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10 Buildings That Helped Define Modernism in New York City | ArchDaily
This Article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine here. The story of architectural Modernism in New York City goes beyond the familiar...
architecture 
8 hours ago
Sleuthing from public sources to figure out how the Hateful Eight leaker was caught / Boing Boing
Sleuthing from public sources to figure out how the Hateful Eight leaker was caught
security  movies 
10 hours ago
'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound': Film Review | Tribeca 2019
Midge Costin's documentary 'Making Waves' breaks down what goes into a modern movie's soundtrack and how we got here from the days of "silent" films.
movies 
10 hours ago
Lobby of JFK Airport's TWA Hotel littered with delayed passengers sleeping on the floor
Travel blogger Max Prosperi, one of the first guests to check in to the hotel, told DailyMail.com the 'cherry on top' of his disappointing stay was the number of people sleeping on benches and on the floor in the lobby area
architecture  nyc 
11 hours ago
Schinasi Mansion
The Schinasi House is a 12,000 square foot, 35 room marble mansion on Riverside Drive in New York City. It was built in 1907 for Sephardic Jewish tobacco baron Morris Schinasi. The mansion was designed by Carnegie Hall architect William Tuthill and reportedly retains almost all of its historic detail, including a Prohibition-era trap door that once extended all the way to the river.[2] The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1980 and designated a New York City Landmark on March 19, 1974. It has been cited as being the last remaining detached single-family house in Manhattan.
architecture  nyc 
11 hours ago
Mansions on the Upper West Side
Check out this definitive guide to the exquisite mansions on the Upper West Side! Photos included! There are many mansions in NYC, and plenty of them are on the UWS! These buildings are visually stunning and an amazing part of history.
realestate  nyc 
16 hours ago
The Pivot | Asymco
The iPhone is the most successful product of all time. Over 1.6 billion have been sold. Including the iOS products it spun off, the total is over 2.2 billion. Of those 2.2 billion sold, 1.5 billion…
business 
23 hours ago
Optimal Arkanoid | MetaFilter
The new glitchless, tool-assisted speedrun of the NES version of Taito's classic arcade hit Breakout clone Arkanoid is 10% faster than the previous record. It was done in an interesting way: the...
games 
yesterday
Full Sail to Open Largest On-Campus Esports Arena Next Week – Variety
Dubbed "The Fortress," it will be home to the university's varsity esports team, Armada.
games  education 
yesterday
Google Gmail tracks purchase history — how to delete it
Google collects the purchases you've made, including from other stores and sites such as Amazon, and saves them on a page called Purchases.
privacy 
yesterday
Navy Seal's lawyers received emails embedded with tracking software | US news | The Guardian
Prosecutors in case of Navy Seal charged with killing Isis prisoner allegedly tried to track who was leaking information to the media
law  privacy 
yesterday
Your internet data is rotting
MySpace users were recently shocked to learn that the company lost 50 million user files. It's a harsh lesson in not leaving your intellectual property unprotected on the information superhighway.

https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/19/05/17/1750218/your-internet-data-is-rotting
internet 
yesterday
How the Promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. Evaporated - The New York Times
The ride-hailing firm went public last week at $45 a share and has since dropped to around $41, pegging Uber’s market capitalization at $69 billion — and officially crowning it as the stock market debut that lost more in dollar terms than any other American initial public offering since 1975.
business 
yesterday
Daring Fireball: Bloomberg Shits the Bed Again on Cybersecurity
It boggles the mind that this was written and edited by sentient humans, and that they’ve spent two days slowly decreasing the asininity of the headline instead of just doing what obviously ought to be done and retracting the whole piece.
security  journalism 
2 days ago
Nancy Pelosi is in charge - The Washington Post
Underneath that velvet glove worn by the House speaker is an iron fist.
politics 
2 days ago
Editorial: Why Apple created Apple TV+ rather than buying Netflix
As movie downloads and rentals shift to streaming subscriptions, Apple has to maintain the relevance of its iOS, tvOS and macOS platforms in being able to play popular content. But why did it start from scratch in creating Apple TV+ rather than simply using its huge pile of cash to snatch up Netflix?
business  tv 
2 days ago
14 Outstanding Concert Halls: A Perfect Match Between Acoustics and Aesthetics | ArchDaily
When we think about a perfect match between acoustics and good design it may not be as easy as it seems. A number of technical decisions in order to...
architecture 
3 days ago
'Batman & Robin' at 20: Joel Schumacher and More Reveal What Really Happened | Hollywood Reporter
Nine people behind the most infamous comic book movie of all time look back at the good (pickup basketball games with George Clooney), the bad (battery acid leaking into Arnold Schwarzenegger's mouth) and the ugly (those reviews).

