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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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19 days 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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19 days 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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21 days 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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29 days 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
Cookie Jar | VQR Online
Illustration by Pat Perry 1 There was a certain accord between them, right from the beginning. The boy thought the old man looked pretty good for ninety, and…
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5 weeks ago
'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
J ustin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on…
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5 weeks ago
How Not To Sort By Average Rating – Evan Miller
How Not To Sort By Average Rating By Evan Miller February 6, 2009 () PROBLEM : You are a web programmer. You have users. Your users rate stuff on your site. You…
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6 weeks ago
Working with autism: ‘We need people who dare to think differently'
‘I’m looking at lots of code, playing with data, just to see what we can do with it’ … James Neely.Photograph: Teri Pengilley for the Guardian F ive minutes…
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6 weeks ago
The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment
Are you a man confused on how to treat the women you work with? Do you feel like if you can’t say or do *anything* you don’t know what to say or do at all? Well…
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6 weeks ago
The Secret to Marriage Is Never Getting Married
Modern Love By GABRIELLE ZEVIN I am often asked if I am married. Sometimes I lie and say that I am. Sometimes I lie and say that I am not. Neither answer feels…
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6 weeks ago
Keybase launches encrypted git
🚀 Keybase launches encrypted git October 4, 2017 Every now and then you want to make a repository that's private . Not for an open source project, but for other…
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6 weeks ago
North Wales, Australia, climbing, and the start of our van life
Nearly two years ago I stepped into the unknown and moved to North Wales. I’d arrived in London three and a half years prior, not really knowing what I wanted…
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6 weeks ago
From Boris the Lion King to Theresa May’s P45 – my malarial week at the Tory conference
B y the end of the Conservative party conference, Theresa May had suffered so many painful betrayals and humiliations that she should have ditched her speech…
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6 weeks ago
Introducing Cloudflare Workers: Run Javascript Service Workers at the Edge
TL;DR: You'll soon be able to deploy Javascript to Cloudflare's edge, written against an API similar to Service Workers. Try writing a Worker in the playground…
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7 weeks ago
The First White President
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate…
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7 weeks ago
Opinion | A Rebel, a Warrior and a Race Fiend
Donald Trump is operating the White House as a terror cell of racial grievance in America’s broader culture wars. He has made his allegiances clear: He’s on the…
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7 weeks ago
How Apple Should Fix Apple TV – 500ish Words
This all seems so obvious, and yet… Let me preface this by saying that I like the Apple TV. It’s a solid device. And actually, it’s annoying to be in a room…
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8 weeks ago
Universal credit is a shambles because the poor are ignored | Nick Cohen
Iain Duncan Smith on a visit to Glasgow’s Easterhouse estate. His promise to ‘listen and learn’ rings horribly hollow today.Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the…
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8 weeks ago
The right are defending Uber, because they don't really understand it
Rest in peace, British capitalism. You had a good run, but thanks to Sadiq Khan’s decision to end Uber’s licence to operate in London, it’s all over now. Even…
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8 weeks ago
It’s time to kill the web – Mike’s blog
S omething is going on. The people are unhappy. The spectre of civil unrest stalks our programming communities. For the first time, a meaningful number of…
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8 weeks ago
The More Things Change - bitquabit
React, if you’ve somehow missed it, is the new hotness in web programming. The idea is simple: each React component describes its view idempotently, in…
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8 weeks ago
Look What You Made Me Do, Chrome – Amy Nguyen – Medium
How to use Chrome Developer Tools to get tickets to Taylor Swift’s next concert For her upcoming concert, Taylor Swift partnered with Ticketmaster to ensure…
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8 weeks ago
Writing Well about Terrible People
This morning, I set myself the task of turning my response to a New York Times article into something less ephemeral and annoying than a tweetstorm. I gave…
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8 weeks ago
Steve Bannon Sought To Infiltrate Facebook Hiring
Steve Bannon plotted to plant a mole inside Facebook, according to emails sent days before the Breitbart boss took over Donald Trump’s campaign and obtained by…
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8 weeks ago
Taxiapp: London's black cab co-op alternative to Uber - Co-operative News
TFL announced today (22 September) it will not be renewing Uber’s licence with the ride-hailing app ‘not fit and proper’ to operate in London. The decision has…
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8 weeks ago
Understanding Uber: It's Not About The App - London Reconnections
On Friday 22 September, many Londoners who regularly use Uber received an email. “As you may have heard,” it began, “the Mayor and Transport for London have…
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8 weeks ago
May’s breakup speech made Brexit sound magical … if you’re drinking Bacardi | Marina Hyde
‘Theresa May’s speech took place in front of a backdrop reading: ‘Shared History. Shared Challenges. Shared Future’, which is Italian for ‘Is it too late if we…
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8 weeks ago
Your platitudes about defying harassment are great...
