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The Importance of Rudeness
NBC NewsWire/Getty Images Drew Magary on the New York Times op-ed section and the limits of being polite. David Brooks wrote something terrible this week. This…
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3Dfx History: The GPU’s Great Turning Point?
Today in Tedium: Today’s startup companies seem to have a certain arc to them—they get some seed funding, they launch, they draw some interest for their good…
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21 hours ago
The Shape of Ancient Dice Suggests Shifting Beliefs in Fate and Chance
Dice, in their standard six-sided form, seem like the simplest kind of device—almost a classic embodiment of chance. But a new study of more than 100 examples…
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Appendix A - The Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate
1st Edition January 1999 1-56592-582-3, Order Number: 5823 280 pages, $24.95 Appendix A The Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate What follows in this appendix are what are…
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The Final, Terrible Voyage of the 'Nautilus'
On May 3, 2008, a sunny Saturday in Copenhagen, a crowd gathered along a dock to watch a 58-foot submarine be lowered into the water. Part art project, part…
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Tim Humphries @ thumphriees Letter to a young Haskell enthusiast comonad.com/reader/2014/le… Forever relevant unshocked, cheater of death, mother of blockchains…
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The Video-Game Art of Fumito Ueda
Directed by Fumito Ueda and published in 2001 and 2005 by Sony for the PlayStation 2 console, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have acquired what passes for…
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4 days ago
The Saga of Quinn Norton’s 7-Hour Times Career, Explained
Photo: AaronSw On Tuesday, the New York Times announced that it had hired technology journalist Quinn Norton to contribute to its editorial page. In a matter of…
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7 days ago
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Log in Sign up Ian Bogost @ ibogost This is still one of my favorite things ever. vimeo.com/98368484 Enter a topic, @name, or fullname Settings Help
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10 days ago
An Experiment in Bloggery » CGSSetWindowWarp explained
Ironcoder 0x2 wraps up in a few hours, and this time the API was CoreGraphics. As soon as I heard this, I knew I wanted to do something with window mesh…
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10 days ago
Everything Easy is Hard Again
This talk was given on October 12, 2017 at Mirror Conf in Braga, Portugal, and again on February 9, 2018 at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin. This past summer,…
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10 days ago
Meet George and Gracie, the (synthesized) voices of BART | bart.gov
They’ve been likened to sounds of the computer HAL from "2001: A Space Odyssey," the synthesizer-assisted speech of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, and…
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13 days ago
[cabfpub] Final Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference – January 25, 2018
Final Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference – January 25, 2018Attendees: Arno Fiedler (D-TRUST), Atsushi Inaba (GlobalSign), Ben Wilson (DigiCert),…
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13 days ago
Xi: an editor for the next 20 years - Recurse Center
Abstract: Xi is a project to build a modern text editor with uncompromising performance. Its thoroughly async, loosely coupled design promises performance and…
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17 days ago
InfiniteLooper - Left Shark Original HD
Easily loop your videos. Search for your favorite video or enter the YouTube URL (or Video ID) of the video you wish to loop. Left Shark Original HD Drag the…
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17 days ago
Perspective | My dream of dancing at the Super Bowl came true. And then I became Left Shark.
That’s me, on the left. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images) It was the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. We had been rehearsing for a month, five or six days a week,…
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17 days ago
Sketching in the Browser
I remember talking with Vitaly about what I thought would happen with design tools in the next year or two, and I said that we’ll finally get design and dev…
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17 days ago
Signal Loss
Mapping "video errors" in Star Trek Collected examples from each of the Star Trek series where audiovisual signal loss is conveyed. For example: when the crew…
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20 days ago
Opinion | I Quit Twitter and It Feels Great
SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg It has been one year and 28 days since my last tweet. I deactivated my account shortly after then-President-elect Donald Trump tweeted,…
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20 days ago
The female price of male pleasure
Ikon Images / Alamy Stock Photo The world is disturbingly comfortable with the fact that women sometimes leave a sexual encounter in tears. When Babe.net…
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26 days ago
The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google
Fired Google engineer James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, particularly…
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26 days ago
“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral
Zuckerberg photographed at the Samsung Electronics Co. Unpacked event in 2016. By Pau Barrena/Bloomberg/Getty Images. Years ago, long before Mark Zuckerberg…
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27 days ago
Design Week Portland
DWP Organize an Event Do you see a gap in the collective conversation about design and have something in mind to close it? If so, we want you. Apply Organize an…
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27 days ago
Vanishing Point: How the Light Grid Defined 1980s Futurism
/ February 16, 2017 Of all the visual shorthand for a particular type of outmoded futurism, one of the most immediately recognizable—like the chrome lettering…
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27 days ago
TINKER TAILOR once more: Tradecraft
TINKER TAILOR once more: Tradecraft Monday | February 20, 2012 open printable version DB here: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has to be counted a success ($64…
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28 days ago
TINKER TAILOR: A guide for the perplexed
TINKER TAILOR: A guide for the perplexed Monday | January 23, 2012 open printable version Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. DB here: As the final credits rolled, a man…
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28 days ago
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Monica Dinculescu @ notwaldorf 2h Replying to @_developit this is very relevant to my interests. how does it interact with shadow dom? (everything that I find…
