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Uber's dirty tactics
Aggressive attempts to undermine Lyft
uber  lyft  evil  competition  business 
12 hours ago
Kreyos: Indiegogo scam?
$1.5M in crowd funding, problematic delivery
indiegogo  kreyos  watch  scam  crowdfunding  kickstarter 
16 hours ago
On the Roofs: Hong Kong
Insane urban explorers, great high-up photographs
hongkong  photography  photos  climbing  parkour 
21 hours ago
Do better than PGP
Thoughtful critique of the venerable crypography system
crypto  security  pgp  gpg  via:metafilter 
yesterday
Rivers in Tableau
Mapping major rivers of the world using off the shelf tech
maps  tableau  rivers 
yesterday
Android fragmentation
Various statistics about Android OS versions, devices
android  market  mobile  ios 
yesterday
Nevada County gold mining
Or rather the lack of it; no one wants mines to reopen
mining  california  environmentalism  nevadacounty  grassvalley 
2 days ago
Guilty until proven innocent
One man's reflections on Ferguson
ferguson  racism  america  race 
2 days ago
Face projection
Slick real time face tracking / projection mapping demo reel
graphics  via:waxy  mocap 
2 days ago
Flash Invaders
French street artist Invader has made an iOS/Android game
games  ios  android  spaceinvader  invader  streetart 
2 days ago
Twitquake
Quick traffic graph from the SF Bay Area of tweets after the earthquake
twitter  earthquake  bayarea  napa 
2 days ago
Seeburg 1000
Funiture music, 1959 recordings of innocuous background music
music  furniture 
2 days ago
Languages of Islamic World
Nice thematic map, by Dr. Michael Izady
maps  islam  muslims  language  via:reddit 
3 days ago
avecado
New library for making map vector tiles with MapNik
mapnik  tiles  vector  maps 
4 days ago
Great American Eclipse
Total eclipse for August 21, 2017
via:kottke  eclipse  astronomy 
4 days ago
Secret exploits
Anonymous messaging app is having a hard time maintaining anonymity
secret  anonymity  badtech 
4 days ago
DRIVE: The Aphromoo Story
Short profile of one of the top League of Legends pro players
games  esports  via:reddit  clg  aphromoo 
5 days ago
2014 XOXO Arcade
Crazy list of indie games to play in person
games  xoxo  xoxofest  indie 
5 days ago
OSM Chicago import
Ian Dees' talk on importing Chicago city data into OpenStreetMap
osm  maps  chicago  import  data 
5 days ago
OSM New York import
Detailed notes from importing addresses and building footprints in New York
newyork  osm  maps  import  data  opendata 
5 days ago
soc.motss recollection
Nice early history of gay stuff on the net
usenet  soc.motss  motss  gay  lgbt 
5 days ago
Software defined radios
Roundup of current hacker hardware
sdr  radio  ham  hacking 
6 days ago
Nokia Maps schism
Head map guy leaves Here, the map arm of the remnants of Nokia
nokia  maps  here 
6 days ago
Defeating backscatter scans
One of TSA's full-body scanners is easily defeated
security  tsa  securitytheater  backscatter 
6 days ago
Wright Brothers photos
Great set of pictures from early flight
flying  aviation  wrightbrothers  photos 
6 days ago
Last Call
Clay Shirky's brutally honest description of the state of print journalism
journalism  news  advertising  ads 
7 days ago
US Segregation Scores
Measures of how segregated states and metros are. St. Louis has a high black/white segregation.
