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Mammals prefer to cradle babies on the left, study demonstrates
It is thought that when holding a baby face-to-face, humans mothers prefer to keep the baby in their left visual field to aid communication.Photograph: Bubbles…
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6 days ago
Big Shiny Robot | Luke Skywalker's Arc in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Warning: there will be spoilers for The Last Jedi in this article. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the treatment of Luke Skywalker's character might be one of the…
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7 days ago
How Land Registry data reveals London’s secret tunnels
“Basement and Sub-Basement Cable Chambers, Cable Ducts, Tunnels and associated areas of Faraday Building North, Carter Lane, London”. A friend’s brother works…
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7 days ago
News
Home News About Films Words Team My name is Carrie Gracie and I have been a BBC journalist for three decades. With great regret, I have left my post as China…
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8 days ago
Purposes, concepts, misfits, and a redesign of Git
Purposes, concepts, misfits, and a redesign of Git De Rosso & Jackson OOPSLA ’16 It’s OOPSLA in just a few weeks time, and ‘Purposes, concepts, misfits, and a…
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9 days ago
What’s wrong with Git? A conceptual design analysis
What’s wrong with Git? A conceptual design analysis De Rossi & Jackson Onward! 2013 We finished up last week talking about the how to find good concepts /…
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10 days ago
TIFU by using Math.random() – Betable Engineering – Medium
By Betable CTO, Mike Malone L ike most good TIFUs this didn’t happen today. It actually happened about two years ago. It is, however, still relevant. More…
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10 days ago
inessential: 2018: Some Hope
Mike Monteiro writes of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey : Jack let it happen. He watched as a once-entertaining, once-illuminating, once-vital network to global…
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11 days ago
Updated Rules for Settlers of Catan
While our popular board game Settlers of Catan is based on the basic foundations of any primitive civilization — agriculture, transportation, the building of…
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12 days ago
Java is Unsound: The Industry Perspective
Recently Nada Amin and I discovered that Java and Scala are unsound. We submitted the finding and related discussion to OOPSLA, an academic conference on…
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14 days ago
I made a record.
It’s the last day of 2017. I released a record today. It’s mainly electronic, a bit ambient, and there’s quite a lot of piano music on it. You can stream it in…
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14 days ago
How I accidentally learned Prolog – The If Works
This year at the London Computation Club , we’ve been reading Types andProgramming Languages (TAPL). We covered about half the book, completingthree of the…
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14 days ago
Towards a bra-free Instagram experience – Lauren Hallden – Medium
Hey Instagram. I was just wondering, does your company collect any user feedback from women? I ask because I am one, and I’ve noticed that my sponsored content…
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15 days ago
How do Ruby & Python profilers work? - Julia Evans
Hello! As a precursor to writing a Ruby profiler I wanted to do a survey of how existing Ruby &Python profilers work. This also helps answer a question a lot of…
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16 days ago
Introducing the Valley of Gods – The Campo Santo Quarterly Review
Introducing the Valley of Gods In the Valley of Gods , Campo Santo’s second video game after Firewatch , is about two women making a movie. It’s 1928, the women…
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17 days ago
The Death Star and the Final Trench Run
Star Wars fans pride themselves on knowing each and every detail from the original trilogy. But there’s one little detail from “Star Wars” (1977) that might…
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22 days ago
Generation Screwed
WHOA! Show me the (slightly less cool) mobile version instead. Like everyone in my generation, I am finding it increasingly difficult not to be scared about the…
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22 days ago
The Evolution of Trust
created by: NICKY CASE play my other shtuff • follow my tweeter download the music & source code based off robert axelrod's 1984 book, "THE EVOLUTION OF…
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23 days ago
Google Maps’s Moat
GOOGLE MAPS’S MOAT How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps? DECEMBER 2017 ⚠️ Tap or click any image to enlarge Over the past year, we’ve been comparing…
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26 days ago
InLinkUK - targeted advertising, planning permission and public space
Our local high street is going to have one of its phoneboxes replaced with an ' InLink '. InLink is a public wifi network provided by BT through on-pavement…
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4 weeks ago
How do you measure whether software architecture is going well? | Lobsters
I think it might be interesting to look at the blast radius for incidents, though, I have no idea what kind of software you work on…

But imagine you have a…
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4 weeks ago
Let your code type-hint itself: introducing open source MonkeyType
Today we are excited to announce we’re open-sourcing MonkeyType , our tool for automatically adding type annotations to your Python 3 code via runtime tracing…
