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And now for something completely different...

It appears we have yet another money hungry pile of human tosh ruining the lives of those with allergies.

If there is a hell to go to, then scum like this have more than certainly earned themselves a spot in the deepest part imaginable.

Let's hope Satan is feeling extra-specially malevolent that day...

http://finance.nine.com.au/newsoverseas/us/9156948/epipen-price-quintuples-in-us-but-ceo-pay-goes-up-much-more
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New nudibranch species identified from Australian waters!

The Moridilla fifo is a nudibranch - a vividly coloured sea slug that is found in the waters off northern Australia.

The fifo moniker was chosen in a nod to the nudibranch's high-vis orange colouring and the fact it was discovered in North-West WA.

The name was chosen during National Science Week by ABC radio listeners.

Museum aquatic zoology senior research scientist Nerida Wilson first noticed the nudibranch while diving off Dampier 16 years ago and said the animal made quite an impression.

“It has an impressive display to scare off predators,” she said.

"But it’s taken all these years to actually get the time to scientifically confirm that it is a new species."_

Dr Jones said the Moridilla fifo was one of the weirdest creatures she had ever seen.

"It's a hermaphrodite, it does an amazing dance when it’s threatened where it waves its sausages around and it goes through a metamorphoses sort of like a butterfly," she said.
An orange-coloured nudibranch - a type of sea slug - has been named Moridilla fifo after North West FIFO workers.
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One of the reasons why the Java ecosystem is so nice to work with ...

At this stage it is undeniable- the software industry is growing up and supply chain management methodologies have become crucial. A mantra like “Use fewer, better components from trusted suppliers” applies to a car manufacturer outsourcing seat belts and other parts. But it also applies to a software developer using database abstraction layers and persistence frameworks, logging and web frameworks or security and encryption libraries.
The recent events in the world of JavaScript developers and npm definitely caused a storm on twitter and the internet in general. If you want to find out more around the kik package, the trademark …
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UX folks stress the importance of talking to customers. As a software developer, your fellow devs are your customers

https://dev.to/ben/talk-about-it-justify-it
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Hrm, not sure...it needs some drizzling rain and a table with tea and cake.
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A remake done well is a thing of beauty :-)
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As far as rotten tomatoes is concerned... what can we concluded from the data?

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ghostbusters-is-a-perfect-example-of-how-internet-ratings-are-broken/

Overall most people think it's squarely in the "meh" category. Expand your search beyond RT ... I think you will find that to be the case.

I was hoping for more given the hype and the comic talent involved ... but alas.

In the end, it was the idea itself in a remake. I can't recall any remakes of comedies doing well.
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The primary argument in adding garbage collection to a language is that it raises the level of abstraction, allowing a clearer focus on the business logic of the application by avoiding boilerplate memory management code (and also thereby decreasing the chances of errors caused by memory management done poorly). But the broader effect is to create a different kind of culture where a large number of community-contributed libraries are possible.
Why is Maven Central so full of libraries, and what kinds of community culture caused it?
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I like DC movies more than most anyone, but Marvel will keep the upper hand for the foreseeable future.
When news broke that Geoff Johns would be the new creative force behind the DC Cinematic Universe people were happy. People are still happy. I’m just not sure they will remain happy.
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I'm a software engineer with a background as a scientific researcher (biologist) and an interest in most things science. I enjoy forays into the world of programming languages and software architecture, with an affinity for development of Java-based web platforms.

I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-).

There are a couple of quotes that reflect what having a good conversation means to me; 

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

you didn't come here to make the choice. You've already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it
- The Oracle (The Matrix: Reloaded)

I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think. 
- Sir Terry Pratchett
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