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Puerto Rican “anarchistic organizers” took power into their own hands after Hurricane Maria
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Why I’m leaving Chrome
This blog is mainly reserved for cryptography, and I try to avoid filling it with random “someone is wrong on the Internet” posts. After all, that’s what…
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The race to save a dying language | Ross Perlin
I n 2013, at a conference on endangered languages, a retired teacher named Linda Lambrecht announced the extraordinary discovery of a previously unknown…
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Common Cyborg
I’m nervous at night when I take off my leg. I wait until the last moment before sleep to un-tech because I am a woman who lives alone and has been stalked, so…
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Engineering Productivity – Camille Fournier – Medium
I’m often asked about the characteristics of great engineering managers. This is a question that almost always has a long answer that involves “well, she’s good…
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Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China
Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a…
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A Japanese spacecraft just threw two small rovers at an asteroid
This morning, a Japanese space probe deposited two tiny rovers on an asteroid nearly 200 million miles from Earth. The vehicle is Hayabusa2, and the rovers were…
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With Linux’s founder stepping back, will the community change its culture?
Earlier this week, the Linux community got an unusual message from Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds. “This week people in our community confronted me about my…
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Too Hot for Work?
Construction workers on day in downtown Los Angeles with record-breaking temperatures, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo / Richard Vogel) W ith temperatures breaking…
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12 BIG IDEAS from Game Design You Should Know – Christina Wodtke – Medium
The massive and mind blowing Game Developer’s Conference is almost here, and in the spirit of all things gamey and delicious (like lamb and portobellos) let me…
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Breaking a Sacred Trust: On the Exploitation of Traditional Native Knowledge
The people of the Quinault Indian Nation, in western Washington State, have harvested an abundance of bluebacks, a flavorful and fatty salmon that's been unique…
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Accessible Footnotes with CSS — SitePoint
I was playing with CSS counters the other day and thought about using them to deal with footnotes. According to Plagiarism which has a surprisingly long entry…
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Our words matter: acceptability, grammaticality, and ethics of research on singular 'they'-type pronouns
PsyArXiv Preprints Submit a Preprint Search Donate Sign Up Notice: The site will undergo maintenance between Sep 20, 2018 9:38 AM and Sep 20, 2018 9:38 AM…
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The Deliberate Awfulness of Social Media
Twitter, as everyone knows, is Hell. Its most hellish aspect is a twofold, self-reinforcing contradiction: you know that you could leave at any time and you…
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After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside
After years of verbally abusing programmers who contribute to the Linux operating-system kernel he created, the celebrated coder Linus Torvalds is stepping…
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Mapping Segregation Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians
Introduction In August 2016, Google came under global scrutiny for its representation of Palestine following the removal of the terms “West Bank” and “Gaza”…
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Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?
At ten o’clock on a weekday morning in August, Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman and C.E.O. of Facebook , opened the front door of his house in Palo Alto,…
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Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?
In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an articlein Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, OraLassila…
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7 days ago
The ups and downs of STEM standards – Chris Smith – Medium
Last week, in a widely hailed move, California adopted model K-12 computer science standards. Headlines have described this move as “ California embraces…
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Women in Silicon Valley Have Half the Options
The young woman was excited to get an offer at Lyft Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s biggest venture-backed private companies, until she compared notes with one of…
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I Got Hit by a Car and Now I Don’t Recognize My Own Thoughts
This article originally appeared on VICE UK . My name is John Doran and I write about music. The young bucks who run VICE's website thought it would be amusing…
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Affect Conf 2018 | Imani Gandy
Transcript IMANI GANDY: Well, hello. My name is Imani Gandy. I'm Senior Legal Analyst at Rewire.news. I'm also co-host of the "Boom! Lawyered" podcast. You may…
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Spiders blamed after broken siren played creepy nursery rhymes randomly at night to UK townsfolk
Floating in on the wind, yet again, the sound of It's Raining, It's Pouring being sung by a child on the creepiest siren in Britain . The Ipswich Star reports…
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Why I don’t feel comfortable drinking during conferences
Post-conference party — an informal event where conference participants are networking, dancing and letting go of all the conference havoc and stress. Usually,…
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Why PayPal’s crackdown on ASMR creators should worry you
ASMR Glow - Reiki / YouTube In June, China banned and excised videos of sound effects while claiming to cleanse its internet of pornography. YouTube had already…
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How The Weather Channel Made That Insane Storm Surge Animation
At a certain point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics. A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud. Which…
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Maslow’s hierarchy connected to Blackfoot beliefs
Advertisements This slide shows basic differences between Western and First Nations perspectives, as presented by University of Alberta professor Cathy…
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Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind - Tonic
After months of criticism, Puerto Rico has finally acknowledged the truth death toll of Hurricane Maria—not less than 100 people, as originally stated, but…
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Project Cybersyn: the afterlife of Chile’s socialist internet
Almost 45 years have passed since Salvador Allende’s government was overthrown in an armed coup on 11 September 1973. The late Chilean president and Marxist has…
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14 days ago
YouTube: Manufacturing Authenticity (For Fun and Profit!)
