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Legendary game designer Howard Scott Warshaw talks to us about creating the E.T. videogame in just five weeks, Atari's collapse, and more.
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Aww, Patreon just acquired Subbable, and despite having a "migration" in place, they don't actually support the same subscription options that Subbable did. :/
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Also, the actual migration won't finish (since it now requires a payment option on account creation unlike Subbable) during the binding to a PayPal account.

Has "a service I use was absorbed by another company" ever turned out as a positive thing for the people using it?
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Interesting study.  The article is sadly lacking on anything but vague hints of the actual pairings (not even a single usable example!).  You'll need to read the charts in the paper itself if you want to know what they actually found.

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1502/1502.03815.pdf
Indian food is something of an anomaly, but not for the reasons you might think.
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This article made us get Indian food tonight.  It was delicious.
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Fascinating!
Dec 27, 2014 I made this project about a year ago. At that time, I just started it for The GitHub Data Challenge II. So, it was very simple and concise implementaion for proof of concept. I've been aggregated convention data for a year. However, It is not analyze conventions of our codes deeply.
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Information does not behave in most ways like property.  We have, until recently, treated it as such because the importance of information as a tool and a medium was relatively low and the differences were easy to suppress.  This is increasingly shown to be a major flaw, and we need an entire new perspectives and class of laws to encompass how we treat information separate from physical property.

Only then can we truly be said to be living in an Information Age.
BBC: Lauri Love to appear in court next month to allow seized devices' release.
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NASA images have been free by default, but private space flight is another story.
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I've been following the development of the HTML5 menu tag for a while now, and I've found it to be one of the largely ignored parts of the HTML5 spec. Unfortunately a lot of the information about HTML5 menus is for an older version of the spec.

+Mozilla Firefox has supported the older version of the spec for a while, but recently there's been some work in +Google Chrome to start supporting the current spec (albeit behind a flag). I thought I'd write about how to make pure-HTML context menus and what the current support looks like in browsers.
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I finished reading M. R. Carey's The Girl With All The Gifts last night which I received from +Erin Stilwell (Thanks!).

Took me about a day to read it, as I felt an irresistible urge to devour the entire novel as soon as I was exposed to the characters in the very first chapter.

I don't want to spoil any of it, as the author does a good job of slowly revealing the nature of the story as it goes, but if you enjoy sci-fi sociology tales, there's a good chance this will interest you.

There are a couple of minor shortcomings, and it dances around the line of a few genre clichés, but overall it was quite enjoyable, at times even poetic, and left me hungry for more.
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For once I wasn't thinking that much about gendered stuff.  Which is funny cuz the book I read immediately before this one had some similar themes and I'd kind of mentally labeled it "feminist Pet Semetary."  I am interested in your thoughts on it.
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"So what can we learn from this Lenovo/Superfish/Komodia/PrivDog debacle? For users, we’ve learned that you can’t trust the software that comes preinstalled on your computers—which means reinstalling a fresh OS will now have to be standard operating procedure whenever someone buys a new computer.

"But the most important lesson is for software vendors, who should learn that attempting to intercept their customers’ encrypted HTTPS traffic will only put their customers’ security at risk."
Over the past week many more details have emerged about the HTTPS-breaking Superfish software that Lenovo pre-installed on its laptops for several months. As is often the case with breaking security incidents, most of what we know has come from security engineers volunteering their time to study the problem and sharing their findings via blogs and social media.
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"Commercial infringement, where an infringer sells unauthorized copies of content for financial gain, is and should be a crime. But that's not what the US is pushing for—it's trying to get language passed in TPP that would make a criminal out of anyone who simply shares or otherwise makes available copyrighted works on a “commercial scale.”
"As anyone who has ever had a meme go viral knows, it is very easy to distribute content on a commercial scale online, even without it being a money-making operation. That means fans who distribute subtitles to foreign movies or anime, or archivists and librarians who preserve and upload old books, videos, games, or music, could go to jail or face huge fines for their work. Someone who makes a remix film and puts it online could be under threat. Such a broad definition is ripe for abuse, and we've seen such abuse happen many times before."
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways.
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It was pretty obvious to a lot of us in school that these things were true, and to be honest I'm sure a lot of our teachers knew it too. It's hard (but perhaps not impossible) to address a lot of them as long as we're committed to the industrialized factory system of education. Little by little, maybe we can chip away at the bad assumptions and make something truly worthy.
'If we all agree that a given principle is true, then why in the world do our schools still function as if it weren’t?'
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Yup.  It all seemed pretty obvious to me in middle school, which is why I transferred to a private school.  It wasn't perfect, but having smaller class sizes helps just about everything on this list.
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