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AI won’t exterminate us. It will empower us.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk worries it is “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Physicist Stephen Hawking warns, “AI could be a big danger in the not-too-distant…
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8 days ago
spacebeast : Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project...
Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo - This is a great photo I just ran across on the...
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8 days ago
SETI, METI and the paradox of extraterrestrial life: is there a libertarian perspective?
1.0 Where Is Everybody? Call it the Great Silence [1] or maybe the “Fermi Paradox.”[2] Despite early, optimistic forecasts that we would soon find signs of…
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12 days ago
Launch
Jane Harrison tells the story of man’s voyage to Mars—and the dating troubles that ensue. He tried to high five her as the rocket took off. The mission director…
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12 days ago
spacebeast : philnoto: STAR WARS- EPISODE VII: The Force...
Photo: philnoto: STAR WARS- EPISODE VII: The Force Awakens I got so excited after watching the trailer, I...
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16 days ago
spacebeast : iOS 7 and the Iconography of ‘Alien’
iOS 7 and the Iconography of ‘Alien’ - From the superlative Iconfactory, “a system of symbols developed by...
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16 days ago
David Simon | The Wire in HD
David Simon's thoughs on The Wire in HD
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16 days ago
A New Software Engineering - ACM Queue
What happened to software engineering? What happened to the promise of rigorous, disciplined, professional practices for software development, like those…
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18 days ago
On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web
You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The…
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22 days ago
The Cyber Security Syndrome
Security and Intelligence
Keeing an eye out (Reuters)
Buried in a recent Edward Snowden disclosure is a passing remark from a briefing sheet on a program called…
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22 days ago
Rendezvous and Docking: A User’s Guide for Non Rocket Scientists - Part 2 by Terry Burlison - Baen Books
by Terry Burlison
(Read Part 1 here)
Note: A glossary of terms is provided at the end of the article, as are two appendices: “Complications” (why all this is…
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29 days ago
Rendezvous and Docking: A User’s Guide for Non Rocket Scientists
Rendezvous and docking - the gritty details. Less Kerbal, more efficient!
space  "orbital  mechanics"  post 
29 days ago
​Huxleyed Into the Full Orwell
Art by Koren Shadmi
The First Amendment Area was a good 800 yards from the courthouse, an imposing cage of chicken-wire and dangling zip-cuffs. The people…
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4 weeks ago
▶ Cabel Sasser
Space Age (Original Game Soundtrack)
music  videogame 
4 weeks ago
How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID - IEEE Spectrum
Cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, a superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID, can do something amazing: detect a magnetic field only a…
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4 weeks ago
spacebeast : Philae status, a day later
Philae status, a day later - elakdawalla: The Philae team scrambled all morning to comprehend the initially...
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5 weeks ago
Strange Horizons Articles: A Few Questions About the Culture: An Interview with Iain Banks, by Jude Roberts
3 November 2014
This article is part of our 2014 fund drive bonus issue! Read more about Strange Horizons’ funding model, or donate, here.
Iain M. Banks’s…
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5 weeks ago
Switches | Mausberry Circuits
Intelligent Shutdown Switches for Your Raspberry Pi
raspberrypi 
6 weeks ago
spacebeast : A truly remarkable picture by @suddenlyseemore, of...
A truly remarkable picture by , of the two Lancasters in flight. A rare, beautiful and...
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6 weeks ago
The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way - ACM Queue
As of July 2014, Facebook, founded in 2004, is in the top 20 of the most valuable companies in the S&P 500, putting the 10-year-old software company in the same…
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6 weeks ago
Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well
So, how’s your 2011 been? Mine: the proverbial best and worst of times. I had my first book published, finished my second, and made it (much to my own massive…
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6 weeks ago
spacebeast : Orbital Sciences Antares Launch (201410280009HQ)...
Photo: Orbital Sciences Antares Launch (201410280009HQ) by NASA HQ PHOTO on Flickr. Not going to space...
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7 weeks ago
jvehent/cipherscan
A very simple way to find out which SSL/TLS ciphersuites are supported by a target.

Cipherscan tests the ordering of the SSL/TLS ciphers on a given target, for all major versions of SSL and TLS. It also extracts some certificates informations. Cipherscan uses the openssl s_client command line to run the tests.
feed  ssl  tools  sysadmin  tls 
7 weeks ago
Escape From Microsoft Word by Edward Mendelson
This post is about word processors, but I got the idea for it from something W. H. Auden once said about political philosophers. In 1947, talking with his…
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7 weeks ago
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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks ago
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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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8 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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9 weeks 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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10 weeks 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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11 weeks 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.
KSP  from twitter_favs
11 weeks ago
DSN Now
Here's what's up at the Deep Space Network right now!
dataviz  nasa  space  post 
11 weeks ago
Barry Ferg (barryferg) | Keybase
Verifying myself: I am barryferg on Keybase.io. 8h5S3AvzpQ43RAdAh8Wa6KyfEqDuvBmYMYqV /
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11 weeks 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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11 weeks ago
Anthony Bourdain: How to Travel
By Anthony Bourdain on September 25, 2013
Getty Images
The globetrotting chef, author, and TV host estimates that he’s been away from home “about 250 days a…
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11 weeks ago
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