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We Can Choose an Internet Without Surveillance

Surveillance, censorship, and tracking run rampant online. By supporting and using Tor, you help to take back the internet. The surveillance dystopia is building up all around us, and the business model that has taken over the internet is largely to blame. In the surveillance economy, whenever we choose to use an application or a…
Why is American internet access so much more expensive than the rest of the world?

Why is American internet access so much more expensive than the rest of the...

When NYU economist Thomas Philippon moved to the United States from France in the 1990s, he noticed everything from laptops to internet access was cheaper in America. But over time, as the access industry consolidated, prices slowly rose and now Americans pay more for data than almost every other country worldwide. In his new book,…
Internet split on legitimacy of Geno and Doomguy Smash Ultimate leaks – Dexerto

Internet split on legitimacy of Geno and Doomguy Smash Ultimate leaks – Dexerto

id Software As the Smash Bros Ultimate community anxiously awaits the arrival of the game’s next fighter, Terry Bogard, new leaks have surfaced suggesting that both Doomguy and Geno are next up, but the internet is divided. On Monday November 4, a photo appeared on 4chan showing two new Mii Brawler costumes with Cacodemon from…
8chan returns to the internet as 8kun

8chan returns to the internet as 8kun

8chan, the anonymous forum that was forced offline in August due to links to the El Paso shooting, is back after rebranding as 8kun, Gizmodo reported yesterday. The site’s new name was announced at the beginning of October before its owners asked existing 8chan board owners to submit requests for their boards to be migrated.…
Internet Archive to add digital previews of book sources to Wikipedia articles

Internet Archive to add digital previews of book sources to Wikipedia articles

A new initiative from the Internet Archive makes it easier to check citations on Wikipedia by linking to digitized previews of the books being referenced. When a scan of a book is available this should make it far easier to that a source is saying what the Wikipedia article is claiming. While it’s always been…
The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

Wikipedia is the arbiter of truth on the internet. It's what settles arguments at bars. It supplies answers for the information snippets you see on your Google or Bing search results. It's the first stop for nearly everyone doing online research.The reason people rely on Wikipedia, despite its imperfections, is that every claim is supposed…
Because Internet makes a linguist’s case for l33t speak, other online-text fads

Because Internet makes a linguist’s case for l33t speak, other online-text fads

LOLWTFBBQ — Book review: Linguistics in the Internet age charts a path from BBSes to T9 and beyond. Mara Katz - Nov 2, 2019 2:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Linguistics in the Internet age can be fun.Aurich Lawson / Getty ImagesThe Internet has done good things to the English language. That's the most important thing…
50 years ago today, the Internet was born. Sort of.

50 years ago today, the Internet was born. Sort of.

What Have God Wrought — The precursor to the Internet carried its first login request on October 29, 1969. Sean Gallagher - Oct 29, 2019 10:54 pm UTC Enlarge / The early ARPANET, the predecessor of the modern Internet, was born on this day in 1969.On October 29, 1969, at 10:30pm Pacific Time, the first…
Maangchi, the internet’s Korean mom

Maangchi, the internet’s Korean mom

YouTube’s most beloved home cook on online gaming, immigrant timewarp, and her new book Maangchi was already a cult figure when she published her first cookbook in 2015. Now, with the release of her second book, Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking, she’s practically a YouTube legend. Here’s a particularly impressive example of her influence:…
The Slime Blob That Won the Internet Is Weirder Than You Think

The Slime Blob That Won the Internet Is Weirder Than You Think

Last week, the internet got itself in a tizzy over a mysterious "blob" that a Paris zoo put on display. It has 720 sexes! It has no brain, yet it can learn! It doesn't have eyes or a mouth, but it can detect food and wolf it down!It was in fact the slime mold Physarum…

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The North Face’s high-tech Futurelight jackets are finally here

I got to try one of these Futurelight jackets recently, and I can tell you firsthand that they are in fact pretty comfortable. More specifically, it was a jacket from the Flight Series, which is designed for long runs and intense trails. The first thing I noticed when I put it on is how lightweight…

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