DPL Reading List – March 26, 2021


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.


How unhurried conversations allow good work to happen naturally – The author of “Unhurried at Work” says that the best solutions sometimes come when we stop and give people the time and space to say what they want.


An act of desperation 20 years ago was the building block for the modern Mac – Mac OS X 10.0 shipped 20 years ago this week. This look back shows how it came to be.


Why Retro-Looking Games Get So Much Love – There’s a psychology behind our affection for retro gaming, and it’s only partly to do with nostalgia.


Why You Need a ‘Challenge Network’ – In an excerpt from his book, Think Again, professor Adam Grant explains why success often comes from surrounding ourselves with skeptics who can point out blind spots, question assumptions, and help us overcome our weaknesses.


~4,300 publicly reachable servers are posing a new DDoS hazard to the Internet – Criminals are upping the potency of distributed denial-of-service attacks by sending requests of relatively small data sizes to intermediary servers. This kind of redirection works because the IP address of the attacker is basically hidden by intermediaries.


Hard drives are about to get supercharged – Two new techniques called microwave and heat-assisted magnetic recording, or MAMR and HAMR, use an energy source to change the disk’s platter material and store data. This increased precision allows us to pack more data onto each platter.


Programming by Voice May Be the Next Frontier in Software Development – Could voice coding become a way developers write their code? While it may sound like just a gimmick, it could allow those with injuries or chronic pain conditions to continue their careers.

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