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The ‘Marie Kondo Effect’ Comes at a Weird Time for Thrift Stores
“Independent thrift stores are increasingly a dying breed in the Mission, once a thrifting oasis,” read a post on San Francisco's 'Mission Local' blog. Sarah…
january 2019
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism
‘Technology is the puppet, but surveillance capitalism is the puppet master.’Photograph: Getty Images W e’re living through the most profound transformation in…
january 2019
Technology is changing how we grow old and die
San Francisco (CNN Business) This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated…
january 2019
How a Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old Into a Rap Legend
Clarence Williams / LA Times D r. Sherman Hershfield woke up one morning and was surprised to find himself behind the wheel of his car. Somewhere between his…
january 2019
The evangelism of TED Talks has an eerie resemblance to this 19th century religious tradition
The top ten most watched TED talks are, in order, about: Creativity Confidence Motivation Vulnerability The Brain Really Cool Technology Orgasm Motivation…
january 2019
White people should be more afraid of other whites than they are of people of color
President Trump would have us believe that white Americans are endangered by immigrant drug dealers and gangsters, and the liberal politicians who abet them…
january 2019
Don't Just Network — Build Your 'Meaningful Network' to Maximize Your Impact
Mike Steib is one of those larger than life figures — equipped with preternatural social savvy that makes one assume he must have been born with it. He manages…
january 2019
How to Become Insanely Well-Connected
Fall 1996. A young Chris Fralic is selling software for Oracle. He’s not sure what he wants to do next, but he’s always been curious about venture capital. And…
january 2019
The Real Story Behind the Havana Embassy Mystery
A gate at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, the site of an unexplained epidemic. Cuba “either did it, or they know who did it,” Senator Marco Rubio insisted. Photograph…
january 2019
How the Son of Immigrants Quit Wall Street to Feed the Hungry
NEW YORK—It’s 10 minutes after closing time and kitchen workers are busy cleaning up an empty Tribeca restaurant. What remains of the day’s menu has been…
january 2019
The forest and sustainable forestry - Swedish Wood
In less than 100 years, Sweden’s forest assets have doubled. And since the felling rate is less than the growth rate, the volume of forest continues to increase…
december 2018
Buddhist Anarchism (Gary Snyder)
B U R E A U O F P U B L I C S E C R E T S Buddhism holds that the universe and all creatures in it are intrinsically in a state of complete wisdom, love and…
november 2018
I’ve Got 99 Problems But SPF Ain’t One | Valimail
When you're having too much fun writing blog headlines at work
october 2018
Introducing 1Password for Democracy | 1Password
This seems like a good idea: free 1Password accounts for candidates and election officials
october 2018
Prop. 7: California considers full-time daylight savings, end of changing clocks - SFChronicle.com
no more switching between daylight saving and standard time? I hope this wins in a landslide
october 2018
Call climate change what it is: violence | Rebecca Solnit
Will our age of climate change also be an era of civil and international conflict? Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters I f you're poor, the only way you're…
october 2018
Untitled (https://imaginenoborders.org/pdf/zines/UnderstandingPatriarchy.pdf)
RT : “patriarchy has no gender.” — bell hooks

Feels like a good time to revisit Understanding Patriarchy:
october 2018
Eiiti Wada Mechanical Keyboard Community Interview | Massdrop
Eiiti Wada, born June 1st, 1931 is a graduate of the Physics Department at the University of Tokyo. After graduating in 1955, he went on to join Takahasi…
october 2018
How the California wildfire firefighters may have rescued net neutrality
In late July, firefighters in Santa Clara County, California were stretched to the breaking point as they took on raging wildfires in the Mendocino hills, which…
october 2018
Getting Picky with PII: Handling Personally Identifiable Information | Valimail
This has got to be in the running for the most adorable blog post ever about PII and responsible data management
october 2018
Fixing the passive Presidential Alert - without bullshit
Yesterday's presidential alert could have been worded better:
october 2018
The Crisis of Election Security
worth noting the sheer number of cases cites here, where election results have been seriously tampered w…
october 2018
The resistance to Donald Trump is not what you think
There is no unified, hierarchical group on the periphery trying to overthrow the U.S. government. There are only regular people, in every city, hoping for…
september 2018
Mountain Goats Are Being Airlifted Out of a National Park Because They Crave Human Pee
The dek on this story tho: "Their insatiable thirst for human urine is causing some problems"
september 2018
Why do we hate wasps and love bees? - BBC News
Bees just have better PR than wasps. Also: honey
september 2018
Could cold water swimming help treat depression? | Science | The Guardian
Can cold water swimming help treat depression? From my own experience, it can certainly help
september 2018
Rare albino dolphin swims through Monterey Bay - Story | KTVU
I want to know what the ancestors had to say about the appearance of an albino dolphin
september 2018
The Coddling of the American Mind review – how elite US liberals have turned rightwards
Yale University campus, New Haven, Connecticut.Photograph: Alamy I n the decade since the 2008 global financial crisis, while all other forms of consumer debt…
september 2018
Silicon Valley’s Equity Gap: Women Own Just 9% – #Angels News – Medium
women account for 13% of founders but hold just 6% of founder equity
september 2018
How Twitter Fuels Anxiety - The Atlantic
Related: your anxiety is a result of deliberate design decisions
september 2018
Untitled (https://gizmodo.com/twitter-s-chronological-timeline-is-back-just-wait-unt-1829134575)
"The reverse-chronological experience was refreshing and calmer than I expected." via
september 2018
How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future
On December 8, 1968, Douglas Engelbart sat in front of a crowd of 1,000 in San Francisco, ready to introduce networked computing to the world. Engelbart was no…
september 2018
Search Twitter - filter:follows -filter:replies
<-- redirects to a filter that shows you a perfect chronological timeline
september 2018
Finally: An App That Can Identify the Animal You Saw on Your Hike
"I'm going with tree orca." Jason Lee / Reuters The legendary naturalist John Muir once wrote: “Whenever I met a new plant, I would sit down beside it for a…
september 2018
Why CMOs and CISOs should be BFFs | Valimail
Why CMOs and CIOs should be BFFs (my favorite Valimail headline yet)
september 2018
Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million prize for discovering pulsars
Enlarge / Pulsars are spinning neutron stars, the relics of massive stars gone supernova. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center When the Nobel Prizes roll around…
september 2018
Everything You Should Know About Anarchism
Writer Kim Kelly is an anarchist based in New York City and an organizer with the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC). In a pop-cultural sense,…
september 2018
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