First off, they’re not “platitudes.” Either you believe other people should be treated with respect and be free to exist online without being stalked or fearful…
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8 weeks ago
Netflix and the slow death of the classic film
Culture Netflix Movies Streaming Film Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO who co-founded the company long before “streaming” entered the popular lexicon, was born…
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9 weeks ago
git-rebase
Edit: You should probably also read Understanding the Git Workflow . Much more succinct explanation of the point that I dance around a lot below. Almost as if…
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9 weeks ago
Rise of Functions as a Service: How PHP Set the “Serverless” Stage 20 Years Ago
“Serverless” is the new flavour du jour in software development. AWS Lambda, Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, IBM OpenWhisk all represent…
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9 weeks ago
Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript?
I recently had the opportunity to speak at Web Directions Code 2017 over in Melbourne. While there, I was part of a panel with Mark Dalgleish and Glen Maddern…
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9 weeks ago
Seven questions about technology so taboo that nobody studies them
What technologies and questions about technology are just too hot to handle? According to researchers presenting at “ Forbidden Research ,” a conference held…
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9 weeks ago
Dark Sky API Status: Downtime incident.
The API was down for around five hours this morning from 12:20AM ET through6:24AM ET. The initial cause of the downtime was the simultaneous failure of around…
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9 weeks ago
Generate colour themes with ease thanks to this SCSS mixin – Mono
In a recent web app project, I wanted to generate a bunch of colour themes quickly. The basic UI remains the same, and the navbars or buttons get a key colour.…
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9 weeks ago
A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof
Sitting beside the church, drinking from a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, he thought he had to go in and shoot them. They were a small prayer group—a rising-star…
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9 weeks ago
The last woman who makes sea silk
Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk 2 September 2015 From the section Magazine Image copyright Andrea Pasquali Silk is usually made from the cocoons…
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9 weeks ago
An Experiment in Structured Code Editing – isomorƒ blog – Medium
One of the core experiments of isomorƒ is creating a new paradigm for editing code based around a few guiding principles: It is structured. The user is editing…
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9 weeks ago
Theresa May Takes Her Darkest, Most Desperate Turn Yet
Theresa May prepares to speak to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, April 18, 2017. By Stefan Wermuth/Reuters. It is one of the great…
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9 weeks ago
Excerpts from the All-Girl Remake of “Lord of the Flies”
Photograph by Michael Duva / Getty A planned film adaptation of “Lord of the Flies,” the 1954 novel thatexamined the inherent evil of humanity through an island…
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9 weeks ago
A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s…
In August 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester announced the introduction of a new and improved paperless ticketing system to be rolled out across the city’s…
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9 weeks ago
Gemfile's new clothes - Depfu Blog
Jan Krutisch , Co-Founder at Depfu 06 September 2017 The Bundler team currently works hard on pushing Bundler to the 2.0 release . This release will change a…
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10 weeks ago
House Address “Twins” Proximity – The Unusually Named Blog
In a previous post, I did a bit of analysis of the names of towns and streets . However, that clearly wasn’t enough to sate my bizarre interest in all things…
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10 weeks ago
The way forward on Brexit is a new poll on whatever EU deal is reached | Andrew Adonis
‘We need … to sing in praise of a European Union which has achieved a peace, prosperity and freedom which our ancestors only dreamed of.’Photograph: Getty…
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10 weeks ago
Devopsdays london 2017
Devopsdays London 2017 initial session, bob walker (@rjw1) welcome everyone! we have a code of conduct thanks to organisers, sponsors, etc Humane Teams at home…
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10 weeks ago
London Underground Wifi Tracking: Here's Everything We Learned From TfL's Official Report
Earlier this year, Gizmodo UK scored ourselves a scoop, as we exclusively revealed some of the findings from last year’s wifi tracking trial , in which…
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10 weeks ago
Compilers are the New Frameworks
My current “investment thesis” is that what we call web frameworks aretransforming from runtime libraries into optimizing compilers. When it comes toeking…
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10 weeks ago
A Baby Wails, and the Adult World Comes Running
A normal human baby, according to psychologists, will cry about two hours over the course of a day. A notorious human crybaby, according to her older siblings,…
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11 weeks ago
