Amazing radiology images: How sharing them is changing medicine. “In 2005, a Melbourne radiology student started uploading his notes onto the web as a way of keeping track of them. Ten years later, millions of people from around the world visit his site every month to share their images and knowledge.”
Manifesto of the Committee to Abolish Outer Space. “They told us that outer space is beautiful. They showed us nebulae, big pink and blue clouds draped in braids of purple stars, always resolving themselves at the pace of cosmic infinity into genital forms, cocks and cunts light years wide. They superimposed puddle-thin quotes over these pictures, so that the galaxies could speak to you in the depths of your loneliness, whispering from across a trackless infinity that you’re so much better than everyone else, because you fucking love science.”
How the White House found a publishing ally in Medium. “This year, the White House decided to make it a Medium publication—a collection of 25 sub-sections of the budget—that details such policies as the president’s plans to build ‘a 21st century infrastructure,’ provide ‘high-quality, affordable education’ to kids, and reform Wall Street again. It’s part of an effort to ‘make the document more accessible and shareable than ever before,’ a White House official familiar with the decision told Mashable, adding that ‘it’s important for the White House to provide a range of ways for people to consume information.’ ”
The web was supposed to be well beyond .com and .net by now. What happened? “The hundreds of new TLDs combined have managed only 4.1 million registrations in the year since the launch. Many of the new websites don’t actually seem to have anything on them. In contrast, .com and .net raked up nearly 26 million new domain registrations in the first nine months of 2014 alone.”
The curious case of the disappearing Polish S. “We don’t really special-case any language in any way, and even if we did… out of 32 Polish characters, why would this random one be the only one causing problems? Turns out, it wasn’t so random. This is a story of how four incidental ingredients spanning decades (if not centuries) came together to cause the most curious of bugs, and how we fixed it.”
blink link. Create a link that disappears after a certain number of people have seen it.