The Previously Ignored Autumn Reading List

Everything saved this autumn to read soon thereafter, but wasn’t…until just a few hours ago.


Very cool. If you are into wine. -> A Beginner’s Guide to Wine (h/t Lifehacker)

The social illusion -> Facebook is bad for you. Get a life!

Never stuck, but did lead to OAuth which is widely used today -> MyOpenID to shut down. Will be turned off on February 1, 2014.

There were actually more than two -> The two most interesting things Jeff Bezos told the Washington Post about his plans for the newspaper

It’s about the ergonomics baby -> Sorry, the Future of Computing Is Not on Your Wrist

Study liberal arts…that’s the ticket -> The student loan bubble is starting to burst

Anglers, listen up -> Meet the Family That Shuns Technologies Introduced After 1986

News you can use -> How to Advertise on a Porn Website

No, you were lazy and not particularly creative -> We did our best, but we were powerless to reinvent journalism — it was a digital riptide!

Plenty of reasons to avoid it, but this takes the cake -> Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Mean You Can’t ‘Take the Fifth’

Good work if you can get it -> Hackers For Government Hire -A Growing And Deeply Disturbing Industry

Bullshit. They are actually regaining their lives. -> Facebook users are committing ‘virtual identity suicide’ in droves and quitting the site over privacy and addiction fears

Go Bro, sans the bro -> Go Pro on a soaring eagle

Building up the immune system – no prescription required -> Eating Dirt: The Benefits of Being (Relatively) Filthy

Cheap and abundant are the hero shots -> Photo-sharing Fatigue

Version 1.O does not need improvement -> Thoreau 2.0


You better hope not -> Does The NSA Think You’re A Terrorist?

Advance showing of the unravelling -> From Cascading Complexity To Systemic Collapse: A Walk Thru “Society’s Equivalent Of A Heart Attack”

Sharing the right information -> The (Needed) Revolution Emerging in Higher Education

Would be great on the desktop -> New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

Remember they got paid for those prescriptions -> A Confederacy of Quacks: The War Against Antidepressants

Cold there I bet -> Lonely Alien Planet Discovered Without a Parent Star

Explore a strange new world -> Zoomquilt

Hopefully the patrons will read the nutrition information while they’re at it -> McDonalds tells fatties to SUPERSIZE THEIR BRAINS

Shopping isn’t much fun anyway -> 22 Reasons To Be Concerned About The U.S. Economy As We Head Into The Holiday Season

Love the bugs -> Cockroach farms multiplying in China

We already knew they were thieves -> Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement for Copyrighted Software

And don’t forget the copyright infringement -> The Abysmal, Pathetic Obamacare Rollout

Who needs sex when you have Facebook and video games -> Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Claims stand up to the ultimate scrutiny -> Math Proves Bacon Is a Miracle Food

Wait a little longer before deploying -> 12 Awesome CSS3 Features That You Can Finally Start Using

Maybe not, but still pretty stupid -> No, writing for free isn’t slavery, and other misconceptions about the economics of online media

Contractors were probably paid by the line -> “Obama Built That” – Behold Obamacare In All Its Lines Of Code Glory

Free work, different day -> Yelp reviewers claim to be employees in lawsuit


Unable to execute -> Government is Magic

No chance it’s going unnoticed -> Lavabit Founder Takes To Kickstarter To Open Source A New End-To-End Encryption Messaging Protocol

Brilliant satire -> A 14-Year-Old Girl Explains How We Can Stop The Addiction To Economic Growth

A solution has presented itself -> Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud

Things that go bump in the night -> 10 Facts About The Growing Unemployment Crisis In America That Will Blow Your Mind

11/11 gone mobile -> How Alibaba Raked in $5.7 Billion in 24 hours

No inflation! Move along now. -> The Bernanke Legacy: When Printer Ink Costs More Than Blood

Eating thy words -> Apple iPhone Will Fail in a Late, Defensive Move (2007)

Done it several times-> Upgrading Your Current MacBook Pro

‘Global warming’ doesn’t hold a candle to this -> Deep beneath MELTING ANTARCTIC ice: A huge active VOLCANO

Nothing created, nothing gained -> The American Model of “Growth”: Overbuilding and Poaching

More news you can really use -> This One Weird Trick Relieves Hangovers

The free mentality gets bitten hard -> Jury grants photographer $1.2M over Getty and AFP’s use of Twitter pics

In theory, pending building the payment system…no joke -> Here’s how paying for an Obamacare plan is supposed to work

Badass by tech geek (and number cruncher) standards -> MySQL Performance: over 1M QPS with InnoDB Memcached Plugin in MySQL 5.7

MG signing off (because the feed reader is once again cleared)


Alex says:

Holy Hyperlinks, Batman.

You already know all that stuff, hence can move along 😉

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