Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-11-25

  • A Business With No End – The New York Times
    **This article is amazing and has all the things.

    Olivet University was established in California in 2000 by an evangelical pastor named David Jang. His global religious community — often referred to, simply, as “the Community” — has been the subject of numerous articles that allege labor violations, fraud and abuse. That includes a 2014 Mother Jones story in which former religious followers of Mr. Jang said that the Community recruited them from China and brought them to the U.S. on student visas to study at Olivet University. In reality, the followers said, they spent most of their time working illegally, for very little pay, churning out clickbait for the International Business Times.

  • You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage… — ProPublica
    Schmidt’s privacy concerns began the day after he registered his new CPAP unit with ResMed, its manufacturer. He opted out of receiving any further information. But he had barely wiped the sleep out of his eyes the next morning when a peppy email arrived in his inbox. It was ResMed, praising him for completing his first night of therapy. “Congratulations! You’ve earned yourself a badge!” the email said.
  • 3D printers emit microparticles that can embed in your lungs
    Four years of research shows that 3D printers emit hazardous microparticles–which can embed themselves in your lungs forever.
  • Secret Hitler
    Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5-10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.

    Players are secretly divided into two teams: the liberals, who have a majority, and the fascists, who are hidden to everyone but each other. If the liberals can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the elections and save the day. But the fascists will say whatever it takes to get elected, advance their agenda, and win the game.

    from Jeff

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