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China Shatters “Spooky Action at a Distance” Record, Preps for Quantum Internet
Credit: Alfred Pasieka Getty Images In a landmark study, a team of Chinese scientists using an experimental satellite has tested quantum entanglement over…
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6 days ago
Black Box Specters - Haunted Ohio Books
Black box spectres Having been hit with a touch of summer cholera, today I present, with minimal commentary two bizarre stories of black box spectres, one from…
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12 days ago
The billionaire GOP patron behind Trump's social media bot army
A GOP donor who once had ties to IBM is the man behind the millions of Twitter bots President Trump counts on as followers who could be employed to target…
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13 days ago
Haruki Murakami’s Advice to Young Writers
Photo by Ole Jensen / Getty Images International best-seller Haruki Murakami has a new short story collection out, entitled Men Without Women . To celebrate,…
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15 days ago
Bernie Sanders Loves This $1 Trillion War Machine
The socialist trumpets his antiwar record. But he doesn’t mind expensive war machines—if they’re based in his home state. Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The…
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15 days ago
The Alt-Left is Losing Its Mind - And People Are Noticing
With Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accords, the revelation that Jared Kushner created a secret line of communication to talk with the…
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19 days ago
Analysis | A new expert survey finds warning signs for the state of American democracy
The Capitol is illuminated before sunrise in Washington. (Bloomberg) The decline of democracies is not as dramatic as it used to be. Instead of military coups,…
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27 days ago
Russia Duped Bernie Fans via Facebook, San Diego Dems Told - Times of San Diego
Share This Article: By Ken Stone Updated at 6:15 p.m. March 24, 2017 Oliver Mitov was dispatched by the Kremlin to get Bernie Sanders fans to vote third-party…
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4 weeks ago
Classic Story Structures and What They Teach Us About Novel Plotting | Jane Friedman
Photo credit: quapan via Visualhunt.com / CC BY Today’s guest post by Jess Lourey ( @jesslourey ) is adapted and reprinted with permission from Rewrite Your…
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4 weeks ago
Toxic Plants
Blog Twitter Facebook Youtube Pintrist Chinese Information About CFA Contacts News Press Releases Newsletter Archives Special Offers CFA Info Our History CFA…
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5 weeks ago
rigorousintuition.ca • View topic - William Dudley Pelley, International Fascism & Sirius
Print view Board index General Discussion and Exchange General Discussion Moderators: DrVolin , Wombaticus Rex , Jeff Post a reply 18 posts • • 1 , 2 by…
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5 weeks ago
The Personal-Essay Boom Is Over
A genre that partially defined the last decade of the Internet has essentially disappeared. Credit ILLUSTRATION BY ELENA XAUSA There’s a certain kind of…
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5 weeks ago
Intro to Beautiful Soup | Programming Historian
Version: Python 2.7.2 and BeautifulSoup 4. This tutorial assumes basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and the DocumentObject Model . It also assumes some knowledge of…
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5 weeks ago
Basic Text Processing in R | Programming Historian
Learning Goals A substantial amount of historical data is now available in the form of raw, digitized text. Common examples include letters, newspaper articles,…
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5 weeks ago
An Introduction to Twitterbots with Tracery | Programming Historian
An Introduction to Twitter Bots with Tracery Bots are programmatic creations that do work for us. If you’re a Russian hacker , a bot is a way of flooding media…
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5 weeks ago
Eye Magazine | Opinion | Inner space man
Monday, 10:00am 15 May 2017 Inner space man Rick Poynor Mike Halliwell’s montages illustrate J. G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition with a flair that evokes…
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5 weeks ago
How to Stay Sane if Trump is Driving You Insane: Advice From a Therapist
“I feel like I’ve lost faith in humanity, in our country, in myself,” a client told me recently. “Is this depression, or is this the election?” “Good question,”…
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6 weeks ago
Cthulhu plays no role for me
Still from Fab­rizio Terranova’s ‘Don­na Har­away: Sto­ry­telling for Earth­ly Sur­vival’ (2016) Don­na Haraway’s most famous piece of writ­ing declared itself…
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6 weeks ago
From The FDA Files – L. Ron Hubbard’s OSS/CIA Connection: Charles Parker Morgan
. One tiny little line, buried in an innocuous-looking document, is all it took to break the logjam concerning OSS/CIA involvement in Dianetics right from the…
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6 weeks ago
Video SEO: The Definitive Guide
Video SEO: The Definitive Guide This guide has everything you need to know about video SEO . So if you want to rank your videos on YouTube and Google , you’re…
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7 weeks ago
