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Sunday, August 26

26th Aug - Weekender: Off-Topics (Armstrong Special)

This week's off-topic readings pay tribute to Neil Armstrong. May he rest in peace. 

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NEIL ARMSTRONG (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)
Neil Armstrongbabbage / The Economist

Neil Armstrong, Whose ‘Giant Leap’ Put Man on the Moon, DiesBB

First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82Reuters
U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.

Made ‘Giant Leap’ as First Man on MoonNYT

Interactive Feature: Mission to the MoonNYT

Factbox: Reaction to death of U.S. astronaut Neil ArmstrongReuters

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moonReuters

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, diesBBC

Neil Armstrong: Astronaut made history by stepping on moon BBC

Neil Armstrongwikipedia

Moon Machines
Great documentary on the Apollo program, on Youtube:

Why Waiting Is TortureNYT
Why does the return journey feel quicker?Irish Times

Dan Ariely’s 6 Rules to Fight Bad Decision-Making Under StressAdvisor One
Behavioral economist and ‘Predictably Irrational’ author examines why sometimes it's so hard to do the right thing

Google's audacious bet on fiber -- and why it could workFortune
The company is building an Internet Valhalla in Kansas City. Most observers have scoffed at the effort. But they're wrong.

What the Apple v. Samsung Verdict Means for the Rest of UsWired

Part II - Robots to Rule the World? Taking All Jobs? Replace Women?Mish’s

Skilled Work, Without the WorkerNYT

What's Lost (And Found) In Machine Translationbig think

Sending messages from Mars: Interplanetary broadbandBabbage / The Economist

Mars and the Mind of Manbrain pickings
Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Conversation, 1971

We Shouldn’t Give Up on SETIIEEE Spectrum

Tesla’s Revenge: Filmmakers Kickstart Electrifying Docudrama About Cult GeniusWired

Leaping at Electronic ProdigiesNYT
Electronic dance music is having its day as the sound of young America, and the music industry is taking notice.

50 genius facts about GoodFellasShortList
Stuff I bet you didn’t know about this classic movie.

David Cronenberg's delightfully strange riff on sex, technology, capitalism, and the quest for a good haircut.
WikiLeaks and Free SpeechOpinion / NYT
by Michael Moore and Oliver Stone

The Affair Assange rips off the veil concealing the face of modern journalismFabius Maximus

Is this the photo that could clear Assange?The Daily Mail
Grinning for the camera, WikiLeaks boss and woman who says he sexually assaulted her 48 hours earlier…He insists he has been set up, and fears that going to Sweden is a ruse for him to be quickly extradited to America, where he could stand trial for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified US military documents on the WikiLeaks website.

Why are we all working so much?Wonkblog / WP
Fun fact: we’re more than twice as productive as we were in 1964. That means that we could work less than half as much as we did then and still have 1964-style living standards.

Class of 2016Farnam Street
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.
TED Reveals Top 20 Most-Watched Talks techcrunch

From Bug Drones to Disease Assassins, Super Weapons Rule U.S. War GameWired

Announcing our visualization awards shortlist…information is beautiful

Poker Is Not Gambling, Jury Still Out On InvestingDealbreaker

Humanities aren’t a science. Stop treating them like one.SciAm

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling and Human Nature in 1963 Documentarybrainpickings

Twenty-Five Rules of DisinformationWhale

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