Rumour Has It That Microsoft Is Building Yet Another Skype Client… September 26, 2016 at 03:10AM

The new client will, their sources say, be entirely cross-platform, with builds available for Windows, macOS, Linux,  iOS, and Android. This week Microsoft closed Skype’s London office, which played  HQ to a large chunk of its development team.


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this-is-life-actually: UNC rape survivor Delaney Robinson comes...


UNC rape survivor Delaney Robinson comes forward with brave statement

Delaney Robinson, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill alleged Tuesday that a football player at the school raped her in February and that UNC has done nothing about it. In a powerful personal statement she explained how “she did everything a rape victim is supposed to do.”

Classic: Blaming the Victim!

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Social networks unite with global newsrooms to take action against misinformation online September 14, 2016 at 04:09PM

Today we are announcing the expansion of First Draft to include a new partner network of over thirty major news and technology organisations to tackle issues of trust and truth in reporting information that emerges online.


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Introducing the First Draft Coalition September 14, 2016 at 04:09PM

Imagine the following situation: you’re sitting at your computer or looking at your mobile phone, when suddenly you come across a powerful first-person video on YouTube, or a visceral image on Twitter, depicting a breaking news event.


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Archiving video, more fake news and fix those links! September 14, 2016 at 04:09PM

Before we get started, a quick heads up that we have some exciting announcements coming up in the world of First Draft. Although I can’t give you all the details right now, we’re on the verge of launching a new phase in the organisation and a bunch of other projects.


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What are affiliate codes? Basically, they tell a merchant that a customer came from Tumblr. And if there’s a sale, Tumblr may get a commission for the referral.

What’s going to change? Not much, really. Links will look and function exactly as they do now. Even personal affiliate codes, if you use them, will keep working normally.

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I have more questions. That’s why we wrote this FAQ.

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(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Beautiful Mind), who had schizophrenia

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Graal & Truffle September 07, 2016 at 07:37PM

Since the dawn of computing our industry has been engaged on a never ending quest to build the perfect language. This quest is difficult: creating a new programming language is a huge task.


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How Tesla Will Change The World September 02, 2016 at 03:26AM

This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with Part 1.


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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life September 02, 2016 at 03:26AM

I’ve broken this story up into three chapters. It should never have gone this far, but the internet works in mysterious ways. None of this should have ever happened. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It’s truly crazy.


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How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution September 02, 2016 at 03:25AM

For the microbiologist Justin Sonnenburg, that career-defining moment—the discovery that changed the trajectory of his research, inspiring him to study how diet and native microbes shape our risk for disease—came from a village in the African hinterlands.


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The only technique to learn something new September 02, 2016 at 03:25AM

I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lights, filling out paperwork all day. Someone stole $90 million from a company I was involved in.


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