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“Cat Person”
Photograph by Elinor Carucci for The New Yorker Audio: Kristen Roupenian reads. Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She…
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A small Italian town can teach the world how to defuse controversial monuments | Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti
‘The transformed monument therefore invites people to reflect on the town’s complex history in a way that is neither simply celebratory nor in denial, but…
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4 days ago
Q & A with Merrill "Tony" McPeak
If a mad scientist toiling away in a Colorado Springs lab grabbed a beaker to create the quintessential airman, I’m not sure his discovery would beat Merrill…
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15 days ago
60 Minutes on:
In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.” RogerEbert.com Reviews Great Movies Chaz's Journal Blogs Far Flungers Channels Contributors Darkest Hour…
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16 days ago
How Children Change the Way We See
Talking to kids about what we’re looking at helps clarify our thinking, much as reading aloud something you’re writing can sharpen a sentence. Photograph by…
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16 days ago
TempestSDR: An SDR tool for Eavesdropping on Computer Screens via Unintentionally Radiated RF
Thanks to RTL-SDR.com reader 'flatflyfish' for submitting information on how to get Martin Marinov's TempestSDR up and running on a Windows system. If you…
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17 days ago
At Berkeley, a New Generation of Ethical Hackers Learns the Do’s and Don’ts of Cybersecurity
By identifying Web-site vulnerabilities, computer-science students aim to help improve cybersecurity. Photograph by Gary John Norman / Getty “Whenever I teach a…
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17 days ago
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity
He argues that the concept of “toxic masculinity” has four main components: suppression of anything stereotypically feminine; suppression of emotions related to vulnerability, like fear, sadness, or helplessness; male domination over women and other men; and aggression.
culture  gender  masculinity  education 
17 days ago
The Rules of Crime Fiction | Unbound
While I was writing A Murder To Die For , I did quite a lot of research into the murder mystery genre. While I'd always enjoyed reading or watching crime…
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18 days ago
GraphQL-Tools 2.0 with Schema Stitching – Apollo GraphQL
Combine multiple local and remote schemas into one Today, we are proud to release graphql-tools 2.0, the first stable release of a new feature we call “schema…
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18 days ago
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wormbolt @ wormbolt Nov 22 Replying to @maggieNYT No, it doesn't. melissa souza @ souza_me Nov 22 Replying to @maggieNYT A big difference Obama still had…
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19 days ago
The myth of the male bumbler
Illustrated | Image courtesy iStock Male bumblers are an epidemic. These men are, should you not recognize the type, wide-eyed and perennially confused. What's…
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22 days ago
The Most Interesting Curator on the Internet Knows Exactly What You Want to See - Motherboard
> No human is directly involved in deciding what gets posted on Archillect. Archillect herself is an artificial intelligence that curates her own content. Deploying a network of bots that crawl Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, and other image-heavy sites, Archillect hunts for keywords and metadata that she likes, and posts the most promising results.
design  ai  culture  internet  blog  tumblr  vice  motherboard 
26 days ago
EMS Lecture 3 Op Amp Review 1
Prof. Aaron Lanterman EMS Lecture 3 Op Amp Review 1
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26 days ago
The McRib: Enjoy Your Symptom
Wikimedia Commons Each year, the McRib makes a brief visit to Earth. Its arrival elicits reactions ranging from horror to awe. And for good reason: this…
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28 days ago
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Sebastian Harkness @ sebharkness Nov 11 Replying to @0x6d696368 @securelyfitz Fantastic writeup, thanks for your time! コインレビュー @ _jenkem Nov 11 Replying to…
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28 days ago
A Clash of Cultures « bunnie's blog
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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4 weeks ago
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Star Simpson @ starsandrobots This canonical demo of machine learning by Claude Shannon at Bell Labs helps explain the whacky Lyft map animations…
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5 weeks ago
Opinion | Facebook, Twitter and Google put our ugliness on the market
A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of the Twitter logo. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Quinta Jurecic, an associate editor for the Lawfare blog, is…
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5 weeks ago
interrupt me one more time
I ask a bunch of men, "Have you ever interrupted a woman?" Sure, they say. But not just women. I interrupt men, too. I interrupt everybody. That's not because…
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5 weeks ago
Are Anti-Trump Republicans Really Anti-Trump?
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat . The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah ( Micah Cohen , politics editor): Today’s topic: If…
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5 weeks ago
Sade’s Quiet Storm of Cool
Not long ago, a tattoo shop in Brooklyn got a bad review on Yelp. A customer was angry — not about his new ink, but about the soundtrack that accompanied his…
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6 weeks ago
The Jared bubble
Illustration by Tim O’Brien “Y ou can’t say ‘hit job’ in here.” I was six months into my tenure as the editor of the New York Observer , and I was schooling my…
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6 weeks ago
How Do You Go To A Gym, Though?
