$1.3B wasted on bad AIDS education
Insane US plan to try to promote abstinence in Africa had no effect
africa  aids  hiv  religion  stupid 
13 hours ago
"Exclusive club for Kickstarter Backers". They charge $189 or 2% to be listed
14 hours ago
mathowie leaving metafilter
The founder and operator of my favorite online community is moving on
metafilter  community  mathowie  haughey  culture  internet 
B4-XVI beforesixteen
Hip-hop vs. Renaissance art
hiphop  art 
Mechanical Turk workers review employers
labor  jobs  amazon  mechanicalturk 
Browser programming environment for visual and audio art
processing  music  art  livecoding  javascript  via:metafilter 
Coded life of William Prestwood
Diaries of an 19th century American farmer and his many trysts
sex  diary  via:metafilter 
Kleiner Perkins update
Report from Ellen Pao's lawsuit alleging gender discrimination
gender  sexism  vc  venturecapital  kleiner  doerr 
2 days ago
Notch interview
Post-billions, sounds like he's doing poorly
minecraft  notch  billionaire  games 
2 days ago
Al3x and Jacobin
Wealthy engineer allies with democratic socialism; thoughtful piece
jacobin  socialism  politics  twitter 
2 days ago
Penis size metastudy
Definitive survey of various medical measurements
via:reddit  penis  sex  science 
2 days ago
BuzzFeed's model
Analysis of how BuzzFeed could end up being good for journalism. Wish I shared his optimism.
journalism  news  buzzfeed  viral 
2 days ago
Star Citizen interview
Thoughtful discussion with Chris Roberts about the game you can't play yet with $75M in sales
games  starcitizen  kickstarter  crowdfunding 
2 days ago
Character codes 1874–1968
Thoroughly researched article about the history of Baudot, ASCII, etc
ascii  computing  history  character  unicode 
2 days ago
ASCII history
Some very fiddly little details on the history of character encodings for computers
ascii  unicode  history  computing  fidonet 
3 days ago
Chinese website that I'm told is a bit like reddit
reddit  china  via:metafilter 
3 days ago
Another movie player for iPad
vlc  movies  video  ipad  ios  via:metafilter 
3 days ago
RIP Google+
Writing on the wall that Google is dismantling their ill-advised product
google  google+  plus  photos 
3 days ago
Ev / Medium interview
Great insights into how Evan is thinking about Medium, the publishing platform
medium  publishing  ev  blogging 
3 days ago
A tool for sharing screenshots and snippets of text on Twitter
twitter  screenshot  ios  mobile  goldman 
3 days ago
New Books Network
Podcasts with authors about new books
books  reading  podcasts 
4 days ago
UTF-8 history
Details on how Ken Thompson designed the text encoding. /cc @migurski
text  encoding  utf  utf-8  unicode 
5 days ago
Riot streaming rules
Thorny intellectual property issues in streams of online games
faker  games  lol  leagueoflegends  intellectualproperty  ip 
6 days ago
69% annual return
Bizarro French contract allows a family to trade investments on last week's prices
finance  via:metafilter  france  funny 
6 days ago
“Getting into Tech”
For non-techies; the fantastic Karen Wickre @kvox talks about her career
liberalarts  humanities  tech  career  twitter  kvox 
6 days ago
URL fetching and make
How to do dependency checking
make  build  download  http  caching 
8 days ago
Break up the NSA
Thoughtful proposal on how to fix the NSA's problems while preserving national security
nsa  privacy  civilrights 
8 days ago
HSTS Super Cookies
Exploiting HTTP strict transport security for a new kind of user tracker
http  network  privacy 
8 days ago
GPG and Me
Moxie declares GPG a dead end; totally agree
privacy  crypto  pgp  gpg 
8 days ago
US cell coverage map
Detailed data, looks to be from driving
maps  cellular  mobile 
8 days ago
Formal methods success
Software proof technology finds bug in widely used sorting library
proof  programming  formalmethods  java  python  sort  timsort 
9 days ago
Mathematical ends
Unfortunate deaths of 20 mathematicians. Gödel starved himself; 65 pounds at time of death.
math  mathematics  via:hackernews  death 
9 days ago
Venerable X11 game, multiplayer space pew pew
games  space  x11  xwindows 
10 days ago
PG&E/CPUC emails
Archive of communication central to the ongoing scandal about utilities regulation in California
puc  cpuc  pge  corruption 
11 days ago
Bad diet science
Yet more evidence US health guidelines are nonsense
food  diet  science 
12 days ago
Android root certs
More SSL badness; mobile phone root certificates
ssl  security  badtech  android 
13 days ago
Snapchat is different
Smart explanation of how the app just works differently from what old people are used to
snapchat  apps  mobile  digg 
13 days ago
Cloud9 gaming house
Silly tour of a League of Legends' team's house.
