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New research confirms what they say about nice guys.
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Coquelin is my definition of a team player full of silent impact. He's the most important player on the Arsenal team. If a second string striker had the same impact, it would be a much bigger story.
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Look at all these guys I found inside our oysters.
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Nah, although apparently they are a delicacy according to the 100 year old NYT articles I could find about them. I tossed them. Poor bastards.
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Yup. It's great.
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I'm a fan of James Surowiecki from the financial page in the New Yorker.
 
"What Google’s doing, in these cases, is using its deep pockets in the interest of broader social ends, with seemingly little concern for short-term returns. This strategy has historical precedent. In the early years of the American republic, there was little appetite for government spending on public works, like roads and canals. But the country needed better roads to facilitate the growth of trade and commerce. So the states turned to private companies, which built turnpikes that they then operated as toll roads. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, hundreds of these companies invested millions of dollars in laying thousands of miles of road, in effect providing the basic infrastructure for travel in the United States.

What’s interesting about these companies is that while they were, in theory, for-profit, and while they had shareholders, in most cases there was no expectation that they would actually turn a profit in operating the roads—tolls were kept low enough to encourage traffic and commerce. Instead, the shareholders—who were typically local merchants and manufacturers—saw their investments in turnpikes as a way to collectively provide a public good that, not incidentally, would also deliver benefits to them as business owners and consumers. They knew, of course, that other businesses would benefit from these roads even if they didn’t invest in them (the nature of a public good being that everyone can use it). But that didn’t mean the investment wasn’t worth making. It’s hard not to see a similar logic underlying much of what Google does"

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Pretty good essay. At the risk of rationalizing and/or over generalizing, I think this personality archetype rings true for more than just the lisp community.

The meltdown he describes near the end sounds almost exactly like Paul Phillips exit from Scala (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS1lpKBMkgg).

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This was written in 2007 and became well-known on reddit. The final conclusion, that Lisp like life, is what you make of it, is a play on the metaprogramming aspects of Lisp. The Bipolar Lisp Programmer. (c) Mark Tarver 2007. Any lecturer who serves his time will probably graduate hundreds, ...
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I will never buy another Canon camera purely based off of the horrible UI ergonomics.  

Their printers on the other hand are quite nice.
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I'm still sporting my T1i :) Going for Nikon next?
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The credit reporting scheme in America is a scam.
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Give $1 to 'Ebola: Direct Critical Medical Supplies' and Patrick will match it. Support Direct Relief together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/fjw4s4jt
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It's pretty sad that after all these years it's still not possible to watch netflix streaming on basic Linux.  #netflix  
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