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Retweet of newsycombinator

3 days ago
Proving that Android’s, Java’s and Python’s sorting algorithm is broken http://envisage-project.eu/proving-android-java-and-python-sorting-algorithm-is-broken-and-how-to-fix-it/ …
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Retweet of azizansari

7 days ago
I miss him so much. I hope reading these stories will help you get why everyone is so devastated about his passing: http://bit.ly/1EeLDfW 
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laughingsquid:A Fun Offbeat Parody of the ‘Jurassic World’...

10 days ago


laughingsquid:

A Fun Offbeat Parody of the ‘Jurassic World’ Teaser Trailer Featuring Raptors on Motorcycles

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Retweet of JustRogDigiTec

15 days ago
Historical note for #mshtml is that cells did Excel style col/row indexing. Either single A7, or range A7:C12, Try it http://jsfiddle.net/16xcvwag/1/ 
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Tweet from David_Risney

18 days ago
Analysis of 2011 DARPA Challenge tracks down the trolls who destroyed their competitors crowd sourced solution. https://medium.com/backchannel/how-a-lone-hacker-shredded-the-myth-of-crowdsourcing-d9d0534f1731 …
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Retweet of doctorow

20 days ago
Kick-ass They Live cosplayers pic.twitter.com/l2SpxDIGse
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Tweet from David_Risney

26 days ago
Custom named operators in C++ https://github.com/klmr/named-operator … This is some kind of hack! Depends solely on operator overloading.
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Retweet of simonpang

26 days ago
This is how App Store ratings work. Welcome to the reality. pic.twitter.com/0MyHmTeqwE
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Tweet from David_Risney

Jan 28, 9:57
Ross: Attorney built on IBM's Watson http://www.poweredbyross.com/  Can Ross legally practice law? We'd have to research that... Let's ask Ross
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newsycombinator: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game – 30th Anniversary Edition

Jan 27, 8:31
Hacker News @newsycombinator :
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game – 30th Anniversary Edition http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition …
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Kirk or Picard? (I'm sure this has probably been asked already but whatever)

Jan 26, 8:39

The Doctor.

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ericlaw: It's not impostor syndrome if you really are an impostor, right?

Jan 21, 1:05
Eric Lawrence @ericlaw :
It's not impostor syndrome if you really are an impostor, right?
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The Interview ending interpretation

2014 Dec 25, 2:29

As the title suggests, spoilers for The Interview follow.

Towards the end of the movie, after Dave Skylark is shot, he miraculously has a bullet proof vest, blows up Kim Jong-un, finds a random tunnel and is picked up by Seal Team Six. These are the same details of the unbelievable scenario that Dave Skylark describes to Agent Lacey at the beginning of the movie.

This isn’t a coincidence. Everything after Dave is shot is his fantasizing about how things should have gone as he dies in the interview chair. Unsurprisingly his fantasy closely matches his original ridiculous thoughts about how he would assassinate and escape.

This is similar to movies like Brazil in which the later fourth of the movie is the main character’s romantic fantasy as he is tortured and killed in real life. Or Total Recall where the end of the movie matches the description of the memories that the main character will have implanted at the beginning.

Its safe to assume that after Dave is killed, Aaron and Sook are captured and also killed.

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Quadrilateral Cowboy gameplay video "Quadrilateral Cowboy is a...

2014 Oct 6, 2:41


Quadrilateral Cowboy gameplay video

"Quadrilateral Cowboy is a game we’ve been watching with great interest ever since Thirty Flights Of Loving creator Brendon Chung first debuted it last year. It’s about hacking, but not via irritating minigames or jargon-your-problems-away Hollywood magic. Instead, you learn basic (albeit fictional) code and take down everything from laser grids to gun emplacements with a twitch of your fingers and a wriggle of your brain. It’s already an extremely clever game, and it’s quite empowering despite the fact that you play as someone who probably couldn’t even heft an assault rifle - let alone fire one. Basically, it’s a wonderfully novel idea - more Neuromancer than Deus Ex - but words only do it so much justice. Thus, I’ve decided to play it for your enrichment, in hopes that you will understand why Quadrilateral should be driving your radar haywire."

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The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

2014 Aug 21, 3:02

The story of Chris Knight, living in isolation in the woods of Maine for 27 years.

'Anyone who reveals what he's learned, Chris told me, is not by his definition a true hermit. Chris had come around on the idea of himself as a hermit, and eventually embraced it. When I mentioned Thoreau, who spent two years at Walden, Chris dismissed him with a single word: “dilettante.”'

'But still, I pressed on, there must have been some grand insight revealed to him in the wild…”Get enough sleep.”'

I don’t want to brag, but I’ve been telling that people all along and I didn’t have to live alone in the woods for decades.

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Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem

2014 Jun 24, 3:18

A bogus SoundCloud takedown anecdote and a brief history of and issues with US copyright law.

Another reminder that the rest of the Western world has a public domain day every year in which new IP enters the public domain

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On exploiting security issues in botnet C&C...

2014 Jun 23, 4:26


On exploiting security issues in botnet C&C software:

Hackers “are learning that it’s not so easy to write secure code,” Toro says. “Most of us in the business of securing our applications and systems know that bulletproofing software is an extremely expensive and exhaustive undertaking. Malware creators who have to look to their own defences would have to slow down the production of new attacks.”

FYI, if you want to know what it looks like when you hack a hacker, look no further than the seminal 1995 film Hackers.

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mostlysignssomeportents: More than 90% of Americans believe...

2014 Jun 7, 9:55


mostlysignssomeportents:

More than 90% of Americans believe that the US government is unduly influenced by money, and the Mayday.US super PAC is raising $5M to fund the election campaigns of politicians who’ll pledge to dismantle super PACs and enact other campaign finance reforms. They raised more than $1M in 30 days last month, and this month, the goal is $5M. It’s the brainchild of Lawrence Lessig, who’s going to run prototype the project by running five electoral campaigns in 2014, and use the lessons of those projects to win enough anti-corruption seats in 2016 to effect real change.

Again, I’m not able to contribute to Mayday.US, because I’m a Canadian and Briton. But I ask my American friends to put in $10, and promise that I’ll put CAD1000 into any comparable Canadian effort and/or £1000 into a comparable UK effort. We all win when countries embrace evidence-based policy guided by doing what’s best for its citizens, rather than lining the pockets of corrupting multinationals.

Mayday.US

Please reblog!

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gitfiti - github contributions pane pixel art

2014 Jun 2, 8:07

gitfiti - abusing github commit history for the lulz

A script that abuses github submissions to draw pixel art in your github contributions pane.

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Cloud Share - New App

2014 May 23, 4:06

I've put a new app on the Windows Store: Cloud Share. It connects the web to your Windows 8 share charm.

I did the development on GitHub and quite enjoyed myself. I wasn't sure I liked the game-ification of development in GitHub's dashboard showing you your longest development streak in days. However I realized that it encourages me to do work on my personal project and anything that aids in holding my attention on and helping me finish these projects is a good thing.

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