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A New Kind of Science: A 15-Year View – Backchannel
A New Kind of Science : A 15-Year View Starting now, in celebration of its 15th anniversary, A New Kind of Science will be freely available in its entirety,…
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5 days ago
"Still Under Active Consideration": Five Proposed Earth-Orbital Apollo Missions for the 1970s (1971)
The General Electric D-2 Apollo design is shown here in circumlunar flight; it was, however, conceived mainly as an Earth-orbital spacecraft. Image credit:…
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7 days ago
Why Are Economists Giving Piketty the Cold Shoulder?
Class & Inequality May 12, 2017 22 Min read time Topics: economy politics poverty Share: Janitor in Goldman Sachs building. Photo: Andrew Russeth ‘Capital in…
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9 days ago
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
“The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[…] The risks at stake are profound…
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12 days ago
Andy Weir: The Short Story Prequel to The Martian - WHSmith Blog
Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story Please note: This story includes language that some might find offensive. November 13th Holy crap. I mean…
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12 days ago
The IDAR Graph - ACM Queue
The March/April issue of acmqueue is out now Workflow Systems PDF May 3, 2017 Volume 15, issue 2 The IDAR Graph An improvement over UML Mark A. Overton,…
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18 days ago
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FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986) DP: Tak Fujimoto | Dir: John Hughes
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18 days ago
Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift
Contents Good parties diverge widely; all bad parties are bad in the same way. I am trapped at a dull dinner following a dull talk: part of a series of dinners…
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20 days ago
The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel
Illustrations by Michael Paul Young / YouWorkForThem I’ ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all…
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26 days ago
The Evolution of Container Usage at Netflix
Containers are already adding value to our proven globally available cloud platform based on Amazon EC2 virtual machines. We’ve shared pieces of Netflix’s…
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4 weeks ago
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VeRA takes the lead! Back in 2014 on our tour of the UK with Here with XH558…
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4 weeks ago
Introduction To TensorFlow
I had great fun writing neural network software in the 90s, and I have been anxious to try creating some using TensorFlow . Google’s machine intelligence…
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5 weeks ago
Donald Trump’s War on Science
The President-elect’s cabinet appointments speak to a harsh reality: this is an anti-science Administration. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY TIMOTHY FADEK / BLOOMBERG VIA…
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6 weeks ago
William Gibson – Hand & Brain – Medium
Image by Ottica . Original photograph by Gonzo Bonzo under creative commons . William Gibson By Hand & Brain [Making] I keep wondering about Maker garbage,…
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6 weeks ago
How Aristotle Created the Computer
T HE HISTORY Of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In…
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7 weeks ago
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March 28, 1961 – The first CF-104 Starfighters, manufactured by Canadair in Montreal, are delivered to the…
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7 weeks ago
How the White House Got James Comey Wrong
There are very few officials who understand the true extent of the F.B.I. investigation. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER Early on…
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8 weeks ago
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LCol Jeremy Hansen () talks about his "path to the stars" in this 🎥 by
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8 weeks ago
The Debugging Mindset - ACM Queue
The January/February issue of acmqueue is out now Debugging PDF March 22, 2017 Volume 15, issue 1 The Debugging Mindset Understanding the psychology of learning…
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8 weeks ago
Immersive Math
The world's first linear algebra book with fully interactive figures.
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9 weeks ago
Brian Moriarty | Lectures & Presentations | An Apology for Roger Ebert
An Apology for Roger Ebert (2011) Delivered 4 March 2011 at the 25th Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco,and again on 24 March 2011 at Worcester…
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9 weeks ago
My Week at Sea with Canada’s Alt-Right
Cover Story My Week at Sea with Canada's Alt-Right An undercover leftie cruises the Caribbean with Ezra Levant and his army of Trump supporters, conspiracy…
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9 weeks ago
Frozen Alive
When your Jeep spins lazily off the mountain road and slams backward into a snowbank, you don’t worry immediately about the cold. Your first thought is that…
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9 weeks ago
The Blockchain Will Do to Banks and Law Firms What the Internet Did to Media
Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives,…
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10 weeks ago
Cognitive bias cheat sheet
Buster Benson 🙀💭 Thinking is hard. Platform product lead at @SlackHQ. Also helping a bit with @coachdotme, @NaNoWriMo, @750words. Previously @Twitter and…
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11 weeks ago
Is Dark Matter our Generation's Ether? - Cosmos on Nautilus
“He is one of those dark matter people,” Mordehai Milgrom said about a colleague stopping by his office at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Milgrom introduced…
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12 weeks ago
Making Money Using Math - ACM Queue
The January/February issue of acmqueue is out now AI PDF February 22, 2017 Volume 15, issue 1 Making Money Using Math Modern applications are increasingly using…
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12 weeks ago
The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe
Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too…
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12 weeks ago
What if the internet stopped working for a day?
Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. Before…
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february 2017
Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post” - Los Angeles Review of Books
FEBRUARY 5, 2017 THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON. Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler should have been treated…
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february 2017
Watching Trump Win from the White House
As the reality of Donald Trump’s Election Night victory became clear, President Obama reminded his staff that most of the folks in the room had known only…
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february 2017
Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich
Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015,…
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january 2017
Preserve, Protect, and Defend
The Capitol Building, January 20, 2017. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving…
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january 2017
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Editorial 1.3 (with split-screen and iPad Pro support) is waiting for review. I've also reduced the price to $4.99…
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january 2017
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The card I've carried in my notebook
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january 2017
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