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Acacio Cruz
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Great article on Flipboard's automatic page layout engine.
A very nice intersection of computing and design+typography.
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Did you have to order the cutting sequence?
I did notice the larger plate cuts were done at the end.
But, for example, the hexagons plate was not done all at once. Some hexes were done later (weird order).
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"Oh, yes. I’m very proud of not having a Ph.D. I think the Ph.D. system is an abomination. It was invented as a system for educating German professors in the 19th century, and it works well under those conditions. It’s good for a very small number of people who are going to spend their lives being professors. But it has become now a kind of union card that you have to have in order to have a job, whether it’s being a professor or other things, and it’s quite inappropriate for that. It forces people to waste years and years of their lives sort of pretending to do research for which they’re not at all well-suited. In the end, they have this piece of paper which says they’re qualified, but it really doesn’t mean anything. The Ph.D. takes far too long and discourages women from becoming scientists, which I consider a great tragedy. So I have opposed it all my life without any success at all. . ."
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Fascinating research on biological differences in spacial interpretation and the two different mechanisms. 

Ignore the link bait title, though.
In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, I donned a set of goggles and...
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+Ashish B +Phil Dibowitz +Grzegorz Wierzowiecki 
Check the Pantera, Metallica and Slipknot styles ;-)
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Type o negative style was awesome as well... Not many would know or think of that band! 
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Always great to watch. Sad but superbly fun, at the same time.
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How to deal with people that believe vaccines are harmful: don't try reasoning.

Very well written, as usual by this author.
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Para além da "necessidade" das vacinas para se estar bem, o que fazer com o equilibrio do sistema imunitário?
O corpo humano tem todas as "ferramentas" para se defender, quando se alimenta, respira, pensa e vivencia é realmente saudável...
Nós somos o que comemos, bebemos, respiramos e pensamos...
Pensamentos e emoções "desconfortáveis" induzem a produção de radicais livres, ansiedade, tensões somáticas e tantas outros estados tão "unhealth"...~
E corações tristes, solitários, etc. acontecem em qualquer idade, dado o "ambiente" actual de sociedade criado até hoje...
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A Wall Street bank accused of laundering money for drug cartels only had to pay a fine. Meanwhile, a man caught with a joint in his pocket had to spend 47 days in jail. For that, journalist Matt Taibbi thinks prosecutors should be "ashamed.&q...
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Javascript Prolog interpreter (using ES6 generators).
https://curiosity-driven.org/prolog-interpreter

Sweet.
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For the typography and design people, a very cool story.
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Google SRE Manager
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    Google SRE Manager, present
  • Oracle, Dynamac, Autodesk, INS, Merck Serono, Google
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Googler working on G+, GMail & Apps
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SRE Manager at Google.
Projects: GMail, Apps Backend, Abuse Fighting, Social (G+)
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    1987
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Restaurante com estilo tradicional, boa qualidade e pratos típicos portugueses (não nouvelle cuisine). Fui no dia dos cozidos, estilo buffet, e era muito bom. Especialmente os enchidos. Gostaria de voltar para provar os grelhados.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Very good (if a lot of) food, traditional seating, some locals and a few tourists. Highly recommended.
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reviewed a year ago
Excellent "Cordon Bleu", incl. the huge JumboJumbo. Simple restaurant but cozy.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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