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B.A.R. Obituaries

19/09/2018 @ 16:58 UTC

nelson : B.A.R. Obituaries - An archive of the AIDS crisis; the random obituary button is one way to sample

Undertaking LA

14/09/2018 @ 21:58 UTC

nelson : Undertaking LA - A progressive funeral home, offering no-nonsense affordable cremation and burial

Video game proposal

10/09/2018 @ 06:58 UTC

nelson : Video game proposal - ... gone wrong. Most hilarious thing I've read all weekend

Becoming American

7/09/2018 @ 17:59 UTC

nelson : Becoming American - Laurie Seldo with a very thoughtful essay

2002 GOP email hacking

5/09/2018 @ 19:01 UTC

nelson : 2002 GOP email hacking - Ugly scandal from the Senate 15 years ago: Republicans stole confidential email from Democrats in the Senate

amac on content moderation

31/08/2018 @ 20:05 UTC

nelson : amac on content moderation - Internet expert lawyer lays out some notes and citations on moderation policies for web products

Wil Wheaton done with social media

30/08/2018 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Wil Wheaton done with social media - Excellent summary of all the bad reinforcement happening in Internet media right now

RIP Brian Egg

29/08/2018 @ 00:04 UTC

nelson : RIP Brian Egg - Ugly murder of a gay man in San Francisco

Why I Left Riot Games

28/08/2018 @ 01:05 UTC

nelson : Why I Left Riot Games - Excruciating story of a culture of sexual harassment led from the very top

Stross on Heinlein

27/08/2018 @ 18:04 UTC

nelson : Stross on Heinlein - The shadow that man casts on a genre... "Heinlein was all about the inadmissible thought experiment"

JupyterCon trip report

25/08/2018 @ 19:04 UTC

nelson : JupyterCon trip report - Future trends for notebook-style computing

S2 Geometry

25/08/2018 @ 19:04 UTC

nelson : S2 Geometry - Google's approach to grids for spheres. /cc @redblobgames

Lifesaving drone

19/08/2018 @ 22:05 UTC

nelson : Lifesaving drone - UAV flew a life jacket 200 feet offshore to rescue someone

North Dakota has no voter registration

18/08/2018 @ 23:04 UTC

nelson : North Dakota has no voter registration - ID required to vote, and there is a state database of voters. But no explicit registration step

Equal Earth projection

17/08/2018 @ 19:04 UTC

nelson : Equal Earth projection - A new equal area projection that's not totally ugly like Gall-Peters is

The whole nine yards

14/08/2018 @ 20:01 UTC

nelson : The whole nine yards - More details on etymology, looks like a phrase that has 400 years of history meaning generically "a lot"

NandGame

14/08/2018 @ 00:05 UTC

nelson : NandGame - Building a computer by wiring together TTL logic, starting with NAND gates

Six Months at Riot Games

9/08/2018 @ 17:01 UTC

nelson : Six Months at Riot Games - A former employee speaks of her experiences with sexual harassment at Riot Dublin

Fascist rally in Portland

9/08/2018 @ 17:01 UTC

nelson : Fascist rally in Portland - Details from the August 4 march by Patriot Prayer and fellow travellers

Map of non-voting people

1/08/2018 @ 07:02 UTC

nelson : Map of non-voting people - Election map colored black where the majority did not vote at all

Hipster Business Names

29/07/2018 @ 18:04 UTC

nelson : Hipster Business Names - A generator complete with logo

Stormy Daniels' entrapment

28/07/2018 @ 01:04 UTC

nelson : Stormy Daniels' entrapment - Columbus cops planned for months that they were going to bust Stormy Daniels

What OpenStreetMap can be

27/07/2018 @ 19:05 UTC

nelson : What OpenStreetMap can be - Thoughtful essay on what makes OSM unique

Figures in the Stars

25/07/2018 @ 20:05 UTC

nelson : Figures in the Stars - Cross-cultural astronomy; how different peoples saw constellations

California Congress races

24/07/2018 @ 19:59 UTC

nelson : California Congress races - Details on 14 districts that are somewhat in play

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