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Steve McNally
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With the news that PGP is one of the things that is still tough for the NSA, now is a great time to donate to GnuPG, which I just did.
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A few Ableton engineers were profiled in Wired, iirc, about a decade ago. I've been unable to find it. They were already doing mind- (and beat-) warping stuff then and continue today.

There's other hardware, and other DAWs, that can do similar things. Beyond looking cool, I'd still put money on Push and the latest from Ableton rise above the competition.

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funded by taxpayers and/but/yet making a profit

“EPB offers faster Internet speeds for the money, and shows equal pep in both uploading and downloading content, with Comcast and AT&T trailing on quickness.” Meanwhile, EPB officials tell the Washington Post that the utility’s telecom services have become “a great profit center” — an assertion confirmed by a Standard & Poor credit upgrade notice pointing out that the utility “is now covering all costs from telephone, video and Internet revenue, as well as providing significant financial benefit to the electric system.”
Chattanooga's public electric utility offers residents lightning-quick connections -- much to big telecoms' dismay
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I do hope the F-35 will fly and approach their potential. The Marines, Navy, and Air Force are, too. Also, the U.K., Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Japan, and South Korea.

The track record to date is bad. And is this calculus business as usual?

"Lockheed has carefully hired suppliers and subcontractors in almost every state to ensure that virtually all senators and members of Congress have a stake in keeping the program -- and the jobs it has created -- in place."

Probably -- it's effective at this scale.

The next-generation F-35, the most expensive plane ever built, may be too dangerous to fly. Why is Congress keeping it alive?
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Musk puts on a show and delivers the goods. "The new vehicle is based on a design that has already delivered supplies to the ISS autonomously several times." Ass-kickery -

qz.com/219492/spacex-shows-washington-its-non-russian-trampoline-into-orbit/
The US needs Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to send astronauts to the International Space Station. So when Americans threatened to stop importing Russian rocket engines due to the country's Ukrainian incursion, Russia's defense czar, Dmitry Rogozin, taunted them with the suggestion that NASA might as well invest in trampolines to get into orbit: https://twitter.com/DRogozin/statuses/462308599818375170 Last night, that trampoline was unveiled to Americ...
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In addition to writing some amazing music, being always an amazing player, Prince has early & often experimented with distribution, packaging and promotion of his work.

When looking at milestones of his Testing & Learning, mind especially the dates: hardly anyone was doing what he was doing when he was doing it; no one of his (marketability) stature was doing it at all -- nor mostly still. E.g.

"In 1994, he released "Interactive," a CD-ROM containing a videogame, unreleased music, interviews, a virtual tour and more. Three years later, he was one of the first major artists to try -- unsuccessfully -- to release an album via the then-relatively-new Internet."
This is an expanded version of an article originally published as a companion piece to an
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NASA's Curiosity rover just finished its second year exploring Mars, and the red planet's harsh environment has taken its toll. Rocky terrain, tricky sand dunes, and Martian dust storms have left the robot looking a little worse for wear.
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Edmund's got a good point here. tl;dr we love to say "it's not my fault."

“This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,
when we are sick in fortune -- often the surfeit
of our own behavior -- we make guilty of our
disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as
if we were villains by necessity; fools by
heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and
treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards,
liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of
planetary influence; and all that we are evil in
by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion
of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish
disposition to the charge of a star.”
― Edmund the (utter and complete) bastard, King Lear
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The military has not been pleased with SpaceX’s suit or CEO Elon Musk’s harsh public statements, ... “Generally, the person you’re going to do business with you don’t sue"
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Yeah, but I watched a congressional hearing on CSPAN where they grilled Musk and the ULA folks. The impression I got was that ULA was basically a bunch of dicks who felt they were entitled to charge more and deliver less over a longer period, and were extremely perturbed that SpaceX was trying to horn in on the action. Space has a serious old boy network. 
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A redesign and paywall all-around for The New Yorker.

They're making it more mobile-friendly, making content more-cleanly presented and simple to discover, and they're moving to WordPress. The expectation is to drive print and digital subs while they continue to hone their digital voice.

TNY's David Remnick says it's a challenge 'creating online content distinct from the print magazine, “but I don’t mean the word ‘challenge’ in the way that it’s used in the business world as a cliché for disaster. I mean it in the original sense of the word.”'
The New Yorker is overhauling its website and making all the articles it has published since 2007 available free for three months before introducing a paywall for online subscribers. Beginning July 21, the magazine's new and archived articles will be free to everyone, a move it hopes will ...
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"This kind of conflict will be fought by spies, commandos, hackers, dupes, and mercenaries -- exactly the kind of operatives at the GRU's disposal."
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"NATO and the West still have no effective response to this development. NATO, a military alliance built to respond to direct and overt aggression, has already found itself at a loss"
Russia's swashbuckling military intelligence unit is full of assassins, arms dealers, and bandits. And what they pulled off in Ukraine was just the beginning.
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"Such failures are not just harder to diagnose and predict; they’re likely to be not reproducible"

A lot of people don't care to hear or appreciate that reproducing problems is key to fixing them. Re self-driving cars -- and I'm psyched for these to become Generally Available -- scores of interdependent systems need to work in sync in real time across essentially infinite variables. When all drivers are robots, it's a more straightforward challenge; while there are still any pesky meatbags at the wheel, the rollout is going to be interesting. 
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Pesky meatbags :P
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  • Chaminade High School
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I build tools, platforms and businesses for distributed teams
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  • Parade Publications
    VP & General Manager - Digital, 2012 - present
  • Forbes
    I build tools, platforms and businesses for distributed teams, 2010 - 2012
  • IBM
    Dev Lead / Project Manager, 1994 - 1998
  • Prodigy Internet
    Sr. Manager - Web App Dev, 1998 - 2000
  • About.com
    Manager - Channel Development, 2000 - 2001
  • Condé Nast
    Sr. Director - Product Dev, 2001 - 2008
  • True Slant Inc.
    CTO, 2008 - 2010
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