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Typed nils in Go 2 | Dave Cheney
This is an experience report about a gotcha in Go that catches every Go programmer at least once. The following program is extracted from a larger version that…
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6 days ago
All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me
Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically,…
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7 days ago
Platforms as networks of assets – Cassie Robinson. – Medium
I’m interested in social infrastructure and co-operation — what it means for people to be in relationship, as a community, a neighbourhood, a town, a City. And…
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7 days ago
"We Hire the Best" is a Red Flag
If a company emphasizes that they only hire the best talent over how they're a welcoming, healthy work environment-- that is likely not a company you want to…
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8 days ago
Dodging garbage fires – soledad penadés
Trigger warning: harassment, non consensual sex, porn, and all other sorts of gross things I have dealt with. You might have heard about “ the Google guy “. I…
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8 days ago
"I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you."
Outside contributors' opinions and analysis of the most important issues in politics, science, and culture. I’m a lecturer in computer science at Stanford. I’ve…
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11 days ago
We Know Who He Is – Cate Huston – Medium
This weekend my twitter feed was all people discussing the Latest Scandal — the dude who wrote a 10 page screed on why women and black people aren’t cut out for…
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12 days ago
On “soft” skills and senior engineering
Like many people, I was disappointed but not surprised to see that anti-diversity “manifesto” that’s been making the rounds on the internet over the past week.…
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12 days ago
A Letter To Leave Supporters
MATT DUNHAM via Getty Images A Letter to Leave supporters - from a Remain supporter You are patriots. So are we. We both believe in doing what is best for…
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12 days ago
My London—Edinburgh—London 2017 – Simon I'Anson – Medium
03:36, 3 August 2017. It’s dark and wet somewhere south of Cambridge. I’ve been wearing the same kit for over 24 hours. I slept in it last night. I’ve got…
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12 days ago
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was…
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13 days ago
Haruki Murakami’s Advice to Young Writers
Photo by Ole Jensen / Getty Images International best-seller Haruki Murakami has a new short story collection out, entitled Men Without Women . To celebrate,…
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16 days ago
So, about this Googler’s manifesto. – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
You have probably heard about the manifesto a Googler (not someone senior) published internally about, essentially, how women and men are intrinsically…
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16 days ago
Exclusive: Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google
Photo: AP A software engineer’s 10-page screed against Google’s diversity initiatives is going viral inside the company, being shared on an internal meme…
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16 days ago
We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in GIFs
In this op-ed, Lauren Michele Jackson tackles the recurring use of black people as reaction GIFs and its implications in terms of broader “digital blackface.”…
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17 days ago
Farewell to Slack, with love – Merci Victoria Grace – Medium
After a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided to leave Slack. I am so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to help build the company and product. My timing was…
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17 days ago
The Languages Which Almost Became CSS
The history of all the languages which almost became CSS and the development of the styled web. When Tim Berners-Lee announced HTML in 1991 there was no method…
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17 days ago
Paranoid London (Look it Up!) – Jack Nicholls – Medium
“ Cocaine ” by Valerie Everett is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Hello everybody back home. It’s another rambling letter! This isn’t because I’ve gone crazy, but…
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19 days ago
Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth) - Wait But Why
We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth The first day I was in second grade, I came to school…
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21 days ago
Why the lack of Indian and African faces in Dunkirk matters | Sunny Singh
‘The French army deployed at Dunkirk included soldiers from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and other colonies, and in substantial numbers. But we don’t see…
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21 days ago
Are We as Doomed as That New York Magazine Article Says?
No one knows how to talk about climate change right now. I don’t have an idea about where to begin, and I write about it professionally. On the one hand, the…
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22 days ago
When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.