A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names
Preface – 10 May 2015: Here are links to my follow-up posts related to the investigative report below. 6 Apr 2015 About that Hugo Nomination… 13 Apr 2015…
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7 weeks ago
"Notes on Writing Weird Fiction" by H. P. Lovecraft
My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearlyand detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary…
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7 weeks ago
H.P. Lovecraft Gives Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story, or Any Piece of “Weird Fiction”
Image by Lucius B. Truesdell, via Wikimedia Commons Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th century—originally used by Irish gothic writer…
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7 weeks ago
The Story Behind Los Angeles' Beautiful, Ephemeral Jacaranda Blooms
Jacaranda trees in South Pasadena (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Jacaranda season may be brief, but for a short burst of time all of Los Angeles seems to…
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7 weeks ago
Stephen King's Top 20 Rules For Writers
Stephen King’s books have sold over 350 million copies. Like them or loathe them, you have to admit that’s impressive. King’s manual On Writing reveals that…
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7 weeks ago
The Literary Art of Drunken Secret-Telling
Two years ago, I reread the entire Harry Potter series from start to finish over the course of about a month. This was a reread for comfort: I’d already read…
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7 weeks ago
Seven Theories of the Case: What Do We Really Know about L’Affaire Russe and What Could it All Mean?
Today, Lawfare is launching a detailed, annotated set of links laying out the known facts about L’Affaire Russe . We will keep this resource page updated as new…
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7 weeks ago
Their Charming Man: Dispatches from the Latino-Morrissey Love-In
EXPAND Morrissey at the Observatory's When We Were Young festival. Oh, and #fucktrump Chris Victorio Y UMA The crowd chants, "Me-xi-co! Me-xi-co!" in an attempt…
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7 weeks ago
I Was Supposed to Be a Fyre Festival Model, Then Saw It Was a Debacle (Guest Column)
Amanda Riley, one of the models and Instagram influencers who had been invited by the festival to attend for free, shares her travel story — and change of…
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8 weeks ago
| In Defense of ObscurantismCritical-Theory.com
The title of this post is something of a lie. This will not be a post that defends “obscurantism” in any way. But in light of all the nonsense between Zizek and…
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8 weeks ago
CESNUR 2004 - The Master Race and the Family of Light: Conflict, Spiritual Purification and Bio-Political Agendas in JJ Hurtak's 'Book of Knowledge', by Carol S. Matthews
The Master Race and the Family of Light: Conflict, Spiritual Purification and Bio-Political Agendas in JJ Hurtak's "Book of Knowledge"
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8 weeks ago
How to Write an Effective CV — 5 Steps From the Experts
This guest post was written by Keenan Manning, a Project Associate at the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, originally published…
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8 weeks ago
My Father Spent 30 Years in Prison, And I Don't Want Him to Text Me
Last November, my mother me called around 10 p.m. My boyfriend and I were in the middle of dinner — we eat late because of his work schedule — and I squinted at…
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8 weeks ago
The Subtle Design Features That Make Cities Feel More Hostile
None-too-subtle spikes at the 18th-century Miles Brewton House in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo: Spencer Means/CC BY-SA 2.0 ) There’s a fearsome fence…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | How Wrestling Explains Alex Jones and Donald Trump
Alex Jones, the conspiracist at the helm of the alt-news outlet InfoWars, used an unusual defense in a custody hearing in Texas last week. His ex-wife had…
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8 weeks ago
Imagined Futures | Roundtable
We see those who created versions of the future in the early modern age in terms of adornments; a steampunk sky scattered with retrofitted airships, Tesla…
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8 weeks ago
10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine
I recently gave the closing keynote at the 2012 MFA Interaction Design Festival , a full-day event held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, to celebrate the work of the…
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8 weeks ago
Russia’s Shadow-War in a Wary Europe
As the French prepare to vote Sunday in a presidential election marked by acrimonious debate about Russian influence in Europe, there’s little doubt about which…
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9 weeks ago
What is quantum entanglement? Part 2: Randomness and measurement
This is part 2 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read here . So, by…
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9 weeks ago
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black
Rajah Bose I 'm sitting across from Rachel Dolezal, and she looks... white. Not a little white, not racially ambiguous. Dolezal looks really, really white. She…
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9 weeks ago
A Contactee Album!
