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This Bridge Should Have Been Closed Years Before It Collapsed [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] On January 28, 2022, about an...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] On January 28, 2022, about an hour before dawn, the four-lane Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, collapsed without warning. Five vehicles, including an articulating bus, fell with the bridge, and...
Anecdotal Evidence
'One Thing Always to Be Guarded Against' “Poetry, geography, moral essays, the divers [sic] subjects of philosophy, travels, natural history,...
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“Poetry, geography, moral essays, the divers [sic] subjects of philosophy, travels, natural history, books on sciences; and, in short, the whole range of book-knowledge is before you; but there is one thing always to be guarded against; and that is, not to admire and applaud...
alexwlchan
Improving millions of files on Wikimedia Commons with Flickypedia Backfillr Bot → I’ve written a post on the Flickr Foundation blog about Flickypedia Backfillr Bot, a new bot I built...
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I’ve written a post on the Flickr Foundation blog about Flickypedia Backfillr Bot, a new bot I built last year and which has been running ever since: Last year, we built Flickypedia, a new tool for copying photos from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons. As part of our planning, we asked...
Seth's Blog
“What will I tell my boss?” If you can’t answer that six-word question, you’re selling a commodity. Organizations don’t buy...
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If you can’t answer that six-word question, you’re selling a commodity. Organizations don’t buy things, people do. And people at companies aren’t spending their own money, so this is the only question on the table. A cogent story, based on affiliation and status, one that sees...
Beautiful Public...
Aerial Glacier Photographs A collection of 100,000 striking high-resolution aerial photos of glaciers, photographed over 40...
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A collection of 100,000 striking high-resolution aerial photos of glaciers, photographed over 40 years with a 63-pound WW II surveillance camera.
NeuroLogica Blog
Rats! What killed off the dodo? Humans first arrived at Mauritius island in the late 1500s. They found on...
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What killed off the dodo? Humans first arrived at Mauritius island in the late 1500s. They found on this island fat flightless birds who nested on the ground and were a convenient way to restock their ship’s food supply. Within 80 years the dodo went extinct. But hunting was not...
Rest of World -...
Using AI to build the “definitive” Spanish writing tool Abraham López is the CEO of Correcto, an AI-powered grammar tool.
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IEEE Spectrum
How Vannevar Bush Engineered the 20th Century In the summer of 1945, Robert J. Oppenheimer and other key members of the Manhattan Project gathered...
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In the summer of 1945, Robert J. Oppenheimer and other key members of the Manhattan Project gathered in New Mexico to witness the first atomic bomb test. Among the observers was Vannevar Bush, who had overseen the Manhattan Project and served as the sole liaison to U.S. President...
diamond geezer
The most/least popular journeys between tube stations What's the most popular journey between tube stations? an FOI request published yesterday. The...
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What's the most popular journey between tube stations? an FOI request published yesterday. The data is a) for journeys in the calendar year 2023 We have had similar spreadsheets before, but this is the first The most popular journey is from Liverpool Street to Tottenham...
Moneyness
The intensifying effort to isolate Russia's banks Last week the U.S. government expanded the coverage of its secondary sanctions to encompass most of...
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Last week the U.S. government expanded the coverage of its secondary sanctions to encompass most of Russia's banks. It's a very big step, one that has been long-awaited by sanctions watchers, and will likely have significant repercussions for Russia and its trading partners....
Society's Backend
The Fastest Way to Get Up to Speed on Machine Learning Fundamentals for Free Announcing the ML Road Map-Turbo
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Old Structures...
Heat Wave Unlike a lot of other weather conditions, heat waves are easy to see coming. Modern weather...
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Unlike a lot of other weather conditions, heat waves are easy to see coming. Modern weather forecasting is quite good and I’m writing this on Sunday knowing that it will be getting steadily hotter through Friday and that even after the high-temperature peak passes, the lows will...
Flashbak
A Look Inside London Cafes and Greasy Spoons In the Early 1990s We’ve seen the outside of many London cafes in the 1980s and 1990s, first here then more. Now Peter...
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We’ve seen the outside of many London cafes in the 1980s and 1990s, first here then more. Now Peter Marshall pokes his camera inside London’s lost cafes and shows us around. We see lots of formica counters, brightly coloured chairs, the stainless steel urns for ready-made coffee...
The Codist
My Address Doesn't Fit, And Other Complaints So today, I decided to renew my driver's license online, like any modern person would. I started the...
