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I Befriended My Instagram Hacker | Backchannel
Mohamad, my hacker, had an air of desperation about him. When he got emails in English announcing that he was a lottery winner, or promising him access to a fat…
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8 hours ago
Opinion | The Nation is reviewing a story casting doubt on Russian hack of DNC
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via Associated Press) There is some discontent in the Nation. Staffers and…
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Stories Claiming DNC Hack Was 'Inside Job' Rely Heavily On A Stupid Conversion Error No 'Forensic Expert' Would Make
from the don't-trust-anonymous-sources-unless-you-agree-with-them dept While we wait for the Mueller investigation to clearly illustrate if and how Russia…
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yesterday
Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?
The recent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white-supremacist rally has stoked some Americans’ fears of a new civil war. Photograph by Glenna Gordon…
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2 days ago
How the West can stop losing the war on Russian disinformation
This time last summer, as the presidential candidates locked down their respective nominations, before we woke up to Russian meddling in our electoral…
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4 days ago
So, you want to work in security? – freeCodeCamp
So, you want to work in security? E very once in a while, I’ll get an email from an eager stranger asking for advice on how to have a career in security…
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4 days ago
Twitter
This is not a logic based strategy at all, in fact it mostly chaos based
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5 days ago
A Pet Capybara: Should I Have One?
I have spent several years in close/intimate contact with both pet capybaras and capybaras who live as part of a herd with other capybaras. Romeo and Tuff’n.…
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8 days ago
Ethereum Is Coding's New Wild West | Backchannel
Pelle Braendgaard has the textbook bio of an old-guard programmer. At 12, he often went to his local computer store in Denmark to write BASIC code on an…
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8 days ago
Making the Pitch
Writers: Welcome to our ongoing professional development series with practical advice on breaking into journalism and building up a portfolio. This, from s.e.…
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9 days ago
The Toxic Drama of YA Twitter
The Black Witch , a debut young-adult fantasy novel by Laurie Forest, was still seven weeks from its May 1 publication date, but positive buzz was already…
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10 days ago
When Bernie Sanders, Conventional Politician, Called for Still More Mass Incarceration
It’s past time for the Vermont pol to start explaining himself. Could Bernie Sanders be starting to look ever so slightly like just another pol? Not to his…
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13 days ago
Alternative Photography - Printing Photos on Objects: 4 Steps
Liquid Light is probably one of the coolest inventions in photographic history. It basically allows you to print photographs onto anything and everything using…
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15 days ago
The Newly Released JFK Files Lend Credence to a Few Major Conspiracy Theories
President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline ride with secret agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas,…
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15 days ago
Why the Raw, Animalistic Female Libido Is Repressed
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com My friend Dan Bergner has a book out covering recent and in some ways possibly startling research on women’s sexuality,…
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17 days ago
Read the Full Text of Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Atlantic
The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei…
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17 days ago
My $169 development Chromebook
How Chrome OS, Termux, YubiKey & Duo Mobile make for great usable security Backstory In the last year while talking to respected security-focused engineers &…
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20 days ago
The U.S. Military Believes People Have a Sixth Sense
In 2014, the Office of Naval Research embarked on a four-year, $3.85 million research program to explore the phenomena it calls premonition and intuition, or “…
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27 days ago
Reptile Cult Feud Ends in Death
Microsoft is going after Fancy Bear, the Russian hacking group that targeted the DNC, by wresting control of domain names controlled by the foreign spies. A new…
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27 days ago
Putin’s Hackers Now Under Attack—From Microsoft
Microsoft is going after Fancy Bear, the Russian hacking group that targeted the DNC, by wresting control of domain names controlled by the foreign spies. A new…
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27 days ago
The Single Reason Why People Can't Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist
"Why is so much writing so hard to understand? Why must a typical reader struggle to follow an academic article, the fine print on a tax return, or the…
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4 weeks ago
Opinion | Please Prove You’re Not a Robot
Brandon Blommaert When science fiction writers first imagined robot invasions, the idea was that bots would become smart and powerful enough to take over the…
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4 weeks ago
Cyberwarfare has taken a new turn. Yes, it’s time to worry.
