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The Legend of Yosemite's Dope Lake
Jon Glisky believed someone was trying to kill him. The thought was festering when he called his wife from a hotel in Las Vegas. Pam Glisky had just had surgery…
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2 days ago
A blogging style guide | Robert Heaton
A blogging style guide 06 Dec 2018 Here are 39 ways to make your blog more entertaining to read and more pleasurable to write. Confidence Don’t begin by telling…
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6 days ago
Hemnes Lift-top Coffee Table - IKEA Hackers
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13 days ago
How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods
Cody Sheehy is standing in a grassy meadow in northeast Oregon, surrounded by dark pines, spruce, and juniper trees. Cody, 39 years old and six foot two, grew…
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16 days ago
The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager
As plenty of Amazon employees have attested, working inside one of the company’s fulfillment centers can be grueling. Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images Last year,…
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20 days ago
My Markdown Writing and Collaboration Workflow, Powered by Working Copy 3.6, iCloud Drive, and GitHub – MacStories
For the past couple of years, I (and the rest of the MacStories team) have used Working Copy to store and collaborate on Markdown drafts for our articles. As I…
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22 days ago
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis
Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.…
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22 days ago
5 Ways Smart People Sabotage Their Success
Shana Novak/Getty Images Mark was always one of the smartest kids in his class. He’s done well in his career, but when he checks Facebook, he sees people he…
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28 days ago
FE webdev on iPad Pro (2018)
A deep dive on iPad productivity. PROLOGUE – this article has been written and re-written over the last three months. Then the iPad Pro 2018 came out last week…
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29 days ago
What I say to people who are looking for a job
I took a turn in my career, not a complete 180°, but around 60°. I started off in corporate finance doing analytics on budgets, and now I’m in the world of data…
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5 weeks ago
Are Narcissists More Likely to Experience Impostor Syndrome?
"Some years ago, I was lucky enough invited to a gathering of great and good people: artists and scientists, writers and discoverers of things. And I felt that…
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6 weeks ago
What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles? | By Darius Miles
D udes like me ain’t supposed to talk about this type of stuff. I’m about to tell you some real shit. Things I haven’t told anybody. But first, we gotta go back…
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7 weeks ago
Building Apps for Shopify: Fall In Love With The Problem, Not The Solution - Starter Story
One of the best pieces of advice I was given was to Fall in love with the problem, not the solution . And it wasn’t until I came across a big problem that I…
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7 weeks ago
The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good Phone. But Maybe Phones Have Gone Too Far.
The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good Phone. But Maybe Phones Have Gone Too Far. We are captives to our phones, they are having a deleterious effect on society, and…
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8 weeks ago
The way we have been thinking about the first modern humans in Africa could be wrong
Natural History Museum Visit Discover Oceans Human evolution Space Dinosaurs Collections News Blog Take part Join and support Shop Schools Our science Hours and…
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9 weeks ago
Making sense of the Supermicro motherboard attack | Light Blue Touchpaper
There has been a lot of ‘fog of war’ regarding the alleged implantation of Trojan hardware into Supermicro servers at manufacturing time . Other analyses have…
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9 weeks ago
The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets
It’s been a little over three weeks since Apple unveiled the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR. The new flagship line-up is one of Apple’s most important ones to…
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9 weeks ago
If the Point of Capitalism is to Escape Capitalism, Then What’s the Point of Capitalism?
What Would Happen if We Gave Each Other the Things Capitalism Tells Us to Keep From Each Other? There’s a question that keeps recurring to me these days. It…
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10 weeks ago
Data Factories
I’m generally annoyed by the cliché “If you’re not paying you’re the product”; Derek Powazek has explained why the implications of this statement are usually…
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10 weeks ago
Paper Trails: Living and Dying With Fragmented Medical Records
I t was a cool April day in 2016 when Michael Champion’s wife, Leah, noticed that her husband’s forehead was drenched in sweat. She took his temperature and…
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11 weeks ago
iOS 12: The MacStories Review
Introduction Setup and Performance iPad Do Not Disturb, Notifications, and Screen Time Do Not Disturb Notifications Grouping Instant Tuning Provisional…
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12 weeks ago
What Most Remote Companies Don’t Tell You About Remote Work
Articles about the remote work lifestyle have tended to focus on drinking piña coladas on the beach, traveling the world, and otherwise enjoying a life that…
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september 2018
Screen Time for Kids Puts Powerful iOS Monitoring Tools and Use Restrictions in Parents’ Hands
For the past couple of years, the tech industry has grappled with the consequences of people carrying a tiny computer with them all day long. When it comes to…
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september 2018
Who Were the Mamluks? | History Today
T he Mamluks ruled Egypt and Syria from 1250 until 1517, when their dynasty was extinguished by the Ottomans. But Mamluks had first appeared in the Abbasid…
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september 2018
A Fighter Pilot’s Guide to surviving on the roads | Portsmouth CTC
This article first appeared in the forces pension society magazine Pennant and is reproduced here by kind permission of the editor. John Sullivan is a Royal Air…
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september 2018
New York Architecture Images- Spite House
New York Architecture Images- Gone Spite House architect location Lexington Avenue Between 82nd and 83rd Streets date 1882 style Renaissance Revival…
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september 2018
Losers’ Lunch
This story is produced in partnership with Racquet magazine and appears in issue no. 7. Losers are a fixture of my workday as a sportswriter. Talking to a…
