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Why Is Elon Musk so Hell-Bent on Going to Mars?
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Why is Elon Musk so hellbent on going to Mars?
There are two answers to this. One is the actual answer. The other isn’t…
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2 days ago
Neal Stephenson - Read the first 26 pages of Seveneves
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Posted by Chen Posted by Chen Thanks to the folks at HarperCollins and various…
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3 days ago
CRS-6 First Stage Landing - YouTube
CRS-6 First Stage "Landing", love the poor RCS thruster valiantly trying to maintain vertical at touchdown
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3 days ago
spacebeast : Falcon 9 first stage lands on target after...
Photo: Falcon 9 first stage lands on target after boost-back, then tips over. Just like most of my Kerbal...
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4 days ago
spacebeast : Finally, the space station will have an Italian...
They're finally getting around to the important amenities in space: ISSpresso
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4 days ago
programming.html
How to Write Computer Programs by Gary D. Knott email: knott@civilized.com
The title of this essay could be recast in current parlence as “How to Develop…
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5 days ago
spacebeast : To Recover First Stage, Just Read the Instructions...
To Recover First Stage, Just Read the Instructions | The Planetary Society - They named their drone ships...
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8 days ago
Life after Pimco: Mohamed El-Erian on economics, politics and his hope for a 'Sputnik moment'
View slideshow Mohamed El-Erian spoke at a financial meeting, the CFA Institute's annual Fixed Income Management Conference, in Huntington Beach in October…
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12 days ago
Excerpt from the Winds of Winter | George R.R. Martin
She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where.
The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils… or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of…
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15 days ago
spacebeast : Great space illustrators: David A Hardy
Great space illustrators: David A Hardy - This is a sudden posting, prompted merely by reading that Saturn...
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16 days ago
Dan McKinley :: Choose Boring Technology
Choose boring technology:

There's no school like the old school...
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17 days ago
What’s It Like to Fly Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic into Space?
A Detailed Guide to Virgin Galactic’s Space Flight, from Hitting Supersonic Speeds to Hurtling into Zero-G
It is possible to fill in some details of future…
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18 days ago
C-51 and CSE: Who Knows What Evils Lurk in the Shadows?
Security and Intelligence Illustration by Cameron Tulk
A revised version of this piece is forthcoming in After the Paris Attacks: Responses from Canada, Europe,…
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21 days ago
Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics - The Intercept
Share Canada’s electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’…
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24 days ago
Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First”
On June 15, 1983, three days before launch aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride takes a last look at Houston before taking off in a T-38 jet, bound for…
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25 days ago
Surviving the First Night Home with Your New Puppy - How to Train Your Puppy to Sleep Through the Night
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." -Charles Dickens (he must have had a puppy!) That Dickens quote really sums up what it's like having a…
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26 days ago
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RT : Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon joins White House as Director of IT
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4 weeks ago
Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty - The New Yorker
Unix, one of the earliest computer-operating systems, was developed between the late nineteen-sixties and the early nineteen-eighties, by A.T. & T. Bell…
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4 weeks ago
Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney | Playboy
Photography by Nicholas Kalman
Dick Cheney likes lattes. Seated in his favorite brown-leather chair in the sunlit study of his home in McLean, Virginia, the…
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4 weeks ago
Harper Lee's Forgotten True-Crime Project
The telephone rang at two-thirty in the morning. Clients often called Tom Radney's home, so the lawyer knew right away why Reverend Willie Maxwell was on the…
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4 weeks ago
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Had to stop on today's ride.
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4 weeks ago
sandeepmistry/noble
A node.js BLE (Bluetooth low energy) central module.
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4 weeks ago
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time' - InformationWeek
(Image: Geralt via Pixabay) In April, one of the open source code movement’s first and biggest success stories, the Network Time Protocol, will reach a decision…
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5 weeks ago
Deft
nvAlt-like mode for emacs
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5 weeks ago
It’s Only Color
Working with color while designing is really about creating another dimension in your medium. Choosing a successful palette creates a foundation for adding…
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5 weeks ago
Farewell, Bro: How Matt Fraction's 'Hawkeye' changed Marvel Comics | EW.com
Related Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, became the greatest sharpshooter known to man. He then joined the Avengers. This is what he does when he’s not being an…
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6 weeks ago
Seascape
Real enough for just a touch of sea sickness - WebGL has come a long way
3d  water  webgl  post 
6 weeks ago
The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too!
The Sky's No Limit! Amazing opportunity for BC girls brought to you by !
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7 weeks ago
"Total Information Awareness": The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Bill C-51 - Michael Geist
RT : The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill: info sharing provisions
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8 weeks ago
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari…
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8 weeks ago
User:Giraffedata/comprised of - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have edited thousands of articles so they do not contain the phrase “comprised of.” Edit summaries for those edits usually refer to this page.
This page…
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9 weeks ago
Lets review.. Docker (again) | Cal Leeming Blog
RT : "So I decided to give Docker another chance and put it into production for 6 months and.... abysmal performance++"
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9 weeks ago
The People of Sand and Slag - Short story by Paolo Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories)
“The People of Sand and Slag” starts as straight military science fiction — and then twists. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. “Hostile…
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10 weeks ago
Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome — Backchannel — Medium
RT : One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake - Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome
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10 weeks ago
The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why
Note: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit…
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12 weeks ago
Understanding the blockchain - O'Reilly Radar
Editor’s note: this post originally published on the author’s website in three pieces: “The Blockchain is the New Database, Get Ready to Rewrite Everything,”…
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12 weeks ago
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