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BIG and BOT Policy Proposals (transcript) - "Many of our current economic policies originated during times of scarcity. But now, says investor Albert Wenger, we live in an era of 'digital abundance', when creating new products costs virtually nothing....
From: MetaFilter | By: kliuless | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism. I'll Go First. Quinn Norton (previously) responds to the sentencing of Barrett Brown (previously.) [Via]...
From: MetaFilter | By: homunculus | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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"River's Edge": The darkest teen film of all time...
From: MetaFilter | By: davebush | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad Smith confirmed the move this morning to News Photographer magazine. "It's true," Smith said. "There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated....
From: MetaFilter | By: Quonab | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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You may have assumed that some products were immune from blatantly gendered advertising. Bread, say. But you'd be wrong. Stonemill Bakehouse has introduced Men's Wellbeing Barley & Rye Bread and Women's Wellbeing Hemp & Quinoa Bread. The label...
From: MetaFilter | By: clawsoon | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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"If anything, Alabama's prohibition of same-sex marriage detracts from its goal of promoting optimal environments for children," U.S. District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade wrote in a brief 10-page opinion, concluding, "[T]he court finds that Alabama's...
From: MetaFilter | By: feckless fecal fear mongering | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Greece's anti-austerity party of the left, Syriza, has stretched its election lead to six points, putting it on course for a historic victory in Sunday's crucial elections. Barely four weeks after the failure of parliament to elect a president, triggering...
From: MetaFilter | By: standardasparagus | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Wikipedia bans five editors from gender-related articles. The editors, who were all actively attempting to prevent the article from being rewritten with a pro-Gamergate slant, were sanctioned by "arbcom" in its preliminary decision. While that may change...
From: MetaFilter | By: urbanwhaleshark | Friday, January 23, 2015
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The whale approached them, stopped, pointed straight downward, and then, in the words of underwater photographer Keri Will, "the storm began." Keri and his fellow divers were caught in the thick of a massive whale poop. As he described to CBC Radio,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kabanos | Friday, January 23, 2015
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The New York Times is reporting that Speaker of the New York State Legislature Sheldon Silver has been arrested on federal corruption charges related to income received from a NYC legal firm specializing in real estate. New York has background on the...
From: MetaFilter | By: NoxAeternum | Thursday, January 22, 2015
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In the comic 'I'll Be Your Mirror' by Una Baines and Keith McDougall, Ms. Baines (founding member of the bands The Fall, Blue Orchids, and The Fates) tells the autobiographical tale of a first date with Mark E. Smith. In other recent Fall news, Brix...
From: MetaFilter | By: item | Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Oklahoma. This was a place where Kathryn's workplace had a cussing jar, a quarter per swear, and the words written on it, "Let Go and Let God." Here, Christianity was the religion — Tracy and Kathryn were believers — and Oklahoma football was the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rhaomi | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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"A longtime feminist, Kimmel maintains a delicate balance when handling his sources. He wants to be sympathetic to the people he interviews and yet loyal to his academic principles. After a series of humbling recessions and other economic shifts, men...
From: MetaFilter | By: quiet earth | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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I thought this was ridiculous... ...until I realized that Artaud might have loved it. So maybe it's great. (SLYT) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!...
From: MetaFilter | By: crazylegs | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's Finding Vivian Maier is nominated for an Academy Award, Best Feature Documentary. Most people have read about the nanny who worked in complete obscurity, yet may be one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th...
From: MetaFilter | By: Short Attention Sp | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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THE EROTIC AND SULTRY DANCE OF THE ADULT BOWERBIRD. (slyt)...
From: MetaFilter | By: theodolite | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Isla Vista LocalWiki From the description in mefi projects: Isla Vista has a lot of interesting characteristics that make it a good subject for a community writing project: it's an unusually walkable place with many local institutions and traditions,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Michele in California | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Ontario's former Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Richard Schabas and infectious diseases specialist Dr. Neil Rau question the utility of mass, annual influenza vaccination: "Vaccines, in general, are perhaps the biggest success story of modern medicine....
From: MetaFilter | By: rhombus | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist. (h/t Language Log)...
From: MetaFilter | By: benito.strauss | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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"All in all he "shot over 1,900 hours of tape over a period of seven years, capturing himself and his friends in the glossy façade of Manhattan's downtown life... He sought to tape all of New York's citizens, including its outcasts, striving to candidly...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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The Kiss of Desperation: A Disgusting Practice Vanishes With the Token/A Lewis Grizzard take on the subject from 1991...
From: MetaFilter | By: josher71 | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Every January 24, Alasitas or La Feria de la Alasita, a fair specific to Bolivia and especially La Paz, commences. Though its origin is somewhat unclear (Spanish-language), for the next three weeks, the fair will draw Bolivians seeking material abundance...
From: MetaFilter | By: the sobsister | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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The sixth Genesis studio album (and their last with Peter Gabriel), it's a two record, 94 minute conceptual monster which, "... tells of how a large black cloud descends into Time Square, straddles out across 42nd Street, turns into a wall and sucks...
From: MetaFilter | By: philip-random | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Infamous. Thoughtless. Careless. Mark Bernstein on recent editorial decisions at Wikipedia: "The infamous draft decision of Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee (ArbCom) on Gamergate is worse than a crime. It's a blunder that threatens to disgrace the internet."...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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emoji.ink lets you draw with Apple emojis. Made by experimental computer artist Vince McKelvie and already taken to the next level by internet-loving MC Yung Jake....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chichibio | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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There's a widespread idea that "People who make things are simply different [read: better] than those who don't." [...] It's not, of course, that there's anything wrong with making (although it's not all that clear that the world needs more stuff). The...
