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Archive for October, 2019
As summer camps turn on facial recognition, parents demand: More smiles, please - The Washington Post
Debate may be raging about government uses of facial-recognition technology, but the technology already is an accepted part of Americansâ everyday lives. Now hundreds of summer camps across the United States have tethered their rustic lakefronts to facial-recognition software, allowing parents an increasingly omniscient view into their kidsâ home away from home.
Throughout my grade school years I noticed a pattern: whenever classes started again, sleep became much more enjoyable. It felt like such a gift to discover, by peeking at my alarm clock, that I had another eighteen sweet minutes of […]
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For the most part, the Renaissance was about bringing back the classics, but there were also bartenders crafting crazy combinations that challenged convention,...
Zuck Testified Before the House Financial Services Committee and It Did Not Go Well for Him — Pixel Envy
Tony Romm, Washington Post: Congressional lawmakers delivered a broad lashing of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, sniping at his company’s plans to launch a digital currency, its pockmarked track record on privacy and diversity, and its struggles to prevent the spread of misinformation. The wide-ranging criticisms came largely from Democrats during a hearing […]
A first look at the restoration of a few of the historic building’s spaces
Under digital surveillance: how American schools spy on millions of kids | World news | The Guardian
Fueled by fears of school shootings, the market has grown rapidly for technologies that monitor students through official school emails and chats
The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.
A new box set of the legendary post-punk labelâs first two years gathers chestnuts from Joy Division and the Durutti Column alongside rarities, oddities, dead ends, and some stunning graphic design.
A million people are jailed at China's gulags. I managed to escape. Here's what really goes on inside - World News - Haaretz.com
Rape, torture and human experiments. Sayragul Sauytbay offers firsthand testimony from a Xinjiang 'reeducation' camp
1. In the 1970s, the philosophers Samuel Gorovitz and Alasdair MacIntyre published a short essay on the nature of human fallibility that I read during my surgical training and havenât stopped...
Derek Sivers: Someone asked me today why I don’t charge money for the things I do.
Unexpected behaviour in the clipboard.
I just returned from a 90-minute walk in driving snow. My friend had to pick up something from work near where my PO Box is, and we both like walks in inclement weather, so we made the trek together on […]
Looking Around: Some Common House Terms Hello Friends! Today, we’re going to look at some common house terms, specifically related to roofs, dormers, porches, (and a couple diversions, of course)....
Looking Around: American Foursquares No single-family home (besides, perhaps, the ranch or the McMansion) is as instantly recognizable as the American Foursquare. Named both for its boxy exterior as...
Derek Sivers: This is my advice to anyone writing something for the public — especially a talk on stage.
Derek Sivers: Somewhere in our past, we were told it’s bad to daydream, because it meant doing nothing — staring out the window — instead of doing what we’re supposed to be doing. To admit we’re daydreaming felt like it needed an apology.
Looking to secure their first National League Championship Series berth since 2014, the Cardinals wasted no time. They simply put together the biggest first inning in MLB postseason history. They earned that distinction by scoring 10 first-inning runs against the Braves in Wednesday’s 13-1 win in Game 5
Derek Sivers: I used to use Gmail. But one day, as I typed my mother’s email address into the “To:” field, Google popped up a prompt asking if I also wanted to CC my uncle. That was so invasive and creepy that I deleted the account immediately and never used it again. I don’t want automated intelligence in my private email.
The daughter of founder Jim Nash orders the Chicago label’s expansive catalog ahead of her new documentary 'Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.'
Derek Sivers: Today my bus was delayed, and I was really annoyed.
Derek Sivers: The most relaxed feeling I know is after going back and forth between a super-hot pool and super cold pool.
Every human environment is embedded with its own intellectual culture. I think there are two broad types of intellectual culture—dependent upon what the community values most.
Derek Sivers: My friends think I do a lot of strange things.
Interviews are a common part of the book publicity process, especially as you become better known as a writer. Between television, radio, print and podcasts, I
Derek Sivers: I took my 7-year-old to London today. I made two plans: if it rains, we go to a museum, if not, we go to the zoo.
A friend of my Dad’s, a fellow high school teacher, was born just early enough that a particular life goal of his seemed feasible: get to retirement without having to use a computer. At that time, the early 1990s, I […]
Monty Python at 50: a half-century of silly walks, edible props and dead parrots | Television & radio | The Guardian
In this rare glimpse inside the BBC archives, we reveal the exasperated internal memos, the furious letters from wing commanders – and David Frost’s bid to bring them down
If you see how cars, streetcars, bikes, and pedestrians use this Swiss street, you can better understand what’s wrong with so many other urban thoroughfares.
Apple will launch the iPhone SE2, a phone with the same A13 processor as the iPhone 11, in Q1 2020, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Hi, Welcome to BIG, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… It’s the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, which Xi Jinping is celebrating with aggressive rhetoric and a militaristic display of his ICBMs that can strike at the U.S. in 30 minutes. So today I’m going to write about how American aerospace monopolists, dumb Pentagon procurement choices, and the Bill Clinton administration helped create the Chinese missile threat we are now confronting.
Derek Sivers: When you experience someone else’s genius work, a little part of you feels, “That’s what I could have, would have, and should have done!”
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work