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So today, I decided to renew my driver's license online, like any modern person would. I started the process by going to my state's driver's license website. The first page is to verify my home and mail addresses. Since nothing changed, I hit "
99% Invisible
Category 6 [EPISODE] On the campus of Florida International University, in Miami, there’s a place ominously named “The...
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On the campus of Florida International University, in Miami, there’s a place ominously named “The Extreme Events Institute.” They map the risk of storm surge for the whole Caribbean, and study how the public perceives the threats from natural disasters. They’re also home to the...
TheCollector
How Did Impressionism Get Its Name? undefined
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Working Theorys
Ping Minimalism OR: "Personal firewalls" or "Few may disturb"
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GeoCurrents
Germany’s 2024 EU Parliamentary Election: Populist Surge, But the Center Holds (at Least in the... The 2024 EU parliamentary election in Germany has been generally interpreted as a major victory for...
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The 2024 EU parliamentary election in Germany has been generally interpreted as a major victory for the political right and a defeat for the left – and for good reasons. To illustrate the electoral shift from 2019 EU election, I have modified a German graphic and translated it...
Jim Nielsen’s Blog
Notes From “You Are Not A Gadget” Jaron Lanier’s book You Are Not a Gadget was written in 2010, but its preface is a prescient banger...
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Jaron Lanier’s book You Are Not a Gadget was written in 2010, but its preface is a prescient banger for 2024, the year of our AI overlord: It's early in the 21st century, and that means that these words will mostly be read by nonpersons...[they] will be minced...within industrial...
Archinect - Features
Architect: Whose Title Is It Anyway? When is an architect not an ‘architect?’ In the fourth part of Archinect In-Depth: Licensure, we...
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When is an architect not an ‘architect?’ In the fourth part of Archinect In-Depth: Licensure, we explore the proliferation of the title 'architect' in cases beyond the built environment, most notably in the technology sector through terms such as 'software architect' or 'IT...
The Rational Walk
Daily Journal Annual Meeting Notes A reader has generously shared his notes from the Daily Journal annual meeting which took place in...
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A reader has generously shared his notes from the Daily Journal annual meeting which took place in Los Angeles on February 15, 2024.
The Honest Broker
What's the Greatest Live Music Event You Ever Saw? Today is open mic day at The Honest Broker
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Maps Mania
Guess This City 2.0
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Arduino Blog
A pair of Arduino UNO R4 boards power this Tron-inspired, decked-out shop room Bob Clagett of the “I Like to Make Stuff” YouTube channel has recently undertaken an extensive shop...
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Bob Clagett of the “I Like to Make Stuff” YouTube channel has recently undertaken an extensive shop renovation project where he is rearranging tools, tidying up various spaces, and even creating a dedicated “clean” room for his collection of 3D printers/electronics work. With its...
Quanta Magazine
The Enduring Mystery of How Water Freezes Making ice requires more than subzero temperatures. The unpredictable process takes microscopic...
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Making ice requires more than subzero temperatures. The unpredictable process takes microscopic scaffolding, random jiggling and often a little bit of bacteria. The post The Enduring Mystery of How Water Freezes first appeared on Quanta Magazine
Business Brainstorms
💡 Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week “There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” Thomas Edison 💡Human QA At least based on my experience...
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“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” Thomas Edison 💡Human QA At least based on my experience this seems like a service a ton of companies desperately need. Automated checks are awesome, but they can never spot all the weird edge cases that a human can.
Product Identity
What’s the future of AI hardware? I don't have answers
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Common Edge
Explaining NYC’s Arcane, and Possibly Unconstitutional, Planning and Approval Process It’s the “City of Yes”—even if you say “NO”!
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Classical Wisdom
What is the Tall Poppy Syndrome? Is it good, bad or relative?
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History Today Feed
Robert the Bruce: Born To Be King? Robert the Bruce: Born To Be King? JamesHoare Mon, 06/17/2024 - 11:11
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The Marginalian
Befriending a Blackbird Friendship is a lifeline twined of truth and tenderness. That we extend it to each other is...
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Friendship is a lifeline twined of truth and tenderness. That we extend it to each other is benediction enough. To extend it across the barrier of biology and sentience, to another creature endowed with a wholly other consciousness, partakes of the miraculous. Born in England in...
The Elysian
My TEDx talk about the future of fiction And publishing.
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African History...
A muslim kingdom in the Ethiopian highlands: the history of Ifat and Adal ca. 1285-1520. During the late Middle Ages, the northern Horn of Africa was home to some of the continent's most...
