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R. Kelly Paid An Underage Woman Not To Speak. Now She’s Telling Her Story

HUGE. One of R. Kelly's alleged victims has broken her agreement with him and is speaking up. [via]

How I Became Fake News - POLITICO Magazine

I witnessed a murder -- then I became fake news -- searing piece by Brennan Gilmore [via]

All the Light Trump Was Not Supposed to See. But He Peeked. - NYTimes.com

There is good writing, there is great writing and then there is @mattfleg's writing [via]

A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof

"Roof is what happens when we prefer vast historical erasures to real education about race." [via]

The Docx games: three days at the Microsoft Office World Championship - The Verge

📊 "[Students] compete for the title of World Champion in their chosen Microsoft Office app" (@Verge)[via]

In Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood Home - The New York Times

I spent the night in @realDonaldTrump's boyhood home. It was strange. [via]

What Happened When I Ate The Best Brain Foods For A Week

🍓 "I felt more motivated to eat for my brain than my body" (@FastCompany)[via]

All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1 | TechCrunch

All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1 [via]

Steve Bannon Readies His Revenge | Vanity Fair

My first Vanity Fair byline: "Steve Bannon Readies His Revenge" [via]

Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington | The New Yorker

Expand the swamp in my direction, says Carl Icahn!!! “It’s the cheapest takeover Carl’s ever done.” [via]

Total eclipse of the Ars | Ars Technica

Total eclipse of the Ars by @j_timmer[via]

Blue Velvet Movie Review & Film Summary (1986) | Roger Ebert

(huh, missed this — Roger Ebert's one-star review of Blue Velvet: )[via]

GitHub - extr0py/oni: Oni: An IDE powered by Neovim

Oni: An IDE powered by Neovim [via]

Louise Linton’s Couture Draws Ire on Instagram, and She Lashes Back - The New York Times

So Mnuchin married a Mnucklehead: Louise Linton’s Couture Draws Ire on Instagram, and She Lashes Back [via]

Woes bedeviling US naval vessels reflect greater peril on high seas | McClatchy Washington Bureau

US Navy collisions stoke cyber threat concerns [via]

The Surprising Ways Tokyo Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

(Tokyo was basically frozen for a decade, and then went bonkers these past ten years) [via]

Android – 8.0 Oreo

Android Oreo [via]

A must read eulogy by General Kelly, just 4 days after his son was killed in action - USMC Life

Re-reading Kelly's speech days after his own son was killed. Now re-watch Tuesday's Trump presser [via]

Love it or hate it, truckers say they can’t stop listening to public radio | Current

Love it or hate it, truckers say they can’t stop listening to public radio [via]

Courier - Product Hunt

Solid value prop: "Read less email" 💌 [via]

400 Bad Request

.@SecretaryZinke is considering CLOSING #CarrizoPlain National Monument! Visit and send a messa…[via]

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😩😩😩😩 [via]

The Incredible Shrinking Sears - The New York Times

🛒 “The Sears brand has become largely irrelevant, and it breaks my heart to say that." (@nytimes)[via]

What the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Feel Like, for Humans and Animals | The New Yorker

What the total solar eclipse will feel like, for humans and animals: [via]

Platforms wield a worrying amount of power over news and information. Can a more decentralized web help? » Nieman Journalism Lab

Platforms like Facebook wield a lot of amount of power over news and information. Can a more decentralized web help? [via]

Girls’ Night In is an email newsletter, but it’ll also be a way for women to make friends IRL » Nieman Journalism Lab

Launched in January, the newsletter Girls’ Night In has more than 12,000 subscribers and an average open rate of 57% [via]

The Total Solar Eclipse We Deserve | The New Yorker

Today's eclipse as "a celestially imposed national moment of silence" 👍 [via]

Why a Dutch court stopped high school students from exchanging schools

Why a Dutch court stopped high school students from exchanging schools [via]

Down the Breitbart Hole - The New York Times

A look inside Breitbart, talking with its editors. Worth reading. [via]

A Graphic Novel to Transform Teens Into City Planners | The New Yorker

A graphic novel to transform teens into city planners: [via]

http://geekologie.com/2017/08/the-goat-with-the-hardest-core-bleat-of.php

The Goat With The Hardest Core Bleat Of All Time [via]

Employee retention rate at top tech companies - Business Insider

Here's how long employees are staying at the 10 biggest companies in tech [via]

Why Casper Is The $750 Million Startup That Just Can’t Rest

😴 "[The mattress] industry was always very behind on embracing technology and anything new" (@FastCompany)[via]

Get out of the office, see the eclipse | Ars Technica

Get out of the office, see the eclipse by @j_timmer[via]

New Chart – WordPress Yearly Releases — DisplayWP

Chart of #WordPress Yearly Releases [via]

YC Summer 2017 Stats

More @ycombinator stats in @KatManalac’s update: [via]

GitHub - kazzkiq/CodeFlask.js: A micro code-editor for awesome web pages.

