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RubyConf 2017 Retrospective — Day 2 – The Plain Programmer
“The Impermanence of Software” (Andy Croll) Andy Croll delivered an outstanding keynote to start the second day of RubyConf. This will likely enter my list of…
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9 weeks ago
Weta Workshop - Blade Runner 2049 Miniatures
Weta Workshop was honoured to contribute practical miniatures, selected cinematography, and concept design work to Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis…
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10 weeks ago
Recursions without names: Introduction to the Y combinator in javascript
This is an introductory article to the Y combinator from lambda-calculus . But we won’t mention the Y combinator in this article. This article is the first one…
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10 weeks ago
Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits
Minh Uong/The New York Times A woman in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, was sued twice, by two different creditors, over the same overdue student loan. Another…
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10 weeks ago
Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core
WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity…
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10 weeks ago
Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.
exclusive The story surrounding the slaying of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar keeps unraveling, starting with the SEALs-turned-suspects’ assertion that the soldier was…
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10 weeks ago
Super Mario Odyssey Proves Nintendo Knows How to Soothe Anxiety
Our world is a mess. People are losing their homes from natural disasters, lives are lost at the hands of violent madmen on a daily basis, the risk of…
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11 weeks ago
Sunday Reads: EYES WIDE SHUT Deserves More Love
It's hard to overstate the amount of hysterical rumormongering that took place online during the lead-up to Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut . This was all the…
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11 weeks ago
How Google’s Physical Keys Will Protect Your Password
Minh Uong/The New York Times Why won’t the password just go away? The silly pet names, movie titles or sports teams that many people punch in to get into their…
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11 weeks ago
Go South, Young Millennial...and Retiree | Mortgage Bankers Association
Mike Sorohan msorohan@mba.org November 01, 2017 LendingTree, Charlotte, N.C., says it's not just birds that are heading south. The company's annual survey…
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11 weeks ago
fish: Design document
Overview This is a description of the design principles that have been used to design fish. The fish design has three high level goals. These are: Everything…
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12 weeks ago
A Gentle Introduction to tmux – Hacker Noon
tmux running on a remote Ubuntu server, with vtop on the top pane and PM2 on the bottom What is tmux? The official verbiage describes tmux as a screen…
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12 weeks ago
Read The Tao of tmux | Leanpub
Foreword Nearly all my friends use tmux. I remember going out at night for drinks and thethree of us would take a seat at a round table and take out our smart…
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12 weeks ago
Opinion | Checking My Male Privilege
Advertisement Opinion With the recent rash of high-profile accusations of sexual harassment and assault — from Harvey Weinstein to George H. W. Bush to Mark…
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12 weeks ago
A few new shell tricks - BrettTerpstra.com
As part of my continuing “Bash Fun” series , I have a few more tricks for Terminal junkies. These work in Bash and Zsh, and probably elsewhere. To use any of…
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12 weeks ago
Opinion | Communism Through Rose-Colored Glasses
People gathered to honor Stalin’s victims at a ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, last year. Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters “In the spring of 1932 desperate officials,…
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12 weeks ago
How to Be an Amazing Influencer Like Me
Photograph by Oleksii Hrecheniuk / Alamy I’m Molly Matilda, and I’m a big-time influencer. I’m also a boss babe, a hustler, and, if someday I find myself short…
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12 weeks ago
The Duffer Brothers’ Upside-Down Journey to Stranger Things
Let me tell you the story of a pair of twin brothers who, not long out of college, wrote a screenplay for a horror film that prompted such a bidding war that…
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12 weeks ago
Report: Terry Richardson Blacklisted by Top Fashion Magazines
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson has reportedly been blacklisted by a number of top fashion magazines published by the media group Condé Nast…
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october 2017
Surviving R. Kelly: Former Girlfriend Alleges Abuse
Kitti Jones left her home and career for a relationship with the R&B idol. That's when she says the abuse began. Now she's speaking out Kitti Jones had been…
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october 2017
When You Find Out the World Is Against You
This story contains triggers for sexual assault. I grew up in the 80s and 90s. My parents raised me to believe I could be anything I wanted to be. They even…
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october 2017
Harvey Weinstein: how lawyers kept a lid on sexual harassment claims
Nineteen years ago this month, Zelda Perkins walked out of Miramax’s London offices on Brewer Street in Soho for the last time and went to see a lawyer with a…
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october 2017
Tracing Gucci Mane’s Long Road to Triumph | Pitchfork
Gucci Mane has been at the center of underground street rap for nearly a decade, and he is among the most important artists in contemporary music. He has had…
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october 2017
We See Others’ Failures as Courageous. We See Our Own as Shameful. Why?