To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click here . I. ‘Doomsday’ Peering beyond…
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22 days ago
The Wanking Foreigner From ‘The Big Bang Theory’ | Nikesh Shukla
In North Devon, in England, in the rural countryside, there are people who have never seen a brown person before. There are people whose only experience of…
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23 days ago
David Warner on Twin Peaks, Tron, Titanic, Time Bandits, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
Welcome to Random Roles , wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask…
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25 days ago
A Woman, Explaining Things
There is a television show I love. The show frequently features brilliant, courageous, unstoppable women. They are emotionally vulnerable. They are allowed to…
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25 days ago
Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again
Literature & Culture Jun 29, 2017 11 Min read time Share: AddThis Sharing Buttons Image: Paul Woodford Junot Díaz interviews Margaret Atwood about The…
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25 days ago
I’m so tired and I’m not even a woman. – William Stubbs, RE: – Medium
I was at a networking event recently, full of entrepreneurs and tech start-up types and those aspiring to be one of these. I missed the main event — because…
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26 days ago
The Bread Lab in My Backyard
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26 days ago
Blog | Library Innovation Lab
But to what extent has this history been preserved? Does the Million Dollar Homepage represent a robust digital artifact 12 years after its creation, or has it…
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28 days ago
One of the most prominent sites calling out fake news may shut down because it's being held 'hostage' by advertisers
Snopes.com Snopes Fact-checking website Snopes said it may shut down over a dispute with a vendor that is withholding advertising revenue. The 23-year-old site…
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28 days ago
How Uber's Hard-Charging Corporate Culture Left Employees Drained
SAN FRANCISCO — At Uber, the workday starts early and ends late. Engineers working on certain teams are accustomed to predawn pings from work: Something might…
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28 days ago
Michael Gove asked me to a meeting to share my expertise. I declined. Instead, I’ve given him a piece of my mind. – Jay Rayner
A few weeks ago, I was approached by an official at the Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs. She told me the Secretary of State was holding a…
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29 days ago
The Ned, London EC2: ‘It’s Harrods food hall crossed with Vegas’ – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin
The Ned, London EC2: ‘It’s a vast mall with comfortable seating’Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Guardian T he only possible reaction when first walking through…
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4 weeks ago
Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker – Smashing Magazine
In a nutshell, it’s a good idea to prepopulate the dates only if you are certain that the user is likely to choose these dates; also, persist data after a page…
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4 weeks ago
Here is What Women in Tech Want
This is a crowdsourced blog post from over 50 women working in technology curated by Emer Coleman (Technology Engagement at Co-op Digital) and Charlotte Jee…
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4 weeks ago
Why We Argue: Style
This post originally appeared in my Chainline Newsletter . I've been thinking about why we argue about code, and how we might transform vehement differences of…
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4 weeks ago
We need to talk about that tweet. – Cobot
Even when the company has reached an acceptably healthy environment, you should be supported when you need to bring up an issue in the workplace.
