The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing — The Message — Medium

The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing — The Message — Medium

An article about software emulation, and the hidden motivations behind it. Eventually I realized: This might be about my friend Tom dying. At least I think so. I am not good at identifying my own motives. It usually takes me at least ten days and a number of snacks to go from feeling something to being able to articulate what I felt. Indeed, I got the news ten days ago, in an email from my friend Jim. via The Sixth…

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Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED

Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED

His 31st birthday is a few days away. Snowden still holds out hope that he will someday be allowed to return to the US. “I told the government I’d volunteer for prison, as long as it served the right purpose,” he says. “I care more about the country than what happens to me. But we can’t allow the law to become a political weapon or agree to scare people away from standing up for their rights, no matter how good…

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If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? – Issue 14: Mutation – Nautilus

If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? – Issue 14: Mutation – Nautilus

This is another fascinating science article I had to share. If you could rewind the tape of time, would the creatures of Earth evolve in the exact same way? If you could replay the “tape of life” would evolution repeat itself? In the salamanders, it appears it has: In other organisms, it may not have. via If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? – Issue 14: Mutation – Nautilus.

The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why

The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why

A very interesting article about just how small we really are, us Earthlings. Moving back to just our galaxy, and doing the same math on the lowest estimate for stars in the Milky Way 100 billion, we’d estimate that there are 1 billion Earth-like planets and 100,000 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy.[1]SETI Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is an organization dedicated to listening for signals from other intelligent life. If we’re right that there are 100,000 or more intelligent civilizations in…

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