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Sunday
Feb122017

Twitter Struggles to Capitalize on Influence and Posts Lackluster Earnings

[NyTimes] : "Sports fans were glued to it during the Super Bowl. Millions used it to track American election night results. In the morning, the president of the United States sends a daily missive in the form of a tweetstorm.<p>“You don't go a day without hearing about Twitter,” Jack Dorsey, the company's chief …"

Saturday
Feb112017

Shipping Container Homes l Modern Beautiful Modular

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Saturday
Feb112017

Preserving the Sanctity of all Facts

[NyTimes] : "Fact-based journalism is a ridiculous, tautological phrase. It's like talking about oxygen-based human life. There is no other kind. Facts are journalism's foundation; the pursuit of them, without fear or favor, is its main objective.<p>But in this time of President Trump's almost daily “fake news” …"

Saturday
Feb112017

Move Over, Wikipedia. Dictionaries Are Hot Again.

[NyTimes] : "In the hours after Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, was silenced by her Republican colleagues for “impugning” a fellow senator by reading aloud a letter Coretta Scott King had written that was critical of Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama (later confirmed as attorney …"

Friday
Feb102017

Inauguration-protest arrests lead to Facebook data prosecution

[Link] : If you attend a protest in Washington, D.C., nowadays, better plan on leaving your cellphone at home. That is, unless you want police to confiscate it, mine it for incriminating information and then gather even more data from their BFF -- Facebook.<p>At least one person arrested during protests on …
Friday
Feb102017

Folding The World Record Plane

[Link] : John Collins demonstrates how to fold his design for a long distance paper airplane for the Harvard Graduate School of Design.<p>02 / 09 / 2017
Thursday
Feb092017

People are okay at remembering where they get news online (but still think Facebook’s a news outlet) » Nieman Journalism Lab

[Link] : Spend a day clicking back and forth between online news and other stuff and it’s not that surprising that you might not remember what you read where. A study out Thursday from the Pew Research Center looks at how Americans get news online; whether they can recall the names of the news sources that …
Thursday
Feb092017

This Teen Hacked 150,000 Printers to Show How the Internet of Things Is Shit - Motherboard

[Link] : On Saturday, February 4, 2017, a self-described "pissed off high school student" in the United Kingdom sat in front of his computer, listening to Bones and Yung Lean, coding a rootkit, a set of software tools that allows an unauthorized user to control a computer system. He got to thinking about …
Thursday
Feb092017

Newly Discovered Gecko Escapes Danger Naked and Alive

[NyTimes] : "The fish-scale gecko has a freaky way of eluding danger. When snatched by an attacker, it rips off its scales and skin so it can slip away unscathed. Basically, it streaks to survive.<p>“It looks like a fish until you grab it, and then it looks like a naked chicken breast,” said Mark D. Scherz, a …"

Thursday
Feb092017

Intel Will Invest $7 Billion in Chip Factory in Arizona

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Intel, the world's largest computer chip manufacturer, will invest $7 billion to build a new factory in Arizona, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday after meeting with President Trump in the White House.<p>The factory, which will complement two other factories that Intel …"

Wednesday
Feb082017

T.J. Maxx Backs Away From Ivanka Trump as President Assails Nordstrom

[NyTimes] : "Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage.<p>The TJX Companies, the retailers' parent company, told employees not to display Ivanka Trump merchandise separately and to throw away Ivanka Trump signs, …"

Wednesday
Feb082017

A City Is Not a Computer

[Link] : “What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few …
Wednesday
Feb082017

How the Grammy Awards Are Made: 4 Craftsmen and ‘Grammium’

[NyTimes] : "Adele and Beyoncé, should you happen to read this, consider including the following name in your acceptance speeches on Grammy night: John Billings. He's not an engineer, producer or video director. But he has had a hand in every Grammy — literally — for the past four decades.<p>Known as “the Grammy …"

Tuesday
Feb072017

What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen | Federal Trade Commission

[Link] : Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC and the New …
Monday
Feb062017

Hearing ‘America First,’ European Nations Jockey to Be Second

[NyTimes] : "PARIS — First it was the Netherlands. After President Trump vowed to put “American first,” a Dutch television show made a satirical case for why the president should consider its country second.<p>Now, the race for runner-up has spread. Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal and …"

Monday
Feb062017

A Hard Look at Times Editing in the Digital Era

[NyTimes] : "THE NEW YORK TIMES has a reputation for impeccable editing. Not just because it can turn one particular story into a showpiece, but because it achieves a high level of consistency and polish across its entire report. It's part of what readers pay for, and what they've come to expect.<p>Its editing …"

Monday
Feb062017

The Ending of 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Ad Is a Beautiful and Provocative Take on Immigration

[Link] : Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and president of 84 Lumber, a little-known Pennsylvania-based building material supplier, has been called crazy for …
Sunday
Feb052017

America’s Most Expensive House ... Times Two

[NyTimes] : "Standing in front of his 85-foot glass-tile infinity pool overlooking Los Angeles, Bruce Makowsky unveils the centerpiece of the most expensive new home for sale in America.<p>“You ready for the best view?” he asks. A staff member touches an iPad, and a 20-foot 4K-resolution television mounted on a …"

Saturday
Feb042017

Wild Child Takes Charge

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — So now we're getting the crazy straight up.<p>The Doomsday Clock is ticking faster, the resistance is growing, and teetotaler Donald Trump already seems drunk with power.<p>He's got the role of his life and he's casting his show: Steve Bannon is his Roy Cohn, the combative hammer and …"

Saturday
Feb042017

His Doctors Were Stumped. Then He Took Over.

[NyTimes] : "They called him the Beast.<p>David Fajgenbaum was the fittest of his friends at the University of Pennsylvania's medical school, a 6-foot-3 gym addict and former quarterback at Georgetown. His mammoth hands seemed more suited to spiraling footballs than the fine fingerwork a doctor-in-training might …"

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