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All The Longreads (So Far)
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I'm trying to work on a system that would pull only
the longreads links out and shove them into their own RSS feed. It's super hacky and embarrassing and all the other things that prevent people from sharing code (I will eventually, I promise...it's only 11 lines of python right now). But
, I should at least share all the links, by date, in a post. Please enjoy all
the longreads: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:56:00 -0000
* How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes
* Self-driving trucks in US offer window into where machines may replace humans
* When Elon Musk Tunnels Under Your Home
* The Case Against Quantum Computing
* HOW GOOGLE AND AMAZON GOT AWAY WITH NOT BEING REGULATED
* How to Use an iPod Touch as a Secure Device Instead of a Phone
* Scientists say goodbye to physical definition of the kilogram Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:15:10 -0000
* THE GENIUS NEUROSCIENTIST WHO MIGHT HOLD THE KEY TO TRUE AI
* Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing the Facts on Autonomous Weapons
* The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It
* How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit
* THE HAIL MARY PLAN TO RESTART A HACKED US ELECTRIC GRID
* Space Camp grows up Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:56:00 -0000
* Why Technology Favors Tyranny
* Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer
* HQ Trivia was a blockbuster hit — but internal turmoil and a shrinking audience have pushed its company to the brink
* ‘It’s Giant and Has Like Five Million Buttons.’ The Office Desk Phone Won’t Die
* Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
* Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air
* ASTRONOMERS SEE MATERIAL ORBITING A BLACK HOLE RIGHT AT THE EDGE OF FOREVER Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* The Facebook Dilemma, Part 1
* The Facebook Dilemma, Part 2
* A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada
* The Man Behind the Scooter Revolution
* A Fork in the Road for Avis
* The Encyclopedia of the Missing Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* Inside Rockstar Games' Culture Of Crunch
* At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks
* Podcast on Netflix Culture
* It Might Get Loud: Inside Silicon Valley’s Battle to Own Voice Tech
* How Dara Khosrowshahi’s Iranian heritage shapes how he leads Uber
* AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF SILICON VALLEY DISRUPTION Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets
* Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over
* Raised by YouTube
* Old Unicorn, New Tricks: Airbnb Has A Sky-High Valuation. Here's Its Audacious Plan To Earn It
* EA announces ‘FIFA 19’ PS4 esports tournament Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* How Uber is getting flying cars off the ground
* Coinbase Wants To Be Too Big To Fail
* The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare
* Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive
* The first Android phone 10 years later: An annotated review
* Hacker says he'll livestream deletion of Zuckerberg's Facebook page Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:46:00 -0000
* Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’
* Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception
* Living The Stream
* A brief history of the numeric keypad
* Inside the Dramatic, Painful--and Hugely Successful--Return of Reddit's Founders Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:55:47 -0000
* Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed
* Why a Leading Venture Capitalist Is Betting on a Decentralized Internet
* Olaf Carlson-Wee Rode the Bitcoin Boom to Silicon Valley Riches. Can He Survive the Crash?
* Memo to the Silicon Valley boys’ club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS
* Driverless Hype Collides With Merciless Reality Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:02:25 -0000
* Inside the World of Eddy Cue, Apple’s Services Chief
* Bezos Unbound: Exclusive Interview With The Amazon Founder On What He Plans To Conquer Next
* The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan
* What went wrong at Social Capital
* How Android Pie’s Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness work
* The man who won the lottery 14 times Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
* Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media
* How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle
* The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* VIRGIN GALACTIC’S ROCKET MAN
* Inside Evernote’s brain
* LET’S ALL GO BACK TO TUMBLR
* Why Can’t Europe Do Tech?
* To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can
* Why the Next Silicon Valley Will Probably Be Outside the U.S.
* Masayoshi Son’s secret to running his $100 billion fund: Telling start-ups to treat each other like family
* What Happened to General Magic?
* Growing Up Jobs Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:56:00 -0000
* Brock Pierce: The Hippie King of Cryptocurrency
* How Silicon Valley Has Disrupted Philanthropy
* THE 'GUERRILLA' WIKIPEDIA EDITORS WHO COMBAT CONSPIRACY THEORIES
* Inside Google’s Shadow Workforce
* MySpace and the Coding Legacy it Left Behind Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:55:00 -0000
* Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan
* How Twitter Became Home to the Teen Status Update
* Why Some of Instagram's Biggest Memers Are Locking Their Accounts
* GEORGE HOTZ IS ON A HACKER CRUSADE AGAINST THE ‘SCAM’ OF SELF-DRIVING CARS
* THE ONLY GOOD ONLINE FANDOM LEFT IS DUNE
* Netflix Isn’t Being Reckless, It’s Just Playing a Game No One Else Dares (Netflix Misunderstandings, Pt. 3) Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:50:39 -0000
* How Twitter Made The Tech World's Most Unlikely Comeback
* The Legend of Nintendo
* Intel now faces a fight for its future
* INSIDE THE CRYPTO WORLD'S BIGGEST SCANDAL Fri, 08 Jun 2018 20:57:00 -0000
* ‘I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say’: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech
* The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain
* Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'
* Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life'
* Why Aren’t We All Buying Houses on the Internet? Fri, 01 Jun 2018 20:57:00 -0000
* Obama's US Digital Service Survives Trump—Quietly
* he Search for Women Who Want Cybersecurity Careers
* How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices
* The Growing Emptiness of the "Star Wars" Universe Fri, 11 May 2018 20:57:00 -0000
* Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand
* How to Make Your Open Office Less Annoying
* The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia’s Editors From Killing Each Other
* The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers
* Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting Fri, 04 May 2018 20:57:00 -0000
* ‘Hi, It’s Amazon Calling. Here’s What We Don’t Like in Your City.’
* Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category
* All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games
* CoinTalk Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:30:29 -0000
* Inside Jeff Bezos’s DC Life
* Hulu Beyond 'Handmaid's Tale': Execs and Stars on a Promising Yet Uncertain Future
* Can Silicon Valley Get You Pregnant?
* You could be flirting on dating apps with paid impersonators Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:05:17 -0000
* Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes — and could cost local governments real revenue
* How Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet
* Checking in with the Facebook fact-checking partnership
* A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers A New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins
* South Korean millennials are reeling from the Bitcoin bust
Transfer deadline day thread (updates inside)
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Come and join us:
we are all sitting in helicopters following the news
|Player ||From ||To ||Price |
|Paulo Da Silva ||Sunderland ||Zaragoza || |
|Paul Konchesky ||Liverpool ||Forrest ||Loan |
|Adriano Basso ||Free ||Wolves ||- |
|Andy Reid ||Sunderland ||Blackpool ||- |
|Jacob Mellis ||Chelsea ||Barnsley ||Loan |
|David Gonzalez ||Man City ||Leeds ||Loan |
|Obafemi Martins ||Rubin Kazan ||Birmingham ||Loan |
|Cameron Stewart ||Man Utd ||Hull ||- |
|Connor Thomas ||Coventry ||Liverpool ||Loan to Buy |
|Castaignos ||Feyenoord ||Inter ||- |
|Andy Carroll ||Newcastle ||Liverpool ||35M+ |
|Luis Suarez ||Ajax ||Liverpool ||24M |
|El Hadji Diouf ||Blackburn ||Rangers ||- |
|Stephen Ireland ||Aston Villa ||Newcastle ||Loan |
|Ruben Rochina ||Barcelona ||Blackburn ||Unk. |
|Giuseppe Mascara ||Catania ||Napoli ||- |
|Xisco ||Newcastle ||Deportivo || |
|Tuncay ||Stoke ||Wolfsburg || |
|Daniel Sturidge ||Chelsea ||Bolton || |
|Fernando Torress ||Liverpool ||Chelsea ||50M |
|Giovanni dos Santos ||Tottenham ||Racing Santander ||Loan |
|Eidur Gudjohnsen ||Stoke ||Fulham ||Loan |
|David Luiz ||Benfica ||Chelsea ||22M+ |
|Time ||Headline ||Source |
|8am ||Zaragoza have signed defender Paulo da Silva from Sunderland ||Goal |
|9am ||Paul Konchesky has been loaned from Liverpool to Nottingham Forrest ||LFC |
|10am ||All the live blogs and Twitter exploded with the reddit thread about Torres image removal on LFC. We are famous! ||Everywhere |
