Gregory Nicholas

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'Pilot's Salt': The Third Reich Kept Its Soldiers Alert With Meth

For a while, the stuff seemed to be "the ideal war drug."<p>And it was, as such, put to wide use. The Wehrmacht, Germany's World War II army, ended up distributing millions of the Pervitin tablets to soldiers on the front (they called it "Panzerschokolade," or "tank chocolate"). The air force gave the …

San Francisco Apartment Construction Boom Unlikely to Lower Rents

GDC’13

At the Game Developers Conference last month, we held a day of sessions showing developers how to take advantage of Google Cloud Platform ...

Improve your drip campaigns with Mixpanel and FullContact

By using FullContact to push user profile data into Mixpanel we’re able to make targeting and tracking more powerful. We can target drip marketing …

Artsy's Technology Stack - Artsy Engineering

The public launch of Artsy via the New York Times is a good opportunity to describe our current technology stack.<p>What you see when you go to Artsy is …

Friendly URLs with Mongoid::Slug

All Artsy URLs shared publicly are humanly readable. For example, you'll find all Barbara Kruger's works at artsy.net/artist/barbara-kruger and a …

Master the Heroku CLI with Heroku Commander

Heroku users frequently run the <b>heroku</b> command-line tool that ships with the Heroku Toolbelt. It has two very convenient features: it will remember …

Create MongoDB Command-Lines from Mongoid Configuration

We use MongoDB as our primary store and have built a healthy amount of automation around various database instances and operational environments. For …

Improving Performance of Mongoid-Cached-Json

Last year, we have open-sourced and made extensive use of two Ruby libraries in our API: mongoid-cached-json and garner. Both transform the …

Infinite Scroll with MongoDB

An infinite scroll can be a beautiful and functional way to present feed data. You can see ours on the homepage of artsy.net. It works by fetching a …

Inside the seedy underworld of spammers and phishers

Written by Mailgun Team<p><b>Categories</b>: Security<p><b>6 minute read time</b><p>This week we announced some improvements to our reputation algorithm which helps us …

Cybersecurity

The Most Innovative Google Employees Aren't Stanford/MIT grads

Google has long had a reputation for being a place that’s near impossible to get a job if you aren’t a Stanford or MIT grad. They not only asked you …

Employment

Spellbinder

README.md<p>Real-time view/model binding for backbone.js<p>Wouldn't you rather write this:<p>Rather than this:<p>Basic Idea<p>The basic idea is to have as much of …

JavaScript

Elon Musk

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David Karp’s Dilemma

As the Tumblr/Yahoo deal continues to be negotiated by press, and the world gears up for whatever is being announced Monday morning, Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend. It’s likely, in between multiple discussions with his board members and Marissa Mayer, that …

Backed Or Whacked: Reading And Writing Through Crowdfunding

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column looks at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin.</i><p>An ancient and once-sacred bond between author and audience, reading and …

Google I/O Session Totals Show Deeper Importance Of Google Cloud Platform

We are more than two hours into the Google I/O keynote, the kickoff to a three-day event with 171 sessions. But something is quite different from last year. Google Cloud Platform has risen to the tof of the pack with 25 sessions, second only to Google Chrome with 48 and Google Android that has …

4 Easy Steps to Learn More About Cheese

<b>Look at your cheese.</b> A stark white cheese is probably made from goat milk, while one that is deep yellow is a rich and buttery cow’s milk cheese. …

Cheese

A Gunmaker in Nigeria

Mmemme’s friends gave him his nickname, an affectionate, long-held one, which means “to boast”; they said he would show off incessantly as a boy, like a precocious rapper. <i>Mmemme</i> is an Igbo word; the Igbos are one of Nigeria’s more than two hundred and fifty ethnic groups, and are mainly found in …

Startup hustle: Why two men decided to sleep together in a van for months on end

When Kevin Hong left his Wall Street job to become an entrepreneur, he didn’t know it would mean living in his underpants in a van for months at a …

One nation, under Adderall

A while back, The New York Times ran a piece entitled “The Risky Rise of the Good Grade Pill,” detailing a sudden rise in abuse of prescription drugs …

Stories That Matter, Actions That Count

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Lindsay Lohan Terrified She Will Gain Weight After Being Cut Off from Adderall

Lindsay Lohan is terrified she will gain weight after being cut off from the prescription drug adderall at the Betty Ford Center, sources tell …

The Philosophy, Economics Behind Sourcing Retail

Host Scott Simon talks to Michael Preysman, founder and CEO of Everlane, an online clothing retailer based in San Francisco that provides information to consumers about where its products are made.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>And the deaths in Bangladesh have prompted a number of American clothing …

Google IO predictions

I don't work at Google, so I can play to Google IO prediction game. Here are my Android predictions: New android version -- 99% New Nexu...

Alternative economies within Bitcoin

May, 2013<p>Imagine you wanted to run your own fork of Bitcoin, for example as part of a next-generation Bittorrent protocol that discouraged freeriding.<p>…