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"Software is written for people to understand; variable names should be chosen accordingly."

Some good sensible ideas on writing your code for readability.
Software is written for people to understand; variable names should be chosen accorrdingly. People need to comb through your code and understand its intent in order to extend or fix it. Too often, variable names waste space and hinder comprehension. Even well-intentioned engineers often choose ...
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A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
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John Romero and Adrian Carmack reunite to make BLACKROOM, a visceral, action-packed FPS set in a holographic simulation gone rogue.
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Today, Microsoft and Facebook announced at Facebook’s developer conference, F8 2016, that we’re adding Universal Windows Platform (UWP) support to React Native. This is provided as an open source, …
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The creator of Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and Quake is honoured with a Bafta fellowship at the academy's games awards.
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I just saw the excellent +Slack commercial on +Food Network! I loved it; great work!
Slack is a messaging app for amazing teams. Send less email, have fewer meetings, and be wildly productive like this inventive team.
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It was peacetime when the USS Conestoga departed from California's Golden Gate strait on March 25, 1921, but in one of the biggest maritime mysteries the vessel disappeared without a trace.
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In last summer’s Jurassic World movie, a pack of scaly velociraptors chased a man on a motorcycle. There are two possible reactions to this scene. One, if you are among the blockbuster’s wider audience: Wow! Those dinosaurs look like they’re alive! Or two, if you are a paleontologist or a
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+Emmanuel Florac That seems likely. Let's lay it out (loosely) by order, yeah? The below is my understanding of how common feathers (in their widest definition) were.

Sauropodomorpha: Little to none. We have no skin impressions showing filaments of any kind, and there's reason to suspect that even if they were basally feathered, they lost it secondarily.

Theropoda: Lots. Coelurosauria (contains tyrannosaurs, ornithomomisaurs, theirizinosaurs and paravians) were likely almost all extensively feathered. Allosauroids, ceratosaurs etc. may not have had any, or only smaller forms may have had filaments. Advanced ferathers are unlikely outside Coelurosauria.

Thyreophora: No. Stegosaurs and ankylosaurs appear to have been scaly, extremely so in the latter case.

Ornithopoda: Actually might have had some. While we have extensive skin impressions from late, large forms showing scaly skin, smaller forms have shown filaments. So maybe so, maybe no.

Marginocephalia: Some evidence within Ceratopsia, but also conclusive evidence that some forms had no filaments. Pachycephalosauria does not have conclusive material on the subject.

Heterodontosauria: Probably not, but we don't know.
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When faced with a puzzle that two can solve better than one, bottlenose dolphins chatter away, suggesting that they have a specific vocalisation for working together
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The Xamarin SDK is also being open sourced.
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