Romolo Camplani

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The Power of Low Expectations

It’s a symptom of our time that a tape of the future president of the United States discussing machinations related to an alleged affair with a former Playboy Playmate isn’t truly a blockbuster.<p>The brief snippet of conversation between Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen about buying the …

Donald Trump

We knew who Trump was

By E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>Columnist<p>The most frustrating aspect of the backlash against President Trump’s servility to Russian President Vladimir Putin is that nothing that happened last week in Helsinki should have surprised us.<p>What has changed is that so many who insisted in 2016 that Trump was not as bad …

Donald Trump

The Wrong Abstraction

_I originally wrote the following for my Chainline Newsletter, but I continue to get tweets about this idea, so I'm re-publishing the article here on …

Programming

'Overturn Rising Sands' Kickstarter caught plagiarising. Still on track to be funded. - Australian Tabletop Gaming Network

<i>Overturn Rising Sands</i> launched on Kickstarter on the 20th of June and it seemed to be an immediate hit, achieving their goal of $45,000 CAD in 1 hour …

America First, America Hated, America Alone

Some near-forgotten anniversaries are worth commemorating. One hundred years ago — Bastille Day, 1918 — Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin, was killed in aerial combat at the Second Battle of the Marne. Twenty-six years later, Quentin’s oldest brother, Ted, also died in France, after …

European Union

This newly-discovered wasp has a horrifying stinger—but what it uses it for is even worse

That's some big stinger energy.<p>Charles Darwin once cited the evolution of parasitoid wasps as an illustration for why he couldn’t believe in the existence of God. An insect capable of injecting caterpillar bodies with eggs that would eventually pop open and allow tiny little wasp larvae to consume …

Zoology

The Bible Video Games Of Yesteryear - Complete In Box

Guidemaster: One-upping the NES Classic Edition with the Raspberry Pi 3 and RetroPie

NES Classic is back—but still hard to get—so we're again resurfacing our DIY guide.<p>In November 2016, Nintendo surprised everyone by going back to its …

Intel and the Danger of Integration

Last week Brian Krzanich resigned as the CEO of Intel after violating the company’s non-fraternization policy. The details of Krzanich’s departure, …

Profit

Blame Evangelicals for the Decline in Christian Faith

A recent poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute placed white evangelical approval of President Donald Trump at 75 percent, a level …

ZTE’s Near-Collapse May Be China’s Sputnik Moment

HONG KONG — Once derided as a technology backwater and copycat, China is justifiably proud of its technology boom. Its people zip around the country on high-speed trains. They can buy, and pay for, just about anything with their smartphones. For Chinese traveling abroad, the rest of the world can …

Is the Global Economy Just a Giant Debt Scam? Here's What the Financial Elite Doesn’t Want You to Know

Leftist academic Yanis Varoufakis saw power up close. He says capitalism is dead, democracy is crumbling and we’re ruled by debtWhy is the world the …

Valve gives up on responsibility

Anything goes, as long as you give Valve a cut<p>Valve has stopped trying.<p>Today’s blog post makes something explicit that many of us have seen for a while: The company doesn’t really care about the content on its platform. It doesn’t want to be put in the sticky situation of being responsible for the …

Sembra facile cancellare il debito, ma la storia dice di no

<i>Il passato offre suggestioni utili a comprendere il presente. La storia del fiorino di banco permette di capire che alcune tesi care ai sovranisti</i> …

The rocky story of Retro Studios before Metroid Prime

It was a long road getting to one of Nintendo’s most-loved games<p>It’s 2000. A shiny new Ferrari pulls into the parking lot of Retro Studios’ enormous Austin, Texas headquarters. Founder Jeff Spangenberg steps out of the car. It’s the first time he’s been to the studio in months. He’s there to lay …

Gianluca Pilloni

Tearing apart printf

<i>April 2018</i><p>If 'Hello World' is the first program for C students, then printf() is probably the first function. I've had to answer questions about …

'But didn't you write an embedded OS?'

I have been job hunting in the last 2 months or so. Thankfully, I am settled with a company I admire now, and it seemed like I had more luck than the …

Münchhausen trilemma

In epistemology, the <b>Münchhausen trilemma</b> is a thought experiment used to demonstrate the impossibility of proving any truth, even in the fields of …

PSA: Don't Buy A 4K TV Without This Important Feature

<i>1/22/18: This article has been updated to include the embedded video above.</i><p>4K TVs have dramatically come down in price recently, and with the holidays approaching, you may be thinking about picking one up. But before you buy, here's an important PSA for you: Don't buy a 4K TV without HDR.<p>There's no …

4K Ultra HD

Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B

Welcome to geezer town, junior.<p>While researching my recent article, “Age discrimination and Programming Jobs” , I discovered a 1998 Op-Ed piece from …

Ten Things I Learned from a Job Hunt for a Senior Engineering Role

I recently went on a search for a new full time gig and I learned that today’s job search is <b>not</b> what it used to be. Here’s the quick summary of what …

First XDR typhoid is on the verge of being untreatable, spreading globally

Health experts say outbreak is a "clarion call" for health authorities worldwide.<p>A tenacious epidemic of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid in …

Public Health

The most honest Ponzi scheme of all time

We’ve built a Ponzi scheme<br>for the Digital Age.<p>Thanks to the smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain our platform is transparent and …

Tesla faces mounting concerns that it’s finally going to hit a financial wall in 2018

Since Tesla was founded more than 14 years ago, the electric car company has run a nonstop gauntlet of doubters who believe its audacious plans are overblown hype.<p>As Tesla rolled out new versions of its cars, and as its stock price soared to make it more valuable than Ford, cofounder Elon Musk took …

Tesla

About the project

<b>The Framework for Internal Navigation and Discovery</b> (<i>FIND</i>) is like indoor GPS for your house or business, using only a simple smartphone or …

A History of Loneliness

Is loneliness our modern malaise?<p>Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not …

Why German companies fail at digital innovation

Not getting it<p>Why German companies fail at digital innovation<p>(No) thanks to hierarchical managers, obsolete tools and daft politics, Germany risks …

Innovation

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

Internet

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Charged With 'Massive' Fraud, Loses Control of Company

CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani of the disgraced blood-testing startup Theranos have been charged with “massive” …