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How CIA Director John Brennan Became America's Spy And Obama's Conscience
Shortly before 9 a.m. on March 11, 2014, Dianne Feinstein, the 80-year-old chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, walked into the Senate chamber with a…
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Chinese Shipyard Looks to Build Giant Floating Islands
Floating Island che at lt.cjdby.net This CGI shows one of JDG's floating islands, which is likely the largest 120m X 900M configuration. The floating island can…
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2 days ago
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Florence, a mighty fine cat to know.
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3 days ago
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Your email keith.bolland@vuw.ac.nz Enter a different email Your name (required) Extension For staff members Area Job title For students Start date The date when…
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VISUALIZE: Daily routines of accomplished creative people - Boing Boing
Who had wives, servants. MT : VISUALIZE: Daily routines of accomplished creative ppl
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4 days ago
Homeless Millennials Are Transforming Hobo Culture
On Reddit, he’s /u/huckstah, an administrator on /r/vagabond, a subreddit with nearly 10,000 members—many of them identify as “homeless”—who trade skills and…
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4 days ago
Ed-Tech's Inequalities
This talk was delivered virtually today at Western Oregon University. The slide deck is available here. “Education is the civil rights issue of our time,”…
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MoMA | MoMA’s Digital Art Vault
Posted by Ben Fino-Radin, Digital Repository Manager, Department of Conservation
MoMA’s data center. Photo: Ben Fino-Radin
Recently on Inside/Out, we heard from…
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3D printing titanium and the bin of broken dreams
Last December, in an industrial park in Cincinnati, I watched as Dave Bartosik set up a build platform on an EOS M280. The part he was printing is one that I…
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4 days ago
LRB · James Meek · Why are you still here?
In Grimsby, the former fishing capital of England, sandpipers scurry across the tarmac of derelict streets. The sandpiper isn’t a creature of asphalt and…
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6 days ago
155,000 New York kids boycott standardized tests
In which, stunningly, Dems for Ed Reform say explicitly that testing is about determining real estate property values
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6 days ago
Tom Gauld - latest
An old favourite Tom Gauld cartoon (I like all these places):
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6 days ago
Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble
Above: This barge sucks gas from the lake and sends it to a power plant on shore. It is a small-scale pilot version of the extraction facility in the…
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6 days ago
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Hey you guys all saw the arctic fox picture right?
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7 days ago
RATATAT - CREAM ON CHROME - YouTube
Muting William Hague to listen to new Ratatat. I suggest you do the same.
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8 days ago
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I considered replacing the text in this with "No more OS X reviews" and using it as a header image
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9 days ago
Sketchbook: Noticing planning notices
The primary interface between the UK’s planning system and the people and places it serves is a piece of A4 paper tied to a lamppost in the rain. OK, not…
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9 days ago
Read Labour’s manifesto – The Labour Party
The Labour Party Manifesto insisted on my name and postcode before I could read it and
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10 days ago
What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school? - The Boston Globe
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The son of an MBTA bus driver from Jamaica Plain, Harvard sophomore Ted White helps lead the First Generation Student Union, pushing for…
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11 days ago
It’s Still a Scandal! by Adam Thirlwell
One small scene from the annals of heroic modernism is the moment when, in the winter of 1921, the French novelist and critic Valery Larbaud gave the world’s…
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12 days ago
Cherry Blossom Season - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Current status: 0% of cherry trees in peak bloom, 1% in first bloom, 0% in post-peak bloom, 99% in pre-bloom.
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14 days ago
German student makes FoI request to see test papers before exams | World news | The Guardian
I believe that children are the future. German student makes FoI request to see test papers before exams.
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14 days ago
Instagram
Oh nothing just a bobcat pulling a shark out of the ocean: /photo: John Bailey via on IG /cc
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16 days ago
The First Gay Sit-in happened 40 years ago
tags: gay Mr. Stein is an associate professor of history at York University in Toronto. He is the author of City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and…
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17 days ago
How the New York Times is eluding censors in China
The New York Times’ English and Chinese-language websites have been blocked since an October 2012 article about the wealthy family of prime minister Wen Jiabao.…
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17 days ago
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/06/born-red
When Xi was fourteen, Red Guards warned, “We can execute you a hundred times.” He joined the Communist Party at twenty. In anticipation of New Year’s Eve,…
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18 days ago
William Gibson riffs on writing and the future
Great science fiction writers don’t just imagine the future, they shape it. The idea that omnipresent social data networks would one day seem as normal as…
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19 days ago
CalFresh Onboarding
Current CalFresh app is dozens of screens and hundreds of questions:

Only need name, address, sex, DOB, SSN, & sig.
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20 days ago
Eat Pray Roll — Matter — Medium
By Mary H.K. ChoiPhotographs by Elizabeth Renstrom and Alex Thebez
It’s 6:30 and I’m waiting in a dive bar with a mug of hot tea. Peppermint. It’s 20 degrees…
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A rare LHC tour—avoiding radiation to see scientific history up close
CESSY, France—As we drive through small villages in Eastern France, some for the second time, it’s becoming increasingly clear that my tour guide is lost. She’s…
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21 days ago
Bot Benediction, 2015 - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
Bots as chaos magic: the ever-insightful @lifewinning on why Twitter bots are beautiful and brilliant: https://t.co/q64CrRXYK2
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21 days ago
The Podemos revolution: how a small group of radical academics changed European politics | Giles Tremlett
At the start of the 2008 academic year, Pablo Iglesias, a 29-year-old lecturer with a pierced eyebrow and a ponytail greeted his students at the political…
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21 days ago
Corrupt Personalization
(“ And also Bud Light .”) In my last two posts I’ve been writing about my attempt to convince a group of sophomores with no background in my field  that there…
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22 days ago
The NSA empire's expanding colonies...
Via WMR The National Security Agency, like any empire, has its own security force, its own subservient news media team, and, increasingly its own overseas…
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22 days ago
I Was Alabama’s Top Judge. I’m Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There.
I felt trapped. I had made it to the top of my profession. I was the chief justice of Alabama, the first woman to head the state Supreme Court. It was, for a…
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22 days ago
What is the most private city in the world?
“It may well be the case that democracy and capitalism, which at moments in their youth were allies, cannot live together once both have come of age.” So wrote…
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22 days ago
The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people…
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22 days ago
Lost Boys | The Campo Santo Quarterly Review
THE history of San Francisco is rich with fascinating and inspiring characters, but this story is just about a man who kicked a dog. Consider Henry Rippey. It…
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23 days ago
The Art of Fiction #2: Meg Jayanth | The Campo Santo Quarterly Review
THE last time I saw Sean Vanaman was one year ago in London, on the occasion of his nomination for a British Academy Video Game Award. The night before the…
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24 days ago
Choose Boring Technology
Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan’s technical…
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24 days ago
No Dickheads! A Guide To Building Happy, Healthy, And Creative Teams. — Medium
There is a perpetuated myth within the design community, that a single visionary is required to build great products. Rubbish. Great teams build great products;…
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25 days ago
The world will only get weirder
“Almost literally, everything that has ever happened has happened in the last decade or less.” [[This is very good]] http://t.co/PWe8Y9VxW7
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25 days ago
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