From the Archives: 5/20/2014 Edition

Inside the governments war on tech support scammers

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/stains-of-deceitfulness-inside-the-us-governments-war-on-tech-support-scammers/

 

The rise of the tribute band

http://priceonomics.com/the-rise-of-the-tribute-band/

 

The age of quantum computing is almost here 

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/quantum-computing/

 

An oral history (yay!) of DC’s 9:30 club

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/05/all-access-an-oral-history-of-dcs-930-club/full-post/

 

Who is responsible for the problems at the VA?

http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/05/obama-blame-failures-va/84787/

 

Buzzfeed founder’s Marxist theory paper perfectly explains…Buzzfeed

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/20/5730762/buzzfeeds-founder-used-to-write-marxist-theory-and-it-explains

 

Is democracy still flexible enough to survive?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/20/opinion/brooks-the-big-debate.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1

 

Credit Suisse is going to jail

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-20/credit-suisse-is-going-to-jail

and 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/credit-suisse-pleads-guilty.html

 

WONK STUFF: The full New York Times Digital Innovation report (warning .pdf; warning 97 pages)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/224608514/The-Full-New-York-Times-Innovation-Report

and who will retweet this? (warning: .pdf)

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1405/1405.3750.pdf

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From the Archives: 5/19/2014 Edition

The worst day of my life is now NYC’s hottest tourist attraction (Buzzfeed seems slightly out of place for this kind of content)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevekandell/the-worst-day-of-my-life-is-now-new-yorks-hottest-tourist-at

 

How an anti-government militia grew on a US Army base

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/26/140526fa_fact_labi?currentPage=all

 

The NBA vs. Donald Sterling: Round 1

http://www.sbnation.com/2014/5/19/5731308/donald-sterling-clippers-racist-legal-analysis

 

Beauty does not necessarily equal truth

http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/beauty-is-truth-theres-a-false-equation/

 

The roots of Nigeria’s Boko Haram problem

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/19/5724586/gregg-zachary-nigeria-boko-haram

 

Why we recognize faces and constellations

http://nautil.us/blog/forest-for-the-treeswhy-we-recognize-faces–constellations

and never forgetting a face

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/technology/never-forgetting-a-face.html

 

Don’t get too excited about asteroid mining (get just excited enough)

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117815/space-mining-will-not-solve-earths-conflict-over-natural-resources

 

Why is AT&T buying DirectTV?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/19/5730534/why-is-att-trying-to-buy-directv

From the Archives: 5/16/2014 Edition

Plots to destroy America

http://www.newsweek.com/2014/05/23/plots-destroy-america-251123.html

 

The controversial answer to America’s heroin addiction

http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnknefel/the-controversial-answer-to-americas-heroin-surge

 

Boogie Nights: The Burt Reynolds’ comeback that didn’t stick

http://thedissolve.com/features/departures/560-boogie-nights-gave-burt-reynolds-a-comeback-that-d/

 

What do we save when we save the internet?

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/what-do-we-save-when-we-save-the-internet/370885/

 

Bring back our girls–quietly

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303409004579564420869501590

 

The best, worst, and weirdest TV shows of next season

http://grantland.com/features/tv-season-preview-2014-upfronts/

 

Do we need Asimov’s three laws? (warning: .pdf)

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1405/1405.0961.pdf

 

The science of being a wingman

http://priceonomics.com/the-science-of-being-a-wingman/

From the Archives: 5/15/2014 Edition

Diary of a titan hunter

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/05/14/eve-online-diary-titan-hunters/

 

On the evolving state of photo-journalism

http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/spring-2014/object-lessons?page=0,0

 

A profile of Alex Trebek 

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117694/alex-trebek-last-king-american-middlebrow

 

Football risk sinks in, even in Texas

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/sports/footballs-risks-sink-in-even-in-heart-of-texas.html

 

The right way to control the banks?

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/jun/05/the-right-way-to-control-banks/

 

Why salaries shouldn’t be secret

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/15/5719916/why-salaries-shouldnt-be-secret

 

Hunting for treasure in aircraft boneyards

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/pinal-airpark/

 

What it’s like to own a Tesla Part 1

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s

Part 2

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s2

From the Archives: 5/14/2014 Edition

California’s water problem 

http://www.themorningnews.org/article/big-water

 

The man who saved decades of NBA history

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/meet-the-man-who-preserved-decades-of-nba-history/

 

Journey’s of a psychic army spy

http://narrative.ly/the-spies-among-us/journeys-of-a-psychic-army-spy/ 

and Abe Lincoln’s loveliest spy

http://narrative.ly/the-spies-among-us/abe-lincolns-loveliest-spy/

 

An interview with Thomas Piketty

http://www.ippr.org/juncture/juncture-interview-thomas-piketty-on-capital-in-the-twenty-first-century

 

The rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8-bits

http://grantland.com/features/the-rise-of-nintendo-video-games-history/

 

Twilight of a Hockey Enforcer

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/5/14/5714534/hockey-fighting-enforcers-profile-jimmy-bonneau

 

A ride in Google’s self-driving car

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/14/5716468/i-took-a-ride-in-a-self-driving-car

 

How one mayor’s efforts to unmask a twitter account ended in tears

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/how-a-mayors-quest-to-unmask-a-foul-mouthed-twitter-user-blew-up-in-his-face/

From the Archives: 5/13/2014 Edition

An Oral history of the West Wing (someone should start collecting these oral histories somewhere, they are fascinating)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/west-wing-uncensored-aaron-sorkin-703010

 

Camden, NJ’s little league team

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201405/camden-new-jersey-little-league-baseball?printable=true

 

George Carlin’s guide to life (these are all old, but the man was specifically hilarious and you get 6 pages of them…so that’s fun)

http://flavorwire.com/456824/george-carlins-guide-to-life

 

A conversation with Rory Sutherland

http://edge.org/conversation/this-thing-for-which-we-have-no-name

 

Why are Americans so adverse to mobile payments?

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117720/mobile-payments-why-americans-are-behind-rest-globe

 

Space entrepreneurs prepare for blast off

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527131/intergalactic-entrepreneurs-prepare-for-blast-off/

 

How I met Edward Snowden (excerpt from Glenn Greenwald’s new book)

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175843

 

Xbox goes back on its word (sound business decision, or more proof that Microsoft is kinda, sorta directionless? You be the judge!)

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/13/5714362/without-kinect-xbox-is-just-a-console

 

Policy wonk Stuff like Tim Geithner’s Vox interview (warning: video)

http://www.vox.com/2014/5/13/5709742/vox-conversations-tim-geithner

And Jason Furman’s global lessons for inclusive growth (warning: pdf)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/global_lessons_for_inclusive_growth_iiea_jf.pdf

From the Archives: 5/12/2014 Edition

Fixing the public school system in New Jersey

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/19/140519fa_fact_russakoff?currentPage=all

 

How to write

http://www.theawl.com/2014/05/how-to-write

 

How we’d fix Nintendo

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/05/how-wed-save-nintendo/#p3

 

The Cello Courier

http://www.themorningnews.org/article/the-cello-courier

 

The Mystery of Go: The game computers still can’t beat

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/the-world-of-computer-go/

 

What the most secure email in the world would look like

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/05/what-most-secure-email-universe-would-look/84247/

 

Iran needs to get serious about enrichment

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/05/10-iran-nuclear-negotiations-enrichment-einhorn

 

Global warming is still a thing

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/science/earth/collapse-of-parts-of-west-antarctica-ice-sheet-has-begun-scientists-say.html?_r=0