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    • New Republic | 9/18/19 | 49 min
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      1 day ago
      Financial bullshit is an epidemic.
    • Trippingly.Net | 48 min
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      jeff
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      2 days ago
      Wild that this was written in 1953 and sad that the understanding of mental illness hasn't progressed further since then.

      PS: The formatting on iOS and reader mode in Chrome can make this article difficult to read. Star it for later if you can't read it in your browser, we'll have a fix pushed out soon!
    • washingtonpost | Judith Finlayson | 10/13/19 | 6 min
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    • blog.benjojo.co.uk | 7 min
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      5 days ago
      This is an awesome idea and very impressive project but I’ve dealt with enough high pressure debugging scenarios that I’d never actually want to play it!
    • Outside Online | Wes Judd | 4/2/18 | 8 min
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      jeff
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      6 days ago
      I need to get to sleep!
    • NPR.org | 11 min
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      jeff
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      1 week ago
      Don’t let the atrocious title put you off. This is exciting stuff!
    • The New York Times Company | N. R. Kleinfield | 10/17/15 | 43 min
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      1 week ago
      Fascinating look into one man's life and death and what happens afterwards when there is no next of kin. Wish I could give this an 11.
    • Stratechery by Ben Thompson | 10/8/19 | 15 min
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      1 week ago
      “We believe that any speech that challenges national sovereignty and social stability is not within the scope of freedom of speech.”

      Absolutely chilling.
    • Emojipedia | Jeremy Burge | 10/7/19 | 4 min
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      jeff
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      1 week ago
      So many conflicting thoughts about this. It seems ridiculously petty and trivial but at the same time hyper disturbing and Orwellian. It's easy to be angry at Apple for acquiescing to such a demand from such a government but would it be preferable for US companies to refuse and be banned, leaving Chinese consumers further isolated from the rest of the world with only domestically produced products from companies under the complete control of the communist government?

      Also, how on earth does something like this end up happening? Like practically, who is the despot liaison at Apple that gets these calls and emails? What is their internal decision making process like? The whole thing is so bizarre.
    • CityLab | Jonathan English | 4/16/18 | 16 min
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      1 week ago
      I wonder what the subway system would look like today if the government had just stayed out of the picture and left the private companies to continue to expand and develop on their own. It's hard to imagine a bleaker history than the one we were left with.
    • Vox | Rebecca Jennings | 10/2/19 | 33 min
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      jeff
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      2 weeks ago
      I love that becoming a successful YouTuber is what these kids aspire to. Over the past couple years YouTube went for me from being a place that hosted random videos to my primary destination for all video content, surpassing Netflix, HBO, Hulu and all my other subscriptions combined. The democratization of media is awesome.
    • National Review | 9/12/19 | 7 min
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      jeff
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      2 weeks ago
      Semicolons are still a mystery to me. Off to find Watson's Longreads interview.
    • apenwarr.ca | 12 min
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      jeff
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      2 weeks ago
      This actually kind of makes sense!
    • The Atlantic | George Packer | 9/13/19 | 57 min
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      jeff
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      3 weeks ago
      > Other, less diverse schools in New York, including elite private ones, had taken to dividing their students by race into consciousness-raising “affinity groups.” I knew several mixed-race families that transferred their kids out of one such school because they were put off by the relentless focus on race.

      The accounts detailed in this article range from gross negligence to outright child abuse on the part of the New York public school system. The schools chancellor believes that "Worship of the Written Word" is a white supremacist value that needs to be disrupted? I don't know if I could be convinced that Richard Carranza isn't a right-wing troll himself.

      I felt incredibly sad reading this. I'm trying to remind myself that children are resilient and their natural rebelliousness provides for a much needed counterbalance to the bullshit that adults inevitably subject them to but that does nothing to excuse the deranged malfeasance being perpetrated here.
    • Scientific American | Ellen Ruppel Shell | 18 min
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      jeff
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      3 weeks ago
      Interesting stuff! I suppose the hypothesis would also explain why individuals can find success losing weight with so many different kinds of diets. Whatever their differences, I'm sure most diets don't call for ultraprocessed foods and people who are thinking about what they're eating probably know to stay away from them instinctually.
    • The New York Times Company | Caity Weaver | 9/17/19 | 12 min
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      jeff
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      3 weeks ago
      I've always had a fascination with these obscure corporate behind-the-scenes jobs at huge ubiquitous brands. I was laughing out loud once I got to the part about the social media manager for Moe's Southwest Grill.
    • CyclingTips | 6/15/19 | 52 min
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      jeff
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      3 weeks ago
      This is a super interesting investigative piece that gives a glimpse into China's startup culture through the story of the incredibly fast-paced rise and fall of a bike manufacturing and sharing company. Even when things seemed to be going well I couldn't imagine dealing with the breakneck speed of their design and production. As soon as we were introduced to Chandler Xu I knew his story would be a particularly painful one.

