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Astronomers to Check Mysterious Interstellar Object for Signs of Technology
The email about “a most peculiar object” in the solar system arrived in Yuri Milner’s inbox last week. Milner, the Russian billionaire behind Breakthrough…
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The Ethereum Blockchain is Congested by Cats - Bitcoin News
Altcoins 1 day ago | By Kai Sedgwick - | 16929 | Even though Bitcoin is much larger than Ethereum it isn’t the only blockchain to suffer scaling issues: the…
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6 days ago
Your Local Pizza Place Pays 4 Companies to Play 1 Song. That's Stupid.
If you don’t have contracts with multiple PROs, your tiny shop can be sued for infringement. But why does this have to be so complicated? I managed three…
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7 days ago
Why 'Get Out' Is the Best Movie Ever Made About American Slavery
G et Out is a kind of taut Universal romp, as if Alfred Hitchcock had finally contemplated the existential terror of race. Get Out is really a masterwork of…
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8 days ago
Mind the Gap
I spent the last several years on an extended tangent exploring land use policy, the dynamics of a shifting economic and political landscape, and popular…
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10 days ago
How Social Media Is Leveling the Playing Field Between Governments, Militants, and Ordinary People
Decades before smartphones, the internet, and social media, the philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who worked on media theory, predicted a future world war fought…
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14 days ago
The Truth About 'Blue Whale,' an Online Game That Tells Teens to Self Harm
A version of this article appeared on Motherboard Italy. On May 14, 2017 an episode of the satirical Italian TV program Le Iene (or "Reservoir Dogs" in English)…
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15 days ago
Watch This Doc on Alien Gangsters and the 'Biggest Story Never Told'
This article is part of the Motherboard Guide to Cinema , a semi-regular column exploring foreign and obscure speculative films. In 1992, a now infamous study…
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15 days ago
A Threshold Is an Opening
“GRAB THE CLOSEST BOOK to you, turn to page 56 and post the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status.” This…
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15 days ago
Your Open Floor Plan is a Death Trap
We live in a neighborhood of early 20th century bungalows. Sadly, homeowners and house flippers have ruined most of these old houses by removing walls and…
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15 days ago
The Making of an American Nazi
O n December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana,…
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21 days ago
The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow
Marty Lederhandler/AP Photo In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen. It was 1984 and…
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22 days ago
Learn just enough Linux to get things done
Different operating systems have long catered to different audiences: Windows for the business professional, Mac for the creative professional and Linux for the…
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26 days ago
Something is wrong on the internet
I’m James Bridle . I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking…
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5 weeks ago
NYC strippers strike: Dancers say nearly naked ‘bottle girls’ are grabbing their cash, cite racism
It was a slow night last winter inside a strip club in Long Island City in Queens. Only a smattering of customers were still inside the club. One of them was…
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5 weeks ago
Inside story: How Russians hacked the Democrats' emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. The first…
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5 weeks ago
'Kill them all' -- Russian-linked Facebook accounts called for violence
Facebook accounts run by Russian trolls repeatedly called for violence against different social and political groups in the U.S., including police officers,…
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5 weeks ago
On eBay, a Fantastical, Earnest World of Haunted Dolls
Though eBay prohibits the sale of “intangible items,” hundreds of allegedly haunted dolls (not including the above) are listed for sale on the site. Photograph…
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5 weeks ago
Did Robert Caruso Con The Washington Press—Or Is That What The Russians Want You To Think?
Illustration: Jim Cooke How hard is it to con people in Washington, D.C.? Easier than you might think, considering it’s the place where things like nuclear war…
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6 weeks ago
@20 (Ftrain.com)
. Up: 0h30m w/... [] « ^ » « T » Sunday, October 15, 2017 Not any kind of eulogy, thanks. And no header image, either. I started this website 20 years ago, give…
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6 weeks ago
Addie Wagenknecht on finding happiness and giving zero fucks
How do you take a nebulous idea and turn it into something real? My ideas usually start by seeing something that just resonates. It might be a color, it might…
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8 weeks ago
Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes
Twitter has said it is taking a broad look at Russia’s suspected use of its platform, including how many people might have been affected by disinformation. |…
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8 weeks ago
1964: Socorro / Zamora UFO Incident
THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Oil painting by Chris Lambright based on photographs taken of the actual landing site. The witness, Sgt. Lonnie Zamora, has seen…
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9 weeks ago
Deep in the heart of nowhere, just outside the back of beyond...
