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Adrianne jeffries Explain how to fly bitcoins (Spoiler: it’s incredibly easy!). And Quinn Norton asks a very good question: “… does it make sense for the Internet to invent money? What exactly is the internet poverty? What Cryptocurrency Is Better For Sharing Than The Internet? My answer would be that the Internet has a poverty of things that cannot be copied–a rarity of rarity–therefore bitcoins is strangely both the marker and the thing depicted, but that’s just an idea. Still, Dogecoin will win, you mark my words.
Some answers to Sam the young man‘s Politics trial how hard it is to be such a sexy and tough reporter in Washington: Dave weigel somehow calls it in Slate but not really because he’s nice. Jonathan chait has no such qualms in NYMag: ““I moved to Kentucky to get away from Bourbon” would be a strange basis for a denominational essay.“Both at least point out that authenticity is a fucked up concept.
Pierre Omidyar announced that his new thing is called First media preview. It’s a bit of a boring name, but I guess it’s the company, not the post? Jay rosen takes a look at the tools-business-grants-not-for-profit-journalism structure, which sounds interesting and makes me wonder why Vox is not already organized this way.
Poynter collects the best media errors of the year. Blooper reels are always a good time.
Books: Lois Beckett finally produced the first useful review of “The circle,” through comparing it with dinosaur erotica. The New Yorker is watching the nauseating embarrassment that is the modern book trailer.
Pro Writer is outside people who made iA writer (which is awesome, I’m writing this with). The promotional videos look like a parody, however. “Writer Pro does three things, so he three fonts. “Lol man, no, stop.
If there’s something stupid to say you can bet your ass Bobby jindal and Ted cruz go jump and say it, so it is not surprising that they defend the homophobic racist man on television. In case you need it explained why Robertson never heard any of those “happy blacks” complain in his youth, Ta-Nehisi Coates makes perfectly clear. Also in white men are oppressed.
Today in Bots: Mistledrone? More like MistleBROne amirite? Hazlitt ends the year in robotic seduction. Yes a teenager can’t tell she’s talking to a robot, does that mean the bot is aware? Or the teenager is not? Or is the bot a teenager? Modern philosophy is confusing, yo. Anyway the incredibly creative and prolific Darius kazemi gathered all its 2013 projects in one place to make the rest of us feel lame. And you may not have seen his new game again but I think it’s gonna be awesome.
Bonus tab for nerds: Regex, the game.
Grantland has a large, quasi-existential writing of a dads recording. Vulture possesses the definitive oral history (HA!) Baby came back video. THE book review possesses Alexis coe on the contributions of Nazi women in genocide. One of these things is not like the others.
I want to be better than that, but look, I’m not. 51 times in 2013 Jennifer lawrence Proven she was master of the universe. Fair Do with Okay? Also do not miss JLaw story Conan an anecdote about anal plugs.
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