|1050 ||Guardian live blog reports Warnock loan move from Aston Villa to Liverpool near completion ||Guardian |
|1055 ||Stephen Ireland loan move to Newcastle complete ||Soccernet |
|1100 ||"club sources" tell Soccernet that no new offer for Torres has been tabled ||Soccernet |
|1100 ||"Looks like Aston Villa are getting closer to announcing capture of Borussia Monchengladbach's Michael Bradley" ||BBC |
|1135 ||Charlton have signed Fredrico Bessone on loan from Leeds (yawn) ||Soccernet |
|1135 ||Lots of rumor that Liverpool definitely bid 30M for Carroll this morning || |
|1137 ||25M pound Andy Carroll bid from LFC has been confirmed on Sky ||Sky News |
|1140 ||LFC official on Torres and Suarez (Suarez official, Torres no comment ||LFC |
|1141 ||Harry Rednapp tells Sky that Kranjcar and Woodgate will not be leaving ||Sky |
|1145 ||Villa say Young is not for sale, not even for 20M+ ||Guardian |
|1230 ||Newcastle have delayed their press conference. Speculation on Carroll news ||Soccernet |
|1230 ||Nicola Legrottaglie has just signed a contract with Milan ||Soccernet |
|1230 ||Various on Twitter claim Torres deal is now done ||Twitter |
|1235 ||Bolton set to sign Sturridge from Chelsea (no LFC?) ||Sky |
|1240 ||Twitter rumors from what some say is inside Liverpool say Comolli and team targetting 'at least two' transfers to be completed today ||Twitter |
|1240 ||Fernando Torres has left Melwood in a helicopter ||Mirror |
|1240 ||Reports that Newcastle snubbed the 25M pound offer from LFC for Carroll ||Mirror |
|1240 ||Torres to Chelsea by end of today just dropped to $1.05 on betting sites I checked || |
|1240 ||"Various reports suggesting that Liverpool have also failed in a bid for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez. All quiet on the Charlie Adam front." ||BBC |
|1240 ||Other transfer betting odds: Carroll to Liverpool - $1.20, Charlie Adam to LFC - $1.50, Kun to Chelsea - $2 (?), Young to LFC - $2 ||Betting |
|1243 ||Picture of Torres arriving at Melwood ||Soccernet |
|1245 ||Still over 10 hours to go in this window. Setting up to be a cracker. If you aren't familiar with it, a lot of deals get done very late in the day ||note |
|1246 ||Real Madrid are rejecting loan bids for Benzema (from Juventus and others) ||Soccernet |
|1250 ||Tottenham have bid for Forlan ||Marca (spanish) |
|0100 ||The LFC Carroll bid has either been rejected or is in negotiations, depending on who you read || |
|0100 ||Apparently Tottenham are determined to land a striker today. Bids for Kun, Llorente and now Forlan ||multiple |
|0100 ||Obafemi Martins has been granted a work permit to move to Birmingham, which likely means that Zigic will be on his way out today ||Mirror |
|0100 ||BBC rightly reports that a lot of other transfers are waiting on Liverpool - ie. Torres deal then the LFC deals, then other deals at other clubs ||BBC |
|0110 ||"Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has revealed US midfielder Michael Bradley is undergoing a medical" ||BBC |
|0112 ||For Liverpool fans - image from Melwood press room wall || |
|0151 ||So much for that - Aguero just did a press conference where he signed a contract extension ||Marca |
|0200 ||Ok - time for a pause. Only four deals actually confirmed atm and two are loan deals. It is going to be a busy evening. 9 hours to go! ||. |
|0227 ||According to Balague Torres is still in Liverpool with negotiations ongoing ||Twitter |
|0230 ||Newcastle have cancelled their press conference - suggests Carroll to LFC deal is still in neg || |
|0230 ||I have setup a live chat here with Twitter accounts RSS feeds linked to it || |
|0300 ||The Times are reporting that LFC and Newcastle have agreed a 35M pound deal for Andy Carroll ||The Times (sub) |
|0430 ||Not much to report atm. Charlie Adam to ManU odds have plummeted - otherwise waiting on Carroll and Torress before other deals start happening || |
|0445 ||Liverpool have signed Conor Thomas from Coventry ||LFC |
|0500 ||Feyenoord have agreed to sell Castaignos to Inter ||Club |
|0526 ||Liverpool confirm Andy Carroll offer has been accepted ||LFC |
|0533 ||Charlie Adam is on his way to Liverpool || |
|0614 ||The David Luiz deal from Benfica to Chelsea is back on. Club have accepted offer || |
|0700 ||Liverpool made a 20M pound bid for Micah Richard. City declined || |
|0726 ||Liverpool have accepted a bid from Chelsea for Fernando Torres ||LFC |
|0753 ||Liverpool complete signing of Luis Suarez ||LFC |
|0806 ||Diouf to Rangers, Ireland to Newcastle || |
|0810 ||Lots of updates in the completed transfers above || |
|0813 ||Daniel Sturidge moves to Bolton on loan from Chelsea || |
|0945 ||1 hour and 45 minutes to go. Which means Harry is probably only arriving to his office now || |
|0950 ||Deadline day is never over until its over (unless you are Arsenal) and rumors are LFC are still working the phones and preparing a bid for Ashley Young || |
|1020 ||Giovanni dos Santos has moved on loan to Racing Santander ||BBC |
|1025 ||Somehow Sean Wright-Phillips will remain at City ||Guardian |
|1030 ||Newcastle have had a 10M pound bid for N'Zogbia turned down ||Sky News |
|1030 ||Eidur Gudjohnsen has moved on loan to Fulham ||Sky Sports |
|1040 ||Everton have turned down an offer from Spurs for captain Phil Neville ||Guardian |
|1045 ||Depending on what order the transfers are processed in - the British transfer record may have been broken twice today || |
|1055 ||Andy Carroll is a Liverpool player. He has signed a 5 and a half year contract ||BBC |
|1055 ||Fernando Torres is a Chelsea player ||SSN |
|1055 ||David Luiz is a Chelsea player ||SSN |
|1100 ||TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSED || |
|1100 ||Note: Player registrations will likely still be announced after the window, so it isn't over yet || |
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[Thursday, May 3 2018] EU to give young people free train tickets to explore Europe; Mystery pooper at NJ high school track turned out to be superintendent; Australia finally gets a space agency; Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own
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[Title Post] EU to give young people free train tickets to explore Europe
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Pakistan’s largest province has ordered energy-drink manufacturers including Red Bull to remove the word “energy” from their labels, saying it is scientifically misleading and encourages a population unaware of the beverages’ contents to guzzle them in potentially dangerous quantities.
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Tyson Foods the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in Israeli biotech company developing way to grow affordable meat in laboratory that takes live animals out of equation...focuses on producing fat and muscle cells that are core building blocks of meat.
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It appears China has stopped buying soybeans from the US altogether because of trade fight
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[Title Post] Mystery pooper at N.J. high school's track turned out to be superintendent, cops say
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South and North Korean table tennis teams requested to not play each other in the quarter finals and instead play the semifinals together as one team.
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[Title Post] Stephen Hawking's final research paper, just published in an open access journal, suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own. It points a way forward for astronomers to find evidence of the existence of parallel universes. The study was submitted 10 days before he died.
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Verizon Signs Deal to Place the Saddest, Most Pathetic Bloatware on Samsung Devices
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TIL that redheads produce more vitamin D than other hair colors, meaning they don't suffer as much from not being in the sun.
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NASA Before PowerPoint In 1961
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This is my grandfather, fighting for the Dutch resistance in Delft during WWII. He says he looks all cool but was actually shitting himself. He is still alive, 96 years old, driving his Prius around like a boss. True hero! .... and look at those shinie shoes!!
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David Goodall, Australian scientist aged 104, visiting with his grandson before flying to a clinic in Switzerland to voluntarily end his life.
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Activists burn a giant effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and it looks f*cking sick
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Iceland’s Black Sand beach.
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One of my favorite places in Arizona to watch a sunset. Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ [OC] [5460 x 3456]
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Fingers of fog from SF Bay stream over the Berkeley Hills at sunrise, CA. [800x1200][OC]
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Echidnas are one of the few mammals with an electric sense. The sensors are at the tip of the snout and may help them find prey, such as termites or worms, in moist soil.
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Something New Everyday we’ll feature a selected small subreddit and its top content. It's a fun way to include and celebrate smaller subreddits.
