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How Alan Turing wanted to base EDSAC’s memory on BOOZE

If Alan Turing had been in charge of the EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) project in the late 1940s, the first computer memory might not have been based on mercury - but on a good gin.

Kickstop: how a sleazebag slipped through Kickstarter’s cracks

The PUA world applies algorithms, testing and feedback, and gamification to human interaction, turning women into not just sexual objects but essentially treating that cisgendered biological configuration as a Turing-complete machine in which specifying the right sequence of inputs results in access to specific ports and protocols.

Sky Deutschland campaign will pipe ads straight into train passengers’ skulls

The BBC and others report that Sky Deutschland and advertising company BBDO have tested a concept that would pipe messages directly into the heads of people who try to rest or sleep against train windows. When a commuter leans against the window, he or she will hear a message that nobody else can, asking if they’re bored and want to download Sky’s mobile app.

The Criterion Collection: Lena Dunham’s Top 10

I always say Agnès Varda was to the French New Wave as Eve is to the Ruff Ryders: a ride-or-die bitch, respected by a pack of tough gentlemen.

Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin , usr/sbin split

Ken and Dennis leaked their OS into the equivalent of home because an RK05 disk pack on the PDP-11 was too small.