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The Facebook Comment That Ruined a Life – – News – Dallas – Dallas Observer
Approximately one hour after Justin Carter posted a sarcastic comment on a Facebook thread, his life began to ­unravel.

The Economics of Star Trek — Editor’s Picks — Medium
The key here, to me, is to start thinking about how economics would work when we decouple labor from reward. Does that make a system inherently communist? I don’t think it does. People work. They get paid. It is market driven, and not centrally planned. In reality,the market already basically dictates this, for who can claim that a Wall Street banker works more than a teacher? The only thing we really need to do is take this to a logical extreme: that people can still get paid doing zero work.

What the hell is a pixel?
So to future CSS designers: We are sorry for the confusion we caused you. Just try to forget about the pixel and it's now meaningless original definition. To you a pixel is just an arbitarily small dot. To us it will always be the size of the ball in pong.

Big Breakthroughs Come in Your Late 30s – Atlantic Mobile
Damn. Te laat.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Zina Lahr | Media | OutsideOnline.com
When 23-year-old Lahr went missing on a trail outside Ouray, Colorado, the world lost an amazing young talent

Your 60-Hour Work Week is Not a Badge of Honour | Jeff Archibald
Your 60-hour work week is not a badge of honour. It is a problem. There is a sense of pride over being able to state that we worked an exorbitant amount of hours this week, last week, or last month. But as you dig into the 60-hour work week, you realize it is a problem. Not just for the obvious reasons either, like work/life balance, burnout, how unhealthy it is, errors that come with being tired and so forth.

The Startling Intelligence of the Common Chicken – Scientific American
These new insights into the chicken mind hint that certain complex cognitive abilities traditionally attributed to primates alone may be more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously thought. The findings also have ethical implications for how society treats farmed chickens: recognizing that chickens have these cognitive traits compels moral consideration of the conditions they endure as a result of production systems designed to make chicken meat and eggs as widely available and cheap as possible.

Marvel gives comic book characters their own API
From Captain America and Spider-Man to Wolverine and Iron Man, Marvel Entertainment, a Disney subsidiary, has built an empire by bringing more than 8,000 characters to life through a diverse array of mediums, including comic books, movies and other entertainment properties. Now, it’s giving those characters a new medium to inhabit: the world of the API.

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