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It turns out computers have a built-in “uncanny valley” (that creepy feeling android robots generate when they kind of look human). Just like we don’t want robots too human-shaped — we want them to know their place — it turns out we aren’t too happy when our computers go from “smart” (as in automating things and connecting us to each other or information) to “smart” (as in “let me make that decision for you”).

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Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then. 
It is the oldest still running family business in the world.

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We’ve come up with the menacing term “troll” for someone who spreads hate and does other horrible things anonymously on the Internet. via Pocket

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I’ve been tinkering with Workflow for the past few days to see how much tasks I can automate with it. Surprisingly only a few workflows I’ve created manage to stay in the setup. Since…

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http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/2pp77c/obfuscating_hello_world_in_python/

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SCSS-Lint

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RT @JesselynRadack: North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not #Hack #Sony via @KimZetter

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NEW APP! We’re tracking daily if 18 news sites are blocked in China: #InsideTheFirewall.

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from Daring Fireball Amy Nicholson, writing for LA Weekly: Sony’s official announcement that the studio will no longer release Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s North Korean comedy The Interview closed with the line, “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression.” So what’s it like when they don’t?  ★ 

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Writing code with the PM and client team at your desk

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When to quit your journalism job. Just posted this at my site, PressThink.

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Is this the best letter to Santa ever? #tech #startups

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A collection of animated headlines, with interchangeable words that replace one another through CSS transitions.

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He also talked about why hypermedia is a requirement in his REST style, the process of designing network software that can adapt over time, and the challenge of thinking at the scale of decades.

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via Digg Top Stories http://digg.com/

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What is Meteor.js?

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Snooze tabs for later.

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Ink: A Responsive Email Framework from ZURB

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Skype Translator is that rarest of products: something that (temporarily, at least) overpowers my tech cynicism.

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Wikipedia's @jimmy_wales wrote this statement on Gamergate. I'm donating to Wikipedia, and I hope you will too.

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