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Scroll Back: The Theory and Practice of Cameras in Side-Scrollers
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5 days ago
Weft. — ethanmarcotte.com
At a friend ’s recommendation, I’ve been reading Donella Meadows ’ Thinking in Systems: A Primer . In its first chapter, Meadows begins with her definition of…
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10 days ago
Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Right Out of the Box - Slashdot
102112938 story Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Right Out of the Box (wired.com) Security meltdowns on your smartphone are often self-inflicted: You…
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10 days ago
Data Modeling in FP vs OOP
At Scalapeño this year, I argued in my keynote that the best and most unique parts of Scala are the ones suited to functional programming—including traits (when…
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12 days ago
Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users
Facebook Inc. wants your financial data. The social-media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers,…
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13 days ago
FCC Offers Small ISPs a Boost, but a Bigger Setback Looms
Small internet providers expect a helping hand from the Federal Communications Commission Thursday, a move that could spur competition and perhaps lower prices.…
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19 days ago
Cycling’s Best Performance Enhancer: Riding in the Peloton
Every day at the Tour de France is like cycling through a postcard, from the beaches of the Atlantic Coast to the mountain passes of the Alps and Pyrenees. But…
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24 days ago
When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health
Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts believe that it’s not just what we eat that’s critical for good…
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24 days ago
How work kills us
RONALD REAGAN once quipped that they say hard work never killed anyone—“But I figure why take the chance?” Yet things have changed since “the Gipper” pretended…
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24 days ago
Sean Murray breaks his silence on No Man’s Sky’s development, launch
Enlarge / Ludicrous speed. Hello Games The last time Hello Games' Sean Murray spoke to us , or anyone else in the press, he was still in the pre-launch,…
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4 weeks ago
Forget a Fast Car. Creativity Is the New Midlife Crisis Cure.
Remember those days? When a midlife crisis meant swapping your hatchback for a sports car, preferably red, or taking up a boozy, illicit affair? Not today. In…
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5 weeks ago
Building the Google Photos Web UI – Google Design – Medium
A peek under the hood A few years ago I had the privilege of being an engineer on the Google Photos team and part of the initial launch in 2015. A lot of people…
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5 weeks ago
Scala Wars: FP-OOP vs FP
I’m one of those crazy functional programming zealots and the architect of ZIO , a purely-functional effect system for Scala. I use the purely-functional IO in…
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5 weeks ago
Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 13th, 2018 - High Scalability -
Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 13th, 2018 Friday, July 13, 2018 at 8:56AM Hey, it's HighScalability time: Steve Blank tells the Secret History…
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5 weeks ago
Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
ANDY: You're not really doing something very revolutionary if you're not running into some dead ends. Yeah, things could work out differently. If I started the…
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5 weeks ago
Optimization Auditing: A Deep Dive into Chrome's Dev Console — SitePoint
Chrome DevTools incorporates many sub-tools for debugging web applications on the client side — like recording performance profiles and inspecting animations —…
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5 weeks ago
WebAssembly is more than the web • Steve Klabnik
July 13, 2018 While WebAssembly was given its name for good reason, I also think it’s quite the misnomer. When you hear about WebAssembly, don’t just think of…
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5 weeks ago
netdev day 2: moving away from "as fast as possible" in networking code - Julia Evans
Hello! Today was day 2 of netdev. I only made it to the morning of the conference, but the morningwas VERY EXCITING. The highlight of this morning was a keynote…
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5 weeks ago
URLBarSizing
The mobile browser URL bar is such a pain! It interacts with the page in a different way in every browser.This page hopes to explain the nuances of how the URL…
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5 weeks ago
Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms
When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online…
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5 weeks ago
A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns
Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first fully…
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5 weeks ago
Components and concerns
We tend to like false dichotomies in the world of web design and web development . I’ve noticed one recently that keeps coming up in the realm of design systems…
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5 weeks ago
Long projects in your free time
This year The Pragmatic Bookshelf and I released the Learn Functional Programming With Elixir book, and its first chapter is available here . It took me one…
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6 weeks ago
The Physics of a Spinning Spacecraft in The Expanse
The Expanse should just change their post credits for each episode to include a list of homework questions. Seriously—there are so many great things to explore…
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7 weeks ago
Prey: Mooncrash’s dystopic nightmare hits a little too close to home
Enlarge / The moon is in rough shape. Warning: plot spoilers for Prey are contained herein! DLC details Developer: Arkane Studios Publisher : Bethesda Softworks…
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7 weeks ago
Sacrificing the Golden Calf of coding
Up next Autoplay 15:14 10 Programming Languages in ONLY 15 minutes! Stefan Mischook 89,221 views 25:23 "Is Hypnosis Fake?" Hypnotist stuns TEDX crowd Albert…
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7 weeks ago
How does the third-party doctrine apply to future autonomous robots?