Carl Richards Will you try something with me? Grab a blank piece of paper, draw a line right down the middle and think of the last time you saw someone fail. It…
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october 2017
How to Have a Better Relationship
By Tara Parker-Pope @ nytimeswell Save for Later Can you spot a good relationship? Of course nobody knows what really goes on between any couple, but decades of…
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october 2017
As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated
An internet cafe in Beijing. In the weeks leading up to a major party congress that opens on Wednesday, China’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace…
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october 2017
Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded
Sarah Edmondson left Nxivm after being branded as part of a secret ritual. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times ALBANY — Last March, five women gathered in a home…
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october 2017
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare | Fast Company
One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as…
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october 2017
You fired your top talent. I hope you’re happy. – Tony Robinson – Medium
I recently read a story here titled “ We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made. ” Lets have a seat, you and I. We need to talk. If you haven’t read…
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october 2017
The Mathematics of Inequality
Seven years ago, the combined wealth of 388 billionaires equaled that of the poorest half of humanity, according to Oxfam International. This past January the…
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october 2017
Bjork Speaks Up About Sexual Harassment Experience | Pitchfork
Today, Björk told a story on Facebook about a time when she experienced sexual harassment while working with an unnamed filmmaker. “i am inspired by the women…
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october 2017
Why Tech Is Starting to Make Me Uneasy
Illustration by Daniel Stolle; Animation by Ringo Jarke It’s gadget season in the tech world. Think of it like New York Fashion Week, untucked white-man…
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october 2017
Eminem’s Takedown of Trump in the Age of Angry White Men
Eminem in the video for his new single, “The Storm,” in which he blasts any of his fans who support Donald Trump. Image via BETNetworks / YouTube This week, the…
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october 2017
Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Show Is the Loneliest Thing He’s Ever Done | Pitchfork
Since the turn of the century, Bruce Springsteen ’s work has undergone a crucial shift away from the personal and toward the communal: embracing the bold,…
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october 2017
Web Development On An iPad – Peter Jang – Medium
iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard — good enough for web development? Apple has always tried to market the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement. This might work out for…
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october 2017
4 Easy(ish) Ways to Save a Few Extra Bucks This Week
Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. Editor Tim Herrera emails readers once a week with tips and advice for living a better , more fulfilling life. Sign up…
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october 2017
Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Sets Its Own Terms
Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Sets Its Own Terms : NPR
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october 2017
Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More – Esther Perel
“The most powerful anti-depressant is doing for other people.” – Esther Perel Psychotherapist Esther Perel ( @estherperel ) is back to answer your most…
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october 2017
Here's What Happened When I Opened a Restaurant in Portland
BY ED THANHOUSER I've been stuck in restaurant hell for months and I need to get out. We closed Renard down more than nine months ago, but every night (and…
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october 2017
The Guard
The Old Guard is a set of humans who inhabit the early days of a start-up. As I’ve written about before , they define the culture in both obvious and…
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october 2017
Neil Gaiman - Inspirational Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 One of the best commencement speeches. A must watch for any artist and everyone who hopes to be…
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october 2017
What Sephora Knows About Women in Tech That Silicon Valley Doesn’t
Sephora’s formula for women in tech includes urging them to take risks without fear of failure. Photo: Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal In a San…
