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Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of | Ars Technica
The failure of an air safety system is exceedingly rare but not unheard of for new aircraft. This accident shows the inherent risk of taking control of critical systems away from humans without their knowledge, and the unforeseen consequences of increasingly complex systems.
aircraft  safety  disaster  indonesia 
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Marvel Icon Stan Lee Leaves a Legacy as Complex as His Superheroes
Stan Lee supercharged Marvel Comics into one of the most important cultural forces on the planet. But how much credit does he really deserve?
comics  writing  mcu  superheroes 
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RT : Social justice advocate culture is not especially vulnerable to predatory abusers, but it is vulnerable in a very p…
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RT : My dad is learning to code and spent an hour trying to troubleshoot an issue before asking me. It was a small typo.…
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RT : I invite to imagine a "democracy" in which elections are, as a matter of course, decided by which party is better a…
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RT : I am not going to be able to speak about this this morning, I can see that.

But under the persona, Stan Lee was a…
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RT : : Legendary Comic-Book Writer, Publisher and Film Producer Stan Lee Has Died. R.I.P.
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RT : Wow.

Seville, Spain eliminated 5,000 on-street parking spaces and built a "lightning" 80-kilometer protected bike…
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RT : Brexit is a tragedy in the classic literary sense: a disaster brought upon us by our own actions which we have had…
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RT : My twopennyworth on this subject is the idea of moving from the programmer as an artisan, a lone craft producer of…
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RT : This is a good point, but I think it's beside the outrage I've been seeing.

The problem I have with a lot of these…
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RT : Story Idea: A system originally designed to work out what the optimum airline fare is for a particular journey deve…
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Matrix - ITA Software by Google
"the definitive airline fare-finder engine", according to MP-J.
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How Filter Bubbles Will Save The World – Byrne Hobart – Medium
Across the economic spectrum, weirdness is getting squeezed. We, as a country, are running down our Strategic Weirdness Reserve. So, please: Form a secret society. Start a conspiracy. Build a weird contraption in your garage. Try out an all-celery diet. Our way of life depends on you.
culture  burningman  weird  conspiracy 
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America’s Next Civil War · The Walrus
Northrop Frye once wrote that Canadians are Americans who reject the revolution. When the next revolution comes, we will need to be ready to reject it with everything we have and everything we are.
politics  canada  CivilWar  revolution  usa  trump  terrorism  woo 
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RT : I could have sworn I saw these sci-fi images in my youth, but it turns out that artist Dan McPharlin is a young con…
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RT : A striking examination of a blindspot in broadly liberal culture
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Sierra On-Line's (On-Line Systems at this point) ad soliciting programmers to "Boot into Yosemite" if…
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RT : Given the premise that:

1. Adult cats don't meow in the wild.

2. Meows are kittenish language that domesticated…
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RT : It is an achievement of astronomical historical accomplishment that an army has not crossed the Rhine going one way…
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RT : It routinely astounds me that non-mathematicians don't understand the wisdom of Humpty Dumpty: “When I use a word,…
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RT : the americans elected a cowboy actor president

the americans elected a game show host president

steel yourselves.…
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RT : A life-long Londoner could walk past hundreds of these fences, and never know they were looking at Second World War…
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RT : moving to London: woah! double decker buses! like in the movies! bet I'll never really get used to them :)

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RT : Did some techbro make these? Because it's doing that thing where they take something a hundred years old, give it a…
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RT : I think about this a lot, both in IT and civil infrastructure. It looks so trivial to “fix” from the outside. In fa…
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RT : Today in cyberpunk dystopia news:

My feed is full of Californians complaining that FaceID doesn’t work with the b…
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RT : Old twitter: The construction of pithy phrasing and sound-bites.
New twitter: How to structure your long form writi…
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RT : There's a French man trying to explain the tu/vous thing to someone at the table next to me in the café and I just…
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RT : Possibly the most brazen act of hedgehog-on-hedgehog tomfoolery you’ll see today.
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RT : The troubleshooting section for our new fridge has melted my heart. Imagine being the copywriter who sat there for…
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RT : Advice to readers from Peter Flemming, Far East Special Correspondent for The Times, 1933.
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RT : It's moving into winter, and it's starting to get cold, so let me help you keep warm by providing you with the hott…
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RT : Hadoop was built on the principle “move the compute to the data”.

These days, it’s actually just as fast to move…
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RT : The Brexiteers have set their sights a bit low, frankly.
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RT : this tweet blossoms into the most beautiful short story
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RT : Right. Time for some LIGHT WHIMSY. Please tell me (by replying/quote tweeting) what your favourite HEADCANNON is. T…
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RT : Computer generated faces using generative adversarial network / progressive growing technique from Nvidia. Trained…
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RT : I hooked a neural network up to my Roomba. I wanted it to learn to navigate without bumping into things, so I set u…
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RT : if you've locked down a computer so you can't install your own stuff on it, it's no longer a computer. it's an appl…
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RT : Still struggling to get my head around the way the world's allowed electronic digital IT to take over the word "tec…
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RT : One day in 2012, a rag tag bunch of techies thought that maybe Veterans should be able to access their benefits onl…
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RT : Gather round, Gentle Readers. It is time I tell the story of the worst decision I ever made in an office. Some of y…
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RT : Millennials have been fighting and dying in wars started by Baby Boomers since 2003
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RT : Quick reminder for any British commentators who feel obliged to lament the ongoing polarisation in the US: there is…
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RT : please enjoy this video i found on reddit of a dog trying to steal another smaller dog
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RT : not at this time, but thanks in any case!
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RT : Dance Dance Immolation was a Dance Dance mod made by an industrial art collective that spayed fire on you if you me…
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RT : Oh so 9 million more people voted for Democratic senators than GOPs, resulting in...[checks notes]...the GOP gainin…
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