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A good chunk of what I was taught in school about the South growing up in Alabama was propaganda. What's sad is that these myths are promulgated outside of that area too.
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The Antarctic Snow Cruiser. Chicagoans get their first good look at the giant snow cruiser built for the Admiral Byrd Antarctic expedition when it was rolled out of the Chicago construction yards on October 24, 1939. (AP)
The massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
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“Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics — can deliver more than 1 Petabit/sec of total bisection bandwidth. To put this in perspective, such capacity would be enough for 100,000 servers to exchange information at 10Gb/s each, enough to read the entire scanned contents of the Library of Congress in less than 1/10th of a second”

I don't want to detract from this impressive work but that size figure is somewhat misleading. The popular statement that 1 Library of Congress is about 10TB figure dates back to a 1997 estimate based only to scanned books assuming aggressive compression – even at the time, a better estimate was ~200TB:

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/07/transferring-libraries-of-congress-of-data/

Today, with more books and a growing collection of newspapers, photographs, maps, audio, video, software, web archives, etc. the total is well into the petabyte range:

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/04/a-library-of-congress-worth-of-data-its-all-in-how-you-define-it/

None of which changes the fact that it'd move across this network at eye-opening speed…
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I tracked down a 1950 newspaper article that Jim O'Donnell cited in 1997's Avatars of the Word, and found the paper that Calvin N. Mooers published in 1951 that used the LoC as a unit of measurement (Mooers had coined the term "information retrieval" in a paper the year before). 
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The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
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“Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the HTTPS-Only Standard directive, requiring that all publicly accessible Federal websites and web services only provide service through a secure HTTPS connection.”
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«McConnell did say one thing that was on point. The debate in and out of Congress, without which our phone records would be silently filling up the N.S.A.’s databases, was only taking place, he said, “in the wake of the unlawful actions of Edward Snowden,” the former N.S.A. contractor who revealed the existence of the program. That is true, and it is entirely to Snowden’s credit.»
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Huckabee is certainly never one to shy away from waving his ignorance around in public as a badge of pride
Mike Huckabee has joined the ranks of those invoking Martin Luther King Jr. to legitimate civil disobedience in response to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same sex marriage. As the former Arkansas governor declared Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week,” "I don't thin
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Nice work: a single bug yielding a reliable kernel exploit from PDF, all thanks to legacy code from a couple decades ago.

Now kind of curious whether the Windows product manager who made the decision to put everything in the kernel for performance has a “Look, I already said I'm sorry” card on their office door…
Some months ago, I started reverse engineering and investigating the security posture of the Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.DLL) module, which provides support for Type 1 and OpenType fonts in the Windows kernel since Windows NT 4.0, and remains there up to this day in Windows 8.1.
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If you've ever complained about government efficiency, this is a project to support – or join!
President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.
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Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly sent feedback on an OMB policy draft as a pull request on GitHub, which was just merged by the U.S. Federal CIO!
Refine CIO role and responsibility in approving new bureau CIOs and clarify role and responsibility of the agency head, or his or her designee, in consultation with the agency CIO, to ensure that t...
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Nice work comparing scalable systems to competent single-threaded code on a modern laptop. I suspect rather a high percentage of big data projects are actually in the area where a modern system with an SSD is faster and easier than the cluster you'd need if the data size was considerably larger
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