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The War Inside 7-Eleven
The sun hadn’t yet risen over Gurtar Sandhu’s 7-Eleven store near downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 10 when four plainclothes U.S. Immigration and Customs…
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How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long?
Photo: A still from a promotional video Nassar produced. Larissa Boyce was 10 when her coach, John Geddert, forced her legs into a split so hard she cried. He…
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In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate. It’s an Obsession.
OCT. 24, 2018 The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what…
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yesterday
On the horrors of being human
Why would an artist or a writer want to keep themselves off social media and not do interviews at a time when everyone else seems compelled to take the opposite…
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yesterday
Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer
Yuval Noah Harari in Beverly Hills in September. Credit Emily Berl for The New York Times Skip to contentSkip to site index The futurist philosopher Yuval Noah…
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3 days ago
How the Red Dead franchise began
Kathrine Anderson The story of the Red Dead series, one of the biggest and most renowned in gaming, starts long before its current home at Rockstar Games. In…
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3 days ago
The Perfect Timing of Safety Last!
Harold Lloyd's masterful SAFETY LAST! is out now on Blu-ray and DVD: http://www.criterion.com/films/28446-...
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5 days ago
The Beto O’Rourke Campaign Built A Democratic Machine In Texas
The Beto O’Rourke Campaign Built A Democratic Machine In Texas “We awoke a beast. It’s not going back to sleep again.” Spencer Selvidge for BuzzFeed News The…
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5 days ago
Why is British media so transphobic?
You might imagine that rampant transphobia is primarily animated by a conservative movement, as seen in the U.S. in various states’ bathroom bills, or the…
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6 days ago
The Fear and Loathing and Taking of a Black City
Brentin Mock The Strangest Form of White Flight Brentin Mock 4:16 PM ET The wealthy residents of Eagle's Landing are voting Tuesday on whether to secede from…
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7 days ago
The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran.
“Everyone was using it far beyond its intention,” said another former official. The risks posed by the system appeared to have been overlooked in part because…
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9 days ago
Managing Game State in Pico-8
Keeping track of game state (menu, game over, splash screen, etc) can be tricky. This video give you an easy way of doing this using variables for _update and…
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10 days ago
Non-Goal Drives – Joe Edelman – Medium
Why Your Goals Aren’t All You Want From Life. (Pt2 of The Next Enlightenment ) Most people only have goals some of the time. At other times they “wing it”. A…
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10 days ago
The Myth of ‘Dumbing Down’
Alex Grimm / Reuters One of the pleasures I enjoy as an editor at The Atlantic is bringing the work of scientists and scholars to our pages. From the Object…
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17 days ago
11.45 A Vivid Life by Deconstructeam
11:45 A Vivid Life. A short weird tale about a girl who discovered her skeleton isn't hers, stole an xray machine and fled to the country to investigate her own…
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18 days ago
An Introduction to Join Ordering
The development of the relational model heralded a big step forward for the world of databases. A few years later, SQL introduced a rich vocabulary for data…
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18 days ago
Halfway Check-in with Elizabeth – Sfpc – Medium
👋 Hi! My name is Elizabeth Lin and I’m coming from the Bay Area. I most recently worked as a product designer at an ed-tech nonprofit, Khan Academy. I applied…
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18 days ago
How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’
Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, left Google in 2014 with a $90 million exit package. The last payment is scheduled for next month. Credit Tomohiro…
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18 days ago
Windows opened via <a target=_blank> should not have an opener by default · Issue #4078 · whatwg/html
Copy link Contributor cdumez commented Oct 10, 2018 • edited Windows opened via <a target=_blank> currently have an opener unless specified otherwise via…
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18 days ago
Jef Raskin on "Intuitive Interfaces"
Communications of the ACM. 37:9, September 1994, pg. 17. INTUITIVE EQUALS FAMILIAR By Raskin, J. One of the most common terms of praise for an interface is to…
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18 days ago
John Carpenter on Halloween and the Long Con of His Legendary Career
Photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images John Carpenter is a silver-screen legend and something of a god in the horror industry. Together with his fellow…
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20 days ago
DJR: More Is More — Fontstand
Among this decade’s new generation of type designers, it’s safe to say that David Jonathan Ross has become a fast-rising star. Within a few years he has built…
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21 days ago
Covariance and contravariance in subtyping - Eli Bendersky's website
October 17, 2018 at 05:35 Tags Programming , Python , C++ Many programming languages support subtyping , a kind of polymorphism that letsus define hierarchical…
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21 days ago
'Terrace House' opens its doors to LGBTQ members in Japan | The Japan Times
Warning: The following may contain minor spoilers for “Terrace House: Opening New Doors.” If you live in Japan and have either a passing interest in pop culture…
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22 days ago
Designer + Developer Workflow
The way designers and developers work together today is broken. It’s too siloed and separate; “collaboration” is a fantasy that few enjoy. The state of…
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22 days ago
LRB · Amia Srinivasan · Does anyone have the right to sex?
