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Opinion | There Will Never Be an Age of Artificial Intimacy
Years ago I spoke with a 16-year-old girl who was considering the idea of having a computer companion in the future, and she described the upside to me. It’s…
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Yoga and the Maintenance of White Womanhood
Photo source: Bravo.com A year ago, well before he had all of us Googling “immigration asylum,” President Trump signed into effect Executive Order 13769, titled…
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From Foreign Garb To Fashion Fad, Pajamas Have Traveled Far
A few months ago, Organizing for Action (a nonprofit created to support President Obama's policy goals) introduced America to a cozy-looking young man with a…
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Why Can’t Trump Just Condemn Nazis?
President Trump speaks about violence in Charlottesville at an August 15, 2017, press conference. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters When violence erupted during a…
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PRACTICE 2018: Joseph White
Joseph White PICO-8 and the Search for Cosy Design Spaces June 23, 2018 Development tools can play a creative role in shaping the work made with them; they can…
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1/0 = 0 • Hillel Wayne
Have a tweet: I have no idea if Pony is making the right choice here, I don’t know Pony, and I don’t have any interest in learning Pony. But this tweet raised…
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Opinion | Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. - The New York Times
For parents who want to encourage their daughters in STEM subjects, it’s crucial to remember this: Math is the sine qua non . You and your daughter can have fun…
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Opinion | Motherhood in the Age of Fear
Credit Eleni Kalorkoti Ms. Brooks is a writer. CHICAGO — I was on my way home from dropping my kids off at preschool when a police officer called to ask if I…
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21 days ago
That sinking feeling - Charlie's Diary
We are now 25 months on from the Brexit referendum . Theresa May filed notice of departure from the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March, 2017:…
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John Lanchester · After the Fall: Ten Years after the Crash · LRB 5 July 2018
Some of the more pessimistic commentators at the time of the credit crunch, myself included, said that the aftermath of the crash would dominate our economic…
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21 days ago
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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How “Younger” Became “Gossip Girl” for the Publishing Industry
The line between “Younger”—a glossy, winking take on writers and editors starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster, and Jennifer Westfeldt—and the actual book world…
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9 weeks ago
Illustration in the App Store
Apple’s dramatically redesigned App Store got a decent amount of attention when it debuted last year with iOS 11, but its unique success as a hybrid of product…
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12 weeks ago
The case for swagger: Canadians have a lot to be proud of
Tobi Lütke is founder and CEO of Shopify. As a German immigrant to this country, there is one thing that has always confused me about Canadians. The best way I…
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ReasonReact and local state
The talk introduces ReasonReact and the way it operates on the state of React components. This is illustrated by introducing the notion of local state presented…
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12 weeks ago
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
Craig Cutler 1. The Aristocracy is Dead … For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around…
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A Rock Solid, Modern Web Stack—Rails 5 API + ActiveAdmin + Create React App on Heroku
How to blend a rock-solid CMS and API with the absolute best in front-end tooling, built as a single project and hosted seamlessly on Heroku. Rails is an…
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12 weeks ago
How the Enlightenment Ends
Edmon de Haro T hree years ago , at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of…
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Twenty-four-Karat Chicken Wings and the Allure of Eating Gold
Gold-coated chicken wings, served at the Ainsworth. The eating of gold dates back to ancient times, but the megaphone of social media has made it a new kind of…
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12 weeks ago
Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes
It is a heartwarming story: In spite of the endless onslaught of digital content, American readers have collectively put down their screens and decided to…
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may 2018
Professors Explain Why It's Hard to Write Online
Gregg Newton / Reuters There comes a time in every writing-inclined person’s life when they decide between a few paths. Two common paths are journalism and the…
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may 2018
Twitter
Ian Bogost @ ibogost I’ve spent a LOT of time over the past five years trying to help scholars write for broader audiences. It’s hard and can be…
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may 2018
Background Briefing on President Trump's Decision To Withdraw From the JCPOA
MODERATOR: All right, thanks everybody. So we are glad to have with us today two folks to talk about the President’s decision today to withdraw from the JCPOA.…
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may 2018
Tech Talks: Effective programming: adding an effect system to OCaml :: Jane Street
Jane Street What We Do Institutional Services Technology Culture Join Jane Street Tech Talks: Browse all Tech Talks: Building an Exchange Tech Talks: Caveat…
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may 2018
Ninalee Allen Craig, at the Center of a Famous Photograph, Dies at 90
On an August morning in 1951, two American women met for the first time in the corridor of the Hotel Berchielli in Florence. Ninalee Allen, who was known as…
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may 2018
A Chinese Robocall Scam Randomly Targets Immigrants’ Political Fears
A recent scam preys not on an immigrant’s sense of trust but on uncertainties about a politically perplexing present. Photograph by Tom Stoddart / Getty The…
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may 2018
Why Female Incels Don't Go on Killing Sprees
Illustration: Angelica Alzona (GMG) When I was in high school, I felt completely undateable. Everyone around me seemed to be pairing off, falling in love, and…
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may 2018
