Isaac Gray

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The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.<p>When we're all reading books aloud to each other for entertainment again, it's possible that 2018 will be …

Resize Images on the Fly with Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, and Amazon API Gateway | Amazon Web Services

<b>UPDATE</b>: May 29, 2018 – This post includes a small amount of sample code illustrating a pattern for lazily generating assets using AWS Lambda and …

Full(er) House: Exposing high-end poker cheating devices

This post exposes how real-world highly advanced poker cheating devices work.<p>In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how …

How the Web Became Unreadable | Backchannel

<b>It’s been getting harder</b> for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve …

Visual Design

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

Using CSS Mod Queries with Range Selectors

Recently, I was asked to build a simple list that would display in a grid—one that could start with a single element and grow throughout the day, yet …

Blockchain Company's Smart Contracts Were Dumb

There's a fairly incredible trial going on in London right now. The Libyan Investment Authority is suing Goldman Sachs over some trades that they did together. To oversimplify slightly, the LIA handed Goldman a pile of money and signed some complicated contracts describing the circumstances in …

Investing

My family of four uses Slack and now we can’t imagine life without it

Everything changed for the better when we started using Slack at work. We’ve made countless custom integrations; doorbells, intercoms, travel cards, Reddit, lunch menus, git hooks, server monitoring, you name it—we have it.<p>My family has been using Google Calendar for a few years. My wife and I used …

Google Calendar

Watch the first trailer for AMC's Preacher

It took nearly a decade, but the live-action <i>Preacher</i> is finally on its way — and here's the first trailer. Dominic Cooper stars as small-town preacher Jesse Custer who, after merging with an otherworldly being, sets out to find God himself. Along the way he teams up with his ex Tulip (Ruth Negga) …

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Anne crawled out of bed in her North Las Vegas house around 10 p.m. and started to get ready for her shift.<p>She pulled her chestnut hair into a bun …

Military

What A Kickstarter All-Star Learned From Sudden Failure

The company behind Twine had its last product flop on Kickstarter. Having licked its wounds, it’s ready to go again.<p>A new product called the Range Dial ($64) just hit Kickstarter, and has all the makings of a hit. It’s a thermometer attached to a steel and silicone dial that you spin to an icon of …

Ludicrously Fast Page Loads - A Guide for Full-Stack Devs

by <b>Nate Berkopec</b> (@nateberkopec) of (who?), a Rails performance consultancy.<p>SHARE:<p><b>Summary:</b> Your website is slow, but the backend is fast. How do you …

Samsung’s Latest TV Is Also An Unexpected Design Masterpiece

Designed by Studio Bourollec, the Serif is perfect for design nerds and small apartment dwellers.<p>Televisions were once built more like furniture than anything else, expected to fit into a home’s decor for decades. But in more recent times, the attention has shifted to the more gadgety aspects of a …

Want to learn JavaScript ?

This is a walk-through of the steps I personally took in a single year, to begin learning JavaScript. My goal was to be able to get a job in a …

Parrot’s pillow-soft Zik 3 headphones never need wires

Like previous Zik headphones, the Zik 3s have a capacitive panel on the right earpiece that allows you to control your music by swiping backwards and forward to skip tracks, up and down to change the volume, and tapping to play and pause. But these are gestures that work best with smooth glass, and …

Staring into someone’s eyes for ten minutes is like tripping, without the drugs

I just took a brief hallucination break with a colleague. We stepped into a supply closet, dimmed the lights, sat down, and watched one another’s faces morph into those of lionesses. I cried the whole time. Then we went back to work.<p>We were testing out a theory, reported in IFL Science, that …

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

Dr. Dre, the rapper turned Apple guru, wants you to forget about all the women he’s beaten up

Rap’s problem with black women is both historical and exhaustive, but this conflict is resurfacing in the run up to F. Gary Grey’s highly anticipated N.W.A biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” Many critics have praised the film for its energy and the cast’s depictions of gangsta rap pioneers DJ Yella, …

Scientists discover an unexpected natural hangover cure that actually works

There is no shortage of alleged hangover cures, but now science is actually backing one up.<p>Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (“CSIRO”), announced last month on its blog that in its research with Horticulture Innovation Australia, …

My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

I STEPPED FROM the warmth of our source’s London flat. That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool, the buzz of traffic muted in this …

High School Student Proves Professor Wrong When He Denied “No Irish Need Apply” Signs Existed

For many years, the employment ad or sign indicating “No Irish Need Apply” had been part of the historical memory of discrimination against the <b>Irish</b> …

The biggest threat to African lions isn’t foreign hunters—it’s African people

Still upset about Cecil the lion? Maybe you should just skip this story.<p>You see, Cecil’s death at hands of an American dentist who paid guides to lure the majestic beast from a nature reserve has struck a global nerve, and in the US, led to significant criticism of big game hunters and laws that …

Mapped: The US states with the most gun owners—and most gun deaths

The notion that arming more Americans will protect people from being shot (the “good guy with a gun” theory) is a common refrain of the gun industry and the powerful lobby that supports it in the United States.<p>The slaughter of nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina church on June 17 was …

Do You Code? You Should Try This Font

Monoid is a new programming typeface designed to be clean, uniform, and precise, just like good code.<p>Coders look for different things in a typeface than normal people do. While most of us choose a font for the character it imparts to our words (Baskerville for authority, Comic Sans for playfulness, …

How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment

The inspectors could hardly believe what they were seeing. Summoned from their headquarters near Munich, the team of logistics, safety, and aviation …

Comic Conman: A true crime tale of comic books, corruption, and a $9 million vanishing act

Chiofalo had "trends of grandiosity and episodic impulsivity and poor judgment."<p>Tadano seemed to be involved in more and more litigation<p>What the police uncovered was astonishing<p>In Chiofalo's bag, they found $55,000. In the suitcase, $95,000

What are Bloom filters?

A tale of code, dinner, and a favour with unexpected consequences.<p>Genesis<p>“So how do you know whether someone’s read a post already?” asks Sarah, …

100 Years Of Amazing Tattoo Designs

From patriotic emblems to disposable fashion statements, tattoos have long embodied the values of our cultural moments.<p>Much to the chagrin of some longtime tattoo aficionados, the ancient art of ink is no longer as edgy and counterculture as it once was. Celebrities like David Beckham and Angelina …