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How to Use Your iPhone's Flash for Text Notifications
Image: Pexels If you find yourself constantly missing text messages, you can set things up so that your phone’s flash blinks whenever one comes in. It’s a…
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How do we stop cutting-edge technology falling into the wrong hands? | Hannah Fry
‘You can’t stop the march of progress; better that we have the technology than the other side; supporting the military is a generally a good thing to do. But…
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The steps to gender equality are more than male Trump voters can handle | Arwa Mahdawi
‘You would have to have a total disregard for facts to claim that men have it worse than other groups.’Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP The Week in Patriarchy is a…
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Website offering abortion drugs by mail benefits hundreds of women in US
Misoprostol is one of the two drugs available through Aid Access for US women seeking to end their pregnancy.Photograph: Fatima Faizi for the Guardian About 600…
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The new, improved StyleStealer for Marked 2 - BrettTerpstra.com
I’ve updated the StyleStealer bookmarklet that I published a while ago . In addition to a bit more accurate styling, it can now add styles directly to Marked 2…
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More exclusive than a supercar: A beginner’s guide to buying a GT3 race car
In the past decade, the well-worn automotive cliché Race on Sunday, sell on Monday has taken a surprising twist. Now, automakers have realized that they can…
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What will the world look like if we don’t stop global warming?
I can't think of a single presidential election in my lifetime that has been discussed and dissected for quite as long as the 2016 contest between Hillary…
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POLITICO Playbook: What if Republicans hold on
And President Donald Trump praises Rep. Greg Gianforte for body-slamming a reporter. POLITICO Playbook: 19 DAYS ... PENCE preps work requirement push And Don…
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Opinion | Morning Bits: It will be Republicans own fault
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, tours a flood-damaged area in Houston in April. (Strever Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) It’s their own fault…
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Opinion | A shouting match inside White House unmasks one of Trump’s biggest lies
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) A shouting match has erupted inside the White House between two of President Trump’s top advisers. While angry arguments are typical…
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Opinion | Why transactional foreign policy is destined to fail
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP) Since the…
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Opinion | Just when you think Trump and his apologists couldn’t get worse . . .
One can hardly fathom the twisted psyche of a president who, after acknowledging that Jamal Khashoggi, a contributing columnist for The Post’s Global Opinions,…
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Opinion | Our hacked future
Global supply chains are vulnerable to hacking. (WorldPost Illustration) This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost , of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in…
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Opinion | Three things the Republicans got totally wrong
President Trump with Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at the White House in May 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP) Two weeks from Tuesday, we will no longer have to scan polls…
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Opinion | A Cure for Political Despair
A Cure for Political Despair Join the women trying to save America from Trump. Opinion Columnist Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee,…
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The 45 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's wild Montana speech
(CNN) President Donald Trump's sprint to the midterm elections continued Thursday night in Montana, where he appeared at a campaign rally to boost Republican…
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Where oil rigs go to die | Business | The Guardian
I t was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on…
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Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita | Literary Hub
‘“And what is your particular field of work?” asked Berlioz. “I specialize in black magic.”’ If many Russian classics are dark and deep and full of the horrors…
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How Google and Microsoft made E-mail Unreliable
E-mail is completely broken and unreliable thanks to big players like Google, Microsoft and Facebook.Shortly after the NSA spying revelations , I decided to…
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You Want 20% for Handing Me a Muffin? The Awkward Etiquette of iPad Tipping
By Jennifer Levitz Oct. 17, 2018 11:26 a.m. ET Square’s payment system prompts customers to decide on a tip, often with the server looking on. Photo: David Paul…
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Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt
In partnership with the National Geographic Society. Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread…
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The Key to Becoming a Software Consultant
Category: Free Agent Developers Tags: Consulting Recently, I made an idle threat on Twitter (shown below). I was thinking of creating some content along the…
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Review | What we lose by reading 100,000 words every day
Jennifer Howard is a writer and editor living in Washington, D.C. Rereading a favorite book is a pleasure and skill, one of many that neuroscientist Maryanne…
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A diet guru explains why you should eat dinner at 2pm
There have been two main changes in dietary habits from the 1970s (before the obesity epidemic) until today. First, there was the change is what we were…
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Dandelion seeds fly using ‘impossible’ method never before seen in nature
Dandelion seeds fly using a method that researchers thought couldn’t work in the real world, according to a study 1 published on 17 October in Nature . When…
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GitHub launches Actions, its workflow automation tool
For the longest time, GitHub was all about storing source code and sharing it either with the rest of the world or your colleagues. Today, the company, which is…
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Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought
How special is the solar system? The history of astronomy has mostly been a one-way journey from a worldview in which our solar system is orderly (and divine)…
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Can algorithms create true art, or do they only imitate? – Hannah Fry | Aeon Essays
Justin was in a reflective mood. On 4 February 2018, in the living room of his home in Memphis, Tennessee, he sat watching the Super Bowl, eating M&Ms. Earlier…
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Teach Yourself to Echolocate
Sounds bounce off surfaces—and you can practice listening to them. All Illustrations: Kristen Boydstun Daniel Kish navigates the world like a bat does—and he…
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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world
Constant fragmentation of our time and concentration has become the new normal.Illustration: Andrea Ucini I t is difficult to imagine life before our personal…
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How I’ve Attracted The First 500 Paid Users For My SaaS That Costs $5/mo
How I’ve Attracted The First 500 Paid Users For My SaaS That Costs $5/mo Hello, it’s Takuya here. This is a story about my experience on my solo product called…
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The Illustrated TLS Connection: Every Byte Explained
The Illustrated TLS Connection Every byte of a TLS connection explained and reproduced. In this demonstration a client has connected to a server,negotiated a…
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California rethinks life sentences for thousands of non-violent third-strike offenders
The ruling does not guarantee any of the offenders will get out of jail. But it allows them to go before the parole board.Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty…
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Rod Rosenstein's Wall Street Journal interview prompts Republican outrage
Rod Rosenstein with his boss Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein oversees the work of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian election…
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Why Doesn't Saudi Arabia Join North Korea on U.S. State Terrorism List After 9/11?