bro  games  lol  cloud9 
13 days ago
EFF on Lenovo
Includes details from their SSL Observatory on exploit prevalence
eff  badtech  lenovo  superfish  ssl  malware  ads 
14 days ago
Komodia ad SDK
Product Lenovo uses to inject ads in their customer's browsers
lenovo  malware  ads  badtech 
14 days ago
Superfish certificate
Another copy of Lenovo's MITM certificate
malware  badtech  lenovo  ssl  superfish 
14 days ago
SuperFish certificate
Someone cracked Lenovo's malware; all laptops are vulnerable
lenovo  laptop  security  badtech  malware  ssl  superfish 
14 days ago
Lenovo malware
Idiots install very dangerous adware on the computers they sell
adware  malware  lenovo  badtech 
14 days ago
Superfish cert/encrypted key
Every Lenovo laptop believes these credentials for SSL
badtech  malware  lenovo  adware 
14 days ago
shell shims to let you switch between Python versions
python  development  testing 
15 days ago
AT&T Internet Preferences
Evil ISP tracks the web pages you view and sells info to advertisers
ads  att  badtech  privacy 
15 days ago
The Setup / Karl Anderson
Old buddy has a great little comment on hardware and software he uses
kra  karlanderson  hardware  reed  futel 
15 days ago
HD firmware = NSA malware
Yet more evidence of reckless sabotage of computer security by NSA
nsa  badtech  via:metafilter  spying  civilrights 
16 days ago
Why didn't we see NSA hacking?
Provocative essay on reasons we weren't more aware of NSA hacking.
via:jwz  networks  badtech  nsa  privacy  civilrights 
19 days ago
Molyneux interview
Tough interview, give him credit for doing it
games  molyneux  godus  kickstarter 
20 days ago
Wireshark and TLS
You can save session keys in Chrome and have Wireshark use them to decrypt
wireshark  tls  ssl  security  hacking  pcap  networking  debugging 
21 days ago
More Molyneux fraud
The Curiosity prize turns out to be a sham
molyneux  games  fraud 
22 days ago
Google geo history
Nice overview of the origins of Google Maps, Earth, etc
maps  google  where2  keyhole 
24 days ago
Pro LoL ugliness
Scumbags who run a team threaten, don't pay 17 year old talent
esports  lol  leagueoflegends  games 
24 days ago
Crunchie sexism
Not funny attempts at jokes
sexism  tech  twitter 
27 days ago
Sidi Goma
African sufis living in India
india  africa  sufi  dance  music 
27 days ago
Promoted tweets tricks
@waxpancake figures out how to do silly tricks with Twitter ads
twitter  ads  hacks 
4 weeks ago
30% of revenue to dodge ad blocker
AdBlock Plus charges 30% for a big ad network to be whitelisted and not be blocked.
adblock  adblockplus  ads  google  via:reddit 
4 weeks ago
NSA Backdoors
Brief but comprehensive history of known examples of NSA weakening security
nsa  security  hacking  badtech  privacy  civilrights 
4 weeks ago
Nethack bot win
First ever(?) AI win for the crazily complex game Nethack
clojure  nethack  ai  games 
4 weeks ago
Jantar Mantar
18th c. Indian observatory; detailed sundials, star sightings
astronomy  india  jantarmantar  history 
4 weeks ago
Manipulate VM disk images without having to boot the VM
vm  filesystem  fuse  via:onethingwell  software 
4 weeks ago
LoL server peering
Details of the online realtime game's network design
games  lol  leagueoflegends  peering  networks 
4 weeks ago
Restart servers with no downtime; some bind/accept clever hack
uptime  reliability  devops  networking  servers 
5 weeks ago
Microsoft BASIC for 6502
Source code for the BASIC that drove the Apple ][
basic  microsoft  billgates  6502  assembly  code  programming  history 
5 weeks ago
An eventual replacement for X11 for Linux graphics
graphics  x11  windows  ui 
5 weeks ago
Nice long article on the history and etymology of the condiment
language  ketchup  catsup  etymology  history  food 
5 weeks ago
Like cat, but returns just a random sample
via:onethingwell  unix  commandline  statistics 
5 weeks ago
NSFWish summary of the culture of an Internet sexcam site
sex  chaturbate  culture  internet  pornography  nsfw 
5 weeks ago
Bees with Machine Guns
HTTP load generator using EC2 micro instance
loadtesting  ddos  aws  performance  testing 
5 weeks ago
Can I have A pet fox?
Details on efforts to domesticate or tame foxes
fox  pets  canids  foxes 
5 weeks ago
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