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If Donald Trump wants civility, why does he trash political correctness? | Nesrine Malik | Opinion | The Guardian
The president’s supporters demand the right to insult others. Yet when people take a stand against this, they get upset // - The Snowflake Generation? A Response to Thoughty2 //&! - Here Come The Civility Police...
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16 days ago by asterisk2a - Parsing JSON is a Minefield 💣
JSON is the de facto standard when it comes to (un)serialising and exchanging data in web and mobile programming. But how well do you really know JSON? We'll read the specifications and write test cases together. We'll test common JSON libraries against our test cases. I'll show that JSON is not the easy, idealised format as many do believe. Indeed, I did not find two libraries that exhibit the very same behaviour. Moreover, I found that edge cases and maliciously crafted payloads can cause bugs, crashes and denial of services, mainly because JSON libraries rely on specifications that have evolved over time and that left many details loosely specified or not specified at all.
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12 weeks ago by jbkcc
Ironic Effects of Antiprejudice Messages: How Motivational Interventions Can Reduce (but Also Increase) Prejudice - Lisa Legault, Jennifer N. Gutsell, Michael Inzlicht, 2011
motivating people to reduce prejudice by emphasizing external control produced more explicit and implicit prejudice than did not intervening at all. Conversely, participants in whom autonomous motivation to regulate prejudice was induced displayed less explicit and implicit prejudice compared with no-treatment control participants.
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april 2018 by geof
Unrolled thread from @Hillelogram
I've been picking a lot of fights on twitter lately, mostly with static FP and TDD people. I don't like being hostile and want to reduce that kind of behavior. I also tried to understand why I was getting so riled up. I think it's about how I approach software correctness.
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january 2018 by aviflax
has insights on how const applies to api design in ISO C
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january 2018 by seltzy

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