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Kevin Drum Is Pretty Thankful This Year
28 Nov 2014 2:46am GMT Kevin Drum: And one more thing: health care is suddenly a lot more real to me than ever before. Sure, I’ve always favored universal health care as a policy position. But now? It’s all I can do to wonder why anyone, no matter how principled their beliefs, would want to deny the kind of care I’ve gotten to even a single person. Not grudging, bare-bones care that’s an endless nightmare of stress and bill collectors. Decent, generous care that the richest country in the...

[Sponsor] The New Doxie Go Wi-Fi — Scan Anywhere, $50 Off for DF Readers
25 Nov 2014 8:07pm GMT Just released: Doxie Go Wi-Fi is the tiny, rechargeable document and receipt scanner that scans anywhere — no computer required — then syncs wirelessly to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Doxie’s elegant Mac and iOS apps make it easy to go paperless. Doxie handles any workflow — save scans to your desktop, share with your favorite apps, or send to cloud services like Evernote and Dropbox. A new open developer API lets you build Doxie support into your service, software, or...

Darren Wilson’s Testimony Is Unbelievable
25 Nov 2014 7:52pm GMT Ezra Klein, writing at Vox: But on Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence given to the grand jury, including the interview police did with Wilson in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. And so we got to read, for the first time, Wilson’s full, immediate account of his altercation with Brown. And it is unbelievable. I mean that in the literal sense of the term: “difficult or impossible to believe.” But I want to be clear here....

Android Gradient Screenshot Madness
25 Nov 2014 7:27pm GMT Peter-Paul Koch: It turns out that there are differences between gradients on the various Android devices. This is not a browser thing, but an actual device thing. I compared the same gradient test on different Android devices in Firefox, Android WebKit, and Chrome, and found the same differences between the browsers. It became obvious that there are incompatibilities between these Androids’ graphical … thingies, and that browsers don’t (can’t?) work around them. So...

Paul Ford on HTML5 and the World of Web Standards
24 Nov 2014 6:28pm GMT Paul Ford, writing for The New Yorker: You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The question is: Does this concern you? The answer, at least for citizens of the Internet, is yes: it is worth understanding both what HTML5 is and who controls the W3C. And it is worth knowing a little bit about the mysterious, conflict-driven cultural process whereby HTML5 became...

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