This is a really great essay which helps one understand what it’s like inside the mind of a programmer/sysadmin/etc.
Possibly one of the best articles I’ve ever read!!!
Source: Programming Sucks
In the beginning there was NCSA Mosaic….
Snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles wide by two miles tall—showing seven square miles of the varied surface of our planet in each view
Source: Seven Square Miles
Punch magazine’s vision of the smartphone zombie from 1906.
Congress has never made a law saying, “Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,”— and the First Amendment wouldn’t allow such a law — but that hasn’t stopped corporations from conjuring one out of thin air, and then defending it as though it was a natural right they’d had all along.
When warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence, many doomsayers cite philosopher Nick Bostrom’s paperclip maximizer thought experiment. Imagine an artificial intelligence, he says, which decides to amass as
Read the full article: The Lebowski Theorem of machine superintelligence