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The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best | GQ
For GQ's Men of the Year issue, chefs, artists, and loved ones pay tribute to the late culinary icon.
newswire 
10 hours ago
What the Marriott Breach Says About Security — Krebs on Security
If you're not using a password manager, do it. I am a very happy customer of @1Password, but anything is better than nothing!
security  privacy  data  newswire 
2 days ago
To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data - The New York Times
Guaranteeing people’s confidentiality has become more of a challenge, but some scholars worry that the new system will impede research.
newswire  privacy 
2 days ago
How Michael B. Johnson creates space by creating spaces for fluid conversation
"At least to me, it’s not about making the movie faster. It’s about making it with less people."
newswire 
2 days ago
RATS! Your guide to protecting yourself against snitches, informers, informants, agents provocateurs, narcs, finks, and similar vermin
These days, law enforcement at all levels -- from the local cop shop to obscure federal agencies -- uses snitches to trap ordinary people. Snitches tell lies that send their friends to jail. Paid agents provocateurs talk or trick otherwise harmless people into committing crimes. In many places, Snitch culture has virtually replaced real investigation of real crimes.

Don't think you're exempt if you're a "law-abiding citizen." The most trusting, naive, innocent people often make the easiest targets for these weaselly, lying, opportunistic vermin. Snitches specialize in targeting the vulnerable.

You may be in danger if you are:

A political activist
A recreational drug user
A hobbyist or business person who works with "sensitive" materials
A member of an unpopular religion
A gun owner or dealer
A participant in the underground economy
A photographer or videographer
A controversial thinker or writer
Or you just happen to hang out with the wrong people

Snitches are everywhere and they're hard to detect. This brief, FREE ebook, Rats, can help you:

Identify a snitch
Protect yourself against snitches and agents provocateurs
Protect your friends or colleagues
Know how to handle yourself if you get arrested

It could even help you avoid being pressured into becoming a snitch, yourself.

Rats is the work of ex-cops, lawyers, security experts, experienced activists, outlaws, former outlaws, trained interrogators, and more. In the hour or so it takes you to read their information, you'll gain a lifetime's worth of armor against snitches, informers, informants, agents provocateurs, narcs, finks, and similar vermin.

Download the Rats ebook now. Five electronic formats. All absolutely FREE. Download below or top of page left.

Share it with your friends. Spread it around. Offer copies for download you your own site or mirror this entire page. All we ask is that you provide a link back to http://rats-nosnitch.com/. Information is power -- the power of free people against a growing police state.

