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As Amazon Stretches, Seattle’s Downtown Is Reshaped

An artist’s rendering of Amazon’s planned headquarters in Seattle, which would draw thousands of workers. SEATTLE — Often a corporation with a grand dream to reshape a city wants tax breaks in…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 25, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (702 words)

The NYPD Division of Un-American Activities

On the morning of September 11, the detectives of the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division traveled in force toward the burning towers of the World Trade Center, the biggest…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 25, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (797 words)

After Your Job Is Gone

Do you have a job? Do you like having a job? Then I have some bad news for you. The Guardian is worried “today’s technologies are going to remove people from economic activity completely.” Techonomy…
AUTHOR:Jon Evans
PUBLISHED: June 1, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1689 words)
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Do You Wear A Bra? The Truth About Being A Woman Programmer

I asked my coworker politely if he could remove the bra descriptions and mock bra products from our base project template. Without even a hint of concern, he asked, “Do you wear a bra?”…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 16, 2012
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1434 words)

Life After Oil and Gas

WE will need fossil fuels like oil and gas for the foreseeable future. So there’s really little choice (sigh). We have to press ahead with fracking for natural gas. We must approve the
PUBLISHED: March 23, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (917 words)

US media yet again conceals newsworthy government secrets

The Washington Post this week admitted it was part of an "informal arrangement" to conceal from its readers a US drone base in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Alamy The US media, over the last decade (at…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2362 words)

Going the distance: driving the Tesla Model S in the real world

Elon Musk's first sedan can take you on an adventure, for better and worse It’s difficult to get comfortable in the driver’s seat of a $100,000 car that isn’t yours. The…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: Feb. 12, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3500 words)

The secret of their success

CECIL RHODES ONCE remarked that “to be born an Englishman is to win first prize in the lottery of life.” Today the same thing could be said of being born Nordic. The Nordic countries…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 31, 2013
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1462 words)

Maryland Gov. O’Malley to push for tougher gun-control rules

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will seek to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 14, 2013
LENGTH: 1 minutes (465 words)