The Core Dump

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves

How the G.O.P. Elite Lost Its Voters to Donald Trump (The New York Times)

Review: Synology DS416j

The DS416j is a nice NAS for light home use. Just don’t expect raw power.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything's different

Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect

Fueling Terror: How Extremists Are Made

Does Engineering Education Breed Terrorists?

(Nerd Note) Moving to GitHub Pages

The Core Dump is moving to GitHub Pages. This is a good thing, most likely.

Clash of Republican Con Artists (The New York Times)

Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why (The Guardian)

Time traveling with Friends

Tempus fugit and all that.

The Voters Decide (Stratechery)

Hell is truth seen too late

The tire fire of democracy

Nic has never been more worried for the future of America.

The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re A Trump Supporter (Politico)

Vader’s Redemption

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable (Rolling Stone)

Tips and Myths About Extending Smartphone Battery Life (New York Times)

The Ad Blocking Wars (New York Times)

Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest (The Atlantic)

Can we make sense of the Malheur mess? (High Country News)

Book roundup, part 21

This installment features grimdark fantasy, peppy astronauts and the Roman Empire. Includes SPQR, And On That Bombshell, The Code Book, Schiit Happened, Beyond Redemption, The Severed Streets, The Martian and Veiled.

The Triumph of Email (The Atlantic)

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Endeavour is a symbol of hope for a better future.

There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little

The GOP debate described a terrifying world that doesn’t actually exist (Vox)

Review: The Revenant

A great 90 minute movie smothered in a 2-and-a-half-hour wreck.

Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong (Vox)

Thoughts on the 2016 Prius v after a road trip

After a 1,000 mile road trip in his new Prius, Nic has thoughts and gripes.

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