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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Lines Of Code That Changed Everything
tl;dr: Slate polled computer scientists, software developers, historians, policymakers, and journalists, which pieces of code had a huge influence. 36 selections were made including the jPEG and robots.txt.
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