The Route of a Text Message
By Scott B. Weingart | Jan 15, 2019
This is the third post in my full-stack dev (f-s d) series on the secret life of data. This installment is about a single text message: how it was typed, stored, sent, received, and displayed.
The Year in Math and Computer Science
By Michael Moyer | Dec 21, 2018
Youth ruled the year in mathematics. The Fields Medals - awarded every four years to the top mathematicians no older than 40 - went out to four individuals who have left their marks all over the mathematical landscape.
The Creeping IT Apocalypse
By Forrest Brazeal | Jan 16, 2019
So apparently AWS is working on a clandestine low-code/no-code product codenamed "AWS for Everyone".
Why I chose to live house-free in Alaska
By Joe Ford | Jan 14, 2019
Homeless implies a moral failure while being houseless - lacking a permanent three-dimensional structure - is less stress on the planet and on my brain.
Local Minima, Saddle Points, and Plateaus
By Daniel Holden | Oct 2, 2018
Various algorithms, such as those used for reinforcement learning or function minimization often present a trade off between exploitation and exploration.
The French Burglar Who Pulled Off His Generation's Biggest Art Heist
By Jake Halpern | Jan 14, 2019
The skilled climber and thief Vjeran Tomic, whom the French press referred to as Spider-Man, has described robbery as an act of imagination.
The Egg Thief
By Joshua Hammer | Jan 7, 2019
For decades Jeffrey Lendrum helicoptered up and rappelled down to aeries on cliff faces from Patagonia to Quebec, snatching unhatched raptors and selling them, investigators believe, to wealthy Middle Eastern falconers.
The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever
By David Hambling | Dec 26, 2018
Technology was supposed to be the solution. Instead, it added to the problem.
Hacker's Guide to Neural Networks
Andrej Karpathy's blog
Best Data Visualization Projects of 2018
By Nathan Yau | Dec 27, 2018
Every year I choose my favorite visualization projects. Looking back at old picks over the decade, a part of me longs for a simpler, more playful time when data graphics were used to tell jokes and show neat things.