Today's subreddit is... Its top 3 all time posts
Subreddit Stats: nrl top posts from 2012-09-15 to 2017-11-25 22:22 PDT
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Period: 1897.79 days
| ||Submissions ||Comments |
|Total ||1000 ||95114 |
|Rate (per day) ||0.53 ||50.09 |
|Unique Redditors ||405 ||4569 |
|Combined Score ||107889 ||734947 |
Top Submitters' Top Submissions
- 10690 points, 42 submissions: NRLgamethread
- State of Origin 2016 - Game 1 | Match Discussion Thread (1253 points, 5285 comments)
- NRL Grand Final - Broncos v Cowboys | Discussion Thread (1132 points, 5231 comments)
- 2016 Grand Final - Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks | Match Discussion Thread (1080 points, 4896 comments)
- 2017 State of Origin - Game 1 | Game Thread (897 points, 5458 comments)
- State of Origin - Game 2 | Discussion Thread (769 points, 5301 comments)
- State of Origin - Game 3 | Discussion Thread (735 points, 4597 comments)
- 2017 State of Origin - Game 2 | Game Thread (506 points, 5816 comments)
- State of Origin - Game 1 | Discussion Thread (324 points, 3748 comments)
- State of Origin - Game 2 | Discussion Thread (251 points, 2913 comments)
- NRL Grand Final | Post Match Thread (210 points, 1115 comments)
- 6354 points, 40 submissions: AutoModerator
- State of Origin - Game 1 | Discussion Thread (1000 points, 4967 comments)
- State of Origin - Game 2 | Discussion Thread (921 points, 5456 comments)
- Grand Final: Storm vs Cowboys | Discussion Thread (694 points, 4557 comments)
- 2017 State of Origin - Game 3 | Game Thread (505 points, 5280 comments)
- Round 1 - Eels vs Broncos | Discussion Thread (180 points, 2858 comments)
- Semi Final - Cowboys v Broncos | Discussion Thread (151 points, 4056 comments)
- State of Origin - Game 1 | Pre-Game Discussion Thread (140 points, 996 comments)
- Rep Round - Australia vs New Zealand | Discussion Thread (132 points, 2219 comments)
- Round 22 - Jarryd Hayne vs Warriors | Discussion Thread (128 points, 2841 comments)
- Round 2 - Broncos vs Warriors | Discussion Thread (126 points, 2416 comments)
- 3342 points, 29 submissions: ScaredOfGreatness
- Cronk's kick for Holmes (299 points, 102 comments)
- TPJ flick pass for James Roberts try (265 points, 49 comments)
- Johnston's foot race with Vunivalu (215 points, 56 comments)
- Michael Morgan's match winning field goal (154 points, 66 comments)
- Vunivalu's full length try assist for JAC (149 points, 36 comments)
- Dugan makes a try saver after Tedesco beats 3 tackles (141 points, 40 comments)
- Rabbitohs score on the last tackle after 2 kicks, 3 offloads & 50m (140 points, 24 comments)
- Tui Lolohea intcepts Russell Packer's pass to run away for a try (132 points, 21 comments)
- Cameron McInnes finishes a Dragons team try (120 points, 11 comments)
- Jason Taumalolo finding a gap (120 points, 47 comments)
- 2640 points, 27 submissions: himynameiskurt
- Robbie Farah smashing down some tinnies on Leichhardt oval scoreboard (229 points, 93 comments)
- Cooper Cronk to leave Storm at the end of the season (167 points, 452 comments)
- Brandy getting sledged (149 points, 48 comments)
- Vunivalu flying knees into Guerra & Watson (136 points, 87 comments)
- Taumololo ran for 209 metres, more than JWH, Liu, Guerra, Napa and Watson combined (135 points, 97 comments)
- Trent Merrin surprises fan after the game on Monday night (122 points, 40 comments)
- Knights sign R.McDonald - Set to be the biggest signing in Rugby League history (117 points, 44 comments)
- Sam Thaiday Twerking (103 points, 21 comments)
- Michael Morgan's mongstrong hit on Ennis (102 points, 45 comments)
- Josh Dugan Clutch Kick (100 points, 43 comments)
- 2403 points, 25 submissions: deesmutts88
- 7 News Melbourne get a lead on a story. (326 points, 124 comments)
- I left my stubby cooler in the sun for so long that it switched sides. (165 points, 38 comments)
- Wayne Bennett has smiled. #BreakTheInternet (139 points, 29 comments)
- Facebook user alleging that Fox Sports used old footage to fake larger crowds at the game. (131 points, 90 comments)
- There has been a fatal Shark attack. (121 points, 29 comments)
- Gallen defends Smith against "grub journalism". (116 points, 39 comments)
- All the boys celebrating a good try. (110 points, 17 comments)
- Where has the Origin hype gone? (95 points, 216 comments)
- The Cronulla Sharks open the 2016 bantz season. (90 points, 23 comments)
- TAB with the bantz. (88 points, 11 comments)
- 1629 points, 19 submissions: shorrrno
- Thurston Breaks Neck In 32 Places At Training, Availability In Question For Game II (171 points, 36 comments)
- Vu-ni-va-lu? (113 points, 20 comments)
- Shaun Johnson wishes he had footwork like Cam Smith (112 points, 45 comments)
- Andrew McCullough Ankle Tap TRY Saver (97 points, 45 comments)
- Ladder Progression by team: 2015 so far (93 points, 58 comments)
- Amazing Broncos Try - Lachlan Maranta vs. Raiders (90 points, 35 comments)
- Freddy serenading Jack Bird during ad break (90 points, 28 comments)
- Edrick Lee bombed try vs Wests Tigers (ISP) (83 points, 58 comments)
- The Daily Telegraph isn't used to NSW winning (81 points, 5 comments)
- Alex McKinnon finally out of hospital! (77 points, 2 comments)
- 1530 points, 16 submissions: mulimulix
- Another year, another senseless act of violence towards innocent chairs. (136 points, 45 comments)
- Something not considered or talked about in the controversial no-try in golden point - Eden was out when he touched the ball at the same time as Thurston (131 points, 179 comments)
- Jarryd Hayne with a big punt return! (130 points, 113 comments)
- THE MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY ELIMINATED FROM FINALS CONTENTION (128 points, 67 comments)
- Warriors score the most ridiculous try way after the half-time siren. (104 points, 19 comments)
- Jennings' diving try so seal the Grand Final win. (102 points, 26 comments)
- WARRIORS SCORE OFF A SCRUM AGAINST THE FEED (96 points, 25 comments)
- Massive props to the Roosters fan that came up with this sign. (93 points, 9 comments)
- Nathan Brown blatantly stamps Titans player on the ground; no penalty (93 points, 103 comments)
- Ennis' acting performance. (87 points, 29 comments)
- 1422 points, 17 submissions: DreadlockedAussie
- Man Of Middle Eastern Appearance Holds Crowd Hostage At Place Of Worship In Sydney’s West (124 points, 16 comments)
- NRL Referees To Begin Allowing 7th Tackle Tries As Cowboys Approach Finals (124 points, 28 comments)
- Walters Claims Every Single QLD Player Might Not Recover From Injury In Time For Origin (101 points, 18 comments)
- Townsville Cop Sacked Without Pay For Bringing The Cowboys Into Disrepute (97 points, 27 comments)
- Jarryd Hayne to sign lucrative sponsor deal with Brazzers (95 points, 13 comments)
- Streaker Invades Rabbitohs-Roosters Clash, Takes Eight Security To Stop Him, Dragons Show Interest In Attempt To Boost Attack (91 points, 27 comments)
- Facebook To Trial ‘No Jarryd Hayne News’ Feature Ahead Of NFL Season (88 points, 13 comments)
- Baz Luhrmann Hired To Direct Gus Gould's 2017 Pre-Origin Pep Talk (79 points, 51 comments)
- Brisbane Man Gives Son Same Haircut As Wally Lewis For ‘Book Week’ Costume (78 points, 22 comments)
- Newcastle Retirement Village vs Baby Horsey Discussion Thread (73 points, 1278 comments)
- 1305 points, 11 submissions: Aussieguy727
- Beau Ryan being a legend (181 points, 89 comments)
- Laurie Daley sacked (178 points, 136 comments)
- [OFFICIAL] Cronk Signs with the Roosters (162 points, 352 comments)
- 'I'm coming home': Marshall signs deal to return to Tigers (151 points, 101 comments)
- Class act by Paul Gallen (121 points, 78 comments)
- WIGHTON NOT GUILTY (112 points, 161 comments)
- Haka v Sipi Tau - Streamable (99 points, 16 comments)
- Wests Tigers announce Ivan Cleary as Head Coach (78 points, 129 comments)
- RTS out for season. ACL (77 points, 172 comments)
- This really hurts (74 points, 42 comments)
- 1193 points, 14 submissions: orru
- The Canadian women's team have the best logo in rugby league by far (118 points, 26 comments)
- Horseception (106 points, 18 comments)
- Sydney Hit By Massive Dust Storm As Parramatta Eels Return Home To Open Trophy Cabinet (xpost australia) (105 points, 29 comments)
- Bus in Honolulu, USA (101 points, 27 comments)
- World Cup opener averages 1.4m viewers nationally, more than 3x the Bledisloe Cup (96 points, 105 comments)
- History happens as all clubs exceed 10,000 members (89 points, 26 comments)
- Channel 9 blasted for ‘bias’ and ‘disgraceful’ NRL commentary (88 points, 113 comments)
- Just popped up one my fb feed (77 points, 14 comments)
- Andrew Voss calls for tri-series between Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand (75 points, 48 comments)
- Johnathan Thurston to lead NRL support for Adam Goodes by performing Aboriginal war dance (75 points, 196 comments)
- 1168 points, 13 submissions: Tokenofhon
- The Great Hayne Bridge: Bringing NRL & NFL Together (189 points, 64 comments)
- Penrith Panthers unveil new logo (119 points, 50 comments)
- /NRL Alternate Team Mascots: Manly Cunts (92 points, 35 comments)
- THAT cheerleader from the penrith v parra game (91 points, 34 comments)
- BREAKING: Sam Burgess DENIES having pie and Strongbow for lunch (87 points, 38 comments)
- Ch7 in talks with NFL to televise Hayne's NFL games (82 points, 70 comments)
- SCANDALEAGUE: Issue #1 (81 points, 26 comments)
- NRL Spoonbowl 2015 : Promo video (80 points, 70 comments)
- Souths vs Canterbury GF Movie Poster (76 points, 19 comments)
