👓 F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia | New York Times

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The investigation, whose fate is unclear, led counterintelligence investigators to consider an explosive question: whether the president’s actions constituted a possible threat to national security.

👓 Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims | New York Times

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The park said that an unspecified number of its spiky-leafed trees had been destroyed by visitors during the shutdown.

👓 The Beautiful Mind-Bending of Stanislaw Lem | The New Yorker

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The massive popularity of “Solaris” helped Lem become one of the most widely read science-fiction writers in the world. Yet his writing reached far beyond the borders of the genre.

👓 Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89 | New York Times

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One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.

👓 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | Scripting News

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Facebook really is dying
You know I hate the word "dead" applied to things that were never alive, but in this case I can't think of a better way to say it. Facebook is turning into a ghost town. Here's how I know.

I kind of like the idea of a death penalty for corporations…

👓 Sunday, December 16, 2018 | Scripting News

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Feeling courageous? Click the [repost] symbol next to this post. #

I like that Dave is continuing to experiment with allowing others to use Twitter to interact with his blog. Reminds me of some of my experiments almost two years ago.

👓 CSS Basics: Styling Links Like a Boss | CSS-Tricks

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You are probably well acquainted with how links looks without any styling at all. That blue. That underline. That's a link in it's purest form. But what if we want to change things up a bit? Perhaps blue doesn't work with your website's design. Maybe you have an aversion to underlines. Whatever the reason, CSS lets us style links just like any other element.

👓 Roll-up roll-up: indoor bowls | Economist Espresso

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The eyes of the world probably won’t be on the Norfolk village of Hopton-on-Sea this week.

The idea about stadium design here is an interesting and important one. 

👓 Professor accused of touching student while watching steamy flick sues victim New York Post

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An ousted Princeton professor who was accused of getting handsy with a 25-year-old student is targeting her again in a new lawsuit — by trying to force her to appear in person at a hearing about hi…

I think he should just give up already. He’s only making it worse, and it’s not helping his reputation.

👓 A tribute to former President of the Royal Society Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS (1929 – 2019) | Royal Society

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Sir Michael Atiyah OM HonFREng FRS has passed away aged 89. First elected in 1962, he was President of the Royal Society 1990-1995.

👓 $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded | TheHill

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GoFundMe said Friday that it would refund $20 million raised by more than 300,000 donors for President Trump's border wall after an account aiming to raise $1 billion for the wall changed part of its campaign.

I’m glad that GoFundMe has some protocols in place to prevent screwwy fraud like this.

👓 What if the Obstruction Was the Collusion? On the New York Times’s Latest Bombshell | Lawfare

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Between Friday’s New York Times story and other earlier material, we might be in a position to revisit the relationship between the “collusion” and obstruction components of the Mueller investigation.

👓 Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency | The Atlantic

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They suggest not just inadequate manners or polish, but inadequate thought.

👓 The Instagram-Husband Revolution | The Atlantic

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The men behind the camera are ready to step into the spotlight.

Good for them for helping out their wives this way. Interestingly not odd that they move into the sub-influencers game themselves though.