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The slippery politics of The Incredibles and other superheroes
In a New York Times review of The Incredibles, A.O. Scott made a curious observation: “[the film] suggests a thorough, feverish immersion in both the history of…
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4 days ago
Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read
Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I…
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4 days ago
Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
At right, from the top, David Pecker, the chairman of American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer; Karen McDougal, a former Playmate of the…
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6 days ago
Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit
In Moscow, Trump partnered with the property tycoon Aras Agalarov, describing him, wrongly, as Russia’s richest man. Illustration by Barry Blitt The first-round…
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6 days ago
Why I barely read SF these days - Charlie's Diary
Being a guy who writes science fiction, people expect me to be well-informed about the current state of the field—as if I'm a book reviewer who reads everything…
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17 days ago
Twitter
Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt.
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18 days ago
What Really Happened with Vista: An Insider’s Retrospective
It was a tradition for Windows team members to sign a poster (in this case an image of the DVD) upon release of a version of Windows. By the time the release…
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20 days ago
How Far Have We Come? – Alan Cooper – Medium
Agile08 Keynote (photo by Tom Poppendieck) My keynote speech at Agile08 in Toronto, Ont. Ten years ago, I gave the opening keynote, entitled “The Wisdom of…
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4 weeks ago
How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine
T he radar on the F-15s picked up the blip of the transport plane, a DHC-5 Buffalo, 370 miles into Mediterranean airspace. The fighters closed rapidly. They…
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4 weeks ago
Quantum Computing Hardware Teardown
Although quantum computing is still in its infancy, enough progress is being made for it to look a little more promising than other “revolutionary”…
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
Hey tweeps! and I decided to convert a few of my tweets into motivational posters. 😀 You can order them on…
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5 weeks ago
The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018
Microservices became a very popular topic in over the last couple of years 1 . 'Microservice madness' goes something like this: Netflix are great at devops.…
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5 weeks ago
Some Cupids Kill With Arrows - Uncanny Magazine
Meg should have known. This was what came of trying to be nice. “It’s a new job, a new crowd,” her mother had declared, far too cheerfully. “Be sociable this…
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5 weeks ago
Monitoring in a DevOps World - ACM Queue
The November/December issue of acmqueue is out now Performance PDF January 8, 2018 Volume 15, issue 6 Monitoring in a DevOps World Perfect should never be the…
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6 weeks ago
4 lessons for software developers from 1970s mainframe programming
Eight megabytes of memory is plenty. Or so we believed back in the late 1970s. Our mainframe programs usually ran in 8 MB virtual machines (VMs) that had to…
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6 weeks ago
Twitter
Safe, separated bike lanes turn the current inane vehicles -v- bikes distraction into a community asset that provid…
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6 weeks ago
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign…
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7 weeks ago
How to Stand Up to the Kremlin
D uring the Cold War , the United States and the Soviet Union faced off in an existential struggle between two antithetical systems . Either the Soviet bloc…
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9 weeks ago
The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco
The first thing you need to understand about the building that, until very recently, housed the Russian Consulate in San Francisco — a city where topography is…
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9 weeks ago
OK, We Need to Talk About This Controversy with 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Another December, another massive opening for a Star Wars movie—this time to the tune of $450 million worldwide . That alone isn't really surprising; Star Wars…
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9 weeks ago
Estonia, the Digital Republic
The Estonian government is so eager to take on big problems that many ambitious techies leave the private sector to join it. Illustration by Eiko Ojala Audio:…
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9 weeks ago
Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
Justin Metz for BuzzFeed News This summer, Elon Musk spoke to the National Governors Association and told them that “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence…
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9 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : “Let’s Not Lose Our Minds” by
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9 weeks ago
Raising a Teenage Daughter*
Six months ago, my 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, sent me a video. In it, she’s hanging upside down by her feet from a head-high granite boulder, inching along…
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11 weeks ago
My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies
Sapiens and Collective Fictions Recently I read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. The basic thesis of the book is that humans require…
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11 weeks ago
The Greatest Leap, Part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon
“Bulletproof” Norm Chaffee, the engineer, had known the crew. Not intimately, perhaps, but well enough that when he’d bump into Roger Chaffee at the grocery…
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11 weeks ago
Statistics and Hacking: An Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
In the early 20 th century, Guinness breweries in Dublin had a policy of hiring the best graduates from Oxford and Cambridge to improve their industrial…
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12 weeks ago
Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives - ACM Queue
The September/October issue of acmqueue is out now Networks PDF November 28, 2017 Volume 15, issue 5 Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives The unseen economic forces…
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12 weeks ago
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Map projected mid-northern latitudes on - Perijove 4, February 2 2017 -
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12 weeks ago
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12 weeks ago
GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done
What is “GTD”? GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting…
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12 weeks ago
The Martians Claim Canada
T he Martians descend to Earth in their spaceship. They intend to go to New York – they want to see something called ‘a musical’ – but they get the directions…
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november 2017
What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?
Still from Woody Allen’s Manhattan Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V. S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman…
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november 2017
The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed
“You want to see some old media?” Alan Kay grins beneath his gray mustache and leads me through his Brentwood home. It’s a nice place with a tennis court out…
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november 2017
Twitter
Moustache visible through the Shuttle’s window.
Interesting how rough-textured the thermal blankets and tiles were…
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november 2017
Twitter
I just released datasette - a new tool for turning any SQLite database into a web interface and JSON API:…
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november 2017
Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? - Issue 42: Fakes - Nautilus
P erhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be…
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november 2017
Shirt Pocket Watch - Bad Craziness, Good Release!
SuperDuper! 3.0 is now out!

All beta users and regular users can now update. Final 3.0 blog post at

Enjoy!
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november 2017
The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint
Illustration: Jude Buffum Walking into the hall to deliver the speech was a “ daunting experience ,” the speaker later recalled, but “we had projectors and all…
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november 2017
How to Remember What You Read
“I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Why is it that some people…
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october 2017
Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize the Economy - Evonomics
By Ralph Nader The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started…
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october 2017
What Boredom Does to You - Issue 53: Monsters - Nautilus
E very emotion has a purpose—an evolutionary benefit,” says Sandi Mann, a psychologist and the author of The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good . “I wanted…
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october 2017
Challenging Site C: The BC Utilities Commission preliminary report
Sep 21, 2017 By Province of British Columbia / Flickr The BC Utilities Commission preliminary report demonstrates why independent review of mega-projects like…
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october 2017
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