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Repo136 @ ageingbboys Jan 17 Replying to @ScarredForLife2 The fact that the kids don't have upper-class accents adds to the grimy realism of the era. Scarred…
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4 weeks ago
American Head Trip: Joshua Oppenheimer Talks to Errol Morris About his Netflix Docudrama Hybrid Wormwood | Filmmaker Magazine
Peter Sarsgaard in Wormwood by in Filmmaking on Dec 14, 2017 Recounting a recent conversation, Errol Morris says that he’s happy his friend understood Wormwood…
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5 weeks ago
Maybe Men Will Be Scared for a While
Not everyone is online all the time. This is why it was only several weeks after the “ Shitty Media Men ” list first appeared, and disappeared, and engendered a…
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5 weeks ago
Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans
Literature & Culture Jan 16, 2018 9 Min read time Share: Image: NikiSublime We live in Philip K. Dick’s future, not George Orwell’s or Aldous Huxley’s. This…
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5 weeks ago
How the Aziz Ansari story deepened a crucial divide in the #MeToo reckoning
Aziz Ansari attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on Monday, May 1, 2017. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Charles…
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5 weeks ago
The Miscellaneous Bros of Bodybuilding.com
Johan Viirok via Flickr On the internet, where people become data and popularity is conveniently quantified, it’s easy to learn what a community values most.…
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5 weeks ago
Exploring an Alternate Universe
A peculiar presentiment—the feeling that LSD-25 could possess properties other than those established in my first investigations—induced me, five years after…
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5 weeks ago
The Great Attention Heist
FOR YEARS, we have been warned about the addictive and harmful impact of heavy smartphone and internet use, with physicians and brain specialists raising red…
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5 weeks ago
Net Neutrality Was Never Enough
Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, opens a bag of Cheetos with his teeth, dumps them onto a hipster food-court lunch bowl, and…
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5 weeks ago
Star Wars vs Star Trek Essays: The Economics of Star Trek
The Economics of Star Trek Written: 2000.03.04 Last revised: 2000.07.10 Objective The primary goal of this document is to show that thewriters and producers of…
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5 weeks ago
Most Citizens of the Star Wars Galaxy are Probably Totally Illiterate
Not once in any Star Wars movie does someone pick up a book or newspaper, magazine, literary journal, or chapbook handmade by an aspiring Jawa poet. If…
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5 weeks ago
RUBBISH!
It's past midnight. Over the whump of the wipers and the screech of the fan belt, we lurch through the side streets of Southeast Portland in a battered white…
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5 weeks ago
I Started the Media Men List
In October, I created a Google spreadsheet called “Shitty Media Men” that collected a range of rumors and allegations of sexual misconduct, much of it violent,…
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5 weeks ago
Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, and the Difficulty of Making Original Music
It may be impossible for a musical composition to be entirely free of influence. But when does influence become egregious repurposing? Photograph by Christopher…
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5 weeks ago
Birdcage liners
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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5 weeks ago
Facebook Finally Blinks
Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit. He broke journalism , by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the…
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5 weeks ago
Don't Be Evil
Fred Turner on Utopias, Frontiers, and Brogrammers Haus-Rucker-Co (Günter Zamp Kelp, Klaus Pinter, and Laurids Ortner): Environment Transformer / Fliegenkopf…
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5 weeks ago
Why Are Millennials So Into Astrology?
Astrology is a meme and it’s spreading in that blooming, unfurling way that memes do. On social media, astrologers and astrology meme machines amass tens or…
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5 weeks ago
You should really join your town’s local Facebook group
After a recent snowstorm, a post appeared in my hometown neighborhood’s Facebook group. A certain house, the author wrote, “refuses to shovel its sidewalk—for…
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5 weeks ago
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Log in Sign up Jonathan M Smucker @ jonathansmucker "Wokeness" shouldn't be a bludgeon wielded on those deemed "less woke." There's nothing radical about an…
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On Validating Inputs
15 Jan 2018 01:11 UTC Introduction A principle of secure software development is that only the callee (sometimescalled the relying party , RP) should trust…
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5 weeks ago
Facebook is done with quality journalism. Deal with it.
A publisher after the test of a Facebook product (photo: Nasa Commons) For Facebook, journalism has been a pain in the neck from day one. Now, bogged down with…
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5 weeks ago
Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum
bitcoin ethereum Monday January 15, 2018 at 07:37 AM ← Older We have been conducting a longitudinal study of the state of crytocurrencynetworks, including…
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5 weeks ago
Against Side Hustles
Photo-Illustration: Stevie Remsberg; Photos: Getty Images The new year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, start…
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5 weeks ago
Announcing Skybound Books! - Skybound
Home News & Events Comics Games TV & Film Videos Shop Birthright Demonic Extremity Green Valley Invincible Kill the Minotaur Manifest Destiny Outcast Redneck…
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Review: ‘Wormwood’ Confirms That Errol Morris Is Our Great Cinematic Sleuth
Bob Balaban in “Wormwood,” Errol Morris’s latest film. Mark Schafer/Netflix “Wormwood,” Errol Morris’s new movie — a hybrid of documentary and fictional…
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5 weeks ago
Errol Morris’s Paranoid Style
Peter Sarsgaard. (Netflix) I n 1953, Frank Olson, a bacteriologist employed by the Army Chemical Corps to research biological weapons, fell to his death from…
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5 weeks ago
I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter
Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter…
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6 weeks ago
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