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Life in Code, book review: The programmer's tale

Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology • By Ellen Ullman • Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux • 306 pages • ISBN: 978-0-374-53451-6 • $27 One of my favourite books from 1997 is Ellen Ullman’s collection of essays, Close to the Machine. Ullman began her adult life as an aspiring …

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Wife convinces husband that $275 Ulta bill was for 'utilities'

One woman knew just how to explain the makeup bill to her husband.  (iStock) For the health of a long term relationship, communication about finances is essential, making one woman’s justification of a particularly pricey makeup bill to her partner all the more comical. On Jan. 1, Twitter user @trishaaaayyye …

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Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump: “We didn’t have an interview” Donald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as “fiction” and the author as a “fraud”. His remarks followed an earlier rebuttal on Twitter, in …

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How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

The C.I.A. and other American intelligence services had predicted this moment would come, eventually. For decades, they accurately projected the broad trajectory of North Korea’s nuclear program. Yet their inability to foresee the North’s rapid strides over the past several months now ranks among America’s most significant intelligence failures, current …

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Verizon acquires autonomous threat detection startup Niddel

Verizon (which owns this publication) announced today that it has acquired Niddel, a startup that bills itself as an autonomous threat detection service. The acquisition price was not disclosed. Niddel’s primary product, Niddel Magnet is a subscription service that uses machine learning to locate infected or compromised machines inside an …

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Appeal for elderly man missing from Wexford

Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 89-year-old William Busher from Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford. William was last seen on Thursday 4 January in the Kilmore Quay area and he was reported missing by family members yesterday. He is described as approximately 1.7m (5’10”) in height, of …

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