leonmcgraw:

Teddy:  I’m gonna dodge it.
Chris: Get off the tracks. You’re crazy.
Teddy: Train dodge. Dig it?
Chris: Get the heII off the tracks. You want to get yourseIf kiIIed?
Teddy: Just Iike the beach at Normandy.

haaretz:

What is Jewish feminist art? Art may have deep roots in Jewish ritual and tradition, but that doesn’t mean it should be labeled.

moporobbie:

Today is a big day for Burning Man and Ticketfly. Today is the “Directed Group Sale” which allows legacy recurring theme camps to buy a limited # of tickets. I’m one of probably thousands of people sitting in an online “waiting room” right now watching seconds tick away. While I wait, I thought I…

whatevernevermind:

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I try not to use free software if I can help it. Paying for software says, ‘I like what you’re doing. I would like to support you. Please keep making things’. There’s a small set of applications that I use daily and an even smaller set that I simply could not do without. One of those…

Someone has made fake London Underground signs, and whoever did it is a ruddy genius.

skeptv:

Professor Doron Swade - The Grand Narrative of the History of Computing

A discussion of the core concepts of modern computing and their basis in history.

Dr Doron Swade offers a new analysis of the history of computing, suggesting that instead of a linear progression from one phase to the next, it is better understood as a series of separate computational functions diverging and converging.

Dr Swade goes beyond the analysis of the history of computing as moving from the Mechanical to the Electromechanical and then to the Electronic phase. Instead he argues that the history of computing is better understood as the diverging and merging of a series of streams which represent very separate computational functions or paradigms: Calculation, Automatic Computation, Information Management, Communication and the Electronic Information Age.

This is the 2013 Gresham-BSHM lecture, tracing the origins of the core concepts of modern computing.

The downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-grand-narrative-of-the-history-of-computing

Duration: 51:37

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