For eight years, the journalist Roberto Saviano has faced constant threat of death for exposing the secrets of the Naples mafia in his book Gomorrah. Is the price of life under armed guard too much for a writer to pay?
Heads Up Limit Hold ‘Em has been solved by an adaptive algorithm.
An “essentially unbeatable” algorithm for Texas hold ’em points to strategies for solving real-life problems without having complete information
“You frickin’ kidding me? He’s a Commie. Is that even legal, a Communist president?”
More than anything, if you’re the National Surveillance State right now, you crave a bloody shirt you might wave to try to blow back the tide of thoughtfulness and rationality precipitated by Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing, and by the extremely careful reporting accompanying it thus far.via The Heart of the Matter: David Miranda and the Preclusion of Privacy, Part 2.
This house-by-house map of when each building in Brooklyn was built is amazing.
If you see America as a place within borders, a bureaucratic and imperial government that acts on behalf of its 350 million people, if you see America as its edifices, its mandarins, the careful and massive institutions that have built our cities and vast physical culture, the harsh treatment of Manning for defying that institution makes sense, even if it was, at times, brutal. via Bradley Manning and the Two Americas — Medium, Long — Medium.
This Quinn Norton piece on the Bradley Manning trial and what it reflects of the state of America today is a rare attempt to explain the opposing sides of the culture war to one another.
Ichigo: Then, where are sweatshirts of LOOPWHEELER being made?
Satoshi: They are being made here in Japan. Fabric in knitted in Wakayama prefecture.
Ichigo: I see. I wonder if I could see the whole process.
Satoshi: OK, let’s go. I will guide you through the production. (via LW ORIGIN)