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A charity's radical experiment: giving 6,000 Kenyans enough money to escape poverty for a decade
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The Uber model just doesn't work for other industries. The price points always fail -- and that's a good thing
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Came across this again.  Essay on Bastion and games-as-art.
Listen, this might be the wine talking, but Bastion is a damn incredible game from a lit crit perspective. I mean, for one thing, look at the-- [WHUMP] Oh, shit, sorry, watch your step there. Yes, I had Lord Humongous punch some holes in the floor for ambiance. Yes, this is my fifth glass, ...
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aloe-jelly: “ computersaresadtoo: “ XP/98 remix ” ok what the fuck ”
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“Civility, in the real world, has one function: to defend the powerful and connected against criticism. I believe in kindness. I believe in empathy. When they are warranted and appropriate, as they are with strangers or those who lack influence and power. But I have never seen civility endorsed, in the way it constantly is against me, in a way that doesn’t seek to preserve the delicate feelings of the already-influential. Yes, I believe that political correctness has some negative consequences, yes. We have to be able to say so when it does. But political correctness is a sometimes-unhelpful way to defend the weak. Civility, at least as it exists in real practice, is an always-unhelpful way to defend the powerful. It’s political correctness in the defense of the connected. And unlike most people who call for political correctness, those who call for civility tend to have teeth. They actually can achieve some of the nefarious personal consequences that are routinely associated with political correctness, precisely because the people who call for civility are the ones with the power.”
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Ouch, right in the feels.
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Uh, WTF?
Revolv is a home automation hub that Google acquired 17 months ago; yesterday, Google announced that as of May 15, it will killswitch all the Revolvs in the field and render them inert. Section 120…
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This does not bode well for a company that wants to sell you self driving cars.
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“The notion that Mr. Trump voices ideas that his supporters are “afraid” to express, vital truths lost to the scourge of political correctness, has been a rhetorical through-line of his campaign. Mr. Trump says exactly what he thinks, his fans gush — about immigrants, about Muslims, about women — a bygone pleasure now denied most Americans.

It’s an odd construction. Once you say, “He says what I’m afraid to say,” and point to a man who is essentially a 24/7 fire hose of unequivocal bigotry, you’ve said what you’re afraid to say, so how afraid could you have been in the first place? The phrase is a dodge, a way to acknowledge that you’re aware it’s a little naughty to be a misogynist xenophobe in 2016, while letting like-minded people know, with a conspiratorial wink, that you’re only pretending to care. It’s a wild grab for plausible deniability — how can I be a white supremacist when I’m just your nice grandpa? — an artifact of a culture in which some people believe that it’s worse to be called racist than to be racist.” http://buff.ly/1TDaBhW
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I don't think most people are, at heart as offensive as Trump is. The problem is that they don't think being a misogynist xenophobe is a bad enough trait. Their willing to accept it if he can "make America great". My hope is that Trump manages to insult enough groups that people identify with, so too many people feel too personally insulted to vote for him.
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Dawkins was dis-invited to speak at a science conference after tweeting what he calls an "irreverent joke song"
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[Star Wars spoilers ahead] Having now seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens four times in eight days, I’m thoroughly obsessed with the movie and have become fascinated by the growing ranks of Fin…
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A gay atheist computer geek who escaped Kansas and is now working in the Bay Area tech industry.
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  • Kansas State University
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
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Chronos, Chronos Tachyon
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Computer Engineer
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  • Fitbit
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2016 - present
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2008 - 2015
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Mass Effect Retrospective 44: Boss Fight
www.shamusyoung.com

Here we are. The mysterious and legendary Quarian homeworld. We’ve been hearing about this place since we met Tali way back at the start of

Superman's Cat: Fuzzball - Album on Imgur
imgur.com

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.

Google reaches into customers' homes and bricks their gadgets
boingboing.net

Revolv is a home automation hub that Google acquired 17 months ago; yesterday, Google announced that as of May 15, it will killswitch all th

Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of S...
www.salon.com

The Uber model just doesn't work for other industries. The price points always fail -- and that's a good thing

Storming the Ivory Tower: I Dig My Hole, You Build A Wall
stormingtheivorytower.blogspot.com

Listen, this might be the wine talking, but Bastion is a damn incredible game from a lit crit perspective. I mean, for one thing, look at th

I thought I could reason with Antonin Scalia: A more naive young fool ne...
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I clerked for Scalia, certain he prized reason. From our leather chairs, we never saw the lives his rulings gutted

36 year-old DESTROYS 29-year-old millennial who “ripped” 25-year-old Yel...
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On Friday, a Yelp/Eat24 employee wrote a blog post to her CEO about her minimum wage compensation, which she said came o…

Stop pouting, Richard Dawkins: Sharing a rape “joke” targeting an activi...
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Dawkins was dis-invited to speak at a science conference after tweeting what he calls an "irreverent joke song"

In Defense of Finn/Poe
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Ruining your fun since 2009!

The True Meaning of Christmas (That Everyone Forgets) | Cracked.com
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It's hard to understand why Christmas came to be a big deal, even for people who have never stepped foot inside a church, without understand

They charged a rape victim for “lying”: Chilling case deserves same atte...
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A rape victim is falsely accused of making up her attack — her disturbing experience deserves national attention

An Unbelievable Story of Rape
www.themarshallproject.org

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

George Will’s had enough lying: His battle with Bill O’Reilly is finally...
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"Killing Reagan" battle is really for the soul of the GOP. Too bad both sides are grifters and hacks

U.S. gun deaths, 2004-2010
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated the average annual number of gun deaths per 100,000 residents in U.S. counties. Th

Violence Is Not a Product of Mental Illness. Violence Is a Product of An...
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In the 1980s, around the time of the massive deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, I was working toward my degree in clinical psycholo

Obama Says That Our Gun Supply Leads to More Deaths. The GOP Has No Plau...
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On Thursday evening, as details trickled in from the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, President Obama pointed the finger of blame at Ameri