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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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2 days 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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6 days 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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12 days 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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12 days 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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16 days 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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17 days 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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22 days 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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22 days 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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22 days 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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27 days 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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28 days 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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5 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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5 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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
‘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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks ago
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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9 weeks ago
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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks ago
Twitter
This is not a logic based strategy at all, in fact it mostly chaos based
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9 weeks 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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10 weeks 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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10 weeks 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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10 weeks 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 weeks 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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10 weeks 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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11 weeks 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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11 weeks 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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11 weeks 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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11 weeks 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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11 weeks 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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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
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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july 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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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june 2017
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