Reverse Engineering The Source Code Of The BioNTech / Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine
tl;dr: "DNA is a digital code. Unlike computers, which use 0 and 1, life uses A, C, G and U/T (the ‘nucleotides’, ‘nucleosides’ or ‘bases’)." Bert discusses how the vaccine works using computational parallels.
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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.
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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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