Denton Folly and the endless Tabness

“Do you consider us now?” asks the ever-expanding military of Cosby victims.

July 27, 2015

35 of the forty six ladies who have publicly accused bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault instructed their stories to the big apple magazine. The NYMag site has been down because of a denial of service assault (which may well be as a result of some dude doesn’t like big apple, town, even if that’s lovely questionable) however that you may read an archive of the principle story and hear to two of the women’s stories on Instagram. I’m told that you may buy printed-out copies of the magazine behind most vape stores (??), however it’s worthwhile to also learn it on Tumblr if you happen to’re that determined.

Gawker is the “Billy Corgan riding big Thunder Mountain” of media tales: it retains twisting and turning but it surely isn’t going any place and all of us hate it. Nick Denton spent the weekend speaking to any person he might find (except for his personal employees) about the brand new, 20% nicer Gawker, and posted his ideas to a random Google doc, in step with the corporate’s unique commitment to “radical jankiness.” Denton is offering generous severance to someone who desires to cease Gawker right now, but it surely’s now not yet clear whether or not enough team of workers will leave to fulfill Denton’s “20% nicer” goal.

“I’ll burn my eyes out, sooner than I get out…”

As you suspected, “get the app” is a euphemism for “go away at the moment” to sixty nine% of cell site guests (nice). All Android phones are hackable, and most of them will never be fastened. Jia Zhang’s bot @censusAmericans adds miserable descriptions of real people to your timeline. Twitter vows to make variety a precedence for in point of fact-truly-real this time, pinky swear. these days in what word did we use “algorithms” as an alternative of: “heuristics.” Choire made a convincing case that the brand new world is unimaginable, as a result of to make all the issues we’d like, we need to have already got the entire issues we need to make. however before the seas rise enough to drown us all, enjoy these brutalist sand castles.

Hate Reads: Stephen Marche did his best possible to write even more unforgivably about David Foster Wallace’s suicide than Birdlord Franzen did. And in keeping with Naomi Wolf, women lately endure unequal pay and social status because of how they speak. Debbie Cameron explained why that is utterly idiotic.

today in Sharks: demise From beneath

as of late’s music: the music of this train hitting an SUV limo is as excellent as anything else Radiohead ever recorded [by means of inky].

~If a tab be our lot, we should ourselves be its writer and finisher.~

this is these days in Tabs’s closing week sooner than August hiatus! I’m going to take action many fun things while totally ignoring the news next month! if you happen to discover that Tabs this week is even lazier than overall, it’s as a result of i have already stopped caring and am most effective writing it out of a obscure sense of obligation. if you wish to read it out of a vague feel of responsibility, you are able to do that on fast firm or in electronic mail.

[images: Flickr users @sage_solar, Ruth Hartnup]