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Designer + Developer Workflow
The way designers and developers work together today is broken. It’s too siloed and separate; “collaboration” is a fantasy that few enjoy. The state of…
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7 hours ago
LRB · Amia Srinivasan · Does anyone have the right to sex?
On 23 May 2014, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old college dropout, became the world’s most famous ‘incel’ – involuntary celibate. The term can, in theory, be applied…
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Listen to New York Artist/Producer Skylar Spence's #TBT Mixtape, 10 Years After Writing His First Song
Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard 's series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard 's Spotify account . The curated…
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Slack on a SNES
I recently learned that in the mid 90s in Japan, the Super Nintendo had a peripheral called a Satellaview , which was a satellite modem that would receive data…
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Where art thou, my error? - Artsy Engineering
Note: This is the text of a presentation given at GraphQL Finland 2018 , as such thelanguage may in some cases be slightly awkward for a blog post. You can find…
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2 days ago
On that incredible demo from the maker of Papers, Please ...
If you follow game devs and the games press on Twitter, the chances are that you're already well aware that Lucas Pope, the guy behind Papers, Please , released…
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2 days ago
OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong
It was supposed to be the laptop that saved the world. In late 2005, tech visionary and MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte pulled the cloth cover off a…
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3 days ago
I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup
[Content warning: Politics, religion, social justice, spoilers for “The Secret of Father Brown”. This isn’t especially original to me and I don’t claim anything…
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4 days ago
Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS
Michael Wick / Shutterstock Until recently the United States viewed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as a major threat to regional stability in the…
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4 days ago
Guided Meditations - UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - Los Angeles, CA
Home Free Guided Meditations Guided Meditations Guided Meditations Share this . Quick Links Learn about our online classes View all our classes & events .…
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5 days ago
From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled” - bellingcat
The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations . Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi death squad with five…
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6 days ago
Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem | Quanta Magazine
quantum computing Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem By Erica Klarreich October 8, 2018 Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school…
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6 days ago
Stop Saying Privacy Is Dead – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Co-authored by Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog P rivacy protections are at risk yet again. The Five Eyes security alliance, which spans the governments of the…
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8 days ago
Don’t forget about Bayek when you’re kissing Kassandra’s feet
There are a lot of dads in video games, and their number only grows. A rising tide of stubbled, emotionally-reserved dadflesh, heralding a new age of “serious…
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8 days ago
The Magic Leap Con
Illustration: Jim Cooke (GMG) “Today, our world feels divided.” Rony Abovitz, CEO of the infamous mixed reality startup Magic Leap stood awkwardly on a circular…
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8 days ago
Politics As the New Religion for Progressive Democrats
People take part in a "March For Our Lives" demonstration demanding gun control in Seattle, Washington, in March. Jason Redmond / Reuters The voters who are…
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10 days ago
Software Development Expertise
TL;DR: Being an expert in software development requires a certain set of skills, knowledge, and experience.We present a first conceptual theory of software…
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11 days ago
One Year of #MeToo: What Women’s Speech Is Still Not Allowed to Do
Illustration by Lorraine Sorlet During the past year, I have grown increasingly uneasy with a fairly common bit of semantic slippage: in headlines, in think…
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11 days ago
Start Performance Budgeting – Addy Osmani – Medium
If you’re building a web experience and want to stay fast, a performance budget can be critical . For success, embrace performance budgets and learn to live…
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12 days ago
The Supreme Court Is Headed Back to the 19th Century
Alicia Tatone W hen the Louisiana State Militia finally arrived at the Colfax courthouse on April 15, 1873, all it could do was bury the bodies. Two days…
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15 days ago
Apple Insiders Say Nobody Internally Knows What’s Going On With Bloomberg’s China Hack Story
“I don’t know if something like this even exists.” Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Multiple senior Apple executives, speaking with BuzzFeed News on the condition…
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15 days ago
Rebecca Solnit: They Think They Can Bully the Truth
