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Back once again with the renegade master.

Weekend Reading CCXXV

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Transit and Peering: How your requests reach GitHub There are vast amounts of complexity hidden behind the rotations of the spinner in your browser’s UI https://githubengineering.com/transit-and-peering-how-your-requests-reach-github/ Why no-one can prevent Elon Musk from dwarfing the airline industry Hyperloop or not, the data about how airlines make money is instructive. https://hackernoon.com/why-no-one-can-prevent-elon-musk-from-dwarfing-the-airline-industry-now-9fe8a468bebc George Saunders on How to […]

Weekend Reading CCXXIV

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Something has broken in our database that causes the automatic publication to fail. The Corrosion of High School Debate & how it Mirrors American Politics The rules govern the behaviour. https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2017/09/26/corrosion-high-school-debate-and-how-it-mirrors-american-politics Inside the Different Models of iPhone The self-repair movement gets a lot of air-time, but I wonder how practical it really is to require […]

Weekend Reading CCXXIII

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Software as Hardware: Apollo’s Rope Memory You can try out a simulation (in Javascript) of the Apollo Guidance Computer. https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/space-age/software-as-hardware-apollos-rope-memory A Perpetual Debt The UK redeemed nearly £2bn in perpetuities in 2014.

Weekend Reading CCXXII

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Assassinating Kim-Jong Nam The amazing effort to rehearse, and the bizarre modality are fascinating. Why not just shoot/stab him? https://www.gq.com/story/kim-jong-nam-accidental-assassination The Last Analogue Motion Graphics Machine The subtle imprecision and squeak of analogue electronica is very hard to replicate How well logos are remembered Recognisable and reproducible are clearly not the same thing. https://www.signs.com/branded-in-memory/ How […]

Weekend Reading CCXXI

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House Address Twin Proximity There seem to be numerous such twins in the Bay Area, and worse there are also enormously long roads with the same name. There’s at least one twin for my apartment, and one for my office, within 50 miles. http://www.paulplowman.com/stuff/house-address-twins-proximity/ …Eventually, she moved to the U.S. and stole my husband! https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/brownie-recipe-comment-stolen-husband-sydne-newberry.html […]