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The Philosophy of SimCity
An Interview With the Game's Lead Designer
interview  games  simcity  urban  design 
yesterday
The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today.
climatechange  history  earth  extinction 
yesterday
Esri Leaflet
A lightweight set of tools for using ArcGIS services with Leaflet.
webdev  maps  leaflet  osm  geography  gis 
5 days ago
Quitting Instagram
Why did one of the original employees of the social media platform quit the company and delete the app?
instagram  socialmedia  trend  culture  facebook 
6 days ago
Bowel movement | The Guardian
the push to change the way you poo
health  toilet  poo  trends 
7 days ago
The Digital Maginot Line
We are immersed in an evolving, ongoing conflict: an Information World War in which state actors, terrorists, and ideological extremists leverage the social infrastructure underpinning everyday life to sow discord and erode shared reality.
information  trust  communication  internet  war  future  reality 
7 days ago
We have 12 years to avert dire climate change consequences: UN report
Earth is on track to face devastating consequences of climate change — extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding — unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new United Nations report warns.
climatechange  future  trend  research 
7 days ago
The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? - The New York Times
Coal, the fuel that powered the industrial age, has led the planet to the brink of catastrophic climate change.
energy  climatechange  coal 
7 days ago
Legacy of President George H.W. Bush: War Crimes, Racism
In the age of Donald Trump, it isn’t difficult for hagiographers of the late Bush Sr. to paint a picture of him as a great patriot and pragmatist; a president who governed with “class” and “integrity.”
obituary  legacy  USA  politics  president  georgebush  war 
8 days ago
How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects
48 personalities that cause software development projects to fail.
culture  programming  collaboration  type  people  communication 
9 days ago
The Mystery Font That Took Over New York - The New York Times
How did Choc, a quirky calligraphic typeface drawn by a
French graphic designer in the 1950s, end up on storefronts everywhere?
fonts  nyc  typography  trend 
11 days ago
Why did Apple remove the iPhone headphone jack?
anything wireless is just another battery to worry about.
technology  apple  audio  wire  cable  change 
11 days ago
Ons basisinkomen volgens Rutger Bregman - VPRO Tegenlicht
dit eeuwenoude idee een probaat middel is voor armoedebestrijding en het aanjagen van nieuwe economische activiteit.
UBI  economics  society  future  documentary  dutch 
11 days ago
Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?
The songs that reached the top 10 were, on average, more repetitive than the rest in every year from 1960 to 2015!
analysis  music  visualization  data 
14 days ago
Why Publish a Dire Federal Climate Report on Black Friday? - The Atlantic
In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.
environment  climatechange  research  blackfriday  USA  future 
14 days ago
What Amazon’s Black Friday shift is like for workers - Vox
A former warehouse manager shares what the Black Friday shift is like.
amazon  black-friday  cyber-monday  business 
15 days ago
Too right it's Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet
Growth must go on – and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it. So we need a new system, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot
capitalism  climatechange  blackfriday  consumerism 
16 days ago
Why We're Investigating Extreme Politics in Underground Music
With the far right in ascendence across the globe, there's never been a more necessary time to investigate fascist and racist infiltration, current and historical, into the underground culture we love.
fascism  politics  culture  music 
18 days ago
The Post on Anti-Semitism I Never Thought I’d Write
Like many non-religious Jews of my generation, I naively assumed Nazism could never rise — and hurt us — again.
Longreads  crisis  Judaism  history  ww2  antisemitism  hate 
18 days ago
Instagram Grids: The Art of the Perfect Insta Page
Nice photos are table stakes on Instagram. The real art — and terror — comes in arranging your grid.
instagram  trends  hip  photography  socialmedia 
21 days ago
Why Sweden's cashless society is no longer a utopia
The instant payment app Swish has been downloaded by more than half of the population.
economy  Sweden  cash  finance  government  cashless 
25 days ago
Blocked From The Ballot : Stories on Voting in America
To shed light on modern issues of disenfranchisement and to amplify the stories of those without a voice and those protecting the right to vote within their communities.
