We Can't Send Email More Than 500 Miles

- Trey Harris tl;dr: Trey gets a call from the Chairman of The Statistics Department at the college campus he was working at and is told: "we can't send mail more than 500 miles."

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Are We *Really* Engineers? (Video)

- Hillel Wayne tl;dr: Hillel talked to people who worked as both a software and a traditional engineer, learning 3 things: "we are in fact engineers, we’re not actually that different as a field, and there’s a lot we can both teach and learn."

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Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

- Erica Klarreich tl;dr: "It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway."

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10 Most(ly dead) Influential Programming Languages

- Hillel Wayne tl;dr: Given that programming languages cognates, it's a starting to point to see which languages influenced others. 

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The Unexpected Google Wide Domain Check Bypass

- David Schütz tl;dr: Sometimes it pays to go down the rabbit hole. A story of David trying to bypass a URL validation and finding a bug in Google's common JS library.

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The History Of The URL

- Zach Bloom tl;dr: How the URL evolved, stemming from a meeting trying to resolve overcrowding of ARPANET hosts. 

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My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since The 1990s

- Gwern Branwen tl;dr: How technology has dramatically improved ordinary aspects of Gwern's life over the last the 30 years.

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Google Maps Hacks

tl;dr: A Berlin based artist created a traffic jam on Google Maps by placing 99 phones into a handcart and slowly tugging them on the road.

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The Mind At Work: Guido Van Rossum On How Python Makes Thinking In Code Easier

- Anthony Wing Kosner tl;dr: Inspiration behind Python was largely visual. There is a "quietness and simplicity of design" that makes it easier to see what’s going on. It's also why it's popular amongst amateurs and beginners. 

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The Mind Behind Linux (2016 Video)

tl;dr: Fascinating conversation about the inception of Linux and Git, and the man behind them. The initial community involved in Linux was critical. Git was a result of managing Linux's growth. Both projects were to solve Linus' immediate needs. 

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