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Tweet from David Risney

2016 Oct 8, 4:19
A runoff or ranked voting system could have really helped http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/opinion/howard-dean-how-to-move-beyond-the-two-party-system.html 

Retweet of rcallimachi

2016 Jan 7, 2:51
Wow: When is the last time a sitting American president penned an OpEd in the New York Times? Barack Obama just did http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/opinion/president-barack-obama-guns-are-our-shared-responsibility.html?emc=edit_na_20160107&nlid=69115476&ref=cta&_r=0&referer= …

Retweet of cwilso

2015 Nov 19, 8:28
Hell yes. I am so proud of my state's governor @GovInslee. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/21/opinion/why-my-state-wont-close-its-doors-to-syrian-refugees.html … (via @ericlaw).

Retweet of robleathern

2015 Oct 3, 7:44
Crunching @nytimes ad analysis: It costs consumers 16.6x more in data costs than top 50 news sites make on them in mobile ad$ @BenedictEvans

Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Sep 20, 8:45
Do you think VW maliciously evaded US emission requirements? As a dev, can't imagine working on such a project. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/business/volkswagen-is-ordered-to-recall-nearly-500000-vehicles-over-emissions-software.html …

Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Apr 14, 9:51
Time of year we're reminded that Intuit spends millions to ensure we have to do our own taxes - for sake of freedom! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/technology/personaltech/turbotax-or-irs-as-tax-preparer-intuit-has-a-favorite.html …

Stuxnet Explained - Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

2012 Jun 1, 4:57

From his first months in office, President Obamasecretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

PermalinkCommentssecurity politics iran nuclear virus

Report: Kindle produces nearly no electrical interference. FAA: "LALALALALA"

2011 Dec 28, 3:34

FTA: “Nick Bilton put the FAA’s claims regarding Kindles and airline avionics to the test. The result? They emit less EM interference than planes are required by law to withstand.” Much less, apparently.

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NYTimes Sues US For Refusing To Reveal Secret Interpretation Of Patriot Act (techdirt.com)

2011 Oct 20, 6:52
Wow, FTA: "Given all of this, reporter Charlie Savage of the NY Times filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find out the federal government's interpretation of its own law... and had it refused. According to the federal government, its own interpretation of the law is classified."

YouTube Deal Turns Copyright Videos Into Revenue - NYTimes.com

2010 Sep 4, 7:40"In the past, Lions Gate, which owns the rights to the “Mad Men” clip, might have requested that TomR35’s version be taken down. But it has decided to leave clips like this up, and in return, YouTube runs ads with the video and splits the revenue with Lions Gate."PermalinkCommentsad advertising copyright economics google internet tv video youtube article

A Peek Into Netflix Queues - NYTimes.com

2010 Jan 11, 2:24Heat map of rental popularity of particular movies from NetFlix in various cities.PermalinkCommentsvisualization movie netflix map nytimes flash information

The Card Game - How Visa, Using Fees Behind Its Debit Card, Dominates a Market - Series - NYTimes.com

2010 Jan 5, 5:51"When you sign for a debit card at a retailer, the store pays your bank more than twice as much as when you enter a PIN -- a strategy Visa hatched decades ago."PermalinkCommentsmoney visa credit economics competition card

NYT's 9th Annual Year in Ideas

2009 Dec 10, 3:44Some great stuff in here but it kills me how traditional media generally doesn't do hyperlinks in their articles.PermalinkCommentsnytimes ideas article

Code - Open Blog - NYTimes.com

2009 Oct 6, 9:43Articles on various APIs and other experiments from the NY Times. Some interesting things in here...PermalinkCommentsblog todo nytimes api programming mashup journalism technical

How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

2009 Aug 3, 8:30"The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day." I enjoy the graph animation when switching between different groups.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman graph visualization information graphic nytimes infographics demographics statistics

Data.gov: Unlocking the Federal Filing Cabinets - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

2009 May 26, 11:28"But Data.gov is different. It is primarily for machines, not people, at least as a first step. It is a catalog of various sets of data from government agencies. And the idea is to offer the data in one of several standardized formats, ranging from a simple text file that can be read by a spreadsheet program to the XML format widely used these days for the exchange of information between Web services. Other data is presented in formats that are meant to feed into mapping programs."PermalinkCommentsdata nytimes xml government

For a Washington Job, Be Prepared to Tell All - NYTimes.com

2008 Nov 18, 1:10"...Just in case the previous 62 questions do not ferret out any potential controversy, the 63rd is all-encompassing: 'Please provide any other information, including information about other members of your family, that could suggest a conflict of interest or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the president-elect.' ... For those who clear all the hurdles, the reward could be the job they wanted. But first there will be more forms, for security and ethics clearances from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Government Ethics."PermalinkCommentsgovernment obama fbi privacy

At Home With Wayne Coyne - Not Exactly Domesticated - NYTimes.com

2008 Oct 10, 10:26Sounds like Wayne Coyne, of the Flaming Lips has a home like you might expect if you've ever seen one of their concerts.PermalinkCommentsmusic via:boingboing architecture home flaming-lips wayne-coyne

The Boys and the Subway - Niemann Opinion Art Blog - Abstract City - NYTimes.com

2008 Jul 7, 10:44"My sons Arthur, 5, and Gustav, 3, are obsessed with the New York City subway system."PermalinkCommentshumor art nyc subway via:ethan_t_hein

The Afterlife of Cellphones - Cellular Telephone - Waste Materials - Recycling - New York Times

2008 Jan 25, 1:49Article on consumer electronics waste, recycling, and associated companies.PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein article electronics recycle nytimes cellphone phone
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