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Linkdump for June 21st

by Rob Friesel
  • Who else? Matt Taibbi, at Rolling Stone:

    That doesn't sound like much. But when added to the other fractions of a percent stolen from basically every other town in America on every other bond issued by Wall Street in the past 10 to 15 years, it starts to turn into an enormous sum of money. In short, this was like the scam in Office Space, multiplied by a factor of about 10 gazillion: Banks stole pennies at a time from towns all over America, only they did it a few hundred bazillion times.

    (tagged: essay Matt Taibbi )
  • James Coglan (The If Works) has just released Vault, a password generator to replace password managers:

    The core idea of Vault is that it works without storing anything by default. This means no installation, no storage to secure and sync, and total portability: it’s just a static web page instantly accessible from anywhere.

    Just read it. And even if you don’t use Vault, at least think about what he’s saying about your passwords.

    (tagged: Vault James Coglan )
  • Paolo Bacigalupi at

    Cyberpunk felt urgent. It wasn’t the future 15 minutes out—it was the future sideswiping you and leaving you in a full-body cast as it passed by.

  • Amaranth at

    It turns out that books are pretty resilient to technological change.

    (tagged: essay books )
  • "…inspired by jsFiddle." (Via Steven Levithan.)
    (tagged: regex JavaScript )

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day. Science fiction writer by night. Weekend homebrewer, beer educator at Black Flannel, and Certified Cicerone. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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