Chris Aldrich is reading “Donald Trump’s proposed “Muslim registry,” explained”

Read Donald Trump’s proposed “Muslim registry,” explained by Dara Lind (Vox.com)
His administration might revive a Bush-era program that registered thousands of immigrants — most of them Muslim.
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Chris Aldrich is reading “West Virginia mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama Facebook post”

Read West Virginia mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama Facebook post (CNNPolitics.com)
The mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned and another county official is out following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared first lady Michelle Obama to an "ape in heels." The county employee, Pamela Taylor, worked as director of the Clay County Development Corporation and wrote on Facebook: "It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a (sic) Ape in heels," according to a screengrab obtained by CNN affiliate WSAZ.
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid”

Read Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid (latimes.com)
During the election, many people fell prey to fake news stories on social media -- even the president-elect ended up retweeting fake statistics. A professor of communication has created a list of unreliable news sites to help people do better.
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Facebook Restores Iconic Vietnam War Photo It Censored for Nudity”

Read Facebook Restores Iconic Vietnam War Photo It Censored for Nudity (nytimes.com)
The social network was criticized for removing the image of a naked girl fleeing napalm, renewing questions about the company’s role in what can be published online.
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Why use MarsEdit for posting to WordPress?”

Read Why use MarsEdit for posting to WordPress? (quora.com)
One big reason is the ability to compose your entries while offline. WordPress does not (yet) allow for the web interface to be used offline. Also, if you po...
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Chris Aldrich is reading “How Journalists Failed in 2016—and What We Must Do When Trump Takes Office”

Read How Journalists Failed in 2016--and What We Must Do When Trump Takes Office by Isaac Chotiner (Slate Magazine)
Donald Trump's catastrophic victory on Tuesday night poses the single greatest threat in generations to what we Americans quaintly call our way of life ...
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Clinton’s Substantial Popular-Vote Win” | New York Times

Read Clinton’s Substantial Popular-Vote Win (nytimes.com)
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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Chris Aldrich is reading “Hillary Clinton Blames F.B.I. Director for Election Loss”

Read Hillary Clinton Blames F.B.I. Director for Election Loss (nytimes.com)
Mrs. Clinton said on Saturday that the announcement by James B. Comey 11 days before the election that he had revived the inquiry into her use of a private email server caused her to lose.

Nothing brilliant or illuminating in this article, but I suppose it was something that at least needed to be said even if it doesn’t really further the conversation.

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Chris Aldrich is reading “Marginalia | Parallel Transport”

Read Marginalia | Parallel Transport (kartikprabhu.com)
I write margin notes while reading books. They help me keep my thoughts on record and within context. But how do I do that on a website or an ebook?
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Chris Aldrich is reading “How To Have Paragraph Commenting Just Like Medium”

Read How To Have Paragraph Commenting Just Like Medium by Chris Knowles (WPMU DEV Blog)
Paragraph commenting, or annotations is not exactly new. Readers have been scribbling in the margins of books, magazines and uni assignments for years. The online world has been slow to adopt this approach which is perhaps why Medium caused a stir and no shortage of admiring looks when it went the annotation route. Well, admire forlornly no more because I'm going to show you how to add paragraph commenting to your WordPress site. There are existing annotation solutions for WordPress but they are generally theme dependent, or in the case of CommentPress actually provide a theme.

This has some great advice and code for potentially adding marginalia.

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Chris Aldrich is reading “Department of Energy May Have Broken the Second Law of Thermodynamics”

Read Department of Energy May Have Broken the Second Law of Thermodynamics (Inverse)
“Quantum-based demons” sound like they'd be at home in 'Stranger Things.'
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Chris Aldrich is reading “The little-known story of how “fracking” entered our vocabulary”

Read The little-known story of how "fracking" entered our vocabulary (vox.com)
"True story," Matthew Lewis, a communications strategist based in San Francisco, told me recently over Twitter. "I put the 'k' in fracking." As best I can verify, he is correct. I'd always wondered how the term "fracking," which has dominated energy discussions for years, worked its way into our vocabulary. And the backstory turns out to be pretty interesting.
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