- Designed a commemorative Spoonbowl 2014 desktop BG (1920x1080px) (74 points, 18 comments)
- 1137 points, 9 submissions: Trying-2-Contribute
- An Average week in the NRL (245 points, 225 comments)
- For those of your who care: Here's the program for the boys this pre season. Had a few guys ask about what kind of training occurs. (161 points, 91 comments)
- As Promised. If Melbourne win... I am in this picture. Catch ya guys! (151 points, 112 comments)
- Well it's been unreal... (146 points, 151 comments)
- If Melbourne win tonight I'll reveal who I am. (121 points, 53 comments)
- Found my Debut jersey. For years I thought a "friend" had stolen it but it popped up in a mag while cleaning. For the sake of my privacy I won't be releasing who I am. (93 points, 238 comments)
- As promised here is the weights program. For all you asking about why we do certain things your asking the wrong bloke. I was president of fat club (81 points, 66 comments)
- Rugby league making an appearance on "its always sunny in Philadelphia." (75 points, 31 comments)
- Anyone planning on making a funnier sign than this one this season? (64 points, 42 comments)
- 948 points, 9 submissions: ReggieBasil
- Gambling advertising to be banned between kickoff and final siren in NRL games under new Scott Morrison backed proposals (163 points, 123 comments)
- Tui Lolohea tries out for the 49ers with a stunning pass (112 points, 35 comments)
- TBT: JT in training (108 points, 33 comments)
- The classic, the legend. The one, the only. Enchanted. Glossy. Flamingo. (107 points, 36 comments)
- Still the highlight of the season so far (102 points, 39 comments)
- Some number plate banter from north of the border. (xpost /Australia, credit to DivineCorn (92 points, 23 comments)
- Barba released from Sharks contract. (91 points, 221 comments)
- A fun creative activity for all the family (89 points, 26 comments)
- 1MB free space (84 points, 19 comments)
- 910 points, 9 submissions: staind1603
- Oi what's that? (170 points, 21 comments)
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- Poor Woodsy.. (109 points, 38 comments)
- U WOT M8?? lol jk cyas... (101 points, 19 comments)
- Thurston (94 points, 32 comments)
- Dat flick tho.. (91 points, 16 comments)
- Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! (77 points, 35 comments)
- Someone wasn't happy with the Cowboys upset (orange shirt) (74 points, 23 comments)
- Tallis blindsides Fletcher (68 points, 21 comments)
- 864 points, 4 submissions: Vinsanity9
- But he doesnt miss this one! Golden POINT! (422 points, 59 comments)
- JT JUST misses the winner! (204 points, 27 comments)
- THAT last try at the horn (163 points, 51 comments)
- One of the best try celebrations (75 points, 10 comments)
- 798 points, 9 submissions: StorminRed
- Parramatta Eels salary cap decision mega-thread (146 points, 1502 comments)
- The Big Hits of /NFL on the NRL (102 points, 35 comments)
- Why you should never let the ball bounce (x-post from /superleague - full credit to sloppyfeashes) (99 points, 58 comments)
- How high/low can your team finish in 2016? (93 points, 65 comments)
- A deeper look at "the loss they needed to have" since 1998 (76 points, 41 comments)
- Hayne Planes, get your Hayne Planes here. (73 points, 63 comments)
- How high/low can they go? (Round 17) (73 points, 50 comments)
- How high/low can your team finish? Round 18 (71 points, 54 comments)
- The Big Hits from NRL (Rd 1) (65 points, 56 comments)
- 770 points, 8 submissions: Goobeeful
- Thrilling final minutes of Tonga vs England (182 points, 98 comments)
- Tonga vs England sold out, set to be biggest crowd (30,000) at Mt. Smart Stadium in 22 years (112 points, 30 comments)
- Valentine Holmes becomes the first player in history to score 6 Tries in a World Cup match (90 points, 47 comments)
- Tedesco Apologises For Telling Wakeman That His Mum’s Cooking Is No Good (87 points, 20 comments)
- Nathan Milone fantastic try vs Fiji Bati (83 points, 8 comments)
- First look at Kalyn Ponga in Knights gear (76 points, 57 comments)
- Oates get knocked out (75 points, 76 comments)
- Ben Hunt punts the ball into Wallace's face (65 points, 21 comments)
- 769 points, 6 submissions: the_psycho
- NSW BLUES UPVOTE PARTY!!! (289 points, 243 comments)
- 50 Years... And the Cronulla Sharks have won their first ever premiership! 14-12 winners over Melbourne Storm. (157 points, 38 comments)
- Nathan Hindmarsh walking down Caxton Ave today. (122 points, 21 comments)
- Dat feel when no more hoodoo... (71 points, 12 comments)
- Shots fired! (66 points, 17 comments)
- This is the 2014 Cronulla Sharks 1st grade team poster - marked with all the players unavailable to play on Monday. (64 points, 39 comments)
- 762 points, 10 submissions: nightss
- Daly Cherry-Evans has signed a three-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans (88 points, 115 comments)
- Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis has entered a mental health rehabilitation facility (86 points, 73 comments)
- Rabbitohs inside outside set play (85 points, 39 comments)
- Eels sign Michael Jennings (78 points, 105 comments)
- Brent Tate announces retirement (77 points, 52 comments)
- Alex McKinnon diagnosed as quadriplegic ): (75 points, 80 comments)
- Bears reportedly set to buy the Titans and rebrand to the Gold Coast Bears (73 points, 183 comments)
- Kieran Foran to walk away from Parramatta Eels contract (68 points, 198 comments)
- Neville Longbottom is one of us (68 points, 23 comments)
- Ray Warren set to retire from television commentary after 50th year calling rugby league (64 points, 73 comments)
- 712 points, 7 submissions: gabsta84
- I'm not paying your outlandish stadium prices! (X-post from gifs) (143 points, 18 comments)
- Entire Roosters team under investigation by the NRL Integrity Unit following the release of this image. (129 points, 95 comments)
- Why the NRL subreddit is the true heart and soul of footy [The Roar] (113 points, 276 comments)
- Depression (98 points, 60 comments)
- Hayne quits NFL, signs with Roosters for remainder of 2016. (79 points, 77 comments)
- Parra Supporter Doesn't Take The News Of Hayne's Departure Very Well... (77 points, 18 comments)
- Michael Ennis To Retire At End of 2016 Season (73 points, 100 comments)
- 665 points, 7 submissions: adomental
- /NRL's 2016 Guide to choosing a team to follow (158 points, 157 comments)
- I wrote an email to the Rooster complaining about their recent signings and Roosters CEO John Lee called me back (136 points, 91 comments)
- The 2015 /NRL guide to picking a team to follow (87 points, 41 comments)
- [NRL Christmas Crackers] What's the difference between the NRL premiership and the Hottest 100? (75 points, 15 comments)
- [Stats] A brief analysis of the last five year's odds, or why the bookies always win (75 points, 68 comments)
- Three years ago today: The Battle of Brookvale (69 points, 54 comments)
- Ben Te'o does something every Rugby League fan has dreamed of. Calls Danny Weidler a grub and says "no one likes you." (65 points, 34 comments)
- 643 points, 6 submissions: AssViol8er
- So I saw Sam Thaiday in the city today.. (155 points, 42 comments)
- Pretty much all Souths fan right now (133 points, 35 comments)
- Daily Telegraph respecting the poodles privacy and identity (126 points, 22 comments)
- Quality from the back pages of the Courier Mail today. (84 points, 20 comments)
- Grieving Brett Kimmorley Talks About Death Of His Wife On League Life (77 points, 30 comments)
- TIL Dylan Napa runs a Facebook page dedicated to people who "eat KFC solo" (68 points, 62 comments)
- 636 points, 3 submissions: HarveySpectersHair
- Nathan Friend just doin stuff. (333 points, 49 comments)
- NRL is leaking. Full Credit. (167 points, 14 comments)
- Just Tariq Things (136 points, 12 comments)
- 580 points, 5 submissions: sheepshagger1994
- Manchester United's twitter responds to Manu Vatuvei (221 points, 57 comments)
- Players with more points/tries than the Dragons in 2016 (112 points, 104 comments)
- It Looks Like Radio NZ Have Never Heard Of The Warriors (91 points, 8 comments)
- Sheepshagger1994 presents: A Vodafone Warriors Match Day Experience (87 points, 25 comments)
- So my mum just got a call from Bodene Thompson... (69 points, 59 comments)
- 579 points, 7 submissions: comradepartypanda
- Some Wests fans have made the trip up to Newcastle to celebrate Robbie Farahs 250th game (102 points, 64 comments)
- Its Official - Issac luke will join the @NZWarriors in 2016 on 3 year deal (92 points, 128 comments)
- The differences between ISC Player and Fan jerseys. (89 points, 84 comments)
- Thurston Match Winning Play (83 points, 64 comments)
- For the very first time, all 16 Clubs will be wearing an #NRLIndigenous jersey during Round 10 this weekend! (79 points, 53 comments)
- Just bought a piece of history: the Souths Nameplate from the old Jubilee Oval Scoreboard! (73 points, 32 comments)
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Current App Recommendations List for BlackBerry 10 Devices - Ad-free, Free [as in beer] and/or FOSS Preferred
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Thought it would be useful to get an app recommendation thread going for those of us who still use BB10 devices as our daily drivers. I'll get this going, and try to stick with applications that fulfill day-to-day needs, while giving preference to native ones. Though Android apps will definitely not be excluded, I will only list those that work wonderfully with BB10 (E.g. being able to write to the sd card). These will all be quality apps. I'm on a Classic BTW.
