Archive for November, 2019
Spanish authorities have successfully recovered a so-called narco submarine that they seized in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the country's Galacia region this past weekend. This is the first time any country in Europe has seized one of these smuggling vessels and it's not entirely clear how it made the thousands-of-miles-long journey from Latin America.
Stop me before I use ARIA incorrectly again.
Documents hint the data could be shared with police, but Ring denies the features are in use or development.
Years ago my mother introduced me to an extraordinary, out-of-print book on house cleaning, which has stuck in my mind ever since. It was a thin, battered paperback from the early 1990s called Speed Cleaning, and it tells you how […]
By Richard Snow - On a September Saturday in 1953, Herb Ryman was in his studio working on a painting when the phone rang. He answered it and heard...
Not long ago, an Australian media professor named Robert Hassan boarded the CGM CMA Rossini, a container ship, at a dock in Melbourne. He had arranged to stay
Victory: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Force You to Tell Them Your Password | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a forceful opinion today holding that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from being forced to disclose the passcode to their devices to the police. In a 4-3 decision in Commonwealth v. Davis, the court found that disclosing a...
Culdesac builds car-free neighborhoods from scratch. Come live at the first car-free neighborhood in the US — Culdesac Tempe (Phoenix) — 1000 people, 0 cars.
My son and I are having a beautiful Saturday night here at home. The sun is setting over the mountains outside my bedroom window and I’ve just finished bak
I’ve been working on an interesting math problem I first pondered as a kid. One day in the early nineties, my dad heard on the radio that there was a new technology coming called “INTER-NET,” and he struggled to describe […]
Photo by Matthew G. The Pew Research Center recently released a new study on American Twitter use. As Jennifer Rubin reported in the Washington Post, one of the
Remote work isn't niche anymore—it's everywhere. Anyone who frequents a coffee shop knows that. At this point, companies of all sizes are implementing remote work policies. A number of forward-thinking companies have quietly grown to hundreds—sometimes thousands—of completely distributed employees working from all corners of the world, with no physical...
Within a year of the Barrel Aged Negroniâs debut, every bar that took itself seriously had a barrel on their backbar. I doubt the phenomenon will ever be r...
He has released 13 studio albums and been on 19 tours since he started building it 23 years ago.
iPhone owners, beware. It appears Facebook might be actively using your camera without your knowledge while you're scrolling your feed.
Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional | American Civil Liberties Union
BOSTON — In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court in Boston today ruled that the government’s suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v.
Below is a guest post from my good friend Scott Young. (Which reminds me: thank you to everyone who came to see Scott and me speak live at Solid State Books in
Today itâs hard to imagine a time when mezcal wasnât part of the cocktail canon- the Oaxaca Old Fashioned is the drink that put it there. Phil Ward was too rough ...
I have a not-so-secret hope that we’re reaching a sort of technology nausea point, when it becomes utterly clear that pre-digital (or at least pre-smartphone) approaches to certain things were better in many ways, and we begin to re-adopt them […]
Photo by Markus Meier. Earlier today, I came across a thoughtful essay written by someone just embarking on the digital declutter suggested in my most recent
Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best digital weapon.
Derek Sivers: I just finished an experiment. Last month, I published a new article to my blog every day. I’m glad I tried it, but ultimately I didn’t like it. Here’s why: