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Monday
Sep152014

Introducing mcrouter: A memcached protocol router for scaling memcached deployments

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Monday
Sep152014

ncollide

[Link] : ncollide is a 2 and 3-dimensional collision detection library written using the Rust programming language. Collision detection and computational geometry in general are ubiquitous in computer…

Sunday
Sep142014

Useless Creatures

[NyTimes] : "Menagerie: Just between us species. This article contains no useful information. Zero. Nada. Nothing. If usefulness is your criterion for reading, thank you very much for your time and goodbye, we"

Sunday
Sep142014

The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking

[Link] : On October 21, 1976, a small group of cyclists and a dog named Junior gathered on Carson Ridge, which rises just west of Fairfax, California. It was mid-morning and the sky was bright blue, a…
Saturday
Sep132014

What You Need to Know Before the First Ever Formula E Race This Weekend

[Link] : FIA Formula E Formula E, the first all-electric racing series, begins this weekend with the inaugural Beijing ePrix running on a specially designed 2.14-mile street circuit around the city’s…
Saturday
Sep132014

On Death and iPods: A Requiem

[Link] : Jim Merithew/WIRED Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your…
Saturday
Sep132014

Deployment of Flock 1b Commences

[Link] : On August 19 the first 2 satellites from Flock 1b were successfully deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). This event kicked off the deployment campaign for the full…
Friday
Sep122014

The Rust Guide

[Link] : This guide is a work in progress. Until it is ready, we highly recommend that you read the Tutorial instead. This work-in-progress Guide is being displayed here in line with Rust's open development…
Thursday
Sep112014

Philippe Starck’s Electric Mountain Bikes Boost You Up Hills in Style

[Link] : For riding in wet dirt, Starck took advantage of Moustache’s differentiated diameter wheel setup. Mud’s 29-inch front wheel is made to get the bike over roots and large rocks, while the…
Thursday
Sep112014

The Digital Wallet Revolution

[NyTimes] : "THIS week Apple announced two new pieces of hardware, the iPhone 6 and a “smartwatch.” But as flashy as they are, neither item is as groundbreaking as a piece of software that will"

Thursday
Sep112014

I wrote the original blue screen of death, sort of

[Link] : We pick up the story with Windows 95. As I noted, the blue Ctrl+Alt+Del dialog was introduced in Windows 3.1, and in Windows 95; it was already gone. In Windows 95, hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del called up a…
Thursday
Sep112014

Researchers now able to stop, restart light

[Link] : HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES By William J. Cromie Gazette Staff Lene Hau and her colleagues created a new form of matter to bring a light beam to a complete stop, then restart it again. (Staff photo by…
Thursday
Sep112014

Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

[Link] : Second Avenue's bike lane. Ian Freimuth Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars…
Thursday
Sep112014

How Google’s Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test

[Link] : Google’s experimental self-driving cars will officially be allowed on California’s roads starting 16 September. They have driven more than 1 million kilometers since the company started secretly…
Thursday
Sep112014

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

[Link] : After three days, and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it’s now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This…
Thursday
Sep112014

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

[NyTimes] : "When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. I was on the receiving"

Thursday
Sep112014

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism?

[Link] : Formally trained in print and documentary, journalist Nonny de la Peña has a history of telling human stories through a multitude of communication tools and media. The award-winning…
Wednesday
Sep102014

With Apple Watch, a Naming Tradition Ends

[NyTimes] : "Steven P. Jobs introducing Apple's iMac computer in 1998. Paul Sakuma/Associated Press For 16 years, Apple has bestowed the prefix “i” on the names of most of its groundbreaking"

Wednesday
Sep102014

With Apple Pay, a Push Into Mobile Payments

[NyTimes] : "Tech evangelists have predicted for years a world in which people paid for retail goods with the wave of a smartphone, or the push of a smartphone button. For nearly as long, this so-called mobile"

Tuesday
Sep092014

Unlike Anything They Have Ever Seen Before

[NyTimes] : "Two species of deep-sea dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms discovered off the coast of Southeast Australia defy all existing classifications of life, researchers from the University of Copenhagen"

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