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spacebeast : Sci-Fi Airshow
Sci-Fi Airshow - The SCI-FI AIR SHOW’s mission is to preserve and promote the rich and varied history of...
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17 hours ago
Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review
Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author:
In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT spinoff that…
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Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts - IEEE Spectrum
The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable to a national epidemic of collapsing bridges. Hardware designers…
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2 days ago
“Alan Bean Plus Four”
Travelling to the moon was way less complicated this year than it was back in 1969, as the four of us proved, not that anyone gives a whoop. You see, over cold…
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4 days ago
Wat — Destroy All Software Talks
Wat — Destroy All Software Talks

A gem from one of the many links found in ’s brilliant Yosemite review
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4 days ago
Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming - Issue 18: Genius - Nautilus
Resume Reading — Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming Lev Landau, a Nobelist and one of the fathers of a great school of Soviet physics, had a logarithmic scale…
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4 days ago
spacebeast : Mars (and the Earth) from the LRO
Mars (and the Earth) from the LRO - This LRO image of the Earth and Mars (a dot!) is unbelievable. Look at...
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5 days ago
Ejection Site: Fastest Man on Earth- John Paul Stapp
The following story was first published in Wings/Airpower Magazine and is presented here in its entirety with the kind permission of Nick T. Spark , the author.…
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6 days ago
How POODLE Happened — Indistinguishable from Random
Bodo Möller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz have just broken the internet again with POODLE[20], a new and devastating attack against SSL. POODLE, an…
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8 days ago
Microsoft’s Strange Quest for the Topological Qubit | MIT Technology Review
In 2012, physicists in the Netherlands announced a discovery in particle physics that started chatter about a Nobel Prize. Inside a tiny rod of semiconductor…
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13 days ago
The Tale of a Fitness-Tracking Addict's Struggles With Strava | WIRED
Courtesy Jeff Foss I keep my phone in the pocket of my bike jersey when I ride, so in a way you could say that my descent into Strava servitude happened behind…
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20 days ago
The NSA and Me - The Intercept
The tone of the answering machine message was routine, like a reminder for a dental appointment. But there was also an undercurrent of urgency. “Please call me…
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21 days ago
Machinematics - Kerbal Space Program: Unity (Unofficial Trailer) - YouTube
Simiel Black takes a peek into the future and offers up his interpretation of a 1.0 trailer might look like.
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22 days ago
DSN Now
Here's what's up at the Deep Space Network right now!
dataviz  nasa  space  post 
23 days ago
Barry Ferg (barryferg) | Keybase
Verifying myself: I am barryferg on Keybase.io. 8h5S3AvzpQ43RAdAh8Wa6KyfEqDuvBmYMYqV /
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24 days ago
Cookies, caches and cows
OUSMANE sweats under a tin roof as he thumbs through a Chinese smartphone that he is selling at the technology market in Bamako, Mali. Words in French, Mali’s…
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25 days ago
Anthony Bourdain: How to Travel
By Anthony Bourdain on September 25, 2013
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The globetrotting chef, author, and TV host estimates that he’s been away from home “about 250 days a…
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26 days ago
safai - Google Search
Google Instant is unavailable. Press Enter to search. Learn moreGoogle Instant is off due to connection speed. Press Enter to search.Press Enter to search.…
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4 weeks ago
Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves?
Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of…
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4 weeks ago
The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station
It’s getting dark, and Vladimir Dzhanibekov is cold. He has a flashlight, but no gloves. Gloves make it difficult to work, and he needs to work quickly. His…
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5 weeks ago
Star Trek in Cinerama - Nick Acosta
Stitched together "Star Trek" shots into gorgeous wide screen.
art  startrek  tv  post 
5 weeks ago
Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS toolkit
Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.
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5 weeks ago
Platypus | Sveinbjorn Thordarson
Platypus is a developer tool for the Mac OS X operating system. It creates native Mac OS X applications from interpreted scripts such as shell scripts or Perl, Ruby and Python programs. This is done by wrapping the script in an application bundle along with a native executable binary that runs the script.
osx  perl  python  mac 
5 weeks ago
David Brin: Temptation
Jijo’s ocean stroked her flank like a mother’s nuzzling touch or a lover’s caress. Though it seemed a bit disloyal, Makanee felt this alien ocean had a silkier…
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5 weeks ago
Certificate Transparency - ACM Queue
On August 28, 2011, a mis-issued wildcard HTTPS certificate for google.com was used to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack against multiple users in Iran. The…
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6 weeks ago
Instagram
Watching the "Flow Show" at Parkgate!
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6 weeks ago
Dropping Science: 'XKCD' Cartoonist Randall Munroe on His New Book
“Stand back, I’m going to try science” is one of the enduring mottos of the XKCD webcomic. That’s exactly what cartoonist Randall Munroe has done: applied his…
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7 weeks ago
Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here - IEEE Spectrum
In the 2001 action movie Ocean’s Eleven, criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas. Very futuristic, you may say, but the…
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7 weeks ago
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
A zipping comes across the sky.
A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia. A white vehicle appears above the…
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8 weeks ago
A Career-Spanning Conversation With Berkeley Breathed
Ever since Bloom County became a sensation in the early ’80s, Berkeley Breathed has had an incredibly varied career. He followed Bloom County‘s initial success…
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8 weeks ago
The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
Photo: Andy Molloy/ Kennebec Journal/ AP Photo
The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through…
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8 weeks ago
How The Zebra Got Its Stripes, With Alan Turing
Where do a zebra’s stripes, a leopard’s spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code.
In 1952 a…
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8 weeks ago
Solomon curve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Solomon curve is the graphical representation of collision rate of automobiles as a function of their speed compared to the average vehicle speed on the same road.
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9 weeks ago
Leslie Lamport: Thinking Above the Code - YouTube
Here is the point in the video where someone suggests specification by example and Lamport lays down the goddamn law:
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10 weeks ago
Instagram
Sunflowers outside Bram.
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11 weeks ago
Instagram
Another fine day on the Canal du Midi.
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11 weeks ago
Atlas Shrugged: The Hidden Context of the Book and Film
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. — Mark Twain
First a couple of honest disclaimers:
It may seem…
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11 weeks ago
Instagram
Waking up to this, now off for a croissant.
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11 weeks ago
Dispatches From The Future | Popular Science
“In the old days,” she said, “we used hydrogen. The lightest gas in the universe. But,” she added, lighting a cigar, “not without drawbacks.” She puffed. Smoke…
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12 weeks ago
First Day of Terror—Vol. 2, No. 3—The Appendix
feature illustration A winter day in Vienna when the world’s most powerful oil barons stared down the barrel of a gun. City of Vienna Carols echoed through the…
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july 2014
Why Do Americans Stink at Math?
When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of…
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july 2014
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