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Four short links: 23 June 2013

Edward Snowden, air traffic control, brain teasing riddles, fellow panelists

U.S. Seemingly Unaware of Irony in Accusing Snowden of Spying : The New Yorker -- WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report )The United States government charged former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden with spying on Friday, apparently unaware that in doing so it had created a situation dripping with irony.

Turkish drone shooting heralds a new age of civillian counter-surveillance | New ... -- Dont worry: When we report that the Turkish government shot down a drone this week, the news has more to do with the future of civilian aviation and surveillance than it does international politics. the owner of this particular drone told via Twitter DM that his total losses on the drone and camera were equivalent to about $1650 US. If five tiny camera drones hover over a clash between protesters and police, whichever side chooses to gun them down may invite that very same question.

The Technical Interview Is Dead (And No One Should Mourn) | TechCrunch -- GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless Your ability to perform at Google is completely unrelated to how you performed when you were in school, because the skills you required in college are very different Academic environments are artificial environments. Its not just brainteasers: its the fundamental concept of being brought into a room, grilled on the spot with technical questions that must be answered without any of the usual resources, and then being made to write code on a whiteboard. I give you Jeff Atwood , Udo Schroeter , Nelly Yusupova , Josef Assad , and especially Treehouses recent post on how to hire developers. (If theyve been recommended to you, you can skip this step.)

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