- Saddam’s demon seed
Latif Yahia was forced to work as Uday Hussein’s (Saddam’s son) body double, now a movie has been made about his life.
- Indonesia: Military Documents Reveal Unlawful Spying in Papua
Lately I’ve been quite interested in Indonesia, not least because it’s a place people don’t tend to talk about too much, which is kinda odd considering it’s the 4th biggest country in the world.
- How GitHub Works: Hours are Bullshit
A 3 part series of blog posts explaining how GitHub works. This is not about technical stuff, but about working hours, internal communications and so on (part 2, part 3).
- For first time, more corn used for ethanol than livestock
While food prices rise and people are starving, more corn is used for ethanol than for feeding animals (and we are not even talking feeding people here).
- I’m a phony. Are you?
I too noticed this lack of self-confidence in a lot of IT people and occasionally myself. Do you have any experience with it?
- Don’t look down
I’m always surprised by how many people adhere to the “as long as someone is worth of than me” principle.
- Why most people don’t finish video games
I barely play video games anymore, but when I do I also prefer short and/or multiplayer ones.
- A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard
Awesome post explaining crypto to the non-techies out there. In related news, a new potential weakness in AES as found this week.
- Karl Marx Is Hot
When US economists start quoting Marx, I start wondering if the global economy is really screwed?
- 13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence
A young boy looks at nature, sees a pattern and turns it into something useful. Here’s an essay
he wrote for the Young Naturalist Award. Or maybe this all was a hoax, at least according to one removed post on Blogger.