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During the late Middle Ages, the northern Horn of Africa was home to some of the continent's most powerful dynasties, whose history significantly shaped the region's social landscape. The history of one of these dynasties, often referred to as the Solomonids, has been...
SOCKS
The Permanence of Form from Vernacular to Rationalism: Giuseppe Pagano’s “Architettura Rurale... Giuseppe Pagano was a central figure in Italian architecture of the first part of the 20th century....
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Giuseppe Pagano was a central figure in Italian architecture of the first part of the 20th century. Along with his practice as a rationalist architect and his political engagement, which led him to leave the Fascist Party, join the Resistance, and later be deported to Mauthausen,...
Creative Profit with...
Easy steps to start investing in the stock market Invest in long term, Diversify, Don't stress to time the market, Stay calm ... It is not that...
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A Smart Bear
Being who you are, while becoming better We're told "be yourself" to seek happiness and success. But what if "being yourself" also means...
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We're told "be yourself" to seek happiness and success. But what if "being yourself" also means striving to become better? What is "yourself?"
journal – Winnie Lim
when goodness is not so good Last week I briefly wrote that the push for humans to be good is a net negative for this world....
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Last week I briefly wrote that the push for humans to be good is a net negative for this world. There were a couple of comments asking me to elaborate, so I...
The Ruffian
Creativity Needs Stupidity How artists think and unthink
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nanoscale views
Artificial intelligence, extrapolation, and physical constraints Disclaimer and disclosure:  The "arrogant physicist declaims about some topic far outside their...
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Disclaimer and disclosure:  The "arrogant physicist declaims about some topic far outside their domain expertise (like climate change or epidemiology or economics or geopolitics or....) like everyone actually in the field is clueless" trope is very overplayed at this point, and...
FIRE v London
May ’24: UK election called The month of May seems a little while ago, so I’d better get on and write it up. This will be quick....
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The month of May seems a little while ago, so I’d better get on and write it up. This will be quick. The big news in the UK was Rishi Sunak, the outgoing PM, calling a general election for 4 July. Independence-from-the-Tories Day. May was also the month that u-turner/blowharder...
A Collection of...
Collections: How to Raise a Tribal Army in Pre-Roman Europe, Part II: Government Without States This is the second part of our (planned) three part (I) look at how some ‘tribal’ or more correctly,...
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This is the second part of our (planned) three part (I) look at how some ‘tribal’ or more correctly, non-state agrarian peoples raised armies to fight the Romans (and others) in the third through first centuries BC. Last time, we looked at the subsistence basis of these societies...
Artificial Ignorance
AI Roundup 071: How do you like them AIs June 14, 2024.
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Dan Slimmon
Fight knowledge decay with a rich Incident Summary It only takes a few off-the-rails incidents in your software career to realize the importance of...
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It only takes a few off-the-rails incidents in your software career to realize the importance of writing things down. That’s why so many companies’ incident response protocols define a scribe role. The scribe’s job, generally, is to take notes on everything that happens. In other...
Irrational...
Video of Using LLMs in your product. A month ago, I wrote up some notes on using LLMs in your product, and yesterday I got to present an...
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A month ago, I wrote up some notes on using LLMs in your product, and yesterday I got to present an iteration on those notes to the folks at the Sapphire Venture’s 2024 Hypergrowth Engineering Summit. If you’re interested, you can watch a recording of my talk on Youtube. There’s...
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Herman's...
Plain text journaling The new/old way of keeping a digital journal
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Castles in the Sky
What We Have Given Up in Exchange for This Limitless Bounty Novelty and Nostalgia in Second-Tier Grocery Stores
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SatPost by Trung...
Learning to Slow Down Time It feels like time is moving faster when we age. How to slow it down? Nature, vacations, events,...
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It feels like time is moving faster when we age. How to slow it down? Nature, vacations, events, novelty and random day trips to Disneyland.
AFAR Media - Travel...
Eco-Friendly Cruise Activities for Nature Lovers
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Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Routing Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: Better than sociologists who propose by questioning...
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Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: Better than sociologists who propose by questioning the role of the engagement ring in nuptial rituals. Today's News:
The Architectural...
Four Versions: This Is How Penn Station, NY, Might Look if Rebuilt You may have heard about ReThinkNYC, a movement and not-for-profit corporation dedicated to...