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september 2018
Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)
BILLUND, Denmark — At the heart of this town lies a building that is a veritable temple to the area’s most famous creation, the humble Lego brick. It is filled…
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august 2018
Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies
Think of a dangerous cargo and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes such as crushed ore and mineral sands are responsible for the…
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august 2018
Demystifying Mesh Networks
To understand what RightMesh is, let’s first understand what a mesh network is. We’re grateful for all the interest we have been receiving from the community on…
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august 2018
Why U.S. Corporate Boards Don’t Include Workers
In Germany, it’s considered perfectly normal that half the members of corporate boards are representatives of the corporation’s employees. 1 In the U.S., where…
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august 2018
How Insulin Helped Create Ant Societies - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine Evolution may have coopted an ancient metabolic mechanism to set social insects on the path toward one of the…
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august 2018
Mum’s a Neanderthal, Dad’s a Denisovan: First discovery of an ancient-human hybrid
Denny inherited one set of chromosomes from her Neanderthal ancestors, depicted in this model. Credit: Christopher Rynn/University of Dundee A female who died…
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august 2018
Elders of internet hash out standards to grant encrypted message security for world+dog
While law enforcement continues its worldwide crusade against chat apps with end-to-end encryption, the Internet Engineering Task Force has proposed standards…
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august 2018
Tech notes from my European vacation
An independent Apple repair shop in London. [ A longer version of this story appeared in the monthly newsletter that goes to all Six Colors members . ] Earlier…
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august 2018
How Insulin Helped Create Ant Societies | Quanta Magazine
Abstractions blog By Jordana Cepelewicz August 14, 2018 Evolution may have coopted an ancient metabolic mechanism to set social insects on the path toward one…
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august 2018
Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap
When you’re browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are. The…
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august 2018
7 of Apple’s Top Execs Tell You How They Approach Feedback at Work
Learn how 5 of Apple’s top leaders use feedback to achieve business success. Apple recently became the first American company worth over $1 trillion, further…
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august 2018
Polyecosystamory
August 06, 2018 · 4 minute read Around the time of Apple and Google’s maps-induced falling out, there seemed to be a common consumer-tech refrain around how the…
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august 2018
The Fantastic Four have returned — but where have they been?
Marvel Comics Three years ago, the adventures of the Fantastic Four came to an end as we knew it. Of the four members of the team, two were lost and presumed…
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august 2018
See No Evil
by Miriam Posner Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal? The Port…
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august 2018
Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
In 1998, author and media critic Neil Postman gave a talk he called Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change . Here are the five ideas Postman…
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august 2018
Learning From Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces — Brandur Leach
I was recently called out on Twitter for claiming thatElectron-based Slack, with three teams configured,regularly takes 30+ seconds to load. They claimed that…
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august 2018
“I Have a Secret. My Father Is Steve Jobs”: Lisa Brennan-Jobs Recalls Memories of Her Famous Father
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on her father’s lap in the Palo Alto home she shared with her mother, 1987. Photograph courtesy of Grove Atlantic. T hree months before he…
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august 2018
The Bullshit Web
The Bullshit Web My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day,…
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august 2018
That time in 1994 when Steve Jobs got to use a device like an iPhone
Chris MacAskill Part 3: Silicon Valley companies obsess over their cultures, but few of them have cultures so strong you know you’re at someplace unique when…
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august 2018
How F5Bot Slurps All of Reddit
In this guest post, Lewis Van Winkle talks about F5Bot , a free service that emails you when selected keywords are mentioned on Reddit, Hacker News, or…
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july 2018
What Economists Still Don’t Get About the 2008 Crisis
Macroeconomics tends to advance — or, at least, to change — one crisis at a time. The Great Depression discredited the idea that economies were basically…
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july 2018
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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july 2018
The secret in my blood - BBC News
At the age of eight, Matt was given blood products contaminated with HIV. When he found out, he couldn't tell a soul. By Jon Kelly Illustrations: Charlotte Edey…
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july 2018
Ten years left to redesign lithium-ion batteries
An engineer inserts a lithium-ion battery from an electric vehicle into a testing system for recycling. Credit: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Electric vehicles…
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july 2018
We need a new model for tech journalism
Photo: Howard Lake A lowly tech employee was trying to do some simple task online and found out it was really hard. Inspired by that difficulty, he—and it was…
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july 2018
Getting real: CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing causes lots of mutations | DW | 19.07.2018
A British study shows that gene editing does not work as well as previously assumed. Experiments with the cells of mice and humans resulted in numerous unwanted…
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july 2018
The Anthony Bourdain Interview
Anthony Bourdain had started smoking again, was the first thing I noticed as he sat down with me last February. He was a bit hung over from a recent working…
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july 2018
DARPA Plans a Major Remake of U.S. Electronics
Image: DARPA Advertisement Editor’s Picks AMD Tackles Coming "Chiplet" Revolution With New Chip Network Scheme DARPA Seeking AI That Learns All the Time Chip…
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july 2018
Did Qatar pay the world’s largest ransom?
