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Three days in, and the president is consumed by rage, while his staffers are consumed by infighting. And reporters are hearing all about it.


The report, from Digital Content Next, reveals the average amount a premium publisher makes from distributing their content across third-party platforms.

Of course, the question arises at the next universe up, at the next level up: Who created them? Did someone create the whole system of universes? And I see no particular reason to think so. Maybe if you wanted the genuine traditional god, you’d need someone who created the whole multiverse rather than just a local god who created this local universe. As far as I can tell there’s no particular reason to think there has to be some god responsible for creating the whole multiverse. The chances are the god that you’re going to get from this simulation theology is an extremely watered-down god that would probably seem somewhat blasphemous from the perspective of traditional religion.

David Chalmers, University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at New York University, on virtual reality and the multiverse

Tony Palmer details the favors, lies and innovations necessary to make Zappa’s 1971 madcap cult classic on a shoestring and in just 10 days.

Source: Groupies, Drugs and Boredom: On the Insanity of Directing 200 Motels with Frank Zappa – The Talkhouse

The pirate life worked pretty well for the Apple legend, but now Silicon Valley has sunk its own courage.

Source: What would Steve (Jobs) do? He sure wouldn’t eat humble pie as the Trump era dawns. – Recode

Having conquered a variety of genre albums in recent years, the genre this time around is that there isn’t a genre—just a dedication to the sanctity of the music and music alone.

Source: FLOOD | Freedom Rock: The Fuzzbox Liturgy of Ty Segall

As emotive, verbal AI colonizes our world, “user-friendly” doesn’t mean what it once did.

Source: The End Of User-Friendly Design | Co.Design | business + design

Amazon’s Alexa is about to be everywhere, but ubiquity comes with its own set of challenges.

Source: Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins | WIRED

The words felt like private thoughts found in an old diary and newly exposed to fresh air.

Source: ‘I ain’t got no love’: Why Donald Trump’s musical choices matter – LA Times

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