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New York Times: NYT HomePage
Headlines, abstracts and links for the latest New York Times articles, for Radio UserLand.

Henman, Federer and Williams Advance at Wimbledon
Andy Roddick, Amelie Mauresmo and Jennifer Capriati also won in straight sets to move comfortably into Wimbledon's second week.

Palestinians Blow Up Israeli Army Post in Gaza
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service revised its casualty toll from an attack on Sunday against an Israeli army post in the southern Gaza Strip from dozens to around six Israelis wounded in the blast.

Contreras Strikes Out 10 in Win Over Mets
Making his first start since his wife and children defected from Cuba last week, José Contreras struck out a career-high 10 in six shutout innings.

Despite an Act of Leniency, China Has Its Eye on the Web
Many among China's rapidly growing group of Internet commentators are warning that the government is quietly tightening controls.

Aides Say Memo Backed Coercion for Qaeda Cases
A Justice Department memo helped provide an after-the-fact rationale for harsh methods used by the C.I.A. on Qaeda leaders.

Biggest Task for U.S. General Is Training Iraqis to Fight Iraqis
A celebrated American field commander is charged with rebuilding an Iraqi security force that collapsed during April's uprisings.

Rice Says Allies Are Willing to Help Train Iraqi Forces
The national security adviser expects NATO members to begin sending training missions to Iraq quickly.

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Start-Ups Follow Twitter, and Become Neighbors
Hoping some of Twitter’s success will rub off on them, start-ups jostle to rent offices in the same San Francisco building.

Obama?s Trade Strategy Runs Into Stiff Resistance
The resistance to President Obama?s approach puts him at odds with his key allies and largest trading partners on fundamental issues of economic strategy.

U.S. and South Korea Fail to Agree on Trade
President Obama and South Korea?s leader gave negotiators more time to work out differences over Korean imports of American autos and beef.

Wall St. Brings Its Misgivings to the World
The daylong Seoul G-20 Business Summit led to an unusual juxtaposition of corporate and world leaders, with some businessmen expressing concern for criticism aimed at them.

DealBook: Quants and Morgan Stanley to Part
Morgan Stanley and the quant team led by Peter Muller are negotiating a spinoff, the latest retreat from proprietary trading by a Wall Street firm.

Media Decoder: Tina Brown to Run Newsweek in Daily Beast Merger
Tina Brown is to become Newsweek’s editor after a long and sometimes frustrating search by Sidney Harman.

Japan?s Farmers Oppose Pacific Free-Trade Talks
The idea of a vast free-trade zone of Pacific countries pits Japan?s farmers, who benefit from tariffs, against the country?s exporters.

Britain to Tape Traders? Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
New rules would oblige financial services firms to record relevant employee communications made on their work cell phones.

Europe Stands By to Steady Ireland
The European Union stands ready to offer a financial lifeline to Ireland, an official said on Thursday, as bond investors apply pressure that threatens to derail Europe’s fragile economic recovery.

Stocks and Bonds: Wall Street Falls After Cisco Trims Its Outlook
A disappointing outlook from Cisco Systems rattled the market, as did a report that inflation rose in China in October at its fastest pace in more than two years.

Wheels: General Electric to Place Big Order for Chevrolet Volt
General Electric announced Thursday that it would buy 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015, including 12,000 from General Motors, starting with the Chevrolet Volt, which is a plug-in hybrid.

No Changes Now in Rules for Web Access in Europe
New rules are not needed to keep the Continent’s telecommunications companies from selectively managing Internet access, Europe decides.

BBC Journalists Call Off Strike
The journalists? union said the new talks were dependent on management?s dropping disciplinary action against three employees for a strike last week.

High & Low Finance: Fed Efforts to Revive Economy Find Critics
Ben S. Bernanke, the Fed chairman, may long for some of the praise that was once lavished on Alan Greenspan.

DealBook: Exploring Lenovo's Pathway to the Future
The computer maker has reminded investors that it is on the hunt for acquisitions, but some analysts are wondering how well-defined its strategy may be.