President Donald Trump has designated nuclear-armed North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism , a label that currently defines Iran, Sudan and Syria—three other…
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2 days ago
Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab world needs most is free expression - The Washington Post
Jamal Khashoggi (Illustration by Alex Fine for The Washington Post) A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor I received this column from Jamal…
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Is Fraud Part of the Trump Organization’s Business Model?
It is becoming increasingly clear that, in the language of business schools, the Trump Organization’s core competency is in profiting from misrepresentation and…
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Saudi Arabia cannot afford to pick fights with Canada - The Washington Post
Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, shows his portrait as he is awarded the Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg, France, in 2015.…
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Meet the Researchers Bringing Bizarre AI Creations to Life – Futurism
It’s date night! Time to throw on your oversized graduation cap and ruffly shirt, spritz yourself with some of your new “Hivinga” perfume, and meet your better…
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‘Fat.’ ‘Dog.’ ‘No Longer a 10.’ How Trump Talks About Women.
President Trump has a history of attacking women by mocking their bodily functions, demeaning their looks or comparing them to animals. President Trump’s latest…
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3 days ago
Opinion | Trump revels in his ignorance and reveals his cowardice
President Trump barely disguises his own ignorance on the critical issues of the day. In his jaw-dropping interview with the Associated Press, he was asked…
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3 days ago
Woodward Missed Everything That Matters About the Trump Presidency
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP The alleged killing of a Washington Post columnist on the orders of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has triggered…
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3 days ago
Peer pressure your friends into voting with Outvote
Boing Boing is proud to welcome Outvote.io as a sponsor. Want to get Dems and progressives elected in the 2018 midterm elections? In 5 minutes? From your couch?…
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Here’s Where the Post-Apocalyptic Water Wars Will Be Fought
Map showing where water-related interactions—both good and bad—are likely to happen within the next 50 to 100 years, given current trends in climate change and…
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Massive Twitter data release sheds light on Russia’s Trump strategy
Twitter and Facebook have been widely criticized since the 2016 election for not doing more to stem the abuse of their platforms by Russians and other foreign…
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Jeff Bezos Wants Us All to Leave Earth—for Good
It’s July 17 and the temperature in the West Texas desert is marching, predictably, toward 100 degrees. But the air is cool inside the one-story prefab building…
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Millennials Need to Start Voting Before the Gerontocracy Kills Us All
Talkin’ ‘bout my generation. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images The United States, circa 2018, looks like a place run by people who know they’re going to die…
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Why does America still use Soyuz rockets to put its astronauts in space? - The Economist explains
IT WAS the sort of failure that rivets the world: two minutes into the launch of a Soyuz spacecraft from a site in Kazakhstan, the mission to the International…
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MIT is investing $1 billion in an AI college - The Verge
The initiative will establish a new cross-disciplinary college of computing. Photo by Christopher Harting / MIT Ever since the beginning of the AI boom in the…
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How will AI affect my faith and religion in general?
