Friday, May 07, 2010

Goods Reads

How is Linux like the genes in a living cell? Many ways, because its creator set it up to evolve.

How Our Brains Make Memories. Just the act of remembering something can change that memory, sometimes in rather strange ways. (via Boing Boing)

10 TV Shows That Changed the Course of History. Imagine what the world would be like if none of these had aired.

Even after the crowds are gone, Disneyland is buzzing with activity. It takes a big crew to make the park all clean and bright every day.

Rest in Peas: The Unrecognized Death of Speech Recognition. Getting a computer to recognize speech is like getting it to wreck a nice beach. (via Metafilter)

A scientist looks at sea monsters. Among the fish stories may be things lurking in the depths that we still don't know about.

9 People Who Did It Anyway. When you tell someone they can’t do something, it often serves as a motivation to prove you’re wrong, and disabled people are no exception.

We Need a General Theory of Individuality. Science uses large samples and averages to play down differences between people, but still there are no two of us exactly alike. (via Metafilter)

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