Maybe if we get enough input and refinement going, this can be kept up as an announcement or something, or we can migrate it over to a wiki for this subreddit so everyone can make edits and include their preferences, like the folks over at /android have done
. I won't cover apps that are already baked in like DocsToGo. 'Cause we all know those are killer anyway, so it would be redundant. Applications marked with a dollar symbol ($) are not free. Apps marked with an asterisk * include advertising, though I do a really
good job of avoiding both of those.
Obviously I'm mostly listing apps I use or have used, so all feedback and comments absolutely welcome. Would love this to be the start of a 'suggested apps' wiki for us, so moderators, please chime in when you can. Android App Store Apps:
All of these are far better than Amazon's App Store / Underground, and they work great on BB10 OS (though Snap has seen some buggy releases recently). Their "storefront" applications will also correctly detect the Android runtime version on your BlackBerry, and install the most recent compatible version of whatever app you download from them. Do note that if you use multiple app-stores, you should keep in mind what apps you installed in which one, and set each store only to update the apps you installed under it. Otherwise you can run into some broken updates here and there. Note: I have not suggested Cobalt's stuff because I totally loathe the idea of installing actual google services, in all their background data consumption and privacy-invading glory.
- F-Droid - The premier FOSS alternative to google's play store. Mostly has apps that don't require google services. Lags behind a bit on updates, but that's because the people who maintain it go to great lengths ensuring that the apps are either FOSS, or have their non-FOSS components (like tracking and advertising) removed. Great choice for the privacy-conscious, and very minimal permissions requested.
- APKPure * - All the other Android apps you could want. As up-to-date as the google play store and has essentially all the same apps (including older versions of every app, if one wants to downgrade an application because of a problem with a new update or something). Has some ads that show up in search result pages when you're browsing through apps, but they're non-invasive, and APKPure itself requires far less permissions than the Amazon app-store.
- Aptoide * - Similar to above. Mentioned in the comments below. Doesn't seem bad at all.
- Snap $/* - Native BlackBerry interface to the google play store. I don't like it, but many people do. You can use the ad-supported version, or pay the developer for an ad-free one. Also uses less permissions than the Amazon app-store.
- BlackBerry Express - Great native app for making power point-style presentations on the fly.
- ekkes Express Charts - Wonderfully compliments BlackBerry Express. Native app that allows you to create visual graphs / charts on the fly, and export them to images.
- Renamed Todo - Native interface to the popular todo.txt task management format. Allows you to keep track of your tasks and sync them with dropbox or a local file.
- FBReader - Eminently decent BB-compatible port of the popular android EBook reader. Best available without having to pay out the wazoo.
- TextPad - Simple native plain-text editor. Not too featureful but can load huge file in a snap.
- TxtEdit - Nice native plain-text editor with a syntax highlighting mode. Chokes up on larger files though.
- TextWarrior - Android text editor with syntax highlighting. Handles large files nicely, and because it's built for an older version of android it works great on BlackBerry 10. If you don't mind using a non-native text editor and want some features that are handy for working on code, this is really solid option.
- DjVu Reader $ - Handy little native viewer for DjVu files (an alternative to PDF often used in academic settings).
- NSR Reader $ - Wunderbar native utility for PDF, DjVu and TIFF files. Doesn't actually handle plain-text files as it claims to do though. Otherwise highly configurable and feature-packed.
- Work Wide $ - Allows you to run certain apps in virtual windows side-by-side (think dual-windows or workspaces). Useful on BB10 devices with wide screens like the Passport.
- Poet Assistant - Absolutely fantastic dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming-helper rolled into one.
- OpenDocument Reader - Simple app for viewing ODT files. Only install the F-Droid version if you don't want advertisements.
- Clip Expert - Nice native little clipboard manager. Free. Gets the job done.
- NoTag Player - Useful native alternative to the stock music app. It is directory-oriented as opposed to tag/metadata oriented. Great for when you put some tunes on your BlackBerry that you haven't gotten around to tagging yet.
- Chord Reader - Port of a weird little Android guitar tablature reader. Quirky, but it works well and is ad-free.
- Noodle4 - A rare gem. Native 4-track recorder app for your BlackBerry. Great for making rough song drafts. Recommended for any scatter-brained musician on the go.
- Parrot Voice Recorder $ - According to many this is the best audio recorder available for BB10. Native. Limited free and pro versions available.
- Audio Recorder $ - Very solid and configurable native audio recorder. Not as feature-ful as Parrot, but can record in wav, m4a, amr, and awb, and has a built-in ogg converter.
- WaveRecorder - Very simple, somewhat configurable utility that records audio in lossless wave format. BB-compatible android port.
- Vibe Vault - Awesome app for streaming and downloading music from the enormous collection of shows and other recordings at archive.org. Listen to full shows in great quality from like thousands of artists, both well-known and local.
- Bubble - A nice and simple comic book / image-archive viewer.
- Universal Tuner - A perfect and full-featured instrument tuner. Best out there IMHO.
- Radio Search 'n Play - Quirky but solid and bug-free player / streamer for shoutcast stations.
General Internetting Utilities:
- RedditInMotion - Simply the best choice for interacting with Reddit on BB10. Native. Actively developed.
- RedReader - If RedditInMotion goes kaput, this is your next best option for this site. It's an android app, but it's clean, fast, and FOSS. Also supports multireddits.
- FaceSlim - Nice BB-compatible port of an android app for facebook that is simple, fast, respects your privacy, and supports notifications if you want them.
- Overchan - Most full-featured chan client out there. Works with 4chan, 420chan, and any other chans you can imagine. There is also a somewhat more active fork of this called Everychan, which you should try if you have problems with the former.
- Instagram - The instagram app. I stick with the 9.x.x versions because they run faster and don't seem to crash like newer ones, but YMMV. If the newer versions from APKPure also cause problems for you, then download from APKMirror instead. You're only going to want the ARM NODPI versions, which you can find HERE.
- iGrann - Native instagram app. Free version works just as well as the paid version, so stick with that one. Says the paid version removes ads, but I've never noticed ads in either (aside from the ones instagram itself serves in your feed).
- Opengur - Stellar open source imgur app. Just download it.
- JamBase - App for the popular concert and artist tracking site JamBase. Still works great after all these years.
- Simply Slashdot - An efficient interface to slashdot.org. Solid as a rock.
- Bourbon - Native interface to Urban Dictionary. Clean, fast, free as in beer, and ad-free. Great for when you hear some youth using slang that sounds like moonspeak from the year 3000 and want to figure out what it means.
- Browsie Browser $ - Fast and very configurable native browser with built-in ad-blocking (that actually both blocks ads to ad-servers and hides their placeholders); a very nice reader feature; speed dial; night mode; and more! Regularly updated and worth every cent.
- JumpGo - It's an android web browser, but it's FOSS, uses a really good ad-blocking filter, and unlike most of the other android browsers, actually plays nicely with BB10. Browsie is definitely the better choice, though if you don't wanna spare the three bucks, this is your next best bet.
- RSS Savvy - Insanely configurable native RSS aggregator. Too many features for me, but tons of folks swear by it, and it definitely works great. The devs behind it even make a more powerful RSS reader called FeedMinder $, which costs two bucks and is loaded with even more features. Both are definitely geared towards people who obsessively keep up with dozens upon dozens, or hundreds, of news sources.
- gNewsReader $ - Solid native NewsBlur and Feedly client. Actively maintained.
- SpaRSS - Attractive, configurable, and efficient RSS aggregator.
- Feeder - Similar to SpaRSS but a little more featureful, and more actively maintained.
- ReadingPocket - Native pocket client. Solid and free alternative to ReadItNow $.
- Reader YC - Nice native and supported hacker news client.
- bPod - Native podcast application. Clean, eminently configurable, and can optionally run in the background at set intervals. Great choice.
- Podcasts to Go - Another nice native podcast manager. Very similar to above, but hasn't been updated in a while. Still, a lot of people use it.
- AndFTP - Utilitarian yet feature-ful FTP application. Available on BlackBerry World for a price, but you can get it for free from APKPure or any other android market and it will work splendidly.
- Tin Can IRC - A native IRC client. It really works!
- ETA Transit Directions - Simple native interface to google maps transit directions. Works well.
- myDirections - Similar to above, except it remembers recently used locations, but uses bing instead of google maps for data. Have tested both and they each work very well though.
Life-savers & Highly Useful Niche Apps:
- GrubHub - The official GrubHub app. Doesn't require google services and works just great.
- FreshDirect - The official FreshDirect app. Also doesn't require google services and works just great.
- InstaCart - The official InstaCart app. Also also doesn't require google services and works just great.
- Search for Yelp - Clean and native interface for Yelp.
Miscellaneous System Utilities:
- Survival Manual - Field manual for getting through extremely harsh weather or conflict conditions. Useful for the apocalypse as it doesn't require a data or internet connection.
- OpenBikeSharing - Find your local bike sharing stations in a snap.
- Logical Defense - A reference guide for countering and avoiding logical fallacies.
- Erowid Navigator - Sweet little interface to the highly useful recreational drug information site Erowid.
