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2016 Feb 16, 2:06
OK Go's beef with YouTube led to latest video release on Facebook: http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/why-ok-go-went-facebook-only-debut-its-buzzy-zero-gravity-music-video-169599 …
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Retweet of alvarombedoya

2015 Nov 11, 9:42
3/ This lets advertisers figure out that 'John owns this laptop AND this smartphone.' http://www.steamfeed.com/silverpush-launches-cross-device-ad-targeting-with-unique-audio-beacon-technology/ … pic.twitter.com/hci0aUeLoN
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Oct 23, 3:55
Crowd sourced morality on automated cars handling collisions: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/542626/why-self-driving-cars-must-be-programmed-to-kill/ … 3 laws is thin API over Amzn Mechanical Turk service.
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Apr 14, 9:51
Time of year we're reminded that Intuit spends millions to ensure we have to do our own taxes - for sake of freedom! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/technology/personaltech/turbotax-or-irs-as-tax-preparer-intuit-has-a-favorite.html …
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Retweet of matthew_d_green

2015 Feb 18, 10:07
If you're a technology worker who has any access to sensitive keys or secrets, read all the way through this piece. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/ …
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Verizon’s Accidental Mea Culpa | Beyond Bandwidth

2014 Jul 17, 6:57

Level3 counters Verizon’s recent post about Netflix traffic.

"In fact, Level 3 has asked Verizon for a long time to add interconnection capacity and to deliver the traffic its customers are requesting from our customers, but Verizon refuses."

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A high-profile fork: one year of Blink and Webkit Some stats...

2014 Jun 3, 9:10


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.

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theatlantic: Victorian Trolling: How Con Artists Spammed in a...

2013 Oct 29, 7:42


theatlantic:

Victorian Trolling: How Con Artists Spammed in a Time Before Email

The main difference between 21st-century scams and those of centuries past is one of delivery method.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons/Benjamin Breen]

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theatlantic: 'Please Contact Us': It's Been a Tough Week for...

2013 Oct 11, 9:25


theatlantic:

'Please Contact Us': It's Been a Tough Week for the Nobel Prize's Twitter Feed

Tales of temporary rejection from an organization not used to being ignored.

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theatlantic: How the 8.5” x 11” Piece of Paper Got Its...

2012 Sep 19, 6:37


theatlantic:

How the 8.5” x 11” Piece of Paper Got Its Size

Why do we use a paper size that is so unfriendly for the basic task of reading? According to a very interesting post by Paul Stanley, the rough dimensions of office paper evolved to accommodate handwriting and typewriters with monospaced fonts, both of which rendered many fewer characters per line. “Typewriters,” he explains, “produced 10 or 12 characters per inch: so on (say) 8.5 inch wide paper, with 1 inch margins, you had 6.5 inches of type, giving … around 65 to 78 characters.” This, he says, is “pretty close to ideal.”

Read more. [Image: Picsfive/Shutterstock]

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When they went to the Moon, they received the same per diem...

2012 Aug 28, 4:38


When they went to the Moon, they received the same per diem compensation as they would have for being away from base in Bakersfield: eight dollars a day, before various deductions (like for accommodation, because the government was providing the bed in the spaceship).

theatlantic:

Apollo 11’s Astronauts Received an $8 Per Diem for the Mission to the Moon

The astronauts of Apollo 11: Intrepid explorers. Inspirational heroes. Government employees.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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(via Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea):...

2012 Jan 18, 3:21


(via Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea): Clay Shirky on TED.com)

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(via Eve’s Wireless, Silent Film About The World’s First Mobile...

2011 Nov 17, 3:48


(via Eve’s Wireless, Silent Film About The World’s First Mobile Phone (1922))

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That’s What She Said: Double Entendre Identification

2011 Apr 29, 3:54That’s What She Said: Double Entendre Identification
Chlo´e Kiddon and Yuriy Brun
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-2350
fchloe,brung@cs.washington.eduPermalinkCommentstechnology humor twss science paper csc technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

1996 HULU

2011 Apr 3, 11:32Hulu's would-be homepage from 1996 April 1st. Includes X-Files slow loading 256 color gifs!PermalinkCommentsaprilfools humor hulu video technology history web

What's Happening in Egypt Explained. (UPDATED)

2011 Jan 30, 3:15PermalinkCommentspolitics information history media technology

Car key fob technology hacked - Boing Boing

2011 Jan 19, 7:45I always wondered how easy it would be to hack the key fobs. Now we know...PermalinkCommentssecurity hack car technical

Learning to Be Me by Greg Egan from Gedanken Fictions: Stories on Themes in Science, Technology, and Society By Thomas A. Easton

2010 Sep 6, 10:16Via Waxy, a short story on the topic of consciousness.PermalinkCommentsvia:waxy scifi fiction read short-story brain

The Curious History of Uniform Resource Names - IETF Journal

2010 Jul 1, 10:51"Sometimes it’s hard to judge whether an engineering effort has been successful or not. It can take years for an idea to catch on, to go from being the butt of jokes to becoming an international imperative (IPv6). Uniform Resource Names (URNs), which are part of the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) family, are conceptually at least as old as IPv6. While not figuring in international directives for deployment, they-and the technology engineered to resolve them-are still going concerns."PermalinkCommentsietf urn uri history technical internet url

ClickOnce Deployment Overview

2010 Mar 5, 12:33ClickOnce is a .NET app deployment technology that lets you easily install apps with minimal user interaction even from the web. This is what Google Chrome uses to install so easily.PermalinkCommentsmsdn technical development security windows .net csharp programming clickonce google chrome
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