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4 weeks ago
Someone Used Wet String to Get a Broadband Internet Connection
It’s pretty fast, too. SHARE TWEET Daniel Oberhaus Dec 13 2017, 6:21pm Image: Christopher Sessums/Flickr As the FCC prepares to the destroy the US internet by…
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4 weeks ago
Use a .dev domain? Not anymore. – Medium Engineering
For years, programmers used .dev domains for testing their code. Those days are over. In the course of my work I sometimes test features on unreleased, upcoming…
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4 weeks ago
Understanding the FutureLearn gender pay gap – FutureLearn – Medium
In this post Kathy Skelton, Director of Strategy at FutureLearn, shares how we found out there was a pay gap at FutureLearn, and how we’re trying to close it.…
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4 weeks ago
Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too
Chad Batka for The New York Times Opinion Dec. 12, 2017 Leer en español Harvey Weinstein was a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a…
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4 weeks ago
I just got a developer job at Facebook. Here’s how I prepped for my interviews.
I just finished seven on-site interviews at Silicon Valley tech companies. I ultimately accepted an offer for a software engineering job from Facebook. Here’s…
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4 weeks ago
This Speech Was Written For President Nixon To Deliver If The Astronauts Didn’t Make It To The Moon
We’re fortunate it was a speech that Nixon never had to deliver, but take a look at the manuscript below to see what might have been!
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4 weeks ago
Statistics, we have a problem. – Kristian Lum – Medium
Recently, while browsing Twitter, I saw a few machine learning researchers post about an incident at one of their big conferences (NIPS) in which a band…
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4 weeks ago
Shut up about diversity – Dora Militaru – Medium
A critical guide to weighing up your contribution to the diversity issue in technology and beyond My local web performance community group hosted a Christmas…
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4 weeks ago
City millionaire says Vote Leave directed his donation decision
Anthony Clake’s statement is the first evidence Vote Leave encourgaed a potential donor to give money to other leave campaigns.Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA A…
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4 weeks ago
10 More New Features in Ruby v2.5
With the upcoming release of ruby v2.5 scheduled (as per tradition) for 25th December,it’s good to know what’s changed in the language - so you can take…
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4 weeks ago
Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment
The Spotted Pig, the West Village restaurant that put Ken Friedman, an owner, and the chef April Bloomfield on the map. Karsten Moran for The New York Times…
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4 weeks ago
Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains
( This essay is long. If it would be easier for you to read a pdf — though one without images and video links for now — please drop me a note at…
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5 weeks ago
Move Slowly and Fix Things – Signal v. Noise
Synoptic Table of Physiognomic Traits Ruminations on the heavy weight of software design in the 21st century. Recently I took a monthlong sabbatical from my job…
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5 weeks ago
“Cat Person”
But the next week he came into the movie theatre again, and bought another box of Red Vines. “You’re getting better at your job,” he told her. “You managed not…
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5 weeks ago
Apple is really bad at design
The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and as a result, bad for the user experience. The…
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5 weeks ago
Hallelujah—In Praise of Babel – Angus Croll – Medium
with apologies to Leonard Cohen (Now available in audio courtesy of the brilliant Shawn Wang ) I heard there was a clever trick That rewrote all your JavaScript…
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5 weeks ago
Rethinking Computer Science Education – Godfrey Chan – Medium
This essay is an extended version of my keynote from RailsPacific and RedDotRubyConf 2016. There is an old Chinese proverb — 授人以魚不如授人以漁. Translated literally,…
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5 weeks ago
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon in Milan but we are welcomed by the warm Californian vibes of Cali Thornhill DeWitt, one of the most radical and interesting…
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5 weeks ago
Underscores, Optimization & Arms Races – Humane Tech – Medium
A dozen years ago, the web started to reshape itself around major companies like Google. We can understand the genesis of today’s algorithmic arms race against…
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6 weeks ago
Why 2017 Felt Like 1937 (And 2018 Will Feel Like 1938)
The Price of Not Learning From The Greatest Breakthrough in Human History An unhinged president retweeting hate groups, threatening nuclear war. Neo Nazis…
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6 weeks ago
My fear and fury in the eye of the Russia-Leave storm | Carole Cadwalladr
Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her speech at the annual Lord Mayor’s banquet on 13 November in which she spoke of Russian effort to destabilise countries…
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6 weeks ago
A Fair Accusation of Sexual Harassment or a Witch Hunt?
