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Ayn Rand

I’ve written about Ayn Rand before, partly because I dislike a lot of the people who claim to be inspired by her, partly because I never cared much for her novels, which a lot of people like. 2,850 more words


Linus Torvalds

All right. I know Linux first then this guy. So funny. Because Linux is known for most of computing students.

I think most of computing students are familiar with Linus and most of them are currently using OS with Linux kernel like Ubuntu and Fedora. 126 more words


The Lost Footage of 'The Secret Life of Arabia' (Or... Making Shit Up to David Bowie Music)

A footnote from David Bowie’s upcoming biography:

One of the more remarkable tidbits from this time was what Bowie stumbled upon at a run-down bookstore in Neukolln. 1,616 more words


The Lost City of Z

I wasn’t familiar with British explorer Percy Fawcett before I saw The Lost City of Z. Now that I have, I’m still befuddled as to why he merits consideration. 552 more words


The Imitation Game

Director Morten Tyldum takes on the story of Alan Turing, the genius cryptographer who cracked the infamous Enigma code during the Second World War. Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a career-best performance in the lead, betraying his character’s innermost feelings through delicate inflections. 5,806 more words


The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer - David Leavitt

I knew someone who worked in Bletchley Park during World War II, though he steadfastly refused to talk about it. He got a first class degree in mathematics in Cambridge and there was no way that they were going to waste his brain in the forces. 770 more words


Letters to the Power Plant #123 - Dell Me More

After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how things were going.   622 more words