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Baccalaureate Pico Iyer Speech 2015
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Visit USC on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/uscLearn more about the University of Southern California:…
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Spyder! @ Dundarave, West Vancouver, British Columbia
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8 days ago
spacebeast : In Flight
In Flight - Lyrical account of a pilot’s journey.
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16 days ago
In Flight
As we push back from our gate at Heathrow Airport we light the Boeing 747’s engines in pairs, starting with those under the starboard wing. A sudden hush falls…
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16 days ago
Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers « Kevin Lawler
Brian Eno created a collection of strategies to help artists break creative block. We can do something similar for programmers stuck on problems. Eno's…
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16 days ago
What is code? If you don't know, you need to read this:
You are an educated, successful person capable of abstract thought. A VP doing an SVP’s job. Your office, appointed with decent furniture and a healthy amount…
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17 days ago
The Last Museum
Illustrations by Koren Shadmi.
Today we look West, gathering around our screens and social feeds for the latest announcements from Silicon Valley. It’s…
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19 days ago
Professor Stuart Russell - The Long-Term Future of (Artificial) Intelligence
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The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is delighted to host Professor Stuart J. Russell (University of California, Berkeley)…
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26 days ago
Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs and Dealing With Lost Privacy
While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have occupied the headlines over the years, the device you’re reading this on likely would not have existed were it not for the…
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27 days ago
Elliptic Curve Cryptography: ECDH and ECDSA
This post is the third in the series ECC: a gentle introduction . In the previous posts, we have seen what an elliptic curve is and we have defined a group law…
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29 days ago
Microservices
The term “Microservice Architecture” has sprung up over the last few years to describe a particular way of designing software applications as suites of…
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4 weeks ago
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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4 weeks 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 weeks 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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5 weeks 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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6 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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7 weeks 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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8 weeks ago
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Sunset over Hudson's Bay
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9 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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9 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 weeks ago
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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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10 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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11 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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12 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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12 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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12 weeks ago
Dan McKinley :: Choose Boring Technology
Choose boring technology:

There's no school like the old school...
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12 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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