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There are twenty-nine people in adactio’s collective.

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  1. Radio Open Source: Earth 2.0

    With hundreds of Earth-like planets discovered over the past few years, it’s fair to say we’re on the verge of finding alien life. Two new programs at NASA hope to find and analyze thousands more of these exoplanets, as they’re called. Scientists working on the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope say there’s a very real chance of finding extraterrestrial life within the next two decades. So, if we’re about to meet our extraterrestrial neighbors, let’s get to work on some opening lines. What if we’re really not alone?

    • David Latham, Astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
    • Dimitar Sasselov, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative,
    • Jason Wright, Professor of Astronomy at Penn State, expert in the search for advanced extraterrestrial civilizations,
    • Sarah Rugheimer, PhD student at Harvard University studying the atmospheres of exoplanets.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  2. Why Joboken is Throwing Away All of its Studnet Laptops - Jill Barshay The Hechinger Report

    School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they’ve decided …


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  3. Josh Klein - Hacking Work - Smart People Podcast

    Joshua Klein talks about his book "Hacking Work: Breaking Stupid Rules for Smart Results". Klein is known for his crow vending machine idea, which some believe does not actually work.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  4. Roderick on the Line - Ep. 118: “The Articulated Hose King”

    The Problem: John rejects the Vindication Lottery.

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  5. Episode 5: Matt Gemmell on Writing and Developing

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  6. Transmission #64: James Bond and the Polar Bears - Goodstuff FM

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  7. Would you go to prison for $1 million - Ilya Marritz

    Despite the $40 million settlement with the five men wrongfully convicted in the rape of a jogger in Central Park …

    —Huffduffed by stan

  8. Stephen Anderson – Deciphering Data through Design

    Understanding problems are common when trying to visualize data. Designing a layout to effectively communicate complex or even simple data can be a challenge. If the visualization isn’t immediately apparent to a user, it requires a level of understanding to get the most out of their experience.

    Stephen Anderson has been working to unlock these understanding problems. He says that oftentimes really simple changes can have dramatic effects on a user’s ability to interpret data. He cites the many examples of designers taking stabs at airline boarding pass redesigns and the evolution Target’s Pharmacy prescription bottle went through. Presenting the information in a much clearer way reduces the cognitive barrier.

    In this podcast with Jared Spool, Stephen outlines what he calls the 7 Problems of Understanding. These range from problems of comprehension to problems of discovery and more. Each of these problems is usually brought about by a design or display decision. Looking further at these issues, simple changes can greatly increase the experience for users.

    Stephen will be presenting one of 8 daylong workshop choices at the User Interface 19 Conference, October 27-29 in Boston. For more information on the workshops and the conference, visit

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  9. Kenneth Koch: Essential American Poet

    Recordings of poet Kenneth Koch, with an introduction to his life and work. Recorded in 1960 and 1976, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

    —Huffduffed by stan

  10. 99% Invisible Episode 121: Cold War Kids

    During the 1961 Berlin Crisis—one of the various moments in the cold war in which we came frighteningly close to engaging in actual war with the Soviets—President John F. Kennedy vowed to identify spaces in “existing structures both public and private that could be used for fallout shelters in case of attack.”

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

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