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What is the T2 Tile Project? And why did its weekly video series begin at #10?
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Weekly. Gah.
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Just in time for Google+ to die officially :(, here's a new weekly vlog.
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"For most thinkers, the idea there could be a beneficial pur-
pose not just for inefficient software, but even for strictly
incorrect software, was quite literally inconceivable.
How times have changed!"
-- Vaughn Joy Mannon, August 2039

https://zenodo.org/record/1304010
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God exists in a perfectly real sense that is sure to please almost no one.
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The first ten years of best-effort computing, from the Illuminato X Machina to the Movable Feast Machine to programming language ulam to programming language SPLAT to the T2 tile.
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Do you think computer security today is a raging dumpster fire? Are you suspicious of centralized computing? Do you believe in time travel? Then check out this just-uncovered research paper from the year 2039!

The Path to Best Effort
by Vaughn Joy Mannon

Abstract:

Research and development in best effort computing has taken off since the VSW, in an emerging major technological transition that may ultimately rival the digital computing revolution itself. Here at the end of the so-called First Computing Century ('CC0', 1940--2039), we reflect on computation's long fixation on the ideas of hardware determinism and software efficiency, before their incompatibility with scalability, robustness, and security was widely appreciated. We go beyond questions like `What were they even thinking?' and `How could anybody stand to compute like that?', to highlight hardware, architecture, software, and systems innovations behind best effort computing, with its crucial reframing of computer security as an aspect of robustness and synchronization rather than correctness and isolation. Finally, we celebrate the emergence of the microcomputome and `syncurity' as signs we are maturing beyond hardware determinism and the belief in the existence of the Last Bug.
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Michael and Dave talk to Professor Richard Gerrig about the power and the computation and cognitive science of stories and narrative worlds. Watch out! There be monsters!

http://computingup.com/richard-gerrig-on-narrative-worlds-computing-up-thirteenth-conversation
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Finally a new episode of Computing Up, Looking backwards and forwards from state of the internet these days.
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Michael talks to Professor Charles Isbell about computing education and topics ranging from Sebastian Thrun to whether computer science is a lame name.

http://computingup.com/website/computingup-ep211-charles-isbell-is-reinventing-computer-educationmp3
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