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Week 201738

Soviet Officer Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77
An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The great nutrient collapse
The fact that my bread doesn’t have the micronutrients it did 20 years ago―how would you know?
Elon Musk Reveals the Main Reason He’s Trying to Make as Much Money as Possible
Musk proposes that it’s a necessity to make humans a space-faring civilization
The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed
Hollywood Steroid Use
When A-List Actors Go the A-Rod Route
What If Clothes Were Made to Fit Bodies?
How limited sizing reinforces the myth of the perfect body.
Wat gaat er gebeuren met WhatsApp?
Bits of Freedom
Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind
World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Arrives in Tokyo
Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana Review
A new kind of map: it’s about time

Week 201737

Missouri Court to Hear Landmark Case on Satanic Temple Abortion
Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes
After the flood | Projects | AtF Spark
Inspired by Edward Tufte’s “sparklines,” the typeface turns typed numerals into inline data visualizations.
In 8 stappen voldoen aan de privacywetgeving
AMPersand. — Ethan Marcotte
no single company should be able to exert this much influence over the direction of the web.
A Simple Design Flaw Makes It Astoundingly Easy To Hack Siri And Alexa
Hackers can take control of the world’s most popular voice assistants by whispering to them in frequencies humans can’t hear.
How Civilization Started | The New Yorker
The Case Against Civilization. Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?
Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?
Donald Trump Is the First White President
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.
What every software engineer should know about search
NUTORIOUS peanut butter

Week 201736

Ask the Maester: Why Is Jon the Heir to the Iron Throne?
This Tiny Country Feeds the World
The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.
If We Fail
The effects of climate change are already upon us. Here’s what the 2020s and 2030s will look like if we fail to change things.
If You Build It, the Dutch Will Pedal – The New York Times
Flamingos In The Men’s Room
How Zoos And Aquariums Handle Hurricanes
The solution to the Voynich manuscript
Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say
“We should be naming hurricanes after Exxon and Chevron, not Harvey and Irma.”
New study out today asserts 50% of temperature increase & 32% of sea level rise was caused by just 90 companies
Publishing with Apache Kafka at The New York Times

Week 201735

I Created the Hashtag #EmptythePews Because It’s Time for Evangelicals To Walk Out of Toxic Churches
Wait, Do People Actually Know Just How Evil This Man Is?
Joe Arpaio’s reign was two decades of intimidation, cruelty, and abuses of power…
Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like
Ten Medieval Warrior Women
I used to lead tours at a plantation.
You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.
These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism
Abandoned States
Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment
The Joel Osteen Fiasco Says A Lot About American Christianity
The backlash against Lakewood Church’s response to Tropical Storm Harvey speaks to a larger powder keg of resentment directed at evangelical Christianity in the United States right now.

Week 201734

Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Foo Fighters And Rick Astley Rickroll The Summer Sonic Festival In Tokyo
I’m a founder of the Satanic Temple. Don’t blame Satan for white supremacy.
According To Google Trends, A Lot Of People Hurt Their Eyes Looking At The Eclipse
The Fundamentalists Holding Us Back from a Climate Change Solution
The evangelical Christian movement has been at war with environmentalism for decades—but the stakes have never been higher.
The Unexpected Rise of Zeal & Ardor’s Spiritual Black Metal Blues – Noisey
I’ve Been Drawing On Beaches Since Childhood, And I Still Do
work of Tim Hoekstra
Brave. Changing the world, one browser at a time.
A browser with your interests at heart. Browse faster by blocking ads and trackers that violate your privacy and cost you time and money.
Privacy Tools
Encryption Against Global Mass Surveillance

Week 201733

Dissecting the real-world accents in Game of Thrones
Is the world really better than ever?
The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good – and only our pessimism is holding us back.
Artist’s Powerful Logo Becomes Popular Anti-Nazi, Anti-Trump Symbol
Passwords Evolved
Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era
What Happens When You Tell the Internet You’re Pregnant
We might need another law to protect you from having your health information used against you.
Choosing a job title (for people who code)
Timeline of the Far Future

Week 201732

Change My View (CMV)
A place to post an opinion you accept may be flawed, in an effort to understand other perspectives on the issue. Enter with a mindset for conversation, not debate.
Roman Britain in Black and White
Unlearning the myth of American innocence | US news | The Guardian
We did not study world maps, because international geography, as a subject, had been phased out of many state curriculums long before.
Climate change is making us crazy: a conversation with Norman Fischer
Roman Britain, Mary Beard, and the battle for control of the past
I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

Week 201731

The ghostly radio station that no one claims to run
"MDZhB" has been broadcasting since 1982. No one knows why.
How Heavy Metal Is Keeping Us Sane – The Atlantic
Substituting Beans for Beef Would Help the U.S. Meet Climate Goals
With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.
Bassel Khartabil, In Memoriam | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian open source developer, blogger, entrepreneur, hackerspace founder, and free culture advocate, has been executed by the Syrian authorities.
Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes? – The New York Times
What’s new is the thought that while diabetes doesn’t “cause” Alzheimer’s, they have the same root: an over consumption of those “foods” that mess with insulin’s many roles.

Week 201730

UK ‘sleepwalking’ into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say
The government is “sleepwalking” into a post-Brexit future of insecure, unsafe and increasingly expensive food supplies, and has little idea how it will replace decades of EU regulation on the issue, a report by influential academics has said.
How working less could solve all our problems. Really. – ideas.ted.com
I hacked my body for a future that never came – The Verge
$200 solar self-sufficiency — without your landlord noticing.
10 years ago, Mad Men began a story of men who tried to change — and the women who actually did – Vox
Trent Reznor, In Conversation
A Guide to Intermittent Fasting
Sea-level rise could destroy Tampa Bay if a major hurricane hits – Washington Post
The area is due for a major hurricane, and it is not prepared. If a big one scores a direct hit, the damage would likely surpass Katrina.
Hill for the data scientist: an xkcd story
Correlation vs causation once again
Women’s fashion in every year from 1784-1970

Week 201729

In Defense Of Metal Fashion
Sketchplanations
A weekly explanation in a sketch
Implementing Webmentions
Health care in the US: Why universal health care never happened