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Scientists were expecting a big El Niño this year. So where did it go?

Back in the spring, a number of experts suggested we could see a strong El Niño in late 2014, perhaps similar to the monster event in 1997-98 that upended weather patterns across the globe. That might mean record temperatures, floods in some areas, droughts in others — a huge deal.<p>But in the months …

21 Recipes for the Ultimate Korean Barbecue, from Meats and Sides to Noodles and Rice

<b>When it comes to live-fire cooking,</b> <b>Korean barbecue</b> is just as essential as any of the offerings in Memphis, Austin, or Kansas City. We at <i>BA</i> have happily risked burning our knees on undermounted tabletop grills to consume large platters of charred, juicy meat and tender seafood wrapped in lettuce, …

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Understanding Pac-Man Ghost Behavior

Posted on December 2, 2010<p>It only seems right for me to begin this blog with the topic that inspired me to start it in the first place. Not too long …

Inside San Francisco's housing crisis — Vox

On a typical day, St. Anthony's, a soup kitchen in San Francisco, serves up to 2,400 meals. Though the city is in the midst of an economic boom, the line for the dining room is often so long that guests have to wait in a nearby auditorium.<p>The people coming through St. Anthony's are increasingly …

Readings in Databases

A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. The list is curated and maintained by Reynold Xin (@rxin). If …

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Mjolnir

<i>Lightweight automation and productivity power-tool for OS X</i><p>Current version: Mjolnir 0.4.3<br>• Requires: OS X 10.8 or higher<p>What is Mjolnir?<p>Mjolnir is an …

sedlisp/sedlisp.sed at master · shinh/sedlisp

x<p>s/^/;mod;(lambda (n m) (- n (* (\/ n m) m)))$;\n/<p># TODO: Handle negative divisions.<p>s/^/;\/;(lambda (n m) (div-impl n m))$;\n/<p>s/^/;div-impl;(lambda …

Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem

A bogus SoundCloud takedown reveals a much larger issue with private sites and the public domain.<p>I received a bogus copyright takedown notice for …

Say Hello to Our New Web API

Developers, start your engines. We’ve launched a new version of the Spotify Web API that lets you put everything from album art to music previews …

Five things that make Go fast

<i>Anthony Starks has remixed my original Google Present based slides using his fantastic Deck presentation tool. You can check out his remix over on</i> …

“TrueCrypt is not secure,” official SourceForge page abruptly warns | Ars Technica

Support for decade-old crypto program pulled, touching off Internet firestorm.<p>One of the official webpages for the widely used TrueCrypt encryption …

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Could Disney finally give us the remastered, unedited Star Wars we want? | Ars Technica

A new column from Ars explores why having the negatives and money is not enough.<p>Welcome to The Multiverse, a new column where'll you'll find Ars' …

Stanford MBA Students Told George W Bush Is Smarter Than You

Don’t take it personally, but President Bush is smarter than almost every one of you. Were he a student here today, he would consistently get “HP” …

Minimum Viable Block Chain

Cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin in particular, have been getting a lot of attention from just about every angle: regulation, governance, taxation, …

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Lock-free Data Structures. 1 — Introduction

I hope that this article will give a good start for a series of notes about lock-free data structures. I would like to share my experience with …

What I Would Do If I Ran Tarsnap

Tarsnap is the world’s best secure online backup service. It’s run by Colin Percival, Security Officer Emeritus at FreeBSD, a truly gifted …

Redis new data structure: the HyperLogLog