- Wood-metal worry beads: Chris Bathgate's latest, "The Woody."
- Overly descriptive color palettes: Handpicked from the Colorschemez bot.
- American Prospect high-school essay contest: An antidote to the Ayn Rand Institute contest.
- Snowden's Box: The logistics of leaking are a mix of tradecraft and philosophy.
- Alteon cuts covid-fighters' pay: $20k paycuts for docs fighting covid-19.
- Tiktok Kremlinology: Systematically exploring Tiktok's algorithm.
- American employment exceptionalism: Why the US is losing jobs much faster than other countries.
- Solar as a beneficial fad: How good ideas spread.
- This day in history: 2015, 2010, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading
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- The most beautiful RPG dice I've ever seen: And you can also make your own.
- The king of Dutch climate denial was secretly in Shell's pay: Frits Böttcher was a packrat, and his papers detail exactly how he was paid to sow climate doubt. He was very good at it.
- American Catholic officials helped priests who preyed on children escape to Mexico: At least 51 "credibly accused" priests left the US and took up positions abroad.
- A grifty AI company conned the state of Utah into giving access to everything: Banjo claims it will predict and head off terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and child abductions without invading anyone's privacy.
- Clearview AI says it only lets cops use its facial recognition tool but it's lying: Investors, cronies and pals got to literally use it as a party trick.
- South Korea's beating covid-19 with free testing: Testing is part of the free national health system, and 140,000 tests have been administered.
- The web is unusably beshitted with terrible ad-tech: "No, I don't want great articles."
- For $3, a robolawyer will automatically force data brokers to delete you and sue the ones who don't: Donotpay meets the CCPA, it's like peanut butter and chocolate.
- This day in history: 2005, 2015, 2019
- Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading
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