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It might sound like something straight out of Q’s laboratory or the latest Marvel film but a group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.
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This kind of "science" article always fascinates me. It's pretty clear (at least to me) that all we can really do is make guesses about this type of thing. In that way, it's similar to a "What would life be like on other planets?" article. Yet it seems it's always reported as being much more certain.

http://www.utexas.edu/news/2015/03/19/men%E2%80%99s-preference-for-certain-body-types-has-evolutionary-roots/
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Rogue planets may form as stars do, but on a smaller scale, or they may go forced out of orbit during planetary ping-pong. Researchers are scanning the skies for them.
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I participated in some Lego Serious Play (LSP) exercises for Agile teams over the last few days.

Very interesting facilitation device! I'm looking forward to seeing how this advances in the community.
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I thought I saw a nerf gun that's how real stuff gets decided :D
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I love collecting these anti-agile rants, because it tells me about how developers are receiving the message.

In this case, not so good!

http://agileoverflow.com/t/scrum-seems-to-be-mostly-about-having-better-alibis/47
Do I believe in the Agile Manifesto? Of course I do. It's primarily about values and who wouldn't value people over tools, anyway? With that out of the way, I won't reference the 14 years old page for the remainder of this article, as it is mostly common sense and does not address any of the problems we face in developing digital products. Alibi 1: "Scrum doesn't want to solve this!" I've heard this time and again, when talking to Scrum Ma...
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A good read but it seems like this is more about culture clash than SCRUM not working.  
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Not an epiphany, but a good article about why many large companies fail to innovate.

http://steveblank.com/2015/03/11/fear-of-failure-and-lack-of-speed-in-a-large-corporation/
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Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany
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Had to give out "best post-it of the week" award yesterday during a retro.
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Rapid advances in 3D printing are set to change everything from medicine to clothing. Australian scientists are using the technology to make long dreamed of projects possible, and it may not be long before bionic bras hit the shelves and 3D-printed organs become available. Amanda Smith reports.
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Nice article about the mindset you should have while programming. Even better, this is also true for all of the other things you do in technology development.

http://blog.stephenwyattbush.com/2012/04/07/dad-and-the-ten-commandments-of-egoless-programming
Dad and I got to talk about programming for two weeks before he died. I was 22, a senior in college completing a BFA in graphic design. Dad was 62, …
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This is an excellent article with great advice.  Thanks for posting this.
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Had a Facebook friend post something interesting on his timeline the other day.

He's one of those "gun guys" -- love guns, trains people in gun safety, and so on. That's not relevant, but since he's always going on about guns, I was not expecting to hear good Agile advice from him.

He said "First you learn how to think, then you learn tactics, finally you purchase gear"

His point was that there were a lot of other enthusiasts that looked at his hobby as only about purchasing tools. Once they get the tools, perhaps they would take a class or two on tactics. And maybe if they were lucky, eventually they'd start beginning to think differently. It was completely backwards from the way it should be.

I told him this was wise advice and true in many areas!
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It's a curious, but common behaviour.  I'm not sure where the tool mentality starts, or if it's a particularly American phenomenon or not.  I'd be curious is other cultures are as obsessed with tools over learning and change of self as the West, and US in particular are.
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Hey there. I'm Daniel Markham. You might know me from my blog, What To Fix. Or you might have seen me on Hacker News.I big into Agile and making teams look more like Google and less like the IRS. I founded Tiny Giant Books, the best place on the internet for Agile help. You might not know that I run a couple of other small sites, like one for Paycheck Stub Trivia and one to help folks with Neuropathy in Feet.

I'm always interested in hearing stories about small teams and startups, and I love reading a good author. I like long walks in the park, a warm sunset after a long day's work, and 

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