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Biting the hand that feeds IT

Using LinkedIn will land you a shiny new job ? like, er, CTO of Microsoft
Redmond decides we need to talk about Kevin

Microsoft has reinstated its overall CTO role for the first time in 17 years and hired Kevin Scott ? currently senior vice president of infrastructure with LinkedIn ? to do the job.?

Is Kubernetes a little too terrifying? Platform9 has a safe space for you
Think DevOps, without the work

Those daunted by the complexity of using Kubernetes to manage containerized applications can now outsource the work to Platform9.?

US govt can't stop Microsoft taking its Irish email seizure fight to the Supr...
Message slurp faces scrutiny from America's highest judges

The US government has lost a legal appeal to have a critical case against Microsoft reheard, paving the way for a Supreme Court challenge.?

Yahoo! boo! hoo! hoo!: Verizon! hits! brakes! on! $4.8bn! biz! gobble!
And SEC probes three-year gap between data swipe and disclosure

Yahoo!'s sale to Verizon has been delayed, following revelations last year of historical data security breaches.?

We're not quitting the UK: Microsoft quashes Brexit fake news
Did I say that? Bullish MS man finds quotes ripped out of context

Microsoft has committed itself to the UK after comments by a manager were ripped out of context.?

UK courts experiencing surge in cyber-crime case load
Value of fraud surpasses 1bn for first time in five years

The total cost of fraudulent activity in the UK surpassed a billion pounds for the first time in five years, reaching 1.137bn in 2016 compared to 732m the year before.?

Verizon waves its IoT credentials, boasts of adopting US-centric one
And they're eyeing up the NHS as a customer for wearables

American telco Verizon reckons it's got a shot at being the next big Internet of Things player and might be eyeing up the NHS, the company's pet evangelist told IoT Tech Expo in London this morning.?

Jinn workers besiege delivery app co-founder to protest wage changes
Couriers allege their pay was slashed retrospectively

Unpaid workers for the "sharing economy" delivery outfit Jinn who claimed they hadn't been paid besieged the company's co-founder to demand their wages last week.?

Penguins force-fed root: Cruel security flaw found in systemd v228
Opens door to privilege escalation attacks

Some Linux distros will need to be updated following the discovery of an easily exploitable flaw in a core system management component.?

DDoSing has evolved in the vacuum left by IoT's total absence of security
Botnets' power level over 9,000 thanks to gaping vulnerabilities

IoT botnets have transformed the threat landscape, resulting in a big increase in the size of DDoS attacks from 500Gbps in 2015 up to 800Gbps last year.?

US Army's spun-off GPU database gets ready for more matrix operations
Also: We could rebuild Trump's social score, we have the technology

Kinetica, the in-memory GPU-accelerated database, is adding user-defined functions (UDFs) to contribute to more sophisticated analytic workloads.?

Irish townsfolk besieged by confused smut channel callers
Gov spokesperson promises Mr Ring he?ll get to the bottom of it

Residents of the picturesque town of Westport, County Mayo are being driven to distraction by their confused countrymen attempting to call UK-based late night smut channel Babestation sans international dialling code.?

Spun-out Nexsan now prowling the market for growth and acquisitions
The only way is up

Nexsan's sale to private equity has gone through and the company is now looking to drive organic and inorganic growth.?

Continuous Lifecycle London: Save over 25% with early bird tickets
Our best price for three days of DevOps, Containers, CD and Agile

REG EVENTS We're bringing some of the finest brains from the worlds of DevOps, Containers, Agile and Continuous Delivery to London in May, and if you're quick you can join us AND save over a quarter off the full-fat ticket price.?

'It will go wrong. There's no question of time... on safety or security side'
Cheerful chap writes off all mission-critical IoT software without realising it

"Software comes with two unique properties: it's basically impossible to inspect and test, and we don't know the sequencing of instructions at the basic level," Statoil's lead analyst for corporate IT digitalisation, Einar Landre, told today's IoT Tech Expo in London.?

