FBI aviation surveillance
More info on the mysterious program with the FBI illegally hoovering up cell phone signals
fbi  surveillance  civilrights  drones  aviation 
3 hours ago
Kansas tax failure
Grand Republican experiment in supply-side economics is a failure
kansas  taxes  brownback  republicans  economics 
5 hours ago
Tatjana van Vark
Dutch woman makes sculptures / reproductions of scientific machinery
steampunk  via:metafilter  art  sculpture 
SourceForge adds malware
Long-declining open source site now openly adding adware to free software
malware  badtech  sourceforge  opensource  via:metafilter 
2 days ago
Cobra Club NSFW
Really, NSFW: A computer game about photographing penises
games  penis  dick  funny 
3 days ago
Youtube alternative; very simple video sharing
video  reddit  sports 
3 days ago
Blockchain Android app bug
Stupid bad software causes $8100 to be mis-spent
android  bitcoin  badtech  facepalm 
3 days ago
AMA Disasters
Failed "ask me anything" Reddit threads.
reddit  iama  ama 
4 days ago
Creating a fake diet
Group pulls a prank with bad dietary science
diet  nutrition  science  p-hacking  fraud 
4 days ago
Federated approach to open aerial imagery
maps  osm  openstreetmap  hot 
5 days ago
Space Weird Thing
Bowie Space Oddity remade with only the 1000 most common words in English
bowie  spaceoddity  xkcd  upgoerfive  via:metafilter 
6 days ago
birdy Twitter API
New Python client for Twitter API
twitter  python  api 
6 days ago
Making Tanaka countours
Nice 3d map effect in open source tools
maps  countours  qgis  gis 
6 days ago
New console text editor with multiple cursors
via:onethingwell  editor  sublimetext 
7 days ago
Some nonsense DRM thing Flickr tried to hide in Javascript
flickr  javascript  drm  badtech 
7 days ago
Federal surveillance airplanes
Spotters have found a bunch of planes loitering over US cities with no known purpose
civilrights  fbi  nsa  surveillance  aviation 
7 days ago
Everpix shutdown
Great story from 2013 of a failed photo sharing company
photos  companies  startups  flickr  everpix 
8 days ago
Mad Max / The Odyssey
Nice take on how the new movie subverts a trope as old as Homer's Odyssey
madmax  movies  odyssey  homer 
8 days ago
Random Internet culture slang; I love the detailed etymology research that Know Your Meme does
meme  otaku  japanese  4chan  culture  slang 
8 days ago
Chip Delany on Mad Max
A film review from the sci-fi author
books  movies  madmax  delany 
8 days ago
Greek debt timeline
What's due when; they may be defaulting in a couple of weeks
greece  finance  imf  europe  economy 
9 days ago
takena animation
A series of disturbing stop motion videos
movies  animation 
10 days ago
Family Research Council monster
Sex predator working with the anti-gay group
lgbt  civilrights  frc 
10 days ago
40 hot dogs
Tube steaks with the fixins
food  hotdog  via:metafilter 
11 days ago
Mad Max and amputees
Excellent personal appreciation of Furiosa's being an amputee in Mad Max
movies  madmax  disabilities  amputees  via:metafilter 
11 days ago
Uber vs ADA
In every matter of principle, Uber takes the morally repugnant side
uber  ethics  ada  disabilities 
11 days ago
Whois Accuracy Program
Newish ICANN rule requires verifying domain ownership
dns  whois  icann 
12 days ago
Table Flip
Funny image of an angry Go player
japan  go  games  tableflip 
12 days ago
Mapbox Mobile
Big release, efficient map rendering on iOS and Android
mapbox  maps  mobile  iphone 
12 days ago
Turntable postmortem
Nice writeup of a failed social music startup
music  startups  turntable  sacca 
12 days ago
New SSL hack
Yet another cryptosystem weakened by government tampering
security  badtech  ssl  dh 
12 days ago
PayPal fined for credit product
Their invasive advertisements for credit cards turn out to also be deceptive
paypal  fraud  regulation  via:hackernews 
13 days ago
Yahoo failed tax dodge
IRS actually challenges an obvious tax scam
taxes  yahoo  alibaba 
13 days ago
AWS leap second plan
Some services are smearing the second over 24 hours, some are going to simply add it all at once
aws  amazon  time  ntp 
13 days ago
SVG Crowbar
Chrome extension to download SVG graphics, as with D3
d3js  svg  chrome  extension 
14 days ago
UK election maps
Excellent roundup of various visualizations
maps  elections  visualization 
15 days ago
Export Cities: Skylines maps to OSM format
maps  games  cities  citiesskylines 
16 days ago
Take Hersh seriously
Excellent defense of Seymour Hersh's recent reporting on the assassination of Bin Laden
hersh  journalism  reporting  binladen 
16 days ago
4chan tripcodes
4chan has a way to post non-anonymously
4chan  anonymity 
17 days ago
Data on game popularity in Korean PC Bangs
games  korea 
17 days ago
Kanye Quest easter egg
Weird hidden part of Kanye Quest... cult recruiting tool?
games  kanye  via:waxy  kanyequest  easteregg 
17 days ago
LoL streamer stats
Twitch viewership of pro and popular amateur League of Legends players. 30,000 viewers for Bjergsen!
games  lol  leagueoflegends  twitch  streaming 
17 days ago
Google 2FA: 40M users?
