Affordably Aggregating ISP Connections?
a fucking book on how routing works
Now there's a fetish you'll only run across on Slashdot.
Voting Drops 83 Percent In All-Digital Election
was that those 7,300 votes were all cast by the same person.
Understanding Addiction-Based Game Design
Are there specific elements of the design that can be pulled out, distilled, and used at will to give a game drug-like properties? Is it wrong to do so?
Might as well be asking:
Are there specific compounds in cigarettes that can be used to make them addictive? Is it wrong to do so?
The fact of the matter is that cigarette companies (and computer game companies) have no one to answer to but their customers and share holders, and both will be happiest when they produce the most addictive product possible. 'Right' or 'wrong' is irrelevant to them, only 'legal' and 'illegal,' so if we want to prevent the creation of addictive games, our only recourse is legislation.
Further reading: Supercapitalism by Robert Reich
NASA's Kepler Telescope Launched Successfully
This is true, but the "uninhabitable zone" would be much greater. Astronomically greater, I think is the appropriate way of stating it.
Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?
by Eli Maor. ISBN: 0691141347
I read this book the summer before taking calculus, and I learned the core concepts of calculus from it (limit, derivative, integral, fundamental theorem). I still had to learn the specifics in class, but having that conceptual foundation made everything easier.
The book is full of interesting historical tidbits. For instance, did you know that the inventor/discoverer of the logarithm was excommunicated from the Catholic Church? I don't remember the circumstances now--I suppose Google could help, but I know it's in this book.
Inside India's CAPTCHA Solving Economy
Um, they speak English in India. At least, it's relatively common there compared to other parts of Asia (comes with the former-English-colony territory).
I've also seen a prediction that in some small number of years (like 10), China will become the world's largest English-speaking nation.
Language May Have Evolved Earlier Than Supposed
language ability may have developed earlier than we thought.
My first thought was, how could we speak before we could think? But that was before I read the comments . . .