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One thing that immediately struck me in Lauren Gambino's excellent analysis of the Democratic nomination campaigns in The Guardian: a quote from GOP never-Trump political consultant Rick Wilson, who counseled ...
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
2. Easter Bunny beats up Florida man
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... when he saw a man and woman fighting. He said he jumped in and tried to pull the man off the woman. Lindsey Edwards, who provided WESH 2 News with cellphone video of the fight, said that just before the ...
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
... and consider her a friend). Stapleton says that she's lost half her reports, has had a previously approved project cancelled, has been advised to take medical leave, has had her work given to other people, ...
Monday, 22 April 2019
... Rights Act." Propublica's excellent story on the problems with the machines quotes an anonymous TSA screener who admits that the body scanners also struggle with turbans and wigs, singling out people ...
Friday, 19 April 2019
Pepsi's plan to pay a Russian company called Startrocket to loft an artificial constellation of cubesats with mylar sails to advertise a "nonalcoholic energy beverage" has been cancelled for unspecified ...
Friday, 19 April 2019
... their activities. It's an echo of 2011's shut-down of cellular service in BART stations to deter protests over an incident in which transit police murdered a Black man. London's climate protesters are ...
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
... “I experimented with microphones underwater, I bought a hydrophone, I [even] played the cello underwater.” Dempster will be the only underwater musician in the entire opera as he will be in the shallow ...
Friday, 12 April 2019
... microscope that captures images at extremely high resolution, allowed them to observe branches of nerve cells called dendrites in great detail over several weeks. They could even see tiny nubbins on the ...
Thursday, 11 April 2019
9. Teen Vogue explains capitalism
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Teen Vogue continues its run of excellent, progressive political reporting with Kim Kelly's potted explanation of capitalism, and not a minute too soon, as Kelly explains: "the reason many millennials ...
Thursday, 11 April 2019
10. Good deal on the 42mm Apple Watch Series 3
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... it is responding to text messages by simply holding the phone up to my mouth and talking. The natural language processing is excellent. This feature saves me a lot of time every day. I also like getting ...
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Shut up and take my money, @sableglass. Get a load of this gorgeousness. This is an example of the “Reticello marble handmade glass art,” according to the maker. It's an Italian decorative glassblowing ...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
... of the world doesn't know about, or harbors incorrect beliefs about. It's an excellent list, but three points leapt out at me: 1. Most Chinese AI researchers read English and are very up to date on ...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Patrick Henry Grzelak was pulled over by police while driving his car in Surrey, British Columbia in 2018. He was wearing earbuds. The police gave him a ticket for using a cellphone while driving. Grzelak ...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
... so small but hurts so much, I can do nearly anything.” Image: By cellanr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/rorycellan/21834269682/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link Read the rest Read all  ...
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
15. Brilliant pet adoption posters
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Indian animal adoption campaign World for All commissioned these excellent posters in 2017 to promote the cause. [via] Read the rest Read all  ...
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
... Environmental Impact Statement that ignores the lavishly documented record of Burning Man's excellent safety and stewardship record. For example, the new Environmental Impact Statement calls for Burning ...
Sunday, 07 April 2019
... Review; it's an excellent, well-researched report and paints an alarming picture of the erosion of the institutional memories of news organizations. Ringel and Woodall find that news organizations are ...
Thursday, 04 April 2019
... MP to death for her political views. Now, with the future of Brexit in doubt, there's reason to worry that these terror cells will exact vengeance on the UK. Yesterday, a video surfaced of British soldiers ...
Thursday, 04 April 2019
For the last few years, Apple's iPad lineup has had a large and obvious hole in it. At one end, there's the $329 iPad, an affordable way to do basic computing and run the many excellent ...
Thursday, 04 April 2019
... pre-cancer in young women since an immunisation programme was introduced 10 years ago. They found the vaccine had led to a 90% cut in pre-cancerous cells. And they said the effects of the programme had ...
Thursday, 04 April 2019
... the driver were kidnapped, leaving the other tourists behind. According to NBC News: The assailants used one of the victims' cellphones to call authorities and demand $500,000 for their release, police ...
Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Amazon is having a sale on lots of products from its excellent Basics line today. Here's one especially good deal: this 6-foot Lightning Cable, which sells for a fraction of the price of an Apple-branded ...
Wednesday, 03 April 2019
... to negligence (many of the recent high-profile breaches would qualify, including the Equifax giga-breach, as well as many of Wells Fargo's string of scams and scandals). It is part of a raft of excellent ...
Wednesday, 03 April 2019
... and telling them everything will be OK." Andy Greenberg's Wired profile of Eva gives a great peek into the kinds of extraordinary people I'm privileged to work with at EFF, and a sense of just how excellent ...
Wednesday, 03 April 2019
... agents, Yujing Zhang was carrying on her person: • Two Chinese passports • Four (4!) cellphones • One laptop • One external hard drive • One USB thumb drive containing malware. • She had no swimsuit. The ...
Wednesday, 03 April 2019