Curated Randomness Atom Feed

Weekly collection of interesting links that I stumble upon on a wide variety of subjects that I have interest on.

2019, July, Week 2

Tech

  • The Sinkhole that saved the Internet - A very interesting Tech Crunch text about how buying a domain may have prevented a catastrophic WannaCry outbreak.
  • How Hash Algorithms Work - A very thorough walkthrough explaining how a hash algorithm works.

World

  • Make Driving Dangerous Again - A fun text on why making driving dangerous would make our roads safer.

2019, July, Week 1

Programming

  • It’s possible to build a Turing machine within Magic: The Gathering - Ars Technica’s article about an article that states that Magic: The Gathering is Turing Complete.

Tech

  • Track This Link - Very interesting Mozilla site that tries to tackle on the web tracking issue that we all have to live with daily.

Web Development

  • User Inyerface - An unnerving site that explores all the common user interaction and design pattern issues that are found on the web.

World

  • Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - Interesting text on why we forget what we read.

2019, June, Week 4

Cooking

  • The Definitive Study on How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs - Great experiment on what’s the best method to make hard-boiled eggs.

Science

  • Honey bees zero in on the empty set - Science’s article on how bees appear to understand the concept of zero.

2019, June, Week 3

Culture

  • The next big thing in fashion? Not washing your clothes - Not washing your clothes seems gross, but not if you are using one of these travel clothes.

World

  • The Hiding Place: Inside the World’s First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste - This Pacific Standard artcile brings an excerpt from Robert Macfarlane’s new book Underland, showing what it’s being done about the nuclear waste that we produce.

2019, June, Week 2

Science

  • Watch a Moth Suck the Tears Out of a Bird’s Eye, Because Nature Is Metal - Nature can be weird sometimes, as shown on Live Science’s article.

Tech

  • How HTTPS Works - Great site that explains in a really simple and fun way how HTTPS works.

2019, June, Week 1

Science

  • Ditch the GPS. It’s ruining your brain. - Interesting text on how our day to day GPS using may be spoiling us.

Self-Improvement

  • Never Underestimate The Impact Of A Single Rotten Apple - A single lazy person in a team can have a big impact on it, as this text states. I think we all have experienced something similar during our work career.

World

  • Organic Farming, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Ant-Processed Coffee - By observing the nature do its thing, a coffee grower discovered an interesting new product. This text talks about it.
  • Too Many People Want to Travel - The Atlantic’s article on the perils of overtourism, which has led to environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the immiseration and pricing-out of locals in many places.

2019, May, Week 5

History

  • The curious origins of the dollar symbol - A BBC text unveiling the likely origins of the dollar symbol.

Self-Improvement


2019, May, Week 4

Food

  • Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat - Engadged’s article on the creator of the Impossible’s burger, a meat paddy that is entirely vegetarian and that its enthusiasts says it tastes just like meat.

Nature

  • Plants Complain to Their Friends When the Neighborhood Gets Too Crowded - Interesting article talking about how plants can communicate by sending chemical signals through the soil.

2019, May, Week 3

Science

  • A Bizarre Form of Water May Exist All Over the Universe - This Wired article talks about the findings that confirmed the existence of superionic ice.
  • Ice - Phases - Related to the Wired article, this Wikipedia article talks about all the existing ice phases.

Technology

  • Here’s Why Automakers Don’t Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car - there’s a very interesting reason for that. Jalopnik explains about this.

World

  • Table for one: how eating alone is radically changing our diets - there are many consequences that inadvertently happen due to frequently dining solo. This The Guardian text discusses about this.

2019, May, Week 2

Science

  • What is neurogastronomy? - Interesting text that talks about how we eat not only with our mouth, but also with our eyes, nose, hands and brain.
  • Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions - Wired text on how the recent discoveries about moon dust could cause trouble to future moon exploration.

World

  • Florida beer used butterflies in the brewing process - First Magnitude Brewing brewed a beer with yeast extracted from a butterfly. More about that on Tampa Bay Times‘s article.