If you want to read the book in one of the ereader formats but don't own a Kindle or a Nook, you can download free reader software for phones, Windows and Mac computers, and other devices. Free Kindle apps from Amazon.com. Free Nook apps from Barnes & Noble.
opsec  security 
2 days ago
The Friendship That Made Google Huge | The New Yorker
As much as I dislike the rock star programmer idea this article buys into, it has a surprisingly interesting view of one particular pair programming duo at Google!
google  newswire  pair_programming 
2 days ago
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Folks working in SF/Bay Area tech: what are some companies you could feel ethically *good* working for? Looking for ideas because nothing inspires me right now. I'll list some companies I would *not* work for in replies to this tweet.
jobs 
2 days ago
The Woman Who Outruns the Men, 200 Miles at a Time - The New York Times
Courtney Dauwalter specializes in extremely long races. But her success in winning them has opened a debate about how men’s innate strength advantages apply to endurance sports.
newswire  running 
5 days ago
tbaggery - Effortless Ctags with Git
In case you’ve been living under a programming rock, Ctags (specifically Exuberant Ctags, not the BSD version shipped with OS X) indexes source code to make it easy to jump to functions, variables, classes, and other identifiers in (among other editors) Vim (see :help tags). The major downside to Ctags is having to manually rebuild that index all the time. That’s where the not-so-novel idea of re-indexing from various Git commit hooks comes in.
git  tags 
7 days ago
When the Internet Archive Forgets
On the internet, there are certain institutions we have come to rely on daily to keep truth from becoming nebulous or elastic. Not necessarily in the way that something stupid like Verrit aspired to, but at least in confirming that you aren’t losing your mind, that an old post or article you remember reading did, in fact, actually exist. It can be as fleeting as using Google Cache to grab a quickly deleted tweet, but it can also be as involved as doing a deep dive of a now-dead site’s archive via the Wayback Machine. But what happens when an archive becomes less reliable, and arguably has legitimate reasons to bow to pressure and remove controversial archived material?
newswire 
7 days ago
These Are the Pillars of Modern Sports Nutrition | Outside Online
To fuel for athletic success, consider specificity, periodization, and personalization.
newswire  sports  nutrition 
9 days ago
All you need is tools 🛠 – Pedro Piñera
In this post I talk about why investing in good tooling is crucial for projects to move steadily.
newswire 
9 days ago
Running in the Shadows : Illinois Law Review
I love sports law... of course, I wouldn’t do this even if I were paid! 😉
newswire 
9 days ago
The Spider That Makes Milk and Cares for Its Young - The Atlantic
It feeds its young a white, nutritious fluid secreted from its underside.
newswire 
10 days ago
Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed | The Nation
How US military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audit.
newswire  military 
11 days ago
Diverse segments of the US public underestimate the environmental concerns of minority and low-income Americans | PNAS
In a nationally representative survey experiment, diverse segments of the US public underestimated the environmental concerns of nonwhite and low-income Americans and misperceived them as lower than those of white and more affluent Americans. Moreover, both whites and nonwhites and higher- and lower-income respondents associated the term “environmentalist” with whites and the well-educated, suggesting that shared cultural stereotypes may drive these misperceptions. This environmental belief paradox—a tendency to misperceive groups that are among the most environmentally concerned and most vulnerable to a wide range of environmental impacts as least concerned about the environment—was largely invariant across demographic groups and also extended to the specific issue of climate change. Suggesting these beliefs are malleable, exposure to images of a racially diverse (vs. nondiverse) environmental organization in an embedded randomized experiment reduced the perceived gap between whites’ and nonwhites’ environmental concerns and strengthened associations between nonwhites and the category “environmentalists” among minority respondents. These findings suggest that stereotypes about others’ environmental attitudes may pose a barrier to broadening public engagement with environmental initiatives, particularly among populations most vulnerable to negative environmental impacts.
paper  science  environment 
11 days ago
Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations — Smashing Magazine
When you prepare for your next presentation, use these tips on how to tweak your slides and your talk so that everyone gets the most out of it.
presentation  accessibility  speaking 
11 days ago
The ‘Good Guy With the Gun’ Is Never Black – Rolling Stone
The deaths of Emantic Bradford and Jemel Roberson remind us who the Second Amendment protects
newswire  guncontrol 
11 days ago
event-stream vulnerability explained - Zach Schneider
If you work with JavaScript at all, you probably saw a ton of noise yesterday about a vulnerability in the event-stream npm package. Unfortunately, the actual forensic analysis of the issue is buried under 600+ comments on the GitHub issue, most of which are just people flaming about the state of npm, open source, etc. I thought that was a shame, because the vulnerability was actually exceptionally clever and technically interesting, and teaches some important lessons about maintaining security in JavaScript applications. So I decided to write an explainer detailing what happened, how the attack worked, and how the JavaScript community can better defend against similar attacks in the future.

