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Are audiobooks the new… books? It was recently revealed that audiobook sales rocketed by 43% in 2018, while those of print books declined (by 5%) for the first time in five years. Can people no…

This is unprecedented: Alert, Nunavut, is warmer than…

Weather watchers are focused on the world's most northerly community, which is in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. "It's really quite spectacular," said David Phillips, Environment Canada's chief climatologist. "This is unprecedented." The…

Who Is This “Licklider” Guy? (2008)

Who are they talking about? Why haven’t I ever heard of him? I was at SRI, a research institute by the Stanford campus. Around me was a lively group of some of the best minds…

SpaceX says Crew Dragon capsule exploded due to…

SpaceX has announced via an official update and conference call the preliminary results of a failure investigation convened immediately after Crew Dragon capsule C201 exploded in the midsts of an April 20th static fire test.…

Cities: Skylines is Turing Complete

(Non-clickbait title: building a 4-bit adder in Cities:Skylines.) Cities: Skylines is a city simulation game that is complex enough to build universal logic gates in it. Using universal logic gates it is possible to construct…

The Best Refactoring Youve Never Heard Of

Hello everyone. I'm so excited to be here at Compose, along so many enthusiastic and some very advanced functional programmers. I live a dual life. At day, I teach computers how to think about code…

How many kinds of USB-C™ to USB-C™ cables…

tl;dr: There are 6, it's unfortunately very confusing to the end user. Classic USB from the 1.1, 2.0, to 3.0 generations using USB-A and USB-B connectors have a really nice property in that cables were…

Why did we wait so long for the…

July 13, 2019 · 11 min read The bicycle, as we know it today, was not invented until the late 1800s. Yet it was a simple mechanical invention. It would seem to require no brilliant…