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    • RubyTapas | 1/8/19 | 5 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Excellent explanation of why there isn't a Boolean class in ruby. I have no idea how many ReadUp users are programmers, much less ruby programmers, so I down-rated it to a 7.

    • HuffPost Highline | Maxwell Strachan | 7/23/19 | 42 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Not my circus, not my monkeys. I did read the entire story though. It doesn't really sound that different from any tech startup during the first boom/bust cycle in the late 90's-early 2000's.

    • Medium | Lucas Reilly | 5/20/19 | 47 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Great story on a little-known part of the wars in Southeast Asia.

    • Medium | Greg Nichols | 7/9/19 | 54 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Wow, perfect read for all you history buffs. I'm going to keep up with Truly*Adventurous from now on indeed!

    • The Atlantic | Charles Duhigg | 12/10/18 | 52 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      The Israeli experiment in Giv’at Shmuel sounds exactly like what Stephen Colbert was doing here in the U.S. during the Bush years, with one important difference: with the possible exception of the 2006 Correspondents Dinner, the people who most needed to see the parody that Colbert was doing, didn't. Contrast that with the Israeli study, where "Over a six-week period, according to polling, nearly all of its 25,000 residents saw them."


      "The campaign worked, the social scientists believe, because instead of telling people they were wrong, the ads agreed with them—to embarrassing, offensive extremes. “No one wants to think of themselves as some angry crank,” one of the researchers, Eran Halperin, told me. “No one wants to be lumped in with extremists or the angriest fringe.” Sometimes, however, we don’t realize we’ve become extremists until someone makes it painfully obvious."


      "The most immediate task is to recognize our anger for what it often is. The researchers in Israel held up a mirror to the residents of Giv’at Shmuel in the hopes that the reflection would shock them. Americans would benefit from taking a similarly hard look at their reflection—and we don’t need to enlist the help of social scientists to do so. In a sense, all of America has been living in Giv’at Shmuel for the past two years."

      I wonder what the effect back in the Bush years would have been is even 50% of the most die-hard Conservatives similar to the people of Giv’at Shmuel had daily exposure to something like Colbert. Would we be so far down the anger road now?

    • CNN | AJ Willingham and Carma Hassan, CNN | 7/3/19 | 3 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Must be friends with the Kavanaughs.

    • Quartz | Chris Muronzi | 6/26/19 | 3 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      ONE HUNDRED TRILLION DOLLARS!

    • ProPublica | Connor Sheets | 6/28/19 | 13 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      I particularly like the money spent on the frisbees and other shwag with the former sheriff's name on it, after he had lost the election. I wonder if he has another kid who runs a company that sells that sort of stuff.

    • Science of Us | Ian Frisch | 6/27/19 | 31 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Wow, inherited family fortunes/businesses sure brings out the worst in people.

    • Eater | Rafael Tonon | 1/9/18 | 5 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Good that they have added a street food category.

    • Vanity Fair | Bryan Burrough | 5/3/19 | 42 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Quite good Sunday read. I had no idea that 80,000 tigers were killed in such a short timespan, that there are about 2000 left now, and they are coming back, and the conflict between the vets/animal-rights people who want to preserve them, and the numerous rural villagers who get killed every year and call in the hunters to kill them. Fascinating look also at how detailed the Indian legal system is in this regard. You can only kill a "man-eater" and to classify a tiger as such require DNA tests on the human killed and the tiger's scat, along with all sorts of tracking and rigermerole. Fun Sunday read (well, in my case, listen).

    • The Mercury News | Associated Press | 6/21/19 | 5 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      That's an unusual civic-minded response to a crisis: yes, I will let you dump a 40-foot dead whale on my nice, private beach so it can rot. I just hope it works in that it gives marine scientists a better chance to figure out what is going on with this die-off.

    • OrlandoSentinel.com | Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board | 6/18/19 | 6 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Wow, just wow!

    • CNN | Alex Marquardt and Zachary Cohen, CNN | 5/30/19 | 6 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Makes perfect sense... Trump prefers Five Guys to the Five Eyes.

    • MailOnline | By Dailymail.com Reporter | 5/23/19 | 5 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Sure, he just happened to find that LSD. :p

    • Science of Us | Jonathan Chait | 5/13/19 | 13 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Key quote:

      When Democrats were offered a choice of different ideological labels, “socialist” and “democratic socialist” each drew 1 and 6 percent, respectively, and “progressive Democrat” got 5 percent. Sixteen percent of respondents chose “moderate Democrat,” and 20 percent of them picked “Obama Democrat.”

    • Emojipedia | John M. Kelly | 3/28/19 | 6 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      :)

    • WIRED UK | Matt Reynolds | 6 min
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      nisroc1 year ago

      Gotta love the interwebs.

      "While Westminster remains mired in endless Brexit deadlock, over on the Brexit Wikipedia page things are even less amicable. Editors are parrying death threats, doxxing attempts and accusations of bias, as the crowdsourced epic has become the centre of a relentless tug-of-war over who gets to write the history of the UK as it happens."

    • Medium | Meghan Daum | 8/24/18 | 41 min
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      nisroc2 years ago

      Huh, you learn a new term every day... the IDW. Daum gives an excellent deep (but not "dark") read. :)

    • The Guardian | Joe Moran | 9/14/18 | 6 min
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      nisroc2 years ago

      "The slow reader is like a swimmer who stops counting the number of pool laps they have done and just enjoys how their body feels and moves in water."

      Reading the 112 comments slowly was just as enlightening as reading the article.

      The rr.it developers should send an invitation to Joe Moran.

    • New Republic | 8/14/18 | 17 min
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      nisroc2 years ago

      Interesting that there may be a link to the rise of serial killers with the (partial) opening of Chinese society; also, the window of opportunity that opening allowed while the new Chinese police ramped up with the basics like uniforms and cars.

      I agree with the researcher later in the article: simple statistics point to a larger number of serial killers, but there will never be any way to know, given the governmental secrecy.

    • The Guardian | Chris McGreal | 8/13/18 | 13 min
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      nisroc2 years ago

      The next thing that will happen is Walmart will buy Dollar General; both companies use the exact same strategy, just targeting towns of different sizes: Walmart has the LARGE/MEDIUM, DG has the MEDIUM/SMALL, and numerous gas-station/convenience store chains have the SMALL. Hmm, WM could buy DG and then a few regional gas station-convenience store chains, and then a fleet of food trucks (EXTRA-SMALL) and control all of our buying options.

      Oh, and this line about the owner of the local grocery store caught my eye:

      "He owned the Foodliner alongside a job travelling a dozen states as a church pew cushion salesman."

      I doubt he has to worry about WM taking on the traveling church pew cushion salesman. :)