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4 weeks ago
Names that make computers go crazy
loading Gojko Adzic Gojko Adzic Home Workshops Books Articles About Subscribe May 24, 2017 Published in: Recommended reading Testing articles Software…
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4 weeks ago
Reducing CSS bundle size 70% by cutting the class names and using scope isolation
Gajus Kuizinas Software architect. Passionate about JavaScript and Hack. Active open-source contributor. Rx, React, GraphQL, Redux. Jul 12 Just like Google does…
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4 weeks ago
I Tried Soylent. It Didn’t Go Well. – The Everywhereist
Posted in: "Lifestyle" , Food , Life at Home , Nothing to Do With Travel Last week, I decided to try Soylent. For those unfamiliar with this “food” product,…
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5 weeks ago
Standards body unveils plan to crack down on sexist advertisements
A Rimmel mascara ad featuring Cara Delevingne was banned for airbrushing.Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Advertisements that perpetuate sexist stereotypes, from…
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5 weeks ago
Sexual harassment in tech: Women tell their stories
Sexual harassment in tech: Women tell their stories by Sara O’Brien, with reporting from Laurie Segall by Sara O’Brien, with reporting from Laurie Segall It was…
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5 weeks ago
Louise Downe
We don’t need another shero * Before I go on I want to be really clear - I support the rights of all people whoever they are. I speak from a position of…
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5 weeks ago
“It’s a bummer that the implementation looks completely different than what we designed”
There are very few things more disappointing when I’m interviewing someone to fill a UX or UI Design position than that comment. That one. That exonerates the…
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5 weeks ago
'Host a static website ~5 minutes' - charlieegan3
I was in the market for a project to spend some more time with Terraform when I saw this prompt in the AWS console. Terraform can do all those things & I have a…
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5 weeks ago
We Figured Out Why Some Electronics Don't Work For Black People
At a Marriott hotel in Atlanta, the soap dispensers have a little bit of a race problem. An African-American guest of the Dragon Con sci-fi and fantasy…
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5 weeks ago
Campo Santo
Love at First Site A few months ago, we got a piece of mail from Ryan (Ryan withheld his last name, even on the return address of the envelope). Ryan had played…
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6 weeks ago
Shedding Light on the “Black Box of Inappropriateness”
Advertisements From Creepy Comments to Sexual Assault I’m shaking as I write this, not quite knowing where to start. As I’m sure Susan Fowler and Niniane, Susan…
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6 weeks ago
Coraline Ada Ehmke: Antisocial Coding: My Year at GitHub
I really enjoyed the job I had in 2015. I was a principal engineer at a health tech company, with a polyglot team comprised of Ruby and Clojure developers…
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6 weeks ago
The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True
In certain (admittedly rarefied) circles, it’s become shameful to espouse devotion to any sort of canonized modern rock—perhaps because rock’s history is so…
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7 weeks ago
User-centred digital government is an idea that cannot be put back in the bottle
The secret is out. For public servants, it’s fundamentally more fun, more rewarding and more interesting to work on services that make things better for the…
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7 weeks ago
Bag Snatchers, Monzo, and a night of adventure in London.
This week I had my bag stolen in London. This is how I ended up getting everything back (plus a bonus bottle of Jack Daniels). It’s 19.30 on Thursday evening…
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7 weeks ago
Happy Bear Software | Web Application Development
How to avoid toxic employees I’ve made clear on numerous occasions and go into explicit detail in my book about hiring, your decision on whether or not to give…
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7 weeks ago
The Tearoom as a record of risky business
WARNING: This post spoils what happens in The Tearoom . If you care about that, you should probably play the game before reading any further. The Tearoom is a…
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7 weeks ago
I decided to disable AMP on my site
I have a long history with Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, but yesterday I drew the final straw. I was on Twitter (in Safari on iPhone 6) and I…
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7 weeks ago
Hyperproductive development
TL;DR: the most productive development happens when one person knows the system intimately because they wrote it; this is in conflict with growing a system…
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7 weeks ago
Jon Snow's 'anti-Tory rant' and the myth of the pinko inside the TV
John’s children … the Channel 4 News man at Glastonbury watching Anderson Paak.Photograph: Marcus Bernasconi‏/@westofcentral T hre is a long list of reasons Jon…
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7 weeks ago
One Year of Going For It
Today marks one year since I walked into General Assembly’s fresh new AldgateEast campus for the first time, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to throwall…
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7 weeks ago
On VidCon, Harassment & Garbage Humans
To kick off the Women Online panel at VidCon last Thursday, the moderator posed the question: Why do we still have to talk about the harassment of women? I…
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8 weeks ago
