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Web/Tech

February 28, 2015

Stellarium

Cool little free astronomy program.

February 12, 2015

"How DDoS Attacks Work, And Why They're So Hard To Stop"

Sounds like somebody could make a fortune by finding a reasonable solution to this.

February 10, 2015

"Department of the Internet: Installation"

I laughed. (But it's probably a little too close to the truth.)

January 31, 2015

"A 13-Year-Old Made A Revolutionary Invention Out Of Legos And Now Intel Is Investing In His Company"

I can't decide whether this is good news or bad news. Good news: we have a country where a 13-year-old with a terrific idea can be honored and rewarded for it (and attract investment from one of the world's largest companies).

Bad news: where were all the adults? Why did it fall to a 13-year-old to think of this?

December 27, 2014

"2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning"

Manufacturing, finance, personalized health care, energy, communications: big changes are afoot.

December 18, 2014

"What are some stories from the good old days of Microsoft and young Bill Gates that may not have been written in the popular press?"

Including an excellent one about billg's mom.

December 11, 2014

"Financially speaking, which computer languages can earn the most for the programmer?"

Not close to consensus but an interesting discussion at Quora.

"Who Buys Music Anymore? A Statistical Inquiry"

It's mainly the olds who are still buying CDs.

December 04, 2014

"Stayed Up All Night"

Make your own mixtapes on the Web

(For those of you too young to remember mixtapes, see John Cusack in High Fidelity.)

Link via Metafilter.

December 02, 2014

"12 Technologies We Need To Stop Stalling On And Develop Now"

Especially "Cell Modeling For Brain Emulation" and "Genuine Anti-Aging Interventions".

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