Monthly Archives: February 2018

What can we learn from Marie Stopes's 1918 book Married Love?

A century on, its overheated language can seem quaint, but the book was a pioneering attempt to tackle a problem that is still unsolved Love guru … Marie Stopes. Photograph: PA “More than ever today are happy homes needed,” declared crafty Marie Carmichael Stopes in the very first sentence of her sex manual Married Love, …

New York Times hires and fires head opinion writer within 7 hours over her friendship with a Nazi and racist slurs

  Quinn Norton.Cory Doctorow from London, UK The New York Times hired and fired opinion writer Quinn Norton in the space of seven hours on Tuesday. Twitter users uncovered Norton’s friendship with neo-Nazi Andrew Auernheimer, as well as her use of homophobic and racist slurs in old tweets. Norton defended herself in sequence of tweets …

How e-sports stars broke into the Dota 2 scene – CNET

Like regular sporting events, most e-sports tournaments feature a host, casters and analysts to provide commentary and explanations to the watching crowd.   Aloysius Low/CNET Clowning is serious business if you’re a professional idiot like Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, or Slacks as he’s commonly known. Kanner didn’t exactly set out to become famous among millions of …

Credit Suisse trims 4Q loss, cites upside of US tax reform

Updated 3:07 am, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: ‘thumbnails-c’, container: ‘taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-4’, placement: ‘Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 4’, target_type: ‘mix’ }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Swiss bank Credit Suisse, smiles prior to the press conference of the full-year results of 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone …

Cloudflare emerges triumphant in Blackbird patent lawsuit

Kurt Bauschardt US judges have dismissed a case against Cloudflare brought forward by Blackbird over what may be considered nothing more than a weaponized patent. On Tuesday, cloud services provider Cloudflare revealed that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed Blackbird’s case against Cloudflare. Blackbird Technologies says the company …