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Bookmarks [2013-11-17]

  • You are NOT a Software Engineer! Chris Aitchison

    The engineering metaphor has had its time in the sun, and maybe it even used to be accurate, but now it really only serves to help non-technical people have unrealistic expectations about how software gets built.

    I am a Software Gardener.

    So are you.

  • Bill Gates: Internet Will Not Save the World Slashdot

    The internet is not going to save the world, says the Microsoft co-founder, whatever Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley's tech billionaires believe. But eradicating disease just might.

  • Node.js Knockout | Nov 9 11th, 2013

    ClearCommit, semantic diff tool for codebases.

  • 'Sleeping On Strangers On The Subway,' a video experiment Boing Boing

    "Inspired by a picture that went viral, we decided to see how many people would let a random person sleep on them on the subway. Here are the results, and the valuable lesson we learned."

  • Meet Craig, the First Man in the World to Live Without a Heart JacksGap

    When Craig Lewis aged 55 had been diagnosed with a heart disease so intricate not even a pacemaker could save him, Texan doctors had to think outside of the box.

    Outstandingly, they developed a revolutionary concept where by they install a device that keeps his blood in continuous flow…without a pulse.

    Within a day of surgery Craig was up and speaking to doctors and now lives fully functioning without a heart. Who said science was boring?

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