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Programming

Submission + - What are your free software classics?

Statecraftsman writes: "In literature, the classics are well-known and widely studied. As a perpetually aspiring programmer, I wonder from which free software projects programmers have learned the most. What project's code do you most admire? If you were starting fresh today, what project would you use as a model of great design and implementation?"
Media

Submission + - Penny Arcade Creators Praised For Charity Role

McNally writes: "Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins and their alter-egos Gabe and Tycho were the subjects of a nice write-up today in the 12/27/06 edition of the New York Times (registration required) recognizing the substantial accomplishments of Child's Play, the gaming-focussed children's charity the two have organized and tirelessly promoted. Let's hope the additional recognition by the mainstream national media helps spread awareness of the good work they're doing beyond the tech and gaming communities."
Security

Submission + - Singularities and Nightmares: Our Possible Future

Maria Williams writes: InstaPundit says: "DAVID BRIN: SINGULARITIES AND NIGHTMARES: EXTREMES OF OPTIMISM AND PESSIMISM ABOUT THE HUMAN FUTURE : It's a must-read if you're interested in this stuff. And you should be."

David Brin discusses the dangers and benefits humanity will face as we move towards a technological singularity which may happen within one human generation. David has been both a NASA consultant and physics professor and is a well-known American author of science fiction.

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