John Harris

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Ted Kennedy on the Rocks

FROM THE GQ ARCHIVES: The once-strong voice of liberalism is now slurred, but the bibulous Kennedy boyo remains the life of the party.<p><b>Edward Moore Kennedy</b> works harder than most people think, and this morning he is working very hard at a simple but crucial task. He is trying to face the day. It is …

Swimming Pools

Automating iOS: A Comprehensive and Updated Guide to Launch Center Pro – MacStories

<b>Note: The following is a complete update of our original Launch Center Pro guide published in April 2014. It has been rewritten and updated for the latest 2.3 and 2.3.1 versions of Launch Center Pro with new sections, actions, videos, and more.</b><p>Released in December of 2011, Launch Center (the …

Apps

Instagram ads and the future of brand advertising

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Wiki Commons<p>From the very day that Facebook(s fb) acquired Instagram, there has been an impending sense of doom that …

'Game of Thrones' Retains Its Crown

The third season of HBO's dazzling fantasy epic is even better than the previous one.<p><i>Update, March 31: Schedules permitting, my colleague Spencer Kornhaber, Ross Douthat of the</i> New York Times<i>, and I will be recapping episodes of</i> Game of Thrones <i>as the season progresses.</i><p><i>King's Landing, Winterfell,</i> …

The Perils of Being a Male Teacher at an All-Girls School

"We could get away with more with the male teachers. It was almost like our female teachers knew our game better and weren't willing to play it."<p>CW<p>Let's all pause for a silent moment of compassion for young male teachers in all-girls high schools. Theirs is a difficult job.<p><i>Riiiiiight</i>, some of you …

New e-mails reveal Feds not “forthright” about fake cell tower devices | Ars Technica

E-mails could have implications for accused tax fraudster caught via "stingray."<p>According to new Justice Department e-mails obtained by the American …

Why Mayor Bloomberg's vision of a drone-filled city doesn't fly

The world's most powerful mayor welcomes 'visibility' — just not in city hall<p>Taking a break from his crusade against sugary soft drinks, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg took some time during his weekly radio broadcast last week to downplay an issue that’s been at the forefront of privacy concerns in a …

Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing Mountain View's patents "unless first attacked." In introducing the good faith effort, Google is …

A tale of two iClouds

Recent criticism of Apple’s iCloud has exposed just how fractured the brand actually is behind the scenes. Developers are having problems with some of the technologies bundled together under the name and it’s causing some confusion. The truth of the matter is that there are really two iClouds, …

Learning Vs. Earning At Work: A Value Comparison

When you take a job, they give you resources like money in exchange for your resources, like time. Here’s how you can know if you’re striking the right deal.<p>Let’s play a career-path hypothetical: You can either take a low-paying gig where you’ll <i>learn</i> tons, or a stultifying stop where you’ll <i>earn</i> …

Employment

For This Socialist Business, Problem Solving Is Literally Putting Out Fires

Lehavot, as it is known in Israel, dominated the domestic portable fire extinguisher market until the 1990s. But it wasn’t enough to support its owners’ communal lifestyle. Here’s what happened next.<p>When members of Socialist youth group Hashomer Hatzair (The Young Guard) founded Lehavot Habashan on …

Israeli Government

How to Use Temptation to Strengthen Your Willpower

I was running a leadership offsite at The Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon — one of my favorite hotels — and the food, as always, was exquisite. The carrot cake at lunch was so delicious that I ate two pieces. And when the staff brought out big, thick, gooey, homemade cookies during a break, I was …