"I think I'm one of the luckiest people that ever lived. I got my dream. I got it so much bigger than even I could have dreamed it," he says. "You know, I'm just a kid whose parents died very young who was on his own and grew up behind a movie theater before TV, and I wanted to tell those stories, and look what happened."
movies  history 
3 days ago
The New York Slice That Slices Through Tradition, at Mama’s Too - The New York Times
In the slice revival going on around New York, one pizzeria on the Upper West Side is having a Dylan-goes-electric moment.
food  nyc 
3 days ago
It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked - VICE
A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there’s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.
security 
3 days ago
San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology - The New York Times
It is the first ban by a major city on the use of facial recognition technology by the police and all other municipal agencies.
privacy 
3 days ago
The lawyer who won against Apple at the Supreme Court - The Vergecast
Apple just lost a case at the Supreme Court, and an antitrust lawsuit claiming that the App Store is a monopoly will proceed. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior reporter Adi Robertson speak to Mark Rifkin, one of the lawyers who argued the case against Apple.Subscribe to the Vergecast here for free in your favorite podcast appFor more on this case, check out Adi Robertson's recent work on The Verge
law  business 
3 days ago
10 Oversized Endangered Birds Pop Up Along Broadway from the Audubon Sculpture Project | Untapped Cities
With 10 oversized birds along Broadway, Nicholas Holiber's Birds on Broadway: the Audubon Sculpture Project, highlights the endangered status of many NYC birds.
art  nyc 
4 days ago
John Wick 3 action sequence was almost ruined by f---ing cats | EW.com
'John Wick 3' director recalls shooting difficult sequence with Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry in action threequel

“The Moroccans are not big on canines,” says Stahelski. “Love a f—ing cat, though. There had to be thousands. We went there in the winter when we scouted and they weren’t that prevalent. We were like, There’s a few cats here, we’ll get a cat department, and we’re going to move all the cats out. We show up to shoot and there were literally a thousand cats, okay? And the cats have b—s of steel. They’re not afraid of anything. We had to build massive walls of cages.
movies  funny 
4 days ago
Summer on the Hudson
NYC Parks is the source of free outdoor events. From concerts, movies, sports and fitness, to events for kids and seniors, there’s always something to do in a park near you. Summer on the Hudson is NYC Parks' annual outdoor arts and culture festival that takes place in Riverside Park from 59th Street to 153rd Street. With a mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies under the stars, DJ dance parties, kids shows, specia
nyc 
5 days ago
Studio Libeskind's Ngaren museum to track human evolution in Kenya
Daniel Libeskind's New York architecture firm has revealed plans to build a museum in Kenya's Rift Valley.
architecture  africa 
5 days ago
'I'd Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams': What It's Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 is a brutal game. That’s what you come for—sensational, over-the-top violence that’s inventive and gratuitous on a level that doesn’t exist anywhere else. It can be shocking in its detail and funny in its execution, but it’s always arresting. It’s also short. Fatalities, gory, physically improbable finishers that usually involve cartoonish dismemberment, only comprise a few moments in matches that only last a few minutes.
games  psychology 
5 days ago
For a Split Second, a Quantum Computer Made History Go Backward - The New York Times
Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.
science 
5 days ago
Bill Maher Urges Democrats To Impeach, Melania To Walk
UPDATE, with video Bill Maher has a plan for getting Donald Trump out of the White House - actually, a couple plans: Democrats, impeach. Melania, walk out. After calling on Democrats to "either do something" about what they're calling a Constitutional crisis "or stop talking about it" - i.e.
politics  funny  video 
5 days ago
Louis Vuitton and Royole put two web browsers on a handbag
At Cruise 2020, Louis Vuitton showed off a new lineup of handbags featuring 1920 x 1440 resolution flexible AMOLED displays from Royole. LV plans to produce two variations of the so-called Canvas of the Future handbags.
fashion 
5 days ago
Penn Badgley thinks his ‘You’ character is a creep. Here are 5 other actors who hated the people they played. - The Washington Post
From Harrison Ford's death wish for Han Solo to Robert Pattinson's "constipated" portrayal of Edward Cullen to Katherine Heigl's scorched-earth approach, everyone has issues with work sometimes.
movies 
5 days ago
Bringing to Life Seven Kids Dream Bedrooms
Have you ever wanted, as a child, an incredible bedroom that looks exactly like the one you dreamt of? It was made possible for seven lucky kids around the world, thanks to Angie’s List (an American home services website).
design  kids 
6 days ago
Chiitan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Japanese city of Susaki cut ties with their unofficial otter mascot, Chiitan, leaving their official otter mascot, Shinjo-kun, all alone. So we came up with a plan to help.
japan  funny  video 
7 days ago
Heist Movies - Top Four
The culmination of months of research: our favorite heist movies, and why so many movies don't qualify.
movies 
7 days ago
How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming
Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is certainly also its largest effort yet to promote video gaming in particular. Take a look back at the history of gaming on the Mac to see why it is necessary.
games  history 
8 days ago
Fonts In Use – Type at work in the real world.
A searchable archive of typographic design, indexed by typeface, format, and topic.
art  design 
8 days ago
Microsoft Recommends Using a Separate Device For Administrative Tasks - Slashdot
In a rare article detailing insights about its staff's efforts in securing its own internal infrastructure, Microsoft has shared some very insightful advice on how companies could reduce the risk of having a security breach. From a report: The central piece of this article is Microsoft's recommendat...
security 
9 days ago
The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence
Studios invested heavily in magnetic-tape storage for film archiving but now struggle to keep up with the technology

