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."
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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."
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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."
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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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