ProLinks #7

In this week edition you can learn about monads, business lessons, healthcare systems or why most public benches suck. Enjoy!

IT

How programmers get disqualified from doing everything else - Being able to program is one of the few skills that can make you be seen as less than what you are.

What is a Monad?


DRY principle often makes my code more complicated and/or more difficult to understand - How do I get over this? What am I not considering?

May the next Etsy learn its lessons - Venture capital taught Etsy that making money wasn’t a skill it needed to learn early on.

Code Health: Obsessed With Primitives? - Programming languages provide basic types, such as integers, strings, and maps, which are useful in many contexts.

Deflationary Spiral - Some people worry about Bitcoin being “deflationary”, that it appreciates over time.

Facebook is not worth $33,000,000,000 - It’s getting beyond ridiculous and when even serious publications like Forbes jump on for a ride.

Statistically rigorous Java performance evaluation - This paper won the 10-year most influential paper award at OOPSLA this year.

The Milan Police Have A High-Tech Solution To Catch Robbers

Politics

The real reason American health care is so expensive


The Country with No Territory

Science

How Much Plastic Do You Eat?


Our Story in 1 Minute


How Does Stealth Technology Work?

Culture

What Realistic Film Dialogue Sounds Like


How Technicolor changed movies


Black Mirror

Miscellaneous

Employees who stay in companies for more than 2 years get paid 50% less - There’s an image that has come to be associated with millennials – that they are changing jobs every couple of years. This is said to look bad on a resume.

Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?


Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead - As one career expert explains, the art of “speculative job applications” may be a numbers game, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 

The Town Where Gap Year Kids Went To Die


Leadership Anti Patterns

Why cities are full of uncomfortable benches


From inboxing to thought showers: how business bullshit took over - Vacuous management-speak is easily laughed off – but is there a real cost to talking rubbish?

Are We Running Out of Ideas?

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