Giovanni Grieco

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How Does a 28-Year-Old Californian Prepare Himself for Life (and Death) on Mars?

An interview with Andrew Tunks, one of the finalists for Mars One's ambitious interstellar mission.<p>Andrew Tunks has his whole life ahead of him, but the 28-year-old from the outskirts of LA is vying for the chance to leave it all behind. This week, he found out there's a 25 percent chance he'll die …

7 surprising facts about cannibalism

Cannibalism can show up at the most unexpected points in history.<p>Most people don't associate cannibalism with the Soviet Union. But as Timothy Snyder describes in his book <i>Bloodlands</i>, the 1933 Stalin-imposed famine in Ukraine was so severe that cannibalism became surprisingly prevalent. The state …

Anthropology

Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit

In 1906, Hugo Münsterberg, the chair of the psychology laboratory at Harvard University and the president of the American Psychological Association, wrote in the <i>Times Magazine</i> about a case of false confession. A woman had been found dead in Chicago, garroted with a copper wire and left in a …

UK receives more Chinese foreign students than from the whole of the EU, statistics show

More first-year undergraduates from China arrived at UK universities last year than from the whole of the EU, according to official statistics …

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<br>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I just want to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

Goodbye to one of the best years in history

It might not feel like it, but we are safer, richer and healthier than at any time on record<p>Newspapers can seem like a rude intrusion into the Christmas holidays. We celebrate peace, goodwill and family – and then along come the headlines, telling us what’s going wrong in the world. Simon and …

Foreign Aid

The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With …

The Long Road to Maxwell’s Equations

<b>Should you wish to pay</b> homage to the great physicist James Clerk Maxwell, you wouldn’t lack for locales in which to do it. There’s a memorial marker …

The Case for Slow Programming

My dad used to say, “Slow down, son. You’ll get the job done faster.”<p>I’ve worked in many high-tech startup companies in the San Francisco Bay area. I …

Object Oriented Programming is Inherently Harmful

“<i>Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.</i>” – Edsger Dijkstra<p>“<i>object-oriented design</i> …

Programming

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of C

For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and …

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC

Awesome Vim plugins from across the universe

Why I do not want to work at Google

Google

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

The science of choking under pressure — and how to avoid it

At the Olympics, even the most rehearsed athletes can crack under the pressure. There's something about high-stakes situations that seems to destroy people's ability to do well. And many of us non-athletes have been there too.<p>But why does choking happen, and how can we stop it? Over the past …

A personal server

Glyn Williams's answer to Why is the iPhone's 1 GB RAM touted to be able to compete with more than 2 GB RAM of Android phones?

Servicing RAM uses power. So more memory = more power consumption.<p>Android apps using Java, recycle released memory using garbage collection.<p>What this …

Artificial Intelligence - foundations of computational agents

The Visible Atomic Bomb

The Design and Implementation of Probabilistic Programming Languages

Noah D. Goodman and Andreas Stuhlmüller<p><b>About:</b> Probabilistic programming languages (PPLs) unify techniques for the formal description of computation …

Ocean Exploration

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

And what I’ve learned from teaching others<p><b>Before you learn to code, think about what you want to code</b><p>Knowing how to code is mostly about building …

Why broken sleep is a golden time for creativity – Karen Emslie

It is 4.18am. In the fireplace, where logs burned, there are now orange lumps that will soon be ash. Orion the Hunter is above the hill. Taurus, a …

libphonenumber

README.md<p>What is it?<p>Google's common Java, C++ and JavaScript library for parsing, formatting, and validating international phone numbers. The Java …

Badassify your terminal and shell

As a developer you probably spend a lot of time using the terminal. Whether you only use it a couple of times a day or day in day out, your terminal …

Linux