Friday, December 19, 2014

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice - HBR

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice - HBR

New Software Allows Fleets Of Drones To Be Controlled By The Cloud

New Software Allows Fleets Of Drones To Be Controlled By The Cloud



PixiePath, a software as a service
solution designed to manage fleets of drones from the cloud — a
relatively new innovation that proves the future of drones may be in the
software, not the hardware.



NASA is already working on an air traffic control system for drones and state and local governments — teeing up a federalism fight — may begin to zone very low airspace in a way that provides property rights for landowners



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The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the 'Erasable Internet' - NYTimes.com

The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the 'Erasable Internet' - NYTimes.com



In an email to employees after the hack— an email he later tweeted
— Evan Spiegel, Snapchat’s chief executive, wrote that he was saddened
and angered by the hack, but that it underscored the urgency of
Snapchat’s vision for the future of online life.



I downloaded Confide today

South Korean Illustrator Gives Western Fairytales A Refreshing Makeover - DesignTAXI.com

South Korean Illustrator Gives Western Fairytales A Refreshing Makeover - DesignTAXI.com



Your mental images of the various characters from fairytales such as Snow White, The Little Mermaid and The Frog Prince would most probably be shaped by the famous Disney animated films that are based on them.




South Korean illustrator Na Young Wu, who is known as Obsidian on Twitter, has given these beloved characters unexpected but refreshing makeovers by drawing them in the Korean “manhwa” style. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AbeBooks' Literary Review of 2014

AbeBooks' Literary Review of 2014:



The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED

The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED



WIRED has learned that FBI agents relied on
Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit side project called the
“Decloaking Engine” to stage its first known effort to successfully identify a multitude of  suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network.

The Samantha Power Doctrine | The New Yorker

The Samantha Power Doctrine | The New Yorker



the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to consider the nomination of
Samantha Power to be America’s Permanent Representative to the United
Nations. She was an unusual choice. Although she had been a professor at
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and served on the National
Security Council as the senior director for multilateral affairs and
human rights, she had never been a diplomat. 

Top Five Legal Stories of 2015

Top Five Legal Stories of 2015

Report Says Cyberattacks Originated Inside Iran - NYTimes.com

Report Says Cyberattacks Originated Inside Iran - NYTimes.com



The
hackers used a set of tools that can spy on and potentially shut down
critical control systems and computer networks, aiming them at targets
in the United States, Canada, Israel, India, Qatar, Kuwait, Mexico,
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Germany,
France, England, China and South Korea.

Cylance would identify only one of Cleaver’s victims...

Our Favorite Books of 2014 | Greater Good

Our Favorite Books of 2014 | Greater Good



Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking,
important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science
of a meaningful life.

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People | Greater Good

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People | Greater Good

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis - Atlantic Mobile

Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?

The Shazam Effect - Atlantic Mobile

Success And 'Serial' Backlash - Digg

Success And 'Serial' Backlash - Digg



By now, the success of Serial — a true crime procedural podcast produced by This American Life — is undeniable. For those who have yet to listen — and we highly recommend that you do — Serial follows
Sarah Koenig as she investigates the 15-year-old murder of Baltimore
high school student Hae-Min Lee, and the dubious conviction of her
ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed.

China’s Underground Banks Busted | The Diplomat

China’s Underground Banks Busted | The Diplomat



The crackdown is part of a broader anti-corruption campaign that is trying to control the illegal use of funds.

Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year



Yearly checkups and other things we should do regularly—but not
necessarily that often—can easily be forgotten over the other 364 days'
full of events. Put these ten sites (or types of sites) on your calendar
for your yearly visit, though, and you can save money, make sure your
information is secure, and otherwise check if you're on track.

Virtual Worlds Invite Visitors Into the Story

Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling - NYTimes.com



The appeal of Dragon: Age Inquisition — which was released last week for
Xboxes, PlayStations and PCs and is the third in a series of fantasy
role-playing games from the Canadian developer BioWare — is not that you’re being told a story, but that you’re participating in one.

The 3-Word Tweet That Cost a Politician Her Job - Atlantic Mobile

The 3-Word Tweet That Cost a Politician Her Job - Atlantic Mobile



There may be no better illustration of this challenge than the outcry in Britain right now over the tweet
above, sent by Labour Party lawmaker Emily Thornberry on Thursday
during a visit to the town of Strood, near Rochester in southeast
England.





To the uninitiated, the Twitter message looks utterly banal and
harmless: an image of a white van parked in a driveway under a
flag-draped window, with pretty much the most straightforward
description imaginable: "Image from #Rochester."

The House of Stories | OPEN Magazine

The House of Stories | OPEN Magazine



A literary journey that began from the jasmine-wreathed verandah of
ancestry reaches the expansive and exhilarating world of the great
Indian sensibility 



David Davidar is a novelist, publisher, editor and anthologist. He has
been an attentive reader of Indian fiction for nearly forty years

Best 15 Nonfiction Books by Black Authors in 2014 - The Root

Best 15 Nonfiction Books by Black Authors in 2014 - The Root

Writers pick the best books of 2014: part one | Books | The Guardian

Writers pick the best books of 2014: part one | Books | The Guardian

Interview with Writer Neela Padmanabhan | Era.Murugan

நீல.பத்மநாபனுடன் ஒரு நாள் – பகுதி 2 | Era.Murugan

The 10 Best Books of 2014 - NYTimes.com

The 10 Best Books of 2014 - NYTimes.com

The Best Book I Read This Year - Atlantic Mobile

The Best Book I Read This Year - Atlantic Mobile

The Verge 50

The Verge 50



Who are the 50 most important people at the intersection of technology,
art, science, and culture? Who are the 50 people whose work this year
will shape the next 50 years?

The Best Book Covers of 2014 - NYTimes.com

The Best Book Covers of 2014 - NYTimes.com

Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google | The Verge

Project Goliath: Inside Hollywood's secret war against Google | The Verge

A. O. Scott’s Top 10 Movies 2014: ‘Boyhood’ and More - NYTimes.com

A. O. Scott’s Top 10 Movies 2014: ‘Boyhood’ and More - NYTimes.com

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

Boston | Special Series | Re/code

Boston | Special Series | Re/code



The engineers and scientists spilling out of Greater Boston’s
world-class universities built the foundations of the modern computing
era and amassed the densest cluster of life sciences companies in the
world. The region lost some of its most promising startups to Silicon
Valley, famously including Facebook. 

The Guerrilla Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism | WIRED

The Guerrilla Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism | WIRED



First, Omidyar lured Edward Snowden’s scribe, Glenn Greenwald, away from The Guardian
to start The Intercept, and poached John Cook, the editor-in-chief of
Gawker and an amazing investigative journalist in his own right, to edit
it. It launched in February, and enjoyed a few scoops. The Racket was
going to be act two.

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?

Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible to Use | The New Yorker

Indian College Kids, a Sand Mafia Path, a River of Death - Bloomberg

Indian College Kids, a Sand Mafia Path, a River of Death - Bloomberg



Within minutes, the Beas turned into a monster of fulminating
whitewater as crews at a towering dam of the Larji Hydroelectric Project
opened its gates less than a mile upstream. Caught unawares, many of
the students were swept away -- the horror was captured on video by a
wedding photographer on a hill above.

Venigalla, a leg catching on rocks, survived. Twenty four others drowned –- half of the 48 that had come.

9 Giant Leaps For Women In Science and Technology In 2014 ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

9 Giant Leaps For Women In Science and Technology In 2014 ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community