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Ten Things I Hate About Object-Oriented Programming — The JOT Blog
Boy, I some days I really hate object-oriented programming.

Apparently I’m not the only one. In the immortal words of Edsger Dijkstra: “Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.”
computing  programming  OOP 
23 hours ago by naijeru
On its 30th anniversary, IRC evokes memories of the internet's early days
I used IRC in the early 1990s, when there were all kinds of fun things to do. There was a server with a bot that played Boggle. I was the know-it-all music snob who got kicked out of a chat channel someone set up at Woodstock ’94. I created keyboard macros that spewed out ASCII art. I skipped Mike Tyson’s pay-per-view boxing match in 2006 to watch someone describe it on IRC.

<jon12345> lewis connects again
<jon12345> arg
<jon12345> on the ropes
<CaZtRo> tyson is DOWN
<DaNNe_> no!
<DaNNe_> why ..
internet  history  computing 
yesterday by terry
Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives
There was a moment of silence, and then something odd happened. The channel went blank. The list of users disappeared, and NetCruiser politely played the Windows alert chime through the speakers. At the bottom of the IRC window, a new message now stood alone: "You have been kicked from channel #descent for the following reason: f*** off newbie". I guess the Internet of 1995 wasn't that different from the Internet of 2018.
internet  history  computing 
yesterday by terry
Genome hackers show no one’s DNA is anonymous anymore • WIRED
Megan Molteni:
<p>the amount of DNA information housed in digital data stores has exploded, with no signs of slowing down. Consumer companies like 23andMe and Ancestry have so far created genetic profiles for more than 12 million people, according to recent industry estimates. Customers who download their own information can then choose to add it to public genealogy websites like GEDmatch, which gained national notoriety earlier this year for its role in leading police to a suspect in the Golden State Killer case.

Those interlocking family trees, connecting people through bits of DNA, have now grown so big that they can be used to find more than half the US population. In fact, according to new research led by Erlich, <a href="">published in Science</a>, more than 60% of Americans with European ancestry can be identified through their DNA using open genetic genealogy databases, regardless of whether they’ve ever sent in a spit kit.

“The takeaway is it doesn’t matter if you’ve been tested or not tested,” says Erlich, who is now the chief science officer at MyHeritage, the third largest consumer genetic provider behind 23andMe and Ancestry. “You can be identified because the databases already cover such large fractions of the US, at least for European ancestry.”</p>

Give it a few more years and governments trying to track people (spies? Murderous assassins?) down will publish DNA taken from the scene and, little sigh, say that they don't seem to have any more leads and leave it to open source journalists.
privacy  dna  computing 
yesterday by charlesarthur
G4UGM's Vintage Computer Pages
Well on here you will find an eclectic collection of miscellaneous junk, mostly to do with "Vintage and Classic" computing, whatever that is when its at home!
retro  computing  history  emulator  opensource 
yesterday by cyberchucktx
Featured news - New half-light half-matter particles may hold the key to a computing revolution - University of Exeter
Scientists have discovered new particles that could lie at the heart of a future technological revolution based on photonic circuitry, leading to superfast, light-based computing.
computing  light  trend 
2 days ago by euler
Amazon's Echo May Be Able to Read Your Emotions - The Atlantic
Alexa Wants to Know How You’re Feeling Today

Amazon has patented technology that would allow its devices to read your emotional and physical state, and sell advertisements based on them. Are we entering the era of the mood-targeted ad?
internetofthings  computing  advertising  personalization  emotions  privacy  atlantic  amazon 
2 days ago by jorgebarba

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