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Week 201720

Some Americans spend billions to get teeth whiter. Some wait in line to get them pulled.
Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet’s
The famed nurse was also an early practitioner of marshaling statistics to advance social causes.
Introducing Stack Overflow Trends
On a typical day, developers ask over 8,000 questions on Stack Overflow about programming problems they run into in their work. Which technologies are they asking about, and how has that changed over time?
Design Better Data Tables – uxdesign.cc
data is meaningless without the ability to visualize and act upon it
The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada
Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend
‘Airbnb sees more than 75 million searches each day, which makes the search page our highest traffic page.’
If Americans Can Find North Korea on a Map, They’re More Likely to Prefer Diplomacy
Here’s How Facebook Knows Who You Meet In Real Life
Systems Smart Enough To Know When They’re Not Smart Enough
There are two problems here: bad info and bad presentation. I’ve got some thoughts on how designers of data-driven interfaces can get better at the presentation part to help caution users about inevitable bad info.
Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52
Representative for singer, who helped take the grunge sound of the 1990s into the mainstream, said his death was sudden and unexpected
The Secret Life of Urban Crows
When TV Logos Were Physical Objects

Week 201719

How working less could solve all our problems. Really.
Why There Are No New Social Networks – The Ringer
There’s the big five — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat — and then a series of fringe social media services unable to break through with invention. Why are we stuck in a cycle of sameness?
There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up
Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth’s climate warms
‘American Gods’ Found the Right People at the Right Time
Neil Gaiman’s novel, long considered unfilmable, is finally on TV.
dBud – Kickstarter
Volume adjustable earplugs with clear, safe sound by EarLabs
Andrew W.K. on Death Metal – VICE
It makes me feel better about being alive.
We Converted $100 Into As Many Currencies As Possible
Turning $100 into $8.20 in 34 steps.

Week 201718

The Love and Terror of Nick Cave | GQ
The Myth of a Superhuman AI
The rise of the useless class
"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."
That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think
article by The New York Times
SQL is 43 years old
here’s 8 reasons we still use it today
People think juice is good for them. They’re wrong.
The truth is that fruit juice, even if it is freshly pressed, 100 percent juice, is little more than sugar water. Yet many Americans believe that juice is good for them.
How to Undo the Damage of Sitting – 7 Simple Exercises
Reckon you’ve seen some stupid security things? Here, hold my beer…
Science Fiction Interfaces
Hidden Giants in the wilderness of Copenhagen
5 Highlights from ‘The Godfather’ 45th Anniversary Reunion
A legendary line-up of speakers retold iconic behind-the-scenes stories and shared mutual, little-known memories.
Aleutian Dreams – Corey Arnold – Photographer

Week 201717

What you need to know about the French presidential election
Hollywood’s New Script
You Can’t Make Movies Without China
Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s worst places to be a woman, has just been put on the UN commission to promote gender equality
‘Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief’
The Longer the Race, the Stronger We Get
At the outer edges of endurance sports, something interesting is happening: women are beating men
Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago? Get the Facts
A new study has dropped a bombshell on archaeology, claiming signs of human activity in the Americas far earlier than thought.
The Boring Company | Hacker News
Reactions to the video for highway tunnel proposals

Week 201716

The Blood of the Crab
Horseshoe crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel—and so biomedical companies are bleeding 500,000 every year. Can this creature that’s been around since the dinosaurs be saved?
The Biblical Tale of Noah’s Ark Revised to Account for Climate Change – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
History of Iron Maiden’s Album Art
The secrets to a truly restorative vacation
Is the Internet Ruining Tattoos?
Robert Taylor, Man Who Invented Internet, Dies at 85
In 1966, Robert Taylor transferred from NASA into ARPA, and saw an immediate opportunity and an immediate problem on his first day on the job.
mini.css
Minimal, responsive, style-agnostic CSS framework
Why being grumpy at work is good for you — Quartz
Research also suggests being forced to fake happiness for long periods of time can cause physical and emotional health problems, from depression to cardiovascular conditions.
Who’s who in Versailles?
A guide to the French court
reMarkable | The paper tablet
Here to replace your notebooks, sketchbooks and printouts. Paper-like reading, writing and sketching with digital powers.
The Real Story Behind the Spiritual Black Metal Blues of Zeal and Ardor’s ‘Devil Is Fine’

Week 201715

Iosevka
Iosevka is a slender monospace sans-serif and slab-serif typeface inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono, designed to be the ideal font for programming.
Anything Men Can Do I Can Do Bleeding – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Week 201714

Google tries to define a valid family. Predictable awfulness ensues.
The effort resulted from a trendy idea in DRM circles: the "authorized domain," which would be a "family’s worth" of devices that could be authorized to share content.
Watch: Gary Robbins finishes Barkley Marathons six seconds short of 60-hour cut-off | SI.com
My Fully Optimized Life Allows Me Ample Time to Optimize Yours – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
To really take it up a notch, add four acacia thorns and a half-teaspoon of Tibetan monk tears.
Mastodon Is Like Twitter Without Nazis, So Why Are We Not Using It?
I quit Twitter to join a kinder, nicer, decentralized open source version of Twitter.
Trump’s Patriarchal Counter-Revolution | New Republic
Sexism is making a comeback under the president and his heavily male administration, sparking a renewed war over gender equality.
How Nutritious Is Human Flesh?
Being a woman in programming in the Soviet Union
What the EU27 wants from Brexit

Week 201713

Which non-technology book has influenced you the most and why?
Ask Hacker News
This is what a news organization built on reader trust looks like
NYU professor explains why he’s working with De Correspondent on its U.S. launch — and why figuring out a trusted membership model is key to journalism’s future.
Henry Rollins on defining success
Programmer Competency Matrix
Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history
Internet providers now just need a signature from President Trump before they’re free to take, share, and even sell your web browsing history without your permission.
William Powell dies at 66 – LA Times
author of counterculture manifesto ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’
Caballo Blanco’s Last Run
The Micah True Story – NYTimes.com
The ‘Hidden Figures’ Costume Designer
on Dressing Taraji P. Henson as an Early-’60s, Barrier-Busting NASA Mathematician
Climate Change List

Week 201712

the keto diet
The truth behind the world’s most cutting-edge, fat-burning performance meal plan
The Good Country
Low Carb High Healthy Fat Diet
The Story of Ishi
Dystopian dreams
how feminist science fiction predicted the future
Cigarette cards
The life hacks of 100 years ago
Can Chivalry Be Anything Other Than Chauvinism in 2017?

Week 201711

What Happens When Bookstore Employees Get Bored
I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee
It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone
In AMP we trust
Google have provided a list of best practices for making fast web pages, but the only way they can truly verify that a page is sticking to those best practices is by hosting their own copy, URLs be damned.
Project 1917
Lets you relive the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution from letters, photos, videos, and texts written at the time.
The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel
New banknote series
New Norwegian banknotes. I miss the gulden. Sigh.