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C-51 and CSE: Who Knows What Evils Lurk in the Shadows?
Security and Intelligence Illustration by Cameron Tulk
A revised version of this piece is forthcoming in After the Paris Attacks: Responses from Canada, Europe,…
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15 hours ago
Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics - The Intercept
Share Canada’s electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’…
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3 days ago
Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First”
On June 15, 1983, three days before launch aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride takes a last look at Houston before taking off in a T-38 jet, bound for…
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4 days ago
Surviving the First Night Home with Your New Puppy - How to Train Your Puppy to Sleep Through the Night
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." -Charles Dickens (he must have had a puppy!) That Dickens quote really sums up what it's like having a…
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5 days ago
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RT : Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon joins White House as Director of IT
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9 days ago
Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty - The New Yorker
Unix, one of the earliest computer-operating systems, was developed between the late nineteen-sixties and the early nineteen-eighties, by A.T. & T. Bell…
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11 days ago
Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney | Playboy
Photography by Nicholas Kalman
Dick Cheney likes lattes. Seated in his favorite brown-leather chair in the sunlit study of his home in McLean, Virginia, the…
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11 days ago
Harper Lee's Forgotten True-Crime Project
The telephone rang at two-thirty in the morning. Clients often called Tom Radney's home, so the lawyer knew right away why Reverend Willie Maxwell was on the…
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11 days ago
Instagram
Had to stop on today's ride.
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12 days ago
sandeepmistry/noble
A node.js BLE (Bluetooth low energy) central module.
bluetooth  ble 
13 days ago
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time' - InformationWeek
(Image: Geralt via Pixabay) In April, one of the open source code movement’s first and biggest success stories, the Network Time Protocol, will reach a decision…
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14 days ago
Deft
nvAlt-like mode for emacs
editor  emacs  notes  productivity 
18 days ago
It’s Only Color
Working with color while designing is really about creating another dimension in your medium. Choosing a successful palette creates a foundation for adding…
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20 days ago
Farewell, Bro: How Matt Fraction's 'Hawkeye' changed Marvel Comics | EW.com
Related Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, became the greatest sharpshooter known to man. He then joined the Avengers. This is what he does when he’s not being an…
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25 days ago
Seascape
Real enough for just a touch of sea sickness - WebGL has come a long way
3d  water  webgl  post 
27 days ago
The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too!
The Sky's No Limit! Amazing opportunity for BC girls brought to you by !
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4 weeks ago
"Total Information Awareness": The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Bill C-51 - Michael Geist
RT : The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill: info sharing provisions
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5 weeks ago
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari…
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5 weeks ago
User:Giraffedata/comprised of - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have edited thousands of articles so they do not contain the phrase “comprised of.” Edit summaries for those edits usually refer to this page.
This page…
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6 weeks ago
Lets review.. Docker (again) | Cal Leeming Blog
RT : "So I decided to give Docker another chance and put it into production for 6 months and.... abysmal performance++"
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6 weeks ago
The People of Sand and Slag - Short story by Paolo Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories)
“The People of Sand and Slag” starts as straight military science fiction — and then twists. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. “Hostile…
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7 weeks ago
Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome — Backchannel — Medium
RT : One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake - Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome
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7 weeks ago
The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why
Note: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit…
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9 weeks ago
Understanding the blockchain - O'Reilly Radar
Editor’s note: this post originally published on the author’s website in three pieces: “The Blockchain is the New Database, Get Ready to Rewrite Everything,”…
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9 weeks ago
Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman
One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the…
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9 weeks ago
HMS-> and ->HMS functions for PCalc based on the HP calculator functions of the same name
Thanks to an old blog post I finally have HMS time functions in 's PCalc: . Wasn't easy though.
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9 weeks ago
The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis
From the day in 2011 that Demis Hassabis co-founded DeepMind—with funding by the likes of Elon Musk—the UK-based artificial intelligence startup became the most…
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9 weeks ago
How Bitcoin’s Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet
That is exactly how the Web looked back in 1994 — right before it exploded. Two decades later, it’s beginning to feel like we might be at a similar liminal…
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9 weeks ago
Against DNSSEC — Quarrelsome
15 January 2015 DNSSEC is Unnecessary All secure crypto on the Internet assumes that the DNS lookup from names to IP addresses are insecure. Securing those DNS…
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10 weeks ago
SQLCipher - Zetetic
"SQLCipher is an open source extension to SQLite that provides transparent 256-bit AES encryption of database files."
database  encryption 
11 weeks ago
Meet the man who predicted Fox News, the Internet, Stephen Colbert and reality TV
These days, even the kind of educated person who might have once disdained TV and scorned electronic gadgets debates plot turns from “Game of Thrones” and…
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11 weeks ago
Instagram
Remember to stop and look around while you're shredding down the mountain.
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12 weeks ago
What is Paul Krugman afraid of?
Paul Krugman is a lot of things. New York Times op-ed columnist. Nobel prize-winning economist. Arcade Fire fanboy. Obama administration frenemy.
But the side…
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12 weeks ago
Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security - SPIEGEL ONLINE
US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is full of…
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december 2014
Buzz Aldrin: The Dark Side of the Moon
“So how was it? How was…the moon?” You have no further questions. Because he went to the moon. And now he’s sitting here, at your table in a dark and crowded…
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december 2014
Why is everyone so busy?
THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in…
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december 2014
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too
David Carr
THE MEDIA EQUATION
Kim Jong-un, who appears to be America’s newly self-appointed minister of culture, has decided that “The Interview,” the Seth…
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december 2014
Instagram
Thank you, Vancouver. Let's do it again tonight, shall we?
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december 2014
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