How to Build a Rumor – Rands in Repose
The rule for your team is, “In the absence of information, they will make up the worst possible version of the truth usually reflecting the worst fears.” This deceptively simple rule is the reason for many of the rumors in your team and at your company.

What is a “10x” Programmer?
Without a mental model, it's difficult to either work towards being a great programmer or identify such individuals when hiring. What follows is an (opinionated) attempt to distill some of the qualities that make a great programmer. In particular, this list emphasizes delivering value within an organization (as distinct from the pure craft of programming). The list is loosely sorted in ascending order of difficulty / rarity.

De Backer roept slachtoffers van camerahacking op klacht in te dienen – België –
Hij was nochtans al op Datakamp, dus hij moest dat al vroeger geweten hebben. 🙂 "Tientallen Belgische gezinnen en bedrijven worden nog steeds via hun eigen bewakingscamera's of webcams begluurd. De camera's worden gehackt en de beelden worden op sites geplaatst die voor iedereen beschikbaar zijn, zo meldt de VRT woensdagavond."

Cost of lab-grown burger patty drops from $325,000 to $11.36 – ScienceAlert
Een oplossing voor vegetariërs! "Who’s up for a $325K burger made from cultured muscle tissue cells? Anyone? Last chance? You sure?  But just two years on, and scientists have announced a drastic cut in the cost of producing one of these patties, saying the price tag is now just a little more than $11 per burger, or $80 per kilogram of the meat. And the best part? The technique requires just a just a small piece of muscle to produce 10,000 kilos of lab meat."

What the ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence | Aeon Essays
Ctenophores provide an extreme, striking example of what is probably a general pattern: just as eyes, wings and fins evolved many times over the course of animal evolution, so too have nerve cells. Moroz now counts nine to 12 independent evolutionary origins of the nervous system – including at least one in cnidaria (the group that includes jellyfish and anemones), three in echinoderms (the group that includes sea stars, sea lilies, urchins and sand dollars), one in arthropods (the group that includes insects, spiders and crustaceans), one in molluscs (the group that includes clams, snails, squid and octopuses), one in vertebrates – and now, at least one in ctenophores. ‘There is more than one way to make a neuron, more than one way to make a brain,’ says Moroz. In each of these evolutionary branches, a different subset of genes, proteins and molecules was blindly chosen, through random gene duplication and mutation, to take part in building a nervous system.

Can we hope to understand how the Greeks saw their world? | Aeon Essays
When the sea is called porphureos, what is described is a mix of brightness and movement, changing according to the light conditions at different hours of the day and with different weather, which was the aspect of the sea that most attracted Greek sensitivity. This is why Homer calls the sea ‘winey’, which alludes not so much to the wine tint of the water as to the shine of the liquid inside the cups used to drink out of at a symposium.