Archive for January, 2019

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about | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: This book is a collection of my best articles from 2007 to 2018.

https://sivers.org/hy1

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The Plot to Kill George Washington | History | Smithsonian

In The First Conspiracy, thriller writer Brad Meltzer uncovers a real-life story too good to turn into fiction

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/plot-kill-george-washington-180970729/

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Facebook's internal documents about how it made money off children to be releasedReveal

Facebook’s own employees worried they were bamboozling children who racked up hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of dollars in game charges.

https://www.revealnews.org/blog/a-judge-unsealed-a-trove-of-internal-facebook-documents-following-our-legal-action/

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Adactio: Journal—Building links

Further reading for the upcoming talk I’m giving at the New Adventures conference.

https://adactio.com/journal/14697

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Every little bit helps – Signal v. Noise

Quitting Facebook. Renouncing Uber. Avoiding Amazon. There have never been more or greater reasons for turning your back entirely on much of Big Tech. The last few years have brought an endless stream of scandals and unflattering revelations. There aren’t many starry-eyed optimists left who still believe that Silicon Valley is just here to build…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/every-little-bit-helps/

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Signal v Noise exits Medium – Signal v. Noise

Three years ago we embraced an exciting new publishing platform called Medium. It felt like a new start for a writing community, and we benefitted immensely from the boost in reach and readership those early days brought. But alas it was not to last. When we moved over, Medium was all about attracting big blogs…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/signal-v-noise-exits-medium/

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The tip-off from a Nazi that saved my grandparents - BBC News

A Jewish tailor was advised to flee Denmark in 1943 by a German client. But why would this leading Nazi defy Hitler?

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-45919900

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Adactio: Journal—Code print

Print stylesheets and QR codes: one great flavour and one yucky flavour that taste quite good together.

https://adactio.com/journal/14690

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Eighteenth-century schoolboy's doodles uncovered as library is restored | Books | The Guardian

William John Chute – ‘not known for his academic prowess’ – is believed to have scribbled in the margins of a Euripides book when he was 15

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/20/eighteenth-century-schoolboys-doodles-uncovered-as-library-is-restored

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Ozzy Osbourne Meets the Fast Food Themed Black Sabbath Tribute Band 'Mac Sabbath'

In a particularly touching clip from the television series Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, an excited Jack Osbourne surprises his father Ozzy Osbourne with

https://laughingsquid.com/ozzy-osbourne-meets-mac-sabbath/?fbclid=IwAR2uI_ni-s81qmGA68w3LzfYFuQH5sBqokPsuOp7_bAjIVDBgfGIpIWkeuo

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A transparent explanation of how we protect our users’ data and privacy in our app

Over here at Hello Weather HQ, we strive to be a counterexample to the dishonest tactics that many software companies use to boost their metrics and revenue (like UI dark patterns, or selling user…

https://medium.com/hello-weather/a-transparent-explanation-of-how-we-protect-our-users-data-and-privacy-in-our-app-71c153ea777b?_referrer=twitter

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Basecamp is hiring a data analyst – Signal v. Noise

Basecamp is hiring a data analyst to help us make better decisions in all areas of the business. This includes everything from running A/B tests with statistical rigor to forecasting revenue for the…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/basecamp-is-hiring-a-data-analyst-f15fbfc153ba

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He Disparaged the Police on Facebook. So They Arrested Him. - The New York Times

The case of a New Hampshire man raises questions about criminal libel laws, which about half of states have and under which prosecutions are not uncommon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/us/politics/criminal-libel-laws-lawsuit.html

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The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting - The New York Times

Raising children has become significantly more time-consuming and expensive, amid a sense that opportunity has grown more elusive.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/25/upshot/the-relentlessness-of-modern-parenting.html

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THE DARK AGES: 1960 - 1990 - Letters and Liquor

Craft bartenders, the extra crazy ones who think nothing of spending their rent money on cocktail thermometers and pyrex mixing glasses, are oft-compared to...

https://lettersandliquor.com/THE-DARK-AGES-1960-1990

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Apple is putting iTunes on Samsung TVs - The Verge

Samsung’s 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access and play your iTunes movie and TV show library, the company has announced. The TVs will also include support for AirPlay 2, Apple’s wireless streaming standard.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/6/18170797/samsung-2019-tvs-itunes-support-airplay-2

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‘Fight for 500’ to uncover priests accused of sexual abuse in Illinois | WGN-TV

CHICAGO — It is one is the largest initiatives yet to find and expose the identities of hundreds of Illinois priests, bishops and other clergy members accused of sexual abuse.

https://wgntv.com/2019/01/03/initiative-launched-to-uncover-priests-accused-of-sexual-abuse-in-illinois/

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Meet the Wood Worshippers of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. | GQ

At BCMT, Joshua Vogel has brought an improvisational, sculptural sensibility to high-end furniture-making. GQ Style's Noah Johnson visits his factory in the Catskills to see the master at work.

https://www.gq.com/story/wood-worshippers-of-blackcreek-mercantile

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Down in front! – Signal v. Noise

Look around YouTube at car reviews, and you’ll a lot of people standing in front of cars. Below I’ve snapped captures of early frames in six car reviews. These represent the first time the car is…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/down-in-front-679d425d63af?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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@AutumnSchultz: Always been a fan of @cagan's perspective on tech and product. Check out these amazing sketch notes from his talk,… https://t.co/AqXZgExHX6 favorite

https://twitter.com/26345649/status/1080909191118606338

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Blake Nordstrom, a Scion of Retail Dynasty, Has Died - WSJ

Blake Nordstrom, the 58-year-old heir to the Nordstrom Inc. fortune who ran the department-store chain with his two brothers, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning.

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/blake-nordstrom-a-scion-of-retail-dynasty-has-died-11546463497

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Atomic Habits - by James Clear | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I was doubtful, but everyone kept telling me it’s awesome, so I reluctantly read it. Holy crap! It’s GREAT! Feels like the definitive masterpiece on the subject of how to make good habits and break bad ones. Very focused on helping you take action. Very relatable and inspiring.

https://sivers.org/book/AtomicHabits

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In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes, but What About Privacy? - The New York Times

Cities, including some far from the coasts, are vying to use technology to guide services. But the race toward “smart cities” is raising privacy worries.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/01/us/kansas-city-smart-technology.html

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How Boards of Canada's 'Music Has the Right to Children' Quietly Changed the Course of Music | Billboard

Music Has the Right to Children might not have shattered the Billboard charts, but in the 20 years since its initial release the album has proven to be a most crucial ingredient in the advancement of creative pop music heading into the 21st century.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8471772/boards-of-canada-music-has-the-right-to-children