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  1. One more time: Why do we listen to our favourite music over and over again?
  2. The World’s Loudest Sound: The sound made by the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away, travelled around the world four times, and was clearly heard 3,000 miles away.
  3. What Screens Want: What does it mean to natively design for screens?
  4. The Technium: A Conversation with Kevin Kelly
  5. Life Is Like Blue Jelly: Margaret Mead Discovers the Meaning of Existence in a Dream
  6. Password Cracking - Computerphile: 'Beast' cracks billions of passwords a second, Dr Mike Pound demonstrates why you should probably change your passwords...
  7. But what is the Fourier Transform? A visual introduction: An animated introduction to the Fourier Transform.
  8. From 1,000,000 to Graham’s Number: Welcome to numbers post #2.
  9. Elitzur–Vaidman bomb tester: The Elitzur–Vaidman bomb-tester is a quantum mechanics thought experiment that uses interaction-free measurements to verify that a bomb is functional without having to detonate it.
  10. Gretchen Andrew I’m taking a power gap and closing it with an information gap: Gretchen Andrew makes SEO art which exposes the holes in what the internet knows.
  11. Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model: Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard.
  12. The three-page paper that shook philosophy: Gettiers in software engineering: In 1963, the philosopher Edmund Gettier published a three-page paper in the journal Analysis that quickly became a classic in the field.
  13. The Things We Forgot to Invent: There are many more examples of how we failed to put a technological two and two together to make four.
  14. Superintelligence: The Idea That Eats Smart People