Links for 8/18/15

Tech
Science
Linguistics, & Culture
History
Misc
Podcast Pick

Tech

Portable solar-powered ecocapsules: live anywhere rent-/electric-free

Crash Bandicoot memory story – How Crash Bandicoot was fit into 2mb of RAM

Roland Radio: Amstrad CPC music chipsound radio [Mini Player]

Are you smart enough to work at google? – ” Very interesting book despite its provocative title, and the fact that – a priori – I would not want to work for Google.” – Data Science

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

How the Unicode committee broke the apostrophe: Which Unicode character should represent the English apostrophe? (And why the Unicode committee is very wrong.)

Form & Landscape – Photo/essay on Southern California electricity & infrastructure. Art meets Technology

Building A Raspberry Pi VPN : How and Why to Build a Server – Trust no one and build a server that encrypts your Web data from prying eyes.

DIY Raspberry Pi Gameboy / PiGRRL

To Swipe or not to Swipe : RSA Conference on the security of Fingerprint Recognition [PDF – Slides]

Video Gramophone Records – A brief history on them

EDSAC Rebuild (Cambridge University’s 1st Computer) [Youtube]

Science

Portable solar-powered ecocapsules: live anywhere rent-/electric-free

Banana Killer Risk of Next Calamity – In 1950s, disease nearly wiped out the bananas, because whole world depended on just one variety. Now it may happen again

Cloudy Labs Cloud chamber – Real time footage of radioactive decay in a uranium mineral (Pitchblende) in a cloud chamber [Youtube Video]

A simple [Brief] guide to Neurotransmitters

Are you smart enough to work at google? – ” Very interesting book despite its provocative title, and the fact that – a priori – I would not want to work for Google.” – Data Science

Muscles Used When Pedaling

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Nemertea (Ribbon Worm) – Spotted on surface in Taiwan

Clever Bird Uses Nature as Its Breadbox – Nutcrackers take perish-ability into account when storing food for later

Linguistics & Culture

A brief history of Tiki culture, & the origins of the Mai Tai [Show Notes]

Lots more Russian literature in English coming Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature
Gerd Arntz, Factory Occupation, 1931

History

Form & Landscape – Photos/essay on Southern California electricity & infrastructure. Art meets Technology

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Banana Killer Risk of Next Calamity – In 1950s, disease nearly wiped out the bananas, because whole world depended on just one variety. Now it may happen again

A brief history of Tiki culture, & the origins of the Mai Tai [Show Notes]

EDSAC Rebuild (Cambridge University’s 1st Computer) [Youtube]

Lots more Russian literature in English coming Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

Misc

Samorost3 Pre-remixes EP : Listen to it and download it for FREE

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation – [PDF]

Podcast

BBC’s A History of the World in 100 objects

or Alternatively

BBC’s The Making of Modern Medicine
30 ep guide (Begining Bottom-Up)

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