“I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.” This phrase before is based on a quote from the 1977 film adaptation of H.G. Wells’ short story “Empire of the…
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How the Mercator Projection Distorts the True Sizes of Countries on Maps
Data scientist Neil Kaye made this map to show how much the popular Mercator projection distorts the sizes of many countries, particularly those in the Northern…
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A sensible, free guide to negotiating book contracts
The Authors Alliance is a nonprofit that advocates for authors, libraries, readers and scholars (I'm on their advisory board); they've done a ton of great work…
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The Urgent Relevance of Hannah Arendt - The Philosophers' Magazine
Richard J. Bernstein argues that she is worth reading, and rereading, in these dark times
When Hannah Arendt died in December 1975, she was known primarily…
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Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0 — Tools and Toys
Sitting on the beach and watching the waves is one of my favorite things to do — except for the sand. (Please don’t @ me with Anakin memes.) I usually bring a…
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6 dashcams for under $100
Dying to get a dashcam but don't want to break the bank? We've got you covered with these 6 dashcams all for under $100. Apeman Dashcam 1080p FHD DVR - $42.99…
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How employers have gamified work for maximum profit – Vincent Gabrielle | Aeon Essays
Deep under the Disneyland Resort Hotel in California, far from the throngs of happy tourists, laundry workers clean thousands of sheets, blankets, towels and…
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The Employer Surveillance State
Mengxin Li Jason Edward Harrington spent six years working the luggage-screening checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. A college graduate and…
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How the Tequila Boom Could Go Bust
Bloomberg Need help? Contact us We've detected unusual activity from your computer network To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a…
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Skip dessert: How to create the perfect raspberry martini to sip on as your day comes to a close
Excerpted with permission from Farm to Table Desserts by Lei Shishak. Copyright 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. * * * In Farm-to-Table Desserts , chef Lei…
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The saucy tomato bread I’ve thought about every day for 16 years
The best bakery in San Francisco sells only one thing: focaccia. Olive oil – drenched sheets of it, in 10 flavors (11 on Saturdays). Place your order — hurry;…
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Opinion | This is why so many journalists are at risk today
Alyssa Edling, center, and Thomas Malia, second from right, both with PEN America, join others as they hold signs of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.…
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Opinion | We’re on mission impossible to solve global warming
Greenpeace activists display a banner before a news conference by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change in Incheon, South Korea, on Oct. 8. (Jung…
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Douglas Rushkoff's sobering view of Universal Basic Income
In a new essay , Douglas Rushkoff examines Universal Basic Income, writing that it's not a gift but a "scam" and a "tool for our further enslavement." Here's a…
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How Capitalism Torched the Planet and Left it a Smoking Fascist Greenhouse
How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism Sometimes, when I write scary essays, I encourage you not to read them. This one’s different. It’s…
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Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘For the Big One’
The elevated house that the owners call the Sand Palace, on 36th Street in Mexico Beach, Fla., came through Hurricane Michael almost unscathed. Credit Johnny…
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5 days ago
Trump’s 60 Minutes interview once again reveals gross ignorance and wild dishonesty
60 Minutes Donald Trump trusts Kim Jong Un but not American climate scientists. He knows more about NATO than Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. He thinks the…
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6 days ago
US 2018 mid-terms in charts: Should Donald Trump be worried? - BBC News
Donald Trump won't be on the ballot when Americans go to the polls on 6 November, but the elections will shape the rest of his presidency. Voters will be…
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Beaten by Amazon and Walmart, Sears faces the end after 125 years
Sears last made a profit in 2011 and losses now top $11bn.Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA “I don’t understand the point of Sears, I just buy everything online,”…
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Interstellar Comet ’Oumuamua Might Not Actually Be a Comet | Quanta Magazine
astronomy Interstellar Visitor Found to Be Unlike a Comet or an Asteroid By Ramin Skibba October 10, 2018 The mystery of ’Oumuamua, the first interstellar…
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Peeling back the curtain – The Economist
How the Economist is opening the data behind our reporting Journalists at The Economist have worked with data since our very first issue in 1843. As ever,…
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Apple to Australia: “This is no time to weaken encryption”
Enlarge Michael Dodge/Getty Images Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government that critics say…
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7 days ago
Kanye West’s Quixotic Quest
Kanye West meeting in the Oval Office with President Trump. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters It would not be a story if a famous black pop star today—or anyone else for…
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What Public Life Used to Look Like in San Francisco’s Mission District
“Dancers on Stage,” 1984. Photographs by Janet Delaney / Courtesy Euqinom Gallery The photographer Janet Delaney first came to San Francisco in 1967, for the…
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7 days ago
Will Trumponomics Collapse?
The chaos is not the aberration. It is the point. Photograph by Al Drago / Bloomberg / Getty The rising and falling of the stock market is, almost always, a…
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7 days ago
A New Report Offers Insights Into Tribalism in the Age of Trump
Away from the fun-house mirrors and the bullhorns of cable news and social media, Americans’ views are more nuanced and less easy to caricature. Photograph by…
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Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This?
There is an unforgettable passage in Graham Greene’s classic “The Quiet American” in which the title character, a CIA agent named Alden Pyle, admits that…
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Does Anyone Still Take Both Sexual Assault and Due Process Seriously?
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters In a Wall Street Journal op-ed written shortly before his confirmation vote, Judge Brett Kavanaugh assured the public that Justice…
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7 days ago
Anxiety Sampler Kits
The best thing about personalized medicine is that it’s obviously right. The worst thing is we mostly have no idea how to do it. We know that different people…
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Oh, the Boston Dynamics Robot Can Do Parkour Now
I’ve watched this a dozen times now and it looks fake and I can’t figure out quite why. Is it the uncanny valley at work? This thing moves mostly like a human…
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7 days ago
Spreading disinformation - we can fight it with wagers
Alas, t he "Union" side in this already-ignited civil war appears to have no generals. At least none with any sense of where the battlefield really is. It is…
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The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds
I t was the summer of 1909. I was on the south coast of Spain. I remember it well because the season was almost over. Peace was within reach, I felt. There had…
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