USA  politics  voting  stories  elections 
25 days ago
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers | The New Yorker
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
medicine  healthcare  IT  bureacracy  doctors  computers 
25 days ago
Why Ratings and Feedback Forms Don’t Work - The Atlantic
Companies and apps constantly ask for ratings, but all that data may just be noise in the system.
feedback  ui  webdev  data  ratings 
25 days ago
The U.S. Needs Election Observers
U.S. Elections Are Neither Free Nor Fair. States Need to Open Their Doors to More Observers.
USA  politics  elections  vote  problem 
29 days ago
Why Are There So Many Problems With Voting Machines? - The Atlantic
"More than 40 states use computerized voting machines that are more than a decade old or are no longer manufactured." A voting machine that’s been around that long is at least as old as the very first iPhone that Apple released way back in 2007.
USA  politics  elections  vote  problem 
29 days ago
Boudica: how a widowed queen became a rebellious woman warrior | Aeon Essays
How a widowed queen became a rebel warrior, defying Roman patriarchy, and leading her people to glory even in defeat
history  Boudica  Britain  war  Romans  women  essay  patriarchy 
4 weeks ago
My Data Done Right
om je te helpen met het opstellen, versturen en bijhouden van je verzoeken om inzage te krijgen in je persoonsgegevens of je persoonsgegevens te corrigeren, te verwijderen of ze in een handig formaat op te vragen.
tools  gdpr  communication  information  privacy  data 
6 weeks ago
You Are Jeff Bezos by Kris Ligman
The text-based choose-your-own-adventure game illustrates pretty artfully just how much money 156 billion American dollars is.
games  wealth  philanthropy  amazon  jeffbezos  money  obscene 
6 weeks ago
I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why. | Brad Frost
JavaScript is eating the world, and that has me just a bit worried. Designers and specialists of different stripes might not have the programming chops of a JavaScript engineer, but their perspectives are just as important to the success and health of a software product. 
work  programming  accessibility  webdev  javascript  future  trends 
6 weeks ago
Bitcoin must die – Slugger O'Toole
In fact, putting Bitcoin to death will help save both the economy and the environment.
environment  climatechange  bitcoin  economy  cryptocurrency 
7 weeks ago
5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Classical Music - The New York Times
We asked some of our favorite artists to tell us about the sounds they cherish. Listen to their choices.
music  classical  bestof  tips 
8 weeks ago
De grote volksverhuizing: verdreven voor de Atlantikwall
Duizenden huizen werden gesloopt en bijna 300.000 mensen werden gedwongen geëvacueerd.
history  ww2  netherlands 
8 weeks ago
'We need people who see things differently': tackling cybersecurity's gender problem
It’s an industry that has one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country. Does this have implications for our digital safety?
security  online  Gender  equality  work  future 
9 weeks ago
A Woman Can Never Be Likable Enough | The Nation
She was just emotional enough—not detached, not “hysterical”—to conform to expectations about what a woman should look like when she tells the truth about being assaulted.
gender  misogyny  society  culture  behaviour 
9 weeks ago
Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information
Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advertisers will be able to target Ben with an ad using that phone number, which I call “shadow contact information,” about a month later. Ben can’t access his shadow contact information, because that would violate Anna’s privacy, according to Facebook, so he can’t see it or delete it, and he can’t keep advertisers from using it either.
facebook  privacy  advertising  identity  contact  gdpr 
9 weeks ago
No More Google
Privacy-friendly alternatives to Google that don't track you
privacy  google  tools  alternative  list 
9 weeks ago
Animated Map
2,400 Years of European History
history  Europe  geography  countries  maps  animation 
10 weeks ago
‘The Very Top Guy in the Stasi was Personally Involved in Figuring Out How to Destroy Punk.’
Author Tim Mohr talks about East Germany’s dissident punk rock scene, and its role in bringing down the Berlin Wall in 1989 — the story behind his remarkable new book, ‘Burning Down The Haus.’
germany  ddr  communism  punk  resistance  history  berlinwall  stasi 
10 weeks ago
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