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The secret origin story of the iPhone
This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each…
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Test clip! x6 Korolev ballet, booster drop by the nuclear variant Soyuz
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13 days ago
From 50s Perceptrons To The Freaky Stuff We’re Doing Today
Things have gotten freaky. A few years ago, Google showed us that neural networks’ dreams are the stuff of nightmares , but more recently we’ve seen them used…
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16 days ago
How The World’s Most Beautiful Typeface Was Nearly Lost Forever
Share Share The history of London can be found in pieces on its riverbed. The old pipes and fossilised horse bones wash up on the shore, and with them come the…
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19 days ago
Notes From An Emergency
The good part about naming a talk in 2017 ‘Notes from an Emergency’ is that there are so many directions to take it. The emergency I want to talk about is the…
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21 days ago
Network Protocols – Programmer's Compendium Programmer's Compendium
20 minute read The network stack does several seemingly-impossible things.It does reliable transmission over our unreliable networks, usually without any…
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24 days ago
Are You a Self-Interrupter? - Issue 48: Chaos - Nautilus
O ur technology-rich world has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. While on the one hand we have access to information or people anywhere at any time, on…
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25 days ago
Has Brazil’s Operation Car Wash exposed the biggest corruption scandal ever?
T he late flight from London on 14 January 2015 was due to land at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport at midnight, and police agent Newton Ishii was there waiting…
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25 days ago
No one knew the world's worst problem so we spent 8 years trying to find it
We’ve spent much of the last eight years trying to answer a simple question: what are the world’s biggest and most urgent problems? We wanted to have a positive…
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27 days ago
Dick Winters: Reflections From Major Winters Of Easy Company | HistoryNet
6/12/2006 • American History After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945, Major Richard Winters returned to civilian life. He worked for a while for Nixon…
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27 days ago
How Your Data is Stored, or, The Laws of the Imaginary Greeks
How Your Data is Stored, or , The Laws of the Imaginary Greeks If you don’t work in computers, you probably haven’t spent much time thinking about how data gets…
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4 weeks ago
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life
When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the past.…
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4 weeks ago
Brooklyn Aerodrome
"Flack" RC plane education
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4 weeks ago
Well-Aimed and Powerful
John C. Houbolt at blackboard, showing his space rendezvous concept for lunar landings. // NASA // Wikimedia Commons This story was funded by Longreads Members…
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4 weeks ago
The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of
Michael Rogalski For 60 years, American drivers unknowingly poisoned themselves by pumping leaded gasoline into their tanks. Here is the lifelong saga of Clair…
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4 weeks ago
A New Kind of Science: A 15-Year View – Backchannel
A New Kind of Science : A 15-Year View Starting now, in celebration of its 15th anniversary, A New Kind of Science will be freely available in its entirety,…
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5 weeks ago
"Still Under Active Consideration": Five Proposed Earth-Orbital Apollo Missions for the 1970s (1971)
The General Electric D-2 Apollo design is shown here in circumlunar flight; it was, however, conceived mainly as an Earth-orbital spacecraft. Image credit:…
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6 weeks ago
Why Are Economists Giving Piketty the Cold Shoulder?
Class & Inequality May 12, 2017 22 Min read time Topics: economy politics poverty Share: Janitor in Goldman Sachs building. Photo: Andrew Russeth ‘Capital in…
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6 weeks ago
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
“The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[…] The risks at stake are profound…
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6 weeks ago
Andy Weir: The Short Story Prequel to The Martian - WHSmith Blog
Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story Please note: This story includes language that some might find offensive. November 13th Holy crap. I mean…
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6 weeks ago
The IDAR Graph - ACM Queue
The March/April issue of acmqueue is out now Workflow Systems PDF May 3, 2017 Volume 15, issue 2 The IDAR Graph An improvement over UML Mark A. Overton,…
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7 weeks ago
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FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986) DP: Tak Fujimoto | Dir: John Hughes
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7 weeks ago
Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift
Contents Good parties diverge widely; all bad parties are bad in the same way. I am trapped at a dull dinner following a dull talk: part of a series of dinners…
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7 weeks ago
The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel
Illustrations by Michael Paul Young / YouWorkForThem I’ ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all…
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8 weeks ago
The Evolution of Container Usage at Netflix
Containers are already adding value to our proven globally available cloud platform based on Amazon EC2 virtual machines. We’ve shared pieces of Netflix’s…
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9 weeks ago
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VeRA takes the lead! Back in 2014 on our tour of the UK with Here with XH558…
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9 weeks ago
Introduction To TensorFlow
I had great fun writing neural network software in the 90s, and I have been anxious to try creating some using TensorFlow . Google’s machine intelligence…
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10 weeks ago
Donald Trump’s War on Science
The President-elect’s cabinet appointments speak to a harsh reality: this is an anti-science Administration. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY TIMOTHY FADEK / BLOOMBERG VIA…
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11 weeks ago
William Gibson – Hand & Brain – Medium
Image by Ottica . Original photograph by Gonzo Bonzo under creative commons . William Gibson By Hand & Brain [Making] I keep wondering about Maker garbage,…
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11 weeks ago
How Aristotle Created the Computer
T HE HISTORY Of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In…
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12 weeks ago
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March 28, 1961 – The first CF-104 Starfighters, manufactured by Canadair in Montreal, are delivered to the…
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march 2017
How the White House Got James Comey Wrong
There are very few officials who understand the true extent of the F.B.I. investigation. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER Early on…
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march 2017
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LCol Jeremy Hansen () talks about his "path to the stars" in this 🎥 by
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march 2017
The Debugging Mindset - ACM Queue
The January/February issue of acmqueue is out now Debugging PDF March 22, 2017 Volume 15, issue 1 The Debugging Mindset Understanding the psychology of learning…
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march 2017
Immersive Math
The world's first linear algebra book with fully interactive figures.
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march 2017
Brian Moriarty | Lectures & Presentations | An Apology for Roger Ebert
An Apology for Roger Ebert (2011) Delivered 4 March 2011 at the 25th Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco,and again on 24 March 2011 at Worcester…
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march 2017
My Week at Sea with Canada’s Alt-Right
Cover Story My Week at Sea with Canada's Alt-Right An undercover leftie cruises the Caribbean with Ezra Levant and his army of Trump supporters, conspiracy…
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march 2017
Frozen Alive
When your Jeep spins lazily off the mountain road and slams backward into a snowbank, you don’t worry immediately about the cold. Your first thought is that…
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march 2017
The Blockchain Will Do to Banks and Law Firms What the Internet Did to Media
Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives,…
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march 2017
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