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by cory doctorow

2001 Nobel laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz has a long history of being on the right side of history. For example: pricing the Iraq war at $3T; raising the alarm about sovereign wealth funds acquiring US debt; nailing the double-standard on bailouts...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated parts of North Carolina's voter suppression laws, ruling that the requirement to show photo ID was enacted "with racially discriminatory intent." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Consumer Reports Labs tested Glow, a very popular menstrual cycle/fertility-tracking app, and found that the app's designers had made a number of fundamental errors in the security and privacy design of the app, which would make it easy for stalkers...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Amy Sloper writes, "This is a really timely (while still feeling dated) voting PSA about the importance of tellin' the world your opinion by voting." (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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It's Sysadmin Day, when we recognize the tireless, selfless, talented administrators who toil in obscurity and keep every part of our world running: for Boing Boing, that's Mr Ken Snider, an extraordinarily skilled, patient, and upstanding fellow who...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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What to do if you've just signed up to work in one of the most expensive real-estate markets in the world, with almost all of your net worth tied up in illiquid shares in your employer's company? Just ask a Silicon Valley bank for a 100% mortgage, which...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Chinese fashion house Viken Plan makes an excellent range of vibrantly colored, patterned tights that feel very zeitgeisty, designs ranging from emoji-ish to dazzle-oid. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Though Richard "Datamancer" Nagy died unexpectedly in 2013, his business partner and family continue to fabricate the extraordinary steampunk designs he pioneered. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Earlier this month, Wikileaks published a database of six years' of email from APK, Turkey's ruling party -- but as outside experts have plumbed that database, all they can find is archives from public mailing lists, old spam, and some sensitive personal...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The Trump Campaign showed its cowardice when it announced that journalists who asked tough questions of the candidate or reported negatively on the campaign would not be given press-credentials for future events, but when campaign security blocked a...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 29, 2016
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RwY9iwEaSk MagicPeaceLove writes, "The word 'inspiring' gets thrown around a lot but my pal Mahdi Gilbert (previously) really deserves it. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Last night, my wife and I stumbled on the Red Truck Gallery on the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, and today we're going back to buy some art, and admire the pieces we can't afford for a while longer. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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After penning the best article on the RNC, Laurie Penny has taken her Red Pen of Justice to the DNC, where she reports on the state of American progressivism in the balance, where the best we can hope for is "a future slightly less terrifying than Trump...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Davis had been with MAD since its first run in 1952, and his illustrations helped define the look of satirical art for generations. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=1KVyFio8gw4 In this 30 minute video, Harry Brignull rounds up his work on cataloging and unpicking "Dark Patterns," (previously) the super-optimized techniques used by online services to lure their...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Yesterday's science-by-press-release announcement that a research team had made a "breakthrough" in treating ALS thanks to funds raised in last year's viral ice-bucket challenge turns out to be vaporware: the gene identified was already known to be implicated...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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John Scalzi makes a very good case that the DNC's major message is that "this year is not about Democrat versus Republican, or conservative versus liberal, it’s about normal versus highly fucking abnormal" -- but Corey Robin persuasively argues that...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn10cEm8X_E In only 7 minutes, Australian comedy show The Undercurrent explains exactly how companies like Apple, Google and Facebook use offshore registration, transfer payments, debt loading and tax havens to get a lower...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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