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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Endurance Test, Circa 1958 - AOPA
During the months of December 1958 and January and February 1959, two young men flew a mission-modified Cessna 172 around and around over the desert Southwest…
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H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smooths way for techies
Two weeks: That’s how quickly a foreign technology worker in Silicon Valley can get an employment permit from Canada. In the U.S., that process takes months. As…
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REVIEW OF 1984 By Isaac Asimov I
REVIEW OF 1984 By Isaac Asimov I've been writing a four-part article for Field Newspaper Syndicate at the beginning of each year for several years now and in…
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SF-LOVERS: the Little-Known Story of the Internet’s First Social Network
Doris Liou Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society.…
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Loglan - Wikipedia
Jump to navigationJump to search Loglan is a constructed language originally designed for linguistic research, particularly for investigating the Sapir–Whorf…
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The Economics of Cooperation – East Wind Community
Since relaunching the East Wind blog over two years ago, this is the first written blog contribution from a member of East Wind other than myself. I encourage…
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Flocking
Have you ever watched a school of fish, a flock of birds, or even a crowd of people and watched how they move? Moving together, yet without a leader, they are…
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FFFFOUND! — Designers’ Best Kept Secret Since 2008 – Harry Stanton – Medium
“Massive amounts of inspiration and talented artists on FFFFOUND! on a daily basis” In June 2007, a Japanese company named tha ltd, known for interactive web…
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The Remarkable Persistence of 24x36
A hundred and five years ago, in 1913, an asthmatic photographer who worked as an engineer for the Leitz optical factory in Wetzlar, Germany, seeking a less…
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The banana is dying. The race is on to reinvent it before it's too late
D uring the summer of 1989, Randy Ploetz was in his laboratory just south of Miami, when he received a package from Taiwan. Ploetz, who had earned his doctorate…
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I’m Dying. Here Is What I Refuse to Accept With Serenity. | The Nation
Ady Barkan speaks in opposition to the Republican tax bill in Washington on December 19, 2017. (AP / Jacquelyn Martin) On September 30, 2016, Rachael and I…
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A Closer Look: Examining the CCRC Market in the U.S. | myLifeSite
When considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), it is useful for prospective residents to gain an understanding of the CCRC market in general.…
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Migrant families overwhelm detention capacity in Arizona, prompting mass releases - The Washington Post
Migrant children are processed at a detention facility in Nogales, Ariz., in 2014. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) A sudden influx of Guatemalan families into Arizona has…
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Commissioners adopt positions on five General Election ballot items - Douglas County Government
Published on October 10, 2018 in 2018 & Breaking News At their Tuesday, October 9 Business Meeting, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners unanimously…
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This celery root slaw belongs on your fall table - The Washington Post
Celery Root and Apple Slaw; get the recipe, below. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick/The Washington Post) Celery root is…
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How can you stop wasting so much food? The Beard Foundation wants to teach you. - The Washington Post
As with the impacts of climate change and poor dietary habits, the effects of food waste are not immediately felt. You may notice the amount of leftovers and…
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Opinion | The dark side of American conservatism has taken over
President Trump at a campaign rally on Saturday in Topeka, Kan. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) This article is adapted from Max Boot’s new book, You know how,…
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Millennials Kill Again. The Latest Victim? American Cheese
American cheese will never die. It has too many preservatives. But it’s melting away. One by one, America’s food outlets are abandoning the century-old American…
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The white supremacist symbols hiding in plain sight
Renowned illustrator Mirko Ilić silenced the crowd of logo-happy graphic designers at the Brand New Conference in New York City last month when he suggested…
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How Americans Described Evil Before Hitler
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) asked a make-up artist to clone a portrait of the German leader after D-Day on June 6, 1944 because they feared that he…
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The Suffocation of Democracy
Culture Club/Getty Images German President Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Adolf Hitler on their way to a youth rally at the Lustgarten, Berlin, May 1933 As…
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Analysis | Fact-checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-for-All’
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik) President Trump wrote an opinion article for USA Today on Oct. 10 regarding proposals to expand Medicare to all Americans – known as…
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The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains
Eddie Guy I. Who Could Object? “Tonight I would like to share with you an idea that I am extremely passionate about,” the young man said. His long black hair…
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RME ADI-2 Pro Review - Headfonics.com
When I first heard about the ADI-2 Pro some months ago, I was indeed very interested. I read some more news on professional audio sites but some of the jargon I…
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6 days ago
RME ADI-2 Pro review – Sonarworks
RME ADI-2 Pro is not your typical audio interface, that’s the first thing to get out of the way. At the same time it is a lot of things and manages to do all of…
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RME ADI-2 Pro |
This modest-looking box is among the best-performing two-way converters available, and boasts a huge array of thoughtful features. Alongside a variety of highly…
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Inside the Guts of the World’s Strongest Men – MEL Magazine
No one talks about powerlifters’ epic poop problems — but aside from winning, it’s all they’re thinking about For most spectators, seeing a huge dude like…
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The Insane Physics of Airbags
I can imagine the meeting: A dozen engineers are gathered around a conference table to discuss automobile safety. How can we protect people during a car crash?…
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Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court
Fernanda Jacqueline Davila, in Tegucigalapa, Honduras, earlier this year, has been in government custody since she was taken from her grandmother at the border…
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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, dies at 69 - The Washington Post
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the…
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6 days ago
Every Right to Be Angry: Two New Books on Women’s Rage Are Timed Perfectly for the Brett Kavanaugh Debacle
Last week, the country watched as Christine Blasey Ford sat in front of a panel of white male senators and relived the trauma of sexual assault from her…
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7 days ago
What Sarah Palin Saw Clearly
Ten years ago, we first met Sarah Palin, then the governor of Alaska, for a series of TV interviews. At the time, Palin might not have been able to name a…
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Cory Booker’s Four Standing Ovations in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa—Cory Booker was supposed to get here on Thursday. Then it was moved to Friday. Then Saturday. He ended up on the ground about an hour before he…
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Not Voting Doubles the Value of Someone Else’s Vote
In his Rolling Stone article on John McCain’s failed campaign for the 2000 Republican nomination for President, David Foster Wallace wrote about how not voting…
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The Gaslighting of American Women
A fter Donald Trump mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi this week — a new low for the president of lows — I couldn’t muster the energy to…
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MEASUREMENTS: RME ADI-2 Pro FS as DAC (Part II - frequency response, noise, distortion and jitter)
I. RightMark Testing A. 16/44 Since the set-up is in loopback mode for the RME ADI-2 Pro FS, I have to keep the samplerate and bit-depth the same, the ADI-2 Pro…
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RMAF 2018: Islands in the AudioStream
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest has been a glorious non-linear, stream-of-consciousness tilt-a-whirl of audiophile OCD immersion. And this is only my first post on…
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Convention of States Action
Why call a Convention of States? Simple: to bring power back to the states and the people, where it belongs. Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. shouldn’t…
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Why Do the Koch Brothers Want a Convention of States?