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Annke 1080p Wireless Wi-Fi Camera w/ Audio & Motion Detection $59
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AUKEY Dual Band AC1200 WiFi Adapter w/ 2x High Gain Antennas $21
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Avexir Core Series 16GB DDR4 2400 Desktop Memory $79.90 [8GB $46.90]
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AUKEY SoundTank Water Resistant Bluetooth Portable Speaker $35.09
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Udemy Sale - up to 92% off Online Learning Courses for $10 Each
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Dell Latitude 14 5000 Intel Core i7-5600U 14" Win10 Pro Laptop $629
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-6500U 15.6" 1080p Laptop $539
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I roll on the stinkiest corpse!
Dungeons and Doggos! A brand new web comic about puppers playing tabletop rpg. The very first comic posted on June 30, 2017: "There is an ogre sleeping in the room. What do you do?" (via

We don't want you to help us understand; we want to punish you.
You might disagree with how we approached it. You don't have to agree. You just have to understand why we approached it that way. The brief transition period between the elections and the arrival of the new administration is always a chaotic time. Outgoing staff tries to bring the incoming team up to date on the pressing issues, the looming crises, and the loose ends. But what if the new arrivals simply don't care?

Does local establishment The Stars At Night stand up to scrutiny?
On a shelf behind the bar was a small, green plastic elephant. It belonged to a local called Sedge. Whenever he had a pint, he'd drop the elephant into it. It was called the Sedgephant. This is not a good anecdote, but it is the sort of thing that happens in pubs. - Phil Savage from PC Gamer reviews a pub. A pub in the game Everybody's Gone To The Rapture.

Detroit '67
"This July marks the 50th anniversary of the civil disturbance and unrest that erupted in Detroit. [...] As we planned our coverage, we wondered: What would it have been like to witness the summer of '67 with the tools and technologies of today?" As part of its anniversary coverage, on July 23 the Detroit Free Press began posting news reports from the time along with current-day perspective via three social media accounts: Detroit1967 (Facebook), @Detroit_1967 (Twitter), and @Detroit_1967 (Instagram), while the Detroit Historical Society has collected over 400 stories from Metro Detroit residents as part of its Detroit 1967 Oral and Written History Project. [Note: some of the Detroit Free Press links may contain autoplaying content.]

Dull Universe
How The Mummy did Sofia Boutella dirty

Aww Josh! What is that?
We've talked about Justin Trudeau. We've talked about The West Wing Weekly. But have we talked about Justin Trudeau on The West Wing Weekly? [JT segment starts at 45:04]

PS. Justin Trudeau is also in Rolling Stone this week.

I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, we're all dudes
At long last: Good Burger: The Oral History.

Norm Macdonald talks with David Letterman for an hour.
Norm MacDonald talks with David Letterman for an hour. At one point they discuss their experiences with OCD, anxiety and depression in a refreshingly candid manner.

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Betty Shannon, Unsung Mathematical Genius . Here, the authors of a Claude Shannon biography (who also recently did an AMA) explore his wife's role in his life.

Animal behaviour in its own proper context.
Why Animals Do The Thing is a Tumblr blog focused on animal science education.
They often explain animal news articles and debunk anthropomorphic beliefs about nature.
Topics: Cats, Dogs: training, expressions, toxic food. Horses and Goats, Wolf packs, Snakes, Zoos and the AZA. They also have some cute pictures.

bonus porcupine

"...regrets to inform you that this next test is impossible."
Portal Done Without Mouse Movement [YouTube] The entire game is completed inbounds without moving the in game camera which is typically controlled by the mouse.

"Some people believe that it was cheating. I know it wasn't."
Phil Ivey is one of the most famous poker players in the world, and has been part of more than one of the most important hands in the history of the game as we know it today. But it's been a while since he played in the most high-profile games.

THE TOAST IS BACK FOR ONE DAY. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. So far: Link Roundup, and Harvard Magazine Personal Advertisements' Many Synonyms For "Rich" or "Thin".

Gin to Me is Home Now
The Poisoning, an essay by Alexander Chee


Live and Let Live
This is a playable explanation of how we trust, why we don't, and who wins, through the lens of the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma[wiki]. Made by Nicky Case, n.b. music will play when you press Start.

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