The Internet’s Own Instigator

What I am reading: (Photo: Elon University/flickr , CC BY 2.0. Illustration: Backchannel) On August 8, Carl Malamud wakes up early. He usually does. Most days, from the moment his…, The Internet’s Own Instigator, https://backchannel.com/the-internets-own-instigator-cb6347e693b, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

How to Play Cribbage – How to Play

What I am reading: Cribbage evolved from an earlier English game called “Noddy,” and the man credited with inventing it is Sir John Suckling, a wealthy English poet. Cribbage…, How to Play Cribbage – How to Play, http://www.bicyclecards.com/how-to-play/cribbage/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Well Guides: How to Meditate

What I am reading: Meditation Exercises Find a comfortable spot and get ready to relax. The Basics Setting aside time for formal meditation is an important way to establish a…, Well Guides: How to Meditate, http://www.nytimes.com/well/guides/how-to-meditate, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The Right Kind of Breaks Can Make You More Productive

What I am reading: Some people take perverse pleasure in feeling too overworked to take a break. It feels like running full speed ahead, even if your brain is fuzzy. Like someone,…, The Right Kind of Breaks Can Make You More Productive, https://lawyerist.com/127439/right-kind-breaks-can-make-productive/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

What I am reading: It was a scene out of an Ambien nightmare: a jackal with the face of Mark Zuckerberg stood over a freshly killed zebra, gnawing at the animal’s innards. But I…, The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays, https://aeon.co/essays/the-internet-as-an-engine-of-liberation-is-an-innocent-fraud, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Mafia management

What I am reading: The crime families of Naples are remarkably good at business AN EASY way to revive a flagging dinner party is to ask people to name their choice of the greatest…, Mafia management, http://www.economist.com/news/business/21705858-crime-families-naples-are-remarkably-good-business-mafia-management, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone – NYTimes.com

What I am reading: SAN FRANCISCO — Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location? That will cost you…, How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone – NYTimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/technology/nso-group-how-spy-tech-firms-let-governments-see-everything-on-a-smartphone.html?nytmobile=0, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,