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To do in San Francisco: Future Perfect: A Postcapitalist Adventure from Free Machine on March 24

[Editor's note: I'm on the advisory board for Free Machine, a nonprofit that describes itself as an "LA-based collective of UX designers, artists, urban planners, and policy wonks. By using the tools of culture to shift the conversation around tech and society, we aim to shape a hi-tech future that is equitable, sustainable, and ...

Chinese enthusiasts are serving global Thinkpad fans by making modern motherboards that fit in classic chassis from the Golden Age of the Thinkpad

After Lenovo bought out IBM's Thinkpad business, they began to tinker with the classic and famously immutable laptop designs: in small ways at first, and then in much larger ones. I buy a new Thinkpad every year (I promised myself a new laptop every year as a dividend from the savings when I stopped smoking) ...

The story of how Buffalo’s oldest, best-established Black neighborhood was literally wiped off the map is a perfect parable about systemic bias

"Fruit Belt" is a 150-year-old predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo that has faced a series of systemic hurdles, each worsening the next, with the latest being the erasure of its very name, with the Big Tech platforms unilaterally renaming the area "Medical Park."

The neighborhood's story shares a lot with other historically Black, northern neighborhoods: boosted ...

China’s “**** shops” have loaned $43B, mostly secured by real-estate

In reports of China's looming debt crisis, it's common to see references to the "shadow finance" or "shadow banking" system, but it's not always clear what these terms mean.

One concrete -- and growing -- example of the shadow banking system is the Chinese "****-shop" industry, who have $43B in outstanding loans, mostly ...

J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore and Grindenwald had ‘Incredibly Intense’ ****** relationship

J.K. Rowling earlier declared wizarding headmaster Albus Dumbledore a *** man. Much discussion centered on why it wasn't on the page or the screen. Once again, she highlights a ****** dimension to her characters that surely motivates everything, yet—for reasons unexplained—remains unspoken and unseen.

“So I’m less interested in the ****** side – though I ...

Lame killjoys want California’s ‘Flintstones’ house declared a public nuisance

03.16.2019 · Posted in Other Articles, Technology Articles

Nothing gold can stay.  A bunch of humorless and fun-hating jerks are trying to ruin the famous Hillsborough, Calif., Flintstones-style house by getting it declared a public nuisance. So reports the East Bay Times, which notes that it's the late... ...

Crowbar-wielding unicorn raids Maryland store for cash and cigarettes

A unicorn armed with a crowbar robbed a convenience store near Baltimore, say police, then fled.

Police say the suspect had fled in a silver car. They located what appeared to be the same car after it had wrecked. No other cars were involved in the wreck. Police say two people involved in the crash ...