Some technical and vaguely tech-related items, mostly from a couple months back:
- IBM discovers the business value of editors.
- OkCupid discusses numerical/technical aspects of taking an attractive photo of a person.
- How we really use the Web: a good overview of people's scanning, guessing, and muddling-through habits for navigating the web.
- “IRTNOG,” a satirical short-short by E. B. White (written in 1938) about the trend toward condensation of reading material.
- Security researcher demonstrates ATM hacking. "[He found that the] PC motherboard that dispenses cash from the vault was protected only by a standard (not unique) key that could be purchased over the Internet for about $10."
- A couple months ago, there was an attempt to prove that P ≠ NP. That entry explains the background for non-CS people. Later, there were claims of flaws in the proof, but last I heard (mid-September) the flaws were being fixed. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Unless it's already been resolved and I've missed the resolution?
I'll close with one last link that has nothing to do with technical stuff, but I didn't have anything else to group it with:
- Piranha 3D review: "The Citizen Kane of killer piranha movies."