#102 Long Distance by Reply All from Gimlet Media
"This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman."
june 2018
BBC Radio 4 - Drama, Mythos, Mythos
"A new paranormal drama by award-winning writer and director Julian Simpson, starring Nicola Walker."
april 2018
Get Together
"Get Together is an open source event manager for local communities."
free  software 
april 2018
Dickheads Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud
"Philip K Dick themed Podcast launching 4/18! Monthly review of each of his novels in publication order! Hosted by David Agranoff & Anthony Trevino."
podcasts  books 
april 2018
Newsboat — Linux software in the Snap Store
"Newsboat is a fork of Newsbeuter, an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text
console. The only difference is that Newsboat is actively maintained
while Newsbeuter isn't."
news  rss  software 
april 2018
"The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the 'corporate web'."
april 2018
Current Status (v1.0) - The Political Web's Front Page - By What The Fuck Just Happened Today
"Think of Current Status as a news aggregator, providing a consensus view of the top U.S. political news stories right now from a diverse cross-section of the news media ecosystem."
april 2018
A $29 Million Cryptocurrency Donation Just Funded Every Project On Donor's Choose
"Earlier this week, the public school crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org, which lets teachers ask for contributions to fund important classroom needs or projects, had 35,647 open campaigns. Now all of them were fulfilled by a $29 million donation from Ripple, a cryptocurrency startup, which contributed that equivalent value in XRP, the digital coin that it uses in transactions."
charity  business  education 
april 2018
Florida Gov. says yes to daylight saving time year-round
"Florida Gov. Rick Scott is signing off on a measure that would let Florida stay on daylight saving time all year long."
march 2018
Intercepted | The Intercept
"At The Intercept, we believe in holding those in power accountable, and our commitment to exposing injustice couldn’t be any more urgent than right now. On our weekly podcast Intercepted, co-founder Jeremy Scahill and his guests give a deep analysis of the crucial issues of our time — from national security and civil liberties to foreign policy and police brutality. And we hear from artists, writers, and thinkers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in. "
march 2018
The Provocation and Power of 'Black Panther' - The Atlantic
The biggest success of the new Marvel film isn't representation, but its contemplation of identity, responsibility, and the future of a diaspora in an interconnected world.
february 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88 - The New York Times
"Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 88."
january 2018
Signal >> Blog >> Standalone Signal Desktop
"Signal Desktop is now available in a new, standalone form, and the Chrome App has been deprecated.

The new desktop version of Signal runs independently of your browser."
software  messaging 
november 2017
On The Young Turks, Angelo Carusone explains the new fake news and misinformation ecosystem
"...most of that misinformation is coming from the same places, at least the ideas for it. It's these online communities like 4chan and 8chan, which are really functioning like virtual publications now. They're actually creating and driving a lot of what become narratives. And then you sort of have this second layer of storytellers, which are largely websites that are not designed for ideological purposes, but just to get a mild traffic here or there.

And then the third piece is this distribution network and what we found is an asymmetry, that on Facebook alone conservative leaning, right-leaning sites -- communities are two and a half times the size of the aggregated amount of left-leaning ones."
media  news 
october 2017
aka Wyatt Cenac - Topic
"Writer, director, and performer Wyatt Cenac stars in this new digital series about a Brooklyn resident moonlighting as a crime-fighting vigilante, confronting self-absorbed parents, upstart artisanal-mustard shops, and his own relevance in the world."
movies  humor 
october 2017
Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ - The New York Times
"Extreme rainfall, along with the potential for destructive earthquakes and tsunamis, make Tokyo and the neighboring port city of Yokohama the riskiest metropolitan area in the world, according to a 2014 study of natural disaster risks by the Swiss Re reinsurance firm."
climate  flood  japan 
october 2017
Vagrant by HashiCorp
"Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in a single workflow."
programming  software 
october 2017
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