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Narcissistic Abuse and the Movies that Counteract and Contradict It
I know, I know. Movies are “just movies.” Make-believe events in a make-believe world. They’re not real. Or are they? I believe movies give us a glimpse into a…
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Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word — and claims there's tape to prove it
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Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of
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How to reset, revert, and return to previous states in Git
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4 Things to Know About the WPA3 Protocol - Security Boulevard
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8 Signs You Were Raised By A Toxic Mother
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6 Tactics Narcissists Will Use To Silence You
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3-Pack: Freeze Glasses
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I failed my effing coding Interview!? – Noteworthy - The Journal Blog
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How GitHub became the nexus of software automation | ZDNet
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Narcissism VS Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Pt 1 of 2)
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15 Years Ago, I Went Indie and Didn’t Know It. – Building Ulysses – Medium
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How to inspect a shortened link – VBM DIGITECH – Medium
We usually receive links in email or find links in forums which are shortened by url shortening services. These links can be genuine or may be a source of…
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Anatomy of a perfect pull request
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Everyone complaining about Microsoft buying GitHub needs to offer a better solution
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Study documents range of challenging meditation experiences
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june 2018
Is mindfulness safe? - Oxford Mindfulness Centre
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june 2018
Essays: Why the FBI Wants You to Reboot Your Router — and Why That Won’t Be Enough Next Time - Schneier on Security
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june 2018
Storing Encrypted Credentials in Git - DZone Security
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june 2018
Overthinking Things: It May Be Your “Superpower”
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How the Trump Administration Is Defending the Indefensible
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june 2018
The Myth of the Good Ol’ Days
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june 2018
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation
In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition ), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.…
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june 2018
Need to 'git cherry-pick' a commit? Here's a simple example showing how - Coffee Talk: Java, News, Stories and Opinions
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june 2018
Statistics for people in a hurry – Towards Data Science
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june 2018
Violate “No Contact” by Dropping By and I’ll Call 9-1-1
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june 2018
Understanding Systemd Units and Unit Files | DigitalOcean
Introduction Increasingly, Linux distributions are adopting or planning to adopt the systemd init system. This powerful suite of software can manage many…
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june 2018
10 Views on What Microsoft's GitHub Deal Does for DevOps Users - DevOps.com
The DevOps and open source communities have been in a tizzy all week over the massive $ 7.5 billion Microsoft acquisition of GitHub . Even as many developers…
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june 2018
Stop trying to "Do your Best" - Ryan Hildebrandt
My friend Jen wanted to be an author. She was smart and had tons of ideas, but was never sure whether they would work out. None of them sounded like the book…
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june 2018
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
Craig Cutler Introducing Crazy/Genius, a new podcast from The Atlantic with Derek Thompson. Eight bold questions—and eight smart answers—about how tech is…
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june 2018
Do We Really Know Our Narcissist? Really?
Last week, I asked the question Did Our Narcissist Every Really Know Us? The consensus was a resounding NO! But there was an interest codicil to the story. A…
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june 2018
Did Our Narcissist Ever Really Know Us?
Todays’ article is a flow-of-consciousness ramble on a topic that’s long simmered on the back burner of my brain. It’s like an itch I can’t scratch. Did my…
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may 2018
Here’s What Happens When You Tell Narcissists They’re Narcissists Revisited
With Narcissism Meets Normalcy “this close” to celebrating two million hits ( Thank you!), there is one article that leap-frogged over all the others to be…
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may 2018
Is it rational to trust your gut feelings? A neuroscientist explains
Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with disbelief…
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may 2018
Impostor Syndrome: Are You a Real Software Engineer?
Do you import libraries for everything? Depend heavily on frameworks you don’t contribute to and only open more issues on GitHub? Do you copy or paraphrase code…
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may 2018
Elm changed my mind about unpopular languages – Real Kinetic Blog
Elm changed my mind about unpopular languages Have you tried using software from way off the beaten path? Maybe you tried to make software for your graphing…
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may 2018
There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label
This story is part of The Race Issue , a special issue of National Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us. Tell us your story with…
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april 2018
Three Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Facebook Privacy
For years I was one of those curmudgeons that refused to use Facebook in any capacity. I’ve been turned around on that a little bit because of the success of…
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march 2018
Ricky Gervais Meets Garry Shandling (pt. 1 of 5)
This elusive interview went so poorly that Gervais canceled the rest of the series. Feel free to note your favorite awkward moment in the comments section…
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march 2018
World’s largest DDoS attack thwarted in minutes
by What has been tagged the largest DDoS attack ever disclosed slammed into the servers of software development site GitHub at 17:21 UTC last Wednesday. Large…
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march 2018
A developer’s introduction to GitHub – freeCodeCamp
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march 2018
15 Ways To Excel At Situational Interview Questions
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march 2018
Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier
Steele told friends that Trump supporters were using him as a “battering ram” to “take down the whole intelligence community.” Illustration by Cristiana…
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