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This is a great idea, but it's a bit depressing that it's still so necessary:
https://compat.spec.whatwg.org/
Conformance. All diagrams, examples, and notes in this specification are non-normative, as are all sections explicitly marked non-normative. Everything else in this specification is normative. The keywords "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", ...
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Why there is no "CSS4", and why the term "CSS3" doesn't reflect reality either:
https://rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2016/09/13/why-there-is-no-css4-explaining-css-levels/
We had CSS1, and CSS2. We even had CSS2.1 and we then moved onto CSS3 – or did we? This post is a quick explanation of how CSS is versioned today.
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Pretty nifty SSH access control approach from Facebook, with a central authority

Facebook leverages signed certificates with principals for scalable, reliable security access.
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#SecurityTheatre in action: explosive smartphone still considered safer than shampoo by airport security: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/faa-still-maintains-shampoo-can-be-more-dangerous-than-exploding-note-7/ :S
FAA: Don't "turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft."
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Far more than having half your face burnt in a lithium-polymer explosion, apparently. :P
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That feeling when you accurately recall that "IEEE 754" is a floating-point arithmetic technical standard: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/ #trivia
IEEE 754-1985 and 854-1987 govern floating-point arithmetic. This page contains informative material related to these standards and the on-going revision.
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Pragmatic non-cargo-cult advice on applying a micro-services pattern in two use cases: https://medium.com/@skamille/microservices-real-architectural-patterns-68bd83bbb6cd

A dissection of our favorite folk architecture
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Thoughts on building a remote culture, from a remote CEO
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Mostly remote first. But not quite.

They have an office band. That's nice, but what about the employee who works alone in a WeWork office in another country? Obviously he can't participate, and that's not a problem. The problem is that he will feel like an outsider. He's not part of the office crowd.
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Ever look at a noun with multiple adjectives and think it doesn't look quite right? Adjective order is probably the culprit:
http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/ordering-multiple-adjectives/

"Quantity, Value/opinion, Size, Temperature, Age, Shape, Colour, Origin, Material"

As a native English speaker, I never new there was actually a rule for this. I always just had an inexplicable sense of it. Fascinating!
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Really, really wish "Scroll direction" setting in #Apple #macOS could be set in Mouse separately from Trackpad. Quite a nuisance.
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"scientists have found that triclosan and other antimicrobial soaps have little benefit to consumers and may actually pose risks. These include bolstering antibiotic resistant microbes, giving opportunistic pathogens a leg up, and disrupting microbiomes."
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/fda-bans-antibacterial-soaps-no-scientific-evidence-theyre-safe-effective/
Ban applies to soaps with any of 19 chemicals, including triclosan.
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Hey, +Electronic Frontier Foundation , what's the license for your wordlists? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/07/new-wordlists-random-passphrases
Public domain? Creative Commons? BSD-3-Clause? MIT?
Joe Bonneau dives deep into systems using dice to generate random passphrases and introduces EFF's three new wordlists.
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I'm a technology enthusiast, and I believe fiercely in open source.
I describe myself on Twitter as a "JavaScript jockey, Google fan, Android apologist". I admire hardware designed by Apple and Sony, although Google and Microsoft tend to have much better online services.

I find software development very satisfying, with web technology being particularly fast-paced and exciting.
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