Tagged: news

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Climbing out of the abyss

I’m slowly coming out of a major funk, but I still think I’m a horrible person. It’s sometimes really difficult to reconcile those things.

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Ad Blockers, Saving Data and Time?

I use ad blockers. I block ads. I’m not even ashamed about it. I’m not anti-ads, I just want to browse the web quickly and efficiently. Don’t we all? More and more research is bearing it out that ad-filled sites use more data, bandwidth and load time. Not cool.

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Machines are Writing Clickbait

This is slightly terrifying. In a post earlier this week, I joked that clickbait headlines and not CAPTCHA will be the one thing that helps separate man from machine. Well, developer Lars Eidnes has created a recurrent neural network (RNN)...

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news: message from The Doctor?

I’m not normally inclined to read the Washington Times’ sports page–or any sports page, for that matter. But while riding into work on the this morning, I glanced across the aisle and noticed a fellow commuter’s newspaper. To anyone else,...

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news: Singer wins ‘American Idol’

I neither subscribe to Yahoo! updates nor do I follow American Idol, so I was a little dubious when I saw this tweet and others: Yahoo! says “Singer wins American Idol” …….I don’t watch, but aren’t they usually singers? —...

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oops: Busted!

It’s about as much of a secret that I used to love the show Mythbusters as it is that I think it’s now gotten stale and played out. At this point, it’s a wonder they haven’t done a “jump the...

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news: “That’s hot…”

It’s been making the rounds, and I agree with the sentiment: You need a dirty mind to be an editor in mass communications. And for those of you out there that just see a cartoon sun holding a thermometer? Bless...

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museums: NBM no longer free

Just seen on twitter: National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd today announced a change to the Museum’s policy regarding admission, which has been free since its opening in 1985 as a private, non-profit institution. Starting Monday, June 27,...

2006 Mother Goose and Grimm comic showing Paul Revere warning of an impending Walmart 3

op-ed: Walmart’s bounty

I wanted this one to be a “presented without comment” but I just can’t. I caught sight of this editorial in today’s Examiner after looking for details on their cover story about Metro track work shutdowns–there were no details, by...