14/9/2017 7:24 Never Stay at Motel 6
: ‘“We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in,” one front-desk clerk explained. “Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.”’ Or, go ahead and stay there — if you like the excitement of chancing a surprise visit from armed federal agents in case your name happens to be similar to one in their databases. Or if you just like the idea of the federal government knowing where you are at all times.
12/9/2017 10:26 Common Gotchas In Python
: Some of these are familiar, but some are less so. If you program in Python you should know about these.
8/9/2017 8:16 Voynich manuscript: the solution
: Where cryptography failed, a deep and broad contextual knowledge of medieval culture succeeded. Or not
— there is widespread skepticism in the medievalist community.
7/9/2017 7:26 How Python does Unicode
: Python 3.3 made an important change in string handling. This is a good rundown of Unicode in general, and how Python does it, in particular.
5/9/2017 13:21 Do-it-yourself $20 bill upgrade
: Replace racist Andrew Jackson with righteous Harriet Tubman yourself. Because it looks like the government won’t.
24/8/2017 13:46 Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Targeting Liberals?
: “the S.P.L.C. is an organization that has lost its way, smearing people who are fighting for liberty”. I still see some news organizations quoting the SPLC’s opinions in their stories, as if they believe that it remains a reputable organization. This should stop.
22/8/2017 12:36 LuaTeX Comes of Age
: How to get TeX superpowers by adding a little Lua scripting. My article in LWN appeared today. While you’re there, please consider subscribing.
12/8/2017 12:27 Planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
: This excellent, illustrated guide from 2015 covers weather, roads, crowds, navigation, and strategies for wrangling photographic equipment. And more.
30/7/2017 9:32 Why I’m Learning Perl 6
: Evan Miller describes the wonders not of the language itself, but of the C program that defines its runtime. He discovers sophisticated implementations of concurrency, string handling, and more.
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