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Relentless: Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills chases a killer
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May 6, 2015 Joe Kovac Jr.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in Eatonton, halfway between Macon and Athens, could pass for a public bathhouse on the beach at…
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3 days ago
My First Mistake | Lapham’s Quarterly
Jump to navigation An autopsy room. The victim of the first big mistake I ever made was a gentleman to whom I had never been properly introduced (and whose name…
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14 days ago
Scientology’s First ‘Victim’ - The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast
“That bitch Paulette Cooper!”
Those were the choice words belted out by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard back in 1974 as…
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18 days ago
Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden · LRB 21 May 2015
It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing…
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18 days ago
The Untold Story of Silk Road | WIRED
“I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of…
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23 days ago
"Safe Spaces" And The Mote In America's Eye
Sending people to American universities to learn to respect liberty is like sending them to a brothel to learn chastity.
usa  free  speech  liberty 
5 weeks ago
Inside the surprisingly dark world of Rube Goldberg machines | The Verge
On the eve of the 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest college nationals, six teams gather in Columbus, Ohio’s Center of Science and Industry children’s museum to…
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5 weeks ago
Who Killed Mellory Manning? — Matter — Medium
By David WolmanIllustrations by Cam Floyd It’s been a tough year, but Mellory Manning’s turning things around. These days she’s steering clear of the people,…
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5 weeks ago
One Professional Russian Troll Tells All
More and more, posts and commentaries on the Internet in Russia and even abroad are generated by professional trolls, many of whom receive a higher-than-average salary for perpetuating a pro-Kremli...
russia 
9 weeks ago
The Scene of the Crime - The New Yorker
There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old…
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9 weeks ago
What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous…
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9 weeks ago
What Lies Beneath | Foreign Policy
As a kid in the 1960s, Jeff Held thought that having a nuclear company in his backyard made life more exciting in Apollo, Pennsylvania. About 2,400 people lived…
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9 weeks ago
Cloak
- Super-simple VPN
vpn  security  mac 
10 weeks ago
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
video  privacy  greenwald 
10 weeks ago
PSDLE - Improving everyone's favorite online download list, one loop at a time.
Hello, I'm here to introduce a project of mine, PSDLE. PSDLE has been floating around a while (since September when it first went public) and...
vita  gaming 
10 weeks ago
Migraine Hangover - Migraine.com
“Postdrome” is the official term for that wrung out, exhausted, headachy feeling migraineurs experience after the most painful and intense phase of their migraine attack has passed. Calling this stage, the fourth... READ MORE
migraine 
10 weeks ago
America's Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine, Corruption on the Texas Border | Rolling Stone
The temperature was nearing triple digits when Jonathan Treviño strapped on his bulletproof vest, slipped his .40-caliber Glock into his ankle holster and got…
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10 weeks ago
Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at Heart - NYTimes.com
Jane Goodall was already on a London dock in March 1957 when she realized that her passport was missing. In just a few hours, she was due to depart on her first…
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10 weeks ago
How a Rumor Sent a Teen to Prison for Murder in Vegas - The Intercept
IT WAS ROUGHLY 10 p.m. in Las Vegas, on July 8, 2001, when a man rummaging through the garbage behind a bank just west of the Strip found the body.
Tossed…
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11 weeks ago
My Roommate, the Darknet Drug Lord | Motherboard
​Image: ​Daniel Rehn/Flickr
​I first met Ross Ulbricht, the 29-year old ​found guilty last month of creating and operating the deep web marketplace Silk Road,…
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11 weeks ago
DARK DOCUMENTARIES » Free & full-length documentaries on crime, murder, conspiracies, serial killers, the occult, and more...
DARK DOCUMENTARIES » Online destination for free & full-length documentaries on crime, murder, conspiracies, serial killers, the occult, and more...
crime 
11 weeks ago
Here's how my 9-year explained Net Neutrality to his friend
My 9-year old son spends a lot of time online and recently came to me asking what Net Neutrality meant. I explained it the best I could. I just okay with current political events and he had a lot of questions. Had to actually look up some answers.

I recently overheard him explaining it to one of his friends, much better than I could, like this:

Pretend ice cream stores gave away free milkshakes. But you had to buy a straw to drink them. But that's okay, because you still get free milkshakes. One day you're drinking a free milkshake and you look down and the guy that sold you the straw is pinching it almost shut. You can still get your milkshake, but it's really hard and takes a lot longer.

So you say, "Hey! Stop that!" And the straw guy says, "NO! Not until the ice cream store pays me money." And you say, "But I already paid you money for the straw." And the straw guy says, "I don't care. I just want more money."

