译文 | 「技术故障」


一周前,Diamond Reynolds 的男友 Philando Castile 在一次常规的交通拦截中被警察开枪击中。她很快打开了 Facebook 的直播功能,记录了她对事件经过的描述、也拍下了她与警官发生的冲突。这段视频立刻像野火一般四处传播。 然后视频就消失了…

译文 | 苹果之野望:统治音乐产业


苹果对音乐的执念仍然不为人所知——大多数人都只把关注点聚集在 Apple Music 和 Spotify 间付费流播(music streaming)服务的用户争夺战上。然而,苹果更让人感兴趣的发展方向,在于对音乐市场认知度的抢夺。苹果当前…

论世宗之失——从明代大礼议事件看传位礼制的内在价值


大礼议,是明世宗朱厚熜登基后,与朝臣因生父称号问题引起的一场论争。当时,以杨廷和、毛澄为首的正德旧臣认为,世宗按兄终弟及继承堂兄武宗的帝位,相当于过继给武宗之父孝宗,因大礼议,是明世宗朱厚熜登基后,与…

An Alternative Chinese Translation of Jesse Jackson's 1984 DNC Address


This is not a perfect party. We are not a perfect people. Yet, we are called to a perfect mission. Our mission: to feed the hungry; to clothe the naked; to house the homeless; to teach the illiterate; to provide jobs for the jobless; and to choose the human race over the nuclear race. 吾党并非至善之党,吾人亦非至善之人,然则应召以竟至善之业。曰:赈饥馑而衣短褐,庇寒士而教愚人…

Keynote | Security v. Privacy


Good morning, everyone. Today I'd like to share a special case with you, which is called Privacy v. Security. Imagine that you were an officer of the FBI. You just caught some terrorists who cruelly killed 14 people in San Bernardino. To get more information about their crime, you want to take a look into their phone, an iPhone 5c. However, it was protected by password. Normally, for guys working in the FBI, a 4-digit password is nothing more than a piece of cake - you can bypass it within 10,000 attempts, which can be easily done automatically and shortly with an external machine attached to the phone.…