Computers

9.26.19

Number Theorist Fears All Published Math Is Wrong

"I think there is a non-zero chance that some of our great castles are built on sand," he said, arguing that we must begin to rely on AI to verify proofs.

8.7.19

How Globalization Broke Gateway, the Cow Computer Company

Thinking about the globalization of the computer industry through a tech company so American it prominently promoted its birth on an Iowa farm on its packaging.

7.17.19

This 'Cities: Skylines' Calculator Is Powered by Massive Amounts of Poop

Using power lines and sewage pipes, one "Cities: Skylines" player figured out how to make a simple computer.

12.27.18

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.

7.11.17

The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.

5.9.17

I Tried to Turn an AI Bot into My BFF

Because why should superficial friendships be limited to flesh and blood?

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11.17.16

Why Did We All Want to Kill Our Sims?

Remember taking the ladder out of the pool and leaving them to tire out and drown? Or intentionally setting their homes on fire and removing all the doors? This is why you did that.

9.30.16

Watch This Furious Dude Go on a Phone-Smashing Rampage Inside an Apple Store

Going to the Apple store can be a highly stressful experience.

7.28.16

Surprise! Your Office Job Is Slowly Killing You

Turns out doing nothing with your life other than wageslaving will kill you?

7.8.16

The ECS Counter-Strike Finals Show How Esports Live Events Are A Breed All Their Own

The production value may be similar to traditional sports, but the intricacies and quirks of a esports event are uniquely theirs.

2.10.16

Recovering Ballplayer: Armando Galarraga and the Future of Umpiring

Ex-Major Leaguer Fernando Perez asks whether umpires are anything more than "animate kitsch" on the field. Is it time to embrace the future?

12.22.15

An Elderly Woman Tries to Get Online in This Week's Comic by Julian Glander

If only she could remember her password...

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