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Stephen Repetski on Twitter: "Here's the Boring Company's draft DC-Baltimore "Loop" Environmental Assessment: https://t.co/pTkpugoidw"
The great solution for public transport that Musk proposed, an intercity transit system with a *daily* capacity of half a Eurostar
tesla  public-transit  elon-musk 
4 days ago
Egalitarian Sweden getting more unequal as tax cuts help the rich - Reuters
Sweden's Social Democrat-led government will outline tax cuts for top earners on Wednesday, widening the gap between rich and poor in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation for social equality.
europe  Sweden  Inequality 
10 days ago
Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready - The New York Times
fuckin pinkertons
As they see it, global warming
stands to make corporate
security as high-stakes in the
21st century as it was in the 19th.
climate_change  pinkerton's 
10 days ago
2019 vote of confidence in the May ministry - Wikipedia
The motion was defeated by 325 votes to 306: a majority of 19. Ten DUP MPs and the independent MP Sylvia Hermon voted with the government. All the other parties in the Commons supported Labour's motion, as did some independent MPs, including Jared O'Mara and Stephen Lloyd. Three independent MPs, all formerly in Labour, abstained, as did Paul Flynn (Labour), who was too ill to vote.
Tories  labour-party  Brexit 
11 days ago
YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Let Toxic Videos Run Rampant - Bloomberg
A third, fretful of the spread of “alt-right” video bloggers, created an internal vertical that showed just how popular they were. Each time they got the same basic response: Don’t rock the boat.
ethics  business  youtube  technology  far-right  white-supremacy 
12 days ago
Video Games In East Germany: The Stasi Played Along | ZEIT ONLINE
In East Germany, a gamer scene emerged just before the fall of communism. Teenagers met at a computer club to swap and play C64 games. The state watched with interest.
gaming  germany  history  gamescenes 
13 days ago
One of the world’s most visited websites that nobody is aware of | Weblog | Sijmen Ruwhof
An investigation into how multiple tax files of Dutch citizens were published via docplayer.nl, which was among other things scraping said documents from other sites
infosec 
13 days ago
Fear, trust and JavaScript: When types and functional programming fail - Reaktor
As developers, we want to reduce fear of our code failing and increase trust in our code working well. Many developers working with JavaScript borrow
types  javascript  typescript  functional-programming  elm  purescript 
13 days ago
Zuckerberg Op-Ed: New Rules Would Hurt Everyone But Facebook - Bloomberg
"Regulatory capture is a form of government failure which occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating."
facebook  politics  privacy  regulation  zuckerberg 
13 days ago
Why I Abandoned @apply - Tab Completion
Why @apply was dropped and in turn ::part() was introduced
specs  frontend  css 
13 days ago
davebs/AgileLite: Agile software development without all the burnout.
Agile software development without all the burnout. - davebs/AgileLite
agile  management 
13 days ago
How Inuit Parents Raise Kids Without Yelling — And Teach Them To Control Anger : Goats and Soda : NPR
At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful?
psychology  parenting 
13 days ago
How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations
NVC makes some subtle but critical distinctions:

Observations vs. evaluations
Emotions vs. thoughts
Universal needs vs. strategies
Requests vs. demands
communication 
13 days ago
The history of "How to Lie with Smoking Statistics"
Less well-known is Huff’s other statistical book, How to Lie with Smoking Statistics. It was commissioned by the tobacco industry in the 1960s after the Surgeon General’s famous report that smoking causes lung cancer, but never reached print.
health  statistics  books  tobacco-industry 
13 days ago
How To Spoof PDF Signatures
The blogpost details how PDF works and how signature works on PDF, by incremental saving, allowing the modification of the PDF without changing the previous content.
pdf  security  infosec 
13 days ago
Maya ritual cave ‘untouched’ for 1,000 years stuns archaeologists
Exploration of Balamku (Cave of the Jaguar God) reveals ancient religious practices—and may hold clues to the rise and fall of the Maya empire.
archaeology  Mayans  Mexico  history  civilizations 
13 days ago
BBC - Future - Why there’s so little left of the early internet
It took nearly five years into the internet’s life before anyone made a concerted effort to archive it. Much of our earliest online activity has disappeared.
history  internet  archive  archiving 
13 days ago
Tono-bungay, by H.G. Wells
The whole trend of modern money-making is to foresee something that will presently be needed and put it out of reach, and then to haggle yourself wealthy. You buy up land upon which people will presently want to build houses, you secure rights that will bar vitally important developments, and so on, and so on.
citations  quotes 
13 days ago
The Tommy Robinson photos show how far right the British army is | Joe Glenton | Opinion | The Guardian
The article shows, through Tommy Robinson's photos with english soldiers, just how extensive the links between the military and the far right is
military  far-right  uk  england 
18 days ago
AFP news agency on Twitter: "For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hid
For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches.

The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave
weird 
18 days ago
About - Project Euler
A website dedicated to the fascinating world of mathematics and programming
algorithms  programming  puzzles  education  math 
19 days ago
Brexit: Rolled-over UK free trade deals 'are incomplete' - BBC News

At a Conservative party event in 2017, Liam Fox said: "We're going to replicate the 40 EU free trade agreements that exist before we leave the European Union, so we've got no disruption of trade.

"Believe me, we'll have up to 40 ready for one second after midnight in March 2019," the international trade secretary added.

As of 28 March, only eight of the 40 have been signed.
Brexit 
23 days ago
why GNU grep is fast
#1 trick: GNU grep is fast because it AVOIDS LOOKING AT
EVERY INPUT BYTE.

