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  1. Charlie: God of Rain » the memory palace

    Episode 4 of the 2015 Summer Season.


    • Under the credits is Harlaamstrat 74 off of John Dankworth’s Modesty Blaise score.
    • Charlie on the ladder is scored with the Prologue to the fantastic score to the film Birth, by Alexandre Desplat
    • It ends with Opus 30, by Dustin O’Hallaran.
    • The upbeat, fair music is a piece called Love on Matthew Herbert’s contribution to the Life in a Day soundtrack.
    • Don Stewart surveys the damage to 01 Ghosts I by NIN

    Notes: I read a ton about Charlie Hatfield, but nothing was as comprehensive and well-written and, frankly, enjoyable as this lovely article from this 1970 article from the Journal of San Diego History by Linda Freischlag. Charlie: God of Rain

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  2. Babel

    Aleks Krotoski concludes her exploration of programming languages by at world where no there’s no one language to rule them all.

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  3. JAVA

    Aleks Krotoski tells the story of the ultimate shape shifter of programming languages JAVA.

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  4. BASIC

    Aleks tells the story of BASIC the little language that could.

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  5. COBOL

    Aleks Krotoski explores the history of COBOL the language that computing into the hands of business.

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    Aleks Krotoski explores the languages we’ve used to talk to machines starting with the first so called ‘high level’ language FORTRAN.

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  7. 5by5 | 5by5 at the Movies #3: The Big Lebowski - “A Life of Achievement”

    Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann talk about The Big Lebowski, which is just, like, their opinion, man.

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  8. Behind the Tweed: The semiotics of Angry Birds - RN Drive - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    RN Drive challenges the perception of out-of-touch academics languishing in sandstone offices, and gives the best of the bunch their moment in the sun. No HECS debt attached.

    New Zealand-based zoologist, Mike Dickison, completed his PHD on giant flightless birds at Duke University in the US, but he’s equally serious as he is light-hearted about his academic research.

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  9. 059 – Bitcoin – a Digital, Decentralized Currency | omega tau

    This episode covers Bitcoin, a digital, decentralized currency. In our conversation with Gavin Andresen, the technical lead of the project, we cover basic economics of money, the way users interact with Bitcoin, as well as the technical implementation of the system. Bitcoin uses a couple of clever ideas about implementing distributed clocks and global ordering, and is a very nice example of applied cryptography.

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  10. 126 – Mathematica | omega tau

    In this episode we discuss Mathematica, Wolfram Research’s technical computing system. With our guest, kernel developer Daniel Lichtblau, we discuss Mathematica’s capabilities for symbolic, numeric and other forms of computation, and we can do and how it works internally.

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