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dimanche 16 décembre 2018, 17:51
I dig Moment's high quality smartphone camera lenses for the convenience that they offer. I don't always have my Sony RX100 III on me. It often isn't even charged and ready to use. But where ever I roam, I typically have my smartphone with me: thanks to Moment's lenses, I'm...
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Here's my reading (MP3) of my Locus column, 'What is the Internet For?' (which asks, 'Is the internet a revolutionary technology?') and my short story for the fiftieth anniversary of Reason Magazine, Sole and Despotic Dominion, which builds on my 2015 Guardian column, If...
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The first time I encountered Matteo Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan and Tyler Boss's comic Calexit, I was skeptical: California separating from the USA is an incredibly stupid idea, predicated on innumerable misconceptions (including the idea that the state that gave us Nixon,...
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In a deeply researched longread, New York Times investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe document in fine detail the role played by the ubiquitous McKinsey and Company in legitimizing, coordinating, and supercharging the world's most notorious...
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In San Francisco, property speculators have made a game out of tearing down historically protected homes, then retroactively applying for demolition permits, and using the now-empty lots to build massive mansions that sell for millions. Ross Johnstone says that he's not a...
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For the true audio enthusiast, there's a lot of difference between putting on some songs 'for background music' and a true listening experience. For the latter, there's nothing like a pair of sturdy headphones and the powerful speakers that come with them. And the wireless...
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samedi 15 décembre 2018, 21:33
Tim May was one of the founders of the cypherpunk movement, whose seminal Crypto Anarchist Manifesto is still startling relevant today, a quarter century after it was written. May's work was critical to the fight to legalize civilian access to strong cryptography, and to...
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Cheap Old Houses is one of my favorite Instagram accounts. The folks behind it scour real estate listings around the U.S. to find and showcase cool old homes being sold at ridiculously inexpensive prices, i.e. real estate pR0n. Sure, most of the houses are in places I'd...
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When I was in Berlin last month, I stopped into the offices of Netzpolitik (previously), the outstanding German digital rights activist group, where I recorded an interview for their podcast (MP3), talking about science fiction, utopianism, dystopianism, how we can change...
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Jimmy Kimmel can be kind of a dick. You may remember that he's had parents lie to their kids, saying that they stole and ate all their Halloween candy -- all caught on camera, of course. That gag's been running for a few years now. Well, he's got a new prank. This time he's...
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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (previously) is leaving the cabinet at the end of the month. Zinke was one of Trump's most deplorable swamp-monsters: a man so loathed that even Scott Priutt couldn't stand him, and for good reason: this is the guy who handed a $300m...
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Mick Mulvaney (previously) is a terrible human being -- as Trump's head for the financial watchdog, he's gutted the agency and allowed crooked lenders and dirty banks to get away with ripping off Americans -- so he knows one when he sees one. Back when Mulvaney was running ...
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What the hell were they thinking? Luxury brand Prada is accused of selling $550 'blackface' figurines. They have charms in their Pradamalia line that are monkeys with dark faces and big red lips, i.e. blackface. The merchandise has now been removed for purchase, though the...
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'From Morlocks to warlocks, nerds are passionate about a lot of things, but there's one thing they love above all else and that is correcting people*.' So begins each intro to the CollegeHumor game show, 'Um, Actually.' Nimbly hosted by Mike Trapp, the rules for Um, Actually ...
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Polish educator Janusz Korczak set out to remake the world just as it was falling apart. In the 1930s his Warsaw orphanage was an enlightened society run by the children themselves, but he struggled to keep that ideal alive as Europe descended into darkness. In this week's...
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Prior to 1976, the FDA did not regulate medical implants, and so shoddy and even deadly devices proliferated, inserted into Americans' body. When the FDA finally decided to regulate implants, they were reluctant to subject the devices already in the field to regulation --...
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Digital or analog, there's a path of least resistance for any project. Finding that path is what the Agile methodology is all about, which is why proficiency in it is a must for any project management position - and the paycheck that comes with it. And the quickest path to...
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Topping the Electronic Frontier Foundation's don't-buy for Christmas list: Facebook's Portal in-home spycams, followed closely by Alexa/Google Home and other 'home hubs'; Verizon's 'AppFlash' spyware-equipped phones; and even the Elf on the Shelf gets a look in (normalizes...
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vendredi 14 décembre 2018, 23:31
A Lamborghini here, a Lamborghini there, sooner or later it starts to add up. A former pastor at the megachurch founded by “prosperity gospel”  superstar Joel Osteen is having a hard time defending his purchase of a $200,000 Lamborghini for his wife Aventer Gray, to...
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This is my new favorite holiday video, forever. The wonderful series of “Starrkeisha” videos you'll find on Random Structure TV are the creations of YouTuber and incredibly talented performer Cameron J Henderson. If you dig that, here's SANTA'S STOMP TEAM, as a VR180...
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