Bruce Schneier talks about how the mechanics of privacy changed since the advent of social media, who holds control and power in the new arena, what are real issues and what are just generational differences in dealing with them. He has a lot of good analogies to make his points. 🙂
Neil deGrasse Tyson is discussing his book “The Pluto Files” … basically recounting a few thousand years of finding things in the night sky, naming them and building an understanding of what they are … case in point: (now dwarf planet 😉 ) Pluto … including his hypothesis on why Americans in particular get so worked up about Pluto not being a planet any more. 😀
I take my head off to Jim, that’s a great way to approach a weird intersection of mathematics and programming. 😉 For those who are curious … he uses a very simple mathematical algorithm to explore how you can express recursions in Lambda calculus and thus “derives” the Y combinator.
Totally useless, but worth every minute. 😉
This is probably one of the more ingenious ways to explain something like a Möbius strip. 😀
Fast ausgestorben. 🙁
Douglas Merrill from Google talks about what it takes to build a search engine for the web.
Besides that what strikes me as interesting is their choice of languages “focusing” (he didn’t exactly say that, but it’s what you understand, when he says they won a prize for it) their efforts in machine translation on: Arabic and Chinese … o.O
My patch for revamping the comments and adding proper discussion threads has been accepted and will be in GitLab 4.1 (due next week). 😀
Craig Dennis has an interesting blog post why and how you should design empty states in your apps.
There is a cool experiment trying to make people understand classical music better. It does so by “narrating” pieces while they are played, hence “Orchestrated Text“.