Archive for June, 2019

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Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

In response to mass shootings, some schools and hospitals are installing microphones equipped with algorithms.The devices purport to identify stress and anger before violence erupts.Our testing found them less than reliable.

https://features.propublica.org/aggression-detector/the-unproven-invasive-surveillance-technology-schools-are-using-to-monitor-students/

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Black Midi Interview: Band Talks Debut LP 'Schlagenheim' & Avoiding Self-Promotion | Billboard

Black Midi -- the London-based four-piece that started attracting an audience after playing shows at Windmill Brixton, a divey hangout for indie-spirited DIY musicians -- is already on tour before its debut album, Schlagenheim, arrives June 21 on Rough Trade.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8515823/black-midi-schlagenheim-debut-album?fbclid=IwAR1vTzhx9im8J5r8q71c_69YBPRYWc0E4g3YGimhWGWJm4mDTV6HL9ZZduA

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The Fashion Photographer Who Duped Drug Cartels and the DEA - Bloomberg

Baruch Vega ran a scheme that ensnared Colombian cocaine kingpins and gave him a life of luxury. Then one put a price on his head.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-06-27/the-fashion-photographer-who-duped-drug-cartels-and-the-dea

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Nick Cave Questions Morrissey’s Politics, Defends His Music and Free Speech in Open Letter | Pitchfork

I don’t think the word ‘racist’ has any meaning any more, other than to say ‘you don’t agree with me, so you’re a racist.’ People can be utterly, utterly stupid.”

https://pitchfork.com/news/nick-cave-questions-morrisseys-politics-defends-his-music-and-free-speech-in-open-letter/

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The First California Punk Venues Were Chinese Restaurants | Topic

How Asian restaurants in LA, San Francisco, and Sacramento became some of the most important venues for 1970s West Coast punk bands, including X, the Germs, the Alley Cats, and more.

https://www.topic.com/how-chinese-food-fueled-the-rise-of-california-punk

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Adactio: Journal—Am I cached or not?

Complementing my site’s service worker strategy with an extra interface element.

https://adactio.com/journal/15381

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Without Any Warrants, CBP Searched My Devices at the Airport

I complacently assumed that CBP’s horrendous treatment of migrants wouldn’t affect me directly, least of all in Austin, the city where I was born.

https://theintercept.com/2019/06/22/cbp-border-searches-journalists/

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'It's totally unfair': Chicago, where the rich live 30 years longer than the poor | US news | The Guardian

In rich white Streeterville, Chicagoans can expect to live to 90. In poor black Englewood, it’s just 60 – the most divergent of any US city

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/23/chicago-latest-news-life-expectancy-rich-poor-inequality

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Why magician Penn Jillette fasts 23 hours a day to maintain his 100-pound weight loss - Los Angeles Times

Penn Jillette didn't listen to the experts who told him to get his stomach stapled. But he did radically change his diet, and tries to fast 23 hours a day.

https://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-penn-jillette-weight-loss-20190615-story.html

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People met in hotel lobbies | Just Well Mixed

Selections from the Washington Post's Gilded Age coverage of notable visitors to the city

https://jasonlefkowitz.net/2017/05/people-met-in-hotel-lobbies/

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Swimming Eagle: Bald Eagle Caught In Viral Video : NPR

A viral video shows another side of the U.S. national bird. As it turns out, bald eagles frequently swim, moving through the water using an avian-style butterfly stroke.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/14/732843218/bald-eagle-caught-elegantly-swimming

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Introducing Big Cartel's new CEO, Anna Brozek

Big Cartel's co-founders Matt Wigham and Eric Turner are passing the torch to new Big Cartel CEO Anna Brozek

https://blog.bigcartel.com/introducing-our-new-ceo-anna-brozek

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How to parent more predictably