Haggard Hawks | Words, language and etymology
Apollo One-Teen: One small step for man (Image credit: Public domain) A few days ago, we tweeted this: Which led to this: It’s a good question—why do we say…
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8 weeks ago
Fake Books: Amazon’s Latest Headache
In my last post, I described my positive experience with KDP Rocket . When I used the software for the first time, however, I was amazed to see that about…
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8 weeks ago
On being sexist – Lian Li – Medium
It’s pi plus C, of course I’m a sexist. I was raised sexist, I live in a sexist society and continue to spread sexism on a daily basis. Most of the time I don’t…
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8 weeks ago
Why you should limit JavaScript — and how to do it
by on June 13, 2017 Frontend Development This article was written by Zach Briggs, Senior Developer and JavaScript Practice Lead with UX design and custom…
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8 weeks ago
The Great A.I. Awakening
Prologue: You Are What You Have Read Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the…
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8 weeks ago
Move by UK supermarkets threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down
Fairtrade tea producers from the Sukambizi Association Trust in the Mount Mulanje area of Malawi.Photograph: Chris Terry/Fairtrade When four Sainsbury’s…
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8 weeks ago
Did the Turkish President’s Security Detail Attack Protesters in Washington? What the Video Shows
Kicked, punched protesters Choked, slammed woman Rushed, punched protesters Punched and kicked a man Punched a protester Kicked man on ground Knocked over…
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8 weeks ago
A $400 Smart Tea Machine Gave This Brit an Existential Crisis
All images: Libby Watson/Gizmodo When Americans are trying to rib me for being British, they tend to go for at least one of three jokes. They act like I love or…
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8 weeks ago
The significance of the Brexit sequencing U-turn
On Monday, in plain sight, there was an important U-turn by the UK on the first formal day of the Brexit negotiations. The UK government will not openly admit…
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8 weeks ago
Cooling the tube - Engineering heat out of the Underground
On a hot summers day a trip on the tube to get home can be a dreaded experience, with already hot trains overflowing with sweaty people. But how did we get to a…
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8 weeks ago
A firefighter who attended Grenfell tower has written this:
I'm not sure if this is something that I should vocalise or whether or not it should be shared with the world but as I sit at home thinking about the other…
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9 weeks ago
What if companies interviewed translators the way they interview coders?
Welcome to the Tower of Babel. We require you to speak all languages known by the humankind. By the way, how do you feel about doing translations for free over…
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9 weeks ago
The end of the cosy game of politics
There’s one aspect of the Grenfell catastrophe that is perhaps under-appreciated – that it should finally kill off what is perhaps the dominant conception of…
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9 weeks ago
How May's aides seized control of the Tory election campaign to calamitous effect
Shortly before the general election was called, Sir Lynton Crosby sat down to write a highly confidential memo for Theresa May’s inner circle. It boiled down to…
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9 weeks ago
What a digital organisation looks like – Doteveryone – Medium
Processes that are fast, integrated and light (for example, governance and oversight that’s appropriate to the risk and scale of digital investment at any given…
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9 weeks ago
These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books
Tattoo of Death , Choose Your Own Adventure #22 All maps courtesy of ChooseCo Reading a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book can feel like being lost in a maze and…
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9 weeks ago
Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump
Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more,…
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10 weeks ago
Despite all the smears and distortions, this was a victory for hope | Gary Younge
Illustration by Robert G Fresson H ope, when given the encouragement and the space, can be a force more potent than despair. The leap of faith that it demands,…
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10 weeks ago
Code what? To do what? And why?
The new world, dragging itself sticky and stinking out of the swamps, has an answer for all your problems: you should learn to code. The old certainties are…
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10 weeks ago
You’ll never guess where Russian spies are hiding their control servers
Enlarge Instagram A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years, has targeted governments around the world is experimenting with a clever new method that…
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10 weeks ago
Mark Ritson: ​How to win an election in seven complex steps - Marketing Week
As we head into the week of the general election the race seems to be narrowing. Just like the 2015 election there are various estimates of who will win what…
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10 weeks ago
“I was completely unprepared for releasing a game in the modern marketplace”
James Batchelor UK Editor Monday 5th June 2017 Share this article Recommend In June 2016, Chris Parsons of Revelation Games finally released Sol Trader, his…
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