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october 2017
The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor
I get asked a lot about investing. This is mostly due to start-up investing and the hoopla around it, but I’ve expanded my experiments to late-stage deals, real…
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october 2017
How to Take a Mini-Retirement: Tips and Tricks
I was recently interviewed by J.D. Roth on planning and financing mini-retirements. Here is an excerpt: J.D. It occurs to me that one way to approach the…
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october 2017
AIM Was Perfect, and Now It Will Die
You kids don’t understand. You could never understand. You walk around in habitats of text, pop-up cathedrals of social language whose cornerstone is the…
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october 2017
Wherever You Are, Make Sure You’re There – Anthony Moore – Medium
Most people are never present. “Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.” -Dan Sullivan Most people’s focus is spread far too thin to achieve anything…
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october 2017
Bear Notes vs. Apple Notes – Don Woods – Medium
I wrote a little about this in iOS 11 Features for Product Managers , but the battle of Apple-centric note-taking apps deserves its own post. In one corner, we…
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october 2017
Beethoven's Late String Quartets: Music of the Future
Legend has it that when the Italian violinist Felix Radicati complained that Beethoven’s Opus 59 Quartets were “not music”, the composer responded: “Oh, they…
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october 2017
Learn JavaScript Promises by Building a Promise from Scratch
A step-by-step tutorial to make sure you fully understand how Promises work Check out gitconnected > You’ve probably seen something like this before:…
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october 2017
How to Tell if Someone Is Lying and 8 More Conversation Tips
The staring contest lasted 14 seconds before Amanda de Cadenet, best known for interviewing bold women with boldfaced names, broke the silence with “I can’t…
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october 2017
A Long Talk With Jason Isbell About Love, Trump, And His Great New LP
Danny Clinch On the covers of his last two albums, 2013’s Southeastern and 2015’s Something More Than Free , Jason Isbell is a man alone, a resolute figure in…
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october 2017
How to Move as a Couple Without Driving Each Other Crazy
Alamy “I’m never moving with you again.” Nick, my then-boyfriend, stood over the shattered remains of his favorite mug, coconut oil pooling at his feet. I…
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october 2017
How to Decide Where to Donate Your Money After Disasters
Members of the National Guard distributing water and food on Sunday in San Juan, P.R., after Hurricane Maria. Carlos Giusti/Associated Press First, there was…
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october 2017
Life and Death on Manhattan Island: Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Returns | Pitchfork
Life and Death on Manhattan Island: Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Returns In search of dreams and dirt in New York City Robin Pecknold. Photos by Shawn Brackbill…
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october 2017
Employees at the world's largest hedge fund use iPads to rate each other's performance in real-time — see how it works
Bridgewater Associates via TED Ray Dalio runs Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, according to the principles of "radical truth" and…
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september 2017
Remembering the best of times: Hugh Hefner's Playboy | Daily Review: Film, stage and music reviews, interviews and more.
In news you’ve already learned from at least two electronic devices, and will continue to learn all weekend, Hugh Hefner, founding editor of Playboy magazine,…
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september 2017
It’s time to get serious about Developer Relations – Glitch – Medium
Developer relations is a vital part of modern business strategy, but so much of the industry still treats it like an afterthought. Glitch for Platforms is here…
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september 2017
How Do I Know When I’m Ready to Run Faster?
Viktor Holm / Folio / Getty Images Jack asks: I’ve been running for almost two months and have built up to 4.5 miles. I would like to improve my speed and join…
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september 2017
Opinion | The Dying Art of Disagreement
Plato and Aristotle in discussion, by Luca della Robbia (1437) DeAgostini/Getty Images This is the text of a lecture delivered at the Lowy Institute Media Award…
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september 2017
Tempted to Worry? Try Making Concrete Plans Instead.