On 23 May 2014, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old college dropout, became the world’s most famous ‘incel’ – involuntary celibate. The term can, in theory, be applied…
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22 days ago
Listen to New York Artist/Producer Skylar Spence's #TBT Mixtape, 10 Years After Writing His First Song
Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard 's series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard 's Spotify account . The curated…
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23 days ago
Slack on a SNES
I recently learned that in the mid 90s in Japan, the Super Nintendo had a peripheral called a Satellaview , which was a satellite modem that would receive data…
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24 days ago
Where art thou, my error? - Artsy Engineering
Note: This is the text of a presentation given at GraphQL Finland 2018 , as such thelanguage may in some cases be slightly awkward for a blog post. You can find…
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25 days ago
On that incredible demo from the maker of Papers, Please ...
If you follow game devs and the games press on Twitter, the chances are that you're already well aware that Lucas Pope, the guy behind Papers, Please , released…
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25 days ago
latest ps4 system update download urls
since the web frontend for this can be delayed
ps4  ps4update.pup  xml  rss 
25 days ago
OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong
It was supposed to be the laptop that saved the world. In late 2005, tech visionary and MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte pulled the cloth cover off a…
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26 days ago
I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup
[Content warning: Politics, religion, social justice, spoilers for “The Secret of Father Brown”. This isn’t especially original to me and I don’t claim anything…
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26 days ago
Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS
Michael Wick / Shutterstock Until recently the United States viewed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as a major threat to regional stability in the…
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27 days ago
Guided Meditations - UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - Los Angeles, CA
Home Free Guided Meditations Guided Meditations Guided Meditations Share this . Quick Links Learn about our online classes View all our classes & events .…
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28 days ago
From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled” - bellingcat
The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations . Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi death squad with five…
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29 days ago
Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem | Quanta Magazine
quantum computing Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem By Erica Klarreich October 8, 2018 Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school…
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29 days ago
Stop Saying Privacy Is Dead – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Co-authored by Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog P rivacy protections are at risk yet again. The Five Eyes security alliance, which spans the governments of the…
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4 weeks ago
Don’t forget about Bayek when you’re kissing Kassandra’s feet
There are a lot of dads in video games, and their number only grows. A rising tide of stubbled, emotionally-reserved dadflesh, heralding a new age of “serious…
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4 weeks ago
The Magic Leap Con
Illustration: Jim Cooke (GMG) “Today, our world feels divided.” Rony Abovitz, CEO of the infamous mixed reality startup Magic Leap stood awkwardly on a circular…
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4 weeks ago
Politics As the New Religion for Progressive Democrats
People take part in a "March For Our Lives" demonstration demanding gun control in Seattle, Washington, in March. Jason Redmond / Reuters The voters who are…
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4 weeks ago
Software Development Expertise
TL;DR: Being an expert in software development requires a certain set of skills, knowledge, and experience.We present a first conceptual theory of software…
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4 weeks ago
One Year of #MeToo: What Women’s Speech Is Still Not Allowed to Do
Illustration by Lorraine Sorlet During the past year, I have grown increasingly uneasy with a fairly common bit of semantic slippage: in headlines, in think…
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4 weeks ago
Start Performance Budgeting – Addy Osmani – Medium
If you’re building a web experience and want to stay fast, a performance budget can be critical . For success, embrace performance budgets and learn to live…
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5 weeks ago
The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century
Alicia Tatone W hen the Louisiana State Militia finally arrived at the Colfax courthouse on April 15, 1873, all it could do was bury the bodies. Two days…
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5 weeks ago
Apple Insiders Say Nobody Internally Knows What’s Going On With Bloomberg’s China Hack Story
“I don’t know if something like this even exists.” Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Multiple senior Apple executives, speaking with BuzzFeed News on the condition…
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5 weeks ago
Rebecca Solnit: They Think They Can Bully the Truth
Cousin to the noun dictator is the verb dictate. There are among us people who assume their authority is so great they can dictate what happened, that their…
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5 weeks ago
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated Amazon and Apple
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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5 weeks ago
Justine Bateman Has Thoughts on Fame, and Geoffrey Owens Working at Trader Joe’s
By Stacey Newman/REX/Shutterstock. Justine Bateman, perhaps most famous for her seven-season run as Mallory Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties, has written a…
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5 weeks ago
The Dangers of YouTube for Young Children - The Atlantic
Max Guther ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar,…
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5 weeks ago
The Kavanaugh Allegations Are Upsettingly Similar to What I Saw at D.C.’s Prep School Parties in the ’80s
National Cathedral School’s Hearst Hall. Cosal/Wikimedia Commons Sunday evening, the New Yorker published a second allegation of sexual misconduct against…
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6 weeks ago
“I Was Ashamed”: After Ford’s Accusation, Holton-Arms Alumnae Wrestle with Their Own Truths—Together | Vanity Fair
Another Holton alum, who was on the cheerleading squad with Ford, told me that the squad’s captains warned them not to go anywhere without two other people, and that if they were alone and drunk with local boys, the boys would say something had happened, whether it did or not. “This was like an organized sport,” she recalled. “It was very clear that they would pick out a girl and start complimenting them.”
