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Snowden’s Chronicler Reveals Her Own Life Under Surveillance
Laura Poitras has a talent for disappearing. In her early documentaries like My Country, My Country and The Oath, her camera seems to float invisibly in rooms…
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2 days ago
Printing - Daisy Ridley - Interview Magazine
Daisy Ridley I don't know if I can prepare for what's to come because I don't know what will. —Daisy Ridley Making it and breaking it in Hollywood sometimes…
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5 days ago
The End of Big Data
Personal data is anything but personal. Our phones and televisions listen in on us; the most powerful corporations in the world trade in consumer tics, browsing…
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9 days ago
spacebeast : The Chang'e 3 lunar lander sitting lonely on the...
📷 The Chang'e 3 lunar lander sitting lonely on the regolith from the Planetary Society
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9 days ago
Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia: Remembering NASA’s lost astronauts | Ars Technica
RT : Remembering the crews today that we've lost, especially my best friend Ed White who perished in the Apollo 1 fire.
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10 days ago
Education Is Performance Art
Damian Dovarganes / AP Education, at its most engaging, is performance art. From the moment a teacher steps into the classroom, students look to him or her to…
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11 days ago
Twitter
It sounds crazy, but disabling npm's progress bar yields a 2x npm install speed improvement for me
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13 days ago
Spring Boot Reference Guide
AuthorsPhillip Webb, Dave Syer, Josh Long, Stéphane Nicoll, Rob Winch, Andy Wilkinson, Marcel Overdijk, Christian Dupuis, Sébastien…
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24 days ago
TCFAQ C5c) Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking
Contributed by Chris Landsea (NHC)
During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy…
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4 weeks ago
Edge.org
Well, the obvious place to start was that little paper where scientists used CRISPR technology to show that Homo naledi buried their dead next to coursing…
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4 weeks ago
Elon Musk and the Rocket Launch as Cultural Event
A time-lapse photo captures the Falcon 9 launch and landing. I have watched a lot of rocket-launch live streams. I know how they work. If it’s a big American…
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5 weeks ago
spacebeast : WATCH: SpaceX Celebrates A Spectacular...
WATCH: SpaceX Celebrates A Spectacular Accomplishment
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6 weeks ago
spacebeast : First stage landing from the SpaceX Orbcomm 2...
📷 First stage landing from the SpaceX Orbcomm 2 launch. What an awesome achievement!
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6 weeks ago
Bitrot and atomic COWs: Inside “next-gen” filesystems
Most people don’t care much about their filesystems. But at the end of the day, the filesystem is probably the single most important part of an operating…
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7 weeks ago
Why we’re going back to the Moon—with or without NASA
It was time for the spent rocket to die. So the 2,000kg Centaur upper stage, about the size of a yellow school bus, detached from its spacecraft and began…
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7 weeks ago
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace—Stephen Wolfram Blog
(New York Public Library)
Ada Lovelace was born 200 years ago today. To some she is a great hero in the history of computing; to others an overestimated minor…
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8 weeks ago
How to explain the KGB’s amazing success identifying CIA agents in the field?
As the Cold War drew to a close with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, those at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, finally hoped to resolve many…
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8 weeks ago
Oral Argument
We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to publish internationally bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson’s first stand-alone short story in twenty-five years.…
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8 weeks ago
Elon Musk Is Ready to Conquer Mars
Following the current fashion for visionary technological geniuses to be portrayed through three critical moments in their lives,* here are three from Elon…
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8 weeks ago
Trudeau’s Canada, Again
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, six days after Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party, was sworn in as prime minister of Canada, I was shown into his office on the…
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8 weeks ago
Atmospheric Scientist Ken Caldeira Argues That the Paris Climate Talks Won’t Go Far Enough | MIT Technology Review
Many years ago, I protested at the gates of a nuclear power plant. For a long time, I believed it would be easy to get energy from biomass, wind, and solar.…
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10 weeks ago
Our Generation Ships Will Sink
As noted in Cory’s review, Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora makes an undeniable case for ecological stewardship through a rigorous, gripping technological…
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10 weeks ago
Elasticsearch as a Time Series Data Store | Elastic
As the project manager of stagemonitor , an open source performance monitoring tool, I've recently been looking for a database to replace the cool-but-aging…
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12 weeks ago
What Do Bertlmann’s Socks Mean to the Nature of Reality?
One can be reasonably certain that when the title of an article includes the phrase “The Nature of Reality”, thought provoking words must surely lie ahead. But…
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12 weeks ago
Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy
LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. It was the first time we’d met in person; he first emailed me…
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12 weeks ago
The trust machine
BITCOIN has a bad reputation. The decentralised digital cryptocurrency, powered by a vast computer network, is notorious for the wild fluctuations in its value,…
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12 weeks ago
Meet the man who holds the future of the Internet in his hands — and thinks most security experts are “completely crazy”
It took years for the Internet to reach its first 100 computers. Today, 100 new ones join each second. And running deep within the silicon souls of most of…
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12 weeks ago
The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed.
The digital revolution in higher education has happened. In the fall of 2012, the most recent semester with complete data in the U.S., four million…
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november 2015
The Hacking Team Defectors
I am sitting in a nondescript all-white office room in Sliema, a touristy, commercial town that faces Malta’s capital of Valletta. I’m staring at my computer,…
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november 2015
arqfs - GoDoc
Arqfs implements a file system interface to a collection of Arq backups.
backup  tool  osx 
october 2015
Read the Sci-Fi Story ‘Fresh Prince of Gamma World’ Here
The below story, “”The Fresh Prince of Gamma World,”” appears in Press Start to Play, a new anthology I edited with Daniel H. Wilson featuring stories inspired…
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october 2015
A deathblow to the Death Star: The rise and fall of NASA’s Shuttle-Centaur
In January 1986, astronaut Rick Hauck approached his STS-61F crew four months before their mission was scheduled to launch. The shuttle Challenger was set to…
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october 2015
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