- Sefaria - Indispensable for those involved in academic biblical studies, particularly individuals who work with the Old Testament and Hebrew exegesis. Functions both online and offline, and provides one with access to a wide corpus of Hebrew religious texts through a clean and responsive interface.
- Hebrew Translator * - Utilitarian Hebrew translation app that sports a virtual Hebrew keyboard.
Fun & Games:
- TotalCommander - BB-compatible port from android of what is possibly the best mobile file manager available to date. Feature-packed, fast, and can perform searches within documents. Highly recommended.
- Term48 - Native terminal emulator. It's clean, it works, and it does the job.
- FileDiff - Native interface to the diff utility. Compare two documents to find and merge differences.
- BlackBullet - Really nice native Pushbullet client. Actively maintained.
- UnicodeMap - BB-compatible port from android that maps all the standard Unicode characters. Will allow you to see just how extensive the font support on your BlackBerry is.
- Emoji - Allows you to utilize, copy & paste, the full range of emojis / Unicode symbols that your BlackBerry supports. Native. Good.
- ContactsImEx - Allows you to export your address book to individual v-card files, or one full v-card database. Useful. Native.
- DiskUsage - Visualizes how your storage space is being used.
- Permission Friendly Apps - Ranks the apps on your device by the amount of permissions they request.
- Exif Eraser - Erases exif / metadata from images that you feed into it.
- Cipher Tools - Neat utility to use a range of different text cryptography chains. Can copy and paste from it.
Ad-Blocking over WiFi in the Stock Web Browser and Other Apps:
- RetroArch - Comprehensive multi-platform emulator application for a variety of gaming systems. Can use ROMs from PS3, Wii, GameCube and more! Must be side-loaded via Sachesi or another similar method. The native BlackBerry version is available from two sources: Original Codebase and Newer Optimized Codebase.
- Red Sea Rescue - Fun Biblical Exodus game. Native.
- Falling Blocks - Ugly tetris game. But it's native and free.
- HarmonySketch - A really weird native sketching tool. It uh, works.
- Pixel Dungeon - Killer rogue-like RPG.
- Shattered Pixel Dungeon - Continuation of the previous killer rogue-like RPG.
- LoopBoard - Loop sounds to create layered noise or music. Can be used for actual song-writing or just to make you laugh.
- Melodrone - BB-compatible android port of a fun little 8-bit music tracker. Putz around with beeps and bloops to your heart's content.
- Sonorox - A really simple and clean mobile step-sequencer.
- CuckooChess - Nice and clean chess application. AI is configurable and it's great for beginners or seasoned chess players.
- xkcdViewer - Interfaces with xkcd. Allows you to view, bookmark, and see explanations of those comics.
- Pq - Viewer for The Oatmeal. Picks comics at random. A little buggy, but OK.
- Etherophone - Best free virtual theremin app out there. Supports multi-touch and is quite configurable.
Ad-Blocking over WiFi - Never, ever purchase the app Ad Blocker for Default Browser. It costs two dollars and all it does is give you instructions on how to add the "developer's" ad-blocking PAC (proxy auto-configuration) file to your WiFi proxy settings, which is just a seriously outdated version of the one offered for free and regularly updated by John Lo Verso.
To block ads in the default browser (and most other web-apps), simply do the following:
While completely reversible and safe, your mileage will vary when using a PAC to block ads, but either way, enjoy!
- Upload the .pac file to a server of your choice. Also make sure it is accessible via http (not https, ftp, etc...). On some file hosts you will have to append ".js" after ".pac" to the file-name, in order for it to be retrieved properly by your device. Take note of this too (a good way to test this, is if upon visiting the url to the pac file in your desktop browser, you are prompted to download it, then you should rename the uploaded file by appending ".js" to it).
- Go into your BlackBerry's settings, enter the "Network and Connections" section, enter the Wi-Fi section, and edit any connection you wish to use the ad-blocking file with, by turning the "Use Proxy" and "Automatic Proxy (PAC)" options on, then adding the url to the pac file you just uploaded, under the "Automatic Proxy URL" form.
- Save the connection, and bam! You will now have ad-blocking under WiFi on your BlackBerry, for free. Repeat this for whatever WiFi connections you use.
[QUALITY POST] So You Have Decided to Hate Ed Sheeran: A Guide for Popheadians
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10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Pizza Delivery Guy So You Have Decided to Hate Ed Sheeran: A Guide for Americans His inoffensiveness is what makes him offensive. Or: is it the fact he actually seems really, really sound?
TWEET Joel Golby Joel Golby
Jan 31 2018, 4:45pm
Ed Sheeran in 2015. Photo: The Photo Access / Alamy Stock Photo
Ed Sheeran is the world’s biggest pop star, and he sucks. America is now waking up to this fact because this weekend Ed won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Shape of You" – over "Praying", Kesha's song about overcoming sexual abuse – but didn't even show up to collect his award, and then did a cat picture on Instagram to celebrate his eventual double-win.
Look, here’s the cat picture:
That's annoying, isn’t it? But not all the way annoying. And therein lies Sheeran's particular allure. He falters along this blurry grey line where he is always straddling two states of being: at once charming and un-charming, a banger machine and anti-music, good at pop and bad at it, annoying and irresistible, horny and homely, a pop star and not.
We have known of The Duality of Sheeran in the UK for years, and it's now time for America to stop being quite so charmed by him and see through his many faces and, through that window, find themselves in a dark little pit of something stronger, something else. Welcome, America, welcome. Come on in, the water is lovely.
IS ED SHEERAN A BAD DICKHEAD? AN ARGUMENT FOR THE DEFENCE Ed Sheeran is not, I’m afraid, a bad dickhead. He actually seems fundamentally quite decent and sound. I bet he’s absolutely fine to have a pint with. Like: fine. Not good, but fine. No awkward pauses. Gets the rounds in. Brings back two packets of nuts for the table. Doesn’t have any loud opinions about real ale or "commercial lager". Decent enough at pool to not be a hindrance when you play doubles against two salty old lads who’ve insistently put a 20p piece down when it was your turn to play and said that, actually, the rule in this place is that it's winner-stays-on. You and Ed Sheeran leave the pub in different directions with a dry over-the-jacket-shoulders-hug and an empty promise of Yeah, We Should Do This Again Some Time.
Is Ed Sheeran a bad dickhead? No. He is not a bad dickhead. Are you going to text him for another pint some time? You're not. You've got other friends, better friends. He has his whole… his whole music thing, going. He’s probably busy, isn’t he. He’s probably got friends, right? Better friends. So let’s just leave it.
IS ED SHEERAN A BAD DICKHEAD? A MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH LONGER AND MORE CONVINCING COUNTER-ARGUMENT I'm going to have to break this down into the four sub-truths about Ed Sheeran that make him so largely hated by everyone who does not fiercely love him (it is difficult to be Sheeran agnostic: you either adore him with the power of a thousand suns, or you think he’s horrendous. There’s no middle ground, here. It’s like Marmite grew out a messy bowl cut and started singing at your wedding), thusly:
ED SHEERAN’S STAUNCH REFUSAL TO GLO UP
My dude is about as rich as it is possible to be from music alone (Forbes says he’s worth $37 million (£26 million), and literally any time he wants £15 million more he can just release an album or do a tour or whatever) and yet, despite that, he really very genuinely has the vibe that if his black jeans fade he will just scribble over them with a Sharpie while still wearing them, or that he just has a vague odour of damp laundry to him, or that he had a whole argument with his mum last time his mum's friend was having a wedding because he tried to wear the same trodden-down Etnies he always wears along with his suit, and when he got there he met up with some old college mates and they nicked a jug of scrumpy that was being saved for the reception and drank it, and Ed’s mum had to apologise to the bride because she was crying about the missing scrumpy.
This is it: the man is a multi-millionaire but he looks like your mate’s younger brother who broke his bed once so slept for three months across two beanbags squished in the middle and pressed into a fitted sheet. Ed Sheeran can sleep under absolutely any circumstances, I’m sure of it. I feel like I could blow Ed Sheeran's mind by slowly talking him through the concept of nail clippers. There is no way Ed Sheeran doesn't have a "formal hoodie". No other pop star alive has such a "if you spray enough Lynx on you, you don’t really need a full shower" vibe as Ed Sheeran. He is a human wallet chain.
IMAGINE THIS BRIEF SCENE:
You’re at your mate’s house and you are all smoking weed. It’s one of those halcyon days between lower sixth and upper: you’re all 17, your mums have left to go to work, you have a perfect endless summer against you, the sun outside is technicolor-bright and the wind is softly rippling the closed curtains against your back. Close your eyes and imagine yourself back there: that acrid, sharp smoky smell on the air again; a wet roach being passed around; one of your mates is cueing up a funny video he saw on YouTube. This is before you saw and became bored of every meme in the seconds after it formed. This was before you went to Instagram to get memes to send to your Twitter friends who sent them on to their Facebook friends. There was no meme hierarchy, no urgency. Only fun. On the screen, a dog leaps on a trampoline. You all laugh. "I haven’t seen that one before," you say. "That’s amazing." Hold the feeling.
