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Pirate Bay Founder: ‘I Have Given Up’

The socialist and filesharing pioneer Peter Sunde is not optimistic about the open internet.<p>"The internet is shit today. It's broken. It was probably always broken, but it's worse than ever."<p>My conversation with Peter Sunde, one of the founders and spokespersons of The Pirate Bay, did not start out …

Waarom progressieven niet zijn opgewassen tegen de retoriek van Wilders en Trump

Een golf van antimoslimretoriek trekt over de planeet. Ik zou bijna zeggen: als een tsunami.<p>Terwijl PVV-leider Geert Wilders adverteert met vacatures …

How To Talk To Dutch Doctors So That They'll Listen

For those of you not yet in the know about the Dutch healthcare system*, doctors in the Netherlands believe that everything can be cured by …

De politie van de toekomst houdt iedere burger non-stop in de gaten

Aan het einde van een lange, witte gang in een Amsterdams politiegebouw bevindt zich de kamer van Dick Willems. Hij is dataminer en laat op zijn …

Bringing Broken-Windows Policing to Wall Street

The banking industry needs more than regulation. It needs a new culture.<p>The call came from another trader near midnight one night in ‘95. I assumed it was about a crisis in the financial markets, something bad happening in Asia. No, it was about a strip club. “Dude, turn on the TV news. Giuliani is …

Wall Street

The Paradox of Effort

A medical case against too much self-control<p>Denying instant gratification in deference to long-term goals is virtuous, people tell me. Those people might be right. Psychologists call it self-regulation or self-control. And together with conscientiousness, it’s at least a trait (or a coping …

Psychology

Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

"I think at some point you need to provoke people. Science is meant to make people uncomfortable."<p>It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Germany's worst nightmare has come true

The Germans never wanted the single currency in the first place - they knew what it would lead to<p>It’s Germany’s worst nightmare. Increasingly isolated, ganged up on, and even hated by much of southern Europe, it is fast losing the argument over the future of the euro.<p>Even the Governor of the Bank …

Tech and Science

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One day, even Google will go into decline

It is ironic that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has complained to the European Commission about Google - but it has become like a giant octopus, gobbling up and stifling everything<p>It takes one to know one. Along with Amazon, Google is perhaps the most transformative of all the high growth …

Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

US personal finance,Occupy movement,Occupy Wall Street,US news,US student debt,Student finance,Higher education,US student finance,Students,New York,Protest<p>Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to ‘exert collective power’

Sorry iBooks, paper books still win on specs

In the wake of Apple's announcement of iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the latest version of iTunes U, I'd like to take a moment to step back and look at the technology they all look to replace: paper. There's not much of a question that from a business and from an educational standpoint, the textbook …

Here's How Foreign Language Speakers Typically Screw Up English

Computer scientists at MIT and Israel’s Technion recently developed an algorithm that analyses quirks and errors in English-as-a-second-language …

Infographic Shows The Differences Between The Diseases We Donate To, And The Diseases That Kill Us

Julia Belluz created the infographic below to compare how much money is donated to fight various disease and how many people in the USA die from …

The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S.

You can't call them "cable companies" anymore.<p>For the first time, the number of broadband subscribers with the major U.S. cable companies exceeded …

John Oliver denounces the Ferguson police, and the absurd militarization of U.S. law enforcement

On Sunday night's <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver discussed the story that has consumed a lion's share of the news coverage over the past week: The …

The self-proclaimed Banksy of Tehran

Banksy has some competition in Tehran, and his name is Black Hand. The graffiti artist is inspired by Banksy's legendary stenciling technique, and he has been adorning the streets of Tehran with playful political messages. As you might expect, his work is often scrubbed from walls just hours after …

Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips

Subtle vibrations can be translated back into audio<p>Your bag of potato chips can hear what you're saying. Now, researchers from MIT are trying to figure out a way to make that bag of chips tell them everything that you said — and apparently they have a method that works. By pointing a video camera …

NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months<p>NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet — if they hold up. Earlier this week at a …

This is Comcast's internal handbook for talking customers out of canceling service

"Retention specialists" can be pretty persuasive<p>Remember that Comcast customer service representative who just wouldn't let Ryan Block cancel his service? That employee was in Comcast's retention department, which is a customer's last stop on their way out.<p>Retention specialists are trained to …

Seven Myths About The Brain That Most People Believe

“The bigger the brain, the smarter the animal.” “Humans only use 10% of their brain.” “I’m creative, so I’m right-brained. You’re analytical, so …

Check Out 75 Years of Batman's Cowls Collected on a Poster

Print puts together different Batman variations from film, comics, and games.<p>Batman changes his cowl regularly, making sure he never goes out of …

Jibo could be the robot assistant you fall in love with

The bot is ambitious and comes from a stellar pedigree<p>Whether it's a matter of price or functionality, robotic assistants have never really caught on. The Roomba is a genuine cultural movement, but no such luck for little bots with serious brains, the kind that sit on your desk, patiently waiting …

Here’s why your Comcast rep is yelling at you

Warped employee incentives and an absence of competition make bad customer service inevitable<p>In 2006, a man named Vincent Ferrari called AOL and tried to cancel his internet service. It took him 21 minutes as an increasingly desperate customer service rep named John tried to talk him out of it. …

The Brilliant Machine That Could Finally Fix Airport Security

Australian fans pumped to see their team take on Spain during the first round of the World Cup were intrigued by the honeycomb-like machine that had …

The TSA's Ban on Uncharged Cellphones Isn't as Stupid as It Sounds

The Transportation Security Administration has found yet another way to make traveling terrible: Passengers boarding U.S.-bound flights at some …

Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art

When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston 10 years ago, he was simply doing what …