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19 November

Seth’s Blog

  • 10:09
    If you want to build a vibrant organizational culture, or govern with authority, or create a social dynamic that's productive and fair, the simple rule is: the rules apply to people in power before they are applied to those without. It's easy to rationalize the alternative, to put yourself first. After all, you've somehow earned the authority to make an exception for yourself. But when we avoid that temptation and expose ourselves to the rules first, obey the rules first and make the sacrifices first, our culture is more likely to stick. The rules that matter the most are the ones (...)

Engadget

Google Blog

  • 09:00
    Editor’s note: Google has just completed its first-ever Google for Education Study Tour, bringing nearly 100 educators from 12 countries around Europe to Lund, Sweden, to share ideas on innovating within their systems and creating an environment that embraces innovation.. One of the highlights of the two-day event was a visit to Oxievång School in Malmö, where principal Jenny Nyberg has led their adoption of technology in the classroom. Below, Jenny explains how to support teachers during a period of technology adoption. When we’re introducing new technology for our classrooms, I tell my (...) -- Education,

Wired News: Top Stories

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Engadget

NYT > Circuits

hack a day

  • 13:01
    Have you ever been seduced by a claw machine in an arcade, only to have your hopes of a cuddly toy dashed as it fails to hang onto your choice? Then you’re in luck, because now you can play to your heart’s content online. [Ryan Walmsley] wants you to control his Raspberry Pi-driven claw machine. Hardware-wise he’s replaced the original 8052 microcontroller and relay control with the Pi and a custom H-bridge PCB. We particularly light the warning: “Highish voltage”, and we feel it should appear more often. There is some code in his GitHub repository, but we suspect it doesn’t have everything. (...) --
  • 10:01
    Experiencing nostalgia for the outstanding Belgian cuisine [Adam], currently stuck in Ohio, found himself in craving some home-made speculoos. For the uninitiated, speculoos is what those brown cookies usually served with coffee on planes dream of becoming one day. To add some extra regional flavour, [Adam] decided to print his own molds featuring motifs from Brussels. The risks of 3D prints in the kitchen are the subject of a lively discussion. They are addressed in this project by recommending the use of food safe filament and sealant for the molds. The fact that the dough will be (...) --
  • 08:31
    Those of you who have been involved in the running of a hackerspace or makerspace will know the never-ending struggle to maintain financial solvency, and the quest for sources of income to move your organisation forward. It’s certainly a topic upon which Hackaday’s crew have some experience, more than one of us has helped run a space. A good avenue to explore lies with community grants: money from organisations on a philanthropic basis to invest in community organisations. These can come from charities, governmental organisations, or even from companies as part of their corporate social (...) --
  • 07:01
    You can no longer buy a brand-new 74181, they’ve been out of production for years. All is not lost though, for [Dave’s Dev Lab] have created a facsimile of one on a printed circuit board, using modern single-gate 74-series chips. Why on earth would you want an oversized replica of an outdated logic chip from nearly five decades ago, we hear you ask? The answer lies in education. If you were to embark on learning about the internals of a microprocessor by taking a modern example such as the one that powers the device on which you are reading this, you would find it to be a daunting task. (...) --
  • 04:01
    We’ve seen plenty of oscilloscopes that look like repurposed cell phones. Usually, though, they only have one channel. The DS212, has two channels and a signal generator! [Marco] gives his review and a quick tear down in the video below. The scope isn’t going to replace a big bench instrument, but for a portable scope with a rechargeable battery, it isn’t bad. The 1 MHz analog bandwidth combines with a 10 megasample per second front end and 8K of sample memory. The signal generator can produce basic waveforms up to 1 MHz. We were somewhat surprised the unit didn’t sport a touch screen, which (...) --

Mashable!

