Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Art of Not Dying | Edward Burman

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Art of Not Dying | Edward Burman

Qin Shihuang, First Emperor of China, survived assassination attempts, constantly feared conspiracies, and insisted on secrecy in his movements to the extent of building walls and corridors to disguise them from public view—and to render them invisible to malign spirits. After years of military conquests and bloody massacres he had good reason to fear revenge…

The dying breed of craftsmen behind the tools that make scientific research possible

The dying breed of craftsmen behind the tools that make scientific research possible

“You need to know enough about everything, about mechanics, about chemistry, about physics, about thermodynamics — whatever a chemist can come up with, you need to know just a little bit to get that chemist through,” said Dennis Briening, instructional chair of Salem’s two-year program. “And of course, you need to be very skilled, technique-wise. So it…