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Artificial Intelligence: The Park Rangers of the Anthropocene - The Atlantic
In Australia, autonomous killer robots are set to invade the Great Barrier Reef. Their target is the crown-of-thorns starfish—a malevolent pincushion with a voracious appetite for corals. To protect ailing reefs, divers often cull the starfish by injecting them with bile or vinegar. But a team of Australian scientists has developed intelligent underwater robots called COTSBots that can do the same thing. The yellow bots have learned to identify the starfish among the coral, and can execute them by lethal injection.
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2 days ago
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"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell" Edward Abbey
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5 days ago
iTunes' Terms And Conditions Turned Into A Satirical Graphic Novel
“Terms and Conditions: A Graphic Novel” is the word-for-word 94-page adaptation which puts Steve Jobs at the centerstage as he recites the legal agreement. Every page is drawn in a different style, paying homage to classics like Garfield, The Simpsons, Wonder Woman, Tintin or Peanuts among others.
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6 days ago
Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in / Boing Boing
John Deere is notorious for arguing that farmers who buy its tractors actually "license" them because Deere still owns the copyright to the tractors' software; in 2015, the US Copyright Office affirmed that farmers were allowed to jailbreak their tractors to effect repairs and modifications.
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6 days ago
Instead of Checking Social Media, I Eat a Bag of Nails - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
It was then when a light went on in my head. Ever since, any time I get the urge to check social media I eat a bag of nails instead…. and I haven’t felt this good in months!
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6 days ago
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Threading of discussions is an enduring challenge.
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6 days ago
GitHub's new Balanced Employee IP Agreement (BEIPA) lets workers keep the IP when they use company resources for personal projects — Quartz
Today the code-sharing platform announced a new policy, the Balanced Employee IP Agreement (BEIPA). This allows its employees to use company equipment to work on personal projects in their free time, which can occur during work hours, without fear of being sued for the IP. As long as the work isn’t related to GitHub’s own “existing or prospective” products and services, the employee owns it.
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7 days ago
How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse - CNN.com
Many of the world's elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.
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8 days ago
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“...it’s just that I like to work on projects that incorporate math, computer science, and more artistic elements,”
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11 days ago
xkcd: Chat Systems
I need to make image embedding possible for these weekly posts
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13 days ago
Gene drives could halt malaria in West Africa — if residents agree to it
These scientists are planning to release mosquitoes equipped with “gene drives,” a technology that overrides nature’s genetic rules to give every baby mosquito a certain trait that normally only half would acquire. Once such an insect gets out into the wild, it will move indiscriminately and spread its modified trait without respect for political borders.
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14 days ago
PHP Live Regex
For wrestling regex in PHP my new fave tool is along w/ trusty FYI
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18 days ago
execute PHP online - functions-online
For wrestling regex in PHP my new fave tool is along w/ trusty FYI
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18 days ago
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Seven years ago, I created this twitter account. This is for all of you. I didn't expect to cry today.
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19 days ago
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Is it just me, or do other people silently scream into a pillow when they get automatic thank you DMs?
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19 days ago
Can the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Be Found in Cuba? | Audubon
Gallagher helped her purify water for the group, impressed with how much more convenient it was than a camping straw, which filters bacteria one sip at a time and does not filter viruses and which was all he carried in his bag, though he has neither a naiveté about waterborne illness nor an ironclad digestive tract. A partial list of places where Gallagher has suffered severe gastrointestinal distress includes: Mexico, Costa Rica, and Peru. In Mexico, he also got Hepatitis A. Which is a virus.
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22 days ago
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Beautiful! Also you guys better keep an eye out for clouds like this given Trump is cutting NOAA's weather program…
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24 days ago
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this is the future communists want
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24 days ago
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Use :not to Save Time and Lines of Code
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24 days ago
Untitled (http://payingtheprice.keeganslw.com)
Exported my notes from (Kindle) to HTML. Now I’m hosting them at (now they’re -able). 👍
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25 days ago
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How'd you spend your before school time? Mixing music with my friends in Ms deBecze's class
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25 days ago
CocaCola Mentos cosa succederà?? - YouTube
In other news, Miles has YouTube channel and made his first Mentos exploding soda video in italian
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25 days ago
Radio Diaries
another project to add to y'all's list?
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26 days ago
My FreeCell Win Percentage is All I Have - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
The events of 2016 and ensuing chaos that seems to be 2017 have destroyed every illusion of control I thought I had over my life. So no, I do not think I’m placing too much weight on the value of my FreeCell win percentage, thank you very much.
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26 days ago
This site is “taking the edge off rant mode” by making readers pass a quiz before commenting » Nieman Journalism Lab
Digital security is a controversial topic, and the conversation around security issues can become heated. But the conversation in the comments of the article was respectful and productive: Commenters shared links to books and other research, asked clarifying questions, and offered constructive feedback.

