Domestic batterer and human hashtag Gurbaksh Chahal was unceremiously fired by the RadiumOne board for being an utterly indefensible tool. Chahal's self-righteous blog post amply justifies your least charitable thoughts about him. Meanwhile Github announced that ex-CEO Tom Preston-Warner, who already resigned, is now double secret fired for being totally to blame for that whole regrettable "high profile female employee quits in disgust" kerfuffle, but nothing else about Github is in any way to blame for any of that, no sir or, as the case may certainly be, ma'am. Adrianne Jeffries has more at the Verge. Reached for comment yesterday, Not-All-Man said "is this the American Dream?"
Sorry about yesterday, but I was like.
Jenna Wortham wrote about the incontrovertible fact that tech is not as big a deal in New York as some NY tech boosters would like, and of course some people got mad. I mean, they're trying their best to be like SV but it's hard out here for a founder. Josh Miller might be right that the era of the giant tech platform is over. AOL suffered a security breach that may have compromised the personal data of literally dozens of users of whatever service AOL actually provides now. Entity search at long last. Music on fire. IRL Club 3 is tomorrow and Adrian Chen will finally dox Satoshi Nakamoto for real! This is completely true and not at all an obvious joke that the voluntary autists of Bitcoin are unable to recognize. ICYMI: Microsoft announced a bug in IE that could allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the currently-running virus or botnet. Anything running Windows XP will have this vulnerability forever, so happy hunting!
We will reach these targets in three to six months through a combination of dogged reporting and liberal utilization of the faux-naif voice— alex pareene (@pareene) April 25, 2014
The Next Probably Like Nine Days in Longreads: There have been a lot of good #longreads lately. For example, Chris Stokel-Warner at Buzzfeed did the best reporting I've seen on who maintains OpenSSL and how Heartbleed happened. Also in Buzzfeed, McKay Coppins has a lot of sharp observations about the "new" Paul Ryan if you can overlook his somewhat over-credulous general vibe. (Chait provides context). And Hunter Schwartz completes the hat trick with The Secret History Of Britney Spears' Lost Album. Patrick Radden Keefe has a hell of a story to tell in the New Yorker about the capture of Mexican drug lord El Chapo. Wired has Gideon Lewis-Kraus on the dark underbelly of the startup scene's "killing it" myth. Natasha Gardner's memoir of her MS diagnosis in some magazine from Colorado is quite a read. And how about Mike Spies tracking down Truther honcho and the creator of "Loose Change" Dylan Avery for Vocativ, and discovering that even he doesn't believe Bush was behind 9/11 anymore. "I don’t think Bush could plan a bowl of cereal" should stand as humanity's final word on the whole Bush era.
I refuse to do any more of my trademark explainers until this madness ends.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) April 25, 2014
Pareene joins Taibbi, Greenwald, and Poitras at First Look, outrage concentration increases to near-critical levels. J. Dilla Beat Analyzed. Irony Redefined. Amazing human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin is engaged. Chelsea Peretti models the official outerwear of Today in Tabs. Eagle huntress photos undervalued. Vox is made of people. #Normcore overthought.
Today's New TV Show / Conflict of Interest: John Oliver's Last Week Tonight
Today's Song: Lykke Li's new album "I Never Learn" is streaming on NPR
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