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Friday, 15 November 2019

An Oral History of LimeWire: The Little App That Changed the Music Industry Forever

quote [ In 2001, the internet?s premier file-sharing service Napster was shut down after just two years, leaving a giant vacuum in the ever-expanding peer-to-peer file-sharing space.... ]

Some nice quotes, a Spotify predecessor I didn't know of and accounts on the industry taking it personally.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:52pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours

quote [ If the current trend of technology is sweeping us in a direction of ?everything is amazing, but nothing is ours?, Technology that?s Actually Yours could be the next great counter-trend. ]

Opinions on dependance.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@2:19pmGMT] [2 comments]

Uber?s Self-Driving Car Didn?t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

quote [ The National Transportation Safety Board releases hundreds of pages related to the 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, that killed Elaine Herzberg. ]

Jaywalk together across petrified earth
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:07amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Five months after returning rental car, man still has remote control

quote [ Man can still track vehicle, lock and unlock it, and start and stop its engine. ]

Got remote control cars and they're not made by Tyco
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 28 October 2019

Michele Finelli: Software engineering during the Italian Renaissance

quote [ Why did this take so long? They lacked the abstractions needed to move forward. Babylonians did not know how to deal with negative numbers. Dal Ferro and company did not know how to deal with imaginary or complex numbers. ]

Just a little food for thought from some conference talk.

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[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@9:10pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 19 October 2019

U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

quote [ The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology?the floppy disk storage systems. ]

Shake that floppy disk
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [17 comments]

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Slime Mold with 720 Sexes Discovered

quote [ Scientists are perplexed by the slime mould, which has no brain, mouth, stomach or eyes, yet is capable of learning, digesting food, has almost 720 sexes, can move without legs or wings and heals itself within two minutes if cut in half. ]

Will update if more info becomes available. This news just dropped within the last day.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5]
[by snowfox@8:31amGMT] [4 comments]

Why Do People Neglect Maintenance?

quote [ Martin?s essay is fun and funny, but the more serious point is that we are taught status systems and occupational hierarchies, even as very young children, so much that they become a part of the unconscious ways we see and experience the social world. ]

This is some nice collection of bias, being collected by the organizers of conferences on technical maintenance, among other things.

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[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@4:52amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 14 October 2019

Particle Clicker - Outpan

quote [ An addictive incremental game that teaches players the history of high energy particle physics. ]

A bit behind the times though.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Funny]
[by R1Xhard@4:45amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Modular Arithmetic Visually Explained

quote [ This completely changed the way I see numbers ]

A 20 minute Youtube, for the curious, about being playful with prime numbers.
So you have to be curious about prime numbers.
At the end, it explains how to communicate a cryptic scheme in broad daylight.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Informative]
[by yunnaf@3:09amGMT] [1 comment]

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