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
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.
Source: Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.
A young, enterprising couple set their sights on a small town with big appeal. They built their taproom from the inside out, and, 32 brews later, it’s now a local hub.
Source: Decidedly Sylva: Innovation Brewing Company – Our State Magazine
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
Having long hair in a barbershop can be concerning. But the committed longhair should enter without fear, because barbershops are for beard trims.
Source: Long Hair In A Barbershop – The Longhairs
On paper, smartphones are amazing pieces of glass. They have magically cured boredom as we always have something to do — those endless feeds of content are..
Source: How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds
In a troubling series of tweets with more emotional intensity than an entire season of Homeland, the CIA’s official Twitter account told the story of Lulu, an adorable bomb-sniffing dog who refused sniff bombs.
Source: CIA Fires Very Good Girl for Refusing to Be a Narc
The sweet potato dates back centuries and how it became North Carolina’s official state vegetable is just part of the story.
Source: What’s the History of the Sweet Potato? – Our State Magazine