      I loved this bit towards the end:

      > On Paul Ashbury’s ‘SpeedX Riders’ Facebook group, riders share hacks to remove the integrated electronics, replace the SpeedForce stem, shed battery weight … convert their visionary ‘smart’ bikes back into, simply, bikes.
    • The Atlantic | Edward Jay Epstein | 2/1/82 | 53 min
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      jeff
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      3 weeks ago
      Fascinating piece on the "diamond invention." Since this article was written back in 1982 I was super curious to see how the trends have progressed since then. Unfortunately it seems that millennials are killing just about every industry except for the one run by a cartel that manipulates people into spending absurd amounts of money on useless rocks.
    • Vanity Fair | Darryn King | 10/15/15 | 12 min
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      jeff
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      4 weeks ago
      I love everything about this. Well researched and hilariously written. I need more meme retrospectives in my life. The excerpt of the interview with R.L. Stein was perfect. Reading all those Gersberms titles really brought back some memories.
    • The Guardian | Ian Urbina | 9/12/19 | 22 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Highly recommended. Couldn't take my eyes off the screen once I started reading. Truly horrifying stuff. The nightmarish scenes depicted within reminded me of those from The Orphan Master's Son.

      While the worst offenders could just leave New Zealand for other jurisdictions with less oversight at least the country's fisheries and maritime ecosystem will be better protected going forward.
    • The Atlantic | Paul Tough | 9/13/19 | 13 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      It's unfortunate that The Atlantic chose to publish such a terrible article. Don't bother reading unless you're looking for a weakly-written profile of one unfortunate guy in a poor Appalachian town by an uninformed and condescending writer who extrapolates from that story to support his politicized and ill-conceived agenda (and sell his book).
    • Center for Public Integrity | 23 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Don't read this if you're scheduled to have surgery any time soon! Hopefully devices and practices have improved since this article was written. Still a good read though. I never considered how difficult it is to thoroughly clean sophisticated surgical equipment. The author paints some horrifying visuals.
    • The New Yorker | Corey Robin | 9/10/19 | 27 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Great article! Reading it made me eager to read the books and other articles on Thomas cited throughout.

      I remember reading about him breaking his 10 year streak of silence back in 2016 when he asked the US attorney in Voisine v. United States to name any other instance where a misdemeanor violation could result in a permanent suspension of a constitutional right. Must have been quite a shock to be on the receiving end of that questioning.

      In looking up that exchange I also just learned that he had a "Yale Sucks" bumper sticker on the mantle in his chambers which is quite understandable after reading this article. The elitism of ivy-league colleges and the concept of "legacy preference" are both reprehensible.
    • OneZero | Angela Lashbrook | 9/4/19 | 10 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      > “The thing that probably turned me off the most is that years before my second novel was finished, people were leaving one-star reviews for it,” he says. “If Goodreads could prevent people from leaving these kind of damaging reviews without having read the book, yes, I would take it more seriously.”

      Once Readup conquers the world of online articles we'll have to branch out into eBooks and build our own e-ink reader tablet!
    • Harvard Business Review | 5/30/14 | 4 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Interesting quick read. I hadn't heard of the concept of coconut and peach countries before. Even within the US there are definitely big differences in small talk expectations. I was totally thrown off when I visited Portland, OR (coming from NJ) and the cashier at the first store I went to asked me what I had planned for the day. I thought it was a fluke at first but after a few more interactions like that I realized it was just a broader difference in culture.
    • Seph | Joseph Gentle | 5/3/17 | 16 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      It's so depressing that any programmer would view themselves as a member of one of these "tribes." As the author points out there is unique value in every approach and a time and a place for every one of them. It's unfortunate that programming culture (from what I've seen online at least) seems to encourage this team sport, us vs. them mentality when in reality every programmer would be better off taking the time to explore new languages and paradigms.
    • thenewatlantis.com | 127 min
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      1 month ago
      An epic, beautifully written piece. One of my favorite quotes:

      >> No revelation, no tradition. Just attention to the way the world goes by and simple wonder at it, with all of the same questions that force themselves on us raw and fresh and perpetually unsolved in moments of crisis or clarity. An elephant may only have dim intimations of them, but after all, so do we; envisioning a more limited but still searching perspective can renew our appreciation that we too see through a glass darkly.

