Alice Eather: Anti-fracking activist's 'black dog' never left her, family says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
When popular young Arnhem Land teacher and environmentalist took her life last month, it hit hard in a community already reeling from an uptick in Aboriginal youth suicide. However, says her father, that story is not her story. (WARNING: Story contains images of a deceased Indigenous person.) via Pocket
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10 hours ago
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The title of this essay should disturb you. We have been brought up to believe that tolerating other people is one of the things you do if you’re a nice person — whether we learned this in kindergarten or from Biblical maxims like “love your neighbor as yourself” and “do unto others. via Pocket
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20 hours ago
Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were - The New York Times
A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and beyond. via Pocket
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I hacked my body for a future that never came - The Verge
In fall 2012, I implanted a rare earth magnet in my right ring finger. Magnets were one of the most accessible forms of DIY biohacking, a niche subculture riding the start of a massive mainstream publicity wave. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Three Thoughts on Emotional Labour – GUTS
Recently a guy I went on a few dates with was going through a rough time. We were texting about it and I said “If there’s anything I can do to be supportive, please let me know.” He responded by asking me how he could accept support from me without exploiting my emotional labour. via Pocket
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2 days ago
The economics of self-service checkouts
Self-checkouts in supermarkets are increasing as businesses battle to reduce costs and increase service efficiency. But looking at the numbers, it isn’t clear that self-service is an easy win for businesses. via Pocket
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2 days ago
How midwives guide babies into the world, in Kenya, Washington and Jerusalem - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
This moment happens every minute of every day, an ancient and seemingly universal experience. In Kenya, in Washington, and in Jerusalem, the rhythms are the same. A room, a mother, and a safe pair of hands to guide the child into the world. And yet, so much is different. via Pocket
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2 days ago
So this one time at a journalism conference… – Heather Bryant – Medium
I was talking to this person whom I’d just met. They told me about their job and where they worked. They asked me about mine. I told them I’d worked in public media in Alaska before moving to the Lower 48. I was a couple of months from wrapping up my time as a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford. via Pocket
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2 days ago
All roads lead to fail in the tech career path – Marlena Compton – Medium
It has not been easy, but I am still here and contemplating the direction I want my career to take in the next 5 years, as you do. I am a white, cis, female with a secure job and a good education. This is a good amount of privilege. In tech, there are a few career paths for people to follow. via Pocket
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17 days ago
The silent partner: What it was like for journalist Eliza Harvey when her correspondent husband was shot - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
My three-year-old son Sean and I were at the local library in Sydney last week trying to get a membership. What a pain. When I got out my phone to scan my ID, I saw my husband Adam had called a couple of times. via Pocket
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29 days ago
Don’t Look Now – The New Inquiry
Fifty years ago today the New York Times made Kitty Genovese the archetypical victim of urban apathy and violence. Now we know just how wrong they were via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Why you're about to pay through the nose for power - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
It was a rare moment of triumph for a prime minister frustrated in his dealings with a difficult Senate. Just on three years ago, a jubilant Tony Abbott — having just secured agreement to vanquish the carbon tax, the handbrake on the Australian economy — appeared on national television. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
List: Excerpts from James Comey’s Opening Statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee or from Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day? - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
1. “It turned out to be just the two of us, seated at a small oval table in the center of the Green Room. Two Navy stewards waited on us, only entering the room to serve food and drinks.” 2. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
The founder of Pinboard on why understanding fandom is good for business - The Verge
Subscription-based bookmarking site Pinboard is a one-man operation, founded and maintained by former Yahoo engineer and slightly eccentric Silicon Valley figure Maciej Cegłowski. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Women over 50 are living out two fates that show feminism is an incomplete project - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Related Story: Older women forced into homelessness Related Story: Over 50 and searching for work? Good luck Related Story: 'Pleasurable' sex healthy for ageing women, risky for older men: study If every woman in the world woke up one morning, slapped herself on the forehead and said "I am via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Real Talk on Reality – the grugq – Medium
On June 5th The Intercept released an article based on an anonymously leaked Top Secret NSA document. The article was about one aspect of the Russian cyber campaign against the 2016 US election — the targeting of election device manufacturers. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
siderea | [psych, Patreon] Perfectionism, Toxic and Otherwise
There is a battle going on for the concept of "perfectionism". On one side there are the people (e.g. Hamachek) who hold that there's both healthy and unhealthy perfectionism. On the other side there are people (e.g. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Who Goes Nazi?
