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Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net
"It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know it."
crime  history  security  TED  video 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Mona Lisa Remix by Graphic Nothing @ Some Prints
Really cool print of the Mona Lisa. Pretty reasonable prices for prints too.
art  history  design 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Twitter and Me
An absolutely epic story about Twitter and their relationship with developers over the years.
history  Twitter 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Schemes of My Father
A tale of dreams, debt, and heartbreak in California.
history  California  GQ  writing  lifestyle 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Lived Fast, Died Young, Left a Tired Corpse
"Yes, you will have incredibly lucrative job offers in this bubble. That's the easy part. As and Code Rush illustrate, the hard part is figuring out why you are working all those long hours. Consider carefully, lest the arc of your career mirror that of so many failed tech bubble companies: lived fast, died young, left a tired corpse."
economy  history  software  JeffAtwood  CodingHorror  code  startups 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
We should be careful before we assume the background of the Espionage Act applies to Julian Assange as well.
history  JulianAssange  WikiLeaks  crime  security  privacy 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
The Glory of the Rails
"More than any other technical design or social institution, the railway stands for modernity. No competing form of transport, no subsequent technological innovation, no other industry has wrought or facilitated change on the scale that has been brought about by the invention and adoption of the railway."
history  lifestyle  society  innovation 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
The battle of Towton: Nasty, brutish and not that short
New research into medieval battlefield corpses lends deeper insight into how warfare was conducted.
history  war  TheEconomist  research 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
"The tradition of the commonplace book contains a central tension between order and chaos, between the desire for methodical arrangement, and the desire for surprising new links of association."
books  history  reading  learning  inspiration 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world
"Islamic science had its heyday in the ninth century, thanks to Abū Ja'far al-Ma'mūn's House of Wisdom."
world  theguardian  history  science 
october 2010 by andrewspittle

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