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Sunday
Jan222017

Trump Team Accuses Media of Understating Crowd Turnout

[NyTimes] : "<i>Follow The New York Times's politics and Washington coverage on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the First Draft politics newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — President Trump and his staff spent their first full day in the White House waging a bitter war against the news media over depictions of the crowd …"

Sunday
Jan222017

To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

[NyTimes] : "<i>Sign up for</i> <i>our newsletter</i><i> to get the best of The New York Times Magazine delivered to your inbox every week.</i><p>On a recent October morning in the White House mailroom, on the ground floor of the Executive Office Building just beside a loading dock, 10 interns sat at two long tables, each trying to get …"

Sunday
Jan222017

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter on Leading Through Clarity and Conduct

[NyTimes] : "It doesn't have to be a catchy answer. It doesn't have to be a complicated answer. It can even be a banal answer. But if it is straightforward and it suggests self-awareness and a real dedication to our mission, that's a good answer.<p>This interview with Ashton B. Carter, the outgoing United States …"

Sunday
Jan222017

‘We’re Not Going Away’: Huge Crowds for Women’s Marches Against Trump

[NyTimes] : "Faye Wattleton, the former president of Planned Parenthood, said that women had always had to regroup, even after they thought battles were won. “This is not new,” she said. “We have to go back to the battlefield and re-fight the wars against women.”<p>WASHINGTON — The day after what many had assumed …"

Saturday
Jan212017

Atlas Survival Shelters

[Link] : When all infrastructure is gone, the depletion of all resources has happened, the masses are stealing, and the wind-swept urban landscape is nothing …
Friday
Jan202017

Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

[NyTimes] : "Navient, the nation's largest servicer of student loans, has for years misled borrowers and made serious mistakes at nearly every step of the collections process, illegally driving up loan repayment costs for millions of borrowers, according to lawsuits filed on Wednesday by a federal regulator and …"

Friday
Jan202017

Grass-Fed Beef, Sold One Cow at a Time

[NyTimes] : "LOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. — On a blustery afternoon in December, Scott Meyers mingled in a pasture with a herd of black cattle, sweet-talking them as if they were family dogs with a weakness for flattery. He scratched their backs, hugged them and rattled off their names: Chocolate, Fudge, Honey.<p>From …"

Friday
Jan202017

One President Out, Another In: You Don’t Just Hire 2 Guys With a Truck

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — Out with almonds, in with Doritos.<p>At the stroke of 12:01 p.m. on Friday, as soon as Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president and Barack Obama relinquishes the office, dozens of federal workers will swing into action at the White House to replace one commander in chief's creature …"

Thursday
Jan192017

Investigation clears Tesla for fatal Autopilot crash

[Link] : The NHTSA found no defects in the automaker’s Autopilot system.<p>Last May a Tesla Model S ran into a tractor trailer in Florida while in Autopilot mode. The collision resulted in the death of the driver Joshua Brown and prompted an investigation by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety …
Tuesday
Jan172017

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

[Link] : The "log profile" gives you a lot more options.<p>If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Pro. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K …
Tuesday
Jan172017

Eight Crossings and 192 Atoms Long: the Tightest Knot Ever Tied

[NyTimes] : "British scientists have tied the tightest knot ever tied and, as unlikely as it may seem, this is important.<p>Knots are useful in everyday life and specific kinds of knots are suitable for specific tasks — bowlines, cleats, hitches and nooses all hold things together in different ways. The same is …"

Sunday
Jan152017

Sharon Daniels of Arria: Always Double-Check Your Motivations

[NyTimes] : "This interview with <b>Sharon Daniels</b>, chairwoman and interim C.E.O. of Arria NLG, a data collection and analysis firm, was conducted and condensed by <b>Adam Bryant</b>.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I grew up in Ringwood, N.J. I grew up with an older sister and a younger brother, and my mom is one of …"

Sunday
Jan152017

Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Slaves to the Surge

[NyTimes] : "Every weekday at 5:30 a.m., Uziel Santos, 48, leaves for work. Like most drivers for ride-hailing apps in New York, he is drawn by early-morning surge prices, and those closest to his home in Astoria, Queens, are on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where children and parents book short, lucrative …"

Sunday
Jan152017

SpaceX Launches Rocket, Its First Since Explosion on Launchpad

[NyTimes] : "VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A Falcon 9 rocket roared into the sky on Saturday carrying 10 communications satellites — a return by SpaceX and its billionaire leader, Elon Musk, to the business of launching satellites to orbit.<p>But financial details disclosed this past week about the company …"

Sunday
Jan152017

How Davos Brings the Global Elite Together

[NyTimes] : "Heads of state, captains of industry, prominent academics, philanthropists and a retinue of journalists, celebrities and hangers-on will descend Tuesday on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.<p>For most of the year, Davos is a resort town high in the Swiss Alps with a population of just …"

Saturday
Jan142017

The Timmerman Report is putting customer service at the center of its one-man news business

[Link] : When it comes to running your own one-person media company, the hardest problems are often the smallest.<p>In 2015, veteran biotech reporter Luke Timmerman set out on his own to launch The Timmerman Report, a $149-a-year subscription product offering original news and analysis about the biotech …
Saturday
Jan142017

What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie

[Link] : The most interesting thing about Herzog and De Meuron’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn’t its wave-like facade, which rises above …
Friday
Jan132017

Andy Rubin Nears His Comeback, Complete With an `Essential' Phone - Bloomberg

[Link] : Just over two years after leaving Google, Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create.<p>Rubin, creator of the Android …
Friday
Jan132017

The Definition of a Complete Overland Build

[Link] : Expedition Overland breaks down their latest Toyota Tacoma project.<p>Evan YatesView Evan Yates's Articles<p>twitter.com/evanyates_instagram.com/evan__yates<p>…
Thursday
Jan122017

Why You Should Buy the New Apple AirPods

[Link] : When Apple released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this year with no headphone jack, it didn’t bother me. I was already a convert to Bluetooth earbuds—the not totally wireless kind with their cord looping behind your neck. I suspected that the unveiling of the $160 AirPods—the supposedly perfect listening …
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