https://twitter.com/gregmaletic/status/1126518593682792449
movies  history 
9 days ago
John Wilander
“Here are my thoughts on yesterday's privacy announcement from the Chrome team (https://t.co/F0ZSzFU8MB). [Thread]”
privacy 
9 days ago
Trump Faces Pressure From N.Y. Lawmakers Over His Tax Returns and Pardons - The New York Times
The State Senate passed bills to create a path to release Mr. Trump’s state tax returns, and to curtail the impact of presidential pardons in New York.
politics 
10 days ago
‘Game of Thrones’ Chastized by Jessica Chastain & Ava DuVernay Over Rape & Racial Insensitivity – Deadline
Jessica Chastain and Ava DuVernay are taking HBO to task for what they say is the premium cabler's insensitivity to rape and race on the blockbuster Game of Thrones.
race  gender  tv 
11 days ago
Phoebe and Trevor Noah DJ Your Next Party! - Sooo Many White Guys
This week, Phoebe is joined by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah! He talks about what it was like to be a kid growing up during apartheid in South Africa, his career as a DJ (unsurprisingly, crowds love Montell Jordan), and why he first turned down hosting The Daily Show. Plus, Joanie reads Phoebe for her use of abbrevs.
race  africa  funny 
11 days ago
The Looking Glass
is a holographic display that lets you view, interact with, and share 3D creations in the real world. No VR/AR headsets needed.
hardware 
11 days ago
HBO Edits ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode to Remove Errant Coffee Cup
HBO has quietly scrubbed the misplaced coffee cup out of the "Game of Thrones" episode that aired Sunday night.
tv  funny 
11 days ago
Chrome browser will make it harder for companies to track you online – unless they’re Google – BGR
Chrome browser will make it harder for companies that are not Google to track you online Google is about to make a move that will prove that it's also getting a lot more serious about privacy than you'd expect from a company that collects a treasure trove of information about you.
privacy 
12 days ago
Federico Babina merges animals with architecture for Planimals floor plans
An elephant, giraffe and crocodile are among the animals that Federico Babina has illustrated in these zoomorphic floor plans.
architecture  design 
12 days ago
Hundreds of Former Federal Prosecutors Say Trump Would Be Indicted Were He Not President
Nearly 400 prosecutors sign on to a statement saying that Robert Mueller gathered enough evidence to bring obstruction charges.
politics  law 
12 days ago
Meow
pixar luxo lolz
movies  funny 
12 days ago
Check out the Petersen Automotive Museum’s fantastic exhibit of sci-fi cars - The Verge
Last week, the Petersen Automotive Museum of Los Angeles opened a massive new exhibit: Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which includes more than 50 vehicles from throughout science fiction movie history, along with other props and memorabilia.
movies  cars  museums 
13 days ago
Amazon-Owned 'Ring' Wants to Report Crime News - The Atlantic
An Amazon-owned firm is hiring editors to push local crime news to its users.
business  journalism  crime 
14 days ago
Microsoft's Official Examples Of "Acceptable Trash Talk" Are A Joy
Microsoft updated the company’s “Community Standards for Xbox” earlier this week, and while this is normally not news, the content is so damn wholesome that it’s worth a closer look.
games 
14 days ago
Ticketing app AXS scrapes all the data it can get from your phone | The Outline
Going to a concert, Overwatch League match, or sporting event will probably cost you more in data than in dollars.
privacy 
14 days ago
Mitigation of Shock - Superflux
Set in London around 2050, Mitigation of Shock is a design experiment in living with climate change induced food insecurity.
environment  art 
14 days ago
How Amazon created the Prime membership program - Vox
An oral history of the subscription service that changed online shopping forever.
business 
15 days ago
Stevey's Google Platforms Rant I was at Amazon for about six and a half year...
Amazon API communication

His Big Mandate went something along these lines:

1) All teams will henceforth expose their data and functionality through service interfaces.

