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whiskey river "Our imagination flies; we are its shadow on the earth.
22 hours ago
Empathy in the Time of Technology: How Storytelling is the Key toEmpathy
Journal of Evolution and Technology - Vol. 19 Issue 1 – September 2008 - pgs 51-61http://jetpress.org/v19/manney.htm
4 days ago
A Closer Look at the Housing Dialogue in San Francisco — Medium
I occasionally post articles on Facebook related to the housing shortage in San Francisco, and usually no one likes them, because it’s not really a like-able topic. Or perhaps because everyone’s newsfeed algorithm has corrected itself to carefully ignore my preachy posts.
4 days ago
Genetic study supports single migratory origin for aboriginal Americans | Scope Blog
In a long list of hypotheses going back decades, researchers have tried to explain the peopling of North and South America as a series of separate waves of immigration by ancient people from Siberia.
4 days ago
There are probably way more people in the 'gig economy' than we realize | Fusion
Its authors argue that for all the attention it has received, the share of American workers actually participating in the “gig economy”—driving for Uber or Lyft or picking up jobs, or deriving income from selling products on Etsy—really isn’t that big, and may actually be shrinking.
4 days ago
intimate punk portraits of 90s lower east side squatters | read | i-D
It wasn't too long ago that the Lower East Side buildings now occupied by frozen yogurt shops and closet-sized "luxury" apartments were actually abandoned and dilapidated.
4 days ago
david o’reilly’s animated worlds are filled with existentialist horses and sad robots | read | i-D
In David O'Reilly's latest animation, The Horse Raised By Spheres, a crudely rendered horse stands to the side of a meadow and laments, "I haven't spoken to a soul in months, weeks… Oh such thoughts are poison on the mind!" Bravely he resolves to approach a drove of horses across the meadow and w
4 days ago
Tim Ferriss in a Toga: The Ancient Greeks on Labor and the Good Life - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
The Wondrous Water Wheel Writing in the first century B.C., Anitpater of Thessalonica made one of the first known references to the water wheel: “Cease from grinding, ye women who toil at the mill; sleep late even if the crowing cocks announce the dawn.
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4 days ago
Kanye West’s Steve McQueen–Directed ‘All Day’ Video Makes Noise at the Museum «
Since Friday evening, an unfamiliar sound has been reverberating across the expansive grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), intruding on the experience of the other exhibits: Kanye West’s voice.
4 days ago
The Difference Between Minification and Gzipping | CSS-Tricks
These are both things that you do to assets on your website (things like .css files and .js files). They are both things that reduce the size of the file, making it more efficient in crossing the network between servers and browsers. As in, good for performance.
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7 days ago
An Interview with the Only Person Ever to Nail the “Smoke Weed Every Day” Line from That Dr. Dre Song | NOISEY
Surely, this has happened to you. You’re cruising down the boulevard in your car with friends, listening to Dr. Dre’s classic album 2001. Midway through, a certified D-R-E jam comes on, “The Next Episode.
7 days ago
The Soul of a New Machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Soul of a New Machine is a non-fiction book written by Tracy Kidder and published in 1981. It chronicles the experiences of a computer engineering team racing to design a next-generation computer at a blistering pace under tremendous pressure.
7 days ago
A Dozen Things Charlie Munger has said about Reading | 25iq
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.” “You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads – at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.
7 days ago
The Regenerative Entrepreneur NYC Program Pilot | etsy.org
In partnership with regenerative business leaders, investors, teachers, and institutions, etsy.
7 days ago
The Man Who Saw America - nytimes
Last May, Robert Frank, the world’s pre-eminent living photographer, returned to Zurich, the orderly Swiss banking city, cosseted by lake and mountain, where he grew up.
8 days ago
Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post | TechCrunch
Most people don’t understand how technology works. When they flip a light switch, or tap their phone, what happens next is essentially magic to them.
9 days ago
If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system
Sun Mercury Venus EarthYou Are Here Moon Mars Jupiter Io Europa Ganymede Callisto Saturn Titan Uranus Neptune Pluto (we still love you) That was about 10 million km (6,213,710 mi) just now. Pretty empty out here. Here comes our first planet... As it turns out, things are pretty far apart.
