• Facebook Wins, Democracy Loses

    Siva Vaidhyanathan: The audacity of a hostile foreign power trying to influence American voters rightly troubles us. But it should trouble us more that Facebook makes such manipulation so easy, and renders political ads exempt from the basic accountability and transparency that healthy democracy demands. And profits from it. As much as I dislike Facebook, […]

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  • U.S. House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

    David Sherpardson: The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls by putting federal regulators in the driver’s seat and barring states from blocking autonomous vehicles. I honestly thought this would not happen this fast. Awesome, hopefully it moves through the Senate easily.

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  • Hard Work or Easy Clicks

    Gabe Weatherhead: Podcasting provides an outline for ideas but it does not provide much introspection. Several writers that I once respected for their deep insight and critical thinking have become mediocre podcast talkers. It’s not because I think they were phonies. It’s because they traded the ease of recording for the difficulty of writing. Podcasting […]

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  • Soulver Updated with Split View Support and File Management Features

    Great app, but this took a stupidly long time to be added.

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  • Stop Faking Service Dogs

    This is such a problem, and it is near impossible to deal with privately, it has to be a public push. When I ran a property management firm it was one of the toughest issues for us to deal with. People are assholes.

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  • The Bag Advice: Dad / Diaper Bag

    Here’s how to reduce your stress when out of the house with kids, while getting to use a backpack.

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  • Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch (video)

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  • iPad Productivity Report — 9/4/17

    iPad ergonomics, and students leading the way?

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  • Bradford Guardian Knives

    These are some amazing fixed blade knives.

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  • Interview with Ev Williams about Medium

    I can’t imagine why anyone would publish on Medium after reading this. My take aways from the interview: They are still not sure how to pay writers. They don’t believe all writers should be paid. They will keep changing their minds until something works. The risk here is: what if you want to be paid, […]

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  • The Acquired Taste of Fucking Up

    Andy Rubin, explaining how exposing customer emails to other customers is really hard for him to personally face and own up to: Being a founder in an intensely competitive business means you occasionally have to eat crow. It’s humiliating, it doesn’t taste good, and often, it’s a humbling experience. As Essential’s founder and CEO, I’m […]

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  • Learn Ulysses

    I took some time this morning to run through Shawn’s new Learn Ulysses course and it’s really well done. This gives you a great foundation for starting to use the only writing app you’ll ever need.

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  • New Membership Options

    A quick note to let you know I’ve changed the way memberships on the site work ever so slightly. The changes are: There is no more monthly plan option. All plans come with a 7 day free trial. When you sign up you still need to enter a credit card, but you will not be […]

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  • Bunch of Stuff (video)

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  • Natural Deodorants

    I know, but bear with me here for a bit.

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  • iPad Productivity Report — 8/28/17

    A smattering of iOS annoyances.

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  • Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias in Science

    Alison Coil: Given the enormous amount of data to support these findings, and given the field in question, one might think male scientists would use these outcomes to create a more level playing field. But a recent paper showed that in fact, male STEM faculty assessed the quality of real research that demonstrated bias against women […]

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  • Things 3

    The todo app for real people.

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  • Wading Through AccuWeather’s Bullshit Response

    John Gruber: The accusation comes from Will Strafech, a respected security researcher who discovered the “actual information” by observing network traffic. He saw the AccuWeather iOS app sending his router’s name and MAC address to Reveal Mobile. This isn’t speculation. They were caught red-handed — go ahead and read Strafech’s original report. AccuWeather is not […]

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  • Woom Bikes

    I am very confident this is the best bike you can buy a kid learning to ride a bike.

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