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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

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Postby office plant » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:24 am

e. nvm this was covered
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Postby gauchebag » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:25 pm

mascotte wrote:An interesting perspective on the current transformation of New York City

https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the-death-of-new-york-city-gentrification/


this one is great thanks

so many of the statistics are just ridiculous

i've watched the very city i was born in vanish before my own eyes

that happens to every generation to be sure but the Red Lobster next to the Apollo (for example) seems worse. 7 Eleven, Dunkin Donuts, banks and CVS/Rite Aid/Duane Reade/Walgreens...there are a lot of them.
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Postby mascotte » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:14 am

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Postby aububs » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:34 am

^that is nuts! crazy story
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Postby sobieski » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:18 am


this is kind of heartbreaking

both for that dude and those paintings :cry:
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Postby aububs » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:21 am

imo the mother burning all the paintingsToggle Spoiler is nearly worse than anything her son did
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Postby aububs » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 am

also don't really understand how the girlfriend got away with it when the article seems to be openly acknowledging she was an accomplice. and am surprised he ever got released from jail considering the extent of his theftToggle Spoiler
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Postby aububs » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:30 am

the wiki page adds a lot more to the story and doesn't romanticise him so much
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Postby Marza » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:58 am

A collection of interview excerpts with a panel of content moderators from various social media platforms:

https://onezero.medium.com/your-speech-their-rules-meet-the-people-who-guard-the-internet-ab58fe6b9231

We have executives and product managers shadow trust and safety agents during calls with users. Sitting with an agent talking to a sexual assault victim helps build some empathy, so when they go back to their teams, it’s running in the back of their brain when they’re thinking about building things. Then, when we go into a room and say, “If you do that, you’re going to increase human trafficking,” they don’t think we’re just making it up.


I feel like I carry around the knowledge of how easily a person’s life can be destroyed. You might make a tasteless joke, or someone might accuse you of something or want to discredit you, and then a mob of millions can converge within hours to hate you and stalk you and lie about you and encourage unstable lunatics to kill you. It can happen to any of us. You will be torn to shreds. You’re one of the eggs broken to make the free speech omelet. Your life will never be the same. The internet will move on to the next thing. And the free speech absolutists and the disingenuous trolls will shrug together and say, “Gee, I guess some snowflakes just can’t handle hearing views they disagree with.”
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Postby churrokbyme » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:57 pm

This is an unorthodox offering for this thread.

The majority of judicial writing, past and present, is horrible. Opinions about plain meaning notwithstanding, this is one of the best, and most easily digestible for lunch, judicial opinions I've ever read. Perhaps even more surprisingly, it's from a Texan state court.

https://cases.justia.com/texas/supreme-court/2017-15-0635.pdf?ts=1494597815
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Postby mascotte » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:48 am

‘Centurians of Rome’: How a Bank Robber Made the Most Expensive Gay Porno of All Time


https://www.thedailybeast.com/centurians-of-rome-how-a-bank-robber-made-the-most-expensive-gay-porno-flick-of-all-time
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Postby Merciel » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:34 am

Good one about a tiny island off Haiti, incl. context for its poverty and vulnerability to climate change: https://longreads.com/2018/02/19/is-thi ... the-world/

I think that one might have been posted on this thread already (there was definitely another Haiti piece) but I didn't find it with my crummy googling skills so I'll pretend it's new.

Anyway one of the interesting things to me about that piece is that the guy who wrote it isn't a professional journalist or geographer or anything, he's just an enthusiastic amateur with a good eye and some writing skills. I'm always happy when I see an amateur do something really cool. It's just neat to know that there's that kind of talent randomly lurking around in the world, noticing things and thinking about them.
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Postby folkface » Sun May 12, 2019 9:32 pm

Does anybody have an 'Theathletic.com' account that could post an article for me? That would be rad. Thanks.
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Postby Marza » Wed May 15, 2019 9:40 am

This feature piece added a bunch of detail and clarity to my understanding of China's cultural genocide.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps
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Postby blurst of times » Tue May 21, 2019 1:34 pm

i literally read this on my lunch break today (ended up being a long one), and i highly recommend it
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/05/27/losing-religion-and-finding-ecstasy-in-houston
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Postby landspeedrecord » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:16 am

the day the music burned (nyt)
The 2008 vault fire was not, as Universal Music Group suggested, a minor mishap, a matter of a few tapes stuck in a musty warehouse. It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

maybe this is more of "a new article to drink a nice glass of scotch to." fuck the nyt, but this is a great piece
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Postby delgriffith » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 am

blurst of times wrote:i literally read this on my lunch break today (ended up being a long one), and i highly recommend it
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/05/27/losing-religion-and-finding-ecstasy-in-houston

This (or a version very close to it) features in Jia's upcoming book of essays, which I'm happy to report is really special. She's one of the best writers out there.

Bracing myself to dig into that Universal fire story, thanks landspeed.
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Postby viachicago » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:29 pm

landspeedrecord wrote:the day the music burned (nyt)
The 2008 vault fire was not, as Universal Music Group suggested, a minor mishap, a matter of a few tapes stuck in a musty warehouse. It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

maybe this is more of "a new article to drink a nice glass of scotch to." fuck the nyt, but this is a great piece



almost feel like this deserves its own thread. such a depressing read
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Postby RIXX » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:28 am

do any of you use apps for saving articles to read later, organizing them etc? i am a ridiculous mess when it comes to this, i'll either email myself links to articles I want to read later (always gets buried under new email) or i'll keep adding pages in my Microsoft OneNote library which becomes absurdly cluttered and hard to navigate through the hundreds of copy and pasted URLS

i did a quick bit of research and it looks like the top two apps are instapaper and pocket. any of y'all have experience with either? i downloaded instapaper and holy shit it is so clean and intuitive and integrated into iOS and easy to use, I love it. i wonder if either app has a social function where you can send articles to friends within the app. like a modern web 2.0 StumbleUpon
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Postby shizaam » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:10 am

yeah instapaper's great, been using for years
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Postby ripersnifle » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:59 am

can't believe i somehow missed this wild Jenny Odell piece in NYT from last Nov.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/27/style/what-is-inside-this-internet-rabbit-hole.html
maybe it has already been discussed in here(?)
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Postby Repo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:58 am

great article about the malaysia airlines missing plane
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... es/590653/
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