Ken Novak

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Diversity & Inclusion in Technical Hiring

Your User Base Is Diverse, Shouldn't Your Tech Team Be Too?<p>SWAG values the positive influence diversity brings to the table and now your company can …

Diversity

Lessons From the Fake News Pandemic of 1942

The South couldn’t stop the rumors. Can we?<p>Seventy-five years ago, tens of thousands of white Southerners responded with agitated concern when they learned both by word of mouth and in some regional newspapers that first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was traveling widely throughout the former Confederate …

Journalism

Project Sunroof - Data Explorer | 94303

Enter a state, county, city, or zip code to see a solar estimate for the area, based on the amount of usable sunlight and roof space.

Scenic Spring Hikes in Mendocino County

Photo credit<p>Photo: Randy Esson<p>Photo caption<p>Mendocino Coast Indian paintbrush blooms along the water in Mendocino County.<p>Photo credit<p>Photo: Courtesy …

Mendocino County

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

<i>Note: If you want to print this post or read it offline, the PDF is probably the way to go. You can buy it here.</i> <i><br>And here’s a G-rated version of the</i> …

New book explores how protesters—and governments—use Internet tactics

The protest frontiers are changing. An entrenched researcher explains why they work.<p>In February 2003, the largest demonstration in Britain's history …

Intellectual Property

UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it

A University of Washington professor started studying social networks to help people respond to disasters. But she got dragged down a rabbit hole of …

University of Washington

Russia reportedly stole NSA secrets with help of Kaspersky—what we know now

Proven or not, the accusations almost certainly mean the end of Kaspersky as we know it.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> just published an incendiary article …

Surveillance

The Grandfather Of Alt-Science

Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.<p>Arthur B. Robinson, renegade …

I don't know what vvatch is, but I can't stop watching

I was having a perfectly productive Friday until a colleague completely derailed it with a single link. If you've got stuff to do, I urge you to walk away now. Don't look back.<p>Okay, now that we have only the leisurely members of the audience still with us, let's talk about vvatch.tv. It's an …

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

Many thousands of articles have been written purporting to explain Bitcoin, the online, peer-to-peer currency. Most of those articles give a …

Bitcoin

Eric Garner's Death Video Not Enough for Grand Jury to Indict NYC Cop

The National Guard is withdrawing from Ferguson, Missouri. Darren Wilson, who won't face charges for killing Michael Brown, has resigned from the …

Is Trauma Genetic? Scientists Say Parents Are Passing PTSD to Kids

Lowell, Massachusetts, a former mill town of the red-brick-and-waterfall variety 25 miles north of Boston, has proportionally more Cambodians and …

Capturing Jill Carroll's Kidnapper from Iraq

In January 2006, a journalist named Jill Carroll was ambushed and kidnapped while attempting an interview in Baghdad. Her translator was shot dead on …

Human Consciousness Life After Death Research

In 2008, a group of scientists banded together to explore a question usually left to philosophers and theologians: What happens to the mind …

Listen And Learn

TED Talks reach millions around the world. How has a conference turned ideas into an industry?<p>I’d like to begin with a story. On a bright late-February afternoon, in Long Beach, California, Lior Zoref, an Israeli Ph.D. student, climbed onstage to rehearse what he called “the talk of my life.” It …

Five Key TED Talks

In 1833, Ralph Waldo Emerson, a New England pastor who’d recently given up the ministry, delivered his first public lecture in America. The talk was held in Boston, and its nebulous-sounding subject (“The Uses of Natural History,” a title that conceals its greatness well) helped lay the groundwork …

Public Speaking

The Disconnect

Why are so many Americans living by themselves?<p>As reliably as autumn brings Orion to the night sky, spring each year sends a curious constellation to the multiplex: a minor cluster of romantic comedies and the couples who traipse through them, searching for love. These tend not to be people who …

Laptop U

Has the future of college moved online?<p>Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and the battles of the distant past. At seventy, he has owlish eyes, a flared Hungarian nose, and a …

Naked Launch

What’s really new about the big new tech companies?<p>One Tuesday in January, 2007, Steve Jobs, the C.E.O. of Apple, sat backstage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center and prepared for the most audacious bluff of his career. The iPhone was about to be unveiled, but the device was not remotely ready for …

Save Footnotes

Some morsels of print culture—personals, short-form obituaries, movie credits, coupon expirations, terms of use—rush by us, unread and unloved, until suddenly, for one reason or another, we care. Footnotes are among those things. The underworld of notes, indexes, and appendices, which book …

Literature

Moment To Moment

Why Richard Linklater makes movies.<p>To get to the place where Richard Linklater was shooting his new film, you had to travel a short distance that seemed far: past the Barton Creek Greenbelt, a preserve on the edge of downtown Austin; past an R.V. park and a country club; past the turnoff to the …

California Screaming

The tech industry made the Bay Area rich. Why do so many residents hate it?<p>In the spiritual geography of San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall—a glass-and-concrete half rotunda much resembling R2-D2’s neckline—sits between hills steep with layered mansions and the urban basin where the city’s gritty …

Bay Watched

How San Francisco’s new entrepreneurial culture is changing the country.<p>The way to meet up with Johnny Hwin, one of the best-connected kids in San Francisco, is to stand at the garage door of a small repair shop in the iffy section of the Mission District and dial his cell phone until it stops …

The 10 Best Things to Do in Anacortes - 2018

Things to Do in Anacortes, Washington: See TripAdvisor's 3,098 traveler reviews and photos of Anacortes tourist attractions. Find what to do today, …

Visitor Resources

San Juan Island, Friday Harbor<p>Orcas Island<p>San Juan Island<p>Outside the Islands<p>All San Juan Islands, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Friday …

San Juan Island & Friday Harbor

Experience San Juan Island<p>Featured Experience<p>10 Fun Things to Do in Friday Harbor<p>A charming seaport built on a walkable hill leading up from the …

Orcas Island

Photo Gallery<p>Experience Orcas Island<p>Featured Experience<p>Explore the Arts on Orcas Island<p>Orcas Island’s thriving art scene is centered in the village …

Welcome to the Official Travel Site

Plan Your Trip<p>Located between three Pacific Northwest cities, the San Juan Islands invite you to visit a truly special place How to Get Here<p>Explore …

Travel