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138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking

Behind the crazy headlines, more conservative priorities got pushed through than most people realize. An exhaustive list of what really happened to the government in 2017.<p>In Donald Trump’s first act as president, he signed a high-profile executive order intended to dismantle Obamacare, instructing …

Clean Power Plan

Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think.

What mattered and what didn’t in Trump’s first year.<p>On January 20, 2017, as President Donald Trump began his inaugural address, a cold rain began to fall.<p>A few hours later, Trump claimed the rain had not begun to fall.<p>“The crowd was unbelievable today,” Trump crowed to revelers at the Liberty …

Donald Trump

ERICKSON: Progress At What Cost?

There are many conservatives, myself included, who never expected much from a Trump presidency. Most of us, again myself included, never actually …

Satya Nadella on AI, Sexual Harassment, and Microsoft’s Soul

<i>Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is putting his own stamp on the tech giant once led by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. He spoke to</i> …

Satya Nadella

2017Top 100 PhotosFrom the Editors of TIME

On May 23, photographer Phil Hatcher-Moore saw Naneyan Lokopir, a 13-year-old in South Sudan, lying on the ground of a cholera treatment center. That …

This Erik Prince Transcript Is Unbelievable

Take a seat.<p>It has been a terrific week for what used to be called contempt of Congress, back when we had a Congress run by people less worthy of contempt. There was a time, and not so long ago, when, if someone had run the rap that Donald Trump, Jr. tried to run before the House Intelligence …

Donald Trump

Nvidia’s $2,999 Titan V is a 110 teraflop GPU for AI processing

Nvidia cards are the de facto standard for running machine learning workloads and today, the company added yet another high-end compute-centric card to its line-up: the Titan V. This card, which is based on Nvidia’s Volta architecture, features 21.1 billion transistors on a 815 mm2 chip that can …

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

What’s Drake to Do When Toronto Isn’t Enough?

"Toronto’s problems always have been and always will be greater than the one who stunned it out of its stupor."<p>On September 24, 2013, Drake’s highly anticipated third album, <i>Nothing Was the Same</i>, was released after a series of lengthy delays. But it was worth the wait. <i>NWTS</i> ushered in a strange, new …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Trump And 16 Women: Video Of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump Gets 108,000 Views On Facebook

President Donald Trump is the subject of a new video going viral on Facebook, titled “16 Women and Donald Trump,” by Brave New Films. The video has …

Donald Trump

Thank You, Steve Bannon

A Democratic wave in 2018 is looking more and more likely.<p>Steve Bannon, the avenging angel of establishment Republicans, recently told the <i>New York Times</i>, “I have an objective that Mitch McConnell will not be [Senate] majority leader, and I believe will be done before this time next year.” Bannon …

Did Jared just secure his family's real-estate empire by facilitating a palace coup in Saudi Arabia?

What can you do as the Trump/Kushner kleptocracy tries to milk every dollar it can out of its days in elected office? You can get out and vote. And …

Real Estate

Seb Gorka Just Challenged Me to a Fight Over Email and I Accepted

It was last Tuesday night and I was doing what any 20-something struggling journalist would do — throwing back Natty Lights, aggressively betting on …

The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil's Interval

Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone. For centuries, it was called the devil's interval — or, in Latin, <i>diabolus in musica</i>. In music theory, …

The Arts

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin

<b>The Trezor: January 4, 2016: 7.4 BTC = $3,000</b><p>In January 2016, I spent $3,000 to buy 7.4 bitcoins. At the time, it seemed an entirely worthwhile thing …

Bitcoin

Roger Stone vows legal action over Twitter suspension

President Donald Trump's longtime associate Roger Stone said "the battle against free speech has just begun" as the political provocateur tangles with Twitter over his account's suspension.<p>"This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor …

Donald Trump

Open Letter To Donald Trump From A Christian Minister

Love of neighbor, Mr. Trump, is what Christians are called to do.<p>Dear Mr. Trump:<p>I write as a minister in the United Church of Christ, dedicated to the principles put forth by the Gospels, and as a citizen of the United States deeply committed to the common good of our people. My purpose in writing …

Watch: Linkin Park’s Carpool Karaoke with Chester Bennington

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linkin Park has released the episode of “Carpool Karaoke” the band filmed in July, six days before lead singer Chester Bennington …

Speedrunner dances his way to a ‘Cuphead’ victory, beats every boss

<i>Cuphead</i> is a difficult game, to say the least. It can take hours of perseverance to defeat some of the 2D shooter’s late-game bosses, and by the end …

Here's why you should care about Richard Thaler, the rockstar economist who just won the Nobel Prize

Economists have, for a long time, thought of themselves as scientists. They work in hard data and numbers—why wouldn't they?<p>But one of them proved …

The Secret Vault Inside Lego’s New Building

The new Lego House is a temple to nostalgia, and at its heart sits a once-hidden room stacked with hundreds of old sets.<p>Somewhere in Billund–a tiny town with a gigantic international airport in the middle of Denmark–there’s a magical place that you can’t visit. A fantastic chamber hidden from the …

How Bodega typifies Silicon Valley’s cultural ignorance

On Wednesday a story about two ex-Google employees receiving an obscene amount of money for a bad idea hit social media and was met with a level of outrage you could feel through the screen. If you're online in any way whatsoever, you likely know I'm talking about Bodega.<p>The excellent article, Two …

Watch Google show off a bunch of new Assistant features coming soon

Google Assistant is about to get a lot smarter in how it speaks to you, understands you, and sees the world. Google engineer Behshad Behzadi gave us a peek at some of the assistant’s improved natural language understanding and computer vision at Google Developer Days in Krakow, Poland this …

Google Assistant

5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD

By nature, I’m messy and disorganized — and my mind can be too. I have trouble sustaining attention on just about anything.<p>In grade school, this meant I didn’t do well in classes. In college, it meant that I largely blew them off and spent most of my time partying. (When you’re at a party, no one …

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 1st, 2017

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Obviously, cloud native is simplicity itself. (Cloud Native Landscape Project)If you like this sort of <i>Stuff</i> then …

Scalability

In Indonesia, 3 Muslim Girls Fight for Their Right to Play Heavy Metal

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The three teenage girls — shy and even seeming slightly embarrassed as they peer out from their Islamic head scarves — do not look much like a heavy metal band.<p>But a dramatic change occurs when they take the stage. All pretense of shyness or awkwardness evaporates as the group …

Asia

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.<p>People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an …

Mercedes-Maybach Just Revealed a New Luxury Electric Convertible

Luxury & Efficiency<p>In the last few years, electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way, with carmakers like Tesla, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, and many …

Daimler AG

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests — but many don't like their results

The studio audience whooped and laughed and cheered. And Cobb — who was, in 2013, charged with terrorizing people while trying to create an all-white enclave in North Dakota — reacted like a sore loser in the schoolyard.<p>"Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold on, just wait a minute," he said, trying to …

Molecular Biology

CEO Quits White House Council Over Trump's Charlottesville Response — And Trump Attacks Him

WASHINGTON ― A CEO serving on President Donald Trump’s council on manufacturing announced his resignation early Monday from the White House panel, in protest of Trump’s initial silence on the white nationalist groups who incited Saturday’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>Ken Frazier, …