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Curio 12 — a Markdown extravaganza - BrettTerpstra.com
Curio 12 is out today with a metric ton of new features, and a few that make it an especially exciting update for me. I’ve been testing the beta for just a…
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10 hours ago
Gmail.com’s massive redesign launches today
Today, Google is making the biggest changes to Gmail since 2011. The huge redesign that leaked earlier this month is finally going live , and all the features…
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10 hours ago
The United States is way behind other countries on robot ‘readiness,’ report says - The Washington Post
Robots continue to enter workplaces. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated…
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yesterday
Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages - The Washington Post
(Dado Ruvic/Reuters) SAN FRANCISCO — Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its 2 billion users.…
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yesterday
9news.com | Buckle Up, Prime Members: Amazon Launches In-Car Delivery
I gave Amazon the keys to my car last week and it went pretty well. Not that Amazon needed a lift (and the actual key was a digital one.) I was testing a new…
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yesterday
Announcing IoT Inspector, A Tool to Study Smart Home IoT Device Behavior
An increasing number of home devices, from thermostats to light bulbs to garage door openers, are now Internet-connected. This “Internet of Things” (IoT)…
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2 days ago
Tips for sane cable storage - BrettTerpstra.com
I spent Sunday morning doing my annual cable purge and sort. That plus cleaning out unused apps on my Mac and iOS devices is basically my Spring Cleaning for…
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2 days ago
Opinion | Hope in Arizona
Opinion Phoenix — On Tuesday, there’s a special election in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District, which Donald Trump won by 21 percentage points. It’s to…
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2 days ago
Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most: Steven Johnson: 9781594488214: Amazon.com: Books
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your…
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2 days ago
The Renegade Sheriffs
Long tenures give sheriffs wide latitude to shape how the law is enforced. Illustration by Brian Stauffer On a Friday afternoon in March, 2013, a sheriff’s…
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2 days ago
Unrule of Law
Illustration by Tom Bachtell In “ Unrule of Law ,” Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about Trump, Giuliani, and all the President’s lawyers.
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2 days ago
Brush pens are fun - get two for $7
Brush pens are fun for drawing and lettering because you can vary the line thickness. And unlike a brush, which requires frequent dipping into an inkwell, a…
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2 days ago
IoT Inspector: Princeton releases a tool to snoop on home IoT devices and figure out what they're doing
IoT Inspector is a new tool from Princeton's computer science department; it snoops on the traffic from home IoT devices and performs analysis to determine who…
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2 days ago
Silicon Valley’s Sixty-Year Love Affair with the Word “Tool”
In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg referred to “tools” dozens of times. Photograph by Mark…
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2 days ago
Helinox Chair One Camp Chair
2-lb chair supports can support up to 320 lbs I bought this camp chair after visiting a friend who had one. He was a pretty large guy, weighing in at about 260…
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2 days ago
Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley: Corey Pein: 9781627794855: Amazon.com: Books
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your…
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2 days ago
Historic photo: George H.W. Bush, George W. and Laura Bush, the Clintons, the Obamas and Melania Trump huddle for a picture
This Saturday, April 21, 2018, photo provided by the Office of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, shows Bush, front center, and past presidents and first…
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2 days ago
No need for Trump to pardon personal lawyer at this point, adviser says
Washington (CNN) There is currently "no need" to pardon President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc…
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2 days ago
Michael Cohen raid rattles Trump allies: Did feds seize president's communications?
Video Should Trump be concerned Cohen could turn against him? The president disputes claims that his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen could turn against him while…
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2 days ago
Opinion | The Great Republican Tax Cut Backfire
Did you have a happy Tax Day? Are you feeling grateful for the Republican tax cut? Evidently, most American taxpayers are not . In a sublime case of poetic…
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2 days ago
The myth of an ending: why even removing Trump from office won’t save American democracy
Vox/Javier Zarracina When the president’s lawyer is getting his office raided by the FBI , and his former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to…
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2 days ago
How Long Can Trump's Long Con Last?
In 1982, when Donald Trump was 36 years old, he began an annual ritual of lobbying Forbes magazine to include him on its list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.…
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2 days ago
Lawyers keep secrets locked up — so they get asked to do the dirty work
Lawyers seem to be at the center of a lot of recent scandals This article was originally published on The Conversation . Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Are Trump’s lawyers selling him a bill of goods, or is he not listening?
