Watch "The Idea," the First Animated Film to Grapple with Big, Philosophical Ideas (1932) http://www.openculture.com/?p=1043627
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The fact that the two most common software development cadences are "sprint" and "death march" is tragic, considering how awful either is for exploration and examination.
Search Engines for Hackers:
The current government shutdown has been a disaster on the cybersecurity front so far. Experts from multiple cyber-security firms have warned that this would be the perfect time for hostile countries to carry out cyber-attacks against the US government, as agencies are understaffed and IT infrastructure is left largely unattended
Due to the vagaries of the HTTP 1.1 protocol and how browsers developed, it became advantageous to throw the bits of your website on as many different servers as possible. Thus companies also tended to put their ads on distinct servers from everything else.
I've read about how inefficient it is to make so many requests to different servers, and that is why HTTP/2 multplexes many different requests over one stream.
I'm sure it's coincidence that this makes blocking ads and analytics harder.
If anyone is going to be in the Durham NC area in march, some friends and I are hosting a literary conference for scifi and fantasy
I called it a few days ago that this would happen. | Raspberry Pi Foundation Announces RISC-V Foundation Membership
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