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How the attacks on Mueller are putting Trump in greater danger - The Washington Post
“He’s a mercurial figure,” one Republican congressman in a tough district told the Examiner. “If he’d put the Twitter feed away, what a glorious thing; what a glorious thing. But I just don’t think that’s going to happen.”
trump  politics 
just now by auerbach
Favorite tweet: RealGeneKim

Marketplace NPR: amazing excerpts of 1 hour interview of Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, Hank Paulson: 1st joint interview on 2007 financial crisis:

— Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim) March 20, 2018
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just now by tswaterman
Affaire Cambridge Analytica: Ce qu'il faut faire (ou pas) pour protéger ses données sur Facebook
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All-women's college asks profs not to call students 'women'
“When discussing the student body, say ‘Mount Holyoke students’ rather than ‘Mount Holyoke women,’” it instructs professors. “Avoid making statements like ‘We’re all women here...’, or referring to ‘...the two genders...’”
just now by tinotopia
GitHub is where people build software. More than 27 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 80 million projects.
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The Haunting of Lightwood Hall by bonibaru
67,050 words | A mysterious death shakes the foundations of one of the Clave's oldest families, and the handsome but standoffish Lord Alexander Lightwood is a prime suspect. Spirits are restless and secrets abound - can the psychic Magnus Bane solve the mystery without putting his own heart at risk? (Complete)
magnus/alec  alternate.universe  regency  ghosts  50-80K.words  *3  via:jerakeen 
1 minute ago by ataratah
Clear Blue Morning by CloudCover (RainyForecast)
Zhenya is re-looping the hair elastic around Alina's braid when he becomes aware there’s someone standing in the doorway. He glances up, and his hands freeze in place.

Sidney fucking Crosby is standing there, looking hesitant, with a half-empty water bottle dangling from one hand.
fanfiction  fandom:hockey  ship:geno/sid  slash  rating:pg-13  au  trope:kid  fluff 
1 minute ago by peyton
Sequel 100 Wide - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts
Sequel 100 Wide was designed in 2018 by type designer Jeschke in Berlin. It is based on the sans-serif typefaces of the early 19th century. A characteristic feature of the Sequel 100 is the almost equal thickness of the...
font  fonts 
1 minute ago by estinchon
Police chief says Uber 'likely not' at fault in pedestrian accident
Police chief says Uber 'likely not' at fault in pedestrian accident Prospective March 20, 2018 at 05:00PM

Yesterday, Uber called a halt to all self-driving tests after a highly publicized crash in Tempe, AZ, on Sunday evening. Now, it looks as though Uber might not be at fault for the accident. Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir told the San Francisco Chronicle that, based on footage from the vehicle's on-board cameras, "it's very clear it would have been difficult to avoid this collision in any kind of mode (autonomous or human-driven) based on how [the pedestrian] came from the shadows right into the roadway."

The vehicle did have a human operator in the car, but it was in autonomous mode. The driver, Rafaela Vasquez, said that "it was like a flash," when the person abruptly stepped out from a center median in front of the car. "His first alert to the collision was the sound of the collision," Moir stated to the San Francisco Chronicle. The vehicle was traveling 38 mph in a 35 zone. The pedestrian did not appear to be using a crosswalk, though apparently the street design did make it appear as if that section was inviting people to cross.

A super-weird aspect of this crash site is that it occurred at a place where a beautiful brick-paved diagonal walking path was provided across the median, along with a sign instructing people not to use it. This is beyond pedestrian-hostile design; it's damn-near entrapment.

— 🚗🚌🚚🚲 (@EricPaulDennis) March 20, 2018

The Tempe police is actively working with the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine who is at fault for the accident. "I suspect preliminarily it appears that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident," Moir stated. However, after the Chronicle's story, the Tempe Police Department issued a statement that said, "Tempe Police Department does not determine fault in vehicular collisions."

If Uber is found liable for the collision, it could have quite an effect on both the company and the larger business of self-driving cars. Uber's autonomous vehicles have had previous self-driving accidents, and the company was never held liable. However, this is the first incident involving a fatality, so you can bet all the companies currently conducting self-driving tests will be watching this case very closely.

Via: The Verge

Source: San Francisco Chronicle Engadget March 20, 2018 at 05:00PM
2 minutes ago by SergioWerner
“Wakanda is not African, and that's OK”, by Nanjala Nyabola for Al Jazeera
But we must see the film in its proper place. That place isn't Africa, and that's okay. It wouldn't be fair to expect one film to take on the burden of representation for a whole continent when it is already fighting for the visibility and representation of over 40 million African Americans in an industry that refuses to see them as more than a token. This is a triumph of African American filmmaking and should be celebrated as such without leaning on Africa as a marketing crutch.
blackpanther  filmmaking  filmcriticism  africa  usa 
3 minutes ago by beep
Hockey at the End of the World by ionthesparrow
Jeff has a plan: Get to camp, skate well. Make the team. Do well. Make the Orange. Survive. Win Cups. Get free.

fanfiction  fandom:hockey  ship:jeff/mike  slash  rating:nc-17  au  trope:dystopia  brilliant 
3 minutes ago by peyton
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