Ty Cobb, left, and Jay Sekulow are among the members of President Trump’s legal team. (Jerry Cleveland/The Denver Post via AP; Steve Helber/AP) President Trump…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Sunday wrap: Trump on defense
Michael Cohen in New York. On Thursday, April 12, 2018 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Who said it? 1. “I think it is important to have a debate on this bill in order…
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3 days ago
Opinion | An American Woman Quits Smiling
Opinion I decided to stop smiling because I was tired. Tired of the “Can I get a smile?” and “Smile, it’s not that bad!” comments that are a too common part of…
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3 days ago
Opinion | The Republicans’ Big Senate Mess
Opinion The Senate is supposed to be the staid chamber of Congress. But just as nobody got that message to the Republicans in Alabama who rallied around Roy…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Barbara Bush: Fake Pearls, Real Heart
Opinion WASHINGTON — Barbara Bush was an expert at throwing shade, even before the term existed. When Congressman Dan Rostenkowski gave the first lady a shampoo…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Kim Jong-un Strings America Along
Opinion Movement as the Trump administration prepares for a summit between the president and North Korea’s leader and sizes up a potential peace treaty between…
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3 days ago
Republican Lawmakers Can’t Stay Out of Women’s Bodies – DCReport.org
Intrusive, Authoritarian GOP-Run Legislatures Try to Curtail Abortion Rights It’s no secret that Trump has thrown down with the anti-abortion movement. Indeed,…
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3 days ago
From Sandy Hook to the Holocaust, Truth Is Becoming Harder to Hear – DCReport.org
Who Are You Going to Believe, the Liars or Your Own Eyes? We’re seeing a flood of disturbing news items all emanating from the same mindset that results in…
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3 days ago
Ross Douthat's Cassandra Cry Against Pope Francis
Across every continent, in every country, Catholics “find themselves divided against one another,” writes the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in his new…
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3 days ago
Building a better Kindle (or, Why Buttons Matter)
Do you ever read something that feels like it was written just for you? That’s how I feel whenever Craig Mod writes about digital reading. His latest essay, “…
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3 days ago
The blurry line between 'fixer' and 'blackmailer'
“Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the…
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3 days ago
New Research (Again) Shows That It was Racism and Sexism--and Not "Working Class Anxiety"--That Elected Donald Trump
America appears caught in a maelstrom of what I have described as "malignant reality," sustained by lies, half-truths, misunderstandings, willful ignorance and…
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3 days ago
Viozon AP-7S Tablet Stand — Tools and Toys
One thing about using an iPad as one’s primary work device is that you almost always need some way to keep it propped up so your hands are free to do other…
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3 days ago
Interior rejected staff advice when scuttling tribes' casino
Emails show career employees circulating 'approval' letters just days before the department slammed the brakes on the Connecticut project. The heavily…
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3 days ago
Where Retirees Underestimate Spending
Would-be retirees often meticulously estimate day-to-day expenses but forget to factor in predictable expenses like a new car or a new roof. Photo: Craig…
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3 days ago
Orchard Audio ApplePI DAC review : DACs - Volumio
Post a reply 11 posts • • 1 , 2 Ads helps Volumio remain Free and Open Source. Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you. Top Orchard Audio…
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3 days ago
Hackers once stole a casino's high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank
An aquarium at a casino — but not the one in question. Ethan Miller/Getty Images The CEO of the cybersecurity firm Darktrace says hackers are increasingly…
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3 days ago
are we decentralized yet?
are we decentralized yet? Contribute on Github Name Symbol Consensus Miners/voters Incentivized? # of entities in control of >50% of voting/mining power % of…
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3 days ago
The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark
Clark says that our minds extend out into the world, incorporating tools and other minds in order to think. Photo-Illustration by Alma Haser Audio: Listen to…
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3 days ago
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers. High above…
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3 days ago
“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” Goldman Sachs analysts ask
Enlarge / The Goldman Sachs bank logo is seen reflected on the screen of a mobile phone in this photo illustration on November 15, 2017. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto…
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3 days ago
Regulate artificial intelligence to avert cyber arms race
Object detection and tracking technology on show at the 2018 Artificial Intelligence Exhibition & Conference in Tokyo. Credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg/Getty…
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3 days ago
History of WWW and a Caution About Prematurely Judging Fintech
1/ This post made me think of some Internet/Web history that I wanted to share (well, my blockchain friends encouraged me). The thing is, doing a tech tear down…
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3 days ago
Why does journalism need blockchain technology? – Maria Bustillos – Medium
Blockchain technology by itself can’t answer this question, but it is the paper on which we can write the answer. (cross-posted from Civil ) Blockchain…
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4 days ago
Bake brown soda bread in a cast iron skillet
If you have breakfast while traveling in Ireland you are bound to come across brown soda bread. Soda bread is super easy to make and a fantastic comfort food.…
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4 days ago
The Chemistry of Baking Brownies | LEAFtv
The term "lab experiment" used in describing a botched recipe may be a joke, but good cooking routinely illustrates the benefits of applied chemistry. If your…
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4 days ago
Republicans have blundered again (surprise!). The Comey memos reveal just how bad. - The Washington Post
Former FBI director James B. Comey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) If you did not know better, you’d think House Republicans were trying to sink President Trump. We…
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4 days ago
What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans' way of life
A whale bone arch is seen at Utqiaġvik on the north coast of Alaska. Unreliable sea ice is making the traditional hunting of bowhead whales…
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4 days ago
Donald Trump attacks New York Times journalist over Michael Cohen article
The Michael Cohen story was published on the front page of the Times under the headline “Punching Bag For President Now Has Clout”.Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP…
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4 days ago
Opinion | This emperor is running short on clothes
President Trump walks off Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 19. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) It has been nearly three years since Donald Trump…
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4 days ago
Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.
