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How to Eat Korean Food (Without Embarrassing Yourself) | Serious Eats
Don't let the impressive spread at a Korean meal intimidate you. Here's how to tackle banchan, ssam, and more.
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yesterday by alexpbrown
Hardware is unforgiving
Today, anyone with a CS 101 background can take Geoffrey Hinton's course on neural networks and deep learning, and start applying state of the art machine learning techniques in production within a couple months. In software land, you can fix minor bugs in real time. If it takes a whole day to run your regression test suite, you consider yourself lucky because it means you're in one of the few environments that takes testing seriously. If the architecture is fundamentally flawed, you pull out your copy of Feathers' “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” and you apply minor fixes until you're done.

This isn't to say that software isn't hard, it's just a different kind of hard: the sort of hard that can be attacked with genius and perseverance, even without experience. But, if you want to build a ship, and you "only" have a decade of experience with carpentry, milling, metalworking, etc., well, good luck. You're going to need it. With a large ship, “minor” fixes can take days or weeks, and a fundamental flaw means that your ship sinks and you've lost half a year of work and tens of millions of dollars. By the time you get to something with the complexity of a modern high-performance microprocessor, a minor bug discovered in production costs three months and five million dollars. A fundamental flaw in the architecture will cost you five years and hundreds of millions of dollars2.

Physical mistakes are costly. There's no undo and editing isn't simply a matter of pressing some keys; changes consume real, physical resources. You need enough wisdom and experience to avoid common mistakes entirely – especially the ones that can't be fixed.
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yesterday by nhaliday
S. Korean government to switch to Linux: ministry
Wow, it's a cold day in hell, because the all Windows country of Korea is switching to Linux, in under a year...
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4 days ago by asteroza
A Trade Policy for the Workers Begins from Within – Fellow Travelers
Labor unions today frequently cite free trade as a major threat to the welfare of American workers. However, this skepticism is a reflection of the unions’ disenfranchisement from the policymaking process, not a denunciation of trade liberalization as a principle. Again, history shows us that workers who enter into profit-sharing agreements with their employers are likely to be more supportive of policies that expand market access for their respective firms // quite right although the disclosure is quite something!
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6 days ago by yorksranter
38jiejie
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"38jiejie or 三八姐姐 (Sānbā jiějiě) is directly translated to 3-8 older sister. In Chinese, calling someone 三八 characterizes the person as being gossipy or nosy.
38jiejie blossomed as a result of my daily passion searching for up to date news on Asian entertainment and celebrities. As there aren’t many outlets sharing Asian entertainment news in English, I decided it was time to fulfill my passion of being a writer blogger gossiper and share the latest news coming from the East."
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8 days ago by jimmykduong

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