Chris Aldrich is reading “New blogging app Telegraph is super simple and anonymous, but there’s a catch”

Telegram's blogging platform Telegraph is super simple and anonymous by Stan Schroeder (mashable.com)
With platforms such as Wordpress or Tumblr, starting a blog has never been easier, but in most cases, you still have to go through a simple registration process before you can start publishing. Now, messaging platform Telegram has made it even simpler with Telegraph, the blogging platform that doesn't require any kind of registration.
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Chris Aldrich is reading “The Simplest (and Most Performant) Way to Offer Sharing Links for Social Media”

The Simplest (and Most Performant) Way to Offer Sharing Links for Social Media | CSS-Tricks by Adam Coti (CSS-Tricks)(2016 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour)
This past summer, I wrote The Essential Meta Tags for Social Media about how developers can prepare web pages to optimize their appearance when shared on s
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Rescuing my tiny videos from Vine”

Rescuing my tiny videos from Vine by Marty McGuireMarty McGuire (martymcgui.re)
Ah, Vine. I loved the idea of a platform for sharing tiny video moments. It was truly a platform for some really amazing things.Personally, I didn't make ver...

There are some additional methods and discussion here.

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Chris Aldrich is reading “My Favorite Books of 2016”

My Favorite Books of 2016 by Bill Gates (gatesnotes.com)
Bill Gates shares his list of best books he read in 2016. The list includes “String Theory” by David Foster Wallace, “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight, “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, “The Myth of the Strong Leader” by Archie Brown, and “The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke.

“The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, “The Myth of the Strong Leader” by Archie Brown, and “The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke all sound the most interesting.

I’ve heard there was a lot of dubious science discussed in Mukherjee’s book when it came out, but Gates doesn’t mention any of the controversy in his review. The last two books I listed above are lesser known, and I hadn’t heard about them previously. I’ll have to take a look at them over the coming holidays.

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Chris Aldrich is reading “3 Methods To Create Your Own Searchable Twitter Archive”

3 Methods To Create Your Own Searchable Twitter Archive (makeuseof.com)
If you want to secure your tweets against any issues that might happen to Twitter and its servers, consider backing up your Twitter shares. If you use Twit
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Woman Convinces Husband She’s ‘Adopted’ A Coyote, Hilarity Ensues”

Woman Convinces Husband She’s ‘Adopted’ A Coyote, Hilarity Ensues by Valerie Williams (Scary Mommy)(2016 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours 1 minute 3 seconds)
A woman tricked her husband into thinking she “adopted” a coyote and it’s the best series of texts you’ll ever see.

Someone forced me to read this. It was funny.

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Chris Aldrich is reading “Service Worker, what are you? – Mariko Kosaka”

Service Worker, what are you? by Mariko Kosaka (kosamari.com)
In order to better define what a service worker is, Mariko analogizes it to an alien in the web browser universe.

I’ve been meaning to dig into these recently and just came across this delightful little definition of what they are.

[h/t Jeremy Kieth]

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Chris Aldrich is reading “Moving Toward SSL”

Moving Toward SSL (WordPress News)(2016 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours 40 minutes 40 seconds)
We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother…
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Self-Hosting kylewm’s Woodwind Indie Reader”

Self-Hosting kylewm's Woodwind Indie Reader by Marty McGuireMarty McGuire (martymcgui.re)
One of my favorite aspects of the IndieWeb community is that when you get things
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Airbnb horror story is cautionary tale for tourists”

Airbnb horror story is cautionary tale for tourists (New York Post)(2016 years 10 months 27 days 7 hours 57 minutes 10 seconds)
A dream Thanksgiving vacation in the Big Apple turned into the nightmare before Christmas for a California couple whose Airbnb reservation went bust. Annette van Duren, a 63-year-old talent agent f…
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Chris Aldrich is reading “My 2017 Food-Trend Predictions Are the Only 2017 Food-Trend Predictions You Need to Read, Because…”

My 2017 Food-Trend Predictions Are the Only 2017 Food-Trend Predictions You Need to Read, Because… by Matt Gross (Medium)
A new year is apparently beginning, and so those of us who both eat and write feel compelled to tell you what you should expect from the…
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Clinton’s Substantial Popular-Vote Win” | New York Times

Clinton’s Substantial Popular-Vote Win by David Leonhardt (nytimes.com)(3 hours 3 minutes 7 seconds)
She won by more than Gore in 2000, Nixon in 1968 or Kennedy in 1960, it seems. And therein lies a dilemma.

When are people going to come around and fix the electoral college? There’s lots of math to support different methods.

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🔖 H-theorem in quantum physics by G. B. Lesovik, et al.

H-theorem in quantum physics by G. B. Lesovik, A. V. Lebedev, I. A. Sadovskyy, M. V. Suslov & V. M. Vinokur (Nature.com)

Abstract

Remarkable progress of quantum information theory (QIT) allowed to formulate mathematical theorems for conditions that data-transmitting or data-processing occurs with a non-negative entropy gain. However, relation of these results formulated in terms of entropy gain in quantum channels to temporal evolution of real physical systems is not thoroughly understood. Here we build on the mathematical formalism provided by QIT to formulate the quantum H-theorem in terms of physical observables. We discuss the manifestation of the second law of thermodynamics in quantum physics and uncover special situations where the second law can be violated. We further demonstrate that the typical evolution of energy-isolated quantum systems occurs with non-diminishing entropy. [1]

Footnotes

[1]
G. B. Lesovik, A. V. Lebedev, I. A. Sadovskyy, M. V. Suslov, and V. M. Vinokur, “H-theorem in quantum physics,” Scientific Reports, vol. 6. Springer Nature, p. 32815, 12-Sep-2016 [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep32815
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#DTMH2016: Saving Online News | NPR RAD recap

#DTMH2016: Saving Online News (RAD recap) (with images, tweets) by NPR Research, Archives, & Data StrategyNPR Research, Archives, & Data Strategy (Storify)
Dodging The Memory Hole is an action-oriented conference and event series that brings together journalists, technologists, and information specialists to strategize solutions for organizing and preserving born-digital news.
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Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group: 2016-10-13: Dodging The Memory Hole 2016 Trip Report (#dtmh2016)

2016-10-13: Dodging The Memory Hole 2016 Trip Report (#dtmh2016) by John BerlinJohn Berlin (Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group: ws-dl.blogspot.com)
A summary/recap of the Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 conference held at UCLA's Charles Young Research Library in Los Angeles, California over two days in October to discuss and highlight potential solutions to the issue of preserving born-digital news.
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