Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hey, Who's Responsible For This?

Finding A Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich — Then Vegas Made Them Pay. The "Double Up bug" lurking in the software of Game King video poker machines sur­vived undetected for nearly seven years, in part because the steps to repro­duce it were so complex. John Kane and Andre Nestor experi­mented until they could trig­ger it at will.
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The Digg Developers Are Running Digg Today
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The editorial team gets to run the show 364 days out of the year. But today, the developers finally have control. [Ed. Note: They did us proud.]
CRACKING THE CODE
THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS
Finding A Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich — Then Vegas Made Them Pay
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The "Double Up bug" lurking in the software of Game King video poker machines sur­vived undetected for nearly seven years, in part because the steps to repro­duce it were so complex. John Kane and Andre Nestor experi­mented until they could trig­ger it at will.
SEEING PATTERNS
Visualizing Algorithms
bost.ocks.org
Curious about how a computer thinks when it samples an image, shuffles cards, or generates mazes? Here's a handy guide.
HACK ME, YOU WON'T
WATCH: If You Dare Hackers To Hack You, They'll Hack You Good
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Fusion's Kevin Roose asked some of the best hackers at DEF CON to do their worst to him. He didn't even know what was coming.
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TV ON THE EMAIL
UNDER ATTACK'
'Space Ghost Coast To Coast' Is Secretly TV's Most Influential Show
grantland.com
From its bargain-basement launch in 1994 to its place at the center of the wildly popular Adult Swim lineup in the 2000s, "SGC2C" helped introduce cringe comedy to the American viewing public.
AN ORAL HISTORY
How 'South Park' Was Born
ew.com
How a pre-YouTube sensation — and the two-decade old hit — were born.
WHO DESIGNED THIS THING?
LOOKS SICK
Designing A Nuclear Waste Warning Symbol That Will Still Make Sense In 10,000 Years
slate.com
Storing nuclear waste safely forever is a hard design problem, but warning humans (or robots) of the distant future to keep away isn't much easier.
COLOR SLUDGE
Why Computer Color Is Broken
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Remember logarithms from high school math? They're about to become relevant again.
MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN
There Is No Difference Between Computer Art And Human Art
aeon.co
We must now embrace — either to wrestle or to caress — computer art.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
WEEKEND WITH BERNIES
Watch 38 Saint Bernards Wander A Canadian Forest
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And now, Your Moment of Zen: Meet Lasquite's Saints — all 38 of them — ranging in age from 6 months to 9 years. They get to to roam this forest as freely as they wish, bringing happiness and hopefully whiskey to our hearts.
That's all for this dispatch — 01000010 01111001 01100101!

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