My girlfriend just stated, sitting desk to desk: "Every time I remove HN icon from bookmarks bar, it keeps reapearing".
My answer, while reading this thread: "Must be a bug, file it." (of course she knows why)
Also, there is a very good, popular movie by BBC Four 'Dangerous Knowledge' .
"Beneath the surface of the world, are the rules of science. But beneath them, there is a far deeper set of rules – a matrix of pure mathematics which explains the nature of the rules of science and how it is way we can understand them in the first place. In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians – Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing – whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.
The film begins with Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God’s messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity."
It's a fascinating article spanning physics, cold war and spying, communist revolution with commentary on electrification of soviet union, personal history of Termen (multifaceted itself), music (cats playing theremin included) and so on... a real treat.
Wish it gained more points love.
Here’s who (probably) did that massive $150,000,000 Bitcoin transaction (washingtonpost.com)
From the article: "Who was responsible for the transaction? I asked Sarah Meiklejohn, a computer scientist at the University of California, San Diego, for her thoughts. She's the author of a recent paper demonstrating that sophisticated analysis can reveal a lot of information about who is responsible for Bitcoin transactions. She has combined a large database of Bitcoin addresses tagged with their likely owners."