Cousin to the noun dictator is the verb dictate. There are among us people who assume their authority is so great they can dictate what happened, that their…
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16 days ago
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated Amazon and Apple
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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17 days ago
Justine Bateman Has Thoughts on Fame, and Geoffrey Owens Working at Trader Joe’s
By Stacey Newman/REX/Shutterstock. Justine Bateman, perhaps most famous for her seven-season run as Mallory Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties, has written a…
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17 days ago
The Dangers of YouTube for Young Children - The Atlantic
Max Guther ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar,…
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18 days ago
The Kavanaugh Allegations Are Upsettingly Similar to What I Saw at D.C.’s Prep School Parties in the ’80s
National Cathedral School’s Hearst Hall. Cosal/Wikimedia Commons Sunday evening, the New Yorker published a second allegation of sexual misconduct against…
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20 days ago
Sharing Clothes Is a Rite of Passage for Any Enduring Friendship
The entire arrangement is rather foolish. To lend a beloved item — one that you’d never, in reality, really want to leave your sight — in exchange for the blind…
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23 days ago
How to Talk to the Women in Your Life Right Now
Christine Blasey Ford is greeted by Sen. Mazie Hirono and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Pool It's been an exhausting week of news. For women, nonbinary people, and…
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23 days ago
The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Will Be Remembered As a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment
There was, in Brett Kavanaugh’s Trumpian performance, not even a hint of the composure one would think a potential Supreme Court Justice would have carefully…
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23 days ago
Perspective | The case against Kavanaugh isn’t just about sex. It’s about sexual humiliation.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies on Thursday. (Win McNamee/AP) As accusations fly about Brett Kavanaugh’s high school and college exploits, most…
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23 days ago
Indexing the World of Tomorrow
“Mount Corona” ash dump, 1934. [NYC Parks Photo Archive] What New Yorkers know today as Flushing Meadows — the massive park that houses the Mets, the New York…
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27 days ago
Real Toads at the International Cryptozoology Museum - BLARB
The International Cryptozoology Museum is smaller than my apartment. It’s a big apartment, but it’s an even smaller museum. The museum is located in a red-brick…
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27 days ago
Ask a Swole Woman: Can I Start Lifting Weights If I Feel Really Out of Shape?
Westend61 / Getty Images Dear Swole Woman, I am 42 years old and I have been an over-the-road truck driver for the past 14 and a half years. That has caused me…
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29 days ago
Meet the candidates for San Diego City Council, District 4
Residents of San Diego’s District 4 will be choosing a City Council representative in the fall. Incumbent Myrtle Cole faces challenger Monica Montgomery in the…
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4 weeks ago
Haruki Murakami Introduces The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories | Literary Hub
The following is from the introduction to The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories. * From Seppuku to Meltdown I once heard the story that when jazz drummer…
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
Jani Eväkallio @ jevakallio Hey! It's Sunday. Are you a software developer with a half an hour to spare? Do you want to be entertained? Do you want to question…
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4 weeks ago
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Log in Sign up Buzz Andersen @ buzz Already retweeted it, but want to emphasize that this is very, very good. points.datasociety.net/media-manipula……
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4 weeks ago
Why Kids Want Things
Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters When Marsha Richins started researching materialism in the early 1990s, it was a subject that had mostly been left to philosophers…
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6 weeks ago
The Humanities Face a Crisis—of Confidence
Mike Segar / Reuters People have been proclaiming the imminent extinction of the humanities for decades. A best-selling volume in 1964 warned that a…
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8 weeks ago
The Singular Magick of #bedrUmplaI (The NoPro Review)
The Singular Magick of #bedrUmplaI (The NoPro Review) Somewhere in Silver Lake, a young woman’s bedroom is a portal to another world. When immersive theatre…
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8 weeks ago
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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9 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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12 weeks 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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12 weeks ago
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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12 weeks 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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12 weeks ago
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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june 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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
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