  • 12:00
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let's face it: the world can be a dangerous place. You know at least one person who's had their car or home is broken into, and it's just not practical to constantly worry whether it'll happen to you. You're an especially prime target for theft and burglary when you take a vacation, and who wants to have to worry about their apartment being ransacked while sunbathing on the beaches of Tulum? SEE ALSO: This affordable action camera is perfect for outdoor adventures The EPEX WiFi Camera (...) -- EPEX WiFi Camera
  • 12:00
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Sometimes you need a little extra security for your valuables when you travel. But not everything makes sense for the hotel safe — stuff like passports and prescriptions sometimes need to be a little more portable. But last we checked, fanny packs don't come with a combination lock. SEE ALSO: Embrace the Dark Side with this Darth Vader luggage The solution: a portable safe. It's small and lightweight enough to carry with you for easy access whenever you, without sacrificing security. (...) -- iKeyp Pro-Safe
  • 10:30
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  • 06:25
    “This time of year I get thankful baby, thankful for you. But now you're gone and I don't know what to do.” What an emotional love song. A tribute to a great relationship after a bad breakup. Some girl somewhere is going to be really sorry she ended things with De-Von-Tré, the hot new combo comprised of SNL's Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, and guest host Chance the Rapper. “So come back, Barack.” Or, what? Yeah.  The world is on the verge of nuclear war, and former president Barack Obama is out here living his Best Life. We're here crying ourselves to sleep, and he's water skiing and showing (...) -- Saturday Night Live, Chance The Rapper, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows
  • 06:12
    Saturday Night Live took us behind the scenes in its cold open tonight of a totally plausible meeting between Julian Assange and the Brothers Trump in the first installment of what we can only hope will be many, many more episodes of “The Mueller Files.” Kate McKinnon debuted her expert Assange impression – reason enough to hope for more – replete with a suspicion-inducing pleather jacket and weird white-blonde haircut. “It's not white, it's a platinum bob with a man's front wisp.” Sorry, Julian. Anyway, the meeting, which ostensibly took place between Assange and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey (...) -- Saturday Night Live, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows

Techmeme

BetaNews.Com

  • 09:33
    It seems as though Apple's upcoming iMac Pro will feature an A10 Fusion chip as a co-processor. The inclusion of the chip -- the same one used in the iPhone 7 -- has led to speculation that "Hey, Siri" support could be making its way to macOS. A couple of developers cracked open Apple's BridgeOS 2.0 software package, and the code shows that the chip appears to be used to handle security and the boot process. But it's the prospect of always-on "Hey, Siri" support that will interest many people. See also: No HomePod for Christmas as Apple delays launch… [Continue (...) -- [Continue Reading]

Techmeme

TechCrunch

Engadget

Boing Boing

  • 01:42
    8bitdo's Zero is a wee, well-made and thoroughly wonderful bluetooth game controller. I bought it by accident, thinking I'd found a surprisingly cheap wireless pad, only to learn (to my shrieking amusement) that its low price is caused by its low volume. It really is tiny, at about 2.75" long and 1.5" high. It comes with a keychain ring and is by no means unreasonably large for this purpose: There's a D-pad, four buttons under the right thumb, two trigger buttons and, in the middle, a start and select button. A short USB cable is provided for recharging, but it doesn't function as a USB (...) -- Post, 8bitdo, amazon, Gadgets, Games

hack a day

  • 01:01
    Working mostly in metal as he does, [Tuomas Soikkeli] has invested in some nice tools. So when his sweet magnetic-base drill was in need of a new home, he built this two-in-one drilling station to maximize shop space and add some versatility to boot. For the non-metalworkers out there, a mag-base drill is basically a portable drill press where the base is replaced with a strong electromagnet like the one shown here. They’re often used in the construction trades to drill holes in steel beams or columns, and often include nice features like a built-in coolant system. [Tuomas] effectively (...) --

Techmeme

18 November

Daring Fireball

  • 21:49
    [Sponsor] Microsoft App Center - Daring Fireball Department of Commerce Daring Fireball
    Microsoft just launched App Center, a service for Apple developers that connects to your GitHub repo to automatically build, test, distribute, and monitor iOS and Mac apps. App Center is the next generation of HockeyApp, which was acquired by Microsoft. The basic HockeyApp features like beta distribution and crash reporting got a revamped user interface, and Microsoft added new features for building, testing, analytics, and push notifications. Simply connect your repo, build the app on App Center’s Mac cloud, and run automated UI tests on thousands of real iOS devices in their hosted (...)

Mashable!