9 days ago
Alex Gibney wins the battle of the Steve Jobs trailers - Fortune
Very disappointed in SJ:Man in the Machine. An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It’s not a reflection of the Steve I knew. Much of the historical footage is likely to be familiar to long-time Apple watchers, but not everybody has seen every Steve Jobs clip on YouTube.
9 days ago
On Tove Jansson’s “Fair Play” and Creative Couples
They lived at opposite ends of a large apartment building near the harbor, and between their studios lay the attic, an impersonal no-man’s land of tall corridors with locked plank doors on either side.
9 days ago
QOR: E-commerce & CMS SDK written in Go
QOR is architected from the ground up to accelerate development and deployment of Content Management Systems, E-commerce Systems, and Business Applications.
11 days ago
The Verge's web sucks - blog.lmorchard.com
TL;DR: Did you know that The Verge delivers you to around 20 companies for advertising & tracking purposes? I didn't. That might foul up your mobile web experience a little bit. Maybe we should try something different. So, I've been a big fan of The Verge, almost since day one.
11 days ago
The education of Airbnb's Brian Chesky - Fortune
How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership and taught himself to be a world-class CEO. Brian Chesky is drawing intently on a napkin. We’re sitting in the President’s Room at Airbnb’s airy, ultra-chic headquarters in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco.
11 days ago
CaseyNeistat - YouTube
Max, my friend in the movie, is a talented filmmaker, he edited this movie. check him out http://www.maxjoseph.com/ Max, my friend in the movie, is a talented filmmaker, he edited this movie. check him out http://www.maxjoseph.com/ Show less
11 days ago
Deep Lab - Pastebin.com
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11 days ago
The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates -- NYMag
After the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hopes of Barack Obama. Late this spring, the publisher Spiegel & Grau sent out advance copies of a new book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a slim volume of 176 pages called Between the World and Me.
11 days ago
The Tamborzão Goes to Thailand — Chrysaora Weekly — Medium
It started with a WeChat Sight I received from my mom at 7 a.m. one morning. I squinted sleepily at the silent preview, amused by the elderly Asian woman’s adorable dance moves. Then the music kicked in, and I woke up fast.
11 days ago
Investing in the Awesome, No Strings Attached - nytimes
Chatter about New York these days is all about how the city has changed. It is full of banks, franchises and billionaires’ condo towers blocking the sun from Central Park. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. compared one of its airports to something in “a third world country.
11 days ago
Nez Perce War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nez Perce War was an armed conflict between several bands of the Nez Perce tribe of Native Americans and their allies, a small band of the Palouse tribe led by Red Echo (Hahtalekin) and Bald Head (Husishusis Kute), against the United States Army.
11 days ago
How We Made Losing Ground - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
It began in February 2014. A few of us at ProPublica headed uptown to the Tow Center at Columbia for a two-day crash course that helped define this project.
11 days ago
The Tale of Genji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji monogatari?) is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period.
11 days ago
Top 9 Easy Career Hacks That Most People Don't Do - David Teten
I gave a presentation to Womensphere a few months ago on the most valuable lessons I learned early in my career.  Back when I was an entry-level investment banking analyst at Bear Stearns (R.I.P.), our trainers gave us some basic advice on how to be a good financial analyst.
11 days ago
Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’ - nytimes
For a while there it seemed that the coming David Foster Wallace movie was truly ill starred.
11 days ago
AngelList new employee reading list - Venture Hacks
I do the onboarding for all new AngelList team members. Part of it is asking them to read the following (many candidates have read these before they even come in for an interview).
11 days ago
Breakout Career Guide — Career advice for engineers
When thinking about what to do next, think about the long game — you’ll be working with people in different ways in our industry for the next 20-30 years. So make sure you pick great people to work with and learn with.
11 days ago
An Illustrated Meditation on Memory and Its Imperfections, Inspired by Borges | Brain Pickings
“The least contaminated memory,” wrote Sarah Manguso in her magnificent meditation on memory and the ongoingness of time, “might exist in the brain of a patient with amnesia — in the brain of someone who cannot contaminate it by remembering it.
12 days ago
Genesis 25 ESV - Abraham's Death and His Descendants - Bible Gateway
25 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah.
