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How The Zebra Got Its Stripes, With Alan Turing

Where do a zebra’s stripes, a leopard’s spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code.

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When I wrote Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, I coined what I called the First Law of Distributed Object Design: “don’t distribute your objects”.

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Microservices and the First Law of Distributed Objects

When I wrote Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, I coined what I called the First Law of Distributed Object Design: “don’t distribute your objects”.

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Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

Werner Herzog is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power.

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Werner Herzog is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power.

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Oregon Manifest 2014 : MNML on Collaborating with Method Bicycle and Navigating Chicago On Your Own Terms

This weekend saw the unveiling of the collaborative bicycle designs that are going head to head in the third edition of the Oregon Manifest, in which five teams in as many cities set out to create and craft the best urban utility bike.

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How to Price Your Freelance Projects

There’s no standard rate for Graphic Design, and understandably – this makes pricing a bit of a thorny subject in the industry.  With each project being unique it’s quite difficult to publish rates at all. I’ve never billed the same amount for two different projects.

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Me da risa este bob toronja xD

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rincewitch:

what the FUCK

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THIS IS FUCKED UP

it’s fucking true 

what’s under there

the truth

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cuando sea grande y tenga plata, voy a tener una de estas, así mismo, perfecta.

I love you, lucy

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Aaron Ramsey’s (Arsenal) brilliant response when asked whether English football will miss Luis Suarez [Vine]

English football lost its best player today, as Luis Suarez left Merseyside to set sail for Barcelona. Liverpool lose by far their best player and talisman, but English football also loses one of its great figures, one who provoked delight and anger in equal measure.

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A Roadmap To Becoming An A/B Testing Expert

A/B testing, also known as split testing, is the method of pitting two versions of a landing page against each other in a battle of conversion. You test to see which version does a better job of leading visitors to one of your goals, like signing up or subscribing to a newsletter.

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shaq n’ cat

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Interview: Gabriel Rothblatt Congressional Candidate in Florida’s 8th District

I recently got together with Congressional candidate Gabriel Rothblatt who is very possibly the first openly transhumanist political candidate in the United States. Gabriel is well known for his membership in the Terasem movement and for his famous transhumanist parents Martine and Bina Rothblatt.

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