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ProLinks #25

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


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.


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.


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.


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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