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You may have heard about ReThinkNYC, a movement and not-for-profit corporation dedicated to rebuilding the original Pennsylvania Station in New York through ReThinkPennStationNYC. Collaborating with classical architect Richard Cameron, they have developed three new variations on...
somenice
CBC Spark with Nora Young Really upset to recently learn that Spark with Nora Young has been cancelled by the CBC, ending in...
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Really upset to recently learn that Spark with Nora Young has been cancelled by the CBC, ending in June 2024. (Announcement episode) One of the most intelligent, progressive technology-in-society news shows in Canada or anywhere for that matter. Perhaps that it’s medium is radio...
RhysTranter.com
Robert Pirsig on Selfless Climbing While packing for a trip I pick up an old book I haven’t read for a long time. It’s a 1976 edition...
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While packing for a trip I pick up an old book I haven’t read for a long time. It’s a 1976 edition of Henri Nouwen’s The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery.
Nadia Asparouhova
How to do the jhanas The jhanas are a series of eight (or nine) altered mental states, which progress from euphoria, to...
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The jhanas are a series of eight (or nine) altered mental states, which progress from euphoria, to calm, to dissolution of reality – culminating in cessation, or loss of consciousness. They are induced via sustained concentration, without any external stimuli or substances. This...
Handprinted - Blog
Meet The Maker: Fiona Black My name is Fiona Black and I am an artist, folk musician, writer, history geek and lover of stories....
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My name is Fiona Black and I am an artist, folk musician, writer, history geek and lover of stories. Home for me is the Highland village of Evanton, just north of Inverness on the shore of the Cromarty Firth. I am happy to have returned to live and create in the Highlands, and I...
Escaping Flatland
Thoughts on agency If anyone is in the mood for a video call, I would like to get a few of you together on Saturday at...
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If anyone is in the mood for a video call, I would like to get a few of you together on Saturday at 6 pm CET (9 am PST). Like last time, I’ll prepare a few questions (probably relating to today’s post since that is top of mind) but mostly we’ll just talk about whatever comes up....
Tony Finch's blog
nsnotifyd-2.1 released I have made a new release of nsnotifyd, a tiny DNS server that just listens for NOTIFY messages and...
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I have made a new release of nsnotifyd, a tiny DNS server that just listens for NOTIFY messages and runs a script when one of your zones changes. This nsnotifyd-2.1 release includes a few bugfixes: more lenient handling of trailing . in domain names on the command line avoid...
CONTEMPORIST
Black Accents Are Ever Present Throughout This Apartment Koshulynskyy & Mayer studio has sent us photos of an apartment interior they completed that includes...
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Koshulynskyy & Mayer studio has sent us photos of an apartment interior they completed that includes matte black accents throughout its design. The apartment, designed for a family, includes a living room with a dark accent wall, and a large couch in front of a suspended cabinet...
Cheese and Biscuits
Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia Since the closure of Le Gavroche, Pied à Terre is now the London restaurant which has held at least...
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Since the closure of Le Gavroche, Pied à Terre is now the London restaurant which has held at least one Michelin star for the longest time. It first won the accolade shortly after it opened back in 1991, a time when fine dining meant French dining, and the term "gastropub" was...
Trying to Understand...
The Modern World Is Boring. Where are the heroes and the adventures now?
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Map of the Week
Map for Bloomsday I have not read Ulysses by James Joyce, few people have. Even fewer have understood it. To honor the...
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I have not read Ulysses by James Joyce, few people have. Even fewer have understood it. To honor the annual Bloomsday festival going on right now, here is a map showing the wanderings and locations within the book. The map about as easy to understand as the plot itself. I have...
Open Culture
How the 13th-Century Sufi Poet Rumi Became One of the World’s Most Popular Writers The Middle East is hardly the world’s most harmonious region, and it only gets more fractious if you...
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The Middle East is hardly the world’s most harmonious region, and it only gets more fractious if you add in South Asia and the Mediterranean. But there’s one thing on which many residents of that wide geographical span can agree: Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī. One might at first...
The American Scholar
Agent 37 The post Agent 37 appeared first on The American Scholar.
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How to save an old printer from the e-waste pile with a Raspberry Pi A family member has a Canon PIXMA MP250 printer, originally released in 2009. It has been a very...
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A family member has a Canon PIXMA MP250 printer, originally released in 2009. It has been a very reliable piece of hardware, especially for a printer. Then came Windows 10. The printer would not work out of the box with it and the official drivers got stuck during installation....