The team at NRKbeta attributes the civil tenor of its comments to a feature it introduced last month. On some stories, potential commenters are now required to answer three basic multiple-choice questions about the article before they’re allowed to post a comment. (For instance, in the digital surveillance story: “What does DGF stand for?”)
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26 days ago
Exploring the world of digital detoxing | The Policy and Internet Blog
The analogy between sugary, salty, or fatty foods and seductive technologies is drawn a lot — it was even made by danah boyd in 2009. Digital detoxing comes from a standpoint that tech companies aren’t necessarily working to enable meaningful connection, and are instead aiming to “hook” people in. That’s often compared to food companies that exist to make a profit rather than improve your individual nutrition, using whatever salt, sugar, flavourings, or packaging they have at their disposal to make you keep coming back.

There are two different ways of “fixing” perceived problems with tech: there’s technical fixes that might only let you use the site for certain amounts of time, or re-designing it so that it’s less seductive; then there’s normative fixes, which could be on an individual level deciding to make a change, or even society wide, like the French labour law giving the “right to disconnect” from work emails on evenings and weekends.

One that sort of embodies both of these is The Time Well Spent project, run by Tristan Harris and the OII’s James Williams. They suggest different metrics for tech platforms, such as how well they enable good experiences away from the computer altogether. Like organic food stickers, they’ve suggested putting a stamp on websites whose companies have these different metrics. That could encourage people to demand better online experiences, and encourage tech companies to design accordingly.
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26 days ago
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Hey fans of Mammal March Madness, it's time! Email me your bracket if you want to go dancing!…
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28 days ago
Ushahidi
Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team.
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28 days ago
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Hello, I'm Renee. I am not a computer scientist &often write "spaghetti code". I'd barely be able to code at all w/…
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4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
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After this trip to Sweden, it's been hard not do. Remain a tremendous fan of -and even :)
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4 weeks ago
Competitive Eating Was Even More Disgusting in the 17th Century | Atlas Obscura
Among the suggested meals to give the “most exorbitant paunchmonger” were a wheelbarrow full of tripe, as many puddings as would stretch across the Thames, and an entire fat calf or sheep.
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4 weeks ago
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Pedagogical workshop with about open online courses. Awesome stuff!…
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5 weeks ago
Student Media and Domains – Adam Croom
Just published a really cool story about how open web fever has spread to one campus dept. "Student Media + Domains"
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5 weeks ago
A Surreal Trip to a Domain-Names Conference - The Atlantic
As a person who grew up online during the heyday of weird domain hacks, I mostly thought of domain names as a very niche genre of experimental poetry, one in which radical constraints (availability, brevity, the cadence of an interrupting “dot”) produce small, densely packed pockets of internet magic.
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5 weeks ago
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6 weeks ago
Trump ran a campaign based on intelligence security. That’s not how he’s governing. - The Washington Post
Phones — especially phones with their flashes turned on for improved visibility — are portable television satellite trucks and, if compromised, can be used to get a great deal of information about what’s happening nearby, unless precautions are taken.
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6 weeks ago
The Fridge
making a fridge: riffing on more to do.
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6 weeks ago
ANTH 101 Rebirth – Bionic Teaching
Paying very close attention to ongoing, amazing work is doing with and Ryan Klataske on Anth101
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6 weeks ago
January 17, 2017 : The Daily Papert
School treats them like children in an impoverishing sense where children are assumed to be people who don’t have good ideas, whose knowledge is limited, who have to be told rather than exploring, discovering, creating, possessing knowledge. I think that’s the shift that we can bring around, about, and we have to … I see setting up that vision as the most important, maybe the most important act in the world because all the other things like saving the environment and the planet will flow from new ways of thinking that depend in turn on children growing up with a different relationship to knowledge and with the world, and a different vision of themselves.”
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6 weeks ago
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when u fix a bug in production with the github dot com editor
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6 weeks ago
you-draw-it - bl.ocks.org
How to do that awesome draw/predict the chart interactive piece from NYT
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6 weeks ago
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This is next-level open/connected learning stuff. Amazing. Congrats, , et al.
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6 weeks ago
Where To Catch Me
For personal reasons, I stopped accepting ordinary speaking engagements in August 2002. Your offer will have to be exceptionally interesting to pass my filters.
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6 weeks ago
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Americans don't "stand" with the Executive branch against the Judicial branch. We stand with our Constitution and i…
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6 weeks ago
The Final Flight of Martin McNally | Feature | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times
But nothing could have prepared McNally for the interference of a young Florissant businessman, David Hanley, who was among the bystanders ogling the drama from the terminal.

Hanley did not remain a bystander for long. As the jet taxied down the runway, its massive engines revving in preparation for takeoff, Hanley's 1971 Cadillac Eldorado crashed through the runway's perimeter, battering through a fence at 80 miles per hour on a collision course with Flight 119.

The plane, heavy with fuel, was essentially a bomb with wings. Over the intercom, the captain's voice crackled with panic. "Oh my god, there's a vehicle on the runway!"
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6 weeks ago
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“WordPress is the Windows of the web (in the best possible way)”
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Good stuff from on continuing to be a great space for learning.
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