I just returned from a 3,000-mile trip with my dirt bike hanging off the rear bumper of the Mighty Dodge. Centered in New Mexico and with a focus on visiting…
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9 weeks ago
Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation | Cosmos
Some physical phenomena may be impossible to simulate. Maciej Frolow / Getty Just in case it’s been weighing on your mind, you can relax now. A team of…
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10 weeks ago
How to Speak to Someone About an Unspeakable Loss
“It’s not about saying the right things. It’s about doing the right things.” ~Unknown Years ago, my family and I moved to a bucolic little town in New Zealand,…
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10 weeks ago
What Are the Chances? Success in the Arts in the 21st Century
The chances of your book becoming a New York Times best seller in 2012: 0.002 percent [1] These are just tiny slices of data, and certainly do not paint a…
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10 weeks ago
What is quantum entanglement? Part 6: Locality, reality, and John Bell
This is part 6 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 , Part 2…
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10 weeks ago
The Trouble With Keeping ‘Wikipedia’s Evil Twin’ Online
How do you solve a problem like Encyclopaedia Dramatica? Created in 2004, ' 'Wikipedia's evil twin' ' was intended to keep record of flame wars, 'famewhores,'…
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10 weeks ago
Yahoo indictment offers clues into Russian election hacking
Jeff Chiu/AP; Mikolajn/Getty The low-profile prosecution of a 22-year-old Canadian hacker may offer clues regarding how US intelligence officials learned about…
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11 weeks ago
The Personal Essay Isn’t Dead. It’s Just No Longer White
Roxane Gay in conversation with Rachel Zellars in Montreal. Eva Blue T he reports of the death of the personal essay continue to be greatly exaggerated. In…
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11 weeks ago
A Simple Route to Writing a React.js App in a WordPress Plugin | WPShout
We’ll start this article with a demo: Questions Is introducing React.js into a WordPress environment difficult? Yes No Not necessarily Do you want to learn how?…
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12 weeks ago
Headless WordPress with React
An intro to building decoupled WordPress-powered websites using the WordPress REST API and Create React App In recent months, I’ve taken a big interest in the…
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12 weeks ago
RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War
M artin Steltner showed up at his office in the state courthouse building in western Berlin. Steltner, who has served for more than a dozen years as the…
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september 2017
Remembering No Country for Old Men 10 Years Later
Photo: Paramount Vantage/Miramax When No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers’ adaptation of the novel by Cormac McCarthy, screened at the Toronto Film…
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september 2017
How Academics Survive the Writing Grind: Some Anecdotal Advice
A PhD student approached me after a writing workshop to recount his tale of woe. “I write these messy, incoherent first drafts,” he lamented. “They’re…
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september 2017
Leval on Fair Use
Pierre N. Leval, Toward a Fair Use Standard 103 Harv. L. Rev. 1105 (1990) Random distribution has dealt me a generous share of copyright suits involving claims…
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september 2017
Copyright: How did transformative use become fair use?
Richard Prince has been on the minds of photographers lately because of his mostly successful fair use defense against a copyright infringement suit by Patrick…
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september 2017
Let Me Tell You - Uncanny Magazine
I have a beef with “show, don’t tell,” and it’s not just that I have a beef with pat advice about something as complex as writing fiction. “Show, don’t tell” is…
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september 2017
AMPersand. — ethanmarcotte.com
If you’ve spent any time looking into Google’s “Accelerated Mobile Pages” ( AMP ) project , I’m sure you’ll agree: it’s wonderful to hear the AMP team talk…
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september 2017
‘Bring pencils’ and 49 other things hurricane pros know
Editor's note: Martin Merzer spent 29 years at the Miami Herald. He held a variety of roles there, including senior writer in charge of hurricane coverage. Over…
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september 2017
The solution to the Voynich manuscript | Nicholas Gibbs
To read the full article, please login Not a subscriber? Get the world's leading literary journal from only £1.50 or $2.40 per week…
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september 2017
Did 3 NASA Astronauts Really Hold a 'Space Strike' in 1973?
From left to right: Edward Gibson, Gerald Carr, and William Pogue prepare to fly to Cape Canaveral to take off for Skylab. All photos: NASA/Public Domain On…
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september 2017
Auto-Construction Redux: The City as Method — Cultural Anthropology
“A monumental tool,” someone whispered. “Hundreds of pages long,” someone else noted. “The Processgram,” a third person finally glossed, while providing a…
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september 2017
LRB · John Lanchester · You Are the Product: It Zucks!
The Attention Merchants: From the Daily Newspaper to Social Media, How Our Time and Attention Is Harvested and Sold by Tim Wu Atlantic, 416 pp, £20.00, January,…
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september 2017
How L.A. writer Ben Loory came to write his odd, beloved fables
There was a time when Ben Loory lived at night. That’s how he puts it, as if night isn’t a stretch of empty hours to endure, but a place to enter, to discover…
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september 2017
Athanasius, Underground
With his enormous range of scholarly pursuits the 17th-century polymath Athanasius Kircher has been hailed as the last Renaissance man and “the master of…
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august 2017
Kipple and Things: How to Hoard and Why Not To Mean
July 31st, 2011 stream: kipple , philip-k-dick This paper (more of an essay, really) was originally delivered at the Birkbeck/London Consortium ‘ Rubbish…
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august 2017
Game of Thrones season 7: each character's strategy, ranked by political science
These guys did pretty well. (HBO) Game of Thrones ’ seventh season , one defined by the show’s most central characters all coming into conflict for the first…
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august 2017
Pro-Putin bots are dominating Russian political talk on Twitter
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) MOSCOW — Bots…
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august 2017
I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram -- Here's What I Learned
In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as botting — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram account to…
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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
Twitter
This is not a logic based strategy at all, in fact it mostly chaos based
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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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august 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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