In recent months, not one but two Ars writers have released books, so we decided that for this month’s edition of Ars Technica Live, that we (Cyrus Farivar and…
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7 weeks ago
Docker Considered Harmful
Table of Contents Docker containers are not mysterious Docker for building containers is superfluous Isolation for deployment is not new Docker for security is…
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7 weeks ago
Interview: What went into making Divinity: Original Sin 2’s definitive edition
Enlarge Larian Studios LOS ANGELES—Larian Studios had been making OK-to-pretty-good PC RPGs for years. The company had its dedicated fans, but it was hardly…
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8 weeks ago
The Amphiphilic Liquid Coating That Keeps Your Avocados Fresh
Consider the rotten strawberry. Sitting there in your fridge, it suffers a cascading trifecta of maladies: For one, it dehydrates. Two, oxygen seeps in. And…
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8 weeks ago
Against magic - macwright.org
Animation is visual music. Give users a great, delightful experience withtransitions. Rather than thinking in screens, we are now thinking in stories. With the…
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8 weeks ago
How to succeed with fixed price projects – Scalable Startups
via GIPHY Bidding on projects is an art as much as a science. Exciting a customer, around skills and past successes is as important as being able to see details…
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8 weeks ago
Natural Language Processing for Programmers: World Models
Applying order to the procedural universe from Our Young Folks (1865) NLP is deeply concerned with language models: systems that attempt to represent human…
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8 weeks ago
Making Interactive Fiction: Using Generative Prose - sub-Q Magazine
Generative prose is the technique of dynamically generating text from smaller chunks of writing. This can look like the adaptive, variable prose functionality…
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8 weeks ago
The Need for Neutrality
The first thing to understand about the decision by a federal judge to approve AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, over the objection of the U.S. Department of…
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8 weeks ago
Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here
Microsoft has become the latest company dragged into the tech industry’s ethical reckoning over the use of its products by government agencies. On Sunday,…
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8 weeks ago
Have you evaluated your toolchain recently?
Let’s get this out first: I switched to Linux. Don’t worry, this post is notintended to convert you, it’s just what drives the story. What this post isreally…
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8 weeks ago
Meet RoboSat 🤖 🛰 – Points of interest
End-to-end feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery Today, our data team is excited to introduce RoboSat — our open source, production-ready,…
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9 weeks ago
WhenWorks is a new tool for scheduling your availability
If you’re the kind of person who constantly has to refer to their calendar whenever somebody asks if you’re free at a specific time, then the brand new…
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9 weeks ago
Why your turned out duck feet are trashing your body
Contents 1 Ducks are getting a bum rap 2 So I have duck feet, so what? 3 The effect on your ankles and feet 3.1 Refused Shock Absorption 3.2 Ankle Stability 3.3…
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9 weeks ago
How to read a log scale: What Mike Bostock means
A few weeks back, I read a tweet by Mike Bostock , a very influential voice in the data vis scene. “Don’t compare percentage change on a linear scale,” he said,…
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9 weeks ago
253 Startup Failure Post-Mortems
It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors. Of his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once said: “ I…
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9 weeks ago
Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done
How much do you slack off at work ? If you’re the average white-­collar drone, the odds are it’s an astonishing amount. A 2015 survey by a UK firm asked 1,989…
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9 weeks ago
Through the lands of static typing
LastDecember I started my own trip towards Haskell, jumping in with much enthusiasm andcuriosity. The Haskell Book has been the perfectcompanion, and since…
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9 weeks ago
These Amphibious Sport Shoes Are Good on Land or Sea
Finding the perfect summer travel shoe can be an overwhelming task. No one wants to tote around a suitcase full of sneakers and sandals, but it's hard to have…
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9 weeks ago
The End of Video Coding? – Netflix TechBlog – Medium
In the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine issue November 2006 article “ Future of Video Coding and Transmission ” Prof. Edward Delp started by asking the panelists…
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9 weeks ago
Effective Standards Work, Part 1: The Lay Of The Land – Infrequently Noted
The web standards process too often fails us. This series explores the forces at work, how we’re improving it, and how you can shape the design and iteration of…
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9 weeks ago
Where the 'No Ending a Sentence With a Preposition' Rule Comes From
All Illustrations: Aïda Amer; Portrait: Folger Shakespeare Library/Cropped/CC BY-SA 4.0 There are thousands of individual rules for proper grammatical use of…
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9 weeks ago
This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights
Enlarge Google If ever there were a case for rejecting requested device permissions, it’s made by an Android app with more than 10 million downloads from Google…
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9 weeks ago
AT&T can buy Time Warner Inc., judge rules
Enlarge Aurich Lawson AT&T has won a court ruling that will allow it to buy Time Warner Inc., Bloomberg reported today . We're still waiting to get a copy of…
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9 weeks ago
The Racy Module That Almost Ruined D&D: an Oral History
An epic Dungeons & Dragons campaign, any player will tell you, can take many hours. It’s not just a few rolls of the dice. Yet there is one D&D quest that’s…
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9 weeks ago
Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People
Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other people and…
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9 weeks ago
Net neutrality is dead — what now?