Before I begin, I want to credit FallingSnow, maths22, and joepie91 for their excellent forensic analysis. They did all of the hard work of analyzing the vulnerability and working out what it did. I’ll credit them again later when I cite their findings, but I think it’s worthwhile to explicitly state upfront that I didn’t work any of this out myself; I’m just summarizing what others have learned.
newswire  security  javascript 
11 days ago
The Best Way to Handle Winter Weather - The Atlantic
Science suggests that there are two types of people who tolerate the cold well. Sadly, I’m neither.
newswire 
12 days ago
‘Nancy’ Comic Artist Olivia Jaimes Gives Extended Interview
Rarely in the history of comics has there been a turnaround as abrupt and pronounced as that of “Nancy.” As of just a few months ago, no discerning critic paid the long-running comic strip any mind. Sure, the strips made back in the day by original creator Ernie Bushmiller were held up as revered objects by comics nerds, but he’d died long ago and his successors had never garnered his level of fame. Then came Olivia Jaimes. Or perhaps we should say “Olivia Jaimes,” for that name is a pseudonym. Since April, she’s been the cartoonist behind “Nancy,” cranking out shockingly funny material about the titular 8-year-old, her slothful pal Sluggo, and her glamorous aunt Fritzi, as well as a few new characters Jaimes has thrown into the mix. Virtually nothing is known about Jaimes, so it came as a surprise when she agreed to an extended, unmediated phone interview. Vulture caught up with the elusive draftswoman about the secret origin of her much-memed “Sluggo is lit” panel, the contents of her iPhone notes about strip ideas, and the overlap between “Nancy” and The Good Place.
newswire  comics 
14 days ago
In Defense of Puns
Puns point to the essence of all true wit—the ability to hold in the mind two different ideas about the same thing at the same time.
newswire  puns 
15 days ago
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet | The New Yorker
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.
climate  politics  newswire 
16 days ago
A Hundred Years After the Armistice | The New Yorker
If you think the First World War began senselessly, consider how it ended.
books  history  newswire  ww1 
17 days ago
Modern slavery and the race to fish | Nature Communications
Marine fisheries are in crisis, requiring twice the fishing effort of the 1950s to catch the same quantity of fish, and with many fleets operating beyond economic or ecological sustainability. A possible consequence of diminishing returns in this race to fish is serious labour abuses, including modern slavery, which exploit vulnerable workers to reduce costs. Here, we use the Global Slavery Index (GSI), a national-level indicator, as a proxy for modern slavery and labour abuses in fisheries. GSI estimates and fisheries governance are correlated at the national level among the major fishing countries. Furthermore, countries having documented labour abuses at sea share key features, including higher levels of subsidised distant-water fishing and poor catch reporting. Further research into modern slavery in the fisheries sector is needed to better understand how the issue relates to overfishing and fisheries policy, as well as measures to reduce risk in these labour markets.
fishing  paper  slavery 
17 days ago
Physical punishment of children: lessons from 20 years of research
- Numerous studies have found that physical punishment increases the risk of broad and enduring negative developmental outcomes.

- No study has found that physical punishment enhances developmental health.

- Most child physical abuse occurs in the context of punishment.

- A professional consensus is emerging that parents should be supported in learning nonviolent, effective approaches to discipline.
study  punishment  parenting 
17 days ago
Enlightenment Therapy | MetaFilter
One afternoon a student said "Roshi, I don't really understand what's going on. I mean, we sit in zazen and we gassho to each other and everything, and Felicia got enlightened when the bottom fell out of her water-bucket, and Todd got enlightened when you popped him one with your staff, and people work on koans and get enlightened, but I've been doing this for two years now, and the koans don't make any sense, and I don't feel enlightened at all! Can you just tell me what's going on?"

"Well you see," Roshi replied, "for most people, and especially for most educated people like you and I, what we perceive and experience is heavily mediated, through language and concepts that are deeply ingrained in our ways of thinking and feeling. Our objective here is to induce in ourselves and in each other a psychological state that involves the unmediated experience of the world, because we believe that that state has certain desirable properties. It's impossible in general to reach that state through any particular form or method, since forms and methods are themselves examples of the mediators that we are trying to avoid. So we employ a variety of ad hoc means, some linguistic like koans and some non-linguistic like zazen, in hopes that for any given student one or more of our methods will, in whatever way, engender the condition of non-mediated experience that is our goal. And since even thinking in terms of mediators and goals tends to reinforce our undesirable dependency on concepts, we actively discourage exactly this kind of analytical discourse."

