Zillion dollar business idea, yours for the taking: "The Practical Woman", make attractive clothes for women with usable pockets. That's it. That's the whole idea. When you're a billionaire, maybe you'll remember where you got the idea.

I posit (and by no means for the first time) that faith -- the idea that attempting to deliberately believe something to a degree of certainty that exceeds what is warranted by the available evidence -- is *not a virtue to be encouraged*, but a *vice to be discouraged*. Or, to sum up, faith is inherently evil.

An in browser PDP-1 emulator in javascript running a look-a-like to "Computer Space", the first coin-operated arcade video game, itself inspired by the first video game, "Spacewar!" which ran on the PDP-1: masswerk.at/icss/

When you run a GPL'ed project, sometimes people come along and they want to subvert the GPL and link to proprietary code, and they get all pissed off when you decline to allow them to use your code in a such a way, even though it's not in your power to allow it even if you wanted to, due to the multitude of contributors (read: copyright holders) to the code base. It's hard for me to feel empathy for people that are pissed off at me because they can't figure out a way to make a buck off my work.

Brian Kernighan interviews Ken Thompson at Vintage Computer Festival East. youtube.com/watch?v=EY6q5dv_B-

Some interesting graphics rendering techniques discussed in here: twitch.tv/videos/418941273

And "Mach Diamonds" would be a great band name.

Mach diamonds in the exhaust of a coke bottle rocket via what looks like the Schlieren technique with a high speed camera: youtube.com/watch?v=kEw2msVaVy

See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schliere

20 minutes or so of cruising around looking at stuff in Space Nerds In Space: youtube.com/watch?v=OexArz3oNT

Am I imagining it, or is there some almost pearlescent specularity in this little movie of Jupiter (sorry about the twitter link, I don't know ? twitter.com/NASA/status/112122

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