On the morning of 16 December 2015 Qatar's ruling family got bad news: 28 members of a royal hunting party had been kidnapped in Iraq. A list of the hostages…
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july 2018
The T2 chip makes the iMac Pro the start of a Mac revolution
iFixit I’ve spent the last week with Apple’s new iMac Pro, and in most ways it’s just a faster Mac. It's the first pro Mac desktop in over three years and the…
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july 2018
City Street Orientations around the World - Geoff Boeing
By popular request, this is a quick follow-up to this post comparing the orientation of streets in 25 US cities using Python and OSMnx . Here are 25 more cities…
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july 2018
People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. - Freakonomics
Richard Thaler, father of behavioral economics, has been an irritant to mainstream economists. His research, about humans’ tendency to make suboptimal…
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july 2018
How to game the search for autism treatments
The Research on Autism and Development (RAD) Laboratory is located in a Tetris-like maze of brown wooden buildings, not far from the main campus of the…
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july 2018
Being rational all the time isn’t going to do you any favors
When Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky published their paper on Prospect Theory in 1979, few people could have imagined the long-term implications. The findings…
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july 2018
Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags
Photo by Paula Mariel Salischiker For 20 years, privacy advocates have been sounding the alarm about commercial online surveillance, the way that companies…
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july 2018
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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july 2018
The Fred Rogers We Know | Hazlitt
Image via Youtube This is the Fred Rogers we know: a thin, wholesome man straight out of a small-town pulpit, with a gentle manner, who looks directly at us,…
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july 2018
Brad's Homelab
Hi, I'm Brad , @bradfitz on Twitter , etc. This page describes my home server & networking setup. Discussion Questions welcome! Goals The primary goals of this…
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july 2018
The Hidden Cost of Touchscreens
In 2012 I tried out a brand new luxury vehicle at a automotive conference. It was a minimalist European model, and nothing seemed out of place — until I tried…
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july 2018
A Social History of Jell-O Salad: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon
[Photograph: Shutterstock ] When my great-grandmother, Retaw "Dandeen" McCoy, passed away in 2005, at the age of 99, we gave her a proper Presbyterian funeral…
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july 2018
Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression , an apology from the CEO , several years of patching…
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june 2018
The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities
T he secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures…
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june 2018
The legendary Apple research group that shaped our world
At this year’s WWDC, Apple delighted some users with a new feature in macOS Mojave. Called “ Stacks ,” the new functionality automatically sorts your desktop…
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june 2018
How to Pay Remote Employees
Running a remote company in the US requires onerous paperwork and the use of terrible government websites. Tortuga has 7 US-based employees across 4 states.…
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june 2018
Awakening the Grizzly
About halfway up the winding Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park , at an elevation of just over 4,000 feet there's a nondescript pullout marked only by a…
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june 2018
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation
In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition ), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.…
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june 2018
Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People
Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and…
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june 2018
What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed
Image At a suicide prevention event at Wall Walla High School in Walla Walla, Wash., last month, participants choose necklaces of different colors representing…
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june 2018
OmniFocus 3 Review: More Approachable and Powerful, All at Once
If you're anything like me, you probably remain perpetually dissatisfied with your task management setup. You may have chosen an app and settled in with it, but…
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may 2018
Agenda for iOS Review
Agenda , which launched on iOS today, is one of the most interesting note-taking apps I’ve used. The app is simultaneously structured around projects, like a…
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may 2018
The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again
In the last 16 years, parts of Louisiana have been struck by six hurricanes. Areas near San Diego were devastated by three particularly vicious wildfire…
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may 2018
Ditch the Batteries: Off-Grid Compressed Air Energy Storage
Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is usually regarded as a form of large-scale energy storage, comparable to a pumped hydropower plant. Such a CAES plant…
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may 2018
Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude
"There's something in your latest scan that we need to double check." Here's what I've learned about cancer as a survivor: even once you're past it, and despite…
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may 2018
The Bill Gates Line
Two of the more famous military sayings are “Generals are always preparing to fight the last war”, and “Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a…
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may 2018
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