie Huang, hardware guru and creator of Chumby , NetTV , and the Novena laptop , among other…
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february 2018
Why Paper Jams Persist
For printer engineers, solving paper jams is “the ultimate challenge,” combining physics, chemistry, and programming. Illustration by Daniel Savage Subscriber?…
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february 2018
The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica
Subscribe » A Reporter At Large February 12 & 19, 2018 The White Darkness A solitary journey across Antarctica. T he man felt like a speck in the frozen…
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february 2018
Customer Satisfaction at the Push of a Button
HappyOrNot’s terminals have logged more than six hundred million responses. Animation by Javier Jaén Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories,…
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february 2018
You and Your Research
``You and Your Research'' Transcription of the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar 7 March 1986 J. F. Kaiser Bell Communications Research 445 South…
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february 2018
The Problem With Just Blaming Amtrak
Laura Bliss 1:18 PM ET The fatal derailment in South Carolina is another reminder that passenger rail has a serious accountability problem. The fatal Amtrak…
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february 2018
Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better
Photo-illustration: iStockphoto Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated…
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february 2018
The unexpected political power of dentists
Jonathan Shenkin, right, a pediatric dentist, at his office in Augusta, Maine. (Photo by Sarah Rice for The Washington Post) (Sarah Rice/For The Washington…
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february 2018
Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’
A roadside car-wash operator in Delft, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town, was fined the equivalent of about $250 for illegal water use. Joao Silva/The…
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february 2018
DO or UNDO - there is no VACUUM
What if PostgreSQL didn’t need VACUUM at all? This seems hard to imagine. After all, PostgreSQL uses multi-version concurrency control (MVCC), and if you create…
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january 2018
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