HSBC is killing my business, piece by piece — How to plan for your bank screwing up
I set up my own company in 2012. After decades of working for other people I felt the time was right. I had the experience and the contacts to make it viable…
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11 weeks ago
‘Adventure Time’ Is Slowly Going Off the Air, And Everyone’s Moving On
“ Adventure Time ” has a long way to go, but in many ways, it already ended. In early February 2017, just a few months after Cartoon Network notified the team…
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11 weeks ago
Vidal Sassoon: Hairdresser's Secret Life as Jewish Anti-Fascist Streetfighter
Vidal Sassoon: anti-fascist streetfighter (Reuters) It is one of the most unlikely bits of fashion trivia anyone could possibly imagine. Vidal Sassoon, the man…
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11 weeks ago
Better developer conferences
Between 2013 and 2015, I organised and ran five iterations of a developer conference called Edge conf . It was my attempt to fix some of the things I felt were…
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11 weeks ago
Inside the Massive 711 Million Record Onliner Spambot Dump
Last week I was contacted by someone alerting me to the presence of a spam list. A big one. That's a bit of a relative term though because whilst I've loaded…
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11 weeks ago
What Every Programmer Absolutely, Positively Needs to Know About Encodings and Character Sets to Work With Text
If you are dealing with text in a computer, you need to know about encodings. Period. Yes, even if you are just sending emails. Even if you are just receiving…
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12 weeks ago
Software development 450 words per minute - Vincit
"Something's a little bit off here." That's what I predict your first thought to be upon seeing my cubicle for the first time. There's no screen or mouse in…
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12 weeks ago
The President of Blank Sucking Nullity | The Baffler
My father is convinced that his dog is embarrassed. He doesn’t mean the rudimentary way that dogs ever show embarrassment, which from my observation amounts to…
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12 weeks ago
How work changed to make us all passionate quitters – Ilana Gershon | Aeon Essays
In the early 1990s, career advice in the United States changed. A new social philosophy, neoliberalism, was transforming society, including the nature of…
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12 weeks ago
Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth, a human flare | Frankie Boyle
US president Donald Trump at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, last week.Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images S o are we heading for a Mad Max -style future? I don’t…
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12 weeks ago
Smarter Rails Services with Active Record Modules
MVC is Not Enough! We're familiar with the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern that Rails offers us––our models map to database tables and wrap our data in…
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12 weeks ago
I’m An Ex-Google Woman Tech Leader And I’m Sick Of Our Approach To Diversity!
We must stop fucking it up for the amazing women in tech! I ran cross-functional engineering projects managing 20–30 men (engineers mostly) at Google. Most of…
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12 weeks ago
Brian Aldiss obituary
Brian Aldiss in 2007. He wrote lively, intelligent prose, shot through with subversive humour, linguistic novelty and human observation.Photograph:…
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12 weeks ago
Don’t Over-REACT to the Facebook Patents License – FOSSA
Finally, the Facebook grant itself is not new. The grant was released in 2013, and ReactJS’ popularity has been growing since then. As with many open source…
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12 weeks ago
tim | Refusing to Empathize with Elliot Rodger: Taking Male Entitlement Seriously
[Content warnings: Discussion of domestic violence, suicide, and verbal abuse, including specific misogynist slurs and more general sexist gaslighting…
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12 weeks ago
Voyage to the Otherworld: A New Eulogy for Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury. At the end of February 2012, I was sitting in a bar in the Chicago Hilton, discussing Ray Bradbury. I was staying at the Hilton, and in a moment…
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12 weeks ago
Node.js Forked Again Over Complaints of Unresponsive Leadership - The New Stack
The codebase for popular Node.js JavaScript runtime has been forked again — the second time in less than three years — with a growing number of contributors…
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12 weeks ago
"We just feel like we don’t belong here anymore"
Over the weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia, exploded in violence over the impending removal of a Confederate monument. White nationalists, Ku Klux Klan…
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12 weeks ago
The four MIT grads who created Zork in their off hours call it “a good hack”
Forty years after the creation of Zork, the text-adventure computer game continues to entertain players and influence technologists. COURTESY OF MIKE DORNBROOK…
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12 weeks ago
Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?
Pajiba received details from two separate anonymous sources who got in touch, each claiming that author Lani Sarem herself admitted plans in multiple meetings…
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