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Learning to Silence My Inner Editor

Learning to Silence My Inner Editor | The best of longform | Scoop.it
The rules of romance (or romanz) do not have to agree with the rules of grammar.
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Julian Assange's war against Google

Julian Assange's war against Google | The best of longform | Scoop.it
The WikiLeaks founder expands on his now-famous conversation with Google executive Eric Schmidt.
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Q&A: Tarleton Gillespie says algorithms may be new, but editorial calculations aren’t

Q&A: Tarleton Gillespie says algorithms may be new, but editorial calculations aren’t | The best of longform | Scoop.it
"We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish."
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We need to give people specialized fishing rods that catch exactly what they are looking for before they know they are looking for it.

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The Article That Inspired Steve Jobs: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box”

The Article That Inspired Steve Jobs: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box” | The best of longform | Scoop.it
In 1971, Slate columnist Ron Rosenbaum wrote an article for Esquire about a loose confederation of proto-hackers who built devices—little blue boxes—that could crack phone networks. According the New York Times obituary of Apple founder Steve Jobs, after reading Rosenbaum’s article, Jobs and his partner in founding Apple, Steve Wozniak,...
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Life & Death on the Salton Sea

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Erik Gauger, author of the acclaimed travelogue Notes From The Road, takes us on a journey down the New River to the shrines of Salvation Mountain, the squatters of Slab City, the stank of the Impe...
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Quartz

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Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.
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Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? — Matter — Medium

Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? — Matter — Medium | The best of longform | Scoop.it
How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats
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How to Ignore a Plague — Matter — Medium

How to Ignore a Plague — Matter — Medium | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Escaped Ebola patients, besieged hospitals, and deadly denial in West Africa
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In Pictures: The 'Unrecognised World Cup'

In Pictures: The 'Unrecognised World Cup' | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Just before the World Cup, 12 teams from unrecognised or long-extinct states competed in a tournament of their own.
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40 maps that explain the internet

40 maps that explain the internet | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world
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In Our Google Searches, Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect

In Our Google Searches, Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect | The best of longform | Scoop.it
After Snowden, some words seem harder to Google: Researchers found a "significant" fall in search traffic on 'high government trouble'-rated search terms.
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Argo Author Joshuah Bearman on the Coronado Company Drug Ring

Argo Author Joshuah Bearman on the Coronado Company Drug Ring | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Before anyone had heard of the Mexican cartels and the Colombian kingpins, a group of Cali surfers discovered weed in the '60s and figured out how to smuggle in the best, most potent stuff on earth
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A Step-By-Step Proof That Happiness Depends Partly On Grammar

A Step-By-Step Proof That Happiness Depends Partly On Grammar | The best of longform | Scoop.it
For genuine thinking, we need words....
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Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life | The best of longform | Scoop.it
A year and a half later, he's still trying to figure out the answer.
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How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing

How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing | The best of longform | Scoop.it
We are in a pharmaceutical ice age. But new computer modelling and bioengineering techniques could revitalise the industry, reports Mark Piesing
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Should we call ISIS 'evil'?

Should we call ISIS 'evil'? | The best of longform | Scoop.it
James Dawes says calling ISIS evil over and over again could very well make it harder to stop them
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The Next Big Idea for the Next Decade — Aspen Ideas — Medium

The Next Big Idea for the Next Decade — Aspen Ideas — Medium | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Realizing the resilience dividend
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This is how the Internet responds when a porn star is beaten up

This is how the Internet responds when a porn star is beaten up | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Twitter should be ashamed.
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unacceptable.

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Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

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Polyamorous people still face plenty of stigmas, but some studies suggest they handle certain relationship challenges better than monogamous people do.
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How Internet Providers Get Around War Zones

How Internet Providers Get Around War Zones | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Internet disruptions wreak havoc on global economies. Avoiding them is dangerous, but lucrative.
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Meet the Father of Digital Life

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In 1953, at the dawn of modern computing, Nils Aall Barricelli played God. Clutching a deck of playing cards in one hand and a stack…
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Who is Barricelli? The tortured genius who invented artificial evolution 

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City of Toxic Leather: Q&A with Sean Gallagher

City of Toxic Leather: Q&A with Sean Gallagher | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Kanpur is India's leading leather exporter. But the population's health and the environment are rapidly deteriorating in a region once famed for its beautiful roses.
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Uruguay's Jose Mujica - President Chill | VICE United Kingdom

Uruguay's Jose Mujica - President Chill | VICE United Kingdom | The best of longform | Scoop.it
Profiling the world's chillest and most badass head of state who might just hold the key to ending the global drug war.
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"The international drug trade is 'basically a monopoly for the ones who control it,' he said. 'We want to introduce a huge competitor, which is the state, with all the power of the state.' The endgame is to force cartels out of business through economics: The government will sell weed at a shockingly low price of 60p a gramme. To Mujica, stamping out the violence associated with the drug trade comes down to slashing prices, not funneling billions of dollars to military and police and locking up his citizens."

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John McAfee Fled to Belize, But He Couldn’t Escape Himself | Threat Level | WIRED

John McAfee Fled to Belize, But He Couldn’t Escape Himself | Threat Level | WIRED | The best of longform | Scoop.it
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