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How to slaughter a patent troll in 5 steps

A few weeks ago, I got a letter from the scum of the earth: a patent troll. As an entrepreneur, I’m no stranger to having to deal with patent trolls, …

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

YouCompleteMe by Valloric

Help, Advice, Support<p>Looking for help, advice or support? Having problems getting YCM to work?<p>First carefully read the installation instructions for …

Programming

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning's new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer …

Mobile Devices

TAO: The power of the graph

Facebook puts an extremely demanding workload on its data backend. Every time any one of over a billion active users visits Facebook through a …

SSL: Intercepted today, decrypted tomorrow

[September 2013: The Netcraft extension — for Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera — now displays whether or not PFS is supported]<p>Millions of websites …

Linux Filesystem Hierarchy

This document outlines the set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under the Linux operating system according to those of …

Linux

Please Stop Being a Shit Web Project Manager | Web Project Management

Speaking to a web designer friend recently, the conversation naturally turned to work and I heard something for what must be the gazillionth time …

Project Management

Prototypes That Last: Simple Tips for Making Durable Parts, Part 1

Advances in low-cost 3D Printing and CNC Machining have made it easy for a growing number of hobbyists to design and manufacture complex parts in the privacy of their homes. But the technology itself is not always enough: functional prototypes made out of PLA or machined out of HDPE often prove to …

3 Former NSA Employees Praise Edward Snowden, Corroborate Key Claims

The men, all whistleblowers, say he succeeded where they failed.<p>Reuters<p><i>USA Today</i> has published an extraordinary interview with three former NSA employees who praise Edward Snowden's leaks, corroborate some of his claims, and warn about unlawful government acts.<p>Thomas Drake, William Binney, and J. …

Creative usernames and Spotify account hijacking

Spotify supports unicode usernames which we are a bit proud of (not many services allow you to have ☃, the unicode snowman, as a username). However, …

Onion Pi turns Raspberry Pi into Tor proxy and wireless access point

"Foil the NSA and Prism with a Tor proxy," Raspberry Pi Foundation says.<p>The do-it-yourselfers at Adafruit have provided step-by-step instructions for …

A Great Response to a Cease and Desist Letter

In case you don’t know by now, many lawyers — maybe even you — enjoy writing cease and desist letters in a foreign language called legalese. This …

Zinc | Home

About Zinc<p>Zinc is the secret backbone of e-commerce. Our team has built listing creation, inventory management, repricing, and fulfillment software …