Walking was invented in Europe, according to this sign found by a friend in China.
Netflix responds to Verizon’s cease & desist letter. Somehow I doubt that Verizon will bite on your offer to work together to increase network transparency Netflix. Nice suggestion though.
A high-profile fork: one year of Blink and Webkit
Some stats and analysis at a very high level of the Blink fork from Webkit.
MotherJones - Meet the people behind the Wayback Machine, one of our favorite things about the internet
Nieman Journalism Lab - Who’s behind that tweet? Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts
Kickstarter - Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.
Guardian - Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit
"For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup that was supposed to insure privacy for all reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don’t have the right to much privacy in the first place"
This entry covers the historical context of Space War!, and instructions for working with our in-browser emulator. The system doesn’t require installed plugins (although a more powerful machine and recent browser version is suggested).
The JSMESS emulator (a conversion of the larger MESS project) also contains a real-time portrayal of the lights and switches of a Digital PDP-1, as well as links to documentation and manuals for this $800,000 (2014 dollars) minicomputer.
Matt & David on Chris Hardwick’s Comic Con Blunder (x)
requested by tennanttardistime
Bonus Chris Hardwick in costume:
The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of Women - Applying the Bechdel Test to movies over the past 40 years.
The decline of the mobile web http://cdixon.org/2014/04/07/the-decline-of-the-mobile-web/
Uhh has anyone notice Garry Marshall’s Wikipedia page?
Wiki user ‘Gillian Marshal’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Garry_Marshall&diff=prev&oldid=596787114) updated his page yesterday. Nice and subtle only editing the summary section on the right.
The main difference between 21st-century scams and those of centuries past is one of delivery method.
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