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Skand Hurkat
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Reading List, December 2017
Brian Merchant, How email open tracking quietly took over the world , in Wired, 11 December 2017. [Online]: https://www.wired.com/story/how-email-open-tracking-quietly-took-over-the-web/ It is no longer a secret that every website you visit silently tracks ...
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Reading List, November 2017
Samuel Vee, I see trad people , in Status 451, 5 November 2017. [Online]: https://status451.com/2017/11/05/i-see-trad-people/ It seems that more and more, I’m sharing articles that would be frowned upon by the mainstream. I see this as a way to break some o...
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Reading List, October 2017
Jenny List, Accidental satellite hijacks can rebroadcast cell towers , in Hack A Day, 3 October 2017. [Online]: http://hackaday.com/2017/10/02/accidental-satellite-hijacks-can-rebroadcast-cell-towers/ Satellites are simple transponders placed in the sky, of...
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Reading List, September 2017
Joel Kotkin, Trump damaged democracy, Silicon Valley will finish it off , in The Daily Beast, 27 August 2017. [Online]: http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-damaged-democracy-silicon-valley-will-finish-it-off Kotkin writes about the lack of competition in Sil...
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Reading List, August 2017
Simon Penner, Another point of view , in Status 451, 3 August 2017. [Online]: https://status451.com/2017/08/04/another-point-of-view/ This is not a post for people who have already made up their minds. If, however, you are the type who can wrestle with an a...
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Reading List, July 2017
Cyrus Farivar, WinAMP woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself , in Ars Technica, 3 July 2017. [Online]: https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/07/winamp-how-greatest-mp3-player-undid-itself/ A fascinating tale of WinAMP, my favourite music player in t...
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Reading List, June 2017
Eric Diaz, The oral history of Star Trek: TNG’s best episode: “The Inner Light” , in Nerdist, 31 May 2017. [Online]: http://nerdist.com/the-oral-history-of-star-trek-tngs-best-episode-the-inner-light/ ‘The Inner Light’ is probably the best Star Trek: TNG ep...
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An Introduction to CTest
I've seen a lot of people (I'm looking at you Daniel Lemire ) praise newer languages like Go , which makes me sad as a C++ programmer. Well, that's until I realise that most of the features touted could be easily incorporated in C++ with just a bit of elbow...
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An introduction to Vim macros
Vim is my favourite text editor, because it is minimalist while also
being insanely configurable. While I may describe my ideal Vim setup
sometime in the future, I do want to share some tips and tricks that
make Vim so damn efficient for certain tasks. Toda...
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Reading List, May 2017
Sam Machkovech, Facebook helped advertisers target teens who feel ‘worthless’ , in Ars Technica, 30 April 2017. [Online]: https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/05/facebook-helped-advertisers-target-teens-who-feel-worthless/ No surprises here, a quick discri...
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