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Audrey Watters on Twitter: "Blackboard up for sale for $3 billion?!?!? http://t.co/aU6r8OG5YN"
no, seriously. many people are joking about this, but let's collectively buy it and destroy it.
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What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea? | Howard W French
On 26 May, CNN broadcast an unusual clip of a US navy intelligence flight over the South China Sea. The P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane – one of the newest…
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yesterday
Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)
i mean when we complain about the web we lost we should also be grateful about the web we lost cc
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2 days ago
Home – RealMe
OH MY LORD IT'S REALLY, ACTUALLY, FINALLY LIVE:
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2 days ago
Uncovering the Early History of “Big Data” and the “Smart City” in Los Angeles | Boom: A Journal of California
A critical appreciation. “To describe this diverse region in such a way as to make comprehensible the many dimensions of the city’s population and the…
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3 days ago
The New American Slavery
MAMOU, Louisiana — Travis Manuel and his twin brother, Trey, were shopping at Walmart near this rural town when they met two Mexican women who struck them as…
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5 days ago
The Mirror Stage
A classic graphic novel expresses a contradiction at the heart of sexuality
Watching Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s…
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5 days ago
What is 21st Century Photography?
In this newly commissioned essay, Daniel Rubinstein answers one of photography’s most complicated questions. In our contemporary image-world of computers and…
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5 days ago
Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers
Nick Ballon for WIRED
A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with…
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5 days ago
Page not found - The Los Angeles Review of Books
THE WORLD THE WORK of John McPhee creates appears deceptively small. In January 1965, he published his first of several dozen pieces of reportage for The New…
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5 days ago
Infrastructure Cyborgs: Part One - FutureEverything
22nd July, 2015 A guest post from speaker and mentor at the City Infrastructure Lab , Paul Graham Raven. 1: I am a cyborg What act could be more simple than…
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6 days ago
ISIS Transforming Into Functioning State That Uses Terror as Tool
ISTANBUL — The Islamic State uses terror to force obedience and frighten enemies. It has seized territory, destroyed antiquities, slaughtered minorities, forced…
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8 days ago
As Beijing Becomes a Supercity, the Rapid Growth Brings Pains
YANJIAO, China — Every morning at 5:30, Liu Desheng joins a dozen retirees waiting for the express bus to Beijing from this small city in Hebei Province. They…
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8 days ago
Notes on Design Activism
What is design activism? Design activism uses the language of design to create political debate. Instead of solving problems in the manner of industrial design,…
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8 days ago
Inside the Islamic State
In November 2001, two months after the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, James Buchan, a novelist and a former Middle East…
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8 days ago
The Rule of Boko Haram
In early May, during the final days of the hot, dry season, I flew to Yola, the capital of Adamawa State in eastern Nigeria and an apparent safe haven from the…
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8 days ago
Fairly Random Thoughts on Ashley Madison & the Swiftly Moving Line — The Message — Medium
AshleyMadison.com is an online personals service that enables people who want to have extramarital affairs to find each other and, presumably, to do sex things…
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8 days ago
The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator | Andrew Rice
After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this year, FBI agents descended on a blue split-level house in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In…
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8 days ago
The UX of Alcohol Abuse: Reflections on a Year of Sobriety
A cautionary tale to individuals and organizations, a call to action to be more proactive against alcohol abuse, and the start of a dialogue within our…
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9 days ago
blog — emily blincoe
linked to a site that includes images like thanks
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10 days ago
The Singapore exception
AT 50, ACCORDING to George Orwell, everyone has the face he deserves. Singapore, which on August 9th marks its 50th anniversary as an independent country, can…
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10 days ago
Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship
CHIOS, Greece — The rickety raft made of empty oil drums and a wooden tabletop rolled and pitched with the waves while tied to the side of the Dona Liberta, a…
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12 days ago
The end of capitalism has begun
The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century…
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12 days ago
The First Light of Trinity
The light of a nuclear explosion is unlike anything else on Earth. This is because the heat of a nuclear explosion is unlike anything else on Earth. Seventy…
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13 days ago
Confronting New Madrid (Part 2) (Idle Words)
(This is the second half of an earlier post. If you don’t read it, you will understand nothing). Phyllis talks a lot about “the wrong kind of earthquake”. The…
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13 days ago
The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Late this spring, the publisher Spiegel & Grau sent out advance copies of a new book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a slim volume of 176 pages called Between the World…
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14 days ago
tessalt/echo-chamber-js · GitHub
Echochamber.js is a full-featured solution to comments on your blog, BRILLIANT. Hit the Git.
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15 days ago
The Web We Have to Save
By Hossein DerakhshanIllustrations by Tim McDonagh
Seven months ago, I sat down at the small table in the kitchen of my 1960s apartment, nestled on the top…
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15 days ago
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