I think he nailed it.
www  net  neutrality  internet 
11 weeks ago
Where the Bodies Are Buried - The New Yorker
Jean McConville had just taken a bath when the intruders knocked on the door. A small woman with a guarded smile, she was, at thirty-seven, a mother of ten. She…
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11 weeks ago
Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens
The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical preservatives, no sniff of…
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11 weeks ago
On The Blower: London's Lost Pneumatic Messaging Tubes
Pneumatic messaging blows cylindrical carriers in tubes, carrying messages and small items in closed systems, which were pioneered and developed in London in…
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12 weeks ago
The sham “terrorism expert” industry - Salon.com
Shortly prior to the start of the London Olympics, there was an outburst of hysteria over the failure to provide sufficient security against Terrorism, but as…
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12 weeks ago
'Overnight, everything I loved was gone': the internet shaming of Lindsey Stone
When a friend posted a photograph of charity worker Lindsey Stone on Facebook, she never dreamed she would lose her job and her reputation. Two years on, could she get her life back?
internet  work 
february 2015
A Russian TV Insider Describes a Modern Propaganda Machine - NYTimes.com
LONDON — NORMALLY a boisterous sort, Peter Pomerantsev says he kept quiet when he found himself, at the age of 24, in a Moscow meeting room listening to 20 of…
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february 2015
The Assassin in the Vineyard | Vanity Fair
The winter-night sky above the Côte d’Or countryside of Burgundy, in eastern France, is cloudless, with just enough moon to illuminate the snow-covered ground…
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february 2015
Britain's vilest troll: 'I’m here to expose hypocrisy'
Robert Ambridge has been described as Britain's worst online troll. On the contrary, he tells Martin Daubney, he is standing up for free speech
troll  internet  law 
february 2015
The Elusive Creator of the Most Terrifying Video Games | Motherboard
Rin from Osamu Sato’s Eastern Mind.
His spirit roams the internet throughout niche video game forums. His ​day-to-day tweets call forth daily happenings. But…
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february 2015
How Video Game Addiction Can Destroy Your Life | VICE | United States
The withdrawal made Brett want to die. The 12-year-old had only been cut off for a few hours, and his mind was already wandering to a dark and dangerous place.…
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january 2015
Who Was the Marquis de Sade? | History | Smithsonian
History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian ADVERTISEMENT
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january 2015
What should I do about Youtube?
My Google Youtube rep contacted me the other day. They were nice and took time to explain everything clearly to me, but the message was firm: I have to decide. I need...
video  google  youtube  monoploy  exploitation  extortion 
january 2015
Export Your WordPress Blog to Jekyll with One Click
Jekyll fans are fond of the Ruby-powered static blogging software due to its ease of use and support for Markdown and the Liquid templating engine. With no database to maintain and no comments to m...
wordpress  jekyll 
january 2015
Hitler's war on women: The story of Ravensbrück concentration camp - Features - Books - The Independent
“Anything else?”
“Someone should write about Ravensbrück,” I said. Then seeing Ursula sit up I added emphatically, “But not me.”
“Why ?” she persisted.
I said…
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january 2015
Sketch Toy
A drawing application that lets you save and share replays of your work with friends.
toy 
january 2015
David Starkey is a litmus test of our commitment to free speech
This is where the real battle over freedom of speech takes place – in the way we instinctively respond to outrageous commentary. If our instinct is to target the man and not the ball, we cannot consider ourselves defenders of free speech.
speech  freedom  work 
january 2015
Google discloses another Windows security issue after deadline exceeded | Hacker News
It's easy for Google to be big in the mouth when they don't bother to support their existing customers properly.
google 
january 2015
RPG Codex 2014 Role-Playing Game of the Year Awards :: rpg codex > doesn't scale to your level
RPG Codex > putting the 'role' back in role-playing. A highly prestigious gaming magazine with news and views on the latest and not so latest RPGs.
gaming  rpg 
january 2015
MetaFilter
Express: 'Labour MP John Mann fears the deaths of the two council workers could be linked to a Westminster-based paedophile gang involving highly-influential politicians. One of the men, social...
politics  westminster  coverup 
january 2015
Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why defend freedom of icky speech?
You are here: Home » Journal Why defend freedom of icky speech? This is a bit long.Apologies.I’d meant to talk about other things, but I started writing a reply…
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january 2015
Longform Reprints: The Devil and John Holmes by Mike Sager
Deep in Laurel Canyon, the Wonderland Gang was planning its last heist. It was Sunday evening and the drugs were gone, the money was gone, the situation was…
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january 2015
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