12 days ago
jwz: The Internet of something
10 months ago Tags: doomed, the future, toys, www
12 days ago
How the legendary Chuck Jones became a great artist
Tony Zhou is back with another installment of Every Frame a Painting. In this one, he examines the evolution of Looney Tunes animation master Chuck Jones and how his approach and style changed as his career progressed. I love Looney Tunes.
12 days ago
A Fearful Frenzy: The Art Market Now - The New Yorker
Life has been happier for many of us in the art world since we stopped caring about runaway commerce in art, which has seemed—but only seemed—to reduce all measures of aesthetic value to raw price.
12 days ago
Casey Neistat’s Beme Is a Social App That Aims to Replace Illusions With Reality - NYTimes.com
Casey Neistat is not as handsome as he appears in his Facebook profile picture. His daily life is not as beautiful as it looks on Instagram. And he is not as clever as his quips make him seem on Twitter. And the real version — the one not polished for social media — is exactly how Mr.
12 days ago
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German scientist, satirist and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany.
12 days ago
Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.
12 days ago
Lichtenberg figure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lichtenberg figures (Lichtenberg-Figuren (German), or "Lichtenberg dust figures") are branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or in the interior of insulating materials.
12 days ago
Deep Dreamer · Realmac Software
Process your images, and see the results for free! Deepdreamer is free to preview your images, so try it today.
12 days ago
William T. Vollmann: By the Book - nytimes
The author, most recently, of “The Dying Grass” says the deader the author, the more worthwhile the book. “Who would keep bringing out editions of ‘Gilgamesh’ if there weren’t some magic in the story?” What books are currently on your night stand?
12 days ago
How to Make an OS X Yosemite Boot Installer USB Drive
Now that OS X Yosemite is available, many users may wish to create a bootable installer drive from something like a USB flash thumb drive or another disk.
12 days ago
An Upright Design: The Artifox Standing Desk 01 - Design Milk
forwardView The Photo Gallery A followup to last year’s digital+analog featured desk we eyed longingly for, furniture studio Artifox is back with an elongated edition designed for those of us who prefer to work on our laptops while standing.
13 days ago
We need a new version of capitalism for the jobless future - The Washington Post
“There are more net jobs in the world today than ever before, after hundreds of years of technological innovation and hundreds of years of people predicting the death of work.  The logic on this topic is crystal clear.
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14 days ago
We now have an economic theory that explains the reckless rock ‘n roll lifestyle - Quartz
Neil Young was right. It is sometimes better to burn out than to fade away. This is what economic theorists have found, too, and it helps explain something that’s bedeviled them for generations: Irrational agents.
14 days ago
Net Art Hell
Just edit this element to add your own HTML.
14 days ago
deardesignstudent.com
A: Do it. Don’t do it. Just stop calling it a personal project.
14 days ago
Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds - The Washington Post
Here’s a research finding that should surprise no one: The men most likely to harass women online … are the men most likely to have their own problems.
14 days ago
Watch Gang Members Praise Kendrick Lamar In New Reebok Ventilators Ad | The FADER
Kendrick Lamar worked with Reebok to design a new line of Ventilators that promotes peace between two rival gangs, the Bloods and the Crips. One shoe comes with red accents, while the other leans blue, embracing the colors favored by both groups. The tongues of both shoes read “neutral.”
14 days ago
The best leaders don’t demand your respect, they deserve it - Quartz
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts.
15 days ago
(Science) Fiction and Design — Hackerpreneur magazine — Medium
This is an embellished transcript of a talk I gave at Eyeo Festival on June 2, 2015. A video of the presentation will be available shortly. This teddy bear of a man is Jules Verne.
16 days ago
Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours — Matter — Medium
The day we taped the Oprah show, in 2006, I met my sister Claire at her run-down, three-bedroom apartment in Rogers Park, where she lived with the three kids she had before age 21, thanks to her ex-husband, an aid worker who’d picked her up at a refugee camp.
16 days ago
The Turin Erotic Papyrus: The Oldest Known Depiction of Human Sexuality (Circa 1150 B.C.E.) | Open Culture
With the old joke about every generation thinking they invented sex, Listverse brings us the papyrus above, the oldest depiction of sex on record. Painted sometime in the Ramesside Period (1292-1075 B.C.E.
16 days ago
Dave Hickey: In Conversation With Jarrett Earnest (Part Two) | SFAQ
One of the things that surprises me to no end, and this is an operation of power, is that people feel unable to just go do something else.