Attempt to estimate how many people use Google's two factor authentication system
google  security  tfa  2fa 
17 days ago
US marriage map
Location, income, political affiliation all affect marriage rates
data  maps  marriage  visualization  demographics 
18 days ago
Reddit against harassment
More policy changes, towards making the community less awful
reddit  harassment  community  moderation 
18 days ago
Kerbal Space Program review
Excellent take on the amazing spaceflight game now that it's officially released
games  ksp  space  nasa 
19 days ago
New Galileoscopes
Decent $50 telescope has a new production run
telescope  space  astronomy 
19 days ago
Black Widow trailer
Finally, a superhero movie for girls!
funny  parody  marvel  snl  blackwidow  movies 
19 days ago
Prison rape failures
States dragging their feet at federally required reform
humanrights  rape  prison  via:metafilter  gay  lgbt 
19 days ago
Suspension BASE jump
Crazy man attaches parachute to flesh hooks
batshitinsane  parachute  suspension 
19 days ago
Amtrak train data
@enf happens to have been recording train speeds, has info on the recent fatal derailment
amtrak  trains  data  maps 
19 days ago
Pro LoL gossip
CLG Link rants for 8 pages after quitting his team. Interesting, but very scattered.
games  clg  lol  leagueoflegends  link 
19 days ago
Crumbling capsule tower
Experimental architecture from 1972 Tokyo is not aging well
via:metafilter  japan  tokyo  architecture 
19 days ago
Verizon security idiocy
Their webapp trusts your browser's claim of what its IP address is
security  facepalm  badtech  ipaddress  ip  internet 
20 days ago
World Without End
Profile of the ambitious procedural game No Man's Sky
games  procedural  nomanssky 
20 days ago
Spiral Internet now a CA utility
Small Nevada County ISP has a plan to bring fiber to the home in rural California
california  internet  isp  broadband  spiralinternet 
21 days ago
Flickr auto tags
A collision of machine learning and user desire
flickr  privacy  tags  metadata 
22 days ago
Googlebot runs Javascript
Evidence that Google's indexer is quite sophisticated at picking up dynamic content
google  googlebot  search  javascript  seo 
22 days ago
HTTP/2 for geeks
Readable slides quickly explaining the state of HTTP/2
http  via:hackernews  internet  networking  web 
22 days ago
Census Reporter
Nice UI for exploring US census data
maps  data  us  census 
22 days ago
The first microprocessor
Detailed history of the development of an inevitable technology
computers  history  cpu  microprocessor  mos  intel  texasinstruments 
22 days ago
Semantic analysis of text in Python
text  python  semantics 
22 days ago
Battle of Palmdale
Insane 1956 story of Navy pilots failing to shoot down a drone over California
drones  military  palmdale  california  facepalm 
22 days ago
Pro LoL income
Some of the economics of being a professional gamer
lol  games  salary  sports  esports 
22 days ago
Tesla Powerwall analysis
Skeptical take on Tesla's home battery product
tesla  power  electricity  solar 
23 days ago
2011 pro LoL history
The drama at the start of LoL eSports
esports  lol  games  clg  tsm 
23 days ago
A rethought Python unit testing library. No boilerplate, use the stock assert statement, etc
python  testing  unittests 
23 days ago
The Great & Beautiful Lost Kingdoms
Dalrymple on India's global influence 400-1200 AD
india  history  via:metafilter  hinduism  buddhism  culture 
23 days ago
FBI game raids
History of federal law enforcement abuse, civil liberties
games  stevejackson  fbi  eff  civilliberties 
24 days ago
Energy visualization
Nice tool for showing electricity usage; works with Green Button, including PG&E
pge  greenbutton  energy  conservation  visualization 
24 days ago
PostgresSQL upsert
Single statement to insert or update data
database  postgres  sql 
24 days ago
The 4 maps of the world
Mapbox CEO lays out the 4 maps of the world: Google, Nokia, TomTom, and OSM. (I'd add Apple, maybe.)
maps  osm  openstreetmap 
25 days ago
Uber driver tricks
Ways to game the system; the passenger app provides useful info the driver app doesn't
uber  hacking  driving  taxi 
25 days ago
1881 isochrone map
How long it took to travel from Europe
travel  1881  maps  isochrone 
26 days ago
Ad Injection Economy
Details on ad malware infecting browsers
malware  badtech  ads  google 
26 days ago
Reddit values
Statement of a problematic community's core values
reddit  community  moderation 
27 days ago
discoveryd mess
Fine rant about some broken MacOS software
macos  rant  broken  funny 
28 days ago
Turns random audio on the Internet into a podcast feeds
audio  podcasts  rss 
28 days ago
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