Archive for September, 2019

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Adactio: Journal—Going offline with microformats

The h-entry microformat and the Cache API are a perfect pairing for offline pages.

https://adactio.com/journal/15844

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Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze | Life and style | The Guardian

The long read: Demand for ‘healing’ crystals is soaring – but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/17/healing-crystals-wellness-mining-madagascar

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WeWTF, Part Deux | No Mercy / No Malice

So, the mother of all party crashers took a dump in the We IPO punch bowl. The crasher? Math. The au...

https://www.profgalloway.com/wewtf-part-deux

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools

https://vimeo.com/356430498

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Ian Anderson’s top ten TDR™ sleeve designs – Unit Editions

As AZTDR™ goes on pre-order and in honour of The Designers Republic’s longstanding involvement in music, we asked Ian Anderson, studio founder and author of AZTDR™, to pick ten of his personal highlights from the 250 single and album covers featured in the publication. “Favourites are a slippery concept for me,” he adm

https://www.uniteditions.com/blogs/news/ian-andersons-music-highlights-from-aztdr

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Feel The Air Fully

The Shingon monks of Japan have a very pragmatic way of encouraging the development of inner calm. They expose themselves to extreme cold, such as by squatting under an icy waterfall, while attempting to remain as present and composed as […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/09/feel-the-air-fully/

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The American Brain — Wait But Why

One neuron’s take on how 300 million people can think as one.

https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/09/american-brain.html

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The Mute Button — Wait But Why

Time to acquaint ourselves with the trusty tool of anyone with an authoritarian impulse.

https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/09/mute-button.html

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Baby delivered after pregnant woman hit and killed crossing street in River North, police say - Chicago Tribune

A woman who was six months pregnant at the time of a Tuesday traffic collision died from her injuries and the condition of the baby was not immediately known.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-pregnant-woman-dead-in-crash-20190918-vxicmzlvlfhzhbeghyuf42v2zu-story.html

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Woman Fatally Struck by Semi in River North Identified - NBC Chicago

Authorities say that a woman was struck and killed by a semi-truck near the intersection of LaSalle and Grand in Chicago Tuesday morning.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Woman-Fatally-Struck-by-Semi-in-River-North-Identified-560607591.html

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L.A.’s Wildest Cafeteria Served Utopian Fantasy With a Side of Enchiladas | Collectors Weekly

Shop for—and learn—about vintage and antiques. Browse the best of eBay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds.

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/cliftons-brookdale-cafeteria/

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DeepPrivacy/README.md at master · hukkelas/DeepPrivacy · GitHub

DeepPrivacy: A Generative Adversarial Network for Face Anonymization - hukkelas/DeepPrivacy

https://github.com/hukkelas/DeepPrivacy/blob/master/README.md

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43. RITZ COCKTAIL: 1985 - Letters and Liquor

The various components of the Ritz cocktail already existed when the drink became a sensation, but it took the right person, at the right time, in the right place...

https://lettersandliquor.com/43-RITZ-COCKTAIL-1985

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Vinyl set to outsell CDs for first time since 1986

A new report suggests that vinyl sales will outsell CDs this year, the first time the format has generated more revenue since 1986

https://www.nme.com/news/music/vinyl-set-outsell-cds-first-time-since-1986-2545781

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THE REVIVAL: 1985 - 2010 - Letters and Liquor

I sometimes wonder if the return of the cocktail was inevitable. But the efforts of those who restored cocktails to their lost glory left nothing to chance. To...

https://lettersandliquor.com/THE-REVIVAL-1985-2010

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New Google and Facebook Inquiries Show Big Tech Scrutiny Is Rare Bipartisan Act - The New York Times

Democrats and Republicans at both the federal and state levels are uniting to investigate the power of Big Tech and, potentially, to rein in the dominant companies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/attorney-generals-tech-antitrust-investigation.html

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Adactio: Journal—Getting started

Links for someone looking to get started in web development.

https://adactio.com/journal/15782

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Care Deeply, Not Passionately

Sometime around my grade four year—1990 or so—it suddenly became very popular to talk about saving the planet. I remember an explosion of environment-focused messaging, especially about whales, recycling, and ozone holes. It was on our classroom posters, TV shows, […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/09/care-deeply-not-passionately/

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The Story of Us: Intro — Wait But Why

I may only be a tiny cell in society’s elbow skin, but I have a lot to say.

https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/story-intro.html

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The Survival of Iggy Pop | The New Yorker

Amanda Petrusich and Iggy Pop, an inventor of punk rock, discuss his long career, the future, and swimming in Miami.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/02/the-survival-of-iggy-pop