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thoughtbot:

Way back in mid-2007, when Rails 1.2 was the new hotness and GitHub was still a year away from crawling out of the primordial internet soup, prolific open source contributor Dr Nic wrote an article titled “8 steps for fixing other people’s code”. It offers excellent general advice, but the…

(Source: thoughtbot)

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therhumboogie:

By James Nizam, inspired by ancient cultures and solar observatories, all perfectly staged installations that use a single column of light reflected around the space. The centre image, Shard of Light (2011), is made by a one inch wide gap cut into the side of the building, allowing the light to beam through giving this appearance of a solid barrier.

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archiveofaffinities:

Richard K. Thomas, A Space-Partition System Based On A Free Arrangement of Open and Closed Octagonal Cells

archiveofaffinities:

Richard K. Thomas, A Space-Partition System Based On A Free Arrangement of Open and Closed Octagonal Cells

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stoweboyd:

There is a stubborn logical fallacy at work in the world of political forecasting, and that is a belief in the inherent determinism of the universe. As Karl Popper wrote in The Open Universe, scientific determinism is

the doctrine that the structure of the world is such that any event can be…

(Source: The New York Times)

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badassjs:

I don’t often toot my own horn on this blog, but I thought this was worth a mention. Over at Official.fm Labs, we just released FLAC.js our JavaScript FLAC audio decoder, and Aurora.js, our framework to make building JS audio decoders easier. Check out our blog post over there for more…

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