Chainsaw on a Tire Swing

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Recommended Reading 2

  • When a Robot Signs a Bill: A Brief History of the Autopen
    “The White House treats the presidential autopen’s security with the secrecy you might expect for the most powerful signature in the world. “I always heard the autopen was the second-most guarded thing in the White House after the president,” Jack Shock, Bill Clinton’s director of presidential letters and messages told the Associated Press in 2011.”
  • Rape Case Unfolds Online and Divides Steubenville
    “The case is not the first time a high school football team has been entangled in accusations of sexual assault. But the situation in Steubenville has another layer to it that separates it from many others: It is a sexual assault accusation in the age of social media, when teenagers are capturing much of their lives on their camera phones — even repugnant, possibly criminal behavior, as they did in Steubenville in August — and then posting it on the Web, like a graphic, public diary.”
  • What is the exact difference between a ‘terminal’, a ‘shell’, a ‘tty’ and a ‘console’?
    “In unix terminology, the short answer is that terminal = tty = text input/output environment, console = physical terminal, shell = command line interpreter”
  • Top 9 Tips for Fine-Tuning Your Cloud Architecture in 2013
    “And while it’s unlikely that you’ll accomplish this task by end of year, here are nine tips to help you optimally manage your cloud applications and architecture in 2013.” [Great list.]
  • In cold type
    “When Truman Capote set out to profile Marlon Brando for The New Yorker in 1957, he knew just how to set his traps.” [I’ll read anything about Truman Capote or Marlon Brando.]

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