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Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare — NOVA Next | PBS

<i>Cyber warfare used to be the stuff of sci-fi movies and military exercises. But with the advent of the Stuxnet worm, the Sony Pictures hacking—which</i> …

DARPA’s Super Quiet Motorcycle Moves Ahead

Two wheels and under 55 decibels<p>In the near future, America’s enemies may soon learn that death comes on two wheels. First announced last year, the SilentHawk is a motorcycle for special forces, the kind of dirt bike someone would want in an apocalypse. Development on the motorcycle started last …

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IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic …

Economics

Thoughts on Google+

I fucked up. So has Google.<p>It’s been over a year since I left Google. Over 450 days, actually. During that time, I joined and left a startup; …

Framing

Canopy Brings Curated Shopping to iPhone

I hate shopping. I especially hate shopping in an actual brick and mortar store. Because of that, I try to purchase most of my items online and most of that via the gigantic and sometimes overwhelming Amazon.com.<p>The paralysis of of “too much stuff” is where the Canopy service and its new iOS app …

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

Violence works. Nonviolence does too.<p>In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished racial injustices" constitute "a genre unto themselves." Monday night, when Barack Obama stood before the nation to interpret the non-indictment of …

The Other Side of Diversity

The prevailing narrative surrounding minorities in tech relates to how beneficial employing minorities can be for a company and/or how detrimental …

Women of Color

The Ebola Wars

How genomics research can help contain the outbreak.<p>The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a …

Jon Stewart on 16 Years of The Daily Show and His Directorial Debut Rosewater

In Conversation JonStewart<p>What do you do after 16 years turning <i>The Daily Show</i> into an American comic institution? If you’re this comedian, you might …

A Big Little Idea Called Legibility

James C. Scott’s fascinating and seminal book, <i>Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Imp</i><i>rove the Human Condition Have Failed,</i> examines how, …

Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software<p>by <b>Richard Stallman</b><p>When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential …

The Simple SEO Lesson that Won’t Invoke Your Gag Reflex

<i>Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post has been adapted from an original version on his blog, Feldman Creative.</i><p><i>“We really do want to understand SEO.”</i><p>I was on a conference call with a client who said that. And then:<p><i>“Let’s plan to have a</i> …

How the design firm behind the Xbox built the bike of the future

You can't ride a bike in Seattle without thinking about the seven hills. (No one can agree on which ones make up "the seven," but they're not a friendly ride.) And you better think about the city's famously unpredictable weather patterns. And who knows? You might finish work and want to head …

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Customizable Wall Mounted Shelving From AMBIVALENZ

Fläpps is a modular shelving system, from AMBIVALENZ, that has a unique twist. It comes in various sized modules that have the same mounting …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Your Peru Photos

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

RED Collective: Asgeir Helgestad

West America's adventure motorcycles

With all the marketing hype around ‘adventure riding’ these days, many motorcyclists won’t dare go off the beaten track without a large capacity dual-sport, an array of aftermarket parts and a support vehicle. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when this wasn’t an option—and that it’s …

Motorcycles

Crafting link underlines on Medium

How hard could it be to draw a horizontal line on the screen? It seems wrangling a few pixels together to stand in a file would be something …