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ML4WP: Publication Details and Full Text

In response to recent requests, and with the agreement of Cambridge University Press, I have decided to make the full text of the book available in …

Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”<p>Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from …

Where to start your marriage off right

For newlyweds who want to explore more unexpected territory, these places will keep the adventure alive long past your walk down the aisle.<p>With all the planning necessary to pull off a wedding, it's no wonder many newlyweds choose relaxing, beachy climates like Mexico, the Mediterranean or the …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

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Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

Undercover Agent Reveals How He Helped the FBI Trap Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht

The FBI agents who arrested Ross Ulbricht in the science fiction section of a San Franciso public library in October of 2013 left nothing to chance. …

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Talking with Tech Leads<p>Add Ebook to Cart<p>2,052<p>Readers<p>269<p>Pages<p>English<p>PDF<p>EPUB<p>MOBI<p>APP<p>Last updated on 2014-12-05<p>About the Book<p>A book for Tech Leads, from …

Sound-Activated Outlet

[youtube:http://youtu.be/cIo4bBFPyzA]<p>The Clapper was a popular gadget in the ’80s and ’90s. It let you turn appliances on and off just by clapping. This can be pretty useful, but it has some limitations. First, there is the problem of loud noises accidentally turning the lights off. Also, you can’t …

Slavery Made America

The case for reparations: a narrative bibliography<p>About five years ago, I began a deep dive into the Civil War, most of it chronicled here. That dive culminated in an essay in our commemorative Civil War issue, much like my deep dive on housing and "colorless" policy culminated in The Case for …

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Book Review: Beautiful Lego

Talented New Jersey-based Lego artist Mike Doyle first appeared on our radar in 2011 with his phenomenal sculpture titled <i>Victorian on Mud Heap</i> (pictured below). Then, earlier this year, he upped his own ante and amazed us with his 200,000-piece sci-fi jaw dropper titled <i>Contact 1</i>, which appears on …

The Thing System aims to Revolutionize Home Automation

Marshall T. Rose was recently at the O’Reilly Video Studio to discuss The Thing System, an open-source solution for both home automation and controlling the internet of things. It’s currently in alpha, but already boasts an impressive array of functionality with devices as varied as lightbulbs and …

B+Trees and why I love them, part I

One of the things that I enjoy about learning new things is the way it changes the way I look at the stuff that I already knows. Reading the LMDB …

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Trayvon Martin and the Irony of American Justice

This is not our system malfunctioning. It is our system working as intended.<p>In trying to assess the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicting truths emerge for me. The first is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman …

Puppetizing the workstations

Spotify is a very frequent user of Puppet. We have given many talks and presentations on the subject but these have all been based on systems in our …

50 Useful CSS Snippets Every Designer Should Have

With so many new trends advancing every year it can be difficult keeping up with the industry. Website designers and frontend developers have been …

20 Hidden Jokes in Arrested Development

While <i>Arrested Development</i> was on the air in the early 2000s, it had a hard time finding regular viewers because the series' comedy was so layered. It …

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Diving into AngularJS

This weekend I’ve had some spare time and I’ve used it to take a proper look at AngularJS. I’ve used Backbone a lot and find myself defaulting to it …

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.<p>Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf …

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Jay comments on Scaling Pinterest - From 0 to 10s of Billions of Page Views a Month in Two Years

This article is relevant even after these many years. Thank you for taking time and writing a detailed account of what does it take to build a simple …

How To Survive a Ground-Up Rewrite Without Losing Your Sanity

Smart people tell you never, ever to rewrite an entire system from scratch. They're right. But if you do, here are tips that will help.

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