“In an interview with the BBC published early Sunday, director Woody Allen addressed the wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, calling it ‘tragic for…
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6 weeks ago
Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss
co-founder of Candor, Inc. , has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and working together. She…
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7 weeks ago
Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman: ‘ I’m not trying to have empathy for Harvey Weinstein, he’s clearly a monster, but monsters are made.’Photograph: Ramona Rosales/August A…
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7 weeks ago
Why Ealdorlight's Kickstarter might have failed
It’s now been over three months since the end of the Ealdorlight Kickstarter campaign . I’ve deliberately been taking some time to think and learn from the fact…
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8 weeks ago
The plot to stop Brexit
On the evening of 5 December, among the five-star splendour of London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel, 300 of Britain’s most senior EU supporters will assemble…
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8 weeks ago
Sarah Silverman on Louis CK: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'
‘He wielded his power with women in fucked up ways’: Sarah Silverman on I Love You, America.Photograph: Hulu The comedian says she is ‘very angry’ about the…
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8 weeks ago
Everything you need to know about Lexit in five minutes
What's Lexit and why is everything just a series of dreadful portmanteaus now? It's the left-wing case for Brexit. The idea there's a left-wing case for Brexit…
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8 weeks ago
yakshav.es
In 2015, I gave a talk in which I called Donald Knuth the Patron Saint of Yak Shaves . The reason is that Donald Knuth achieved the most perfect and…
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8 weeks ago
Has Blade Runner 2049's failure killed off the smart sci-fi blockbuster?
Action with brains … Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049.Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros Despite fantastic reviews, Denis Villeneuve’s brainy,…
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8 weeks ago
Mass Shootings in America Are Spreading Like a Disease
Twenty-six people shot dead in Sutherland Springs, November 5. Fifty-nine people shot dead in Las Vegas, October 1. Forty-nine people shot dead in Orlando, June…
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9 weeks ago
This is the company behind the nightmarish phone cases on Amazon
Proof of Amazon’s increasing relevance as an SEO platform Eczema-ridden hands, old men in diapers or a good old-fashioned butt plug are just three of some 30K…
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9 weeks ago
Opinion | No One Knows What Britain Is Anymore
The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament. Glyn Kirk/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BRUSSELS — Many Britons see their country as a brave galleon, banners…
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9 weeks ago
Ellen Page
“You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.” He said this about me during a cast and crew “meet and greet” before we began filming, X Men: The Last…
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9 weeks ago
The struggle to maintain EVE Online's only graveyard
The Molea Cemetery, surrounded by thousands of "graves." Deep in EVE Online, in the backwater system of Molea, you'll find something something unlike anything…
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9 weeks ago
"I've seen people literally spend $15,000 on Mass Effect multiplayer cards"
Gameplay designer Manveer Heir spent a long time - seven years - working for Electronic Arts at BioWare Montreal, making Mass Effect 3 (mostly multiplayer) and…
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9 weeks ago
‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Takes Trump’s Cowardly ‘Both Sides’ Approach to Nazis
Where Wolfenstein II confronts players with the evils of the Third Reich, ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ basically shrugs and says, ‘Nazis. They’re not all bad.’ Photo…
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9 weeks ago
Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies
Illustration by Adam Maida; Source Photographs by Lenny/IPA/REX/Shutterstock (Argento); Paul Sancya / AP (McGowan); Charles Eshelman / FilmMagic / Getty…
