Four short links: 24 October 2016

Soviet Internet, Deep Learning Papers, Chinese Black Mirror, and Coding Conventions

By Nat Torkington
October 24, 2016
Four short links
  1. The InternyetSoviet scientists tried for decades to network their nation. What stalemated them is now fracturing the global Internet. […] Glushkov’s story is also a stirring reminder to the investor classes and other agents of technological change that astonishing genius, far-seeing foresight, and political acumen are not enough to change the world. Supporting institutions often make all the difference. There’s so much to pull out of this article!
  2. Deep Learning Papers Reading Roadmap — for those long winter nights that are coming. Lay in supplies of highlighters and cocoa.
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  4. China’s Plan to Organize its Society Relies on “Big Data” to Rate Everyone (WaPo) — The ambition is to collect every scrap of information available online about China’s companies and citizens in a single place — and then assign each of them a score based on their political, commercial, social, and legal “credit.” Just in time for Black Mirror Season 3, episode 1.
  5. Code Like Shakespeare — great title, better than any article can be when it’s on coding conventions that help people read your code more easily. It’s still good advice.
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