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"Help Is Not Coming" - The 2018 Barkley Marathons

It was 1:30am on Wednesday, March 21st and we were in Knoxville, TN. The temps were just below freezing, with a stiff wind gusting over people.

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usefyi.com

Ahead of Its Time, Behind the Curve: Why Evernote Failed to Realize Its Potential

Legendary investor, programmer, and Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham once wrote that one of the best ways to come up with ideas for your next startup is to ask what product you wish someone else would make for you.

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medium.com

How I Eat For Free in NYC Using Python, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Instagram

Living and working in the big apple comes with big rent. I, along with most other city-dwellers who live inside a crammed closet we call an apartment, look to cut costs anywhere we can.

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www.bloomberg.com

YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant

Proposals to change recommendations and curb conspiracies were sacrificed for engagement, staff say. Wojcicki’s media behemoth, bent on overtaking television, is estimated to rake in sales of more than $16 billion a year.

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thekanyestory.com

The Kanye Story

It’s Friday night, 1 am. I’m lying in bed scrolling twitter. Reading the usual shit. Getting my dopamine fix. “The Backstreet boys are back with a brand new sound”. Yeah, whatever. I read another headline. Then another. “There’s a dating site for straight Trump supporters”.

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iwantmyname.com

The one-salary experiment, ten years in

At iwantmyname everyone earns the same. This sounds strange to many and I get asked a lot of questions how this may work once we grow bigger and the honest answer is: “I don’t know, but so far it works” and I give that same answer since we started 5 years ago.

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www.nytimes.com

The United Kingdom Has Gone Mad

The problem with holding out for a perfect Brexit plan is that you can’t fix stupid. If you can’t take a joke you shouldn’t have come to London right now, because there is political farce everywhere. In truth, though, it’s not very funny. It’s actually tragic.

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www.nytimes.com

Mark Zuckerberg’s Call to Regulate Facebook, Explained

Here’s why the Facebook chief executive invited Congress to regulate his company in a post on Saturday. Facebook has faced months of scrutiny for a litany of ills, from spreading misinformation to not properly protecting its users’ data to allowing foreign meddling in elections.

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singletrackworld.com

Mental Health | What if I want to die every day of my life?

I’ve asked Singletrack to withhold my real name and publish this piece under a pseudonym. Why you might ask? Whether you suffer from poor mental health or not, starting up a conversation about it can be pretty tough – it can feel embarrassing, shameful and pretty risky too.

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reprage.com

RepRage – How Banksy Authenticates His Work

When street artist Banksy first started selling screen prints online, they became a popular target for forgers looking to make a few bucks duping unsuspecting fans. It quickly got out of hand and must have been infuriating for both Banksy and his followers.

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www.thedailybeast.com

Facebook Stops Demanding Users’ Email Passwords After Daily Beast Report

Facebook has stopped demanding email passwords from users after a Daily Beast report exposed the invasive practice.

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www.thecut.com

What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever Spend

Get That Money Brought to you by: Abigail Disney. Get That Money is an exploration of the many ways we think about our finances — what we earn, what we have, and what we want. Abigail Disney, 59, is an activist and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker. She is also the granddaughter of Roy O.

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www.wired.com

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware

Over the last year, Eva Galperin says she's learned the signs: the survivors of domestic abuse who come to her describing how their tormentors seem to know everyone they've called, texted, and even what they discussed in their most private conversations.

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www.bbc.co.uk

Barkley Marathons: Secret entry, covering 100 miles & like climbing Everest twice - is this the world's toughest race?

If tales of hallucinations, climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest twice and scrambling through the darkness with only the croak of frogs as your guide aren't enough to discourage hopeful participants, the Barkley Marathons acceptance letter might just do that.

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www.theverge.com

A journalist explains the promises and failures of high-tech policing

On a reporting trip to Arizona to learn about the business of Tasers, Matt Stroud volunteered to have the technology tested on himself. “I didn’t know what to expect, and the short description is that it feels like being electrocuted over your entire body,” Stroud says.

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www.nytimes.com

Behold the Beefless ‘Impossible Whopper’

Burger King is introducing a Whopper made with a vegetarian patty from the start-up Impossible Foods. The deal is a big step toward the mainstream for start-ups trying to mimic and replace meat. OAKLAND, Calif. — Would you like that Whopper with or without beef?

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www.washingtonpost.com

Mark Zuckerberg

Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks. These are important for keeping our community safe.

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www.joelonsoftware.com

The next CEO of Stack Overflow

Big news! We’re looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. I’m stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board. Stack Overflow has been around for more than a decade. As I look back, it’s really amazing how far it has come.

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simpleweb.co.uk

5 Excellent Examples Of Progressive Web Applications

Chrome 73 has just landed with the ability to install PWAs, but what is a PWA? Well as you’ve probably read in the title, PWA stands for Progressive Web Application.

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dev.to

Stop trying to be so DRY, instead Write Everything Twice (WET)

As developers, we often hear cliched phrases tossed around like "Don't Repeat Yourself". We take ideas like this and run with them, sometimes a bit too far. Stepping back and evaluating why we do these things is helpful. So today, let's look at an alternative ideology to DRY programming.

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www.bbc.com

Facebook to reveal News Feed algorithm secrets

Facebook is launching a new feature that explains how its algorithms decide what to display in your News Feed. It is the first time the company has given people access to this insight directly in its app and on the website.

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