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10 weeks ago
America is facing an epistemic crisis
Robert Mueller is not impressed. Alex Wong/Getty Images Over at the Gothamist, Jake Offenhartz has an astounding and richly symbolic story about the latest bit…
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10 weeks ago
Aisling Bea: ‘My father’s death has given me a love of men, of their vulnerability and tenderness’
‘Sometimes, in my less lucid moments, I was convinced that he had left a secret note for me somewhere’ ... Aisling Bea.Photograph: Troy Conrad M y father died…
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10 weeks ago
Why I cancelled my ReactiveConf talk – Peggy Rayzis – Medium
What would you do if conference organizers themselves committed a Code of Conduct violation against you? This was the precise situation I found myself in…
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10 weeks ago
Robert Peston: ‘I don’t appear to be living in the same Britain as much of the rest of the country’
I n his new book, WTF, broadcaster Robert Peston begins by writing an open letter to his late father Maurice Peston, a Labour peer and academic who had worked…
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10 weeks ago
Hey Siri: An On-device DNN-powered Voice Trigger for Apple’s Personal Assistant - Apple
The “Hey Siri” feature allows users to invoke Siri hands-free. A very small speech recognizer runs all the time and listens for just those two words. When it…
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11 weeks ago
A review of Blade Runner 2049
Film poster for Blade Runner 2049 by James Jean I don’t remember how old I was the first time I saw Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott, 1982), but I do remember…
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12 weeks ago
Happy Bear Software | Web Application Development
How we make working remotely work for us Happy Bear Software is a 100% remote organisation. Our team is globally distributed, and we're happy to be able to…
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12 weeks ago
You must be this tall to ride the services
If I were trying to convince myself to extract a (micro)service, today, I’d do it like this. First I’d have a conversation with myself: you are making tactical…
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12 weeks ago
Robert Scoble and Me – Quinn Norton – Medium
Foo Camp, the original unconference thrown by O’Reilly every year, is one of my favorite events in the technology world. In many ways, it’s often felt like one…
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12 weeks ago
IF — A design studio
October 19, 2017 Learning from the design of railway systems When we design digital systems, it’s sometimes useful to look for inspiration in other industries.…
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12 weeks ago
Ghostwatch: the Halloween hoax that changed the language of television
Adults tend to forget what really scares children. At Halloween, they crack out the monsters and witches, but they’re missing the point because children are…
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12 weeks ago
We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.
“You will never be able to understand any of what I’ve created. I am Albert F***ing Einstein and you are all monkeys scrabbling in the dirt.” And so our…
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12 weeks ago
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare | Fast Company
One day in the spring of 2016 I mentioned to a friend that I needed a new mattress. Mine was a sunken hand-me-down that had become about as comfortable as…
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october 2017
Falling through the KRACKs
The big news in crypto today is the KRACK attack on WPA2 protected WiFi networks. Discovered by Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens at KU Leuven, KRACK ( K ey R…
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october 2017
One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end
At some point in 2006, or possibly late 2005, Noah Glass walked into our office all excited about something. That in itself isn’t news because Noah was always…
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october 2017
Taking The Robots To Design School, Part 1 | Jon Gold
About a year ago I started working on merging typographic design and artificial intelligence. I’m writing the contents of my brain to hypertext right now, in…
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october 2017
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