Josiah Farnsworth

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Donald Trump Will Not Rest Until Amazon Is a Smoldering Pile of Radioactive Ash

The president reportedly tried to gouge Jeff Bezos for billions.<p>As you’ve probably heard, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> feelings toward Internet-retail giant Amazon are roughly on par with his feelings toward stairs, and exercise, and steaks with even the slightest bit of pink in the center. Which is to say: he …

Donald Trump

Hey 'Speak English' guy, you forgot something

<b>(CNN) —</b> This morning I watched the viral video from the Fresh Kitchen deli in Manhattan, where a man is seen confronting staff and customers because he heard some diners speaking Spanish and the staff responding in Spanish.<p>The man yells: "Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should …

Language

Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

If you use PGP or S/MIME for email encryption you should immediately disable it in your email client. Researchers have discovered a critical …

Information Security

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

White people keep calling the cops on black people for no reason. That’s dangerous.

Calling 911 means different things to white and black people.<p>A black Yale student was taking a nap in a common room in her dorm earlier this week when a white student saw her sleeping and decided to call the police.<p>Lolade Siyonbola, who is a graduate student at Yale, was woken up by the classmate …

Justice

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

Race & Ethnicity

Donald Glover drops intense new Childish Gambino song, music video 'This Is America'

Donald Glover dropped a new Childish Gambino track and music video Saturday night.<p>While hosting and performing on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, the …

Music Videos

Shhlack Lets You Encrypt Slack Messages So Your Boss Can't See Private Conversations

Slack, the messaging service of choice for tens of thousands of organizations, has given employers a considerable amount of access to the data and …

Information Systems

With Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU adds insult to DC's injury

Commentary: These simple differences explain why Avengers: Infinity War soars where the DC's Expanded Universe has yet to succeed.<p>No one wants to kick DC heroes when they're down. But the release of Avengers: Infinity War provides the most extreme example of just how far the Marvel Cinematic …

Comics

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Education Technology

Michelle Wolf has nothing to apologise for. Her critics do, though

Urging the comedian who performed at the White House correspondents’ dinner to apologize for an uncontroversial joke sends an incredibly dangerous message<p>Let me tell you a few deplorable things that happened in America this weekend. Nearly 43 million people woke up in poverty in the richest country …

Sarah Sanders

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

Theology

No Offense, but These Are the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Many people eagerly anticipate Netflix putting out popular new series like <b>Stranger Things</b> and <b>Black Mirror</b>, but the streaming site also acquires a ton of freshly released movies and original films each year. And these films are nothing to sneeze at!<p>In the past few months alone, one of its newer …

Entertainment

How To Argue The Student Walkout Is An Absolutely Essential Form Of Protest

On Friday at 10 a.m., students across the nation will leave their schools for the second time in two months as a statement against gun violence. Just …

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

What If We Didn’t... have the Second Amendment?

<i>“What If We Didn’t...?” is part of a new series from Mic —</i> <i>read more here.</i><p>In a March 27 op-ed, John Paul Stevens controversially called for the repeal …

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

John Oliver Calls Out Crisis Pregnancy Centers For Purposefully Tricking Women & It's So Alarming

On Sunday's episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver's segment on crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) provided an eye-opening look at some of the highly …

Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is still the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — yes, even better than 'Black Panther'

It seems like we've barely had time to get over the thrill of watching "Black Panther" before "Avengers: Infinity War" tumbles into theaters on April 27 as the "most ambitious crossover in history."<p>Indeed, "Infinity War" is what the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe — 10 years and 18 movies — has …

20 Better Poses For Awesome Wedding Photos

Tired of the same old wedding photos? Want your special day to be a little more unique? Well, other than setting fire to a giraffe and riding it …

Weddings

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."<p>The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking …

'Roseanne's Joke About "Black & Asian Families" Sparked Backlash & This Twitter Thread Perfectly Explains Why

For those wondering why so many people are angry over a <i>Roseanne</i> joke regarding "shows about black and Asian families<i>,"</i> writer and actor Kelvin Yu …

Comedy

Everything You Need to Remember About Legion Before Season 2

Last spring, FX surprised comic book fans with a stunning depiction of a lesser-known <i>X-Men</i> story: <i>Legion</i>.<p>The series stars Dan Stevens (<i>Downton Abbey</i>) …

Celebrating 25 years of Adobe After Effects

Adobe is celebrating the 25th year of After Effects with interviews, video tips, and livestream demos. If you’re going the NAB 2018 you might ask …

Stranger Things

Three Good Places to Find Music and Sounds for Multimedia Projects

Two weeks ago my tip of the week prompted a bunch of questions from readers regarding where to find and how to use music in multimedia projects. Much …

Education Technology

Here's why that recent abuse of Facebook data matters

Your data is probably being used without your consent.<p>This is, I hope, not a shock to you. In fact, it’s one of the biggest takeaways of the recent …

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Here's what you need to know

Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and its data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica have both been suspended from Facebook after each “gained access to information” without the consent of certain individuals. And if the latter name sounds familiar, it should; but we’ll get to that in a …

New Research Proves That All Things Being Equal, Nothing Is Equal for Black Boys

Perhaps you’ve heard the decades-old conservative cure for systematic racism. When confronted with any statistic that shows widespread inequality, …

10 Things Christopher Nolan Got Right About Batman (And 10 Things He Ruined)

Superhero movies would not be what they are today were it not for the <b>Dark Knight</b> trilogy. In revamping the masked vigilante for the mainstream, …