> BECAUSE Mike McAlary started reporting on cops for the New York tabloids in 1985, Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy,” which recently completed its run, featured word processors on the newsroom desks rather than typewriters. Too bad.
> I was 29 years old and living the dream, or at least my version of it, when everything changed. I was in love with an amazing woman and had a rent-controlled sublet in New York City’s West Village and a good job at a glossy magazine.
> BEIRUT (Reuters) - Ridiculed at first, the new power which has seized a third of Iraq and triggered the first American air strikes since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011 – has carved itself a powerful and possibly lasting presence in the Middle East.
> Given the option, I would not have chosen to live above The Hole. For a long time, that is what I called the land below my window. Assigning no name would have been wise, but we humans stack together phonemes, uncontrollably, our way to bluff jurisdiction over space and time.
> Life-long NFL football fan Steve Almond recently wrote a book called Against Football in which he details why he is no longer watching the game he loves. Ian Crouch talked with Almond for the New Yorker. Any other year, Steve Almond would have seen the play.
> Sometime this spring, during the first half of the final season of “Mad Men,” the popular pastime of watching the show — recapping episodes, tripping over spoilers, trading notes on the flawless production design, quibbling about historical details and debating big themes —
> Your Facebook profile doesn’t have boxes to check which political party you belong to or whether you voted in the last election. But political organizations who already know that can now deliver Facebook ads to fit your political preferences.
> Before you roll your eyes at the idealistic nature of this title, know this about me – I’m not one of those people who skips dinner to stay at the office until 9:30 PM. I’m not the guy who won’t shut up about his job in between sips of Guinness at Friday’s Happy Hour.
> John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us.Connect with Last Week Tonight online…Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: http://ift.tt/1s2sXdk
> One of the best parts of working in this industry is getting to know your heroes. Unlike NBA stars or musicians, most people in our corner of the Internet will reply to a Tweet or respond to an email, dispensing advice, support and more. For me, Jason Snell is one of those guys.
Er zijn dus bedrijven die voorspellen wat dé smaken voor het volgende jaar gaan zijn. En er zijn dan voedingsindustriëlen die betalen voor die voorspellingen om te beslissen welke smaak ze het jaar daarna gaan hypen. En wij zien dan overal diezelfde smaak terugkomen, dus dat moet wel populair zijn.
So you may have bought your pumpkin milkshake or your “radiant orchid” shirt from a place like Burger King or the Gap, but really, it’s companies like McCormick’s and Pantone that steered those companies in that direction.
> We’ve all been there. You pick up a slice of pizza and you’re about to take a bite, but it flops over and dangles limply from your fingers instead. The crust isn’t stiff enough to support the weight of the slice. Maybe you should have gone for fewer toppings.
> A decade ago today—August 13, 2004—former MTV VJ Adam Curry spoke these words, recorded in his car in rural Belgium while driving to the Netherlands: “Well, good morning everybody, and welcome to the Daily Source Code. Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file.
> My 5-year-old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word that he has trouble with: last night the word was “gratefully.” He eventually got it after a fairly painful minute.
> This column appears in the May 12 issue of The New York Times Magazine. Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.
There’s a peculiar property of much criminality in the real world: You notice. A burgled home is missing things, an assaulted body hurts. These crimes still occur, but we can start responding to them immediately. If there’s one thing to take away from this compromise, it’s that when it comes to information theft you might find out quickly, or you may never find out at all.
Goeie help, Kate Upton, die haar brood verdient met foto’s van zichzelf in ondergoed, blijkt tepels te hebben!
Maar dat de data van iedereen kan gestolen zijn én dat je dat helemaal niet kan weten, doordat er niets verdwijnt. Een beetje alsof een dief je huis binnensluipt, foto’s maakt van al je bezittingen, terug vertrekt en de deur netjes afsluit.
Weet je nog de staatsveiligheidsklucht rond de gestolen laptop van Elio Di Rupo? Dat, maar maal oneindig, dat is in de buurt van dit.
Lees het stuk van Dan Kaminsky, hij stelt ook een oplossing voor. Want daar zijn we meer mee dan met enkel verontwaardiging.
“What has been mostly overlooked in the reaction to this photo leak scandal is that backups are a form of security — in the same sense that life insurance is a form of security for your children and spouse.”—John Gruber
Near the Matterhorn high in the Alps, retreating glaciers are causing a geographical quandary. The border, pegged to ridges of now nonexistent ice, has effectively disappeared. In 2009, Switzerland and Italy resolved the first of these potential border disputes through parliamentary action, moving the redrawn line by up to 300 feet. No shots were fired.
“The true scandal of #TheFappenning—the one really useful thing about it—is that you couldn’t wish for a clearer demonstration of how all of us now entrust the most private information about ourselves to the guardianship of public companies that have consistently proven themselves unworthy of that trust.”—Michael Joseph Gross in Vanity Fair
> An interesting aspect of information security is how periodically it collides with other industries and subcultures. With more information than ever being stored and shared online and on connected devices hacking stories are frequent and are mainstream news.
> Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source.
> I’d been thinking about Robin Williams a bit recently. His manager Larry Bresner told me that when Robin was asked by a German journalist on a press junket why the Germans had a reputation for humourlessness that Williams replied, “Because you killed all the funny people.”
> I’ve been blogging for 8 freaking years.Here’s what I learned as I went along.Just put your stuff out there.Somebody will like it. True fact.There are people out there who GET you.And your voice will call out to them, and somehow, connect. It’s wild.People will steal everything you do.
> In het tweede deel van onze reeks Media en Politiek gaat het over de zorgelijke opkomst van de ‘neutrale waarnemer’, de afwezigheid van een tegenmacht voor media die hun macht misbruiken, en over hoe eenvoudig het is om, ook als politicus, bewust verkeerde informatie naar een groot publiek te
> In light of the ongoing policing situation in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer and how the response to the community protests is highlighting the militarization of US police departments since 9/11, it’s instructive to look at one of the first and
> On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach.
> This is a pretty long post, and I know that you could easily substitute another round of Angry Birds instead of reading it. I hope you’ll find it useful. One of the key elements of pricing is realizing that people have choices, and that substitutes are available.
> When I perform, I don’t think about the haters, the Internet trolls, or anyone else. I care about giving the person in front of me something they won’t forget. And that’s why I bring the cake and raft out. Where do I begin?