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Did you know MIT student Dudley Buck was one of the main reasons engineers started building computers in the 1950’s with magnetic cores instead of vacuum tubes? Before his sudden death in 1959 he invented the “cryotron,” a superconducting switch. Its concept is being used today by companies like IBM in the pursuit of quantum computing.

Read more about this amazing engineer and his forgotten work: http://bit.ly/1eB5ufa 
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Saw this article via +Audrey Watters - ouch! I went to grad school only because I got a full ride (fully expecting ... rightly, as it turned out! ... that having a PhD in CompLit would not be much of a career advancement, ha ha) - so, while I lost out on six years of income as a result, I read a MOUNTAIN of books and studied Sanskrit. No regrets about that, but if I had emerged with the kind of median debt load mentioned in the article here, I would not have been able to cope with the very precarious employment opportunities that came my way. I love the job I've ended up with, but it's not a job that would lend itself to paying down debt, that's for sure.
America's student debt burden has been on the rise for years, along with America's class of incredibly well-educated retail workers. A new report reveals who's driving the train to debt hell: grad students. Don't do it!
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They should start calling working in the tech sector Logan's Run. 
A behind-the-scenes report from the most ageist place in America: Silicon Valley.
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Just a basic tutorial on using .NET Reflector to decompile a managed assembly. Obviously none of this is open source.
 
How To View Source Code of .NET EXE

"If you want to view source code of .net exe then follow these simple steps. You can get actual C++ or C# code of any .NET exe with decompiling .NET exe file easily.Getting Source Code of .NET EXE"

"Well the software and Computer Science related guyz understand this concept. That if we are working in .NET and compile an application code writted in c++ or C#. Then after compiling and build we get .EXE file of .NET. Ever wondered how can we get back the source code of full c++ or c# application?"

http://getintopc.com/tutorials/view-source-code-of-dot-net-exe/
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Now, THIS looks interesting.
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Podcast: Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss–what else–the OpenSSL heart bleed vulnerability and the doings at the Source Boston conference this week.
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Technology that gets under your skin
 From  +Jenn Webb  http://oreil.ly/1h0yHKK 

Embeddables won't just be a revolution in functionality, but will dramatically alter how people fit into society. - +O'Reilly Radar 

Editor’s note: we’re running a series of five excerpts from our forthcoming book Designing for Emerging Technologies, a compilation of works by industry experts in areas of user experience design related to genomics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and the Industrial Internet of Things.

In this excerpt, author Andy Goodman, group director at Fjord Madrid, looks beyond wearable computing to a deeper, more personal emerging computing technology: embeddables. Goodman says that beyond wearables and implants lies a future symbiosis of human and machine that will transform not only the delivery of information and services, but human nature as well.  
Read the excerpt: http://oreil.ly/1h0yHKK 
#Wearables   #excerpt   #OReillyRadar   #embeddables   #OReilly   #OreillySolid  
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Unfortunately, there were two turns made AFTER MH370 overflew the airport Chris Goodfellow said the pilots were trying to land at. So the simple explanation is wrong.
Chris Goodfellow doesn’t have much patience for the uncertainty concerning Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The instrument-rated Florida pilot found the theories and countertheories mooted on outlets like CNN “almost disturbing.” (I’ve appeared on CNN to discuss Flight 370, but I’ll try not to take Goodfellow’s remarks personally.) So he set about...
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