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Three Feet From God: An Oral History of Nirvana ‘Unplugged’

The best television episode of the 1990s starred a short, blond man and his band. On November 18, 1993, at Sony Music Studios in New York City, Nirvana took on MTV Unplugged. That night, the biggest group of the decade staged one of the most hypnotically intimate rock concerts ever captured on film.

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Scaleup Briefing – Keeping People Happy – what you missed and what next

On Thursday 15th November, Briony Phillips (Scale up Enabler for the West of England) hosted a Scale up Briefing at Engine Shed, Bristol to explore how ‘keeping people happy’ can be key to organisational growth. You can check out the event slides here: https://www.slideshare.

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www.thoughtworks.com

Born for it: How the Image of Software Developers Came About

The stereotype of the socially-awkward, white, male programmer has been around for a long time.

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The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager

Last year, shoppers spent $7.9 billion on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. An additional $6.59 billion was dropped on Cyber Monday. This year, Black Friday sales alone are expected to jump to $9.1 billion. And one retailer dominates these sales: Amazon.

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www.hanselman.com

How to build a Wall Mounted Family Calendar and Dashboard with a Raspberry Pi and cheap monitor

I love dashboards. I love Raspberry Pis (tiny $35 computers the size of a set of playing cards). And I'm cheap frugal. I found a 24" old LCD at Goodwill (a local thrift shop) and bought it but it's been sitting unused in my garage. Then I stumbled on DakBoard.

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Would you pay money for these obstructed views?

One NBA team is offering tickets to watch games on stadium screens. Sometimes, though, a normal ticket doesn't guarantee a complete view of the action

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Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea

Interpol has elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as its president, rejecting the controversial Russian frontrunner. Mr Kim was chosen by Interpol's 194 member states at a meeting of its annual congress in Dubai.

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Safe landings: How SETsquared is tackling the challenges of attracting female entrepreneurs

Last month I was delighted to chair a discussion at the Bath Digital Festival that we co-hosted with the team from The Dot Project (https://www.dotproject.

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Elise Christie: British speed skater considered quitting after Winter Olympic heartbreak

Elise Christie felt "very alone" after the Winter Olympics. Her campaign in Pyeongchang did not go to plan when she came home empty-handed. Then her boyfriend dumped her and her coach left his role.

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thenextweb.com

Report: Microsoft’s enterprise products covertly gather personal data on users

Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — according to a new report by Privacy Company.

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www.bloomberg.com

PG&E Plunges After Draining Credit Facilities Amid Fire Costs

California’s biggest utility was plunged into full-blown crisis by the possibility that its equipment sparked the catastrophic wildfires ravaging the state. Shares of PG&E Corp.

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Smart speakers have no idea how to give us news

One of the most exciting things about a new kind of device is how little we know about what it’s good for. At this point, we basically know what a smartphone can do, but the possibilities for a voice-activated, internet-enabled speaker are still more or less untested.

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Ladybower Reservoir's low water levels reveal abandoned village

Low water levels at a reservoir have revealed a rarely-seen abandoned village that was flooded in the 1940s. Derwent, in Derbyshire, made way for the Ladybower Reservoir, which was built between 1935 and 1943.

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Tim Cook defends multibillion-dollar Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focus

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended his company’s deal with Google, despite his prior criticism of the search giant for its cavalier attitude toward user data.

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Facebook pledges £4.5 million to train local journalists in UK, a world first

Facebook has launched a £4.5 million ($6 million) fund to train around 80 new local journalists in the UK as part of a new “Community News Project.” The goal, according to Facebook, is to encourage more reporting from towns that have lost their local newspapers and reporters.

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Google’s Find My Device app can now show the indoor layouts of large buildings

Google has tinkered with its Find My Device app so that it displays indoor maps to show you where you might have dropped your phone inside a large building. It’s the result of years of recording the layouts of complex spaces like department stores, malls, and airports.

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