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Philip Zimmermann: king of encryption reveals his fears for privacy
When Philip Zimmermann was campaigning for nuclear disarmament in the 1980s, he kept an escape plan in his back pocket. The inventor of the world’s most widely…
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3 days ago
This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns | WIRED
In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look…
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5 days ago
Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde: 'In prison, you become brain-dead'
The Västervik prison is as ugly as its surroundings are beautiful. Located a stone’s throw from the water in Gertrudsvik, a few hours drive south of Stockholm,…
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9 days ago
Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla
SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.
In late October 2001, Elon Musk went to Moscow to buy an intercontinental ballistic…
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14 days ago
Meeting Snowden in Princeton | Light Blue Touchpaper
I’m at Princeton where Ed Snowden is due to speak by live video link in a few minutes, and have a discussion with Bart Gellmann. Yesterday he spent four hours…
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17 days ago
LRB · Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden
It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing…
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18 days ago
How Not to Drown in Numbers
BIG data will save the world. How often have we heard that over the past couple of years? We’re pretty sure both of us have said something similar dozens of…
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20 days ago
Image Scaling using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks — Flipboard Engineering
This past summer I interned at Flipboard in Palo Alto, California. I worked on machine learning based problems, one of which was Image Upscaling. This post will…
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21 days ago
Numba — Numba
Numba gives you the power to speed up your applications with high performance functions written directly in Python. With a few annotations, array-oriented and math-heavy Python code can be just-in-time compiled to native machine instructions, similar in performance to C, C++ and Fortran, without having to switch languages or Python interpreters.
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21 days ago
Sam Harris Made Himself Look Like an Idiot in a Email Exchange with Chomsky and Has Shared It with the World
Sam Harris on CNN.Photo Credit: screenshot via CNN/Raw Story
The popular atheist and torture-supporter Sam Harris recently tried to “engineer a public…
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25 days ago
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Sunset over Hudson's Bay
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4 weeks ago
I, Robot
This story is part of Cory Doctorow’s short story collection “Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present,” published by Thunder’s Mouth, a division of Avalon…
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4 weeks ago
The future of flying - FT.com
t was night-time as my British Airways jumbo jet neared London’s Heathrow airport and through the window I could see the ominous glint of car headlights on the…
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5 weeks ago
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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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8 weeks ago
Dan McKinley :: Choose Boring Technology
Choose boring technology:

There's no school like the old school...
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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks ago
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RT : Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon joins White House as Director of IT
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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 weeks ago
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Had to stop on today's ride.
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10 weeks ago
sandeepmistry/noble
A node.js BLE (Bluetooth low energy) central module.
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10 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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10 weeks ago
Deft
nvAlt-like mode for emacs
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11 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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11 weeks ago
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