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A Better Minimum Wage for Mother’s Day

Mitt Romney, on “Morning Joe” today, offered two ideas about what mothers in America deserve. The first was flowers. “Well, you know, I always get lilacs for my wife on Mother’s Day,” he said. “I find some place in the neighborhood where I can cut some lilacs, and so I’m going to be looking or …

The 12 Best Games For 3DS And 2DS

It’s been years since the original 3DS launched. There’s an updated version with better 3D , improved controls, and of course, a wealth of excellent …

Douglas Coupland on Being a Visual Artist, the ‘Torture’ of Interviews, and Unintended Side Effects

Douglas Coupland built a reputation as an author-futurist nonpareil with his first novel, <i>Generation X</i>: occasionally glib or fuzzy but often …

How Americans Die

By Matthew C. Klein / Bloomberg View / April 17, 2014<p>How Americans Die<p>The mortality rate fell by about 17 percent from 1968 through 2010, years for …

Girls and Software

December 2013's EOF, titled "Mars Needs Women", visited an interesting fact: that the male/female ratio among <i>Linux Journal</i> readers, and Linux kernel …

Feminism

The World's Worst Penetration Test Report by #ScumbagPenTester

Many of you may have seen my recent Twitter rant about a penetration test report that I was reviewing for a peer of mine. I shared some of the …

Information Security

The 30 greatest video games that time forgot

History is not always kind to great games. Titles once heralded as masterworks are often lost as console cycles turn. Alternatively, there are the offbeat outliers completely shunned during their own lifetimes, only to be quietly ransacked by later generations of designers.<p>Here, we be remember 30 …

Together, we can solve the water crisis

On separate trips to Guatemala and Zambia in the late 1980s and in the early 2000s, we each saw the devastating effect of the water and sanitation crisis firsthand. We saw a world in which basic needs went drastically unmet -- where a lack of safe water and sanitation robbed men, women and children …

Fanboys

Anytime anybody in the universe says something negative about Microsoft, Brad Thorne* loses it. He fires up Twitter: “You’re fucking pathetic!... You have your head so far up your ass!... I can’t wait until you eat your smug words!”<p>Thorne, a fortyish IT manager with a preppy wardrobe and shy grin, …

Why Her will influence the future of UI design even more than Minority Report

A few weeks into the making of <i>Her</i>, Spike Jonze's new flick about romance in the age of artificial intelligence, the director had something of a …

I am the interface

Asteroids barreled towards Earth from every direction, and my only defense was my eyes. I looked at one asteroid. I looked at another. Boom. Boom. Lasers from Earth had blown them into smithereens. And I didn’t lift a finger.<p>At CES 2014, a dozen or more companies are vying to track your arms, legs, …

Saved.io Bookmarks and Syncs Without Extensions or Plugins

Web: Generally, web-based bookmark services require an extension or bookmarklet to save web pages. But how do you save something without those, like …

Google

The f-word is everywhere

Not long ago I received a complaint from a co-worker that I had used the f-word in a tweet. I was quoting a lyric from the band Vampire Weekend: "Who gives a f--- about an Oxford comma?" My answer was, of course, "I do." The full quote, without the fig leaf, appears in my book "The Glamour of …