Miesiąc: listopad 2020

27 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Four short links: 27 Nov 2020

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Brian Kernighan Interviews Ken Thompson — From a fun interview: McIlroy keeps coming up. He’s the smartest of all of us and the least remembered (or written down)… McIlroy sat there and wrote —on a piece of paper, now, not on a computer— TMG [a proprietary yacc-like program] written in TMG… And then! He now […]
26 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Who Killed the Radio Star?

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In this Dateline classic, weekend boaters just off California’s fabled Catalina island discover a body floating in the water. The victim turns out to be a well-known radio personality. What happened to Steven B. Williams? Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on June 3, 2012.

24 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Four short links: 24 Nov 2020

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OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment — Apple was responsible for more edits in 2019 than Mapbox accounted for in its entire corporate history. See also the 2020: Curious Cases of Corporations in OpenStreetMap talk from State of the Map. (via Simon Willison) Drone Warfare — The second point, “SkyNet”, is the interesting bit. Azerbaijan and […]
24 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Voices for Vanessa

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When soldier Vanessa Guillen vanishes from Fort Hood, her family does everything they can to bring attention to her disappearance. As weeks go by without any sign of Vanessa, revelations about her case inspire a movement. Andrea Canning reports.

20 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Four short links: 20 Nov 2020

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epr — Terminal/CLI Epub reader. I Should Have Loved Biology — Conveys well the magic of the field. Notable also for the reference to A Computer Scientist’s Guide to Cell Biology, which I didn’t realise existed. Ur-Technical Debt — Reviving Ward Cunningham’s take on technical debt. Simply put, ur-technical debt arises when my ideas diverge […]
19 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Vanished: Amber Dubois & Chelsea King

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In this Dateline classic, when Amber Dubois vanished in San Diego County, a search turned up nothing. Then, a year later, Chelsea King disappeared in a neighboring town. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on September 3, 2015.

18 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Jonestown: An American Tragedy

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In this Dateline classic, Josh Mankiewicz takes an in-depth look at the journalists who exposed the dangers of cult leader Reverend Jim Jones. Originally aired on NBC on July 13, 2018.

17 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

On Exactitude in Technical Debt

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If software is such stuff as dreams are made on, how do we talk about nightmares? Software is not the tangible, kickable stuff our senses are tuned to, so we draw on metaphor to communicate and reason about it. The 1970s offered up spaghetti code to describe the tangle of unstructured control flow. This has […]
17 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

Four short links: 17 Nov 2020

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NDSS Symposium 2020 Papers — Large pile of security research from the 2020 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, including papers on topics as wide-reaching as hypervisor fuzzing and The Attack of the Clones Against Proof-of-Authority which sounds like a very niche Star Wars sequel indeed. Liquid Information Flow Control — We present Lifty, a […]
17 listopada, 2020 Wyłączone

10 Minutes to Sunset

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When pediatric dentist Kendra Hatcher is found dead in Dallas, Texas, police uncover a complex plot that leads them on an international manhunt. Keith Morrison reports.