featured in #214
A Short Story for Engineers
tl;dr: "A toothpaste factory had a problem: Due to the way the production line was set up, sometimes empty boxes were shipped without the tube inside." The story outlines how the CEO approached the issue.
featured in #208
We Can't Send Email More Than 500 Miles
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."
featured in #191
Are We *Really* Engineers? (Video)
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."
featured in #189
Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem
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."
featured in #183
10 Most(ly dead) Influential Programming Languages
tl;dr: Given that programming languages cognates, it's a starting to point to see which languages influenced others.
featured in #178
The Unexpected Google Wide Domain Check Bypass
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.
featured in #176
My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since The 1990s
tl;dr: How technology has dramatically improved ordinary aspects of Gwern's life over the last the 30 years.
featured in #175