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How Syria Came to This
Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti. In March 2011, four…
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5 days ago
The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Videogame Empire—And Went Too Far
I. The Bumper The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair down to…
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5 days ago
Twitter
What’s the biggest/craziest peripheral ever hooked up to a pocket calculator? How about a 10meter telescope?
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6 days ago
James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.
Mark Peterson/Redux A HIGHER LOYALTY Truth, Lies, and Leadership By James Comey 290 pages. Flatiron Books. $29.99. In his absorbing new book, “A Higher…
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10 days ago
Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism
If you haven’t encountered any reviews of Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker’s new bestseller Enlightenment Now —which would be amazing, given how many there…
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13 days ago
The demise of the nation state
W hat is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK…
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14 days ago
Docker Compose and Kubernetes with Docker for Desktop - Docker Blog
If you’re running an edge version of Docker on your desktop ( Docker for Mac or Docker for Windows Desktop ), you can now stand up a single-node Kubernetes…
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21 days ago
Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » Review of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now
It’s not every day that I check my office mailbox and, amid the junk brochures, find 500 pages on the biggest questions facing civilization— all of them,…
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4 weeks ago
My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data
For a spell during 2010 and 2011, I was a virtual rancher of clickable cattle on Facebook. It feels like a long time ago. Obama was serving his first term as…
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4 weeks ago
What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington
On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, D.C., but…
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4 weeks ago
How Einstein Lost His Bearings, and With Them, General Relativity | Quanta Magazine
Abstractions blog How Einstein Lost His Bearings, and With Them, General Relativity March 14, 2018 By 1913, Albert Einstein had nearly completed general…
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4 weeks ago
The Intellectual We Deserve | Current Affairs
If you want to appear very profound and convince people to take you seriously, but have nothing of value to say, there is a tried and tested method. First, take…
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5 weeks ago
Liebreich: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization | Bloomberg New Energy Finance
By Michael Liebreich Senior Contributor Bloomberg New Energy Finance In my BNEF Summit keynote in London last September, I talked about how far clean energy and…
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5 weeks ago
Secret management design decisions: theory plus an example - Sander Knape
Secret management is one of those security topics that is often an after-thought while designing systems. Passwords are set up manually, shared through…
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5 weeks ago
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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6 weeks ago
Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier
Steele told friends that Trump supporters were using him as a “battering ram” to “take down the whole intelligence community.” Illustration by Cristiana…
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6 weeks ago
Twitter
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7 weeks ago
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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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10 weeks ago
Twitter
Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt.
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10 weeks 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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10 weeks 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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12 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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12 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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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january 2018
Twitter
Safe, separated bike lanes turn the current inane vehicles -v- bikes distraction into a community asset that provid…
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january 2018
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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january 2018
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
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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december 2017
Twitter
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december 2017
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