  • 22:01
    Remember in the Gilmore Girls revival when Lorelai Gilmore wanted to buy an old building owned by nuns to expand the Dragonfly Inn?  SEE ALSO: Luke from 'Gilmore Girls' is selling out and starting a coffee brand "If you're interested you better move fast," one of the nuns told her. "Katy Perry was sniffing around here earlier."  "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" episode 4. Image: screenshot/netflix If you didn't get the joke then, here's the explanation: Since 2015, Perry has been locked in a legal battle with a group of nuns in Los Angeles.  Perry purchased a former convent for (...) -- Katy Perry, Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life, Entertainment, Celebrities
  • 21:17
    Hollywood audition culture is notoriously sexist — celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Emmy Rossum have spoken out about it before. And in a new sketch from Friday's Tonight Show, Jessica Chastain took another dig at the famously toxic process. In the sketch, Chastain shows up at an audition to read for "Angela." The part seems straightforward enough, until the casting director (played by Jimmy Fallon) starts asking her to "do it again, but hot" and, in a truly cringeworthy moment, to read her lines like a "spicy little peppermint with a secret." (Of course, when a male actor comes in (...) -- Entertainment, Jessica Chastain, Jimmy Fallon, Sexism, Tonight Show
  • 20:30
    Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported.  The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then, he's become better-known outside the tech world for funding the lawsuit that took down Gawker and for his support of Donald Trump.  SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley is now very happy with the Republican tax reform bills Back in 2015, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said he was "delighted" to welcome Thiel and that he was "confident that Peter joining will be great for YC." The blog post announcing (...) -- Startups, Peter Thiel, Y Combinator, Business, Silicon Valley
  • 20:00
    Never underestimate the power of nature — it continues to be filled with the most alarming creepy crawlers in the world. Every year it seems like there's no escaping from what nature has to offer. There were 13 times (and definitely more) of nature not holding back from being absolutely terrifying. SEE ALSO: Here are some of the most stunning nature photographs of 2017 There's no where to run from slithering snakes in gas pumps and bears breaking into your homes.  1. When spider crabs ripped the crap out of an octopus They didn't even have one small ounce of remorse.  Read more... 2. (...) -- Animals, Culture, Nature, 2017, Web Culture
  • 18:59
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. What do employees at HBO, Spotify, Facebook, Netflix, MailChimp, Amazon, FourSquare, The New York Times, Tumblr, Etsy, BuzzFeed, and GitHub all have in common? Answer: They trust CloudApp with their content. Built to make collaboration seamless and easy, this all-inclusive platform allows you to share just about anything with your team while integrating productivity services like HipChat and Slack to streamline your workflow.  SEE ALSO: Get a great deal on this bundle of Mac apps and (...) -- CloudApp
  • 18:19
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) are the three most important letters to anyone running a website other than "www" and "com." In order for most sites to be successful, they need to appear within the first few results of any search query. Considering there are 2.3 million Google searches every minute, if your site isn't towards the top of the list, you're missing out on some major opportunities. SEE ALSO: If you've always wanted to learn Photoshop, here's your chance So, does your (...) -- SiteGuru
  • 18:00
    Does a rat on the train lead to the worst subway ride ever or the best subway ride ever?  Uladzimir Taukachou captured the scene on an A train to Far Rockaway this week when a rat darting around the subway car scared passengers, and their screams in turn scared the rat.  Everyone jumped up on their seats to escape the rat, which then ran out of the subway car at the next stop.  One more thing for the New York Times to add to its report on why the subways are so bad.  Read more... More about Nyc, Rat, Nyc Subway, Culture, and (...) -- Nyc, Rat, Nyc Subway, Culture, Animals
  • 16:58
    The Incredibles are back, and they have a laser baby. This is great news. SEE ALSO: Lucky 'Star Wars' fans got a surprise visit from Mark Hamill during a tour at Disneyland Disney Pixar's first-ever look at The Incredibles 2 reveals that the youngest member of the superhuman family has a new power: Jack-Jack Parr can now shoot lasers out of his eyes. That's in addition to the shapeshifting, fire-making, and phasing powers he tapped into in the first movie. The #Incredibles2 trailer is here. See the film in theatres in 3D June 15, 2018pic.twitter.com/episnabztB — Disney•Pixar (...) -- Entertainment, Film, Disney, Pixar, The Incredibles 2
  • 16:00
