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5 rules of programming, universal basic income or how EU build a wall that Trump can be envious of. Enjoy!

IT

Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown - Critics worry that getting rid of neutrality regulation will lead to a “two-tier” internet: Internet service providers will start charging fees to websites and apps, and slow down or block the sites that don’t pay up.

The role of software in spacecraft accidents - Following on from yesterday’s look at safety in AI systems, I thought it would make an interesting pairing to follow up with this 2004 paper from Nancy Leveson studying spacecraft accidents.

Rob Pike's 5 Rules of Programming - Rob Pike, is now a Distinguished Engineer at Google co-authoring Go programming language, apart from other things. Prior to this stint, he worked at Bell Labs as a core member of the Unix Team.

Netflix Is Not Going to Kill Piracy, Research Suggests - Netflix and other on-demand streaming services barely help to curtail piracy, new research shows.

Society

Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI


Stop obsessing over George Soros and the Koch brothers - In some conservative quarters, there exists an unhealthy, conspiratorial obsession with the billionaire-philanthropist George Soros and his supposed political machinations.


A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland - Ms. Hovater, 25, was worried about Antifa bashing up the ceremony. Weddings are hard enough to plan for when your fiancé is not an avowed white nationalist.

Is It Ever OK for Journalists to Lie? - In the most famous journalistic sting of the past half-century, the Chicago Sun-Times purchased a bar in downtown Chicago, renamed it the Mirage Tavern, and turned it over to reporters to run as a “honey-pot” for crooked city and state inspectors seeking payoffs.

Politics

Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa


Saudi Prince Plans a 'City of the Future.' Don't Bet on It - From time immemorial, rulers have built new cities to satisfy everything from security to vanity.


India's Geography Problem

Science

Why Pets Have Surprisingly Small Brains

Culture

How this legendary hip-hop producer humanized a machine

Miscellaneous

World War Management 101


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