It was only a small item in The Lincoln Journal-Star . It concerned an idea hatched by a Nebraska state senator named Paul Schumacher, who represents a district…
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Monterey Auto Week Part 1 | PS Audio
By Rich Maez “The Pebble Beach car show is this weekend,” followed a little later by, “It’s all a bunch of stuck up, rich assholes.” If you’re the person…
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7 days ago
The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $9.2bn startup driving Apple, Amazon and Facebook
O n a hot summer’s day in a lush, green Cairo garden just a stone’s throw from the Nile, 29-year-old Mostafa Amin is talking about bread. He’s speaking with the…
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8 days ago
Why has modern art become a threat to life and limb? | Stuart Jeffries
‘I smacked into one of Larry Bell’s surfaces, thinking the pane of glass was just air.’Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock T his week Cuban artist Tania…
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9 days ago
Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds
Play Video 0:29 Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1m – video Banksy has played what could be one of the most audacious pranks in art…
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9 days ago
Opinion | The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis
The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis It’s not about Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior. It’s about justices who do not represent the will of the majority. Mr.…
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9 days ago
Opinion | An Insidious and Contagious American Presidency
An Insidious and Contagious American Presidency Trump believes that judges should be agents of those who appoint them. That would be the end of the rule of law.…
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9 days ago
JB Williams -- Why America is in Generational Demise
WHY AMERICA IS IN GENERATIONAL DEMISE By J.B. Williams June 2, 2015 NewsWithViews.com Since Nixon’s Watergate era in the 70s, public trust in our Federal…
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9 days ago
America Isn’t Ready for the Lanternfly Invasion
From the road heading east, the apple trees of Beekman Orchards unfold in waves, rising and falling on a sea of verdant grass. Behind them, basking in the June…
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9 days ago
Brendan Eich writes to the US Senate: we need a GDPR for the United States | Brave Browser
Brendan Eich writes to the US Senate: we need a GDPR for the United States by | Oct 1, 2018 | Brave Insights, GDPR, Policy, Privacy Brendan Eich, the CEO of…
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9 days ago
How Triplebyte solved its office Wi-Fi problems
Our team just moved to a larger office in downtown San Francisco. On moving day, I was shocked to discover a bundle of rough-cut unterminated ethernet cables on…
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After century of removing appendixes, docs find antibiotics can be enough
Enlarge / All this time! Getty | Anna Bizon After more than a century of slicing tiny, inflamed organs from people’s guts, doctors have found that surgery may…
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9 days ago
Bracing for the Vanilla Boom
A s the vanilla market opens in northeastern Madagascar this season, some local farmers will earn more money than ever before. With global vanilla prices now…
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9 days ago
Project West Ford - Wikipedia
Jump to navigationJump to search Needles from the West Ford project compared to a stamp. Project West Ford (also known as Westford Needles and Project Needles )…
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9 days ago
The Riemann Hypothesis, explained – Jørgen Veisdal – Medium
In loving memory of John Forbes Nash Jr. You remember prime numbers, right? Those numbers you can’t divide into other numbers, except when you divide them by…
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9 days ago
From Nation State to Empire State: A Radical History of How We Got to Trump
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Play , Stitcher , Radio Public , and other platforms . New to podcasting? Click here . Most…
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9 days ago
On Russian TV, Brett Kavanaugh Is a Victim of “the Plague of Malignant Feminism”
The Brett Kavanaugh hearings are being watched closely around the world, not least in Russia, where this week the host of a leading news show on state-run…
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9 days ago
The Divide Over Kavanaugh Isn’t as Big as It First Appears
Toya Sarno Jordan / Reuters Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle and the sexual assault allegations against him have cleaved many Americans into enemy camps.…
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Superglue Stitches
Handy home and emergency alternative to sutures For years midwives have been using over-the-counter superglue to “suture” perineal tears after birth. It’s…
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So Much for “Treason”: The White House Gives Up on Ever Finding “Anonymous”
The president having a no good, very bad day. By Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg/Getty Images. Given the half-dozen other scandals that have befallen the Trump…
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