2) Teams must communicate with each other through these interfaces.

3) There will be no other form of interprocess communication allowed: no direct linking, no direct reads of another team's data store, no shared-memory model, no back-doors whatsoever. The only communication allowed is via service interface calls over the network.

4) It doesn't matter what technology they use. HTTP, Corba, Pubsub, custom protocols -- doesn't matter. Bezos doesn't care.

5) All service interfaces, without exception, must be designed from the ground up to be externalizable. That is to say, the team must plan and design to be able to expose the interface to developers in the outside world. No exceptions.

6) Anyone who doesn't do this will be fired.

7) Thank you; have a nice day!
business 
15 days ago
The immense joy of watching Tiny Shrek sprint through an obstacle course
A Twitter user made a brilliant edit of an impossibly small Shrek running through a dog obstacle course.
funny  video 
15 days ago
This Goofy Apple Computer Video From 1987 Has Futuristic Gadgets That We're Still Waiting For
Apple Computer was an innovative and nimble company in 1987, so it makes sense that people at the tech giant would imagine a world dominated by Apple ten years into the future. And that’s precisely what it did when it released this goofy video from the perspective of the year 1997.
business  history  video 
15 days ago
1999 Movies Week: A Celebration of the Best Year in Film
The best, most interesting movies of 1999, and why we love them
movies  history 
15 days ago
The Best Year of Our Lives
Twenty years later, we still haven't partied like we did in 1999
movies  history 
15 days ago
Disney, etc.: Pete Docter's Treehouse
Pete Docter, director of Monsters, Inc. and UP, is planning his dream house. This house will be located in Lafayette, California. It will ...
architecture  movies 
16 days ago
Opinion | James Comey: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr - The New York Times
Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive this president.
politics  psychology 
16 days ago
Jack Dorsey Is Gwyneth Paltrow for Silicon Valley - The New York Times
The Twitter chief executive is tech’s foremost manfluencer, guiding his followers toward optimum cognitive performance. Or, at least, hunger.
business  jerks 
16 days ago
Opinion | Why Barr Can’t Whitewash the Mueller Report - The New York Times
We have a system in place for our government to uncover evidence against a sitting president. And it’s working.
politics  law 
16 days ago
Toy Story 4 TV Spot
Watch a new Toy Story 4 TV spot that gives a proper introduction to Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom, the Canuck with all the luck.
movies  canada  video 
16 days ago
Why Apple believes iPhone sales are finally turning around | Macworld
iPhone sales are down, but there’s plenty to be optimistic about. Jason Snell explains.

Apple’s services business is now the size of the Mac and iPad businesses combined.
business 
17 days ago
Game of Thrones season eight production designer interview
Creating the sets for Game of Thrones season eight was a "logistical nightmare", says production designer Deborah Riley in this interview.
tv 
17 days ago
Airbnb hires Apple industrial designer to join Backyard housing initiative
Airbnb's offshoot design studio Samara has hired Apple industrial designer Miklu Silvanto to join the company's housebuilding initiative. Silvanto will move from Apple's industrial design department to lead the industrial and interaction design team at Backyard – an enterprise that Samara launched last year to devise new ways to design, build and share homes better
design  architecture 
18 days ago
Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe - The Washington Post
In a letter and phone call, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and Attorney General William P. Barr went back and forth over Mueller’s concerns. “The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public . . . did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions,” Mueller wrote.
politics 
18 days ago
’13 Reasons Why’: Teen Suicide Rates Spiked After Netflix Series Premiere, Study Says – Deadline
A new study says suicide rates among boys ages 10-17 spiked in the first month after 13 Reasons Why debuted.
health  kids 
18 days ago
‘In Living Color’ Cast Reunites And Shares Early Stories At Tribeca Film Festival – Deadline
The stars of the hit Fox series In Living Color took a walk back in time Saturday, to share details on how the series came about during a special screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.
tv  race  history 
19 days ago
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