Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Facebook Moderators Break Their NDAs To Expose Desperate Working Conditions


Facebook Moderators Break Their NDAs To Expose Desperate Working Conditions
At Facebook's worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives.

June 19, 2019 at 11:23PM
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How Graffiti Became Gentrified


How Graffiti Became Gentrified
Two decades after Rudy Giuliani tried to rid New York City of graffiti, the art form is flourishing — with unexpected consequences.

June 19, 2019 at 09:26PM
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Scientists Amazed As Canadian Permafrost Thaws 70 Years Early


Scientists Amazed As Canadian Permafrost Thaws 70 Years Early
Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

June 19, 2019 at 08:36AM
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Five Massive Screw-Ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used The Metric System


Five Massive Screw-Ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used The Metric System
Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for the United States that is. It's usually not a big problem. But there have been some close calls throughout history when people used metric instead of imperial, or vice versa with disastrous results.

June 19, 2019 at 04:07AM
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People Hate Flying, And It Could Lead To The Demise Of The Airline Industry


People Hate Flying, And It Could Lead To The Demise Of The Airline Industry
New research shows that people see driverless cars as an attractive alternative to flying. Could AVs kill the airlines?

June 19, 2019 at 02:53AM
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

How The Quality Of Tesla Cars Improved So Fast, And Why That Matters


How The Quality Of Tesla Cars Improved So Fast, And Why That Matters
Excellent fit and finish also requires leadership focus and will, something that Tesla clearly has.

June 18, 2019 at 11:33PM
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Taiwan Is in the Clutches of a Claw Machine Craze


Taiwan Is in the Clutches of a Claw Machine Craze
In arcades across the land, at all hours of the day, people vie for both novel and practical prizes.

June 18, 2019 at 06:54AM
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Here's A Perfect, 6-Second Internet Video


Here's A Perfect, 6-Second Internet Video
​Over the weekend, a video of unknown provenance with the caption "Look at this guy smash his own nuts by crossing his legs" went viral on Twitter — and it did so for good reason.

June 17, 2019 at 09:12PM
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Could Eating The Right Diet Starve Cancers Like Mine?


Could Eating The Right Diet Starve Cancers Like Mine?
Scientists are starting to understand how what you put in your body affects not only healthy cells, but cancerous ones as well. To deal with my own kidney cancer, I turned to the data.

June 17, 2019 at 11:50PM
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Monday, 17 June 2019

The Hidden Treasure In Forrest Fenn That Is Costing People Their Savings


The Hidden Treasure In Forrest Fenn That Is Costing People Their Savings
The elements of the treasure hunt sound like something out of a fairy tale: nine clues in a poem; a chest of jewels concealed somewhere in the Rocky Mountains; a bounty so valuable people have died looking for it.

June 18, 2019 at 01:45AM
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