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You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

Pocket | May 14, 15:31

Whether it’s cucumbers splashing into water or models sitting smugly next to a pile of vegetables, it’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The idea that you can wash away your calorific sins is the perfect antidote to our fast-food lifestyles and alcohol-lubricated social lives.

How and When to Take Wide Angle Lenses Beyond Landscape Shots

Pocket | May 13, 13:27

FREE BONUS DOWNLOAD: If you’re looking to use wide angle lenses in your landscape photography, then you should consider downloading our free landscape photography cheat sheet to take with you into the field. It’s an easy way to remember all the tricks. Download Here.

A Quick and Easy Method to Clear Your Mind in 10 Minutes (No Matter How Much Is on It)

Pocket | May 12, 21:31

I poll people regularly about how overwhelmed and distracted they feel. I simply ask them to rate, on a scale from one to 10, how overwhelmed they feel, and how distracted they feel. The average answer to both questions is about eight out of 10.

Should we be afraid of AI?

Pocket | May 12, 18:30

Suppose you enter a dark room in an unknown building. You might panic about monsters that could be lurking in the dark. Or you could just turn on the light, to avoid bumping into furniture. The dark room is the future of artificial intelligence (AI).

Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories

Pocket | May 12, 14:45

After an anonymous source alleged that Facebook's Trending News algorithm (and human staff) was intentionally hiding conservative news from the social network, all hell broke lose. Congressional hearings have been called.

25 years later, Walt Mossberg says technology is still too hard to use

Pocket | May 12, 08:15

Mossberg and Swisher also preview the speaker lineup of this year's Code conference, reflect on the highlights and lowlights of conferences past and delve into why media companies such as Recode have to keep evolving.

Kickstarter’s Mission Is Non-Negotiable — NewCo Shift — Medium

Pocket | May 11, 13:53

Kickstarter’s Mission Is Non-NegotiableMany businesses have awesome mission statements that they ignore. This one carries the force of law.

Got an idea?

Pocket | May 11, 13:23

It’s been almost a year since we went through the process of switching our entire team at Crew from HipChat over to Slack. At the time, the decision didn’t really carry much weight. Two tools. Solving pretty much the same problem. Just in different ways.

Slack vs. HipChat

Pocket | May 11, 13:23

So i thought it might be a good idea to try HipChat competitor, Slack for a week to see how we like it. 1. Slack’s search actually works.

Open Whisper Systems >> Blog >> Reflections

Pocket | May 11, 06:31

At Open Whisper Systems, we've been developing open source "consumer-facing" software for the past four years. We want to share some of the things we've learned while doing it. As a software developer, I envy writers, musicians, and filmmakers.

Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Pocket | May 10, 21:07

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project.

Shannon entropy calculator

Shannon entropy is one of the most important metrics in information theory. Entropy measures the uncertainty associated with a random variable, i.e. the expected value of the information in the message (in classical informatics it is measured in bits).

‘Er bestaat niet zoiets als het ware ik’

Pocket | May 07, 07:49

‘Fantastic!’, ‘Wow’, ‘Absolutely!’ Michael Puett (51) reageert extreem opgewekt door de telefoon en hij klinkt alsof hij glimlacht aan de andere kant van de lijn. Je zou bijna denken dat hij in hogere sferen verkeert of de leider is van een of andere wees-blij-met-jezelfcultus.

The software engineer’s guide to asserting dominance in the workplace — Hacker Daily

Pocket | May 06, 19:35

As a software engineer, changing jobs is a way of life. Every day, beautiful recruiters from top tech companies reach out to you on LinkedIn with new opportunities, and each new job equals higher pay and an opportunity to reinvent yourself for the better — as long as you know how to.

OSCON interview with Andreia Gaita

Pocket | May 06, 11:35

Andreia Gaita is giving a talk at this year's OSCON, titled Confessions of a cross-platform developer. She's a long-time open source and Mono contributor, and develops primarily in C#/C++. Andreia works at GitHub, where she's focused on building the GitHub Extension manager for Visual Studio.

Death by GPS

Pocket | May 06, 07:05

One early morning in March 2011, Albert Chretien and his wife, Rita, loaded their Chevrolet Astro van and drove away from their home in Penticton, British Columbia. Their destination was Las Vegas, where Albert planned to attend a trade show.

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Ubuntu Watches, Unity 8 and The Future of Free Software

Pocket | May 06, 07:05

The man, the myth, and the space-faring market-disrupting legend, but also a very busy man. Yet, in the weeks following each new release of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth manages to find some time to talk to the community and answer any pressing questions it has for him.

How I quit my smartphone addiction and really started living

Pocket | May 05, 23:20

I don’t like being bothered or bossed around. I hated that anyone, for any reason, could interrupt my life, and I could interrupt my life just the same 11.00 EST Last modified on Thursday 11 February 2016 11.

The history of ‘this website is well-crafted’ hints

Pocket | May 05, 21:21

I’d like to expand on the idea here, given the lack of a 140-character limit. In web development, often a new technology or technique comes out — one that’s obviously an improvement in how we do things — but it takes years to become mainstream.

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Pocket | May 05, 20:04

“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. I had just explained to Amber that 122 GB of music files were missing from my laptop.

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Pocket | May 04, 21:48

And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny. As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic. It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school.


Pocket | May 04, 15:23


Zij maakte groot

Pocket | May 04, 12:52

Als operationeel directeur speelde Gillian Tans (44) een grote rol bij het uitgroeien van tot een van de grootste internetbedrijven ter wereld. Ze hoopt vrouwen te stimuleren het bedrijfsleven in te gaan. ‘Vrouwen moeten vaker hun swim lane durven te verlaten.’

Credit Bureaus Were the NSA of the 19th Century

Pocket | May 03, 16:08

They were enormous, tech-savvy, and invasive in their methods—and they enlisted Abraham Lincoln into their ranks. A stranger going into one of these agencies during business hours is struck by the stupendous machinery at work before him.

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