Ed Sheeran’s there, isn’t he? Ed Sheeran’s there, with his legs folded underneath him on the bed. Ed Sheeran is wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt with a short-sleeved T-shirt over the top of it. Ed Sheeran has a single leather thong necklace tight around his neck. You don’t know where Ed Sheeran came from, or how and when he infiltrated your friendship group, but here he is, drinking flat supermarket-brand cola straight from a two-litre bottle, just a split-second of backwash, every single time he swigs. "Hey mate," Ed Sheeran says to you. "Here, mate," Sheeran says. "Pass the Dutch."
Ed Sheeran holds his hands out to you in a pinch gesture, and a thought crosses your mind. Make Sheeran do something gross for weed. And that’s how you all end up with shaky BlackBerry camera footage of Ed Sheeran licking a toilet bowl, crying, and saying, "Come on, guys!" before being allowed three small tokes on the communal joint. You can imagine it, can’t you? You can imagine that entire thing. This is the biggest pop star on the planet right now.
ED SHEERAN’S "SHAPE OF YOU" IS A GOOD SONG
Listen, OK, fine, I'll say it: "Shape of You" slaps. It slaps. I’m sorry about this. I’m sorry to admit this. It’s a good song! We wouldn’t be talking about him if he didn’t do enough good songs to get famous! But at the start of the year it was fucking everywhere, the same way his big fuzzy orange face (*1) on the cover of + was everywhere for an entire year when that came out; the same way there has not now been a single wedding since B.E. (Before Ed) that did not feature that fucking song about falling into your loving arms. Ed Sheeran is everywhere, he is everything, his ubiquity becomes an assault on the senses, and worst still he knows this. Look at this excerpt from a Guardian interview with him from last March:
He talks about how 2017 is going to be his year, how happy and settled he is with his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, an old school friend; how all the artists he sees as competition – “Adele, Beyoncé, Taylor, Drake, the Weeknd, Bruno” – have already put albums out, so ÷ has “kind of a clear lane”. When I ask how he would feel if it did well, but sold less than its predecessor, 2014’s 14m-shifting x, he says: “I’ll bet you anything now it won’t. I don’t think there’s any possibility it will. The next album, I promise you, will sell less, but this album will sell more. I don’t think I’ll have a year like this again.”
His ubiquity is, worst of all the things, incredibly calculated and cynical – he plays the music industry like a fun game that he just happens to be exceedingly, effortlessly good at, and he does it while acting and dressing like the meek lad who fits you for kit every time you play paintball.
HE DOESN’T EVEN ACT FAMOUS IT DRIVES ME ABSOLUTELY FUCKING NUTS
Every time I have seen footage of Ed Sheeran playing live – which has always been in the middle, unannounced, of something I did want to watch, like when he did the Olympics closing ceremony in a hoodie or when he turned up at [insert name of literally any awards ceremony in the last five years] – he’s always played with a sort of inverted stage presence, like a busker who sings the words "thank you" when you drop them 50p instead of just saying nothing. He is literally that kid from every town in the UK who got a loop pedal and beatboxes in the centre of town every Saturday so he can pay his mum rent, but on this timeline he is our most famous pop export.
That annoys me. As an expression of British pop, Ed Sheeran – Lad From Halls Who Electrocuted Himself Making Toast, Never To Be Seen Again Beyond Fresher’s Week – is the pinnacle of it. And he still looks like he woke up from a cider-and-watching-Blackadder party where he fell asleep and got drawn on with felt-tips and had to do his entire shift at Asda in a big fleece so no one clocked he was still drunk.
I’M STRUGGLING TO JUSTIFY WHY I DESPISE HIM BEYOND: THE FACT HE SEEMS EXTREMELY SOUND IS ACTUALLY WHAT MAKES HIM IRRITATING? GOD, I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA, DO I Sheeran is just: he’s just that quite forgettable lad from your year at school who nobody really knows the surname of, or who his mates are, or where he goes at lunch ("Where does Ed go at lunch?" – everyone at Ed Sheeran’s school, at some point), and then despite all this, despite all this, he makes absolutely irresistible bangers that your body cannot help itself from liking. You cannot not pop a shoulder to "Shape of You". You cannot not feel weird and gooey while holding hands and listening to "Thinking Out Loud". But the kid who made these songs is also the lad who stood at the front of the tuck shop line, begging everyone for their spare change so he could buy some Nik Naks.
He’s just fine, isn’t he. He’s just the male Ellie Goulding: there, yes, and recognisable on the radio, but you’re not going to go out of your way to enjoy it. He did that annoying Game of Thrones scene and there’s something very fragile and irritating about some of the depths in his voice, and his songs are catchy but not likeable, and he sometimes says some very cocky things, but I say cocky things sometimes and I’ve never made £30 million even once in my life, and that’s it: that’s what’s annoying about him. That you cannot put your finger about what is annoying about him. He’s that feeling of plunging your hands into cold oily dishwater. He’s a bus parked in traffic that refuses to open its door for you. Ed Sheeran is that grim empty feeling you get after spending £7 on a Pret lunch you didn’t even like. He’s just there. Being so inoffensive it is offensive.
Welcome to this feeling, America. We have been struggling with it for years.
(*1) NOT a ginger thing! His face is literally orange and fuzzy! Look at the album cover! I hate it with my life! I have seen it one-hundred million times!
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FILM Paul Thomas Anderson on Perfectionism and Making 'Phantom Thread' "At a certain point, my attention span runs out. I don't exactly have the temperament."
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Consider this: Joaquin Phoenix humping a sandcastle in The Master. Or this: frogs falling from the sky in Magnolia. Or perhaps, cast your mind over Marky Mark’s 13-inch fake schlong in Boogie Nights. You never know what Paul Thomas Anderson is going to do next. You only know that the images he creates will be forever carved into your brain.
I had no idea what to expect from Phantom Thread, Anderson’s new movie about a dressmaker in 1950s London. The trailer made it look like a sniffy BBC costume drama your parents might watch on Sunday night, all perfect postures and drab colours.
This was all the more surprising because his last film, Inherent Vice, was a stoner comedy set in 1970s LA. He’s said before that he’d hate to repeat himself – "I don’t wanna go back, that would be fucking horrible – which helps explain his leap from offbeat rom-com Punch-Drunk Love to There Will Be Blood and everything since.
In Phantom Thread’s twisted tale of a fucked-up relationship, Day-Lewis plays a dapper dressmaker called Reynolds Woodcock. He’s a complete control freak, as particular about the stitches on his dresses as his elaborate breakfast orders. Naturally, he’s not so great in relationships. He starts seeing a Belgian waitress who becomes his model and muse. One morning, in full controlling-dickhead mode, Woodcock snaps at the girl for buttering her toast too loudly: "I can’t begin my day with a confrontation."
If that sounds like a dreary drama about an impossible misogynist, believe me, it’s not. There are heaps of hilarious outbursts from Woodcock, and lines you’d never hear in a more hoity-toity drama. Take Woodcock’s offence at the word "chic". "Chic! Whoever invented that ought to be spanked in public. I don't even know what that word means! What is that word? Fucking chic!" The movie is punctuated by these eruptions. It’s intense and unpredictable, like a grenade thrown towards the conformity of British cinema.
When I sit down with Anderson in a hotel in central London, I ask him about this latest sharp turn. His eyes widen the moment I mention the word "risk". "Yeah. You're challenging yourself [as a filmmaker], mixing it up," he explains. But why this story? Why London's couture world of the 1950s? It all began when Anderson started reading about fashion designers from that era, like Balenciaga and Dior. "They were super obsessive personalities," he says, "super controlling, completely preoccupied with their work." This is Day-Lewis’s character in a nutshell.
You wonder how anyone could date someone that controlling. I ask Anderson if he was interested in how someone with such faulty emotional wiring can sustain a relationship. "No. What was more interesting was when somebody is that controlling of their life, and what happens when something is out of their control – like an illness comes along – and what it does to them, and what does this weakness reveal in them? What Woodcock is really after is somebody to punch him in the face."
I’m curious about possible parallels between Anderson and Woodcock. Can the filmmaker see himself in the dressmaker? "At a certain point my attention span runs out, I’m kind of a little bit impatient. I don’t exactly have the temperament." So the charge of "control freak" is a fair one? "Oh, for sure, but on a scale of 1 to 10 I’m probably hovering somewhere around 5. On an occasional day a proper 10. I mean, nobody likes it when a director doesn’t make decisions. There have been a couple of times where I’ve tried that and everybody gets really irritated. They’re like, 'Right, just fucking tell us what you like, because I don’t wanna have to guess.'"
I bring up the fact that there’s a slew of film nerds on YouTube who pore over his signature style, dissecting everything from his trademark whip-pans to his frames within frames. Again, "meticulous" comes to mind. I ask him if he’s conscious of his signature. "It has to come from whatever the story is," he says. "With There Will Be Blood you could have an epicness, because you’re outside and you’re following this large-scale story." Whereas the camerawork in Phantom Thread – which Anderson had a hand in – is more subtle. What happened to his beloved whip-pans, dolly shots, and high-wire visuals? "There’s physically no room to whip the camera around," he explains. "You’re shooting in a Georgian townhouse. So unless you want to start doing horseshit crane shots up through the floor and stuff like that, then the style comes out of the story and the characters."