#2 trick: GNU grep is fast because it EXECUTES VERY FEW
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH BYTE that it *does* look at.
algorithms  performance  linux  grep  unix 
24 days ago
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the top ten richest and poorest areas in northern europe
statistics  europe 
24 days ago
Radio Garden
A global radio aggregator
Explore live radio by rotating the globe.
radio 
24 days ago
?? default filename tv ??
a youtube aggregator that serves only videos that never had their filenames edited out of the camera.
art  video  internet  youtube 
25 days ago
Why bother with What Three Words? – Terence Eden’s Blog
A critique at various aspects of what3words which offers an API that converts coordinates into a set of 3 words instead of numbers.
w3w  geography  geolocation  critique  venture-capitalism 
25 days ago
Glyn Arthur on Twitter: "Prominent Brexiter talking to journalist off the record, "We never expected to win, we didn't want to win. What we wanted was to frighten Brussels into giving us a better deal. Now we're all screwed and there's no way out""
Prominent Brexiter talking to journalist off the record,

"We never expected to win, we didn't want to win. What we wanted was to frighten Brussels into giving us a better deal. Now we're all screwed and there's no way out"
Brexit  Tories 
25 days ago
Anand Giridharadas on Twitter: "Stunning new data: The world’s 2,200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier in 2018. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the world got 11 percent poorer. Don’t be Pinkered into everything’s-getting-better complacency. The f
The world’s 2,200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier in 2018. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the world got 11 percent poorer.

Don’t be Pinkered into everything’s-getting-better complacency.

The few are monopolizing progress.
economic_inequality  geopolitics  capitalism 
26 days ago
Ash Sarkar on Twitter: "Not all antisemitism comes in the form of goosestepping Nazis. Sometimes it’s a flawed analysis of capitalism and power - and a family name you’ll often hear on social media... Powerful and informative video from @michaeljswalk
A short video about how the Rothschild conspiracy misdirects an analysis of capitalism and blaming it into jewish families
Not all antisemitism comes in the form of goosestepping Nazis. Sometimes it’s a flawed analysis of capitalism and power
rothschild  conspiracy  anti-semitism 
26 days ago
France enters the Matrix [LWN.net]
Matrix could meet the internal messaging requirements of an entire national government.

From a client's viewpoint, Matrix is a thin set of HTTP APIs for publish-subscribe (pub/sub) data synchronization
communication  france  decentralized  matrix  distributed_systems  government 
26 days ago
The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium
The appeal of the Stanford prison experiment seems to go deeper than its scientific validity, perhaps because it tells us a story about ourselves that we desperately want to believe: that we, as individuals, cannot really be held accountable for the sometimes reprehensible things we do.
stanford  history  prison  psychology  fraud 
26 days ago
Expresso | Cartel da Saúde, S.A.
Que há anos a esta parte ela seja inteiramente paga pelos próprios trabalhadores é ignorado pela maioria, mais uns quantos sonsos que, sabendo, fingem que não sabem.

adse  healthcare  Portugal  privatisation 
26 days ago
The Self-Defeating Prophecy - Unintended Consequences
The author writes about predictions and communicating them
If the worst-case, or worse than worst-case, stories are told and believed and the crisis is averted, how is that interpreted afterward? Long-run, this is a problem. It leads to distrust.
economy  politics  y2k  climate_change  science 
26 days ago
The productivity myth: How modern companies are getting work wrong | Dropbox Blog
A dropbox paper on productivity, how knowledge work productivity is a murky definition and anchored down by historical notions of productivity
“Our industry has been really good at finding ways to make the treadmill go faster,” he said. "We’re hiring people for their minds, and then we’re not giving them any space to think.”
productivity  labor  management 
26 days ago
Flavia Dzodan on Twitter: "This I find interesting: if the rise of the so called alt-right represented a collapse in the language of social justice with the perversion of meaning and context, then it makes sense that the ultra rich would exploit this by i
flavia dzodan talks about the perversion of meaning and context of social justice language by the alt right, relating to how the ultra rich exploit this same phenomenom by inserting themselves into a de-historicized politics
by stripping historical connotations language can be re-oriented into misusage and be devoid of meaning, "we are all equal even if we are billionaires"
language  politics  IdentityPolitics  history 
26 days ago
GTD Gmail: Inbox Zero and Optimized Email Workflow
GTD Gmail is a productivity system that doubles your email as an inbox and task manager. Save conversations that need action on while keeping an inbox zero.
productivity  gmail 
26 days ago
Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private - The Mozilla Blog
Firefox Send, send.firefox.com, is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser.
firefox  security  tools  filesharing 
27 days ago
Tory Islamophobia row: 15 suspended councillors quietly reinstated | Politics | The Guardian
Guardian investigation finds suspensions lifted despite apparent Islamophobia or racism
Tories  Islamophobia  conservatives 
28 days ago
Jo Maugham QC on Twitter: "We need to talk about Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson and People’s Vote. THREAD."
"Even arch centrist and remainiac Jolyon 'literally lives in a windmill' Maugham hates people's vote"
twitter-threads  Cameron  Brexit 
28 days ago
A dev trained robots to generate “garbage” slot machine games—and made $50K | Ars Technica
Out of a game jam session, a couple of devs walked away with an experiment that made up to $200/week. It shows how bad app stores are and the crazy nature of mobile gaming apps.
games  game-development  ads  business 
4 weeks ago
American History Tellers - The Great Depression - Dust | 4 | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
A podcast about the great depression illustrating a scenario where, due to various man-made factors, massive dust storms were pummelling the Midwest and Congress only took action when it hit them right at the doorstep; showing how future political action could take place.
climate_change  history  great-depression 
5 weeks ago
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