A Beautiful Site
Styling Custom Elements Without Reflecting Attributes I've been struggling with the idea of reflecting attributes in custom elements and when it's...
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I've been struggling with the idea of reflecting attributes in custom elements and when it's appropriate. I think I've identified a gap in the platform, but I'm not sure exactly how we should fill it. I'll explain with an example. Let's say I want to make a simple badge component...
Spoon & Tamago
Photographer Meticulously Recreates Images of Chickens Painted by Edo-Era Artist Ito Jakuchu Edo-era painter Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) excelled at capturing the flora and fauna of the natural...
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Edo-era painter Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) excelled at capturing the flora and fauna of the natural world, a skill that extended to remarkable depictions of birds. In particular, chickens were a common theme for the artist and it was said that Jakuchu owned many of them, and allowed...
Nat Eliason's Essays
Harry Potter and the Secret to Learning We've Been Doing it Wrong
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Ed Zitron's Where's...
Silicon Valley's False Prophet The tech industry has craved a messiah since the death of Steve Jobs, but in OpenAI CEO Sam Altman...
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The tech industry has craved a messiah since the death of Steve Jobs, but in OpenAI CEO Sam Altman they’ve discovered more of a false prophet — a seedy grifter that uses his remarkable ability to impress and manipulate Silicon Valley’s elite to mask a total
High Signal
The Ultimate Guide to Social Proof Social proof is a powerful concept in marketing. It's the idea that as consumers, we are influenced...
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Social proof is a powerful concept in marketing. It's the idea that as consumers, we are influenced by what others do, especially people we admire. If you have ever seen a website mention its number of users, a review from a customer, or company logos, you've
Computer Things
Nondeterminism in Formal Specification Just an unordered collections of thoughts on this. In programming languages, nondeterminism tends to...
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Just an unordered collections of thoughts on this. In programming languages, nondeterminism tends to come from randomness, concurrency, or external forces (like user input or other systems). In specification languages, we also have nondeterminism as a means of abstraction. Say...
Contemporist...
The Black Exterior Of This Home Leads To A Pink Kitchen Inside Paul Archer Design has shared photos of a home they completed in Wivenhoe, England, for an artist...
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Paul Archer Design has shared photos of a home they completed in Wivenhoe, England, for an artist who wanted a light-filled interior with room to work and to entertain.
Both Are True
What does your stupid art even do for the world? asking for a friend asking for nick cave asking for my son asking for me
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Retail Design Blog
Jianliang Liquor Store by Riverside Design Studio Brand Identity for Jianliang Liquor Store Jianliang Liquor Store is a franchised personalized...
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Brand Identity for Jianliang Liquor Store Jianliang Liquor Store is a franchised personalized service store under Jianli Grain and Liquor...
Res Obscura
Centuries of Childhood The history of childhood is one of multiplicity — so why do we tell parents such simplistic stories...
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The history of childhood is one of multiplicity — so why do we tell parents such simplistic stories about it?
Out-of-Pocket Blog
More weird rules in healthcare | Out-Of-Pocket 3 liters of blood, sequential billing, COBRA, and more
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Retail Design Blog
Horsley Bridge Partners Offices by Huntsman Architectural Group Huntsman Architectural Group designed a modern and collaborative workspace in a 1920’s Art Deco...
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Huntsman Architectural Group designed a modern and collaborative workspace in a 1920’s Art Deco tower for Horsley Bridge in San...
Dr Alun Withey
Should I Stay or Should I go?: Encouraging travel in the early modern period. Travel today is often portrayed as a healthy activity, good for body, mind…and what’s left of the...
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Travel today is often portrayed as a healthy activity, good for body, mind…and what’s left of the spirit!  A good holiday is generally viewed as a tonic, and holiday company advertisements extol the virtues of ‘getting away’, encountering new places, people and cultures and (if...
Retail Design Blog
DICA café by Artefact As a veritable hotbed of creativity on numerous levels, it isn’t hard to imagine life in Seoul has...
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As a veritable hotbed of creativity on numerous levels, it isn’t hard to imagine life in Seoul has plenty to...
One Useful Thing
What Apple's AI Tells Us: Experimental Models⁴ Siri versus the machine god?
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Retail Design Blog
The shore, the tide, the current: an oceanic Caribbean exhibition by Ignacio G. Galán + OF... The architectural proposal for the exhibition “the shore, the tide, the current: an oceanic...
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Commoncog
Business Ecosystem Change Takes Time The birth of Sony, and the possibility that private corporations and private individuals can change...
