23 things you need to know about Charles Darwin

Portrait of Charles Darwin

British naturalist Charles Darwin is undoubtedly one of the most iconic figures in history, laying the foundation for evolutionary theory and completely changing how we view the world. But what do you know about the man behind the theory? We’ve rounded up 23 fascinating facts about the “Father of Evolution” that just might change how you see the stern-faced, bearded man that was behind one of the most important scientific endeavors in history.

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Stuck in Bat Country: The roller coaster career of Hunter S. Thompson

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“Every deadline was a crisis … No doubt it has something to do with a deep-seated personality defect, or maybe a kink in whatever blood vessel leads into the pineal gland … On the other hand, it might easily be something as simple and basically perverse as whatever instinct it is that causes a jackrabbit to wait until the last possible second to dart across the road in front of a speeding car.” — Hunter S. Thompson quote from “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72″

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Criminally weird: 6 odd things about the history of hacking

These juvenile delinquent wrecks ended up changing the computer industry.  Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, working in an early Apple hq located in the garage of Jobs' parents.

“Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.” – The Hacker’s Manifesto, 1986

Hackers are often depicted in the public eye as caricatures of bored teenagers, Russian cybercriminals and government spooks.

But the history of hacking is rich with self-taught minds, skilled in mining the abstract for world-changing ideas.

Take for instance Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who in the above photo were busy working in an early Apple headquarters located in the garage of Jobs’ parents. As we’ll discover later on, these two had their shadier moments and could perfectly well be seen by society as some sort of juvenile delinquent wrecks.

Here’s a look at 6 odd things about the history of hacking. These might just change your perspective of the whole ordeal that is computers and their security.
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