2001-12-11 Joel Spolsky
What’s happening at a low level in computer programs.
2019-10-13 Ian Leslie
Expert interrogators know torture doesn’t work – but until now, nobody could prove it. By analyzing hundreds of top-secret interviews with terror suspects, two British scientists have revolutionized the art of extracting the truth.
2019-04-15 Erik Bernhardsson
Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It’s hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something. One pet theory I’ve had for a really long time, is that some of this is really just a statistical artifact.
2019-05-14 Ashley Fetters and Natalie Escobar
This week, PBS portrayed a same-sex relationship on a children’s TV series—and got much more positive feedback than the last time it tried.
2018-01-04 Eddy Elfenbein
“the compounded gains for the Dow by days of the week from March 1, 1986 to the end of 2017.”