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Vox is publishing some of its stories and the interviews behind them in parallel

For stories that are built around a single interview, Vox is now publishing both the story and the interview transcript in parallel.

This should be standard practice.

The Story Behind the Hanley Mellon Clothing Line

Nicole Hanley Mellon and Matthew Mellon decided early on in their relationship that they would collaborate on clothing, adding to their collective history in fashion.

Profoundly horrifying.

Itella to release ’Tom of Finland’ stamps

The Finnish postal service Itella is to release a set of stamps commemorating Tom of Finland.

Previously Unknown Warhol Works Discovered on Floppy Disks from 1985

A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts, and museum professionals have discovered a dozen previously unknown experiments by Andy Warhol (BFA, 1949) on aging floppy disks from 1985.

Prince releases new song, The Breakdown
A not bad ballad, very much Prince (as opposed to 3rd Eye Girl).
Prince re-signs deal with Warner Bros. Records after 18 year split
This is why being a Prince fan is such fun!

Welcome to the most unnecessarily complicated netcat album release format yet.

In this repository, you will be able to compile your own kernel module, create a /dev/netcat device and redirect its output into an audio player.

Gay football fan groups take the lead on equal rights on the terraces and pitch

Groups of grassroots Premier League supporters say the Football Association is failing to take abuse seriously.

MetaFilter FanFare | FanFare
A new MetaFilter subsite devoted to talking about telly (Mad Men- and Game of Thrones-only during the beta).
Heartbleed should bleed X.509 to death

4 companies controlling 90.6% of the internet’s secrets. This is fucking insane. Do you have any reason to trust this lot with anything, no less the security of 90.6% of all your ‘secure’ internet traffic? Do you honestly believe that the NSA/GCHQ didn’t see this and say “Well that could be a lot worse”?

Read Kindle Books for Free in Waterstones Stores

Read for Free lets Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Paperwhite customers download eligible books in a Waterstones store in the UK and read them for free for one hour each day.

Notable events in Unix time

At 15:30:08 UTC on Sun, 4 December 292,277,026,596 64-bit versions of the Unix time stamp will cease to work, as it will overflow the largest value that can be held in a signed 64-bit number. This is not anticipated to pose a problem, as this is considerably longer than the time it would take the Sun to theoretically expand to a red giant and swallow the Earth.

Font War: Inside the Design World’s $20 Million Divorce
More on the aforelinked Hoefler & Frere-Jones spat.

Mottainai (もったいない) is a Japanese term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.

In ancient Japanese, mottainai had various meanings, including a sense of gratitude mixed with shame for receiving greater favor from a superior than is properly merited by one’s station in life

Brooklyn Museum: Social Change

As of today, we have left Flickr (including The Commons)

For ‘left’, read ‘deleted absolutely everything’. Including comments, tags, machine tags, &c. added by Flickr users. Of course, Flickr probably isn’t the best place for a museum to archive images, but throwing away all that information seems a bit, er, unmuseumy.

Via Jeremy Keith.

Like A Rolling Sex Machine (James Brown vs. Bob Dylan)
It works. Sort of. A bit.