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.io TLD history

2 days ago

nelson : .io TLD history - A sad story of imperialism. Attn @migurski

Pinterest 7 year options

2 days ago

nelson : Pinterest 7 year options - Startup does a nice thing in giving their employees freedom to leave

Visual intro to machine learning

2 days ago

nelson : Visual intro to machine learning - Lovely animated demonstration of decision trees

Mobile device OCR

2 days ago

nelson : Mobile device OCR - Google Translate on cell phones uses an on-phone neural net to identify letters

LoL competitive rulings

3 days ago

nelson : LoL competitive rulings - A list of penalties handed out to League of Legends pro players

Creating a Fusion Drive

3 days ago

nelson : Creating a Fusion Drive - A Mac hack; cleaner instructions than I've seen elsewhere

Windows 10 Solitaire fee

3 days ago

nelson : Windows 10 Solitaire fee - Microsoft's banner stupid game no longer free, now shows ads or costs $10/year

Fighting patent trolls

3 days ago

nelson : Fighting patent trolls - Newegg celebrates yet another victory over stupid patents

Kevin Weil Q&A

3 days ago

nelson : Kevin Weil Q&A - Interview with Twitter's head of product

Uber fakes data

3 days ago

nelson : Uber fakes data - The locations of cars they show you in the app are misleading

Drone racing

3 days ago

nelson : Drone racing - Crazy looking remote controlled flying

Burt Rutan SkiGull

4 days ago

nelson : Burt Rutan SkiGull - Even though he's retired, Rutan still designing crazy aircraft

Road trip novel maps

4 days ago

nelson : Road trip novel maps - Well illustrated stories from Great American Novels

Vegetable Fermentations

4 days ago

nelson : Vegetable Fermentations - More science about pickling vegetables

Microbial lacto-fermentation

4 days ago

nelson : Microbial lacto-fermentation - Most detailed explanation of the science I've seen. Not sure it is correct.

Kimchi Container

4 days ago

nelson : Kimchi Container - Nicely designed plastic fermentation vessel

musl libc

4 days ago

nelson : musl libc - Alternative libc implementation, correct and small and fast

Twitter frat party

4 days ago

nelson : Twitter frat party - No, really, tech company team has a stupid themed party

Terry Tao profile

4 days ago

nelson : Terry Tao profile - Nice portrait of one of the world's top mathematicians

Mike Tyson Bitcoin

4 days ago

nelson : Mike Tyson Bitcoin - Bitcoin is beyond parody. Coming next: Bill Cosby Bitcoin

Miéville on Tolkien

4 days ago

nelson : Miéville on Tolkien - A thoughtful Marxist critique by one fantastical writer of another

2005 talk on SOAP

4 days ago

nelson : 2005 talk on SOAP - My war stories from the web services era; SOAP and WSDL in 2005

Mechanical typewriter bugs

4 days ago

nelson : Mechanical typewriter bugs - Soviet 1970s spy technology

Undoing Google+

4 days ago

nelson : Undoing Google+ - Google finally steps back from requiring Google+ accounts to use a bunch of Google products

Meshtag

4 days ago

nelson : Meshtag - Something like a QR Code, but designed to be easily drawn as a graffiti tag

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