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What big history says about how royal women exercise power.

In most cases, for example, the women had no say in whom they married. They were used as bargaining chips by their male relatives in an eternally shifting landscape of political alliances. They answered to their husbands and were usually excluded from war- and policymaking. But they found other ways to exert influence, some of which were not available to men.

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Women in Rock & Roll's First Wave.

Hundreds of women and girls created and performed rock and roll songs in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Their contributions shaped the culture and sound of rock and roll. This project is dedicated to preserving and telling their stories.

Die Logik der Aufstandsbekämpfung.

Keine Unterschiede? Bernard Harcourt stellt die drei letzten US-Präsidenten in eine Reihe. Was sie eint? Der autoritäre Verdacht gegen die eigenen Bürger.

Present /&/ Correct.

Organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

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Static Indieweb pt2: Using Webmentions.

How to pull interactions from social media platforms like Twitter back to your own site, using Webmentions, webmention.io and Bridgy.

Gregory Bateson changed the way we think about changing ourselves.

(…) both society and the environment are profoundly sick, skewed and ravaged by the Western obsession with control and power, a mindset made all the more destructive by advances in technology. However, any attempt to put things right with more intervention and more technology can only be another manifestation of the same wrongheadedness.

Why Does 8chan Exist at All?

The majority of internet traffic now flows through a few massive corporations. They accomplished this by figuring out the techniques that kept people returning to websites and then exploiting them to maximum effect. Slot machine blips and chimes are calibrated to give you a jolt of Pavlovian pleasure and so keep you glued to your device.


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The Book of Secret Knowledge.

A collection of inspiring lists, manuals, cheatsheets, blogs, hacks, one-liners, cli/web tools and more.