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Windows Phone browser resorts to masquerading as iOS Safari to fix website issues

In a rather amusing change, Microsoft has decided to make their Windows Phone user-agent identify as Apple’s iPhone Safari browser. Essentially, browser communicate with webpages using a special identifier to tell the servers what kind of browser they are using. This is how websites distinguish between desktop and mobile versions of sites. Show More Summary

PREVIEWS: Dynamite Comics on Sale July 30, 2014

Dynamite offers up previews of three special issues this week with Ron Marz' "The Shadow" one-shot, "Red Sonja" #0 and the "Doc Savage" finale.

One More Problem With That 1976 Holocaust Denial Edition of Reason

Enough has been written on the "who is who in Holocaust denial" edition of the Reason magazine: Awful: Reason Magazine’s 1976 Holocaust Denial “Special Issue” Reason Magazine Addresses That 1976 “Holocaust Denial Edition” What follows is just a little footnote to that story. On p.53 of that issue we see an ad for "The...

Four IWRM Papers, 2: The Anthropocene & New Paradigms; Horizontal & Vertical; Oil & Gas; CC Adaptation

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here are four more worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). All present somewhat unusual aspects of IWRM. 1) A new paradigm for water? A comparative review of integrated,...

“Shrinking Democratic Space” in Myanmar

The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has concluded a visit in the country and issued an initial report about Myanmar's human rights situation: The opening up of democratic space for people to exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression and to freedom of assembly...

Weekend Reading: "Reason's" Special Revisionism Issue

Via Mark Ames: >Special Revisionism Issue Nick Gillespie: Did Reason Really Publish a "Holocaust Denial 'Special Issue'" in 1976? Of Course Not! Of course it's not a Holocaust Denial "Special Issue"! Only three of the seven articles--Greaves's...Show More Summary

Three IWRM Papers: Revisited? Debate Forum? Going Contemporary? Going Nowhere? Going, Going, Gone?

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here are several worthwhile papers examining IWRM - Integrated Water Resources Management. They appeared in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development (Volume 30, Issue 3). Cecilia Tortajada's paper served as the introductory piece. Neil Grigg and Malin Falkenmark are also well-known in the realm...

Did Reason Really Publish a "Holocaust Denial 'Special Issue'" in 1976? Of Course Not.

5 days agoNews : Reason

If you want a preview of just how lame ideological mud-slinging is going to get over the next few years—or decades, possibly—take a look at this  pair  of  articles  penned by Mark Ames at, a Bay Area-based website that, among other...Show More Summary

Video: How to Grow the Supply of Health Care RIGHT NOW!

6 days agoNews : Reason

"For two or hree generations, we’ve almost completely ignored the supply side" of health care, warns Robert Graboyes, an economist who specializes in health care issues. That's especially a big problem now that Obamacare is coming online. Show More Summary

Awful: Reason Magazine's 1976 Holocaust Denial "Special Issue"

Wow. I rarely begin a post that way, but here's something I never knew about Reason Magazine, the flagship journal of American libertarianism, and it's really, really awful. Mark Ames at Pando Daily has dug the whole thing up: As Reason's Editor Defends Its Racist History, Here's a Copy of...

Humans Have Caused 322 Animal Extinctions in the Past 500 Years

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Our species caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years, with two-thirds of those occurring in the last two centuries, according to a paper published in a special issue of the journal Science this week. Read more...

Transformative work of the day

last weekIndustries / Law : 43(B)log publishes an entire issue of Reason magazine that's not available in Reason's online archives "for reasons that will become obvious"--it's an entire special issue devoted to WWII "revisionism" and Holocaust denial. Talk to me about fair use factor three!

Spring issue of list

The Spring, 2014 issue of list - Books from Korea is finally out online, with a special section on 'Children's Picture Books' as well as the usual reviews and information-pieces. Also of interest: Suh Heewon has a Q & A with The Man Who Loved Moebius Novelist Choi Jae-hoon.

"It’s unfortunate that an actor today would feel uncomfortable playing gay, especially on a program that has always put LGBT characters front and center."

"But Nelsan Ellis and Nathan Parsons are proof that Luke Grimes is not the norm. Grimes is the exception," said Stacy Lambe, Associate Editor of OUT Magazine.... Larry Gross, a professor specializing in LGBT and TV issues at the USCShow More Summary

"Hawkeye" Returns in July With Special Sign Language Issue

Matt Fraction and David Aja's acclaimed "Hawkeye" returns, after a delay due to a laborious process for the artist drawing the sign language themed issue.

A Farewell to Bop, the Classic Teen Magazine (1983-2014)

Goodbye Bop. Published by Laufer Media since 1983, the company also responsible for Tiger Beat, it was reported Thursday that the teen magazine would stop publishing monthly and begin releasing only special issues. Read more...

As Reason’s editor defends its racist history, here’s a copy of its holocaust denial “special issue

“The German concentration camps weren’t health centers, but they appear to have been far smaller and much less lethal than the Russian ones.” —Reason magazine, January 1976 Last weekend, I wrote about how Reason magazine — and theirShow More Summary

Osama bin Laden Murdered JFK Jr., Reports Shiny, Stapled Pages at 7-11

Star, a tentacle of tabloid kraken American Media, Inc., has a special "Who Shot JFK Jr.!" issue out. (No question mark!) Their answer: "Muslim terror kingpin Osama bin Laden." Or the Mob. Also, LBJ killed JFK, they report. It is a breathless corroboration of the far Right's favorite JFK conspiracy phantasies. Read more...

N.HOOLYWOOD x Casio G-Shock DW-5600NH-1ER

This season, Casio G-Shock partnered with Japanese fashion label N.HOOLYWOOD to release the special edition DW-5600NH-1ER. Taking design cues from military-specific “standard issue” timepieces, the digital wristwatch features a stealth… N.HOOLYWOOD x Casio G-Shock DW-5600NH-1ER is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

Marvel celebrates Comic-Con with 99-cent access to 13,000 comics

Marvel Comics has announced that it is letting people access the over 13,000 digital comic book issues in its Marvel Unlimited online service for Android for just $0.99 in a special promotion deal. For those of you who might be unfamiliar...Show More Summary

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