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PsyArXiv Preprints | Bicycle helmet wearing is associated with closer overtaking by drivers: A response to Olivier and Walter, 2013
There is a body of research on how driver behaviour might change in response to bicyclists’ appearance. In 2007, Walker published a study suggesting motorists drove closer on average when passing a bicyclist if the rider wore a helmet, potentially increasing the risk of a collision. Olivier and Walter re-analysed the same data in 2013 and claimed helmet wearing was not associated with close vehicle passing. Here we show how Olivier and Walter’s analysis addressed a subtly, but importantly, diffe...
bike  advocacy  helmets 
yesterday by driptray
The Nuclear Power Dilemma (2018) | Union of Concerned Scientists
So a major environmental group is still opposed to new nuclear, but now officially concedes existing nuclear is needed for a transition to a renewable energy future. Practical choice of the lesser of two evils (nukes vs climate change itself)
nuclear  advocacy 
2 days ago by asteroza
You should be doing parameterised testing – ITNEXT
Writing tests with good coverage and that work all dimensions of your code is time consuming, repetitive, tedious and subject to the law of diminishing returns. When we start out as developers…
parametrised  testing  intro  advocacy  rool 
3 days ago by gilberto5757
A thread written by @MrAlanCooper
When I started programming, it was a solo skill, performed by individuals, with little or no sharing and virtually no collaboration. A culture was built around those facts. 1
programmer  coder  teamwork  pairprogramming  advocacy 
6 days ago by gilberto5757
Live without a (JS) compiler. How to be less afraid of it.
For most of us it is much easier to be a child than to be a teenager or an adult. One of the reasons why childhood could be the most joyful time of our lives is the lack of responsibilities, of which…
js  javascript  strongtyping  advocacy  opinion 
8 days ago by gilberto5757
World Wide Web Foundation
"The World Wide Web Foundation was established in 2009 by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right. We are an independent, international organisation fighting for digital equality — a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives."
web  Internet  rights  citizen  equality  justice  advocacy  policy  access  accessibility 
10 days ago by kmo

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