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Information Overload 2010-10-24
How Hacker News ranking algorithm works Arc source code of the Hacker News scoring algorithm, including an explanation and a translation to Python.
When the brain drain is healthy for democracy A neglected aspect in the study of brain drain, is it actually good for democracy?
The Horror of Canadian Obscenity Law A Canadian horror movie producer got prosecuted for “corrupting morals”.
Pilot tells TSA: ‘No Naked Photos’ Best summarized by this quote by the pilot in question: “Better people than I have sacrificed more than their careers, their livelihood, for the cause of freedom,” he says. “Americans need to wake up and stand up.”
Aircraft crashes after crocodile on board escapes and sparks panic On the other end of the spectrum of air travel security, a man in Congo smuggled a crocodile into a plane which crashed as a result of the ensuing panic.
The Tax Haven That’s Saving Google Billions By using a complicated structure involving Ireland, the Netherlands and Bermuda, Google keeps its corporate tax rate at only 2.4 percent.
Every email and website to be stored Monitoring citizens’ communication data is back on the political agenda in the UK.
The End of x86? Will the replace the ARM architecture x86 architecture?
How Aging Populations May Crimp the World’s Finances For the first time in human history, people older than 65 will outnumber children younger than 5.
IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% – Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011 Not exactly news, but includes a nice video to show to your less tech-savvy friends.