35,934 views Up next Autoplay 24:57 The Death of the Hollywood Movie Musical Lindsay Ellis 338K views 36:53 That Time Disney Remade Beauty and the Beast Lindsay…
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W O R D S
Vacation Retrospective 2018 I'm on vacation this week. It's pretty weird, honestly. Nobody in my family gets vacation days, or works anywhere that has a…
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21 days ago
Finding silence online is difficult, but the pursuit is worthwhile
In My Year of Rest and Relaxation , the latest novel from the ferociously talented writer Otessa Moshfegh, the protagonist sets out to sleep through an entire…
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The Beginning of a 21st Century Labor Movement – Coworker.org – Medium
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of transitions, of beginnings and endings. With the Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME this past year, the…
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22 days ago
Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system
This post will probably only make sense to those deeply involved in Mastodon and the fediverse . So if that’s not your thing, or you’re not interested in issues…
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23 days ago
Lindsey Bieda » The problem of moderation in an unfederated social network and a federated one is the exact same problem, send post
The problem of moderation in an unfederated social network and a federated one is the exact same problem, send post 02 September 2018 Online abuse and…
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Gavin Mueller — Digital Proudhonism
Gavin Mueller In a passage from his 2014 book Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free author and copyright reformer Cory Doctorow sounds a familiar note against…
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/dev/lawyer Null Value
Null Value against demise of the hacker public license We all learn that open source licenses make open source community possible. And then we learn they’re the…
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25 days ago
#Prisonstrike: A Rebellion Inside America’s Profitable Gulag Archipelago
Scott Houston/Alamy On the website for Unicor , the newly renamed Federal Prison Industries — the 84-year-old government-run corporation that utilizes…
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Doctors Need to Believe People Who Are Disabled and Undiagnosed - Rooted in Rights
When you’re disabled, people expect your story to follow a predictable trajectory: you experience a symptom (or a litany of symptoms), you see doctors and…
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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Points to Oregon’s Catastrophic Wildfires—and Says Climate Change Is Here
Record-high temperatures . The massive wildfire that jumped across the Columbia River in the gorge last year. Portlanders warned to stay indoors to keep from…
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ShotSpotter Expands Verizon Partnership With Reseller Agreement for Gunshot Detection Services
NEWARK, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ShotSpotter , Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), the leader in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement…
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26 days ago
Introducing The Community Compact – Adam Jacob – Medium
The recent conversations around the difficulties in finding a sustainable open source business model are close to my heart. I have spent the last decade plus of…
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Information Civics
Paul Frazee I. Introduction How should the Internet be governed? How should we manage the information, media, software, politics, and communities of the Web?…
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The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People
This spring, Facebook reached out to a few dozen leading social media academics with an invitation: Would they like to have a casual dinner with Mark Zuckerberg…
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‘The lost summer’: the emotional and spiritual toll of the smoke apocalypse | The Narwhal
Headlines declared it “ terrifying .” Edmonton was dubbed an “ apocalyptic ghost town .” The Star declared, “It’s not the end of the world. It just looks that…
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W O R D S
Regarding why software is so bad Ours is a sorcerous craft. Dark magics make monarchs and topple nations. Our baubles track you, watch you, think about you, and…
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'We have no history': Can casino-chip bonuses and llamas turn Vegas into a soccer city?
Las Vegas Lights: ‘You know when you come to Vegas that you’re in for a show and we’re going to do things differently’Photograph: Las Vegas Lights T here’s not…
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Full Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Recode Decode
On this episode of Recode Decode , Ron Wyden, the senior U.S. Senator from Oregon, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about regulating the internet and protecting…
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Software Freedom Ensures the True Software Commons
by Bradley M. Kuhn on August 22, 2018 Proprietary software has always been abouta power relationship . Copyright and other legal systems give authors the…
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Redis: This is not the license change you are looking for 👋🏼
Redis Labs, a company building commercial complements to the Redis data store, just published a “ Commons Clause ” that attempts to prevent commercial use of…
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Privatizing Poverty | Kim Phillips-Fein
In 1962, Michael Harrington—a former Catholic Worker adherent and follower of Dorothy Day turned socialist activist—published a short book that sought to…
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Swipeout: woman fools hundreds of men in Tinder marketing stunt
Over the past month, Natasha Aponte has been using Tinder to arrange for hundreds of guys to meet her at the same place, at the same time, unbeknown to each…
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Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire – Ars Technica
Enlarge / A firefighter battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. Getty Images | Justin Sullivan Verizon Wireless'…
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Why Prisoners are Striking Today
Prisoners are striking to end death by incarceration, prison slavery and poor living conditions. Raven Rakia Aug 21, 2018 Prisoners across the country are…
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The Green Movement Is Talking About Racism? It's About Time
Facing a new White House administration led by Donald Trump, environmental leaders recently signed an accord pledging their allegiance to civil rights and…
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The NYC Punks Who Built a Support Network for Sexual Assault Survivors When the Justice System…
America has a rape problem. For every 1,000 sexual assaults, only 310 are reported — and from the investigation stage to trial, only six rapists out of 1,000…
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Robot security guards will be pointless until they’re terrifying
Terror is gripping the fair streets of San Francisco. Petty theft occurs in broad daylight. Vandals strike with impunity. Tech workers cower behind their…
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We Can't Fix The Internet
As a teenager in the early 2000s, I was a member of a large, passionate, and loosely affiliated community of Harry Potter lovers (known, like other, similar…
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Gil Kalai's Argument Against Quantum Computers | Quanta Magazine
Previous: The Future of Quantum Computing Quantum Algorithms Struggle Against Old Foe: Clever Computers SERIES The Future of Quantum Computing The Argument…
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The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat - Uncanny Magazine
Once upon a time, long, long, long, long, long, long, ago, there were three raptor sisters, hatched beneath a lucky star. They lived in a wood together, they…
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If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why
What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to…
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Two Women Just Completed the First Thru-Hike of the Mexican Border
“It’s really dangerous where you’re headed,” said the driver, glancing into the rearview mirror, his brow furrowed in concern. “People die out there.” In the…
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Should platforms be regulated? A new survey says yes.