CodeFlask.js lets you put a micro code-editor in your web page. #JavaScript [via]

How Your Phone Number Became the Only Username That Matters | WIRED

📱 "As more of your personal life moves online, having a single way to identify yourself matters." (@WIRED)[via]

Ryan Condemns Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Remark but Tries to Move On - The New York Times

The suckupery of Paulie continues: Ryan Condemns Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Remark but Tries to Move On via @NYTimes [via]

When Everyone In Town Has a Gun, But the Enemy is the Economy

A lawsuit will close the nuclear plant in 2020... One in eight people in the town will lose their #jobs. [via]

Battle Ready: Shots Of A Chameleon Wieldling Tiny Weapons - Geekologie

Battle Ready: Shots Of A Chameleon Wieldling Tiny Weapons [via]

Going Multi-Cloud with AWS and GCP: Lessons Learned at Scale | Metamarkets

Going Multi-Cloud with AWS and GCP: Lessons Learned at Scale [via]

GitHub - Laverna/laverna: Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Evernote.

Laverna: #JavaScript note app w/ Markdown editor + encryption support. “Like open source alternative to Evernote.” [via]

David Remnick Talks Spy Novels with a Former Spy | The New Yorker

David Remnick talks spy novels with a former spy: [via]

The Weight Of James Arthur Baldwin

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah visits the house of the revered writer and critic in France and examines his legacy. @BuzzFeed [via]

Check Out This Traffic Map Of People Trekking To The Eclipse

ooooof traffic post-eclipse is pretty bad: [via]

A Town Once Visited by Aliens Awaits the Total Solar Eclipse | The New Yorker

A town once visited by aliens awaits the total solar eclipse: [via]

Confederate Statues on Campus | Office of the President | The University of Texas at Austin

Here's the @UTAustin president's message about the removal of four statues: …[via]

Next DFly release will have an initial HAMMER2 implementation

Initial Hammer2 filesystem implementation [via]

THE CUT: Style. Self. Culture. Power.

the cut is new and beautiful and you should click on every single story bc we've been working all summer on it ☺  [via]

Finally, A Custom Printed Luggage Wrap With Your Face On It - Geekologie

Finally, A Custom Printed Luggage Wrap With Your Face On It [via]

Sen. Susan Collins Discusses If Trump Will Be 2020 Nominee | MSNBC

Susan Collins: "It's too difficult to say" whether Trump will end up the party's nominee in 2020. [via]

If you tried to view the eclipse and something went really wrong, we want to hear about it - LA Times

Do you have an eclipse horror story? @aminawrite and @latimes want to hear it [via]

Zero Discovery - Why Bot Developers Might Stay Away From Voice Platforms

"Voice bots: magic if you can discover/use with ease. Voice platforms aren’t yet good as 1st intro to your product." [via]

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Markets Using Python

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Markets Using Python [via]

Relumino by Samsung - Product Hunt

Samsung just launched a VR app to help visually impaired people see: 👀 [via]

Prisma Labs - Product Hunt

Prisma just launched a deep learning API and SDK: 👀[via]

Are Arizona’s Defunded Public Schools the Future of American Education?

Against all evidence and logic, @BetsyDeVos is advocating for a national voucher program. @alexandrianeas @Harpers [via]

New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick - The New York Times

New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick [via]

Putting Creativity on Your Tab

Dropping acid at the office? Everybody's doing it. @hoganem @1843mag [via]

BBC World Service kicks off its biggest expansion in more than 70 years, readying 12 new languages » Nieman Journalism Lab

BBC World Service kicks off its biggest expansion in more than 70 years, readying 12 new languages (first up Pidgin) [via]

CSS-only directionally aware hover

This is cool: #CSS only directionally aware hover on @CodePen [via]

While California is teaching inmates to code, other states ban them from teaching themselves

California teaches inmates code; some states ban them from teaching themselves [via]

Everyone’s Welcome, But Some People Are More Welcome Than Others

Children relay what they hear in the schoolyard: “You don’t belong here.” @kbeccaandrews @MotherJones [via]