Weekend Reading

Quick poll: anyone still reading these? Lemme know in the comments please.

Anyway, enough about me, on with the good stuff.

  • Missing Scientist Found Hiding in Drug Lab
    Officers say that they could hear the man yelling in the basement the moment they entered the Morgan’s home.  But when they moved cautiously into the basement they saw nothing.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1U85fXI
  • World’s fastest-melting glacier loses massive chunk in 2 days
    One of the world’s most rapidly flowing glaciers may have just set another record, and it’s not one not that bodes well for low-lying coastal cities and nations around the world, which are vulnerable to sea level rise.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1hBxq5w
  • Where Are The Women In Tech? Coding Bootcamps
    Only 29% of all employees across the most influential U.S. technology companies—Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Intel—are women. But that includes salespeople, service workers, and communications professionals.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1U1ZvUK
  • 42 easily confused English terms that make global travelers look ridiculous
    Geography is hard. Even for those of us who grew up eating every meal over a Rand McNally world map placemat, there are a lot of terms to remember. And confuse.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1NATSYt
  • Inside Banksy’s Dismaland, for Those of You Who Can’t Make It
    Earlier this week we reported on the rumors that Banksy was getting ready to crush our warm and fuzzy memories of Disneyland with his pop-up exhibit Dismaland. And now it’s open! Demand was so high for tickets that the website broke.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1I0xVuF
  • World’s ‘Oldest’ Message in a Bottle Found in Germany
    London: A message in a bottle that washed up on a beach in Germany more than 108 years after it was thrown into the sea is believed to be the world’s oldest. The bottle was released in the North Sea between 1904 and 1906 and found by a woman on a beach in Amrum, Germany.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1V44QI6
  • A Manager’s Manifesto
    9) It’s incredibly easy to ‘flip the switch’ and start writing people off after a few bad experiences. Resist at all costs. You were bumbling once too. You made poor decisions. You learn and grow, and so does everybody else. 8) Sweep up the crumbs. Wipe the tables. Turn off the lights.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1wvmK8q
  • Software Estimation Is A Crock
    After 34 years of being a programmer I still get a kick out of people thinking there is a magical way to make software estimation work. All during my career I’ve heard person after person declare estimation is broken but that they have some way to make it work better. They don’t.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1ED3zOK
  • The Meaning of Serena Williams
    There is no more exuberant winner than Serena Williams. She leaps into the air, she laughs, she grins, she pumps her fist, she points her index finger to the sky, signaling she’s No. 1. Her joy is palpable. It brings me to my feet, and I grin right back at her, as if I’ve won something, too.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1hb08cx
  • ‘A Pep Talk for People in the Grip of Decay’: An Interview with Dan Bejar
    In rock music, destruction comes in many forms. There’s Iggy Pop’s scorched-earth “Search and Destroy;” the ribald excess of Kiss’s Destroyer; the Soft Boys’ melodious “I Wanna Destroy You.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1LvG3bn
  • Heavy Metal Feminism
    Last fall, Kayla Phillips, vocalist and songwriter for Tennessee’s hardcore/grindcore band Bleed the Pigs, published a piece with Noisey about her experiences as a black feminist with a natural inclination towards extreme music (“I’m more of a womanist,” she told me recently, “just to dif
    Read: http://ift.tt/1gZvlzi
  • The Downstairs Gays
    One afternoon about a year ago, I found a CB2 catalog in my mailbox addressed to one of my downstairs neighbors, a well-heeled gay couple in their early 30s.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1UBzNDg
  • What life is like in the most remote corner of the world
    In the name of science, there are currently three women and 10 men living on the edge of the world. Outside Concordia Station in Antarctica, the average temperature is about -70°C (-94°F).
    Read: http://ift.tt/1KHdV2a
  • When the truth hurts
    In 2006 in California, Anne Wojcicki co-founded the personal genetics company 23andMe, with the mission of ‘helping people access, understand and benefit from the human genome’. For around $100 and a saliva sample, anyone can receive detailed information about their ancestry.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1Eh1jSL
  • Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future
    We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1Ju9ueE
  • Sunbather catches some rays on top of a wind turbine – video
    Drone footage shows a man taking a nap in the the bright sunshine on top of a wind turbine in Rhode Island. The drone travels up the side of the 200ft turbine to reveal the man, thought to be an engineer, lying flat on his back catching some rays.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1JlDZQm
  • ‘Redditor’, ‘butthurt’ and ‘cakeage’ added to Oxford Dictionaries slang lexicon
    The latest batch of words include such useful terms as “cakeage” (a charge by a restaurant for serving a cake provided by a customer), “fatberg” (a deposit of fat that builds up typically in a public sewer system) and “Redditor” (a person using the discussion forum Reddit).
    Read: http://ift.tt/1PA2KMz
  • A Kenyan won the gold medal in javelin after learning how to throw on YouTube
    Kenyan Julius Yego yesterday (Aug. 26) secured a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in javelin. His throw of 92.72m won the competition by four meters, and was not far away from the current world record of 98.48m, held by Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1MPU4Cs


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