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Queen Elizabeth II once terrorized King Abdullah — by driving him around – Vox

07.02.2015 01:00

Vox:

That’s right: Queen Elizabeth basically spent an afternoon using her military-grade driving skills to haze the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.

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Quick Tip

07.02.2015 01:00

Bradley Chambers, The Sweet Setup:

Do you ever look at the free space on your Mac Hard Drive (Click the Apple Logo → About This Mac → Storage) and wonder what is taking up all that space? It happens to me all the time. DaisyDisk is my favorite tool for doing a deep dive into what is on my hard drive.

DaisyDisk is a great tool, for exactly one job: to figure out where all your disk space have gone.

I first heard about it on Mac Power Users a very long time ago. And I have used it ever since. It used to be the kind of tool I only needed because of software development. But I think everyone should have it today.

The reason is very simple. Most of us have SSD drives today. And that means: less space. I went from 1TB to 256GB. I used to operate with a buffer that was the same as the available space on my current drive.

Don’t buy daisy disk today, but wait for the next time you think: where did all my hard drive space go?

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The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money | Motherboard

07.02.2015 01:00

Vice:

Between 1974 and 1979, the Canadian government tested the idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG) across an entire town, giving people enough money to survive in a way that no other place in North America has before or since. For those four years—until the project was cancelled and its findings packed away—the town’s poorest residents were given monthly checks that supplemented what modest earnings they had and rewarded them for working more. And for that time, it seemed that the effects of poverty began to melt away. Doctor and hospital visits declined, mental health appeared to improve, and more teenagers completed high school.

I have been a huge fan of negative income tax, for a very long time. And this article proves a lot of my arguments for it.

It is a great idea, you give everyone enough money for survival, and you can remove many of the complicated welfare programs we have. And people that would like more money, have to earn it.

The important part is: negative income tax. This means that you either get all or parts of it as cash, or you get all or parts of it as a tax deduction.

I think Switzerland is implementing something like this.

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Turn a Blank Notebook into a Lined Notebook | The Well-Appointed Desk

07.02.2015 01:00

This is so cool. I love the look and how flexible a blank notebook is. But lines is great for writing straight and for not wasting pages, by writing too big. This might be the solution.

I’ll be printing out these in a few days.

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Twitter CEO

07.02.2015 01:00

The Verge:

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility for his platform’s chronic problems with harassment and abuse, telling employees that he is embarrassed for the company’s failures and would soon be taking stronger action to eliminate trolls. He said problems with trolls are driving away the company’s users. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Costolo wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Verge. “It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.”

Yeah. The problem is that Twitter never took this serious, in the first place. And then they become big, and this problem suddenly grew bigger and uglier.

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You Want to be a Writer? — Medium

07.02.2015 01:00

A excellent Medium post(or what the fuck we call the stuff on Medium), what it is like for most writers. We have a day job. And we don’t make much, if any money on it. But most important: we do it because we love it.

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Macdrifter

06.02.2015 01:00

Yes, I know. I have been thinking about taking the step into two factor authentication for a really long time. But I have never done it. This Article, over at Macdrifter got me to finally do it.

You should check it out!

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Paper Based Markup Systems | The Cramped

06.02.2015 01:00

A great collection of paper based markup systems, over at The Cramped.

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What if the iPad ran iPad OS? | iMore

06.02.2015 01:00

iMore:

The Apple Watch runs WatchOS. It’s a stripped down version of iOS, optimized for a much smaller screen and much smaller battery. It also has its own, distinctive look and feel, including its own take on the Home screen, its own interaction methods like the digital crown and force touch, and its own, distinctive capabilities like the Taptic engine, optimized for a wearable.

In contrast, when Apple decided to launch the iPad, they used iPhone OS. It was originally suggested they use the exact same single-column interface, but because it wouldn’t make efficient use of the much larger screen, they decided to implement a dual-column interface instead. Yet the Home screen and design language remained the same as the iPhone, as did the interaction methods and capabilities.

Imagine instead, like the Apple Watch, the iPad ran its own distinct version of iOS: iPad OS. Rather than a stripped down version for smaller screens and batteries, imagine it ran an amped-up version that really took advantage of bigger screens and batteries, with a Home screen, interaction methods, and capabilities optimized for a tablet.

I’ve had the same though, and done the same thought experiment a few times. And I don’t think the answer is to have a iPad OS on its own. But I think it is to have a common core, shared by iPhone, iPad and iWatch, combined with a really focused design language for each one.

I think the iPad is great, but it still feels like a big iPhone. I would love to see a iOS version that really took the iPad serious.

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iPad Air 2 Review

06.02.2015 01:00

Federico Viticci:

I have a very mobile lifestyle, in the literal sense of the word. My post-treatment physical therapy requires me to move often and avoid sitting for several hours a day whenever possible. And every day, I have to leave my house at least twice to drive around Rome for errands, buy fresh groceries, or just pick up my girlfriend at class. I can’t afford to sit at a desk for 8 hours and, truth be told, I like the freedom of not being constrained to a desk and use a desktop computer. One of the best takeaways from my journey so far is, without a doubt, a newfound appreciation for movement and the feeling of being free. This, I believe, has deeply changed how I work and slice up work times during the day.

I need and want to be able to work on an iPad. I could use most of my iPad apps on the iPhone, but, even with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, I wouldn’t have the extra room for content and overall enjoyment granted by a 10-inch display. I’ve bought five iPads since 20104, and the iPad Air 2 provides the absolute best combination of screen size, comfort, and performance I’ve seen to date.

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