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'Siri, I'm getting pulled over'

‘Siri, I’m getting pulled over’: A new shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police

This is quite interesting and I’m pretty amazed it has taken so long for this to be created. (via businessinsider.com) tl;dr A big new feature for iPhones this year is Shortcuts, an app that lets you write scripts for the iPhone. One widely shared shortcut is called Police, which records police interactions and texts a…
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Before Food Trucks, Americans Ate ‘Night Lunch’ From Beautiful Wagons

Night lunch Wagons

Before the trend of food trucks and street food, night lunch and food wagons were all the rage. From Atlas Obscura: “IN 1893, BOSTON WAS BUSTLING, especially after the sun went down. “Night owls of all classes” roamed the streets, wrote the Boston Daily Globe, including “workers, idlers, pleasure seekers, spendthrifts, tramps and bums.” At some point, all…
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Wave After Wave of Garbage Hits the Dominican Republic

Wave After Wave of Garbage Hits the Dominican Republic

Shocking but not… This IS happening! Sixty tons of garbage have been collected on the beach since last week, Reuters reported. The haul included plastic bottles and Styrofoam takeout boxes, Parley for the Oceans, an organization that works to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans

On Semicolons and the Rules of Writing

On Semicolons and the Rules of Writing

When any article starts with this: Kurt Vonnegut’s caution against the use of semicolons is one of the most famous and canonical pieces of writing advice, an admonition that has become, so to speak, one of The Rules. More on these rules later, but first the infamous quote in question: “Here is a lesson in…
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Commonly used grep was written overnight, but why and how did it get its name? Professor Brian Kernighan explains.

Where GREP Came From

I use ‘grep’ on a daily basis and completely take for granted the code that is behind it. Here is the amazing explanation of what/how ‘grep’ is.

bitcoin

Investor: Selling Cryptocurrency in 2018 is Like Selling Apple in 2001

Here is a great article on the current state of selling crypto. [INVESTING IN CRYPTO IS] AS GOOD AS AN INVESTMENT IN THE INTERNET 10 YEARS AGO. TESLA MADE 2,000%, FACEBOOK MADE 1,000%, GOOGLE MADE 1,000%. THIS IS THE SAME THING BUT EARLIER IN THE CYCLE. MY LONG-TERM VIEW IS SELLING CRYPTO NOW IS LIKE…
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Really Read It

Read articles and get free pizza

really read.it is a fun way to actually read articles every day. I know that we all love to skim through, but if you had a purpose (like PIZZA) then would you really read it? https://reallyread.it/  

Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World’s Deepest Ocean Trench

The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. But if you thought the trench could escape the global onslaught of plastics pollution, you would be wrong. A recent study revealed that a plastic bag, like the kind given away at grocery stores, is now the…
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Kids Can’t Tell Time Anymore

Schools in England are removing analog clocks from classrooms because students can’t tell time with them since they only understand digital clocks. While this may be shocking – Jimmy had the feeling that we might have the same problem here. So we went out on the street to ask kids if they know what time…
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The Beatles messing with the press

The Beatles messing with the press

These guys were the best and knew from the start how to handle the media!