16 days ago
Ben Horowitz: Where do leaders come from? For Jim Gilliam, it's within - Fortune
Great leaders aren’t born. But they’re not made, either. When I read the first draft of The Internet Is My Religion, the new book by NationBuilder founder and CEO Jim Gilliam, I was blown away by its honesty and what it revealed.
16 days ago
Why Web Pages Suck - Stratechery by Ben Thompson
I love iMore. I think they’re the best staff covering Apple today, and their content is great. But count me in with Nick Heer — their website is shit-ass.
16 days ago
Meanwhile in the Future: Extreme Body Modification
We all want to be our best selves. But what if you could add almost anything to your body and mind? A camera here, an exoskeleton there. This is the world that some biohackers imagine—one in which humans can extend their abilities beyond the limits biology has set for us.
16 days ago
Who wrote this amazing, mysterious book satirizing tech startup culture? | Fusion
A mysterious little book called Iterating Grace is floating around San Francisco right now. At least a dozen people have received the book in the mail—or in my case, by secret hand-delivery to my house. (Which is a little creepy.)
16 days ago
George Saunders, "Why the Humanities? Why Art?" — The DePaul Humanities Center - YouTube
24 HOUR GEORGE SAUNDERSpresented byThe DePaul University Humanities Center0:00 H. Peter Steeves, Introduction12:18 George Saunders receives The 2014-15 Humanities Laureate Award13:25 George Saunders, "Why the Humanities? Why Art?"From 8:00 p.m. June 2 until 8:00 p.m. June 3, 2015, the DePau
18 days ago
Exercises | Aimee Bender
It is so hot people are living in air conditioned domes.  Put two characters in charge of a task: they are the dome something-ers.  They are having an issue.  It is a small issue.  What is it?
18 days ago
The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle - The New Yorker
When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh.
18 days ago
Half the world already gets more power from renewables than from nuclear - Quartz
The dream of a low-carbon future thanks to nuclear power is already looking dated.
18 days ago
Matt Hackett
I'm happily torn between work on visible (marketing) and invisible (architecture, management) components of media-product-making machinery.
18 days ago
Meet Beme - YouTube
How To Get Beme. Right now you can download it from the Apple App store http://apple.co/1OjdMFR but I highly recommend waiting. This first version is still a hot mess, new version drops next week. Download it then.Also when you download the app it's locked. To access it you need an unlock code.
18 days ago
Art and Cultural Critique Dave Hickey: Articles, Interviews, Essays | fireplace chats
“Ya know what I mean?” Dave Hickey likes to ask. His voice is gentle and lyrical, slightly tarnished by smoking, and very Southern. At sixty-seven, he remarks, guffawing about his large proportions, “rap has sort of reasserted my body type.” He’s often in a Lakers cap.
18 days ago
Deep Habits: Write Your Own E-mail Protocols - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
A couple weeks ago, I posted some ideas about why we have such a love/hate relationship with e-mail. In this post, I want to return to the conversation with a thought on how we might improve matters. In more detail, most e-mail threads are initiated with a specific goal in mind.
18 days ago
The Gig Economy – AVC
Warning: This post touches politics. The comments will likely be incendiary and polarizing. Don’t go into the comments if you don’t want to be annoyed or irritated.
18 days ago
The Believer - Interview with Ben Lerner
Ben Lerner's second novel, 10:04, is narrated by a 33-year-old author who grew up in Topeka, Kansas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. In the first ten pages we learn he's recently received significant news from both his literary agent and his doctor.
18 days ago
301 Moved Permanently
I also heard React.js was good and recently spent some time playing with it. Now that I'm pretty comfortable with React, I decided to write a tutorial on this subject. Before I begin, I'd like to clarify who my target audience is.
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18 days ago
deardesignstudent.com
Q: I just finished university and now want to apply for design jobs. Any tips on résumé stuff? A: Applying for jobs sucks. What you may not realize is that hiring sucks, too.
18 days ago
Two.js
is a two-dimensional drawing api geared towards modern web browsers. It is renderer agnostic enabling the same api to draw in multiple contexts: svg, canvas, and webgl. Two.js requires Underscore.js and Backbone.js Events.
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