Sketch Guy By CARL RICHARDS Worry is a terrible business strategy. In the not so distant past, however, it was the only one I knew. For example, each time I…
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september 2017
How To Swap a Two-Prong for a Three-Prong Outlet
It's rare to find two-prong outlets in homes these days. Landlords and home owners have slowly switched over to three-prong outlets as more and more devices and…
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september 2017
What is OLED and what can it do for your TV?
OLED televisions offer exceptional images at exceptionally high prices . What makes them different from the LCD TVs in most homes? How does their different…
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september 2017
Meet the Hands (and the Man) that Bring Chance the Rapper to the Deaf
Like any second language, American Sign Language gets a little easier to communicate in when you're drunk. Or, more accurately, when you're a little drunk—as…
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september 2017
Building a Maybe in JavaScript
Cannot read property "x" of undefined. I'm guessing if you're reading this you've seen that message before, and probably at some point wanted to throw something…
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september 2017
Movie Review - - ROBERT DE NIRO IN 'RAGING BULL' - NYTimes.com
Movie Review November 14, 1980 ROBERT DE NIRO IN 'RAGING BULL' Published: November 14, 1980 TAKING as his starting point the troubled life of Jake La Motta, the…
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september 2017
Making ‘Mother!,’ the Year’s Most Divisive Film
TORONTO — “Doesn’t this look like where people come to get fired?” Jennifer Lawrence was in a bland hotel conference room here, waiting for Darren Aronofsky,…
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september 2017
Bill O'Reilly Unrepentant: His Fox News Firing, Trump's Missteps and a Possible TV Return
The former king of cable news enters THR's no-spin zone to discuss his exit amid harassment claims, the president's Charlottesville remarks, Megyn Kelly's Putin…
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september 2017
Patton Oswalt Talks the Last 25 Years of Science Fiction
The SYFY Network turns 25 this month, and to celebrate the cable channel has asked some of the biggest stars and fans of genre fiction to talk about the last…
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september 2017
Harry Dean Stanton: What I've Learned
Todd Williamson/WireImage.com Stanton was born in West Irvine, Kentucky. His films include Alien, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, Red Dawn, Cool Hand Luke, Wild at…
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september 2017
Ta-Nehisi Coates: 'You might be a white supremacist'
All In with Chris Hayes 09/15/17 'If your response to the first black president is to say they weren't born in this country...you might be a white supremacist,'…
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september 2017
How JavaScript works: memory management + how to handle 4 common memory leaks
A few weeks ago we started a series aimed at digging deeper into JavaScript and how it actually works: we thought that by knowing the building blocks of…
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september 2017
Jon Hamm’s Second Act
I had only two or three questions for Jon Hamm. I wanted to know if fame had rattled him. I wanted to know if, more than two years after the “Mad Men” finale,…
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september 2017
'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' The Early Years: Crazy Auditions and the Art of the Cringe
Seventeen years ago, Larry David almost accidentally created a comedy legend. Now David and the cast dish on the humble origins of the HBO hit, the lines that…
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september 2017
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie was sitting barefoot on the porch of her luscious new home , explaining why she wants to save the world, when duty called. Her…
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september 2017
The Keyboardist From the Hold Steady Dishes About the Book That Dishes About the Strokes
The Strokes backstage at San Francisco’s Fillmore in 2001. Left to right: Fabrizio Moretti, Albert Hammond Jr., Nick Valensi, Julian Casablancas, and Nikolai…
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september 2017
James Murphy Wants to Justify LCD Soundsystem’s Existence (Again)
James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem is returning with a new album, “American Dream,” six years after it played a grand breakup show at Madison Square Garden. Daniel…
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september 2017
Opinion | What the Rich Won’t Tell You
Matt Chase Over lunch in a downtown restaurant, Beatrice, a New Yorker in her late 30s, told me about two decisions she and her husband were considering. They…
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september 2017
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