Archive for November, 2018

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Scoring HBO’s New Watchmen Series - Stereogum

Watchmen, Alan Moore's beloved 1987 graphic novel, is not an easy property to adapt. It's such a deconstruction of its own medium and genre, superhero comic

https://www.stereogum.com/2015392/trent-reznor-atticus-ross-scoring-hbos-new-watchmen-series/news/

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Inside the Marriott-Starwood Loyalty Program Turbulence - WSJ

What looked like a temporary glitch has stretched into months of confusion and frustration for some members of Marriott Rewards.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-the-marriott-starwood-loyalty-program-turbulence-1543416010

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Why scrap scrappy? – Signal v. Noise

For the last decade or so, I’ve been on a number on boards, consulted with a number of entrepreneurs, and have been both formally and informally involved in helping a number of young companies find…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/why-scrap-scrappy-b9fc913ef8c9?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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The AI apocalypse is already here – Signal v. Noise

We don’t need to wait for the singularity before artificial intelligence becomes capable of turning the world into a dystopian nightmare. AI-branded algorithms are already serving up new portions of…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-ai-apocalypse-is-already-here-3bd3267cc151?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Adactio: Journal—Prototypes and production

Don’t build prototypes with a production mindset. Don’t release prototype code into production.

https://adactio.com/journal/14562

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Ricky Jay, Boogie Nights & Deadwood Star, Master Magician, Dies at 72

In addition to being known as a famous magician, Ricky Jay had roles in Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Tomorrow Never Dies.

https://movieweb.com/ricky-jay-actor-magician-dead/

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Royals hire former Cardinals manager Matheny as adviser | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com

The route back to the dugout for former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could stay in Missouri and remain close to home, but it first will include a swing through player

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/royals-hire-former-cardinals-manager-matheny-as-adviser/article_e6c1f6f0-bc7b-52b4-93db-e453ecdcc876.html

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The art of selfishness | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: David grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with five brothers and sisters.

https://sivers.org/aos

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The New York Hustle of Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Anand Giridharadas writes about how New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo participated in the bidding war for Amazon’s second headquarters, which will be located in Queens, and the outraged response from many, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-new-york-hustle-of-amazons-second-headquarters/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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Adactio: Journal—Optimise without a face

Sprinkle some machine learning on image optimisation.

https://adactio.com/journal/14516

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Dear Jeff – Signal v. Noise

I‘ve been thinking about your regret minimization framework for making decisions lately. I don’t recall whether I read about it in an interview, or if you shared it with Jason and me in person in…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/dear-jeff-a6319829f92a?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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The Simple Joy of “No Phones Allowed”

A few nights ago I saw Jack White in concert. It was a wonderful night, and a big part of that was due to a new rule he has imposed on all his tour dates: no phones. When you arrive, […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2018/11/joy-no-phones/

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Adactio: Journal—Push without notifications

Making use of the real-time nature of push notifications without the annoying notification part.

https://adactio.com/journal/14511

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Update on Basecamp 3 being stuck in read-only as of Nov 8, 9:22am CST

Basecamp 3 is now back online for reading and writing. All data was confirmed to be fully safe and intact. No emails that were sent to Basecamp during the outage were dropped. We may still have some…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/update-on-basecamp-3-being-stuck-in-read-only-as-of-nov-8-9-22am-cst-c41df1a58352?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Classic Album: Electronic - Electronic - Classic Pop Magazine

Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner redefine the concept of the supergroup, leaving The Smiths and New Order behind to form Electronic.

https://www.classicpopmag.com/2018/09/classic-album-electronic/

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DEADWOOD Movie Starts Production with 12 Returning Cast Members | Nerdist

Update, 11/5/18: via GIPHY Production has begun in Los Angeles on the Deadwood film. David Milch's writing the movie, and Daniel Minahan's directing. It's

https://nerdist.com/deadwood-movie-greenlight-hbo/

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Our book launch was botched and it’s been crazy at work trying to fix it

I’m trying to remember when it was last this crazy at work. Before we spent a month fighting poor planning and terrible execution on the publication of our new book It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/our-book-launch-was-botched-and-its-been-crazy-at-work-trying-to-fix-it-99b68fb775d5?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Almost Zero: Why You’re Still Not Making Much on Your Bank Account - The New York Times

There’s an opening for online banks as traditional ones have been slow to lift deposit rates for savers even as interest rates have risen.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/upshot/online-banks-interest-rates-savers.html

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The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise

From around 2009 to 2013, the U.S. intelligence community experienced crippling intelligence failures related to its secret internet-based communications system, a key means for remote messaging between CIA officers and their sources.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html

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Our car-free future will be blocked by Comcast tactics

Cars are turning the planet into a rotten hellbiscuit but you gotta hand it to them: they’re pretty convenient for getting around. You don’t have to walk to a stop. You don’t have to wait for…

https://medium.com/@transitapp/our-car-free-future-will-be-blocked-by-comcast-tactics-926c8ee2ea70

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Apple’s New Map

Has Apple closed the gap with Google’s map?

https://www.justinobeirne.com/new-apple-maps