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RT : In “Revenge of the Nerds,” Lewis, the movie’s hero, was framed as a nerd conqueror, but, really, he is the embodime…
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横文字で分かりづらいがこの人プロフィールに書いてあるように歯医者なんだが、歯医者がなぜこういう写真を、撮る機会があるのか
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The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $20bn startup driving Apple, Amazon and Facebook | WIRED UK
There’s also 20 labelled “particularly great” – including books on imperialism, engineering and democracy as well as Nick Bostrom’s Anthropic Bias and Rebecca Goldstein’s libidinous philosophy novel The Mind-Body Problem. One of those 20 greats is special: The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal, by Nature editor M Mitchell Waldrop. This particular book shapes Stripe’s soul – it was out of print for years until Patrick bought the rights and republished it, handing out free copies to every staff member and to anyone who visits Stripe’s headquarters.

The book is a sprawling history of the ideas and individuals that got us from punch cards to personal computers. Taking in everyone from Alan Turing to Tim Berners Lee, the book focuses on Licklider, a visionary polymath psychologist from Missouri who, during his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Pentagon, mentored Robert Taylor – who implemented Licklider’s ideas of a computer network as the ARPAnet that ultimately evolved into the Internet – Douglas Englebart and many of those who created computing as we know it.

He envisaged a man-computer Symbiosis – a collaborative connection between people and technology. Building Licklider’s Dream Machine fell to the mavericks, the outsiders and the rebels at MIT, Carnegie Mellon, UCBerkeley, RAND, BBN, SRI and Xerox PARC. The Collison brothers love the messy, chaotic and unexpected nature of Licklider’s gang.

“One reading of the Dream Machine, the take away certainly that we had, is how accidental the whole thing seemed,” John explains, sitting in a glass-fronted office in Stripe’s headquarters. “How easily it could not have happened and how much it relied on a set of very motivated people who really believed in the long-term idea, pushing it through. That’s one important lesson to take away – this thing that has been so impactful for so many people… was it inevitable? It’s not obvious that it was.”
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Miscellaneous Files: Olivia Laing - Guernica
In the first installment of our multimedia interview series, Olivia Laing uses screenshots to explain how the secretarial parts of writing can be both pleasurable and productive.
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RT : I hope my D.C. folks catch my Soul in the Horn set next Saturday at the Kennedy Center with queen 🧡
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On @FoxNews now with @BillHemmer and @DanaPerino discussing the latest with Judge Kavanaugh.
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[FIC] in the vegas lights - doctorkaitlyn - Buzzfeed: Worth It (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
“Hi, Andrew,” Steven says, words nearly lost under a particularly grandiose sweep of Shane’s fingers along the keys. His smile doesn’t quite reach his eyes, and his fingers are tapping against the polished surface of the bar in a gesture that seems to be more related to nerves than getting Andrew’s attention.

Andrew’s had dreams that started like this. More than he cares to think of.

Steven’s name is on the tip of his tongue, but he forces himself to swallow it down, nearly chokes on it as he spits out words that are simultaneously more and less painful.

“What are you doing here?”

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or, three years after crumbling like a house of cards, Andrew and Steven come back together again.
fandom:buzzfeedworthit  pairing:andrew/steven  length:20-50k  author:doctorkaitlyn  fic 
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The Python Unicode Mess
Unicode has solved a lot of problems. Anyone that remembers the mess of ISO-8859-* vs. CP437 (and of course it’s even worse for non-Western languages) can attest to that. And of course, these…
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Untitled (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/business/real-vision-hedge-fund-video.html)
Nice NYT piece on Real Vision. 1. Best financial commentary at a price point over $0 (that’…
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Oh these girls together! Melt my heart memories.
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RT : Kind of remarkable that this story made nary a ripple in a week dominated by the Kavanaugh wars.
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'Houston Rap Tapes' Is An Encyclopedic Look At The Bayou City's Hip-Hop Culture And History | KUT
'Houston Rap Tapes' Is An Encyclopedic Look At The Bayou City's Hip-Hop Culture And History (via Instapaper)
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Massdrop x MiTo Canvas XDA Custom Keycap Set | Price & Reviews | Massdrop
This looks to be the Massdrop page for the original XDA Canvas R1 drop.
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I know I moan about it often, but why so many docs on royals (especially the bloody Tudors and Plantagenets) and Vi…
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I still love the name Blogracer as well. It’s still valid. It just does not include the concept. A…
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"We underestimate those even a decade younger than us when we have more in common inter-generationally than we thin…
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Kdysi fungovalo, ze pokud posilas hromadne na max 5 seznamackejch adres najednou (a zaroven neomezene…
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So today Poppy the foster kitten went to her adoptive home. I’m very happy for her, and her brother and sister are…
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RT : Free Epson Printer
Needs tuning
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RT : So he went to Yale TWICE ?

Still puzzled. I have a Master's Degree in Law from Cambridge, but I only had to go the…
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1) Teeth are issue. Not only are they a mode of defense/offense, but they're more senstive to temperature and press…
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Got a new laptop which arrived yesterday. Today, in order to use it to study, I had to spend 30 minutes uninstallin…
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Life lesson: don't expect service at the make up counters in John Lewis if your look is "a toddler attacked my face…
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Finally putting some knowledge into my collection of urban fungi photos. I bought the first of few books! First ide…
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Almost every time I have a look at trollish accounts in favour of locking up children, separating them from their p…
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Unbridled Affection - dalmatienne - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
“Horses are simultaneously afraid of everything and fear nothing,” Tyson hissed to Nate, “they are God’s true mistake.”

Tyson was absolutely, one hundred percent not afraid of horses.

He was, however, severely allergic to horses.

“Either way dude, it just doesn’t seem like working for Medieval Times is the best thing for you and your needs,” Nate said.
fandom:hockey  pairing:landeskog/barrie  author:dalmatienne  rating:nc-17  length:10-30k  stars:8  genre:romance  genre:friendship  genre:humour  genre:illness  &au  #misunderstandings 
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“Regularly invest in your skills and produce artifacts that show your commitment to your craft.  Start small and pr…
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i don’t drink, but what i definitely do is barricade myself in the kitchen all day with green tea and my CBD/THC va…
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dear ALL of my friends and colleagues in your 20s/30s, when you're 55 I'm going to check up on you. if you're not h…
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dear ALL of my friends and colleagues in your 20s/30s, when you're 55 I'm going to check up on you. if you're not h…
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Heading out to sing in local annual Punk Rock Karaoke with excellent band My Midlife Crisis, raising funds for ment…
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THIS is why we lost and why we MUST fight fire with fire. “But what McConnell...showed is that the GOP is willing t…
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Dwumfour is visibly upset, and everyone is gathered around him. Awful.
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Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini (Immersive Theater)
The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini - a few photos from Mark Shelby Perry 2018. Tickets:
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The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini - a few photos from Mark Shelby Perry 2018. Tickets:
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