Image: Joe Diaz via Flickr Hi Swole Woman, I’ve never been to a gym before and the idea fills me with anxiety. I think it would help if I could imagine, uh,…
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6 weeks ago
'Blue Reflection' is the Most Soothing JRPG I’ve Ever Played
My time in Blue Reflection —the recent "magical girl" anime inspired JRPG by Gust recently released for PS4, Vita, and PC—is punctuated with gentle chimes,…
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6 weeks ago
Unsolved Mysteries of the MarioCube
A large Mario manifests in the corporeal world to dance with the plebeians. Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Nintendo of America One of the hallmarks of…
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6 weeks ago
Why I Don't Grade
Not giving grades doesn't feel like a radical pedagogy for me. I've been not giving grades for 17 years. The first time I taught as instructor of record in…
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6 weeks ago
Little UI Details
this should have been a blog post but i think i appreciate the tone of it more like this
ui  design  tips  strategies  ux  twitter  tweets 
6 weeks ago
Anthony Bourdain on Weinstein, John Besh, and meathead restaurant culture.
> And I’ve also been thinking very much about Kitchen Confidential. I would go to signings a few years after Kitchen Confidential came out, and people would come up to me, mostly guys, they’d high-five me over the table with one hand and slide me a packet of cocaine with the other. And it was like dude, have you not read the book? What the fuck is wrong with you?
bourdain  cooking  interview  culture  sex  harassment  introspection 
6 weeks ago
Why Did Words That End in 'Tron' Once Sound So Futuristic?
If you grew up in the United States in the 1980s, chances are you’ll remember riding the Gravitron at the local fair, or struggling to get past level one of the…
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6 weeks ago
I Am Sorry for This Scraggly Mess on My Face - The New York Times
> The zombie epidemic is a very popular apocalypse scenario among middle-aged men for a very simple reason: When chaos consumes civilization, you can start over. You get to be young again.
hodgman  beards  middleage  life  commentary  facialhair  culture 
7 weeks ago
What Are We Doing Here?
Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon/Erich Lessing/Art Resource Alexis de Tocqueville; portrait by Théodore Chassériau, 1850 I have been reading lately about…
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7 weeks ago
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Log in Sign up David Nolen @ swannodette Whenever I’m feeling annoyed about computers, a Rich Hickey talk often helps youtube.com/watch?v=2V1Ftf… Adam Miller @…
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7 weeks ago
Was Power-Posing Guru Amy Cuddy Shamed by Scientists Because She’s a Woman?
Amy Cuddy speaks onstage at the New York Times New Work Summit on March 1, 2016, in Half Moon Bay, California. Kimberly White/Getty Images for the New York…
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7 weeks ago
When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy
I first met AMY cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the…
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7 weeks ago
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/921081608463007744
he's an interesting figure, there's something sort of conspiratorial about his work, but he has been deve…
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7 weeks ago
Rushdie’s New York Bubble
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie Magnum Photos Salman Rushdie, New York City, 2005; photograph by Bruce Davidson Whether by design, chance, or oracular…
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8 weeks ago
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Log in Sign up Stephen Price @ steeef great talks @HashiConf but @kelseyhightower was my favorite. inspired my colleagues to experiment regularly.…
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8 weeks ago
The Millennial Walt Disney Wants to Turn Empty Stores Into Instagram Playgrounds
The Museum of Ice Cream, in San Francisco, is not a museum. Rather, it is a sprawling warren of interactive, vaguely hallucinatory confection-themed exhibits:…
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9 weeks ago
This Dumb Industry: Lost Laughs in Leisure Suit Larry - Twenty Sided
Heads up: This post is going to have some rougher language than what I normally post. We’re going to be talking about the kinds of things teenagers type into…
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9 weeks ago
Equifax failed to patch security vulnerability in March: former CEO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Equifax Inc was alerted in March to the software security vulnerability that led to hackers obtaining personal information of more than…
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10 weeks ago
Body Double: What Medieval Executive Theory Tells Us About Trump’s Twitter Accounts
In 1571, an English jurist named Edmund Plowden, trying to make sense of cases involving the sale and purchase of land owned by various monarchs, argued: [T]he…
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10 weeks ago
https://jsomers.net/DFW_TV.pdf
A great deal of this essay is dated now, but this section really holds up
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10 weeks ago
The Secrets Behind the Music of “Twin Peaks: The Return” | Pitchfork
Features Longform The Secrets Behind the Music of “Twin Peaks: The Return” Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel, and many more talk about how…
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10 weeks ago
A letter to historians of the future — the 2016 election really was dominated by a controversy over emails
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images December 25, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: Sitting at my desk in the winter of 2016-’17, I have no way of knowing what the…
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11 weeks ago
Your app makes me fat
In 1999, Professor Baba Shiv (currently at Stanford) and his co-author AlexFedorikhin did a simple experiment on 165 grad students.They asked half tomemorize a…
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11 weeks ago
The Wave
Aura Estrada in Mazunte, Mexico, in 2004. “We have everything we need to be happy,” she told the author. “Do you know how lucky we are?” COURTESY FRANCISCO…
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11 weeks ago
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