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Uncouth Nation: why Europe dislikes America Andrei S Markovits Princeton Uni
europe  america  culture 
4 days ago
Istio / What is Istio?
Introduces Istio, the problems it solves, its high-level architecture and design goals.
development  tools 
6 days ago
The Climate Scare: Ever More Shrill, Ever Less Serious — Manhattan Contrarian
The Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives! And, for
their first act, how about some scary “climate” hearings? The New York
Times, of course, takes the occasion to run a big front-page story with the
headline (in the print edition — online is different) “2018 Continues
Warming Trend, As 4th Hottest Year Since 1880.” Let’s apply a little
critical analysis.

The Times adorns their article with a huge temperature graph, covering the
period 1880 to 2018, that ...
climate  rebuttals 
6 days ago
Manhattan Contrarian
Combating elite Manhattan political ideologies on climate change, the
purpose of government, New York state news, and the basic principles of
climate  rebuttals 
6 days ago
Anti-Americanism: As German as Apple Strudel | Homeland Security
The news came in a recent issue of the Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ): “Two years after President Trump's inauguration, the Germans have lost much of their trust in the United States.” Eighty-five percent of respondents in an Atlantik-Brücke survey, reported FAZ, view the U.S. either “negatively” o...
europe  culture  politics  america 
6 days ago
The Roaring 20s Revealed the Folly of “Tax the Rich” Schemes - Foundation for Economic Education
With history as our guide, it is clear that any authorizations given to the government to take wealth from the affluent for the purpose of transferring it to the poor and middle class will result in hurting the very people the policies were intended to uplift.
america  economics  policy 
8 days ago
Why Racism and Sexism Never Diminish—Even When People Become Less Racist and Sexist - Foundation for Economic Education
From a thought-provoking new paper in 'Science': 
"...our studies suggest that even well-meaning agents may sometimes fail to recognize the success of their own efforts, simply because they view each new instance in the decreasingly problematic context that they themselves have brought about."
america  culture 
8 days ago
3 Common Myths about Income Inequality Debunked - Foundation for Economic Education
In a time where politicians are calling for 70 percent marginal tax rates on the wealthy to reduce allegedly catastrophic levels of income inequality, it’s worth asking if the premises upon which the argument for confiscatory taxation are based are solid.
america  economics  policy 
8 days ago
What’s Missing (and Misleading) in Those Minimum Wage Memes - Foundation for Economic Education
A series of memes regarding the minimum wage and cost of living have been floating around the internet. What's wrong these memes?
As it turns out... quite a bit.
america  economics  policy 
8 days ago
Black Box - Recchiuti Confections
The Recchiuti Black Box holds 16 pieces of our most popular gourmet confections.
wish-list  romance 
9 days ago
Authentication in SPA (ReactJS and VueJS) the right way
Cookie, session, token, JWT, attacks, where to store token, security concerns? Everything you need to know is here. Authentication in a single page application (SPA) involves several patterns with…
web  development  security  references 
14 days ago
Dell XPS 15 Review | Digital Trends
Not everyone needs the power that a laptop like the Dell XPS 15 provides. It comes with a large 15-inch screen, discrete GPU, and six-core processor -- all in a sleek, thin laptop. If you need a computer that can handle the heavy workload you use every day, the XPS 15 just might be the best option you can get.
wish-list  hardware 
16 days ago
An Introduction to Lock-Free Programming
Lock-free programming is a challenge, not just because of the complexity of the task itself, but because of how difficult it can be to penetrate the subject in the first place. I …
low-level  programming  c-c++ 
21 days ago
Lock-free Rust: Crossbeam in 2019 |
This is a follow-up post to Lock-freedom without garbage collection from 2015, which introduced Crossbeam, a Rust library that implements efficient lock-free data structures without relying on a tracing garbage collector.
rust  low-level  programming  algorithms 
21 days ago
4 things that I always manually test | a11y with Lindsey
When I was a Drupal developer, a great deal of interest went into Automated Accessibility Testing. I very much loved working on automation especially…
web  development  howto 
26 days ago
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money: Bryan Caplan: 9780691174655: Books
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money [Bryan Caplan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b> Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative―education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book
books  education  policy 
27 days ago
How to Impress an Interviewer – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium
There was a story floating around the grapevine a few years back that Google, with their Lvl. 99 data prowess, once used those skills on their interview and performance review process to try and…
29 days ago
Toolkits for the Mind - MIT Technology Review
Programming languages shape the way their users think—which helps explain how tech startups work and why they are able to reinvent themselves.
ruby  computers  culture  stories 
29 days ago
A Journey into Iterators
A collection of articles related to life and adventures in the open source community.
rust  design 
29 days ago
On Repeat: How to Use Loops to Explain Anything — ProPublica
From animated gifs to looping interactives, we're seeing more and more ways of presenting ideas, explaining processes, and just capturing small moments in…
visualization  media 
29 days ago
GitFlow considered harmful | End of Line Blog
GitFlow is the most popular Git branching model. After using it (and, more importantly, after seeing how it is used) for over a year now, I can say with confidence: I hate it. In the article, I try to explain why, and offer a better alternative.
development  tools 
29 days ago
Amsterdam To Get World’s First 3D Printed Bridge
For a city like Amsterdam that has over 1,500 bridges the news of one more being built may not seem that exciting, but a 3D printed steel bridge, executed by a robot that prints in mid-air, now that deserves some attention.
europe  technology 
29 days ago
Open Source Core Advances | EE Times
A recent Berkeley workshop highlighted advances with RISC-V, an open source core already showing architectural advantages over commercial x86 and ARM cores.
hardware  design 
29 days ago
Docker & Rails: Running a Rails Development Environment in Docker | Codeship | via @codeship
Use a Docker Rails Development Environment for development, not just for running tests. Learn how to move simple Rails applications into Docker.
ruby  development  web  howto 
29 days ago
A history of backdoors – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
  The past several months have seen an almost eerie re-awakening of the 'exceptional access' debate -- also known as 'Crypto Wars'. For those just joining the debate, theTL;DR is that law enforcement wants software manufacturers to build wiretapping mechanisms into modern encrypted messaging systems. Software manufacturers, including Google and Apple, aren't very thrilled with that.…
security  computers  culture 
29 days ago
Meet Syd Mead, the artist who illustrates the future - Curbed
The legendary designer talks about his architectural influences and the future of urban design
graphics  design 
29 days ago
The Rise of the Praetorian Class – Casey Research
The growth of a separate, militarized class of law enforcers bodes ill for the future of the United States.
america  culture 
29 days ago
Jon Stewart Wanted Video Evidence That He Was an Obama Propagandist So We Found A Bunch - Washington Free Beacon
Before Jon Stewart bowed out of The Daily Show, he had an interview with President Obama.
america  politics  media 
29 days ago
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