      I don’t feel like it should be controversial or contradictory to acknowledge and appreciate both the ever-advancing scientific understanding of the mechanical and chemical hardware of the mind as well as the near complete mystery of the software that runs on it.

      Speaking of software, if anyone has trouble loading this article on iOS please make sure you’re updated to the latest version (4.2) to fix an issue with the text encoding!
    • governing.com | 22 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Well researched article on an important topic with some eye-opening statistics. This is also the first I've heard of the EU law that will require all cars to have GPS or computer vision systems that can limit the vehicle to the posted speed limit.

      Scary stuff, but so is the current arrangement with limits set well below the speed that most people drive at, allowing officers to pull over just about anyone of their choosing at any time.
    • The New York Times Company | Brian Morton | 1/8/19 | 7 min
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      1 month ago
    • The New Yorker | Adam Gopnik | 8/26/19 | 29 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Epic piece, highly recommended! I need a CIA cocktail in order to fully process this.
    • The Hustle | 8/4/18 | 8 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      Crazy story! I can't even imagine the sinking feeling seeing the news stories the next day and then watching the backlash unfold.
    • The Atlantic | Devin Gordon | 8/19/19 | 29 min
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      jeff
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      1 month ago
      I'm really struggling with my rating on this one. The piece is well written and although I found the author's attempt to answer the question posed in the headline lacking, in a way his own insufferableness did a better job of explaining Rogan's appeal than his prose.

      I'm a semi-frequent watcher of Rogan's podcasts for the same reason I read articles in The Atlantic. Joe certainly has his faults, but at least he's not a sanctimonious asshole. It's always important to have a counterbalance. My favorite episodes are the ones where Joe will have on guests with opposing viewpoints and moderate a civil discussion. I'm going to give the article an 8. There's only so much one can expect from the ultrawoke Brooklyn writerbro.
    • idlewords.com | 24 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      Interesting first hand account of the protests. I need to do a lot more reading on this topic.
    • The Atlantic | Thomas Wright | 8/15/19 | 7 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      I suppose that in order to be disappointed you'd have to be expecting something in the first place.
    • The Verge | Elizabeth Lopatto | 8/15/19 | 13 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      What a freak show. I'd love to know the details of the internal debate at Soft Bank about the valuation. I wonder what the bull case for WeWork is. After calling them on their tech bluff there doesn't seem to be much there.

      Over the past few months I was occasionally working out of a small independently run co-working space. This place was a total hole in the wall run by 1 or 2 people but that didn't matter since all of the tech necessary to manage such an operation has already been commoditized.
    • route fifty | 8 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      More algorithms solving public sector problems will be a great thing so long as they are completely open and accessible. I do find it hard to believe that the full staff of manual routers was still required after implementing the new system. It's one thing to decrease a workforce gradually through attrition instead of instantly cutting jobs but I found it odd that they explicitly tried to justify keeping that department the same size.
    • The Paris Review | John Waters | 5/21/19 | 6 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      >> Personality disorders are a terrible thing to waste.

      Fun read! I've never actually seen a John Waters movie but reading this made me want to.
    • The New Yorker | Anna Wiener | 8/8/19 | 33 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      I check HN multiple times per day but reading the comments is exhausting and repetitive. "Performative erudition" hit the nail on the head. I lit up when I read that. I couldn't imagine moderating the site for a living but maintaining the Arc codebase in a team of two sounds pretty awesome.
    • The New York Times Company | Timothy C. Winegard | 7/27/19 | 6 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      > “How should we feel about that? Do we want to live in nature, or in Disneyland?”

      Disneyland, of course!
    • The New York Times Company | Thomas L. Friedman | 7/16/19 | 7 min
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      jeff
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      2 months ago
      Couldn’t agree more with Friedman’s analysis of the first Democratic debates. I had the exact same reaction to the candidates and some of their policy proposals.