It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better
There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
The Myth That Humans Have Poor Smell Is Nonscents
The idea that we can’t is a 19th-century myth that was started by scientists who never actually measured our ability to detect odors. For years, John McGann has been studying the science of smell by working with rats and mice at Rutgers University. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Nick Craver - HTTPS on Stack Overflow: The End of a Long Road
Today, we deployed HTTPS by default on Stack Overflow. All traffic is now redirected to https:// and Google links will change over the next few weeks. The activation of this is quite literally flipping a switch (feature flag), but getting to that point has taken years of work. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Fitbit, Quants and Uber - Bloomberg
Last Friday, Robert Murray, a 24-year-old mechanical engineer from Chesapeake, Virginia, was arrested and charged with manipulating the stock of Fitbit Inc. Murray is not my first reader to be arrested for a financial crime. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Crafting sustainable on-call rotations – Increment: On-Call
With the advent of devops, many engineers these days find themselves participating in an on-call rotation, something that was once solely the responsibility of sysadmins or operations engineers. Carrying the pager (usually with some off-hours requirements) is not a task that most people enjoy. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
The Whole World Is Now a Message Board
For most of last year, it was hard to avoid the sensation that something had broken somewhere and the internet was leaking into real life. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners - The Atlantic
Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray. It’s a good time to be interested in the brain. Neuroscientists can now turn neurons on or off with just a flash of light, allowing them to manipulate the behavior of animals with exceptional precision. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
Australians aren't being paid for their productivity. Get set for an industrial relations war | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian
An OECD report shows that the gap between productivity and pay is wider in Australia than almost any other advanced economy, including the USA An OECD report shows that the gap between productivity and pay is wider in Australia than almost any other advanced economy, including the USA via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
Housing shortage not always to blame for soaring property prices, report suggests - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Housing supply in Sydney and Perth has not been keeping up with demand, yet a new report has found all capital cities are failing to provide enough affordable options to manage the country's housing crisis. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
Generational evolution forces Nationals to consider adopting emissions intensity scheme
Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement The Sydney Morning Herald News site of the year Federal Politics Subscribe Login Sign-up Become a SMH member today! Join today and you can easily save your favour via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
Did Disney Ruin Pixar? - The Atlantic
For 15 years, the animation studio was the best on the planet. Then Disney bought it. A well-regarded Hollywood insider recently suggested that sequels can represent “a sort of creative bankruptcy. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago
How would the U.S. media cover James Comey’s firing if it happened in another country?
The latest installment of an occasional series in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago
Mansplaining and the Power of Naming | The Bias
Every few weeks, a man jumps into my mentions to ask me why “mansplaining” is a word. These conversations tend to follow a familiar pattern: multiple women respond with their own experiences of being ‘splained at, and how the word is useful to describe a particular pattern of sexist behavior. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago
Troy Hunt: Reckon you've seen some stupid security things? Here, hold my beer...
Naturally, I passed it on because let's face it, that's some crazy shit going on right there. To which the Twitters responded with equal parts abject horror and berating comments for not having already identified this as a joke circulating on Reddit. But here's the thing - it's feasible. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago
siderea | [psych/clin, law/gov, socjust, Patreon] Violence and Mental Illness: How Not to Do Social Justice
Back in April, I alluded to how I had a post brewing on how "Claiming That Mental Illness Has Nothing To Do With Committing Violence Actually Is Terrible and Counterproductive", yet is something that people on the Left do all the time. via Pocket
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april 2017
Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language
CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth. via Pocket
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april 2017
siderea | [anthro, Patreon] Where Geek Girls Come From
Many years ago, the father of a baby girl posted to an email list I was on. It was an email list largely populated by computer geeks, and he posted to ask what he could to as a father to cultivate geekiness in his daughter as she grew. via Pocket
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april 2017
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