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Misc.

Headline of the Day

Headline screenshot: Here's how this car got wedged in the upper wall of a two-story building

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Misc. New York Photography

Sphere Itself

Flat Earthers
Seen while walking around my neighborhood in Brooklyn.
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Design Interaction Interface Misc.

New Middlemen

Platforms that promised to bring convenience to a process or intimacy to a relationship now wedge themselves into the transaction as new middlemen. Then, we’re left to trust in the benevolence of those who have the power to mold our dependencies. Citing a lot of the concerns I mentioned earlier, those people are less responsible and compassionate than we had hoped. In pursuit of convenience, we have opened the door to unscrupulous influence.

Frank Chimero: The Web’s Grain

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Misc. New York

Protected: In Full Gear

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Misc.

Heavy Beans

They wanted to be ready for the Retina iMac.
They wanted to be ready for the Retina iMac.
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Misc. Politics

The Deserving Few

An analysis of compensation data publicly released by Equilar shows little correlation between CEO pay and company performance. Equilar ranked the salaries of 200 highly paid CEOs. When compared to metrics such as revenue, profitability, and stock return, the scattering of data looks pretty random, as though performance doesn't matter. The comparison makes it look as if there is zero relationship between pay and performance.

Eric Chemi and Ariana Giorgi: The Pay-for-Performance Myth

Love the trend line.

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Misc.

Where Can I Buy a Faraday Cage?

After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices.

— Der Spiegel: NSA’s ANT Division Catalog of Exploits for Nearly Every Major Software/Hardware/Firmware

I’m starting to think Gene Hackman’s character in Enemy of the State was completely sane.

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Misc.

Engage Cloak

Science Friday: Where’s the Octopus?

The Pinboard Popular feed is the source of most of the interesting links I see nowadays.

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Misc.

Remote Control

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.

— Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

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Misc.

Supercapacitor

The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.