ReHacked vol. 230: The Hunt for the King of the Dark Web, How to sabotage your salary negotiation efforts, Someone needs to save the Internet Archives from the lawyers and more

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ReHacked vol. 230: The Hunt for the King of the Dark Web, How to sabotage your salary negotiation efforts, Someone needs to save the Internet Archives from the lawyers and more
One of the mystery slides shows a section of the BART Tube segment being constructed. (C) PetaPixel

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Where do fonts come from? This one business, mostly - The Hustle #design #history

In 1440, when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in order to mass-produce Bibles, his books came with another innovation: the first font.

For the next several centuries, countless foundries sprung up to mimic the characters forged on Gutenberg’s metal plates, experimenting with typefaces and new fonts (a typeface is the umbrella category for a uniquely designed set of letters, such as Times New Roman; a font is a specific variation of a typeface, such as Times New Roman in 16 point bold).

Monotype arrived at the end of the 19th century. The company was founded in Philadelphia by Tolbert Lanston, whose monotype machine invention allowed for increased speed and efficiency when producing type. Over the next few decades, Monotype, by then with branches in the US and the UK, developed popular typefaces such as Gill Sans, Perpetua, and Times New Roman.

The Hunt for the King of the Dark Web - YouTube #privacy #security #crime #darkweb

The operator of a dark web market becomes one of the most wanted men in the world. In a spectacular operation, the authorities try to bring him down.

Shun Watanabe on Connecting Japan, Music and Fashion | Tokyo Weekender #culture #art #fashion #history

The first time Shun Watanabe and I meet for an interview, the stylist and editor spends two hours retelling tales from his 20-plus years as one of the top shakers in the Tokyo fashion scene. Thanks to his long career working both in Japan and abroad — often in Europe and the U.S. — he is full of anecdotes, many of which involve the biggest names of the 2000s. It’s clear that he loves to relive the good old days.

How to sabotage your salary negotiation efforts before you even start #career

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
-Upton Sinclair

Talking to recruiters is exactly the same, and one of the biggest mistakes we see our users make is sharing information too early. This is generally the only mistake we can’t walk back — once you share information, you can’t undo it, and sharing information actually has no upside, only downside. When you’re ready to negotiate, you’re doing so deliberately because you already know the state of the world, and you’re choosing to reveal the parts that set you up for success. Before that, you’re just revealing stuff that can be used against you.

Specifically, do not share with recruiters anything about your salary history (though it’s illegal in many states to ask this directly, there are indirect ways of asking, and many still do), your salary expectations, where else you’re interviewing, and how far along in the process you are with other companies. In short, don’t share any information about money or other interviews.

Someone needs to save the Internet Archives from the lawyers and I have an idea | TechRadar #copyrights #internet #history

Throughout most of that history, the non-profit Internet Archive has been there, first capturing the web itself and ultimately packaging it as the Wayback Machine and soon sucking in all kinds of digital content, acting as a sentinel for our binary thoughts and experiences.

It's like the fully digital counterpart to the US Government's Library of Congress which has spent much of its history archiving physical content in the form of books, music, movies, and artifacts.

The two often work together, and the Internet Archive also gets funding support from the government, but only one of them is being sued on two fronts by lawyers from major book publishers and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) who insist the Internet Archive is nothing more than a mass copyright infringer.


My thinking is that frequent partner The Library of Congress can put a stop to this by buying the Internet Archive. Make it a government body and protect all that digital content. I think these lawyers may be less inclined to sue the US Federal government.

The LOC already preserves Tweets (at least it did, I have no idea what it's doing about Xes) because of their historical significance. Are websites and how we wrote and talked online about the world around us any less important? Clearly, the Internet Archive's other work with books, music, photos, and Web videos dovetails neatly with the Library of Congress' core objectives. Acquiring the Internet Archive and saving it all just makes sense.

This needs to happen now before the Internet Archive loses these suits and it's just too late.

A retiring consultant’s advice on consultants #economy #career

Do not be fooled by the eloquent veterans who will turn up to your office to plead for your business. The work will mostly be done by clever but pimply 20-somethings, armed with two-by-two matrix frameworks recycled from client to client.

“We’re All Just Temporarily Abled” - Jim Nielsen’s Blog #society

1 in 5 people currently have a disability. 100% of people will have some form of disability in their lifetime.

The Mystery of an Abandoned Cabinet Full of Kodachrome Slides in San Francisco | PetaPixel #history

A mystery unfolded when a cabinet full of Kodachrome slides was discovered lying on the sidewalk in a San Francisco neighborhood.

The 920 Kodachrome slides shows San Francisco in the 1960s undergoing changes as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system was built, the subway beneath Market Street was constructed, as well as fascinating photos of daily life in the Californian municipality.

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