This story’s setting couldn’t be more different, I agree, but Day-Lewis’s dressmaker does share some DNA with other Anderson characters. Not least There Will Be Blood’s Daniel Plainview, the actor’s other monomaniac male in pursuit of perfection. Both are flawed males, both the very picture of toxic masculinity. Sure, they’re not quite in the same league as Magnolia’s Frank TJ Mackey (“Respect the cock! And tame the cunt!”), but their masculinity is clearly insidious in relation to those around them. What draws Anderson to these antiheroes? "They’re funny usually. That kind of lends itself to humour, when somebody is like that."
Anderson talks about Day-Lewis on set as if he didn’t meet the actor, but rather Reynolds Woodcock. Was it different to the experience of working with him on There Will Be Blood? "Well, it’s the difference between working with Daniel Plainview and working with Reynolds Woodcock," he says, again as if the actor was in character 24/7 (something he’s famous for). "Plainview is a little bit easier to hang out with; he just wanted to get what was in the ground out; Reynolds is really obsessed with his wallpaper and chairs and things like that."
Paul Thomas Anderson. Image: VICE During the Boogie Nights-era, Anderson would eat pizza in interviews and talk non-stop about movies like he’d drunk ten cups of coffee. Talking to him now, at 47, he’s more reserved, with grey hair and four kids. But he still oozes that fresh-out-of-film-school hunger to knock you sideways in the cinema. He still can’t wait to dive headfirst into something totally different.
And the films themselves? His recent ones have been the most divisive of his career. The Master was a two-and-a-half-hour film loosely based on the early days of Scientology that Entertainment Weekly, in an article entitled Why I Fell Out Of Love With Paul Thomas Anderson, said "lacks a character we care about". Then there was Inherent Vice, an adaptation of the notoriously hard-to-adapt author Thomas Pynchon, that reportedly got walkouts because of its freewheeling narrative.
I loved those movies for their zero-fucks attitude to plot. If anything, my early apprehension about Phantom Thread was that it seemed like safe subject matter. I mean: to go from the sleazy setting of the porn industry, or the potheads of 70s Venice Beach, to this? A film set in polite society?
But here’s the thing: it’s easy to label Phantom Thread as the work of a more "mature" filmmaker, with the glory days of caffeinated whip-pans and coke-fuelled narratives behind him. To be sure, the film's style is more laid-back, the camerawork less energetic. Could it be that the former enfant terrible is slowing down? Speaking to him, I don't get that impression at all. It's not because he’s older and more reserved now, but because, he tells me, this story and this style just happened to be "getting me off" at that time. In other words, his taste is always changing.
I wonder what’s getting him off now. "It’d be nice to do something a bit more fidgety again, I suppose. No more English drawing rooms for me for a while," he laughs.
While English drawing rooms might be old hat, it would be great to see Anderson turn his head to the seedier side of Britain. I’d love to see him, say, make a "kitchen sink" movie in London, again putting the genre’s tired tropes through the PTA blender. And as if reading my mind as I’m leaving, he says: "I did have an idea the other day of wanting to do something in London again, because I really enjoyed my time here and I feel like there’s still more to do."
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FILM Paul Thomas Anderson on Perfectionism and Making 'Phantom Thread' DATING When Social Media Snooping On a Crush Becomes a Problem It's impossible to avoid, because it's all we've ever known. But you need to know where to draw the line.
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I can pinpoint the exact moment I realised that social media snooping had become the single largest problem in my relationship. Five years ago I was sitting in an apartment I shared with my then-boyfriend, a bottle of wine and four episodes of Gossip Girl deep into a solo Friday night while he partied with his friends. I smoked anxiously as I scrolled through his tagged pictures, trying to see what the party was like, which women were there, if he had slept with any of them.
When I ran out of pictures of that night I just kept going, further back into the recesses of his past, the country he used to live in, the house he had shared with his girlfriend there. I had seen the pictures before, countless times, but I kept scrolling, eager to find the one that hurt the most. It was a sun-dappled photo a friend of theirs had taken in Montreal, both of them laughing at the camera, beautiful and cool. I pulled up a picture of he and I together, and flicked back and forth between the picture of them and the picture of us. Back and forth, back and forth, trying to decipher which picture looked better, which couple was happier, which face was objectively prettier – hers or mine?
I am, at 27, of that generation which was submerged for the first time in the muck of social media while still puzzling out puberty. I was 13 when I first posted on a music forum, when they were largely populated by boys incessantly demanding "Hu here is horny??" after paying perfunctory lip service to a Korn song.
When we were 14, my school was swept by MSN fever. We conducted entire torrid romantic trajectories without ever leaving our bedrooms. It suited me perfectly: a fat, not-quite-pretty, bookish nerd who nevertheless had pretensions of cool, mainly due to the fact I read the NME.
MSN, Bebo and MySpace all meant I could impress my selected targets by name-dropping bands and films, and gathering their admiration the old fashioned way – pretending to like exactly what they liked. A few years later, I lost my virginity to an electronic musician I met on MySpace. My teen romances were, all in all, Extremely Online.
I never had a relationship or even a crush before social media. It was second nature to me to stalk the objects of my affection until I knew every cultural product they liked, had seen every photograph of them. It all felt normal at the time, because I didn’t know anything else. It’s only now that I see how strange it was that we all entered this great unknown, no precedent or consideration for what it all might mean – no idea that simultaneously getting to know a real person and their other, online self could be so disquieting.
Where do you draw the line with snooping on your significant other's online life? Do you scroll through their Twitter (tweets AND replies, why is she responding to his jokes all the time)? How many times a week do you look at their Instagram? Do you check who's liked each selfie (that clapped bloke from her office who’s always commenting heart-eyes emojis)? What about pictures they’re tagged in? What about the friends who posted the pictures they’re tagged in? What about finding the hashtag for a wedding he and his ex-girlfriend may have attended seven years ago? What about following the NGO where she works because sometimes they post candids from the office? Totally fake, not-real, personal examples there, which I use only to illustrate how quickly innocently snooping on someone can descend into a shame spiral.
Deep-dive snooping, drawing hysterical conclusions about your lover’s arm being around a friend, obsessing over their exes – not only is this behaviour a form of psychic self-harm, it has the same seedy feel of reading someone’s diary without permission, the same dread of certainty that nothing good will come of it.
Of course, some innocent snooping is only natural. That beginning part of an immense crush is so powerful that it can literally knock thoughts out of your stupid head. When I have a full blown crush on someone I forget what they look like. The intensity of it is so potent that when I close my eyes and try to recall their face, the features shift around, Picasso-like, and my mind can’t put them back together. It can feel really romantic and fun to sit there with a dopey smile mooning at an album of over-exposed pictures of their Christmas work-do from three years ago, a little dopamine surge to see you through until your next date. It’s fine to want to admire and get to know them.
The problem is when we go from wanting to know a person, to wanting to know them entirely; for there to be no part of themselves they have not revealed; when we want to exhaust their private reserves; when we want to consume them. This is what we do when we insist on knowing those parts of a person’s life which they have not decided to share with us. A key part of desire is the other person’s mystery, but we are compelled to try to destroy the very thing which excites us, the unknowable in them.
Social media tends to distill us all into easily absorbed images, and it's only when we occasionally experience ourselves from the outside that we can see how uncanny it is, this self of yours that looks and speaks and behaves like you and yet does not live your life. I remember roaring with laughter after bumping into my ex a few months after moving to London. "I’ve been stalking your Instagram – you look so happy over there!" he said, and the idea that anyone could have thought this when I was almost dizzy with sadness seemed ludicrous to me. But of course he had – I had as good as told him so, even if I didn’t mean to.
I often experience profound disturbance when I unexpectedly see a picture of an ex on Instagram; I think because it’s so jarringly intimate and so alienating at the same time. Here I am, the images say, and you don’t know me at all. I keep wondering when I will get used to it, when it will all stop seeming so strange. I wonder if I will unlearn this way of seeing, and then I remember that I never knew a different one.
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finding and parsing sports rss feeds
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Does anyone know if they exist, and where i could find them?
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I for the life of me cannot find any way to contact technical support at Yahoo for this problem... I don't know how people are supposed to report bugs to them but this seems like my best bet.
This page lists Yahoo's sports rss feeds: https://sports.yahoo.com/top/rss
Most of them work, but the one I'm interested in (Tennis) does not anymore (it used to): https://sports.yahoo.com/ten/rss.xml
If someone at Yahoo could see this and fix the link, that would be greatly appreciated.
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ITunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/menofleisurepod-podcasts/id683919333
Our rss feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/MenofleisurepodPodcasts
And you can find us on Twitter @MenOfLeisurePod
Any criticism or comments would be welcomed. (we are working on higher quality audio so that one we already know about. Getting a new interface and new mics for our next podcast tomorrow).
If you guys end up liking us, maybe we can set up a weekly thread or post with questions or comments to talk about or something. We are pretty open and flexible... And frankly having a great time doing this whether anyone listens or not... But of course we'd love to have more people checking it out.
Anyway, thanks for reading!
-Richard Man of Leisure
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