Archive for June, 2018

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Loot’n’leave – Signal v. Noise

I think I’ve cracked the obsession amongst much of the Silicon Valley set with compressing work life, sacrificing everything until the big exit, and running fast while breaking all the things: If you…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/lootn-leave-e927451226c?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Turing Tumble: Gaming on a Mechanical Computer by Paul Boswell — Kickstarter

Paul Boswell is raising funds for Turing Tumble: Gaming on a Mechanical Computer on Kickstarter! Build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. Escape planet Eniac and discover how computers work.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/871405126/turing-tumble-gaming-on-a-mechanical-computer/posts/2219741?ref=backer_project_update

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Facial Recognition Cameras Do Not Belong in Schools | New York Civil Liberties Union

Next year, students as young as 4 or 5 years old who attend public school in Western New York’s Lockport School District could be subject to surveillance from facial recognition technology.

https://www.nyclu.org/en/news/facial-recognition-cameras-do-not-belong-schools

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How Peppa Pig became a video nightmare for children | Technology | The Guardian

James Bridle’s essay on disturbing YouTube content aimed at children went viral last year. Has the problem gone away – or is it getting worse?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/17/peppa-pig-youtube-weird-algorithms-automated-content

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UK Cops Disarm Man Wielding a Machete | Firsthand | CBC - YouTube

Watch how UK police surround and capture a distraught man bringing him safely to a hospital. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscr… Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/C...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9mzPj_IaMzY

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20 Best Small Towns in America - Small Towns Stuck in Time

These small towns in America might be stuck in time, but they're definitely spots to visit on a road trip this summer thanks to their rich history and unique culture.

https://www.womansday.com/life/travel-tips/g21119627/small-towns-america-stuck-in-time/

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One Woman Who Knew Her Rights Forced Border Patrol Off a Greyhound Bus | American Civil Liberties Union

On June 7, Tiana Smalls, whose Facebook profile describes her as owner of Fire Flower Beauty Company, was riding a Greyhound bus from Bakersfield, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. As the bus approached an agricultural checkpoint at the Nevada state line, Ms. Smalls said the driver made an unusual announcement: “We are being boarded by Border Patrol. Please be prepared to show your documentation upon request.”

https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/one-woman-who-knew-her-rights-forced-border

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The Quietus | Features | At Leisure | The Quietus At Leisure Films: Stephen Morris' Military Vehicles

A new rock music and pop culture website. Editorial independent music website offering news, reviews, features, interviews, videos and pictures

http://thequietus.com/articles/24748-stephen-morris-interview-new-order-joy-divsions

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The Cure's Robert Smith: 'I was very optimistic when I was young – now I'm the opposite' | Music | The Guardian

The singer and songwriter has been curating the Meltdown festival, and is planning to record the first Cure album in 10 years. But will it be fuelled by magic mushroom tea?

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/07/the-cures-robert-smith-i-was-very-optimistic-when-i-was-young-now-im-the-opposite

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Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last - The New York Times

“Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” was cut by the saxophonist’s classic quartet two years before “A Love Supreme.” Then it was stashed away.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/arts/music/john-coltrane-lost-album-both-directions-at-once.html

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How Special Paint On The Hood Of The World War II Jeep Protected Soldiers' Lives

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a World War II Jeep with brown paint between the points of its “invasion star,” you might have assumed it was just an aesthetic touch. But it was much more than that: the paint was there to keep soldiers safe. Here’s how.

https://jalopnik.com/how-special-paint-on-the-hood-of-the-world-war-ii-jeep-1826657149

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Apple Isn't Your Friend

Apple has been steadily positioning itself as the anti-Facebook for a while now, and between verbal jabs aimed at the social media giant and privacy-focused product decisions, the patient goodwill campaign seems to be working. Unfortunately, Apple isn’t going to save us, and now’s the time to keep your guard up.

https://gizmodo.com/apple-isnt-your-friend-1826611293

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Reflecting on five years at Basecamp – Signal v. Noise

This week I celebrated my fifth year around the sun at Basecamp. For a lot of people that’s probably not a big deal, but for me it kind of is — it’s by far the longest I’ve ever been at any one job…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/reflecting-on-five-years-at-basecamp-940830386da9?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 - CNN

Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html

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Anthony Bourdain, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61 - The New York Times

Mr. Bourdain, who started as a chef and became a popular television host of shows on the Travel Channel and CNN, died on Friday, CNN said.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/business/media/anthony-bourdain-dead.html

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When a College Takes on American Poverty - The Atlantic

Amarillo College, in Texas, is working hard to accommodate low-income students—but it can only do so much.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/05/college-poor-students/560972/?single_page=true

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Unlearning | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: The world changes.Some people don’t.

https://sivers.org/unlearning

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Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It : NPR Ed : NPR

A new book argues that children are less disciplined than ever. Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis identifies several culprits and says there are several things parents, teachers and caregivers can do.

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/06/02/611082566/why-children-arent-behaving-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

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Atul Gawande: Curiosity and What Equality Really Means | The New Yorker

Atul Gawande writes about an experience he had as medical-school student, which taught him that in order to recognize people as truly equal, one must be curious and sympathetic about their lives.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/curiosity-and-the-prisoner

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The Overprotected American Child - WSJ

Why not let them walk to school alone? Parents and communities are figuring out ways to give their children more independence—and it just may help them to become less anxious, more self-reliant adults.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-overprotected-american-child-1527865038

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Man, 64, sues after Customs seizes life savings from carry-on | IOL News

A 64-year-old Ohio man is suing US Customs and Border Protection after officials took more than R735 000 from him without charging him with any crime.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/man-64-sues-after-customs-seizes-life-savings-from-carry-on-15262841

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How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’ - The New York Times

In a new book, Barack Obama’s longtime adviser Benjamin J. Rhodes recounts the former president’s reaction to the election of Donald J. Trump.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/us/politics/obama-reaction-trump-election-benjamin-rhodes.html

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The Growing Emptiness of the “Star Wars” Universe | The New Yorker

Joshua Rothman writes about the evolution of the “Star Wars” franchise into a “cinematic universe,” as seen in the latest film, “Solo.”

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-growing-emptiness-of-the-star-wars-universe

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Title IX Is Too Easy to Abuse - The Atlantic

A Title IX case at the University of Cincinnati—rife with legal, anatomical, and emotional improbabilities—illustrates the potential excesses of policing sex on campus.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/title-ix-is-too-easy-to-abuse/561650/?single_page=true

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Watch List Shields T.S.A. Screeners From Threatening, and Unruly, Travelers - The New York Times

Assaults against airport security screeners are rising, but civil liberties groups worry about expanding government surveillance for minor infractions.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/politics/new-watch-list-tsa-screeners-.html