Society and technology

The era of cloud computing

More and more of the world’s computing is now done on somebody else’s computer, i.e. online in the “cloud”. The New York Times recently had a whole section on cloud computing. According to the Times, “Analysts estimate that over the next six years 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies will be […]

Monday links

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport DataIn a paper published in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet—John Markoff in the New York Times […]

Wednesday links

The Internet Is BurningOnline security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse—Jon Evans at TechCrunch Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst […]

Monday links

How to Get the Best Amazon Deals and DiscountsPCMag gives 12 tips for finding the best products and prices on Amazon The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your MindMy phone is trying to anticipate my needs based on what it knows about me — the context of my life. And what it knows seems like […]

The human race is not very advanced

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