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Monday
Nov102014

With ‘High Maintenance,’ Vimeo Invests in Original Content

[NyTimes] : "“High Maintenance,” a web series on Vimeo about the many customers of a Brooklyn marijuana dealer, has won a devoted following and plenty of critical acclaim. Each of its first 13"

Sunday
Nov092014

Setup · Urbit

[Link] : Tlön is surely a labyrinth, but it is a labyrinth devised by men, a labyrinth destined to be deciphered by men. - Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Install Urbit runs on Unix machines only. If you…
Sunday
Nov092014

The banner ad turns 20 and is still going strong — but for how long?

[Link] : On October 27, 1994, the first online banner ad appeared, a 468 x 60 image for AT&T across the top of Wired Magazine’s HotWired site. Twenty years later, we’ve been through web…
Sunday
Nov092014

The Massive Economic Benefits Of Self-Driving Cars

[Link] : I don’t want to turn this blog into all self-driving cars, all the time. But there is one question I’ve heard about self-driving cars multiple times in the last few weeks that I really…
Sunday
Nov092014

With Some Dating Apps: Less Casual Sex Than Casual Text

[NyTimes] : "Jason Sprung, a 26-year-old comedian in Brooklyn, connected last year on the locati"

Sunday
Nov092014

Republicans Are Only Sometimes the Party of Uber

[NyTimes] : "Republicans have hailed Uber, the smartphone-based car service, as a symbol of entrepreneurial innovation that could be strangled by misplaced government regulation. In August, the"

Sunday
Nov092014

On LinkedIn, a Reference List You Didn’t Write

[NyTimes] : "LinkedIn is the industry leader in helping people make work connections. Log on, and this professional-"

Saturday
Nov082014

U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

[NyTimes] : "A potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture"

Saturday
Nov082014

In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

[Link] : Several years ago, South C…
Friday
Nov072014

The Observation Deck » SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source

[Link] : Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based…
Friday
Nov072014

Malicious Software Campaign Targets Apple Users in China

[NyTimes] : "Researchers at a Silicon Valley security company said on Wednesday that they had found a new manner in which hackers can infect Apple products. The company, Palo Alto Networks, reported that it had"

Friday
Nov072014

Brittany Maynard, ‘Death With Dignity’ Ally, Dies at 29

[NyTimes] : "Brittany Maynard, who became a public face for the “death with dignity” movement in the United States after she was found to have terminal brain cancer, ended her life on Saturday at"

Friday
Nov072014

Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web

[NyTimes] : "Twenty years ago last month, a team of well-meaning designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the most misguided and destructive technologies"

Thursday
Nov062014

Facebook's Top Open Data Problems

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Thursday
Nov062014

Introducing Proxygen, Facebook's C++ HTTP framework

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Thursday
Nov062014

The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing

[Link] : Over the last few days I’ve been crazy for emulation—that is, simulating old, busted computers on my sweet modern laptop. I’ve been booting up fake machines and tearing them…
Thursday
Nov062014

The End of the Throw Away Appliance

[Link] : Rhett Allain I went to press the “start” button on the dishwasher. Nothing happened. There was no sound, there were no lights. Nothing. It didn’t start. I convinced my daughter…
Monday
Nov032014

HP Unveils Plan to Make 3-D Printing an Everyday Thing

[NyTimes] : "Hewlett-Packard believes it has developed impressive new technology to make it easier and faster to print three-dimensional objects. Let’s hope the grandiose way HP talks about it"

Sunday
Nov022014

There Is No ‘Healthy’ Microbiome

[NyTimes] : "LONDON — IN the late 17th century, the Dutch naturalist Anton van Leeuwenhoek looked at his own dental plaque through a microscope and saw a world of tiny cells “very prettily"

Saturday
Nov012014

A Billion Still to Spend, and Only Two Years to Do It

[NyTimes] : "Christopher Oechsli, chief executive of the Atlantic Philanthropies, left, and Chuck Feeney, its founder. The limited-life foundation intends to exhaust its assets in 2016. THE ATLANTIC"

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