- All-Seeing Blimp Could Be Afghanistan’s Biggest Brain
The US military has plans to deploy a giant blimp over Afghanistan. While kinda cool from a technological perspective, this is also quite scary.
- I Can Crack Your App With Just A Shell
If you like OSX, assembler and security, you’ll probably find this interesting. Also contains hints for developers on how to make their apps harder to crack.
- The China Paradox
All the paradoxes are exactly what makes China so interesting. I still find it to be a baffling place, even after 5 years of Sinology at uni and having lived there for a year.
- Key figures in new Tunisia government
Short biographies of some of the key figures of the new Tunisian government. Interesting side note: Slim Amamou, Secretary of state for sport and youth is a member of the Tunisian Pirate Party.
- How Facebook Ships Code
Very interesting insights into Facebook’s developer driven culture.
- Natur aus der Fabrik
Since we all should be more aware of what we put into our bodies, here’s an article about modern milk production (in German).
- A manifesto for the simple scribe
25 commandments for journalists by Tim Radford.
- The decline effect and the scientific method
The scientific method also has to hold up to scientific scrutiny.
- State of the World 2011: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky
I know I’m a bit late to the party, but maybe this is useful for people who missed it the first time around. Includes lots of good links.
- Update on Internet censorship in Iran
From the Tor blog.