Tagged: news

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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...

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video: wikifights

It was bad enough that Palin appeared, on camera, to misspeak a historical fact about Paul Revere that anyone who’s watched School House Rock would know. But even worse was due to the media hubbub after she said it, some...

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in the news: coming out…

Sunday was a good day for the New York Times and coming out stories. Both Don Lemon, anchor for CNN and Rick Welts, the president of the Phoenix Suns NBA team are now openly gay. Still, I don’t know if I’d use the phrase “out, loud and proud” for these guys.

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news: metered?!

Just ran into this when surfing from one New York Times article to another. I’ve heard stories of the coming paywall, but hadn’t encountered it myself. I understand why they feel the need to do it, but found it odd...

Fox 5 News shows popular Twitter tags for the DC snowstorm 0

twitter: naming the storm

As the next DC-area snowfall approaches, local news outlets turn to twitter to help pick a name for the storm.