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Posted on 27 June 2018 | 3:33 pm
After The Sun Set On San Mateo, LED Takes
HackadayAfter The Sun Set On San Mateo, LED Takes Over Hackaday's BAMF MeetupHackadayBased on Neal Stephenson's book The Diamond Age, these badges will synchronize their colors when in the same room together. Kerry built version 2 of the badge for last year's DEF CON but what is show here is the work-in-progress version 3. And we also ...
Posted on 27 June 2018 | 10:01 am
How many astronauts do you need to reach
CosmosHow many astronauts do you need to reach Proxima Centauri b?Cosmos(This is considerably more than the minimum number suggested by science fiction author Neal Stephenson in his 2015 novel Seveneves. The author envisaged the recovery of a functioning, technological human society 5000 years after its total destruction, ...
Posted on 26 June 2018 | 7:10 am
Westworld season 2 review: am I watching
VoxWestworld season 2 review: am I watching this show wrong? - VoxVoxMany weeks, after my recap of Westworld posts on Sunday nights, I hear from readers. Sometimes, those readers want to correct something I've gotten wrong, ...and more »
Posted on 22 June 2018 | 12:30 pm
This is how many people we'd have to send to
MIT Technology ReviewThis is how many people we'd have to send to Proxima Centauri to make sure someone actually arrivesMIT Technology ReviewFor example, in the book Seveneves, the author Neal Stephenson imagines a future in which humanity passes through a population bottleneck and all individuals are descended from seven women. Given Marin and Beluffi's work, Stephenson's imagined ...and more »
Posted on 22 June 2018 | 7:45 am
Vigilante Hackers Reign In The Addictive
Now, Mr. Robot is not wholly original. Esmail has clearly read cyberpunk masters like William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, and studied the work of director David Fincher — every episode seems to echo something from one of Fincher’s movies. Yet he wields ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:24 pm
Vigilante Computer Geeks Reign In The
Now, Mr. Robot is not wholly original. Esmail has clearly read cyberpunk masters like William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and studied the work of director David Fincher — every episode seems to echo something from one of Fincher's movies. Yet he wields ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:28 am
Neal Stephenson: Exponential Crisis
Neal Town Stephenson was born October 31, 1959 in Fort Meade MD, and grew up in Iowa. In 1981 he graduated from Boston University with a BA in geography and a minor in physics. With Greg Bear and other writers he collaborated on serialized historical ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:38 am
Digital dystopias: Joshua Cohen and David
The book’s many plot-driven thrills and spills are complemented by sci-fi inventions that owe a debt to Michael Crichton and Neal Stephenson – only the root of all evil is no longer the Kremlin, the Pentagon or hubristic science, but the shady ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 9:20 pm
The FitNatic Nourish, and other cautionary
Clang Don't let the participation of celebrities cloud your judgment. Neal Stephenson is a brilliant author, but his game-development project burned through more than $500,000 in crowd-sourced capital before it vaporized. In March 2013, 3,927 backers ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:30 am