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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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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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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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2 days 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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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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7 days 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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8 days 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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8 days 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 days 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 days 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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10 days 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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10 days 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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11 days 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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24 days 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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25 days ago
Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online | Open Culture
Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online: Stalker, Solaris, The Mirror, Andrei Rublev:
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25 days 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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26 days 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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27 days 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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28 days ago
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Thread on how Artificial Intelligence has been anticipated as just around the corner for decades
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29 days 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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29 days 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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29 days 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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29 days 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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29 days 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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29 days 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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29 days 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 weeks ago
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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4 weeks ago
(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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4 weeks ago
Secret colours of the Commodore 64
This is an excellent technical article, breaking down a complicated programming subject with aplomb.
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5 weeks ago
Blake Lively, Chelsea Clinton to Be Honored at Power of Women New York | Variety
"In partnership with Lifetime..." It's a Lifetime® Impact award.

Cool trolling though.
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2006 NYT on Manafort's client Deripaska has fun cameo from mob boss who ran a gambling ring out of Trump Tower…
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yes. marketing is the first concern
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This tweet represents one of the greatest mistakes of New York Times: Failing to start every tweet with "Word up!…
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5 weeks ago
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Good parenting advice too
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5 weeks ago
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no one does this. this cannot be.
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Report: FBI looking into Breitbart, InfoWars, etc. as part of Russia probe
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5 weeks ago
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Garcetti gives ICE a firm "go fuck yourself."
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5 weeks ago
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conservatives are honestly so funny
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5 weeks ago
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why does mike huckabee's son look like mike huckabee's dad
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5 weeks ago
A 20% turnout in L.A.'s mayoral election wasn't a record low after all, final results show - LA Times
A 20% turnout in L.A.'s mayoral election wasn't a record low after all, final results show
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5 weeks ago
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UXD tip: make the consequences of choices clear
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As a fierce ASOIAF fan & socialist Texan who hates Greg Assbutt, I am livid about this book title. This fuckin knee…
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5 weeks ago
Guemil Project
The Guemil Project is an open source pictogram initiative oriented to risk and emergency situations:
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5 weeks ago
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Interesting interactive map from , showing nationwide noise levels from freeways and aviation. Here's L.A.:…
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5 weeks ago
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undercut + no beard = fashy
undercut + beard = basic hipster
no undercut + beard = brocialist
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Can we please not do the "you didn't predict the outcome of an election, therefore your reporting is invalid" thing…
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5 weeks ago
The Trump Campaign Has Been Under Investigation Since July
James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., and Mike Rogers, the head of the N.S.A., publicly revealed an ongoing investigation into possible ties between the…
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5 weeks ago
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A good joke takes the longest route possible from Point A to Point B. See Fig 1:
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5 weeks ago
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Annnnd here's the creator of Marvel's Iron Fist on the whitewashing controversy
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I'd also like people to appreciate the implications: academia is not a meritocracy, but an arrangement of social ne…
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Comte Zéro, by William Gibson. La Découverte, 1986. Cover by Eric Provoost.
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5 weeks ago
Forbes Welcome
Does dark matter exist, or is gravity wrong?
The answer lies billions of years in the past; we don't know it, yet!
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Compare Trump's body language meeting Saudi prince (Kushner on Couch of course) vs new leader of free world Merkel…
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Democrats - Why is this so hard? This is a stolen seat & the legitimacy of Trump Presidency is in question. Just re…
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So.... the FBI can't tell me the domain names it bought in a given year because it's an "unreasonably burdensome se…
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5/ Here's a video of that exchange, in which was met with a mix of incredulity and doubt for even sugges…
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No tablets or laptops allowed in the cabin. Punishing students, business people, families with children - and for w…
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