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Contents | Inadequate Equilibria
Chapter 1. Inadequacy and Modesty There are two approaches to thinking about outperformance that yield extraordinarily different results: modesty , and…
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Programming as interaction: A new perspective for programming language research
Programming as interaction A new perspective for programming language research In May, I joined the School of Computing at the University ofKent as a Lecturer…
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Writing system software: code comments. - <antirez>
Writing system software: code comments. - <antirez> <antirez> rss feed | twitter | google group | old site:
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War over being nice
Quick question: Bob says something to James. James is upset and goes to have a cry about it. Who is responsible for James being upset? Is it Bob, for being…
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What Most Remote Companies Don’t Tell You About Remote Work
Articles about the remote work lifestyle have tended to focus on drinking piña coladas on the beach, traveling the world, and otherwise enjoying a life that…
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4 weeks ago
Phoenix’s LiveView: Client-Side Elixir At Last? – Red Shift
Well, not exactly. But what they have done is pretty freaking amazing, so read on. In his keynote at ElixirConf last week , Chris McCord announced a new feature…
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4 weeks ago
The First Notebook War - Yihui Xie | 谢益辉
The First Notebook War So Joel Grus doesn't like Jupyter notebooks. Here are some of my thoughts on notebooks, IDE, and R Markdown. Yihui Xie / 2018-09-10 The…
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Why Nuclear Power Professionals Are Serious About Joking Around - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
The Summer Games events often have a dark humor to them—they play around with nuclear disaster scenarios in ways outsiders might find jarring. Photograph by…
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Software lifecycle management as operations on attributed graphs | learning with scripting
A confluence of events at work recently reminded me of the schema drift problem. The concrete instance or how it comes about doesn’t really matter because the…
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Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I would know. I am one of them. To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its…
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Lack of rigor | learning with scripting
TL;DR The dream of DevOps has yet to be realized and we continue to lack the tools to tame and manage software complexity at every level of the stack. I spend…
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6 weeks ago
Tech Notes: TypeScript at Google
September 01, 2018 I've been working on TypeScript for over two years now(!) so I thoughtI'd write a post or two to reflect. I should open with the…
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From Tolkien to Burgess: the ethics of posthumous publication
The publication of The Fall of Gondolin by JRR Tolkien completes a publishing project that began in the distant past of 1977, when Christopher Tolkien edited…
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Beyond SPAs: alternative architectures for your PWA | Web | Google Developers
Note: Prefer a video to an article? You can watch the presentation on which thiswas based instead: Let's talk about... architecture? I'm going to cover an…
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From SPA to PWA
July 24, 2018 From SPA to PWA Progressive Web Apps are the next level of browser based applications. WhileSingle Page Apps (SPAs) have already meant a giant…
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Real Work vs. Imaginary Work – Signal v. Noise
Since we launched Hill Charts in Basecamp we’ve been fielding many interesting questions. One common question is: how do we catch more problems in the uphill…
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"When and how to use Web Components with elm" by Luke Westby - YouTube
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The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work
Tips & Advice Guides How to Grow, Manage and Work with Remote Teams About This Guide Working remotely and running a remote team seem like black magic to many.…
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Scroll Back: The Theory and Practice of Cameras in Side-Scrollers
The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer…
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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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9 weeks 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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july 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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june 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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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may 2018
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