(Ritchie B. Tongo/European Pressphoto Agency) The recent “ ransomware ” events created headaches and headlines — but also masked a greater cyber-issue: chaos…
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4 weeks ago
The House Of Worship The Cheesecake Factory Built
Sacred Architecture A well-funded California religious order announced plans to build a sanctuary. Then the battle lines were drawn. Photographer Aaron Wojack…
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4 weeks ago
Jolly Roger’s Security Guide for Beginners
GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS DeepDotWeb.com is proud to present the “Jolly Roger’s Security Guide for Beginners.” This Guide was made by the Jolly Roger — we found…
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4 weeks ago
How Not To Get Phished
Password managers are your best defense against phishing, and phishing is one of the best reasons to use a password manager. A clever phishing campaign is…
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4 weeks ago
Memory and Disintegration in the work of W.G. Sebald and The Caretaker
Advertisements This paper was delivered at the Resonant Edge Hauntology Symposium on the 15/06/2017. Full interviews with Grant Gee and James Leyland Kirby will…
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5 weeks ago
Roswell, Mind-Control & "The Traveler" | Mysterious Universe
Just a few days ago I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe on the possibility that one of the many and varied so-called “Contactees” of the 1950s might…
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5 weeks ago
John Dee, Master of Magick, Spoke to Angels and Changed History
John Dee – the all-time master of magick, and the creator (along with Edward Kelly) of Enochian magick – may also have single-handedly created the modern world.…
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5 weeks ago
This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past
Mikhail Leonov/Shutterstock No, seriously. MIKE MCRAE 6 JUL 2017 One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea –…
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6 weeks ago
Geoff Dyer, The Art of Nonfiction No. 6
On the roof of Crownstone Court, Brixton, 1988. Born in Cheltenham in 1958, educated at Oxford, Geoff Dyer considers his upbringing “archetypal, in a way,” and…
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6 weeks ago
Why Millennials Yearn for Magical School - Uncanny Magazine
When will my letter come? It’s something so many of us think in one form or another. We stare out the window and we look for an owl. We look into the ocean,…
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6 weeks ago
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens:…
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6 weeks ago
The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard
Untitled (Vehicle) , 2013. [ Jim Kazanjian ] Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in 1890; James Graham Ballard died in 2009. Together these two writers spanned…
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6 weeks ago
23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable
You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things you can do…
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6 weeks ago
The White House Is Promoting an Anti-Journalism Conspiracy Theory
Thigh-High Politics is an op-ed column by Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally…
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6 weeks ago
The Majestic 12 Documents Are Back... | Mysterious Universe
Just like an over-the-hill, bloated rock band that doesn’t know when it’s time to retire and go away forever, the notorious saga of Majestic 12 is hitting the…
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7 weeks ago
The Hoaxers: A Sordid History of "Anomalous Mail" and Bogus UFO Documents | Mysterious Universe
Throughout the 1960s, Fortean researcher John Keel, author of The Mothman Prophecies and a number of other decidedly weird, but thoughtful books on the…
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7 weeks ago
Anita Sarkeesian's astounding 'garbage human' moment
Anita Sarkeesian Steve Mack / Getty Images A phone camera is trained on Anita Sarkeesian as she prepares to speak on a panel. In footage later posted online,…
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7 weeks ago
Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something
J essica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front…
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7 weeks ago
We Analyzed 100 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned (New Research)
It is difficult to overstate the importance of headlines. A good headline can entice and engage your audience to click, to read, and to share your content. In…
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7 weeks ago
Fair Use: What Is Transformative?
Broadly speaking, copyright law gives authors certain exclusive rights to their work. These rights include the exclusive ability to reproduce or resell the…
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7 weeks ago
Better Outdoor Pizza Oven Building Plans | The Year of Mud
Learn how to build this outdoor oven in this new how-to Several years ago, I wrote about how to build (the now-infamous) $20 outdoor cob oven . That oven I…
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7 weeks ago
Voigt-Kampff: Germanicity and Empathy in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
44 SHARES 60 VIEWS This number shows the total pageviews since publishing of the article Share Voigt-Kampff, the sinister test designed to detect the…
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7 weeks ago
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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8 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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10 weeks 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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11 weeks 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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12 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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12 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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12 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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
"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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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may 2017
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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april 2017
| 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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april 2017
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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april 2017
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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april 2017
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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april 2017
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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april 2017
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