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The Price of (Dev) Happiness: Part Three

Buying lunch in lower Manhattan is not cheap. If you don’t brown-bag, you’re pretty much in for nine bucks, and more if you want to sit down. A …

Teaching Kids Electronics, Computers, and Programming Fundamentals with Snap Circuits

September 13, '13 Comments [33] Posted in Daddy | Parenting | Programming<p>Sponsored By<p>I'm not particularly interested in my kids being programmers or …

Solar Panels

Yahoo's Logo Reveals the Worst Aspects of the Engineering Mindset

New Zealand bans software patents

The passage of a new patent law marks end of years of debate and lobbying.<p>New Zealand has finally passed a new Patents Bill that will effectively …

The coding love

How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 “moon rocket” engine back to life

The story of young engineers who resurrected an engine nearly twice their age.<p>There has never been anything like the Saturn V, the launch vehicle …

August | 2013 | Ars Technica

High-Quality Photos of 'Champagne' iPhone 5S Rear Shell Surface

Japanese website ASCII.JP [Google translation] has posted new photos allegedly showing the highly-rumored gold color configuration for the iPhone 5S, comparing the device’s casing to the traditional color options of the iPhone as well as offering a solo photo from the device’s rear. The color of …

DICE+ Bluetooth Gaming Dice Now Available

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Ubisoft Bringing 'The Division' To PC In Response To Gamers

Ubisoft announced today that its online third-person shooter-action-RPG <i>Tom Clancy’s The Division</i> will be released on PC.<p>Previously the game was announced for Xbox One and PS4 only, but the video game publisher says the PC community was so vocal they couldn’t be ignored:<p>You asked for it (at least …

Spelunky Daily Challenged Week #1: Justin Hugs Tiki Traps

Goldfinger: The Next iPhone

“Gold? All over?” M asks James Bond upon hearing how Jill Masterson died in 1964’s <i>Goldfinger</i>. While Bond goes on to explain that the gold coating on Ms. Masterson caused her to die of “skin suffocation”, the same fate will not befall the next iPhone. But only because the iPhone will not require …

Let slip the lawyers of war!

In my favorite coincidence (?) so far, the City of San José is filing a suit against Major League Baseball (.pdf), charging MLB with conspiracy …

Get Rid of the App Store’s “Top” Lists

• The rich get richer: everyone who downloads an app by browsing the “top” list reinforces or increases the rank of the apps <i>already on it</i>, entrenching …

Persuading David Simon

[June 19 update: David Simon has been kind enough to respond at length here. He points out that I falsely stated that collecting call records …