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Hasnain says:

I encourage everyone to read this in its entirety. Hats off, Mr Gates.

Two relevant snippets:

"Many people think that development aid is a large part of rich countries’ budgets, which would mean a lot can be saved by cutting back. When pollsters ask Americans what share of the budget goes to aid, the average response is “25 percent.” When asked how much the government should spend, people tend to say “10 percent.” I suspect you would get similar results in the United Kingdom, Germany, and elsewhere.
Here are the actual numbers. For Norway, the most generous nation in the world, it’s less than 3 percent. For the United States, it’s less than 1 percent."

"There is a double standard at work here. I’ve heard people calling on the government to shut down some aid program if one dollar of corruption is found. On the other hand, four of the past seven governors of Illinois have gone to prison for corruption, and to my knowledge no one has demanded that Illinois schools be shut down or its highways closed."

Posted on 2014-01-21T22:02:21+0000

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Shooting reported at Purdue University

A suspect was in custody after a reported shooting on the campus of Purdue University, posts on the school's official Twitter account said Tuesday afternoon.

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Quicken Loans' Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Offers $1 Billion Grand Prize for Perfect...

DETROIT, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation's fourth largest mortgage lender, has joined forces with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway to offer a chance at a $1 billion prize for completing the perfect bracket in this March's men's college basketball championsh...

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Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces (now version 0.6 -- see BOOK NEWS for details), a free online (and available for purchase in printed form) operating systems book! The book is centered around three conceptual pieces that are fundamental to operating systems: virtualization,concurrency...

Click to view the original at pages.cs.wisc.edu

Hasnain says:

This is an amazing free book on OS.

(the professors got ticked off at how expensive books were and made this freely available)

Posted on 2014-01-17T19:59:50+0000

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Hasnain says:

For the people who want to be able to set the temperature in their house in an intelligent manner; and not have to sign into google+ to do so.

Posted on 2014-01-17T19:35:58+0000

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Matasano Security - October Crypto Class

You get access to the device, disassembly of its code, and a low-level debugger and assembler. We "run" the devices, you interact with them via a vanilla web interface.

Click to view the original at matasano.com

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A VC: VC Pitches In A Year Or Two

Entrepreneur: I plan to launch a better streaming music service. It leverages the data on what you and your friends currently listen to, combines that with the schedule of new music launches and acts that are touring in your city...

Click to view the original at avc.com