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NewsThe First 5 Kilobytes are the Hardest [video] Pin
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NewsHow do you know if you can take your open-source project to the next level? Pin
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NewsICANN considers a raffle for new top-level domains Pin
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NewsTo Keep Passwords Safe from Hackers, Just Break Them into Bits Pin
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NewsWhat happens when computers are cheaper than LEGO blocks? Pin
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NewsDoes Not Compute Pin
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One of the most basic ways to think about a computer program is that it is a device which takes in integers as inputs and spits out integers as outputs. The C# compiler, for example, takes in source code strings, and those source code strings are essentially nothing more than enormous binary numbers. The output of the compiler is either diagnostic text, or strings of IL and metadata, which are also just enormous binary numbers. Because the compiler is not perfect, in some rare cases it terminates abnormally with an internal error message. But those fatal error messages are also just big binary numbers. So here's an interesting question: are there functions which cannot be computed, even in principle on a machine with arbitrarily much storage, by any C# program?
Turing Machines and the "Busy Beaver" argument.
NewsJavaScript Made Everyone Crazy Pin
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NewsRivertrail, Intel’s proposal for data parallelism in JavaScript Pin
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NewsAnders Hejlsberg and Lars Bak: TypeScript, JavaScript, and Dart [video] Pin
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Newsbrowserver: a Node.js HTTP Server in your Browser Pin
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Newscircuits.io - An Electronic Circuit Editor for your Browser Pin
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NewsThe Newer Hacker's Dictionary - a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang Pin
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NewsReal or Rendered? How 3D Imagery Is Changing the Way You Shop Pin
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NewsUsing the HTML5 Fullscreen API for Phishing Attacks Pin
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