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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:35pm
Ten years ago today, on a whim, I got involved with the SETI@Home project. It was something a certain kind of geek did at the time, and the result was that you had an interesting-looking screen-saver running on your computer. As you may or may not know, SETI stands for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life. […]
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
I just took down a bunch of really old posts, some dating back as far as 2004. The reasons are numerous. Embeddable media like videos or photos had ceased working, a phenomenon known as link rot, or maybe media rot. Additionally many of things I wrote were what we’d now call a “hot take” that […]
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
I was on the BBC Radio 4 program “Today” this morning in London and overnight in the US. The segment covers the hacking of the iCloud accounts of a few celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence. I got a few texts from friends in Europe who happened to hear it and were impressed that I was up […]
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
Loved this story on some of NYC's lesser known monuments. — Arik Hesseldahl (@ahess247) January 11, 2014
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
Update: Later Saturday. The music and streaming is done for the day. Here’s a trip back to Newport, 1958. It’s the documentary film “Jazz on a Summer’s Day.” (Sorry for the obnoxious ad that runs before the film starts.) The live video feed from The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, via NPR Music. You can also […]
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
Andy Rooney died yesterday. He was 92. I’ve been watching 60 Minutes as long as I can remember. My parents would always put it on every Sunday which was usually dinner time in my house and that generally meant that I watched it too. Andy Rooney didn’t begin his show-ending monologues until 1978 when it […]
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
A friend called up one day this week and told me to meet him downstairs. He was sort of mysterious about why, but he told me to bring a camera. I agreed and met him on the corner of 49th and 7th and we walked a few blocks uptown. Below is what we saw from […]
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:40am
You know what I think about guns in this country and you know I have no problem sharing those views from this tiny little soap box once in awhile. For some reason I caught the attention of the Twitter accounts belonging to some serious fans of the TV series Mad Men. In the end it […]
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 7:40am
This is what the Second Amendment gets us: Three times the rate of firearm homicides than any other developed nation (ex-the narco states like Mexico and Colombia) each year. Take an average town of 100,000 people and kill three people every year, for that is the statistical trend we are experiencing in this country. If […]
Arik Hesseldahl writes for Re/code and has covered technology in New York for nearly two decades. He previously worked for AllThingsD, BusinessWeek, Forbes and Bloomberg News.