Reader's Corner for February 2013

February 27, 2013

Unearthing some facts about Ankit Fadida

I could say a lot of things, but I shall not.

February 26, 2013

Joe Henrich, Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan are shaking up psychology and economics with their view of how culture shapes human thought and behavior.

This is a really good read, aimed at debunking most research done in psychology and economics in the last few years.

February 25, 2013

The prevalence of celiac disease has soared in the United States. Breast-feeding infants, while introducing small amounts of gluten, may help protect against it.

This is a good read.

February 20, 2013

Have what it takes to be a Glass Explorer? Tell us what you would do if you had Glass #ifihadglass


February 18, 2013

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

This is exciting.

February 17, 2013

Brief and Straightforward Guide: What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

Too. much. food.

February 13, 2013

As Electronic Arts got off the ground, Trip Hawkins hired three veterans from his time at Apple — Dave Evans, Pat Marriott, and Joe Ybarra — to become the first people with the job title of “producer” at EA. Their new careers began with a mock draft: Hawkins had them draw lots to determine the order...

This is a great tribute to a great game.

February 11, 2013

How do companies prepare for the worst? By exposing workers to lifelike crises.

This is a fun read.

February 7, 2013

I created AstLinux but I write and rant about a lot of other things here. Mostly rants about SIP and the other various technologies I deal with on a daily basis.

This is a pretty good read.

February 4, 2013

This is an interesting read as always.

February 2, 2013

William Langewiesche on the banked turn

"At the very heart of winged flight lies the banked turn, a procedure that by now seems so routine and familiar that airline passengers appreciate neither its elegance and mystery nor its dangerously delusive character. The author, a pilot, takes us up into the subject."

A great read from the Atlantic, as always.

February 1, 2013

Durex may have a solution for those who feel awkward buying condoms, and it's simple as ordering a pizza.

I have absolutely no words for this.

halwa - Single file static site generator written in Python

I wrote the code on my flight back to Karachi. Finally got the documentation done, so I put it up.

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One of the most under-rated gems in professional computer science is the Taulbee Survey put out every year by the Computing Research Association. It is a treasure trove of statistics, hard data and...

This is interesting.