The city ended up approving a new jail in 2011 that was just a quarter of the size the sheriff wanted: 1,485 beds, though the city was holding twice as many inmates as that at the time. This meant the city had to rethink and revamp its incarceration practices moving forward.
I wish there was a way to force Chrome’s console to log nested objects using a copy instead of a reference to a live object. If you know of a way, please let me know.
Picked up Splatoon during the weekend. I’ve only had the chance to play some single-player missions but boy, this is really something else. I haven’t had this much fun with a shooter in ages.
Only 200 of the consoles were said to have ever been made and all of them were ordered destroyed. But here it was, in a series of photos, the glorious, boxy grey machine sporting both a cartridge slot and a CD tray.
Pretty extraordinary. The article includes lots of photos and a video, too.
A great piece by Emil Björklund on CSS Grids.
Editing and tweaking CSS Animations is easier than ever – Firefox 39 lets developers pause, restart, slow down, and preview new timings without having to switch applications.
This is just ridiculously useful.
Besides my outreach work, I attend conferences and contribute to academic work on prostitution. I’ve had people say to me, “Brenda, come and meet Professor so-and-so from such-and-such university. He’s an expert on prostitution.” And I look at him and I want to say: “Really? Where did you get your credentials? What do you really know about prostitution? The expert is standing in front of you.”
A genuinely heartbreaking story.
When individuals are represented purely as statistical data, they are stripped of their humanity and our connection to them is severed.
Through the act of play and the force of imagination, this project aims to reconnect that which has been lost.
Artificial Killing Machine is an autonomous interactive mechanical installation. This time based work accesses a public database on U.S. military drone strikes. When a drone strike occurs, the machine activates, and fires a children’s toy cap gun for every death that results.
This issue comprises a single story devoted to demystifying code and the culture of the people who make it. There’s some technical language along with a few pretty basic mathematical concepts. There are also lots of solid jokes and lasting insights. It may take a few hours to read, but that’s a small price to pay for adding decades to your career.
Seriously, do yourself a favour and read this. A really exceptional piece on computing, computers and the curmudgeonly subset of people known as programmers.