(As with anything else I write about parenting, this is mostly just my observations with my own two kids and may not generalize as well as I think it does.) A few weeks ago I wrote about why I think it's valuable for parents to be predictable. I was mostly describing an end state, though, and reasons why it's a good place to be, but what should you do if you're interested in being more consistent

https://www.jefftk.com/p/how-to-parent-more-predictably

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Predictable Parenting

(As with anything else I write about parenting, this is mostly just my observations with my own two kids and may not generalize as well as I think it does.) In my model of parenting, one of the most important things is that your kid can predict how you're going to respond to things. Otherwise you get: Asking a lot: if you say yes 5% of the time at random when asked for candy the best strategy f

https://www.jefftk.com/p/predictable-parenting

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The New Wilderness

This requires us to talk about a different kind of privacy, one that we haven’t needed to give a name to before. For the purposes of this essay, I’ll call it ‘ambient privacy’—the understanding that there is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition.

http://idlewords.com/2019/06/the_new_wilderness.htm

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St. Louis Blues Claim the Stanley Cup, Ending a 52-Year Wait - The New York Times

St. Louis sat in last place in the N.H.L. standings on Jan. 3 and then beat the Boston Bruins in the Cup finals, soaring to the first championship in the franchise’s history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/sports/st-louis-blues-stanley-cup.html

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APOD: 2019 June 9 - A Triangular Shadow of a Large Volcano

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190609.html

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Answers to your burning questions about how ‘Sign In with Apple’ works – TechCrunch

One of the bigger security announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week is Apple’s new requirement that app developers must implement the company’s new single sign-on solution, Sign In with Apple, wherever they already offer another third-party sign-on system. Apple’s decision to require its button in those scenarios is considered risky — especially at […]

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/07/answers-to-your-burning-questions-about-how-sign-in-with-apple-works/

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Rethinking how technology uses our personal data

This essay explores visually how keeping data and AI on‑device could empower not only users, but also companies.

https://thecloudfall.com/

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Adactio: Journal—The schedule for Patterns Day

What you can expect on Friday, June 28th, 2019 in the Duke of York’s cinema in Brighton.

https://adactio.com/journal/15308

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Jack White doesn't understand what DJ Khaled does - NME

Jack White has taken aim at DJ Khaled in a new interview, arguing that his hit 'Wild Thoughts' was "just Santana's song in its entirety".

https://www.nme.com/news/music/jack-white-doesnt-understand-what-dj-khaled-does-2261155

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Write HTML Like It's 1999 · Bradley Taunt

Breaking down some easy steps to ensure you are writing clean and semantic

https://bradleytaunt.com/2019/06/08/html-like-1999/

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The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews

In 2014, chef Davide Cerretini put a sign in front of his Italian restaurant: "Give us a one star review on Yelp and get 25% off any pizza!"

https://thehustle.co/botto-bistro-1-star-yelp/

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@markhurst: We're not talking enough about the biggest Google news of the week. So I wrote this. https://t.co/CCuf2iewPV retweet

https://twitter.com/34633/status/1136739658149371907

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The Sweetgreen-ification of Society

Ranjan here. Today I’m talking salads and segmentation-driven stratification. In 2002, when I started working on a trading floor, I would get lunch for everyone on the desk. It’s like you might imagine: About 10 guys would bark really specific orders at you, and yell if you got something wrong.

https://themargins.substack.com/p/the-sweetgreen-ification-of-society

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Parenting by the Numbers | The New Yorker

Lizzie Widdicombe on the economist Emily Oster, who challenges the conventional wisdom on child rearing.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/06/03/parenting-by-the-numbers

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What the Hell Have They Done to Our Beloved Stag Beer? | Food Blog

Stag Beer, that beloved mix of suds and ground-up deer antlers [EDITOR'S NOTE: FACT-CHECK THIS] born and brewed for years in Belleville before being acquired...

https://m.riverfronttimes.com/foodblog/2019/05/29/what-the-hell-have-they-done-to-our-beloved-stag-beer

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Master Tapes of Beastie Boys’ ‘License To Ill’ Are MIA, Says Mike D – Variety

On Sunday night's episode of his Beats 1 show, Echo Chamber, Mike D revealed to Q-Tip that no one can find the masters to 'Masters of Ill'

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/master-tapes-beastie-boys-license-to-ill-disappeared-1203230676/

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Adactio: Journal—The World-Wide Work

You need to see Ethan’s closing talk from this year’s New Adventures conference.

https://adactio.com/journal/15260