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If programming languages were weapons

Bjorn Tipling – Aug 29 – C is an M1 Garand standard issue rifle, old but reliable. C++ is a set of nunchuks, powerful and impressive when wielded but takes many years of pain to master and often you probably wish you were using something else. Perl is a molotov cocktail…
Arin Sarkissian RT @ericnakagawa: Javascript is a sword without a hilt. - "If Programming Languages Were Weapons" t.co/AhYMA3BydK t.co/pdnGvgw2H2
Ikai Lan RT @igrigorik: If programming languages were weapons: t.co/q2CBYKmQU8 - bash is a cursed hammer, when wielded everything looks like a nail... truth!
BrendanEich RT @igrigorik: If programming languages were weapons: t.co/q2CBYKmQU8 - bash is a cursed hammer, when wielded everything looks like a nail... truth!
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After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less

nytimes.com – Nicholas Kristof – Aug 30 – MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O'Reilly of Fox…
Matt Mullenweg These stats are alarming and we can do better as a country - t.co/KRGtCnDuMW
Sree Sreenivasan Racial gaps demand a wrenching, soul-searching excavation of our national soul - @NickKristof t.co/MrEQYqgMXa t.co/iTe6o63yF7
Mitali Pattnaik "the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid" t.co/a42h4AXsGY
Lora Kolodny RT @AnandWrites: We're No. 1! "The United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid." t.co/SxHgL1UiVf
Jason Grigsby, 4 The United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. t.co/KJFB9XNxWf
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We can't let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values

theguardian.com – Emily Bell – Aug 31, 10:02 AM – Several years ago, Vint Cerf visited the Guardian in his capacity as Google's “evangelist in chief” – the kind of Silicon Valley title you can carry off only if you have invented the internet, which, luckily for Cerf, he had.
MediaREDEF We can't let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values (@emilybell - @guardian) t.co/xGRNgpuBwt
Robert Hernandez RT @mathewi: I've also been trying to make this point for some time - Twitter and Facebook are media entities: t.co/OhmAWzYMkO
Raju Narisetti Commercial not social networks too M @mathewi: also been trying to make point Twitter & Facebook are media entities t.co/8cgbYvD3Hu
Mathew Ingram I've also been trying to make this point for some time - Twitter and Facebook are media entities: t.co/OhmAWzYMkO
mark little "Accountability must become part of Silicon Valley's culture. We can't leave editorial processes down to algorithms" t.co/5xa3uXY95n
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Apple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System

recode.net – Aug 31, 7:32 AM – Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system, according to sources familiar with the talks. American Express is one of several partners Apple will need to sign up before it can launch its…
jason 2/Today, Apple partnering with American Express -- (good guess or inside information? you decide) t.co/jud3jd3TM3
Hacker News 20 Apple Working with American Express on iPhone 6 Mobile t.co/VlKFmaPxyO (t.co/Ig5AEZA3px) via @SrikarDR
Hacker News Apple Working with American Express on iPhone 6 Mobile Payments t.co/Lue8hfqYQ2
HN from Y Combinator Apple Working with American Express on iPhone 6 Mobile Payments t.co/wOwOiwzCjg (cmts t.co/qHYcr3MIPP)
Amir Efrati Indeed, heard all big card cos are in. "@DelRey: Apple announcing iphone mobile payments on Sept 9. Amex on board. t.co/8zdIrPMhgv"
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This is why you never end up hiring good developers

qz.com – You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You're looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your company. Without changing anything about your applicant pool, you can hire different people…
swamp witch RT @jeremycloud: This is why you never end up hiring good developers t.co/TpU1DjPgJD via @qz
Yao Yue RT @jeremycloud: This is why you never end up hiring good developers t.co/TpU1DjPgJD via @qz
Sharon Ly RT @jeremycloud: This is why you never end up hiring good developers t.co/TpU1DjPgJD via @qz
Ralf Rottmann RT @grandcentrix: We could not agree more and have been pretty successful lately with this hiring approach! t.co/GSE6P1YeeR
Nicolas Frankel This is why you never end up #hiring good #developers t.co/SedS8VGd74 -> One the best hiring advices I've ever read!
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A Financial Model Comparing Car Ownership with UberX (Los Angeles)