The San Diego Union-Tribune June 5 primary election coverage - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Election 2018: Candidate Interviews & Questionnaires Ahead of the June 5 primary, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board offers its coverage of federal,…
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may 2018
Council candidates clash on vacation rentals, coastal height limit
Candidates for San Diego City Council debated short-term vacation rentals, a proposed sewage pipeline and high-rise housing. Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf is…
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may 2018
San Diego City Council candidate Lorie Zapf on the issues
What would be your top priority on the City Council? As a San Diegan, my main concern is in ensuring that we all have safe, clean neighborhoods. I also want to…
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may 2018
San Diego City Council candidate Bryan Pease on the issues
What would be your top priority on the City Council? I will relentlessly focus on housing, environment and quality of life. San Diego is lagging far behind…
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may 2018
San Diego City Council candidate Jennifer Campbell on the issues
What would be your top priority on the City Council? My top priority for District 2 is to fight for the inclusion of residents’ voices as the city government…
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may 2018
San Diego City Council candidate Jordan Beane on the issues - The San Diego Union-Tribune
What would be your top priority on the City Council? Housing, homeless and responsive representation for District 2. Housing and homelessness are asked about in…
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may 2018
Tumescence as Style
“GoodFellas” directed by Martin Scorsese, 1990. Photograph by Warner Bros courtesy Everett Martin Scorsese’s “GoodFellas” has a lift. It’s like “Raging Bull,”…
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may 2018
Sunday Reading: The Nineties
Photograph by Charles J. Peterson / The LIFE Images Collection / Getty “There are many ways of agglomerating past events,” Louis Menand wrote, a few years ago,…
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may 2018
The Untold Story of Jaime Levy, Punk-Rock Cyber-Publishing Pioneer
In the early ’90s, Jaime Levy, a punk-rock hacker chick from Los Angeles, marched into the Tisch Building at NYU without an appointment. The move was part…
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april 2018
Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.
The most interesting migration I ever participated in was Uber's migration from Puppet-managed services to a fully self-service provisioning model where any…
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april 2018
Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency
The raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer makes clear that Trump’s battle with the special counsel Robert Mueller is entering its final…
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april 2018
‘It’s Fundamentally Addictive’: a Q&A With an Ex-Facebook Employee
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying in front of Congress this week. To accompany the testimony, Select All is publishing transcripts of…
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april 2018
Mark Zuckerberg Says He’s Not Resigning
Mark Zuckerberg’s story doesn’t quite line up. For months, the Facebook chief executive has described the 2016 election as a turning point both for him and for…
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april 2018
Apologies: What, When and How
I’ve apologized a fair amount for stupid and/or ignorant and/or insensitive things that I have done or said over the course of my life. This has has given me…
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april 2018
A call for video game neorealism
Bicycle Thieves (1948) This is adapted from a spur-of-the-moment Lost Levels 2018 talk. In video games, we understand realism as meaning photorealism : a…
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april 2018
The fall of Milo Yiannopoulos | Spectator USA
It seems the phenomenon of Milo Yiannopoulos – the brief, bright arc of his invention – is over. I do not want him to fall without being understood so I will…
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april 2018
With Changing Students and Times, Colleges Are Going Back to School
H. Fred Walker stood before his Edinboro University community on a recent snowy day and issued a warning. “We have been very insular in that we have not looked…
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april 2018
Google Workers Urge C.E.O. to Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project
Thousands of Google employees have signed a letter to Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive, protesting Google’s role in a program that could be used to…
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april 2018
Gun Control, White Paranoia, and the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Horror in the aftermath of the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy created the momentum for Congress to pass Senator Thomas J. Dodd’s…
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april 2018
In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible
Last week I was took part in the Third Annual Phil Patton Lecture , hosted by the Masters Program in Design Research at The School of Visual Arts in New York.…
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april 2018
Augmenting Artworks: AR at Artsy - Artsy Engineering
In 2017, Apple released ARKit to universal acclaim. It's a solid foundation for application developers to buildAugmented Reality (AR) experiences without…
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april 2018
O is for Optical Printer - Cinefex Blog
In the VFX ABC, the letter “O” stands for “Optical Printer”. So what is an optical printer? Simply put, it’s a piece of equipment designed to copy motion…
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april 2018
Scott Pruitt Bypassed the White House to Give Big Raises to Favorite Aides
In early March, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt approached the White House with a request: He wanted substantial pay raises for two…
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april 2018
Social media needs more awkward silences
I think it’s actually one of the most interesting philosophical questions that we face. With a community of more than 2 billion people, all around the world, in…
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april 2018
Why the crypto-backdoor side is morally corrupt
Crypto-backdoors for law enforcement is a reasonable position, but the side that argues for it adds things that are either outright lies or morally corrupt.…
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april 2018
Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.