    Mailly walks into every room like she's auditioning for Next Top Model, even when it's just her own kitchen. She passes by the oven like she's stepping onto the runway. Applies her make-up like she's about to step onto a TV set for the last damn interview of the week Mailly wants a bigger, more glamorous world than the one she's been given. But as a trans woman in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, her stage is limited: kitchen, bedroom, the occasional bar. She can't go to work because she can't apply for employment without producing identification and revealing the sex she was assigned at birth. (...) -- Features, Gender, Africa, Social Good, Lgbtq
  • 15:52
    Malcolm Young, whose crunching guitar provided the rhythmic backbone of AC/DC for more than 40 years, died on Saturday at the age of 64. Young, who co-founded the Australian hard rock band with his younger brother Angus in 1973, stuck with the band — and, by most accounts, served as its leader — until he retired in 2014. His retirement was prompted by the onset of dementia. SEE ALSO: The 10 most Instagrammed shows at Coachella The band confirmed Young's passing in a statement posted to its Facebook page. The post also includes a second, more personal statement from Angus himself. "As (...) -- Entertainment, Music, Ac Dc, Malcolm Young, Angus Young
  • 14:47
    "When we launched the OnePlus 5, there was no plan to release the OnePlus 5T," Kyle Kiang, OnePlus' head of global marketing, told me a week before the new phone's splashy launch event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's a peculiar admission, but it fits perfectly with the Chinese startup's motto to "Never Settle." OnePlus' unwavering mission to deliver the latest technologies as soon as possible not only keeps its products up to date with the latest mobile trends, but puts the heat on the Samsung's of the world to deliver experiences that'll justify spending $1,000 on a new phone. SEE (...) -- Mobile, Gadgets, Android, Smartphones, Oneplus
  • 13:45
    LG is the latest electronics retailer to drop its Black Friday catalog, which includes major discounts on some of the best TVs on the market.  SEE ALSO: Samsung, Apple, Sony, Microsoft, and more in Newegg's killer Black Friday deals The full list is available on LG's Black Friday Page, and includes discounts on home appliances, phones, and gaming devices, as well as the lowest prices ever seen on its OLED TVs.  OLED B7A Series 55-inch — $1500 (from $1600) 65-inch — $2300 (from $2600) OLED E7 Series 55-inch — $2500 (from $3000) 65-inch — $3500 (from $4000) OLED G7 Series 77-inch — $10000 (...) -- Lg, Oled, Black Friday, Oled Screen, Oled Display
  • 21:19
    Oceania's esports industry just took a huge step forward. Australia has opened its very first Esports High Performance Centre in Sydney, a new home base for Oceania's leading League of Legends team, the LG Dire Wolves. SEE ALSO: Esports events are taking over huge stadiums—and for good reason Established in Sydney's city sporting precinct, sitting in the side of Allianz Stadium looking towards the Sydney Cricket Ground, the facility aims to drive growth and development in Australia's esports industry. The facility will be stocked with new technology in eye-tracking and performance (...) -- Sports, Gaming, Australia, Sport, Esports
  • 20:36
    Justice League is fine. It's fine! If you trust the Tomatometer, it is 13 percentage points more fine than its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Justice League earned those points by going out of its way to address the criticisms lobbed at BvS, resulting in a film that's lighter, funnier, more narratively straightforward.  It's just not nearly as interesting. And that's a damn shame. SEE ALSO: 'Justice League' is like a chocolate chip cookie with cockroach chunks Whatever its shortcomings, Batman v Superman felt like the product of a single distinctive vision. Maybe not (...) -- Movies, Justice League, Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice, Entertainment, Comic Culture
  • 20:27
    Interested in getting barred from all future family Thanksgivings? Consider bringing a turkey covered in Hot Cheetos dust to this year's gathering. We can all thank Reynolds (as in Reynolds wrap) for this creative and unique holiday treat. Please send all feedback to them and not to us. SEE ALSO: A Butterball turkey expert is here to dispel 5 myths about your Thanksgiving turkey Per the recipe, all you must do to make a Hot Cheetos turkey is crush the snacks in a food processor, then use them as a coating for your bird — over a layer of butter, of course. You'll then bake your turkey in (...) -- Turkey, Thanksgiving, Cheetos, Culture, Food
  • 19:00
    Thanksgiving is a time for the whole family to gather around the table and enjoy a delicious feast. But for most families, it's not always fun and heartwarming, but rather a melting pot for questions you don't want to answer and opinions from old people you never wanted to hear. SEE ALSO: 11 seasonal candle scents you really, really need to try this fall So here are some of the worst questions you'll hear this Thanksgiving, and some ways that you can try to redirect the conversation to something harmless. "Explain your job again? It's just temporary right?" When this dreaded career (...) -- Politics, Humor, Nfl, Thanksgiving, Gun Control
  • 18:30
