May 1, 2017

Grammarly

Grammarly makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.

The services offers extensions for all major browsers, as well as a rather good desktop app.

April 30, 2017

The Banal Horror of Arkansas’s Executions

Jones’s and Williams’s executions were the second and third in a four-day period; at the same facility, on the preceding Thursday, Ledell Lee, aged fifty-one, became the first prisoner to be put to death in Arkansas since 2005.

April 29, 2017

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

We spoke with five people — a travel agent, a robotics expert, an engineer, a customer-service representative and a scriptwriter, of sorts — who have been put in this remarkable position. More than most, they understand the strengths (and weaknesses) of artificial intelligence and how the technology is changing the nature of work.

Worth a read.

April 26, 2017

During World War II, a Douglas Dakota of BOAC is silhouetted at Gibraltar by the batteries of searchlights on the Rock, as crews prepare it for a night flight to the United Kingdom (Wikimedia Commons).

April 23, 2017