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03.25.2013
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JAVA IN SPAAACE: NASA’s Standards [pdf]
The NASA Jet Propulsion Lab's coding standards, available for all. You can't debug in the gulf between the stars. 

How to Hire Me (Or Any Other Programmer)
A look at hiring from someone with experience on both sides of the desk. 

NEWS

E-mail Should Be Protected Like Regular Mail

A California state senator wants the privacy protections that apply to US post -- no ransacking by law enforcement without a warrant -- to apply to email as well.  

AWS to Help CIA Build its Own Cloud Infrastructure
Alternate headline: "Immeasurably powerful organization that secretly runs the world to do business with CIA."

Ubuntu is the new national OS of China
Elsewhere in tech/nation-state relations... 

 

HUMOR/COOL STUFF

Google Transforms Any Website Into 3D Marble Maze

Pi in the Cloud
Pinode provides Raspberry Pi as a cloud platform as a service, letting users fool around with Pi software without the setup. So, try before you buy, I guess? The best part of the Pinode site, though, is this bit of FAQ:

Aren't you kind of missing the point of the Raspberry Pi?

I'm sorry, I don't understand. The point? Um, cloud... platform-as-a-service... Big Data... mobile-first... responsive... non-skeuomorphic flat interfaces... lightweight virtualization... Ember.js... crowdfunding... something...

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