Old news, but TIL that people connected with the Trump, Bush, Clinton, and Nixon administrations invested in Theranos, many of them on its board of directors. Including Henry Kissinger. This is going to make an excellent miniseries someday.
Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo talk with Tim Bell, the founder and creator of CS Unplugged, a collection of free teaching material that teaches computer science through engaging games and puzzles.
Kids are starting school at younger and younger ages. This week, one country's bold experiment to change how it teaches young children. And why it had to hide that change from their parents.
Today I wrote a comment in my code that said
# due to memoization this will give inaccurate results if called twice with different arguments
which is a lot like putting bleach in an old milk jug and writing “Do not drink!” on it with a Sharpie.
I am working on a feature that involves changing an existing one-to-many relationship to many-to-many, and I’ve realized I made it unnecessarily troublesome for myself.Read more
In 2011, Paul Ford wrote about the “fundamental question of the web”:
“Why wasn’t I consulted,” which I abbreviate as WWIC, is the fundamental question of the web. It is the rule from which other rules are derived. Humans have a fundamental need to be consulted, engaged, to exercise their knowledge (and thus power), and no other medium that came before has been able to tap into that as effectively.
The gender achievement gap in math reflects a paradox of high-earning parents. They are more likely to say they hold egalitarian views about gender roles. But they are also more likely to act in traditional ways – father as breadwinner, mother as caregiver.
“What is GitHub?”: from The Economist, a solid, layperson-friendly explanation of why Git & GitHub are so important to programmers, and why some are concerned about Microsoft’s acquisition of the latter.