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The birth of Sony, and the possibility that private corporations and private individuals can change broader business ecosystems.
The Convivial...
The Work of Art The Convivial Society: Vol. 5, No. 8
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Noahpinion
Three holes in the U.S.' economic strategy against China Legacy chips, drones, and coordination with allies.
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Weighty Thoughts
China's AI Journey Talking to Jordan Schneider from ChinaTalk about China's technological ascent
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Adventures In...
Find and download vintage USGS topo maps The new Historical Topo Map Explorer is out of beta and ready for you to dive into a collection of...
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The new Historical Topo Map Explorer is out of beta and ready for you to dive into a collection of over 180,000 beautiful vintage USGS topo maps! Use this updated Living Atlas app to geographically browse, download, export, and even animate, these cartographic objects of joy....
Epic Web Dev
Good Code, Testable Code (article) Learn what testability means, how it relates to code complexity, and why it's essential for...
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Learn what testability means, how it relates to code complexity, and why it's essential for effective testing.
Construction Physics
How to Build an AI Data Center This piece is the first in a new series from the Institute for Progress (IFP), called Compute in...
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This piece is the first in a new series from the Institute for Progress (IFP), called Compute in America: Building the Next Generation of AI Infrastructure at Home. In this series, we examine the challenges of accelerating the American AI data center buildout. Future pieces will...
Retail Design Blog
Poetry Gin by Studio Boam Creation of a complete graphic universe linked to the world of art, poetry and nature. Poetry Gin is...
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Creation of a complete graphic universe linked to the world of art, poetry and nature. Poetry Gin is the art...
Retail Design Blog
FanDuel Offices by Unispace Unispace partnered with FanDuel to design a vibrant, flexible 65,000 square-foot office in Atlanta’s...
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Unispace partnered with FanDuel to design a vibrant, flexible 65,000 square-foot office in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, reflecting a disruptive...
Nela Dunato Art &...
My policy on the use of generative AI in creative work I have never used generative AI software to produce original written content, images, code, audio,...
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I have never used generative AI software to produce original written content, images, code, audio, or video, and do not intend to in the future. All of the art, design, photography, writing, video, and audio material published on NelaDunato.com and other websites I own have been...
Retail Design Blog
ramencraft restaurant by SOA architekti Quite similar to coffee, ramen has gained an extensive global reach, becoming even a culinary...
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Quite similar to coffee, ramen has gained an extensive global reach, becoming even a culinary routine in the lifestyle of...
Retail Design Blog
CAAA restaurant by External Reference The restaurant CAAA by Pietro Catalano, located in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland, is a project...
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The restaurant CAAA by Pietro Catalano, located in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland, is a project that not only...
balajis.com
California Is Not A Democracy It's a one-party state. They hold elections, but the Party always wins.
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Magnet Fishing
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Quantum Frontiers
Quantum Frontiers salutes an English teacher If I ever mention a crazy high-school English teacher to you, I might be referring to Mr. Lukacs....
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If I ever mention a crazy high-school English teacher to you, I might be referring to Mr. Lukacs. One morning, before the first bell rang, I found him wandering among the lockers, wearing a white beard and a mischievous grin. … Continue reading →
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The world is full of problems: Pain, poverty, illness, war, pollution, to pick a few among thousands. Many of us feel like we need to Do Something about these problems. There’s just one problem (sorry):
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A boundless creative with a uniquely romantic, rainbow-hued aesthetic, Luke Edward Hall has reinvigorated our appetite for English Country House Style – and embroidered velvet slippers. For this week’s episode of Homing In, Matt Gibberd gets the invitation we’ve all been waiting...
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On a recent run I was talking with a friend from Spain about immigration in Europe. We speculated about whether the population of Spain would be growing or shrinking if there were no international migration. I thought it might be shrinking, but we were not sure. Fortunately, Our...
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It’s the beginning of another summer, and I’m looking forward to outdoor barbecues, swimming in lakes and pools, and sharing my home-made ice cream with friends and family. One thing that I won’t encounter this summer, but I did last … Continue reading →
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In the Web Component world, attribute reflection is commonly used to style custom elements both internally and as public APIs for consumers. If you're not familiar, attribute reflection occurs when an attribute in the DOM is updated due to changes in a corresponding property. A...
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We don't know how this AI thing will turn out, but there is much to be learned from the cycles of hype that have already occurred on the web. The post Beware the cloud of hype appeared first on The History of the Web.