Markku Seguerra

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You Can't Bully These Motherfuckers

When I write that CNN politics writer Chris Cillizza is the rankest assbrain in the Western Hemisphere, I am not being nice to him. When I write that …

12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech

Tech is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s …

Here are the internal Facebook posts of employees discussing today’s leaked memo

“I’ve always thought our ‘open but punitive’ stance was particularly vulnerable to suicide bombers.”<p>The publication of a June 2016 memo describing the consequences of Facebook’s growth-at-all-costs triggered an emotional conversation at the company today. An internal post reacting to the memo found …

Internet

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters<p>The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech …

civics

Martin Shkreli Cried Before Getting Seven Years in Prison

The "pharma bro" and convicted fraudster was sentenced Friday afternoon to 84 months hard time after pleading his case in dramatic fashion.<p>Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday in a Brooklyn federal courtroom packed to the brim with reporters. The 34-year-old known as …

I Got a Story to Tell

I remember the exact moment when I realized NBA legends weren’t SHIT.<p>My man Sam Cassell took me out the night before my very first NBA game. We were …

Basketball

Facebook's algorithm has wiped out a once flourishing digital publisher

The media industry's worst fears about Facebook's huge algorithm tweak are coming true.<p>The women-focused publisher LittleThings is shutting its doors, in large part because of Facebook's recent move, the company's CEO, Joe Speiser, told Business Insider.<p>LittleThings' demise was first reported by …

Gun Rights, 'Positive Good' and the Evolution of Mutually Assured Massacre

Should we see how other countries have done when they decided to arm teachers and principals as a way to prevent school massacres? Does that make …

Guns

Why your parents fall for fake news

Tech-savvy young people take internet literacy for granted, and that can cause all kinds of problems.<p>The most revelatory thing about <i>l’affaire Devumi</i>, …

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.<p>As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter.<p>Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and …

Donald Trump

3Dfx History: The GPU’s Great Turning Point?

<b>Today in Tedium:</b> Today’s startup companies seem to have a certain arc to them—they get some seed funding, they launch, they draw some interest for …

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy

Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a …

Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick’s final hours as Uber’s chief executive played out in a private room in a downtown Chicago hotel on Tuesday.<p>There, Mr. Kalanick, who was on a trip to interview executive candidates for Uber, was paid a surprise visit. Two venture capitalists — Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton of the …

How to Be a Stoic

Born nearly two thousand years before Darwin and Freud, Epictetus seems to have anticipated a way out of their prisons.<p>The Stoic philosopher Epictetus was born a slave, around 55 A.D., in the Greco-Roman spa town of Hierapolis—present-day Pamukkale, Turkey. I first encountered his teachings in …

The Problem With AMP

16 Jan 2017<p>Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is a markup language similar to HTML that allows publishers to write mobile optimized content …

Blackbox

Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics

Although this isn’t the first time someone in the US has been infected with pan-resistant bacteria, at this point, it is not common. It is, however, …

“Medium’s team did everything”: How 5 publishers transitioned their sites to Medium

What happened when Pacific Standard, The Ringer, The Awl, The Bold Italic, and Femsplain moved their sites over to Medium.<p>“Even 15 years after Blogger, it’s still hard to publish on the internet,” a Medium executive told a group of publishers this past spring. Medium has now made it its mission to …

When Good Waves Go Rogue - Issue 37: Currents

Early in the morning on Sept. 11, 1995, the cruise liner the Queen Elizabeth 2, on its way from Southampton to New York, was being lashed by the tail …

The Rapture of Rodrigo Duterte

Hello!<p>Illustrations by <b>Geloy Concepcion</b> Design by <b>ANALETTE ABESAMIS</b> and <b>DOMINIC TUAZON</b><p><i>Our series of presidential profiles, The Imagined President, began</i> …

‘Dutertismo’

At the end of his rambling speeches before mesmerized crowds, presidential candidate and preelection poll frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte touches the …

Hacker News

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The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?<p>Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the …

Diabetes

My Biggest Regret As A Programmer

A little over 20 years ago I was at a crossroads. My second company was petering out when our 5 years of building Deltagraph for the publisher ended …

Joe Medicine Crow, a war chief, historian and the last link to the Battle of Little Big Horn, dies at 102

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing him.<p>Joe Medicine Crow was the …

The Silicon Valley Boys Aren’t Just Brilliant—They’re Part of a Comedy Revolution | WIRED

The games begin—as they so often do—with a poop joke. ¶ It’s a late-January morning and we’re on a giant back-lot soundstage in Los Angeles, where …

The Hogan Verdict

The decision by a Florida jury to grant $140 million in damages for a story on Gawker.com about a Hulk Hogan sex tape was extraordinary. The number …

You won't believe how Nike lost Steph to Under Armour

<b>IT'S OCT. 7</b>, 2015, and the Cavs are hosting the Hawks in Cincinnati. It's the NBA preseason, a nothing game, really -- save for one detail: LeBron …

Basketball

What are you competing on? | Seth's Blog

It's pretty easy to figure out what you're competing <i>for</i>—attention, a new gig, a promotion, a sale…<p>But what is your edge? In a hypercompetitive world, …

Networking

Frameworks don't make much sense

Frameworks are one of the hugest anti-patterns in software development. They're hard to learn. They limit your creativity. They increase your …