Why did William F. Buckley Jr. talk like that? | Slate

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Conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr., who founded the magazine National Review and once ran for mayor of New York City, died Wednesday at the age ...

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EFF’s full-page Wired ad: Dear tech, delete your logs before it’s too late | Boing Boing

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EFF has run a full-page ad in this month’s Wired, addressed to the technology industry, under the banner “Your threat model just changed,” warning them that the incoming administr…

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In memoriam: The brands that we lost in 2016 | Digiday

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R.I.P Vine. So long, Meerkat. Rest in power, Sports Authority. This was a rough year all the way around.

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This is what happens to the bodies of the women you know. | Medium

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On Monday, December 5 at 6:30 a.m., I was kneeling on the floor in front of my toilet, hand plunged into the nearly opaque dark red water…

On Monday, December 5 at 6:30 a.m., I was kneeling on the floor in front of my toilet, hand plunged into the nearly opaque dark red water, fishing for the warm clumps that had sunk to the bottom. I had cleaned the toilet the night before in preparation, and the sterile specimen jar from the doctor’s office was waiting by the sink. I carefully sorted through the mess in my hand, looking for something to stand out. A small grayish oval with a black dot on the side emerged, no larger than my pinky nail. So that was the head, then. I put it in the jar and my hand back in the water, halfway up my forearm, to search for the body. Another grayish lump, nothing discernible, but then I wasn’t looking too closely because the dizziness was overtaking me.

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Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections | The New York Times

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Putting the president-elect’s win in context.

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A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton | The New York Times

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Results of the U.S. electoral vote.

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Trump private security force ‘playing with fire’ | POLITICO

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The president-elect continues to employ a battalion of retired cops and FBI agents to protect him and clamp down on protesters.

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Vanity Fair reporter on Trump’s response: ‘I was kind of shocked’ | Columbia Journalism Review

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Choking down “flaccid, gray Szechuan dumplings” and dealing with bathrooms that “transport diners to the experience of desperately searching for toilet paper at a Venezuelan grocery store” were uncomfortable enough. But Vanity Fair reporter Tina Nguyen feared a...

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Science and technology: what happened in 2016 | Daniel Lemire’s blog

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Using WordPress RSS Feeds | Elegant Themes Blog

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RSS is a standard web feed format that was released in 1999. It was quickly adopted by all major publishing platforms. The word RSS stems from the phrase “Rich Site Summary”, though the term “Really Simple Syndication” has become more synonymous with the standard over the years. It...

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Chris Aldrich is reading “Panel Theme — WordPress Themes for Blogs at WordPress.com”

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A modern theme that makes it quick and easy to publish a webcomic.

Chris Aldrich is reading “Personal Statistics from 3 Months of Internet Reading”

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In the interests of cool data, I’ve collected information about every single piece of content I read on the internet (and some of the…

👓 Twitter tests design that ditches retweet icon for “sharing” | TechCrunch

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Twitter last year ditched its iconic star button in favor of hearts for favorites, and now it is considering a revamp for its famous retweet button.

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Tom Wheeler Resigns From the FCC—So Long, Net Neutrality | WIRED

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The man who saved net neutrality is stepping aside.

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Chris Aldrich is reading “Self-Portraiture as Self-Care”

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I’ve recently started taking self-portraits as a method of self-care. It’s a way to keep hold of my corporeality – although that sounds very dramatic, it’s an important thing to do for a person who spends most of their time living in their own head. A lot has been written about selfie culture: see the tag Selfie Culture on HuffPo, and (particularly) Laura Bates's (of Everyday Sexism) Guardian article about selfie-taking as (teenage) feminism and image reclamation. I don’t agree that selfies and self-portraits are different things – they are both about holding onto one’s own image and cementing it in a place and time. Sometimes that place and time is frivolous, sometimes it’s serious. Both are okay and both should be encouraged.