For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan’s First Avenue, where the traffic only goes one way. That one-sidedness has…
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4 days ago
Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention - The New York Times
iStock It’s a truism in child development that the very young learn through relationships and back-and-forth interactions, including the interactions that occur…
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4 days ago
1Password for Open Source Projects
We rely on open source software every day to develop 1Password. It's fair to say that 1Password wouldn't exist without the open source community, so we want to…
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4 days ago
Using GnuCash as a Freelancer to Track Finances and Prepare Taxes
Updated on April 17th, 2018 in #dev-business GnuCash makes it easy to keep track of your money and it creates reports that will make your accountant happy.…
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4 days ago
Abusing Linux's firewall: the hack that allowed us to build Spectrum
Today we are introducing Spectrum : a new Cloudflare feature that brings DDoS protection, load balancing, and content acceleration to any TCP-based protocol.…
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4 days ago
Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse
Already fixed? Neylon also points out that dozens of other registries that are not under ICANN's control already have solutions for the GDPR legislation. The…
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4 days ago
A game of tag that’s been going for 20+ years
A group of high school friends has been playing an elaborate game of tag since reconnecting at a reunion almost 30 years ago. A few years ago, one of the…
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4 days ago
Zillow surprises investors by buying up homes
Real estate platform Zillow changed up its business model this week, announcing that it plans to purchase and sell homes in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Zillow will…
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4 days ago
How To Be a Systems Thinker | Edge.org
Conversation : TECHNOLOGY Until fairly recently, artificial intelligence didn’t learn. To create a machine that learns to think more efficiently was a big…
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4 days ago
Battery Free HD Video Streaming
Backscattered HD Image Samples Original Image Backscattered at 6 feet Backscattered at 14 feet Backscattered at 16 feet People Students Saman Naderiparizi…
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4 days ago
Umbrella Note
A simple, beautiful and powerful open source application for writing and taking notes. Side Project: popcorncss Created 6 Apr 2017 side project for this month -…
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4 days ago
Telescope: News & RSS Reader on the App Store
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices. Telescope: News & RSS Reader 17+ Follow top news, RSS & videos Alice Young 5 Ratings Free iPhone…
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4 days ago
Learn to Code for Free – Grasshopper
Grasshopper What is Coding About Us FAQ What is Coding About Us FAQ Grasshopper What is Coding About Us FAQ Download the free Grasshopper app Google Play App…
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4 days ago
Charting Death
Death: Reality vs Reported Site and writeup by Owen Shen. Data collection and analysis by Hasan Al-Jamaly , Maximillian Siemers , Owen Shen , and Nicole Stone .…
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4 days ago
Exit strategies Part II: Surprising aspects of the 25th Amendment
Is there an exit strategy, in case the crazy gets even worse? Given the rapidity of events, I decided to offer a second weekend posting with some urgent…
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5 days ago
A Sobering Look at Fake Online Reviews — Krebs on Security
In 2016, KrebsOnSecurity exposed a network of phony Web sites and fake online reviews that funneled those seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction toward…
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5 days ago
Exclusive: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service
A logo for Flickr website, then owned by Yahoo, in 2013. In 2018, Smugmug said it had bought the photo sharing website for an undisclosed sum. (Photo: Emmanuel…
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5 days ago
Top Takeaways From Studying iPhone X Owners
Reading Time: 4 minutes This article was originally published for subscribers of the Tech.pinions Think.tank. To learn more, or sign up for your daily dose of…
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5 days ago
​BetterTouchTool - Customize your Input Devices! - BrettTerpstra.com
Thanks to ​BetterTouchTool for sponsoring BrettTerpstra.com this week! I’m a long-(long-)-time fan of this app, and I’m really excited to see it switching over…
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5 days ago
I tried Odlum's Irish Brown Soda Bread mix
I tried the popular Irish brand Odlum's Irish Brown Soda Bread mix to see if it was better or easier than my standby recipe . Irish Brown Soda Bread is a staple…
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5 days ago
The evolution of music from 1680 to 2017
I enjoyed the piano stylings of Lord Vinheteiro in this "Evolution of Music" video**. He plays a little music from each year, starting with 1680 and ending with…
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5 days ago
Why Indonesia's Bajau people can stay submerged under water longer than you or me
This is amazing. A former post doctoral candidate from the University of Copenhagen's Centre for GeoGenetics has discovered that a group of aquatic nomads from…
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5 days ago
Why Republicans attack children – George Lakoff – Medium
Radical conservatives have found a new target for their anger, scorn, and ridicule: Children. Conservative attack dogs have made a point of specifically…
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5 days ago
An FBI Raid Puts the Spotlight on ‘Fixer’
Liev Schreiber as Showtime’s fixer ‘Ray Donovan.’ Photo: Showtime Networks Inc./Everett Collection In press accounts of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael…
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5 days ago
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