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Remember those who fought for freedom and against tyranny.
 
Today, 74 years ago, 7 Czechoslovak paratroopers killed Reinhard Heydrich, the highest Nazi official ever assassinated (one of the main architects of the Holocaust, Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, he might have been the darkest figure within the Nazi elite). The paratroopers were eventually betrayed and cornered in the Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ss._Cyril_and_Methodius_Cathedral), where they defended themselves against 750 SS units for two hours, until they committed suicide with their last bullet or were killed. All of them were true heroes. Here are their names:

škpt. Adolf Opálka
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Op%C3%A1lka

kpt. Jozef Gabčík
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_Gab%C4%8D%C3%ADk

kpt. Jan Kubiš
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Kubi%C5%A1

kpt. Josef Valčík
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Val%C4%8D%C3%ADk

por. Josef Bublík
https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Bubl%C3%ADk

por. Jan Hrubý
https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Hrub%C3%BD

por. Jaroslav Švarc
https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_%C5%A0varc


(Three of them do not have an English Wikipedia page, only Czech, Polish and Russian, so I linked the Czech one.)

This is a long story, I skipped tons of details, you can read more e.g. here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anthropoid
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So Trump goes there ... Talks about government debt and hysterics ensue rather than people paying attention to the issue. Maybe paying more attention to the debt in our politics just might be a good idea.
Donald Trump is right that our debt problems could sink us. He’s wrong to then advocate more government spending.
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Evidently he didn't know nobody's allowed to point that out. :-)
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Driftwood on Whidbey Island.
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Wonder who built and lived (s) in that driftwood shack. Nice clear pic!
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Had a fun time visiting Vancouver B.C. with Melissa and Tom. Saw English Bay, many ships at anchor there. Snowcapped mountains in the background were spectacular. We then went to Granville Island visited the public market and had a bit to eat. We had a wonderfully pleasant day trip, and for that I blame Canada ... ;-)
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Always remember in Computer Science there are three numbers of note.  They are zero, one, and many.  When writing any code that deals with collections of things make sure you have unit tests that test for those collections when they have zero, one, and many elements.  Yes it seems a bit too simple, because who would ever make those sort of mistakes? ... until they do.
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And remember to test the transitions from those three states - going from 0 to 1 to many and going from many to 1 to 0. (And test the going to -1 case too)
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Well Tesla didn't directly hire foreign workers at below minimum wage to do work in California.  So yeah they're good to go.  What's that slogan  "First world location, third world labor markets"?   Maybe it's just a California thing.
Contractors were paid $5 an hour to build a plant, a report claims.
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Saw this silly graffiti on the way home on an abandoned (condemned??) Seattle Times building on John Street.  The author of it is not a fan of Donald Trump.
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Code re-use in the extreme, it's all dependencies all the way down ...
A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.
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My single biggest gripe with cloud services... illustrated.
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For some reason, the pain in my foot felt better after two of these !
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