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Unlearning Toxic Behaviors in a Code Review Culture
I had an incredible experience giving my first conference talk titled “Unlearning Toxic Behaviors in a Code Review Culture”at AlterConf. Code reviews can be contentious, so I went into the experience…
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2 days ago by xer0x
If they made a show called "White Mirror" that was about all the positive aspects of the human/technology relationship, what would be the plot of certain episodes? : AskReddit
If they made a show called "White Mirror" that was about all the positive aspects of the human/technology relationship, what would be the plot of certain episodes?

A bed-ridden grandmother in the hospital is able to virtually attend her grandkids' birthday parties and play with them every day.

My mother actually had a friend that we barely knew, but we accepted her Facebook friend request out of courtesy, and she absolutely gushes about seeing photos of our kids on Facebook. She sends them presents and cards, she knows what they like, we've even started having Facebook calls with her. She's so warm and giving and gives them 100% of her attention, which is something parents just can't do as often as kids would like. They'll go running around the room holding the phone up to different things saying stuff like "Ruth it snowed! Look!" My wife got nervous yesterday because they took the phone outside to play in the snow and were having so much fun throwing snowballs at the phone -- I told her screw it, if they break the phone doing something like that I'll buy a new one. It's worth it.

She's like part of our family, and it's all because technology initially allowed her to "passively" participate with us. The relationship grew organically over time the way relationships used to before the internet -- you'd see people frequently at work or at the store or in your neighborhood, over time have longer conversations, and ultimately grow to be friends. The same thing happened here: it started with a like or a comment here or there, then a couple messages, then a virtual birthday card... it enables people to remain in communication with so many more people passively when used correctly.

Our kids have never even met her physically, though. Her immune system is too delicate to accept visitors. But even through a 6" screen, it's like she's really here. I can only imagine what it will be like when virtual reality lets them really be together.
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4 days ago by lukeneff
Roth IRA Rules For Minors. Your Kids Guide to Tax Free Money - Good Financial Cents
Roth IRA Rules For Minors. Your Kids Guide to Tax Free Money - Good Financial Cents ;;;
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4 days ago by neerajsinghvns
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8 days ago by SolomonCroesus
Bunmi Laditan on Twitter: "I need a break from our bleak reality. What’s something good that’s happened to you recently? I’ll start: my 4 y/o was ill with an infection… https://t.co/syzQpuQxUf"
"I need a break from our bleak reality. What’s something good that’s happened to you recently? I’ll start: my 4 y/o was ill with an infection but is getting better and I’ve started writing poetry again (and I’m enjoying it immensely)."
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10 days ago by handcoding
City of Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source
A Spanish newspaper, El País, has reported that the City of Barcelona is in the process of migrating its computer system to Open Source technologies.

According to the news report, the city plans to first replace all its user applications with alternative open source applications. This will go on until the only remaining proprietary software will be Windows where it will finally be replaced with a Linux distribution.
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10 days ago by ssam
Public good - Wikipedia
In economics, a public good is a good that is both non-excludable and non-rivalrous in that individuals cannot be effectively excluded from use and where use by one individual does not reduce availability to others.[1]

The provision of a lighthouse is a standard example of a public good, since it is difficult to exclude ships from using its services. No ship's use detracts from that of others, but since most of the benefit of a lighthouse accrues to ships using particular ports, lighthouse maintenance can be profitably bundled with port fees (Ronald Coase, The Lighthouse in Economics 1974). This has been sufficient to fund actual lighthouses.
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10 days ago by rlacher
Praxis (process) - Wikipedia
Wisdom is always taste—in both Latin and Hebrew, the word for wisdom comes from the word for taste—so it's something to taste, not something to theorize about. "Taste and see that God is good," the psalm says; and that's wisdom: tasting life. No one can do it for us. The mystical tradition is very much a Sophia tradition. It is about tasting and trusting experience, before institution or dogma.[17]
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11 days ago by rlacher

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