077 RR - Complexity with Glenn Vanderburg

Ruby Rogues Picks - Episode 77 : October 31, 2012

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    All You Zombies

    '"-All You Zombies-"' is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein. It was written in one day, July 11, 1958, and first published in the March 1959 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine after being rejected by . The story involves a number of paradoxes caused by time travel.

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    On Bullshit

    "One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit," Harry G. Frankfurt writes, in what must surely be the most eyebrow-raising opener in modern philosophical prose. "Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted."

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    Tweetbot for Mac

    A Beautiful and Full-Featured Twitter App for the Mac.

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    7 Patterns to Refactor Fat ActiveRecord Models

    When teams use Code Climate to improve the quality of their Rails applications, they learn to break the habit of allowing models to get fat. "Fat models" cause maintenance issues in large apps. Only incrementally better than cluttering controllers with domain logic, they usually represent a failure to apply the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP).

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    99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!

    99 Life Hacks to make your life easier! - [[MORE]]

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    Awesome HD Slinky Slow-Mo

    Read a pre-print of the physics paper here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4629 Music by Kevin McLeod http://incompetech.com Songs: Industrial Music Box, Heavy Interlude, Pale Rider, Decisions. Slow motion photography courtesy of Questacon http://questacon.edu.au The original goal of Veritasium was to show the beauty of science and I think the first minute and a half of this is the closest I've come.

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    Looper | Sony Pictures

    In the year 2042, a mob hitman assassinates targets that arrive from the future of 2072. For him it's just a job... till he receives a new target: himself from the future. Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt.

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    By His Bootstraps

    " By His Bootstraps" is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein that plays with some of the inherent paradoxes that would be caused by time travel. The story was originally published in the October 1941 issue of Astounding Science Fiction under the pen name Anson MacDonald.

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    Wicked (3)

    Last summer I wrote a guest article on Charlie Stross's blog about wicked problems. Some of the characteristics of wicked problems are:There is no definitive formulation of a wicked problem (defining wicked problems is itself a wicked problem). There is no definitive formulation of a wicked problem (defining wicked problems is itself a wicked problem).

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    The weblog of Steven Johnson.

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    Wicked (2) - KarlSchroeder.com

    The Stross Entries #6 (originally posted on August 3, 2011)

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    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    A Q&A with Author Charles Duhigg What sparked your interest in habits? I first became interested in the science of habits eight years ago, as a newspaper reporter in Baghdad, when I heard about an army major conducting an experiment in a small town named Kufa.

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    Hooraaaay flexagons! Happy October. Here's part 2: http://youtu.be/paQ10POrZh8 Hexaflexagon Safety Guide: http://youtu.be/AmN0YyaTD60 Historical Note: This video is based on a true story. Arthur H. Stone really did invent the hexaflexagon after playing with the paper strips he'd cut off his too-wide British paper, and really did start a flexagon committee (which we'll hear more about in the next video).

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    Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams: Tom Demarco, Timothy Lister

    Peopleware asserts that most software development projects fail because of failures within the team running them. This strikingly clear, direct book is written for software development-team leaders and managers, but it's filled with enough commonsense wisdom to appeal to anyone working in technology.

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    Ruby Tapas | Short Screencasts of Gourmet Ruby

    Short Screencasts of Gourmet Ruby Code.

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    Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots - Isn't the last stage of grieving acceptance?

    Discuss 'Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots - Isn't the last stage of grieving acceptance?' on Instacast

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    Primer (2004)

    2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards " Storyline At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But, they know that there is something more. There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation.

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