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You remember your favorite characters from your favorite book or movie as a kid, right?  Whether it's a princess from a Disney movie or a talking pig from a book, the characters we internalized as a kid stick around forever. So, what better way to educate your kids on their family history than by creating a book where family members are the characters?  A Kickstarter campaign is trying to turn an idea that previously seemed like an over-the-top, difficult gift into something super (...) -- Kickstarter, Books, Kids, Diy, Children
  • 18:03
    If asked to describe Ivanka Trump in one word, we would not choose "relatable." ("Complicit" might be a better option.) And thus, it comes as no surprise that her website's recommendations for the ideal "Thanksgiving tablescape" were a little unorthodox, to say the least. Like, the absolute least. SEE ALSO: Everybody is calling bullsh*t on Ivanka Trump's 'punk phase' Is that ... a giant clam filled with moss? Have no idea how to decorate your Thanksgiving table? Problem solved: https://t.co/2ssrjO7yPl pic.twitter.com/f4T1Oqr5c7 — Ivanka Trump HQ (ⓐIvankaTrumpHQ) November 16, 2017 To (...) -- Thanksgiving, Twitter Reactions, Ivanka Trump, Culture, Web Culture
  • 17:48
    Aly Raisman, an American gymnast and member of the U.S. women's Olympic team, posted a message on Friday reminding everyone that a woman's appearance has nothing to do with whether or not she's assaulted. Drama ensued when teammate Gabby Douglas responded. "Just to be clear ... just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward with sexual abuse," she wrote.  SEE ALSO: Shocking no one, playground gymnastics end badly Raisman has been a vocal advocate for victims of sexual assault and (...) -- Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Gymnastics, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman
  • 16:06
    It's no easy feat to get up and dance like no one's watching, especially when there are literally thousands of people watching. And someone is filming you. And you're in public. Perhaps that's why the internet has fallen in ~viral love~ with this guy, who really went for it at Janet Jackson's show in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. SEE ALSO: Jim Hopper from 'Stranger Things 2' is dancing straight out of the upside down in a new meme The spins! The pointing! The panache of it all! And the best part: this doesn't even appear to have happened during the concert, but simply during some (...) -- Viral Videos, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Culture, Music
  • 16:00
    You can see a lot of amazing things from space.  Astronauts on the International Space Station have spotted auroras dancing above Earth, menacing thunderstorms, destructive hurricanes, and just this month a European astronaut on the Space Station caught sight of a meteor shooting through the Earth's atmosphere.  SEE ALSO: Astronauts got to play with fidget spinners in space European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli managed to catch the fireball falling to Earth in a time-lapse video on November 5.  And here a closer look! Make a wish... I already did // E qui visto da più (...) -- Space, Science, International Space Station, Meteors, Meteor Shower
  • 15:00
    Among America's unforgiving recycling elite, no bag is more universally revered than the almighty canvas tote bag. Once a demonized member of the bag community, the canvas tote has risen to prominence in recent years as a socially conscious sustainable alternative to plastic. Wherever you go, you're bound to be circled by aggressive tote bag pushers, who offer the tote as a "complimentary gift" in exchange for your charitable contribution or participation in some boring-ass event.    Alone, tote bags are benign. Together, they're a malevolent force of nature. Overstocked American kitchen (...) -- Watercooler, Humor, Bags, Culture, Web Culture
  • 14:00
    Steve Jobs' last big project is finally ready for the public — but you have to go to Cupertino to see it. I'm talking, of course, about Apple's famed "spaceship" campus. Though employees moved in months ago, and Apple launched the iPhone X in the newly minted Steve Jobs Theatre, none of the campus has been open to the public — until now. On Friday, Apple officially opened the doors of Apple Park's Visitor Center — the public face of the company's storied new headquarters — and the Apple faithful were there in full force to savor the moment. SEE ALSO: Apple Park Campus consumed the last 2 (...) -- Tech, Gadgets, Apple, Steve Jobs
  • 12:00
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There's a reason that people find public speaking scarier than death and natural disasters — between all the sweating, the shaking, the tripping over your words, and figuring out what the hell to do with your hands, it can be terrifying. If just reading that is making you a little sick to your stomach, you could probably benefit from a few lessons in great public speaking. So can most people. Being able to speak confidently and make a powerful presentation can help you both personally (...) -- Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course

