ProLinks #25

About real programmers, good developers, cognitive biases, China social experiment acronyms and more. 



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REAL programmers don’t use Visual Studio - Why would someone want a nice GUI when we can use terminal based editors, such as vim or emacs.

Chrome and Firefox will support a new standard for password-free logins - Today’s announcement the latest step in a years-long effort to move users away from passwords and toward more secure login methods like biometrics and USB tokens.

Why Does "=" Mean Assignment? - How can a = a + 1? That’s like saying 1 = 2. Mutable assignment makes no sense.

Good developer/Bad developer - Do some of these bad things sound familiar?

A Collection of O’rly book Covers - A quick collection of all the fake Orly book covers I find around on the internet.

Science


58 cognitive biases that screw up everything we do - We like to think we're rational human beings.

Milk Is Just Filtered Blood - Female mammals make milk, a cocktail of filtered blood, to provide their babies with vital nutrients.

Society


Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory -  The party’s massive experiment in ranking and monitoring Chinese citizens has already started.

New Rule: The 'What Were You Thinking' Generation - In his editorial New Rule, Bill argues that it's unfair to impose today's "woke" standards on yesterday's art.

Miscellaneous


How Cruise Ships Work - The cruise industry is extremely efficient and subject to strange regulations. 

SpaceX Boss Elon Musk Threatened 'Drastic Action' Against Employees Who Use Unnecessary Acronyms - The founder of SpaceX once wrote a company-wide email to all employees of his rocket company, warning them that he would take “drastic action” if they continued to make up acronyms for their corporate language.

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