Category: Quick Posts

Quick posts and links to random articles from around the web.

Senate passes Internet sales tax in final vote, 69-27

The US Senate passed an online sales tax in a vote this afternoon after a heated final round of debate. A small group of anti-tax Republicans, as well as Democratic Senators from states without sales tax like Montana and Oregon,

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Posted in Economics, Programming, Quick Posts
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App Cubby Blog – The Sparrow Problem

There is a real problem going to occur with regards to the App Store and desktop/mobile software in general if pure software businesses aren’t able to sustain themselves in the long term.

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Posted in Business, Economics, Quick Posts
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DataGenetics – The Two Egg Problem

Like brain-teasers and computer science algorthims, read on indeed.

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Posted in Computer Science, Quick Posts
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The Word of Notch – On Patents

Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.

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Posted in Business, Copyright, Economics, Patent, Politics, Quick Posts
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Absolutely No Machete Juggling – The Star Wars Saga: Suggested Viewing Order

Really enjoying this idea, going to try it out I think this weekend, as I’m due for a Star Wars marathon.

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Mailinator(tm) Blog – How Mailinator compresses email by 90%

A fun journey through algorithms to find a solution to getting some awesome compression stats.

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Posted in Computer Science, Programming, Quick Posts, Software Code, Technology
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ArsTechnica – High Orbits and Slowlorises: understanding the Anonymous attack tools

Fascinating look into both some of the tools Anonymous uses to launch it’s attacks and how it/they attempt to stay anonymous.

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Posted in Quick Posts, Security, Technology
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Frankie Roberto – Responsive Text

In agreement, nifty idea, but defiantly unsure of the practical application.

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Posted in Design, Programming, Quick Posts, Software Code, User Experience, Web Design
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Incubaid Research – Rediscovering the RSync Algorithm

The right way to synch two remote file systems.

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Posted in Programming, Quick Posts, Security, Software Code
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Tinycon – Favicon Alerts

Pretty sure I could count the number of times I actually looked at a favicon alert on one hand, that being said nice work.

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Posted in Programming, Quick Posts, Software Code, User Experience, Web Design
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