Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits | Ars Technica
Brain goes from chaotic-happy to regular-ugh to chaotic-painful as migraine hits.
2018  health 
4 days ago
Small nudges add up to big electric savings | Ars Technica
Utility does a randomized trial with 42,000 customers to cut peak energy use.
energy  2018  psychology 
5 days ago
What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? - The New York Times
Avital Ronell, a superstar professor, was found by N.Y.U. to have sexually harassed a male grad student. But his charges have met disbelief from some feminist scholars.
via:popular  politics  culture  2018 
5 days ago
'People You May Know:' A Controversial Facebook Feature's 10-Year History
In May 2008, Facebook announced what initially seemed like a fun, whimsical addition to its platform: People You May Know.
culture  2018  technology  web  facebook  espionage 
12 days ago
Handle secret credentials in Ruby On Rails — Varvet
Suggestions on storing credentials for Ruby; suggestion is a YAML file that is never checked into source control. But no actual encryption at play.

Seems dated?
security  ruby  how-to  yaml 
21 days ago
Use keyring to store your credentials – alexwlchan
Using Python's Keyring library to secure credentials in scripts.
python  security  how-to 
21 days ago
When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life
Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the All-American life. She’s blonde. Her husband is a veteran Marine. Her two children, a boy and a girl, joined the military as adults. She sells houses—she’s a real estate agent at Re/Max—helping others realize their own American dream.
2018  culture  internet  law  privacy  security 
24 days ago
Stormy Daniels Arrest in Columbus Was Seemingly a Planned Hit Job
Earlier this month, adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested while performing at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio. She was accused of touching patrons while performing, which is illegal under Ohio law. The next day, the charges were dropped.
politics  2018  espionage  culture  law 
25 days ago
God, Trump and the meaning of morality - The Washington Post
- “Paul had murdered Christians and he went on to minister to many, many people,” Sheila said. “I think he’s being molded by God for the role. I think he’s the right man for the right time. It’s about the survival of the Christian nation.” “We are in mortal danger,” Linda said. “We are in a religious war,” Sheila said. Linda nodded. “We may have to fight and die for our faith,” Sheila said. “I hope it doesn’t come to that, but if it does, we will.”
via:shaunkoh  via:popular  politics  2018  occult  espionage  culture 
26 days ago
A Theory of Trump Kompromat | The New Yorker
Darden said that this is evidence that Trump isn’t uniformly reckless in his words: “He is capable of being strategic. He knows there are limits, there are bounds on what he can say and do with respect to Russia.”

via The New Yorker https://ift.tt/2i2hEWb
via:farley13  via:popular  politics  2018  espionage 
26 days ago
How to Install and Use the Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10
The Windows Subsystem for Linux, introduced in the Anniversary Update, became a stable feature in the Fall Creators Update. You can now run Ubuntu and openSUSE on Windows, with Fedora and more Linux distributions coming soon.
bash  linux  scripting  ubuntu  howto  terminal  Windows10  windows 
27 days ago
Advanced Jupyter Notebook Tricks — Part I
I love Jupyter notebooks! They're great for experimenting with new ideas or data sets, and although my notebook "playgrounds" start out as a mess, I use th
ipython  jupyter  data  python  Advice  how-to 
5 weeks ago
Installing PowerShell on Kali Linux | Kali Linux
You may already be aware that you can safely add external repositories to your Kali Linux installation but you may not be aware that one of the many repositories available online includes one from Microsoft that includes PowerShell. The repository is for Debian but its packages install perfectly well on Kali, as we will show in this post.
powershell  linux  security  how-to 
7 weeks ago
10 Common Database Security Issues - DZone Security
A look at some common and avoidable errors that database and development teams make that can lead to lack-luster database security and data security breaches.
security  databasesecurity  cybersecurity  db  DBA  Advice 
8 weeks ago
Reminder: macOS still leaks secrets stored on encrypted drives | Ars Technica
Thumbnails from encrypted drives live on long after the drives are disconnected.
security  macos  storage 
8 weeks ago
Ten guidelines for nurturing a thriving democracy by Bertrand Russell
“we’re under a constant denial-of-service attack on our ability to think and reason"
via:1jh  politics  society  democracy  via:popular  2018  culture  media  psychology 
10 weeks ago
Body Positivity Is a Scam - Racked
How a movement intended to lift up women really just limits their acceptable emotions. Again.
via:popular  2018  culture  media  feminism 
10 weeks ago
China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other
“THE prophet Sulayman approached his son and said to him, ‘I have received a message from God. I want you to circle the Earth and see if there are more people…
via:beingtobe  via:popular  politics  2018  culture  surveillance 
10 weeks ago
Explaining the ‘Mystery’ of Numbers Stations
There are two kinds of dedicated radio listeners. Most are those who listen regularly to their FM or AM station of choice, or to a station that only broadcasts…
via:wacko42  via:popular  espionage  2018  culture 
11 weeks ago
Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future? - Bloomberg
After high school, Arnett joined the U.S. Marine Corps, in 1999. His unit, the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines—the storied Suicide Charley—took him to the other side of the world: South Korea, Japan, Thailand.
via:cronco  2018  economy  culture  politics  via:popular 
12 weeks ago
How you end up sleep-deprived matters | Ars Technica
There's more than one type of sleep deprivation, and the impacts vary.
science  sleep  psychology  health 
12 weeks ago
BYOD in SMEs linked to security incidents
Bring your own device practices have been identified as a cyber security risk for six in 10 SMEs.
via:SecurityFeed  security  business  2018 
12 weeks ago
Tech Platforms and the Knowledge Problem - American Affairs Journal
My take on the Jeffersonian/Hamiltonian divide in US political economy:
via:audrey  longread  politics  via:popular  2018  bestof  economics  money 
may 2018
Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened | Literary Hub
Hits the nail on its head. Trump is corrupt and morally bankrupt - he presides not over American interests and prosperity , but his self-started fire-sale of America’s security, health, and future.

Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened via @lithub
via:docdre  via:popular  politics  espionage  2018  bestof 
may 2018
Predators of New York – Talking Points Memo

The heir of another of these families appears to be a serial killer. The head of another of these families – sort of a cadet branch from New Jersey – got in a dispute with his brother-in-law and hired a prostitute to have sex with the brother-in-law, film the sex and blackmail him. That guy is Jared Kushner’s father. All three went to prison. That’s just a subsection of the stories which police uncovered, certainly just scratching the surface.
politics  2018  culture  money 
may 2018
Snapchat’s decline and the secret joy of internet ghost towns - The Verge
As fewer and fewer of my friends use the platform, Snapchat has become a haven from the grinding utility of the internet.

Interesting and certainly evokes nostalgia for ye olden days of Internet-past.
psychology  internet  culture 
may 2018
Report: Today The Day They Find Out You’re A Fraud
Humorous rendition of the all too real imposter syndrome.
via:amy  psychology  @lol 
may 2018
Trump vs. the “Deep State” | The New Yorker
Evan Osnos on how the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance.
via:popular  politics  2018 
may 2018
Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos – Om on Tech
RT @om: Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos, a contrast in strategies.
via:willie  via:popular 
may 2018
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