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April 16, 2014 at 10:55am
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From Secret Avengers #3. Uncolored panel. Drawn, as usual, by Michael Walsh. Artaud Derrida enters the scene.


From Secret Avengers #3. Uncolored panel. Drawn, as usual, by Michael Walsh. Artaud Derrida enters the scene.

April 11, 2014 at 10:28am
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xkcd explains the SSL Heartbleed bug really simply.

Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret.

Easiest way of explaining why the Heartbleed bug was dangerous.

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April 10, 2014 at 5:41pm
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Donations have picked up since Monday, Mr. Marquess said. This week, it had raised $841.70 as of Wednesday afternoon.

— After Heartbleed Bug, A Race to Plug Internet Hole - WSJ.com *knotesy

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April 8, 2014 at 11:32am
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Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are probably the most famous Soviet-era science-fiction writers, but only recently have any of their numerous books come back into print in the US: Chicago Review Press published a new translation of Roadside Picnic (the basis for Tarkovsky’s Stalker) in 2012 and Melville House just published Definitely Maybe (translated by Antonina Bouis). CRP will also publish Hard to Be a God in June.

These scans come from the 50 Watts hoard except for the top 1979 Penguin (art by Adrian Chesterman) courtesy of David/qualityapemanRichard M. Powers illustrated the bottom Roadside Picnic and the four other covers in that style.

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April 6, 2014 at 1:55pm
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The outcome? The ants nearly doubled their range. The mirex, which was later found to be a carcinogen, persisted in the environment for decades, accumulating in birds’ eggs, mammals’ milk, and human tissues. The world’s leading ant researcher, E.O. Wilson, dubbed the mirex program the “Vietnam of entomology.”

— Ants Go Marching - Issue 3: In Transit - Nautilus *knotesy

cool … new wood covered field notes arrived

cool … new wood covered field notes arrived

April 3, 2014 at 5:12pm
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when i hear the kids at work talking about the napster days.

April 1, 2014 at 1:30pm
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A Guide to Six Strange Ocean Phenomena Through a 19th Century Text

Curious things happen out on the ocean. Some of these natural phenomena are illustrated in detail in Philip Henry Gosse’s compendium The Ocean from 1854. As part of their recent releasing of more than a million images into the public domain through Flickr, the British Library shared a few of these strange occurrences in their 19th century glory, and out on the seas you can still sometimes witness the otherworldly spectacles with your own eyes. 

We break them down for you over on Atlas Obscura…

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March 30, 2014 at 5:20pm
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The Linux kernel is one of the largest collaborative software projects in the history of the world and has almost nothing in the way of formalized management structure. We have people who have a strong operating systems background who have been contributing code, and then we have people like me. I have a background in fruit fly genetics and yet someone lets me get close to the Linux kernel; this seems wrong. And then we have people who are genuinely kids in their bedroom. It’s a miracle it works as well as it does. We should be astonished that we’re able to get it so right so much of the time.

— Matthew Garrett (via pipefail)