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6 weeks ago
Sharing Clothes Is a Rite of Passage for Any Enduring Friendship
The entire arrangement is rather foolish. To lend a beloved item — one that you’d never, in reality, really want to leave your sight — in exchange for the blind…
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6 weeks ago
How to Talk to the Women in Your Life Right Now
Christine Blasey Ford is greeted by Sen. Mazie Hirono and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Pool It's been an exhausting week of news. For women, nonbinary people, and…
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6 weeks ago
The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Will Be Remembered As a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment
There was, in Brett Kavanaugh’s Trumpian performance, not even a hint of the composure one would think a potential Supreme Court Justice would have carefully…
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6 weeks ago
Perspective | The case against Kavanaugh isn’t just about sex. It’s about sexual humiliation.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies on Thursday. (Win McNamee/AP) As accusations fly about Brett Kavanaugh’s high school and college exploits, most…
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6 weeks ago
In Yale’s Culture of Privilege and Alcohol, Her World Converged With Kavanaugh’s - The New York Times
> She described his grabbing his crotch, hopping on one leg and chanting: “I’m a geek, I’m a geek, I’m a power tool. When I sing this song, I look like a fool.”
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6 weeks ago
Brett Kavanaugh allegations and male bonding. 
> The awful things Kavanaugh allegedly did only imperfectly correlate to the familiar frame of sexual desire run amok; they appear to more easily fit into a different category—a toxic homosociality—that involves males wooing other males over the comedy of being cruel to women.
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> A man who runs on external approval runs into problems quickly.
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> Kavanaugh’s admitted virginity shows how empty these rumors about Renate were. Whatever stories they circulated about her sexual behavior weren’t actually about her; to them she was less a person than a token you claim to gain status with your bros.
kavanaugh  society  toxichomosociality  culture  bros 
6 weeks ago
Conservatives Can't Admit Brett Kavanaugh Is Untrustworthy | Crooked Media
> It’s not that Kavanaugh is in a narrow sense an anti-woman liar. It’s that he is a liar, and thus not trustworthy, whether its his word against Dr. Ford’s or anyone else’s.
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> Hirono noted that there are “many indications of his own lack of credibility,” which is if anything an understatement.
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6 weeks ago
Indexing the World of Tomorrow
“Mount Corona” ash dump, 1934. [NYC Parks Photo Archive] What New Yorkers know today as Flushing Meadows — the massive park that houses the Mets, the New York…
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7 weeks ago
Real Toads at the International Cryptozoology Museum - BLARB
The International Cryptozoology Museum is smaller than my apartment. It’s a big apartment, but it’s an even smaller museum. The museum is located in a red-brick…
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7 weeks ago
Ask a Swole Woman: Can I Start Lifting Weights If I Feel Really Out of Shape?
Westend61 / Getty Images Dear Swole Woman, I am 42 years old and I have been an over-the-road truck driver for the past 14 and a half years. That has caused me…
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7 weeks ago
Meet the candidates for San Diego City Council, District 4
Residents of San Diego’s District 4 will be choosing a City Council representative in the fall. Incumbent Myrtle Cole faces challenger Monica Montgomery in the…
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7 weeks ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
> Her patients, she says, often live in the past or the future with their weight. They tell her they are waiting until they are smaller to go back to school or apply for a new job. They beg her to return them to their high school or wedding or first triathlon weight, the one that will bring back their former life.

> And then Lenham must explain that these dreams are a trap. Because there is no magical cure. There is no time machine. There is only the revolutionary act of being fat and happy in a world that tells you that’s impossible.

> “We all have to do our best with the body that we have,” she says. “And leave everyone else’s alone.”
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7 weeks ago
Convertible Slippers and Design's Obsession With Innovation - The Atlantic
the iPhone might not have a headphone jack. Not because form must follow function, but because Apple’s product roadmap demands it
7 weeks ago
Haruki Murakami Introduces The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories | Literary Hub
The following is from the introduction to The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories. * From Seppuku to Meltdown I once heard the story that when jazz drummer…
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8 weeks ago
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