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Friday April 12, 2019. 03:07 PM
Isaac Chotiner interviews Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and an evidently half-hearted believer in the idea that America has overreacted to Donald Trump's elevation to the presidency. [Chotiner] There are a lot of things to get angry about: children being...
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From her clubbing-a-home-invader form to the way she glares off the bovine golf fans encroaching onto her fairway, after nailing them twice, this golfer knows exactly what she's doing.
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I always find there's a surreal quality to footage of SpaceX's self-landing rockets. It's the 'living in the future' moment for my reptile brain, irrespective of what it really means for mankind or where it truly sits in the spectrum of discovery and progress. Three at once: ...
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In 1871, while the Great Chicago Fire was riveting the nation's attention, a blaze six times as deadly was ravaging a desperate town in northeastern Wisconsin. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Peshtigo fire, the deadliest...
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When it comes to website development, JavaScript is the language that underlies it all. If you want to learn that language well enough for a career, you'll need more than just a handbook to cover all the essential frameworks that work with it. That's where the Full Stack...
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Previously: Already regretting assigning J.G. Ballard to cover the Fyre Festival Already regretting assigning the new MacBook Pro review to Borges Already regretting assigning the Chelsea Clinton story to Frank Herbert
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Thursday April 11, 2019. 10:37 PM
I have a new piece on Better Humans exploring some of the main considerations when planning, designing, and outfitting your own home shop or personal makerspace. In the piece, I talk about the benefits of a public makerspace/hackerspace, namely high-end and cutting edge...
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For two years, researchers from USA Today, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity have been ingesting the bills introduced in all 50 state legislatures, yielding a corpus of more than 1,000,000 bills, and then consumed months of computer time on a large...
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Named the Can Opener due to its ravenous appetite for tall trucks, the 11' 8' bridge in Durham, N.C. has cameras trained on to capture incidents. This week, however, it captured something else: the sound (and blast wave) of a nearby industrial explosion. It is operated by...
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Tacklife makes good low-cost power tools. I've bought a lot of different tools from Tacklife and use them all the time. If you use code B797VDYT you can get this Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Cordless Screwdriver with 32-piece screw bits and USB charging cable for about half the...
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In this very long 2014 essay for London Review of Books, Andrew O'Hagan wrote his experiences as a ghostwriter for Julian Assange. I am sure this is what happens in many of his scrapes: he runs on a high-octane belief in his own rectitude and wisdom, only to find later that...
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Ketamine has been used as a horse tranquilizer, infant anesthetic, recreational drug, and most recently, a surprisingly effective treatment for depression (which the US Food and Drug Administration approved last month). Now researchers are starting to understand how ketamine ...
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Chobani's new custom typeface heralded a headlong return to swirly 1970s type. It's not just nostalgia. Blame high DPI displays, too! Today’s movement toward fonts reminiscent of the ’70s is partly a matter of advancing technology, Jen says: As phone and TV screens have...
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The 1960s is the culprit behind the neverending barrage of clerical sex abuse incidents plaguing the Catholic Church, writes retired Pope Benedict XVI. Apparently, the 1960s is a Manson-like monster that brainwashed innocent Catholic clergy to commit unspeakable acts under...
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Portsmouth, Virginia police officer Eric Rodgers' blood alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit when he crashed his car into Mashia Williams, leaving her severely injured. He was driving at night but his car's headlights weren't on. Seven months after Rodgers ran...
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San Dimas High School, famed alma mater of Bill S. Preston, ESQ. and Ted 'Theodore' Logan, is ready to host The Wyld Stallyns, if the new Bill and Ted 3 needs a high school location. CBS: TMZ reports that according to the Bonita Unified School District, Reeves, Winter, and ...
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The Triton malware was first identified 16 months ago by researchers from Fireeye: it targets Triconex control systems from Schneider Electric, and was linked by Fireeye to the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics in Moscow. Now, Fireeye has...
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A man with a 'long, long history' of wanking on horses was arrested, released, and then arrested again within hours after claiming his second alleged victim in a day. The man, 61, said he had been planning to see his doctor for libido suppressing drugs but instead went to a ...
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A prequel to the iconic 1971 musical and 1978 movie Grease is in development at Paramount. Written by John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), the new film, titled Summer Loving, will tell the story of Danny and Sandy's summer romance at the beach as...
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The 'sovereign citizen' movement is a grifty, anti-Semitic/white-nationalist-adjacent cult whose conspiratorial beliefs include a bunch of reasons that neither law enforcement nor courts have jurisdiction over them, and also that the federal government is not allowed to own...
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