A Contactee Album The so-called “contactees” of the 1950s have always amused and fascinated me, since my childhood days. In recently scouring the internet for…
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9 weeks ago
B:.B:. ©
Since I first wrote this essay in 1946, some of the more ominous predictions have been fulfilled. Public employees have been subjected to the indignity of…
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9 weeks ago
What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles
If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also have heard…
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9 weeks ago
Death of a Dystopian
David Crowley began keeping a journal in April of 2014. He was twenty-eight years old, and he lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with his wife, Komel, and their…
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9 weeks ago
How Not to Talk to Your Kids
That sold me. I’d thought “praise junkie” was just an expression—but suddenly, it seemed as if I could be setting up my son’s brain for an actual chemical need…
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9 weeks ago
Norway to open a doomsday vault to preserve World's information
When Doomsday comes what will we need? Norwegians say: seeds & books.
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11 weeks ago
Building In the Shadow of Our Own Destruction
But after I'd written 5-6 of these, I wrote one I thought was worth sharing. So here it is, on architecture:
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12 weeks ago
Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online | Open Culture
Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online: Stalker, Solaris, The Mirror, Andrei Rublev:
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12 weeks ago
Watching the hearings, I learned my "Bernie bro" harassers may have been Russian bots - Shareblue
Watching the Intel Hearings, I learned my "Bernie Bro" harassers may have been Russian bots. By
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12 weeks ago
Home - Upcoming
is the first major website to swap back to the original owner and use Archive Team's grab t…
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12 weeks ago
Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN? — Krebs on Security
Ppl keep asking me but Kreb's article on VPN finally nails it: Nothing has really changed and most VPNs are scams
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12 weeks ago
Twitter
Thread on how Artificial Intelligence has been anticipated as just around the corner for decades
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12 weeks ago
What George W. Bush Really Thought of Trump’s Inauguration
Whenever historians write about Trump's inauguration, we *will* quote Pres. Bush's take: "That was some weird shit."
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12 weeks ago
FBI Director James Comey Tried To Reveal Russian Tampering Months Before Election
Newsweek: Comey tried to reveal Russian tampering months before election via op-ed, but Obama admin blocked him
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12 weeks ago
Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna - The Crux
Massive tunnels in South America are likely the work of long-extinct giant mammals:
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12 weeks ago
The Gnostic Robert Frost - Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
Gnostic Frost: writes on the mystic side of the great American poet.
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12 weeks ago
Log In - New York Times
It's not just factory workers. 53 stock pickers at BlackRock just lost their jobs to machines:
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12 weeks ago
Explainer, Elucidator, Enchanter: A Gradation of Great Writing
In a recent conversation with a friend, I found myself struggling to convey the hierarchy of good writing, particularly of good science writing — a hierarchy…
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12 weeks ago
Untitled (http://fortune.com/2017/03/29/facebook-google-fake-news/)
Facebook and Google can't fix fake news, says, because it's a human problem and not a technical one
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12 weeks ago
Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Black holes…
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12 weeks ago
BREAKING: Trump Administration Omits LGBTQ People from 2020 Census | Out Magazine
hi there. your ol buddy cohen here. just wanted to say this is terrifying. this is the Judenzählung all over again
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12 weeks ago
McCall's 6102 or Why I Sew
McCall’s 6102 or Why I Sew I used to not care so much about birthdays. I didn’t hate them, but I didn’t look forward to them either. When it came to gifts, I…
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12 weeks ago
Collectly is moving debt collection online | TechCrunch
I want to restate how gross it is that YCombinator is funding a debt collection startup for medical bills in 2017
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12 weeks ago
State of Being: Envisioning California
Lynell George “I could remember everything about California, but I couldn’t feel it. I tried to get my mind to remember something I could feel about it, but it…
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march 2017
FedEx will give you $5 to reinstall Flash - The Verge
File under: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NOPE
FedEx will give you $5 to reinstall Flash
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march 2017
(429) https://www.quora.com/What-happens-if-someone-gets-explosive-diarrhea-in-space
On Apollo 8, Frank Borman became the first human to have explosive diarrhea IN SPAAAACE
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march 2017
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