What is Race?
Oh boy. Some of this hit hard.
Ah, I wish I had this article ten years ago.
SO. MANY. GEMS. in this article. Some of them are obvious but reassuring, but there's probably a bit to learn for everyone. I highly recommend reading this to everyone, even if it's 8500+ words. It's worth more much than that time.
Short and interesting, with far reaching consequences if you're creative enough.
Heh. Predictable and short, but still a good read.
I love this woman always forever. If you're in a hurry, just skip to minute 58 and watch 3-4 minutes to see how she tries to answer a question about how to change your emotions.
This is so important.
ugh I love this woman and her book and also Darwin was a racist asshole who set scientific progress centuries back, along with Freud, Plato, Aristotle and many other cherished dickwads.
people with greater “emotion granularity” (as Barrett calls it) tend to do better at school, drink less and recover from a stressful situation more quickly. They also seem to be in better health: they visit doctor less frequently, take less medication and are less likely to be hospitalised for illness.
Very nice overview. A talk from Game Developers' Conference, but applicable to almost any freelancer, or a person who wants to work from home more.
May they all lose their jobs and work in clothing factories of the brands they wore until the end of their days.
At the time of the August 2013 incident, Yahoo used MD5 to hash passwords.
This surprise found was quite interesting to read. Basically discussing some dumdum who thinks intelligence is genetic.
Murray determines—again, using math—that “no woman has been a significant original thinker in any of the world’s great philosophical traditions.” (This might, of course, be because most philosophical writing throughout the history of the world has been little more than masturbatory nonsense, which women are less inclined or encouraged to produce, a hypothesis Murray does not consider.)
well, all capitalism is de-facto colonialism, in digital space or meatspace.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaah so important.
A reminder to prototype fast is always a good reminder.
Extraordinary lives look like the norm on the internet. Yet the idea that a meaningful life must be or appear remarkable is not only elitist but also misguided.
I think this is a pretty good overview of the complications related to releasing software projects on time and without bugs - probably applies to other types of projects, too.
"'A spoonful of sugar' turns out to tell us what we already know - it's just a tautology. A job seems more fun if it seems more fun. Mary Poppins was selling snake oil, it turns out."
I love Ian Bogost and we need more educators like him.
If you're in tech, watch this. If you love standup comedy, watch this. If you're interested in diversity, watch this. If you think something is wrong with the economy, watch this. Hilarious and insightful grumpy old man video about some of the wrong things with tech companies today.
This is an utterly fascinating read.
true dat. exactly-once delivery is still a pipe dream, until we have magical quantum computing/networking, or go back to writing non-distributed (mini)monoliths (which, of course, is fine for small applications that can delay scaling for a few years - most of us can).
But that’s just it: it’s not exactly-once semantics in a building block that’s the hard thing, it’s building loosely coupled systems that agree on the state of the world. Nevertheless, there is no holy grail here, just some good ole’ fashioned hard work.
This is genuinely terrifying.
A thrilling story.
Oh, asbestos. I thought this poison is long gone, but apparently Russia and Kazakhstan are still fond of it, and spying on activists fighting it. And then Australian and British law firms are suing journalists over it. Yay freedom.
once again, a high-tech approach to discovered that people just want to be safe and respected. woo-hoo almighty technology will tell us how to live!
Ah, finally someone who stands up to the cult of science and rabid scientific celebrities like Dawkins and Pinker.
This is one of the best, most realistic overviews of microservice architecture I've seen so far.
This is sad, maddening, fascinating, unexpected and horrifying. Hair removal has origins in racism? Who would have thought.
I have a hate-love relationship with Postgres, and love-hate relationship with RethinkDB.
I love Neil Postman, and so should you.
Well... yes. Predictable, but reassuring read.
Well then. o_O
Internet never was, and never will be democratic. Now it serves fascism more than it ever served democracy.
However, the researchers also found that users wearing Google Glass fell victim to “cognitive tunneling,” meaning the display grabbed much more of their attention, and they inadvertently ignored other aspects of their surroundings.