Just before midnight, UPS’s Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky begins to come alive. Boeing 757s start roaring overhead. Packages whoosh by on miles of conveyer belts. Before the sun is up, 1.6 million packages will be unloaded and loaded again, sent along toward their final destinations.
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6. Achilles Heel
Every week there's some new shit with the moon. I'm tired of the moon.
Our shortened Labor Day week was dominated by the celebrity nude leak, which answered the question "what would it take to get Google search traffic to return to Gawker" with a resounding "J-Law, Kate Upton Nudes Leak." Dayna, Michelle, Jordan, Gabby, and Sam all contributed a lot of reporting and writing to making…
Above you can see a chart of Gawker's traffic (in "U.S. people," the Quantcast statistic we use to calculate targets) over the last six months.
"five star event what is event new event old world fantastic book fast as always happy to read awaiting new events hope to understand" — "Sveitslav" gives Slavoj Zizek's new book Event: Philosophy in Transit a five-star review on Amazon.
At this point some 60 percent of traffic on the internet is made up of bots. Half of that traffic is "malicious"—spammers, hackers, scrapers, impersonators. This means that at a minimum nearly one-third of all internet traffic is "fake." Bots impersonating bots. Bots impersonating humans. Humans impersonating bots.
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The New York Times published an infuriating report this morning that highlights the ways in which millions of poor Americans will be left without health coverage because 26 Republican-controlled states refused to expand Medicaid coverage. Two-thirds of poor black Americans and single mothers will be without coverage…
Why would we build a "hyperloop" instead of just moving everyone in America to one huge city?
If you're a "normal married dude," who also happens to have a ton of sex on the side, you probably go to a motel or the back of a Jeep, I don't know. But if you're Google's executive chairman, knee deep in it with billions to spend, you have this soundproofed third base Xanadu.