Cool Tools

  • 09:59
    Have you ever held screws or nails in your mouth as a way to keep them nearby while working on a project? This week for my tool review I’m going to show you a better solution. This is the MagnoGrip, it’s a $14 magnetic wristband available on Amazon. I found it on the Cool Tools blog. And if you pick one up using the link in the description you help to support my videos and the Cool Tools Blog. This is a low-tech but useful tool. It just velcros around your wrist and includes embedded magnets to hold whatever odds and ends you need to have handy. The magnets aren’t super strong, but just (...) -- Videos

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Engadget

Mashable!

  • 23:49
    "This is an Alaïa!" The image of Cher refusing to lay on the ground when getting robbed at gunpoint in Clueless because of her designer dress is a lasting one.  R.I.P. Azzedine Alaia i pic.twitter.com/QHNTVjOVq8 — Ira Madison III (ⓐira) November 18, 2017 The designer behind her red dress was equally iconic. Azzedine Alaïa died at 82 on Saturday.  Alaïa was known for his independent spirit and as a pioneer of form-fitting, figure-defining fashion. Basically, he pioneered bodycon.  "He used leather and knits to shape and support the body, transforming it into the best version of itself," the (...) -- Watercooler, Fashion, Azzedine, Azzedine Ala A, Culture

hack a day

  • 22:01
    Are you a wizard at antenna design? Chances are you’ve never even given it a try, but this tool could change that. Most home-made WiFi signal boosting antenna plans around the Internet share one feature: they are directional antennas or reflectors. But WiPrint is a tool for designing custom WiFi reflectors that map to the specific application. If we want to increase the signal strength in two or three different locations the traditional solution is an omnidirectional antenna. The problem is, although a good omnidirectional antenna increases the signal power in those locations we want, it (...) --

Boing Boing

BetaNews.Com

  • 21:31
    Next week is one of my favorite holidays -- Thanksgiving! I'm not gonna lie, I like to eat, and since this is a day dedicated to chowing down on some good food, I am beyond excited! Oh yeah, it is also a day in which we spend time with family and reflect on all the things for which we are thankful. Once the eating is done, the shopping begins. What used to just be "Black Friday" now begins the night before on Thanksgiving -- sacrilege to some. Yeah, while still digesting turkey and stuffing, consumers will queue up in front… [Continue (...) -- [Continue Reading]

Daring Fireball

  • 21:38
    Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look back at last year’s election, and more. Brought to you by these fine sponsors: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with code TALKSHOW. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code THETALKSHOW for free shipping in the U.S. and Canada. Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. Great gift idea. Save 15% (...)

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Scripting News

  • 20:52
    What if Zuck's PhDs wrote him a memo, saying that unless Facebook disappears immediately it's a virtual certainty humanity will self-destruct, within days. What would Zuck do?
  • 18:20
    Twitter poll: "Any gender, have you ever done anything sexual that you're now ashamed of?"
  • 16:19
    Earlier this year I decided to revert my blog to its original (1990s) format and not try to fit it into Facebook, Medium or Twitter's models. It's working nicely. I feel no urge to go back, esp since Twitter expanded to 280.
  • 16:16
    Timothy Snyder says that America defeated itself in the 2016 election.
  • 15:53
    New version of Electric Pork for Mac supports 280-char tweets.
  • 14:37
    When you see someone online doing or saying something outrageous, consider the possibility they work for an Internet research center in St. Petersburg.

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