From: MetaFilter | By: haltingproblemsolved | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns in recent years. Unintended consequences...
From: MetaFilter | By: Dip Flash | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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'The Wolfpack' Tells of One New York Apartment With Seven Children Locked Inside (NYT). Crystal Moselle's documentary "The Wolfpack," premieres this Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival. A video interview with Crystal Moselle. "It's quite a tale: Seven...
From: MetaFilter | By: cwest | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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That's Netscape 1.0n, released in December of 1994, running inside Windows 3.11, released in August of 1993, running inside of Google Chrome 39.0.2171.99 m, released about a week ago, on a Windows 7 PC, released in 2009. Welcome to the Emularity: as...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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A reflective view of the main core of The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale. The building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft, of the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and completed in 1963. When visitors first enter the building they...
From: MetaFilter | By: growabrain | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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The Random Darknet Shopper is an art piece by !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK for the exhibtion From Memes to Onionland. So the bot bought 10 pills of Ecstasy (among other things in the name of art and got 'arrested' by the Swiss police. So what happens when a...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks has died at 83. Banks' career stats, which included 512 homeruns, 2583 hits, and 67.5 WAR, if you're the modern type. His bio from the Baseball Hall of Fame. His induction. Receiving the Medal of Freedom at the White...
From: MetaFilter | By: DirtyOldTown | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Catherine the Great had a room decorated with penises and vaginas. The furniture has vanished, but some pictures (NSFW) remain...
From: MetaFilter | By: dfm500 | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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The TSA Blog has posted their 2014 year in review, including 2,212 confiscated firearms and a variety of other prohibited and suspicious items. FiveThirtyEight has a breakdown by airport of the confiscated firearms. Previous years: 2011, 2012, 2013...
From: MetaFilter | By: noneuclidean | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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The Arab Spring is failing not for lack of bandwidth, but for lack of human understanding that can only be forged when someone is late for breakfast, and you say, "Thank you for being late." ...a lot of people have asked me whether it's real, and, if...
From: MetaFilter | By: Golden Eternity | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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"A good rewind is that rare thing in life: a product of the moment. If the timing is right, a rewind will bring excitement to the dancefloor, a celebration of the music being played, an energy charge for the place and the people." Laurent Fintoni goes...
From: MetaFilter | By: raihan_ | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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BikeFax? (SLYT) The friend who brought this to my attention tagged it thusly: "This guy is amazing! (I wouldn't want to buy a bike from him though!)"...
From: MetaFilter | By: MoTLD | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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You probably know Richard Garfield as the creator of Magic: The Gathering. But his favorite creation is actually Netrunner, intended to be a "richer game" with bluffing and skill "more like Poker." Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game...
From: MetaFilter | By: Soup | Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Drew Curtis, of Fark.Com, is running for Governor of Kentucky....
From: MetaFilter | By: pjern | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Cold cream is mostly known from the beauty routines of old ladies or as a makeup remover for stage actors. However, its lengthy history goes back a ways further, to a medical treatment from the Renaissance, perhaps even to the ancient Greeks....
From: MetaFilter | By: Peregrine Pickle | Friday, January 23, 2015
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In the Middle Ages, the nation that was to give the world the full English widely skipped breakfast. Yet, by 1600, a culinary non-entity had become a key part of our daily routine. Why the change? Ian Mortimer investigates "How the Tudors (re)Invented...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Marcus Borg has died at age 72. The liberal Christian theologian was one of the leading figures in the modern-day "quest for the historical Jesus," participating in the Jesus Seminar and writing prolifically about how best to interpret the Bible. Remembrances...
From: MetaFilter | By: Cash4Lead | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Rape on the Campus by Zoë Heller [New York Review of Books] "Few would disagree that the systems for preventing and prosecuting sexual assault on US campuses are in need of change. But the efficacy and fairness of recent reforms that focus on making...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Lars Andersen: a new level of archery (SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: blue_beetle | Friday, January 23, 2015
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"Tangerine Tycoon is a realistic tangerine economy simulator. Get your hands on quadrillions of tangerines by harvesting, gambling or trading them on the stock market. Most likely a combination of all 3. They say money is the root of all evil but surely...
From: MetaFilter | By: jbickers | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Word has arrived that Edgar Froese, founding member of the massively influential electronic group Tangerine Dream, has passed away. Froese was a pioneering figure in the German Krautrock and Kosmische styles, and contributed an unfathomable amount to...
From: MetaFilter | By: naju | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Behind the Mask - Revealing the Trauma of War "Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many can't articulate. Some use art therapy, creating painted masks to express how they feel."...
From: MetaFilter | By: gwint | Friday, January 23, 2015
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It's time to learn how to write about transgender people Previously Amazon To Stream Golden Globe Winner "Transparent" For Free On Saturday, While Offering Discounted Prime Membership...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Friday, January 23, 2015
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Three years ago, a man punched a hole in a Monet painting as it hung in Ireland's National Gallery. Conservationists have restored it. This is their story. A summary of their story for the faint of heart....
From: MetaFilter | By: cmchap | Friday, January 23, 2015
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