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Gilbert Arenas Posts Rebuttal To Caron Butler's Version Of Locker Room Guns Story

The other day the Washington Post ran an excerpt from Caron Butler’s forthcoming book, which includes his telling of what happened in the Wizards …


11 horrifying and hilarious things that happen over email every day of your life

This post originally appeared on Wait But Why.

Email is one of those things that’s just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who …


Perhaps You Didn’t Hear Me, Dad. I Really Want It.


Child: Can I have this?


Me: No.

Child: Ah, perhaps I’ve miscommunicated. I’m asking for it because I want it.

Me: I understood that, …


Claws out: How a Hawks regime fell

The email that changed Bruce Levenson's life arrived on a mild Maryland evening in June 2014 just as he was settling into a dinner of fresh local crab. It was from Michael Gearon Jr., his partner in ownership of the Atlanta Hawks for more than a decade. The subject line read "re Danny …


Five Questions About the Bombing of a Hospital in Kunduz

On Saturday, at 2:08 A.M. local time, an American AC-130 began to bomb a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), in Kunduz, Afghanistan. According to accounts from doctors and nurses, the air strike continued for more than an hour, in fifteen-minute waves. The hospital …


Stop Calling My Daughter’s Death a Car Accident

When we say “accident,” we are saying deaths on our cities' streets are inevitable.The post Stop Calling My Daughter’s Death a Car Accident appeared …


Do Not Waste Good Time - My Reflections on Sarah Sumpter, by Chris Puppione

I am not sure life was ever going to be long enough for Sarah Sumpter.

It is not so much that she died too young or that the cancer moved too quickly …


Google’s Cute Cars And The Ugly End Of Driving

The main thing you should know about autonomous vehicles is that they are utterly inevitable.

The thing about covering tech, especially for a long time, is that you have these moments where you get to really reach out and touch the future. They’re rare. But you get to the point where you can …


The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.

“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …


Newswire: HLN confuses Edward Snowden and Edward Scissorhands

Jon Hendren is a longtime Something Awful writer who has improbably rebranded himself as a DevOps guru but is possibly best known for locking down the Twitter handle @fart (and for getting the guy from Smashmouth to eat a bunch of eggs). He may have just cemented his legacy, however, in an …

Edward Snowden

Arsenal’s Champions League experience means nothing as same old naivety continues

Way, way back, at the start of Arsène Wenger’s first full season with Arsenal, a side that would win the Premier League and FA Cup double come the end of the campaign, endured a moment of the purest European misery. It was inflicted by underestimated Greek opponents. In the opening round of the …

UEFA Champions League

One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush

It was an unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards and …

Doing an HD Remake the Right Way

Even at 1080p, we don't have a clean 2x scale we can round down to. If I could go back in time I definitely would have picked something easier to …


Avoiding The Adjective Fallacy

Just because a concept can be rigorously codified doesn’t mean it’s the best way to learn it.

You’re reading this, so I’ll assume your English is …


Jarrett Parker upstages Zito/Hudson day, Giants win 14-10

Jarrett Parker, I finished my Zito/Hudson lede three hours ago, and you're being rude. You sit right there and wait. Today is Zito/Hudson day. You …

San Francisco Giants

“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language

There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which …


The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make On Their First Driving Test

You’ve put in your parking lot practice hours, but now it’s the moment of truth. Avoid these common errors to make sure you pass your driving test …


Remarkable Hobo Nickels Carved from Clad Coins by Paolo Curcio

About two years we featured a great selection of skull nickels, a numismatic curiosity where miniature bas relief sculptures are carved into coins, …

Coin Collecting

The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley

Deep inside a Silicon Valley unicorn lurks a time bomb.

It is a peculiarity of venture capital financing that the engine that pumps money into a promising start-up can later cause the same start-up to self-destruct. With all the hoopla and debate over sky-high valuations of technology start-ups, it …

Silicon Valley

Robert Lewandowski scores five in Bayern Munich’s 5-1 win over Wolfsburg

Robert Lewandowski scored an incredible five goals in nine second-half minutes, including the league’s fastest hat-trick, to propel Bayern Munich to a sensational 5-1 victory over their title rivals Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena.

Daniel Caligiuri gave the visitors the lead, but that was wiped out …

Robert Lewandowski

Padecky: Sarah Sumpter’s unforgettable strength and courage

Sarah Sumpter was 25 years old and it wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Young, elite athletes fly through space as if their bodies are structural …

Bachelor's Degree

At WeWork, an Idealistic Start-Up Clashes With Its Cleaners

Adam Neumann bounded through the downtown Manhattan headquarters of WeWork, beaming as he pointed out the amenities of the open floor plan.

Over in the communal area, entrepreneurs mingled. Here was the shared kitchen, with cold-brew coffee and organic snacks. How cool is that? Over there was the …


The things to root for as the Giants' season winds down

It's a lost season. There's a Padres series coming up. These two things go together like expense reports and hair in your food. Or food on your …

San Francisco Giants

Pairing vs. Code Review: Comparing Developer Cultures

Between last_job and current_job I transitioned from a dev culture of pair programming to one of peer code review. It’s been an interesting …

Code Reviews

Every single thing that Walt Jr. eats for breakfast on Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad ends forever this Sunday, and while the show has repeatedly defied expectations over its five-season run, we do know a few things to be …

Breaking Bad

Success at Work, Failure at Home

One of the differences between being a CEO and a venture capitalist is that I obviously meet with many more CEOs now than I did then. As such, it has …


Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto explaining World 1-1 is the best game design lesson of the week

The level design of Mario games often seems simple, while gradually and invisibly teaching the player what they should be doing and how they should be doing it. Ideas are introduced in a safe space, and then the safety nets are removed so the player can put those lessons into action before the …

Game Design

Colorblind Man Sees Purple for the First Time

UC Davis Official Athletic Site

Sept. 21, 2015

Sarah Sumpter, a 2012 All-American and two-sport Big West Conference Athlete of the Year at UC Davis, passed away Monday morning after …

UC Davis

Sarah Sumpter, champion runner at Healdsburg High, UC Davis, dies at 25

A state championship runner at Healdsburg High School and record-setter at UC Davis, Sarah Sumpter beat an eating disorder and competed in collegiate …

UC Davis