As of June 11th, the legal protections against content discrimination on the internet are gone. As far as the FCC is concerned, net neutrality is dead. The…
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10 weeks ago
What Is Your Learning Style? Learn The Four Types
Learning a new skill is always daunting, especially when it feels like everyone else around you has magically picked it up while you’re left in the dark (it’s…
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10 weeks ago
You Probably Don't Need Derived State - React Blog
React 16.4 included a bugfix for getDerivedStateFromProps which caused some existing bugs in React components to reproduce more consistently. If this release…
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10 weeks ago
Prioritizing the Long-Tail of Performance - TimKadlec.com
When I work with companies on improving their performance, we focus more and more on their long-tail of performance data. We look at histograms instead of any…
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10 weeks ago
System design 101 | learning with scripting
I’ve seen a certain pattern of thinking in engineering organizations that feels backwards to me but I keep running up against it. Part of the reason it feels…
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10 weeks ago
Why is Front-End Development So Unstable?
We all know the meme: by the time you’ve learned one front-end technology, another three have just been released. Also, that one you just learned? It’s…
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11 weeks ago
The Cult of the Complex
Illustration by Kevin Cornell ‘Tis a gift to be simple. Increasingly, in our line of work, ‘tis a rare gift indeed. In an industry that extols innovation over…
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11 weeks ago
Working From Home Is Not Remote Work
Let’s get one thing straight: Technology has changed. The ability for employees to work outside of an office is more feasible now than ever. So why are some…
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11 weeks ago
Examining performance differences between Native, Flutter, and React Native mobile development.
It’s a difficult decision deciding whether your company’s mobile app should be atrue native application or employ a cross platform approach like ReactNative or…
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11 weeks ago
The Psychological Challenges of Just Getting to Mars - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Though space may be the quintessential I.C.E. environment, Musk appears to be aiming to make trips to Mars—aspirationally scheduled to commence in 2024—as far…
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11 weeks ago
The Hypermedia Maturity Model | 8th Light
This is part three in a series about hypermedia and REST. You don't need to read the previous post to follow this one, but if you like this and want to read…
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11 weeks ago
ghcid for the win!
19 May 2018 Supercharge your Haskell development experience with ghcid! ghcid is – at the current moment – the most important tool for Haskell development…
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11 weeks ago
UTC is Enough for Everyone, Right?
Since the dawn of time Years ago, I worked with a friend who had built a few scheduling calendars in a previous freelancing gig. Sometimes we’d be working on…
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11 weeks ago
CSS Utility Classes and "Separation of Concerns"
Over the last several years, the way I write CSS has transitioned from a very "semantic" approach to something much more like what is often called "functional…
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11 weeks ago
Server Response Times—A Test Of One Site And Two Hosts
Since last spring I’ve been running an on-again, off-again series about website performance . In early April I left off with some talk about hosting , server…
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11 weeks ago
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III
All hail Chairman Jobs The other big deal is that, well, Apple is Apple. Apple, as a company, prides itself on being a leader, not a follower. As Steve Jobs…
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12 weeks ago
The Importance of Deep Work & The 30-Hour Method for Learning a New Skill
The Importance of Deep Work & The 30-Hour Method for Learning a New Skill The tech industry, especially the security industry, seems outrageously overwhelming…
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12 weeks ago
What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
“I want The Three Bears!”
These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture…
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12 weeks ago
My favorite principle for code quality
My favorite principle for code quality technical Programming seems to become more about memorization every day, with advocates pushing for memorizing lists of…
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12 weeks ago
Why not program right? - Bertrand Meyer's technology+ blog
( Originally published on CACM blog. ) Most of the world programs in a very strange way. Strange to me. I usually hear the reverse question: people ask us, the…
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12 weeks ago
Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways
The trailer for Detroit: Become Human Always tell, never show I ended up hating almost everything about Markus, who transitions from willing servant to woke and…
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12 weeks ago
My Struggle with Testing Code
Brad Frost recently shared a post called “ My Struggle to Learn React ”. Inspired by that, I thought I’d share something I’m bad at: Testing Code. This has been…
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12 weeks ago
Home - Liston Witherill
Sell with confidence, win your dream clients, and leave the pressure and awkwardness behind. Boost Sales In 30 Days - Get the FREE Video Course A Few Places…
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12 weeks ago
Introducing Self-Service Apache Kafka for Developers
New Confluent Cloud Professional, and Ecosystem Expansion to Google Cloud Platform The vision for Confluent Cloud is simple. We want to provide a streaming data…
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may 2018
Identifying, Auditing, and Discussing Third Parties – CSS Wizardry – CSS Architecture, Web Performance Optimisation, and more, by Harry Roberts
Written by on CSS Wizardry . A large part of my performance consultancy work is auditing and subsequentlygoverning third-party scripts, dependencies, and their…
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may 2018
Eric's Archived Thoughts: Formal Weirdness
As I described and tweaked my version of reset styling , a fair number of people asked (with varying degrees of politeness) why I didn’t just use a universal…
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may 2018
Containers, Security, and Echo Chambers
Sunday, May 20, 2018 There seems to be some confusion around sandboxing containers as of late,mostly because of the recent launch of gvisor .Before I get into…
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may 2018
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