And the student was enlightened.
koan 
17 days ago
Errata Security: Some notes about HTTP/3
HTTP/3 is going to be standardized. As an old protocol guy, I thought I'd write up some comments.
http  networking  programming 
17 days ago
You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage… — ProPublica
Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night’s rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance
newswire  health 
17 days ago
The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves
Poverty—both individual and social—is a policy, not an accident, and not some kind of natural law. These are deliberate choices about the allocation of resources. They are eminently undoable by modest exercises of political power, although if the state- and city-level Democratic leaders of New York and northern Virginia are the national mold, then our nominally left-wing party is utterly, hopelessly beholden to the upward transfer of social wealth to an extremely narrow cadre of already extremely rich men and women.
newswire 
21 days ago
Speaker Pro-Tips | zenspider.com | by ryan davis
I just gave my talk and I think it went swimmingly. One thing that really worked for me was putting it together in Keynote. Despite having a ton of movies and images, most of the tedium was automatically handled by using keynote to do almost all of the work.
presentation 
21 days ago
Housing Can’t Be Both Affordable and a Good Investment - CityLab
The two pillars of American housing policy are fundamentally at odds.
newswire  housing  real_estate 
21 days ago
Using Neuroscience to Make Feedback Work and Feel Better
Research shows that using feedback is how organisms — and organizations — stay alive. Here’s how leaders can make the most of the anxiety-producing process.
newswire  feedback 
25 days ago
Why Komodo Dragons Haven’t Conquered the World - The New York Times
The razor-toothed predators are fierce, but scientists found that they’re real homebodies.
newswire 
25 days ago
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers | The New Yorker
Atul Gawande on the promise of digitization to make medical care easier and more efficient, and whether screens may be coming between doctors and patients.
newswire 
25 days ago
1password | Darth Null
Earlier this year, I embarked on a deep dive into how 1Password works. In particular, I wanted to understand what could happen if an attacker managed to collect a user’s Master Password – how hard would it then be to get all their passwords?

As part of this quest, I’ve explored the 1Password vault structure, read their security white papers, asked for help from engineers in their support forum, and written multiple tools to Read All The Passwords.

The 1Password service is available in so many flavors that it’s impossible to do every aspect of the ecosystem justice. Native clients exist for macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android. There are browser-based clients. We have browser extensions and mini clients. Shared vaults in the cloud. Private vaults (which can also be synced over things like Dropbox). There’s even an official command-line interface.

Fortunately, AgileBits (the creators of 1Password) are very open as to how their systems work. Their “1Password for Teams” whitepaper is an essential resource for understanding the product, and ultimately, what risks it may present to an organization. But the documentation is by no means complete. I’ve had to dig, experiment, and frequently, cajole AgileBits support and engineers, until I really understood how things work. And so now I’m here to try and share that information.
security  1password 
26 days ago
Income Inequality Explains the Decline of Youth Sports - The Atlantic
Expensive travel leagues siphon off talented young athletes from well-off families—and leave everyone else behind.
newswire  sports  meritocracy 
26 days ago
How to Fuel for a Solo, Unassisted Antarctic Crossing | Outside Online
Colin O’Brady thinks it’s possible—but just barely—to haul enough calories to traverse the continent. Here’s how.
newswire  nutrition 
26 days ago
Google Night Sight review: night vision for the Pixel camera - The Verge
We review Google’s Night Sight camera mode for Pixel phones. This is a new AI-powered night mode that revolutionizes low-light mobile photography.
newswire  google  machine_learning  photography 
26 days ago
The Cult of Spicy Chile Crisp Is Real | TASTE
An online magazine for today's home cook, reporting from the front lines of dinner.
newswire  food 
26 days ago
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