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ZeptoBars
Microscope photographs of microchips
technology  art  hardware 
july 2016 by nrrd
6, 3: Seasteading
A funny and well-written critique of SV dudebros' desire to seastead and get away form America's "burdensome" laws/culture
culture  nerds  technology 
march 2014 by nrrd
Brennan Moore
Replacing a relay underneath a fueled and ready-to-launch Saturn V
history  nasa  space  technology 
december 2013 by nrrd
Erwin Panofsky | Institute for Advanced Study
"It was not an artistic urge that gave rise to the discovery and gradual perfection of a new technique; it was a technical invention that gave rise to the discovery and gradual perfection of a new art."
art  history  technology 
september 2012 by nrrd
Evgeny Morozov: The Naked And The TED | The New Republic
TED is an insatiable kingpin of international meme laundering—a place where ideas, regardless of their quality, go to seek celebrity, to live in the form of videos, tweets, and now e-books.
ha  takedown  ted  technology 
august 2012 by nrrd
A Long, Strange Trip Downwind Faster Than the Wind | Autopia | Wired.com
You can sail faster than the wind and experts faceplant attempting to deny it
science  technology  ha 
june 2011 by nrrd
The Technium: The Clock in the Mountain
Some details, and some goopy prose, about the Long Now Foundations 10,000 year clock
technology  culture 
june 2011 by nrrd
Official Google Blog: Microsoft’s Bing uses Google search results—and denies it
MS uses Bing toolbar/IE8 data mining to improve Bing search results by copying google search results.
search  technology  web  ha 
february 2011 by nrrd
Voyager 1 at edge of solar system - baltimoresun.com
Voyager 1 hits the heliopause, and is headed for more rarefied nothingness/greatness
space  technology  science 
january 2011 by nrrd
LRB · Peter Campbell · Why does it take so long to mend an escalator? (print version)
Escalators, the cost of maintenance and what it says about public infrastructure in general
technology  history 
october 2010 by nrrd
50 Posts About Cyborgs: Archive
Cultural and social history of cyborgs
technology  culture  writing 
october 2010 by nrrd
Mao, King Kong, and the Future of the Book - Triple Canopy
Fun interview with Dan Visel: founder of Voyager and Criterion, inventor of the DVD commentary track, the electronic book, etc.
interview  technology  books  computers 
august 2010 by nrrd
Fanboy!
History of the term 'fanboy'
history  computers  technology 
may 2010 by nrrd

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