In the two years since the 2016 election, the role major social media and technology companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter play in enabling (or corroding)…
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A Message about Intel’s L1TF Security Vulnerability
Blog A Message about Intel’s L1TF Security Vulnerability Written by: Josh Feinblum on News August 14, 2018 • Today, Intel released a statement regarding L1…
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p1k3::2018/7/26
Thursday, July 26 feed discovery and live bookmarks should not be removed from firefox tl;dr: Mozilla are removing RSS feed discovery and display features…
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Elbertie Foudray and the Adventure of Life
Historians believe in contingency —we insist that the past did not have to turn out the way that it did, that chance occurrences and human choices send the…
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Portland Train Attack Survivors Destinee Mangum and Walia Mohamed Speak Out
O n M a y 26, 2017, Destinee Mangum, 16, and Walia Mohamed, 1 7 , were aboard a MAX Light Rail train in Portland, Oregon, when a known white supremacist, Jeremy…
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Public Lab Code of Conduct
🎈 Public Lab: Public Lab Code of Conduct Update 9/2016, the Code of Conduct is live at this link: https://publiclab.org/conductLast year... Public Lab is an…
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2,660 miles across the wilderness: long-distance hiking is nature's great equalizer
The author’s friends tackling a long day of walking. ‘I was pushing myself about 500 times harder than I ever had in my life.’Photograph: Carrot Quinn B efore I…
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Hackers accessing PayPal via voicemail? Security expert says it's possible
Hackers breaking into voicemail accounts could use that access to get into apps like WhatsApp or Paypal, or track someone’s every move.Photograph: Steve…
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Evictions and 'criminalized spaces': the legacy of Oakland's Ghost Ship fire
The artist Hager Seven Asfaha in the live/work art space he shares in Oakland.Photograph: Robert Gumpert for the Guardian A rtists and musicians in Oakland…
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Uses This / Laura Hall
Laura Hall Artist, writer, puzzle and game designer Posted August 07, 2018 Filed under: artist designer game mac writer Who are you, and what do you do? My name…
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How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutes
This issue was publicly disclosed on the Homebrew blog at https://brew.sh/2018/08/05/security-incident-disclosure/ Since the recent NPM , RubyGems , and Gentoo…
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“What Have We Done?”: Silicon Valley Engineers Fear They've Created a Monster
In the heart of San Francisco, the gig economy reigns supreme. Walk intoa grocery store, and a large number of shoppers you see are independentcontractors for…
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Implementing Webmention on a static website - Deluvi's website
On my first blog post, I mentioned that my first project for this website is to experiment with some technologies from the Indieweb . The technology that…
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Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory | Quanta Magazine
On June 25, Timm Wrase awoke in Vienna and groggily scrolled through an online repository of newly posted physics papers. One title startled him into full…
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Evolving Code of Conduct Language – Otter Tech
CC BY ednawinti In the Mozilla Diversity and Inclusion panel last week, one of the presenters said that when they were editing a Code of Conduct, they would…
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'People You May Know:' A Controversial Facebook Feature's 10-Year History
In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know . “We built this feature with the…
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I’m done with Twitter
After 12 years, I’ve decided to hang it up on Twitter . I started using the site in 2006, when it was all texts sent to your phone, and I remember my first…
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How I gained commit access to all Jenkins projects in 30 minutes…and how security warnings to the…
A remote shell on a Jenkins developers’ machine in 2016 I recently read a great write-up by Eric Holmes on Jenkins issues at Homebrew project brew.sh:…
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Sarah Mei -- The Power of Agile
YouTube Sarah Mei -- The Power of Agile Advertisement If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Up Next Autoplay is paused Share Include…
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