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Generation June

Fury, anarchy, martyrdom: Why the youth of Brazil are (forever) protesting, and how their anger may consume the World Cup.<p><b>WE FOLLOW</b> the youth, moving …

Fire-Eaters

The search for the hottest chili.<p>In mid-December of 2011, Brady Bennett went out drinking at Adobe Gila’s at the Greene, a Mexican restaurant in Dayton, Ohio. After two beers, the bartender offered him a free shot. Bennett chose Patrón tequila with apple schnapps. Soon, he recalled, his throat …

ESPN's Architecture at Scale - Operating at 100,000 Duh Nuh Nuhs Per Second

ESPN went on air in 1978. In those 30+ years think of the wonders we’ve seen! When I think of ESPN I think of a world wide brand that is the very …

The Intervention

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Slavery, a film narrative and the empty myth of original intent.

October 29, 2013<p>I’m fresh out of a theater in Santa Monica, California where I’ve watched 12 Years A Slave for the second time, having seen it …

Confessions of a Drone Warrior

He was an experiment, really. One of the first recruits for a new kind of warfare in which men and machines merge. He flew multiple missions, but he never left his computer. He hunted top terrorists, saved lives, but always from afar. He stalked and killed countless people, but could not always …

War

Elle Luna on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“I actually come from a long line of lawyers…in my senior year of college, I decided to be a lawyer. I applied to nine law schools…one after another, …

OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review

No longer an apex predator, OS X takes some time for introspection.<p>After a dozen years and nine major releases, OS X has had a full life: the …

How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes

This is probably the most painful bug report I’ve ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital’s $465m trading …