T wo weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I…
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april 2018
"How Heritability Misleads about Race" by Ned Block
From The Boston Review, XX, no 6, January, 1996,p. 30-35 How Heritability Misleads aboutRace According to The Bell Curve , Black Americansare genetically…
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april 2018
Who Does She Think She Is?
Advertisements Laurie Penny | Longreads | March 2018 | 23 minutes (5,933 words) Another day at the Telegraph and another attack on Laurie Penny. — Nick Cohen,…
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april 2018
How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity
“Hannah gives so much to other people that at a certain point there is literally nothing left,” a friend said. Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro; photograph by…
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april 2018
Deep Space Nine Innings: A Star Trek Spinoff's Unlikely Baseball Obsession
Illustration: Sam Woolley Star Trek , the original television show, is built on Gene Roddenberry’s insanely optimistic view of the future. Someday, he and his…
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april 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
Ready Player One is a movie about regretting having wasted your life, and it gets explicit about the many ways in which you have. I'll cop to one moment in the…
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march 2018
Decrease Front-end Size | Web Fundamentals | Google Developers
One of the first things to do when you’re optimizing an application is to make it as small aspossible. Here’s how to do this with webpack. Use the production…
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march 2018
Japanese zoning
This articles is a follow-up of this one about standard zoning practices in North America. It is advised to read the previous article to better compare the two.…
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march 2018
Chrome memory cache vs disk cache
Ask Question 24 1 I am interested in chrome memory cache vs disk cache? I use webpack, common chunks plugin and generate all my files with chunkhash. How does…
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march 2018
Twitter
WIRED @ WIRED Here's how to make the paper airplane that set the world record for distance. pic.twitter.com/bMeSKaSbFP Twitter by: WIRED @WIRED the grugq @…
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march 2018
The Very Unnerving Existence of Teen Boss, a Magazine for Girls
In general, the solid execution of Teen Boss makes the concept behind it—tween-tycoon ambition—even more unnerving. Teen Boss / Bauer Media Group The magazine…
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march 2018
Opinion: You Should Probably Go To More Movies By Yourself
Antisocial as it sounds, sometimes the best moviegoing experiences are the ones you undertake by yourself. I’d only been living in Texas for about a week when I…
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march 2018
Opinion | Don’t Delete Facebook. Do Something About It.
Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images On March 16, as the buzzer sounded in perhaps the worst upset in N.C.A.A. tournament history, and my beloved…
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march 2018
New Order - Temptation [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
Watch the official music video for New Order - Temptation [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] Get New Order music: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NewOrderiTunes Amazon:…
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march 2018
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Music video by Joe Jackson performing Steppin' Out. (C) 1982 A&M Records http://vevo.ly/CHlPWr Best of JoeJackson: https://goo.gl/FHZEXT Subscribe here:…
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march 2018
Dire Straits - Skateaway
The full original video. No audio modifications.
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march 2018
America’s Unending Tragedy
LITTLETON, Colo.—Evan Todd, then a sophomore at Columbine High School, was in the library on the day 19 years ago when Eric Harris appeared in the doorway,…
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march 2018
Securing Your GraphQL API from Malicious Queries – Apollo GraphQL
Max Stoiber is the CTO at Spectrum , a real-time chat platform for online communities. In this guest post he describes how they secured their GraphQL API from…
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march 2018
Test Bench 1.2 Update for TV Reviews - Rtings.com
Presentation of the TV Test Bench 1.2 update and the new tests measurements. See the changelog here: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/chang... Learn more about:…
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march 2018
Schlitterbahn corporation indicted in Verruckt water slide death
Claiming corporate executives were rushed, careless and lacked expertise to design a thrill ride, an indictment Friday levied criminal charges against…
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march 2018
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous
On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s always good fun…
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march 2018
Ways to handle props in ReasonReact – Art Deineka – Medium
quick intro ReasonML is a shiny new syntax to time-tested 22 year old OCaml, initiated and supported by folks at Facebook. Why would an old language require a…
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march 2018
thoughts.md
This document attempts to enumerate the differences between the current Stage 3 proposal for public and private instance fields and a proposal to reject the…
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march 2018
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march 2018
Lil Yachty x Lil Pump x Offset - BABY DADDY Reaction
6/10 what is that title tho WHO WOULD NAME THEIR SONG BABY DADDY
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march 2018
The Last Word On Nothing | Every decision my kids made me make in one day
Can I play on your phone until you wake up? Will you make a creature on this kids app? Can we have breakfast now? Can we have waffles? Can I use my own money to…
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march 2018
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