ferguson  race  census  racism  stlouis  politics 
7 days ago
St. Louis: A city divided
Excellent background on how we got to Ferguson
race  stlouis  ferguson  politics  justice  racism 
7 days ago
Ferguson police misconduct
The details of what the Ferguson cops are doing are just awful
ferguson  justice  racism  police 
8 days ago
tlsdate
Set your clock by inspecting SSL handshake data
date  ssl  ntp 
8 days ago
Normalized Ferguson tweetmap
Better visualization of interest in the Ferguson story
ferguson  twitter  maps  via:flowingdata 
8 days ago
Tom Jennings (1996)
Early Wired profile of a pioneering network guy
homocore  internet  tlg  fidonet  tomjennings 
8 days ago
FidoNet
Early BBS network, alternate to Usenet and Internet
networks  fidonet  bbs  modem  tomjennings 
8 days ago
512k BGP route impact
Some of the fallout from the routing debacle on the Internet
internet  bgp  routing  cisco 
9 days ago
BGP table size
A 512,000 BGP route limit is breaking the Internet
internet  bgp  routing  bugs 
9 days ago
Windows Store scams
A brief stroll through Microsoft's negligence
windows  malware  scam  badtech  via:Reddit 
9 days ago
CESU-8
A Unicode encoding that's like UTF-8 for plane 0, then some surrogate mess for stuff that are uncommon characters
unicode  utf8  badtech 
9 days ago
1915 chart style guide
From the US Census department, guidelines for making data visualizations
infovis  census  charts  graphics 
9 days ago
Berkhamsted shaped like a penis
The map is funny because it looks like a penis
funny  penis  maps 
10 days ago
512K routes limit
Internet is breaking in various ways because of a static limit in BGP and Cisco routers
bgp  cisco  badtech  internet 
11 days ago
Oolite
Open source Elite clone
games  elite  space  opensource 
11 days ago
Ferguson killing tweets
Someone livetweeted the police killing Michael Brown
ferguson  twitter  michaelbrown 
11 days ago
Queen Arwa
11th century Arab ruler, a woman in Yemen
yemen  history  islam  women  arwa 
11 days ago
Green Arabia
Part 2 of Maciej Cegłowski's amazing travelogue in Yemen
yemen  tourism 
11 days ago
Self-assembling bots
"Kilobots", 1000 small mobile robots that swarm and self-assemble
robots  swarming  emergence  harvard 
11 days ago
AdDetector
Chrome extension to improve disclosure of "native advertising"
ads  advertising  disclosure  chrome  extension 
12 days ago
Ferguson cops attacking a news crew
Video of tear gas being fired at Al Jazeera video crew, then the cops dismantling their camera setup
journalism  freedom  ferguson  press 
12 days ago
US paramilitary police
The dangers of giving police military weaponry
guns  military  police  civilrights  ferguson 
13 days ago
Python type annotations
Surprising proposal from Guido to add optional static types
python  typing  programming  lint  code 
13 days ago
NSA knocked Syria offline
2012 outage wasn't done by Syrian government; NSA hack team screwed up
nsa  snowden  syria  civilrights  internet 
13 days ago
Linux can't print on Tuesdays
Bizarre bug where OpenOffice files generated on Tuesdays won't print
bugs  badtech  funny  ubuntu  linux 
13 days ago
TCP in Python
Fun experiment writing a simple TCP stack
python  tcp  networking  hacking 
14 days ago
Ferguson NOTAM
FAA shuts down air space right over the neighborhood of St. Louis where the unarmed black kid got killed by cops
faa  notam  ferguson  police 
14 days ago
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown
Clever protest against media stereotyping of African-American men.
twitter  images  stereotypes  race  ferguson 
14 days ago
Hey Ash Whatcha Playin?
Funny video game commentary shorts
games  parody  funny 
15 days ago
US Digital Service
New government group will try to do better building web sites, etc
heathcare  government  it  pahlka  mikey 
15 days ago
QUIC test drive
Outdated, but results of playing with Google's UDP alternative for the web
google  quic  spdy  http  network  performance 
15 days ago
Ralph Wiggum appreciation
Moments defining one of the Simpsons' best characters
simpsons  tv  via:metafilter 
15 days ago
Cigarette fine securitization
Crazy financial engineering backfires for states that settled with tobacco companies
finance  tobacco  cigarettes 
15 days ago
Non-offending pedophiles
Young men who are pedophiles and want to not do horrible things.
compulsion  pedophilia  sexuality  therapy 
15 days ago
MySQL UTF8 bug
"utf8" isn't actually UTF8; you have to use "utf8mb4" to get beyond plane 0
mysql  unicode  emoji  stupid  bug  badtech 
15 days ago
Maps that don't explain the Middle East
Excellent antithesis of the crappy maps that get passed around
maps  history  middleeast  via:metafilter 
17 days ago
Slippy map video
New WebGL map stack lets you embed video
video  maps  drones  aerial 
18 days ago
Twitch IAmA
Twitch CEO answers Reddit questions in the wake of very contentious content destruction
twitch  video  copyright  youtube  games 
19 days ago
8-bit Matrix
Hilarious sound re-edit of fight scenes from Matrix Reloaded
retro  games  matrix  movies  funny  via:metafilter 
19 days ago
Stuck with passwords
Good high level overview of the problems with authentication
authentication  passwords  openid  login  security 
19 days ago
HTML5 8 bit color cycling
Old school game effect repurposed
games  graphics  palette  html5  hacks 
19 days ago
Slack / Stewart Butterfield
Phenomenal long profile by @Mat Honan
slack  flickr  stewart  tech  startups 
19 days ago
Gas Mask
Simple host file swapper for MacOS. Works in Mavericks
macos  macs  hostfile  development 
20 days ago
Twitch removing video archives
Along with the complete erasure of Justin, it's clear Twitch is preparing for something big
twitch  google  archive  history  streaming  games 
20 days ago
Mapbox GL for the Web
Mapbox publishes their new vector map client
mapbox  webgl  maps  javascript 
20 days ago
p5.js
New creative programming environment inspired by Processing
processing  software  design  javascript  art 
20 days ago
At the Edge of the License
More on OpenStreetMap licensing. It's awfully complicated.
osm  openstreetmap  odbl  license 
20 days ago
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