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Submission + - DMR Dead at 70 (boingboing.net)

An anonymous reader writes: Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie, a true legend among the original computer programmers, died sometime earlier this week at his home. Ritchie was the R in the original K+R programming manuals. He left us with the legacy of the C language and the Unix operating system. It would be beyond imagination to think any other individual could transcend technology the way DMR did, and shared with us all. Godbless.
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Submission + - Top Ten Most Influential Programming Books (internetsecuritydb.com)

AlexDomo writes: If you could go back in time and tell yourself to read a specific book at the beginning of your career as a developer, which book would it be?

Since it was first posed back in 2008, this question has now become the second most popular question of all time on StackOverflow.

Top 5 results: "Code Complete (2nd Edition)", "The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master", "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs", "The C Programming Language", "Introduction to Algorithms".

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Submission + - AI Predicts Manhole Explosions in New York City (discovery.com) 1

reillymj writes: Every so often, a 300-pound manhole cover in blows sky high in Gotham, followed sometimes by a column of flame. Researchers have applied machine learning algorithms to Con Edison's warren of aging electrical wires and sewage access points around Brooklyn and the Bronx (Manhattan's next). As the system learns where dangerous mixtures of sewer gas and decrepit wiring are likely to come in contact, it makes forecasts about trouble spots, including where the next explosion may occur.

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