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The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber - Issue 39: Sport - Nautilus
A lex Honnold has his own verb. “To honnold”—usually written as “honnolding”—is to stand in some high, precarious place with your back to the wall, looking…
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7 days ago
William Gibson talks about 'The Peripheral,' the power of Twitter, and his next book set in today's Silicon Valley
I've been obsessed with William Gibson's last novel, " The Peripheral ," since it came out in 2014. It touches on many widely discussed themes in 2016,…
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9 days ago
​Sgt. Augmento
"Augmented" is worming its way into becoming the buzz adjective du jour. Between augmented reality and human augmentation—from Pokemon Go to smart drugs to…
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11 days ago
Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple
“Our reason for being is the same as it’s always been,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook . “To make the world’s best products that really enrich people’s lives.” [Photo:…
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14 days ago
How Economic Ideas Change the World: Keynes, Hayek, Friedman, Reagan...And You - Evonomics
By Rutger Bregman In the late summer of 1954, a brilliant young psychologist was reading the newspaper when his eye fell on a strange headline on the back page:…
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23 days ago
Why Trump Supporters Think He'll Win
Perhaps the hardest thing to do in contemporary American politics is to imagine how the world looks from the other side. I’ve made no secret of why, as a…
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28 days ago
Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web)
Share this story Allow Harry Brignull to explain. It happens to the best of us. After looking closely at a bank statement or cable bill, suddenly a small,…
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4 weeks ago
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
L ike most 25-year-olds, Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then…
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5 weeks ago
How To Install and Use Docker Compose on Ubuntu 14.04 | DigitalOcean
Introduction Docker is a great tool, but to really take full advantage of its potential it's best if each component of your application runs in its own…
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6 weeks ago
A Cold War mystery: Why did Jimmy Carter save the space shuttle?
The first launch of the space shuttle finally came on April 12, 1981. NASA We’d been chatting for the better part of two hours when Chris Kraft’s eyes suddenly…
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6 weeks ago
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: What is Differential Privacy?
To make a long story short, it sounds like Apple is going to be collecting a lot more data from your phone. They're mainly doing this to make their services…
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6 weeks ago
Apollo 11 and Other Screw-Ups
DON EYLES HOME PAGE TALES FROM THE LUNAR MODULE GUIDANCE COMPUTER Don Eyles (A paper presented to the 27th annual Guidance and Control Conference of the…
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7 weeks ago
Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful
Around 2003 I came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment , which introduced me to how behavioral economics can be applied in…
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7 weeks ago
Review: ‘Chaos Monkeys’ Is a Guide to the Spirit of Silicon Valley
There is plenty not to like in Antonio García Martinez’s Silicon Valley tell-all, “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley”…
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8 weeks ago
The Burger Lab: How to Make Perfect Thin and Crisp French Fries
Golden and delicious. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Get Recipe Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries N.B. I apologize in advance for the length of this post.…
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9 weeks ago
Blade Runner
After studying Alien in intimate detail , it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott ’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner . Based on…
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9 weeks ago
Quantum Computing - Lov Grover
Quantum Computing - Lov Grover 20 December 2001: See IBM factorization of the Shor algorithm published today: http://cryptome.org/shor-nature.htm 22 August…
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9 weeks ago
The Hidden Dividends of Microservices - ACM Queue
The May/June issue of acmqueue is out now acmqueue is free for ACM professional members. Non-members can purchase an annual subscription for $19.99 or a single…
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10 weeks ago
A tour of Docker's components: Machine, swarm, compose, and more
Infrastructure Follow this topic Follow this topic Docker has grown from a convenience wrapper to encompass an entire architecture. Learn how Docker's major…
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12 weeks ago
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may 2016
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFDkf5kd7c&feature=youtu.be)
First pass minecraft redstone 'computer' controls a Mercury-Redstone rocket in Kerbal Space Program. WIP :)
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may 2016
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may 2016
Phew! It's Normal. An Age by Age Guide for What to Expect From Kids & Teens - And What They Need From Us - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young
Being a kid or a teen is not for lightweights – it’s tough out there! There are important things that need to be done, that only they can do. The nature of…
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may 2016
False Colors
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, quantum-dot displays like the Samsung 2016 SUHD were among the biggest news. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEX WONG / GETTY…
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may 2016
Image Dithering: Eleven Algorithms and Source Code
Dithering: An Overview Today’s graphics programming topic – dithering – is one I receive a lot of emails about, which some may find surprising. You might think…
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april 2016
The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup
WIRED Logo SCROLL DOWN Hyper Vision The world’s hottest startup isn’t located in Silicon Valley—it’s in suburban Florida. KEVIN KELLY explores what Magic Leap’s…
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april 2016
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