Pity the Sad Rich White Cartoonist

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams has become a target. In his blog Adams laments, "Late last week my Twitter feed was invaded by an army of Clinton trolls (it’s a real thing) leaving sarcastic insults and not much else on my feed."

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Weekend Reads 10/8/16

Beer Company Develops Edible Six-Pack Rings That Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life

The rings are created from beer by-products during the brewing process, such as barley and wheat, and are completely safe for humans and fish to eat. In addition, the invention is 100% biodegradable and compostable.

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Partisan Economics

Steve Benen, writing for the Rachel Maddow blog, boasts about deficit reduction in Barack Obama's presidency. Responding to Republican criticism that the deficit is "out of control", Benen asserts, "Keep in mind, in the Obama era, the deficit has shrunk by $1 trillion."

But has it, really?

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Weekend Reads 10/1/16

What Happened When I Moved My Company To A 5-Hour Workday

In exchange, though, I had a big ask: I needed each of my team members to be twice as productive as the average worker. We had a high bar of productivity to clear before this, and that didn't change. I told them they just needed to figure out how to do it all in just five hours now—but there'd be support: we'd all need to figure it out and were in this together.

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Weekend Reads 9/24/16

What It's Like To Quit Your Job To Be A Competitive Drone Racer

Finding practice space can be difficult. Pilots sometimes practice in abandoned, graffitied warehouses, factories or other buildings — in part for the dramatic footage — or parks when they're not crowded. Zachry Thayer, one pilot at the DR1 race, said he was from California but recently moved to Colorado with another pilot, in part because the airspace was less crowded.

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Weekend Reads 9/17/16

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Climate Has Changed Before

Via XKCD. This timeline shows the last 22,000 years of climate change.

 

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Weekend Reads 9/10/16

This Celebrity Chef Wants to Revolutionize Your Burger

Indeed, Patterson and his business partner, Los Angeles food truck king Roy Choi, admit that their mission is a little crazy: They promise to use high-quality ingredients and pay employees a living wage—all while keeping prices low. (A cup of coffee is $2 and a cheeseburger costs $5.)

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