Medium – Kyle Hill – Aug 31, 1:09 AM – It's long been hailed by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that their on-demand transportation service will eventually replace car ownership entirely. In fact, he believes one day all the Uber cars on the road may be driving themselves. As technology and…
Jared Tame Drive less than 9,400 miles/year? It's cheaper to Uberx than own a vehicle t.co/Y5Ww2ONtjB
Tracy Chou RT @paulg: A Financial Model Comparing Car Ownership with UberX: t.co/EDwNR5bPaW
Nathan Marz RT @paulg: A Financial Model Comparing Car Ownership with UberX: t.co/EDwNR5bPaW
Filip Mares RT @paulg: A Financial Model Comparing Car Ownership with UberX: t.co/EDwNR5bPaW
Paul Graham A Financial Model Comparing Car Ownership with UberX: t.co/EDwNR5bPaW
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Why Uber must be stopped

Salon.com – Andrew Leonard – Aug 31, 10:59 AM – What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist societies require regulation? It is testimony to the ceaseless…
Ben Thompson So confused. I thought Uber was trivially copied. So now the worry is they will never have any competitors ever? t.co/LGqN187TlA
Mathew Ingram There's more than a little hyperventilating in this: "Why Uber must be stopped" t.co/fbhke0KwMN
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A Dozen Things I've Learned From Bill Campbell

25iq – trengriffin – Aug 31, 11:52 AM – 1. “Growth is the goal and growth comes through having innovation. Innovation comes through having great engineers, not great product-marketing guys.” “Empowered engineers are the single most important thing that you can have…
mike d. kail A Dozen Things I've Learned From Bill Campbell t.co/TZZY1N0n9X via @trengriffin
michael abbott RT @trengriffin: My blog post "A Dozen Things I've Learned From Bill Campbell" is now up at t.co/fxh8zau2FQ
Mrinal Desai RT @trengriffin: My blog post "A Dozen Things I've Learned From Bill Campbell" is now up at t.co/fxh8zau2FQ
Shakil Khan #MustRead "@trengriffin: My blog post "A Dozen Things I've Learned From Bill Campbell" is now up at t.co/cdg0xBfmVS' via @pmarca
Ross Mayfield '@trengriffin: My blog post "A Dozen Things I've Learned From Bill Campbell" is now up at t.co/xgPBhaIJt3'
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Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple

recode.net – Aug 31, 2:59 PM – Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple. An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn't provide any other details. Last night, via a post on the site he…
HN from Y Combinator AnandTech Publisher Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple t.co/6CulUZtlsm (cmts t.co/gu0RKd7Lub)
Hacker News 20 AnandTech Publisher Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple t.co/gSLhAP0FBb (t.co/yIGFpPmHHj)
Dave Winer AnandTech Publisher Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple. t.co/KOQxrDmPqR
Fuego Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple t.co/4g9FpPmHae via @pkafka
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The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim

theguardian.com – Aug 29, 9:49 AM – It was with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes that I read about the horrific cases of abuse and neglect revealed in the Rotherham report this week. Much of the media coverage has focused on how men of mostly Asian descent preyed on…
Tracy Chou RT @ruzwana: The most important article I've ever written. I hope it can make a difference. t.co/1hZ9UJIGdi
Christopher Noble RT @ruzwana: The most important article I've ever written. I hope it can make a difference. t.co/1hZ9UJIGdi
Danielle Morrill RT @ruzwana: The most important article I've ever written. I hope it can make a difference. t.co/1hZ9UJIGdi
Ruzwana Bashir RT @kjerstilin: "The only thing necessary for the evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing" E. Burke & @ruzwana asks us 2 act t.co/oCcxQb3W7q
Ruzwana Bashir RT @bilal_cwg: t.co/fkzBrQY071 stories like this shared by @ruzwana need more oxygen and the Brit/Pak male community need to speak out against this
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