Category Archives: Elsewhere

Elsewhere for May 21, 2017

You should read this for 5/21/2017: Via The New York Times: The World Is Getting Hacked. Why Don’t We Do More to Stop It? Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries “So this attack is raising one of these fundamental issues that we talk about in the security…

Elsewhere for May 14, 2017

You should read this for 5/14/2017: Via the BBC: Obamacare v Republican plan compared FCC and Congress Work to Roll Back Net Neutrality“he FCC, under a new chairman aligned with the Trump administration, is moving fast to undo the net neutrality framework that has been upheld by the courts. Furthermore,…

Elsewhere for May 7, 2017

You should read this for 5/7/2017: Via The New York Times: Gorsuch, in Sign of Independence, Is Out of Supreme Court’s Clerical Pool “The pool has been criticized for giving too much power to law clerks and for contributing to the court’s shrinking docket.” Via Medium: Thousands of Veterans Want…

Elsewhere for April 30, 2017

You should read this for 4/30/2017: Via NPR: A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong? One of the thing I love best about this food culture history piece is the Editor’s Note: “This post is about chefs and they can be quite coarse when they…

Elsewhere for April 23, 2017

You should read this for 4/23/2017: Via Business Insider: Undercover in An iPhone Factory: What it’s really like to work in a Chinese mega-factory, according to a student who spent 6 weeks there It’s time to start thinking about Cold Brew Coffee Silicon Valley executives are hiring philosophers to teach…

Elsewhere for April 16, 2017

You should read this for 4/16/2017: Here’s the Fine Print On The Country’s Biggest-Ever Free College Plan “The bill is what’s known as a ‘last-dollar’ program.’ Translation: Students must first apply for, and use, other money like federal Pell Grants, before turning to the scholarship. That, in turn, means that…

Elsewhere for April 8, 2017

You should read this for 4/9/2017: Look Ma! A plagiarizer has the gavel, now even students can fact check your ass, and lunch shaming is shameful, but lunch is better with Kale. And potatoes. And Sausage.  Gorsuch’s writings borrow from other authors “several passages from the tenth chapter of his 2006…

Elsewhere for April 2, 2017

You should read this for 4/2/2017: Indivisible: Stories of American Community Indivisible: Stories of American Community is an exploration of community life in America by some of this country’s most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Here are the stories of twelve communities where people are coming together to make…

Elsewhere for March 5, 2017

You should read this for 3/5/2017: Big data and politics means money, death served cold, read more, think more, do more, digital monks, she reads way more than he does,  and scones. Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media “With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon…

Elsewhere for March 12, 2017

You should read this for 3/12/2017: Zell Liew on How to choose and pair typefaces Outsmarted: On the liberal cult of the cognitive elite or “What does it mean to be ‘smart,’ and why does it matter to us so much?” Via Medium: Chris Coyier I was strongly reminded about the…

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