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  1. Dec 2023
      • for: science and religion, flat earth misconception, DH, Deep Humanity - science and religion - historical relationship

      • summary

        • Dutch historian Jochem Boodt explains how fake news isn't something new, but as old as the history books!
        • Science and religion were not antagonist in early Western history, as is believed today. This was fake news fabricated in a fascinating way.
        • He uses the example of the common misconception that before Columbus, people thought the earth was flat.
  2. May 2023
    1. Also note that every atom in the backbone has a slight charge arising from the presence of the electronegative atoms O and N. Hence the backbone is polar.

      That's why secondary structure is not dependent on R-groups polarity. A polar or charged R-group and a nonpolar R group do not determine the polarity of the backbone -- it is always polar, and can always participate in secondary structure.

  3. Nov 2022
    1. An init system does not have to be heavyweight. You may be thinking about Upstart, Systemd, SysV init etc with all the implications that come with them. You may be thinking that full system needs to be booted inside the container. None of this is true. A "full init system" as we may call it, is neither necessary nor desirable.
    2. In every day language, people consider "zombie processes" to be simply runaway processes that cause havoc. But formally speaking -- from a Unix operating system point of view -- zombie processes have a very specific definition. They are processes that have terminated but have not (yet) been waited for by their parent processes.
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  9. May 2021
    1. Erik Angner. (2021, February 17). One point that the pandemic has brought home to me is just how narrow people’s expertise is. I’m regularly surprised by how a celebrated professor of X can exhibit a sub-college-level understanding of Y, even when X and Y are related. /1 [Tweet]. @ErikAngner. https://twitter.com/ErikAngner/status/1362006859004141570

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    1. You might get the impression after reading David's article above that this trend arose from lazy developers who "forgot how to program", but the reality is that the tiny-module ecosystem on NPM was the intention from the beginning
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    1. wrapping every callback function inside useCallback(): import React, { useCallback } from 'react'; function MyComponent() { const handleClick = useCallback(() => { // handle the click event }, []); return <MyChild onClick={handleClick} />; } “Every callback function should be memoized to prevent useless re-rendering of child components which use the callback function” is the reasoning of his teammates. This statement is far from the truth. Moreover, such usage of useCallback() makes the component slower, harming the performance.
  16. Jun 2020
    1. When you hear there's something called "template strings" coming to JavaScript, it's natural to assume it's a built-in template library, like Mustache. It isn't. It's mainly just string interpolation and multiline strings for JS. I think this is going to be a common misconception for a while, though.
  17. May 2020
    1. Chances are that you think that you can compile a Ruby binary on a certain OS, and that users using that same OS can use your Ruby binary. Not quite. Not even when they run the same OS version as you do.
  18. Apr 2020
    1. Kagan said, “a lot of things that are said about what GDPR is doing are myths. There are tons of misconceptions.”As a result, regulators have had to spend a great deal of time undoing myths, explaining the law’s broad language and providing guidance
    1. In mainstream press, the word "hacker" is often used to refer to a malicious security cracker. There is a classic definition of the term "hacker", arising from its first documented uses related to information technologies at MIT, that is at odds with the way the term is usually used by journalists. The inheritors of the technical tradition of the word "hacker" as it was used at MIT sometimes take offense at the sloppy use of the term by journalists and others who are influenced by journalistic inaccuracy.
  19. Mar 2020
    1. Are cookies governed by the GDPR? Cookie usage and it’s related consent acquisition are not governed by the GDPR, they are instead governed by the ePrivacy Directive (Cookie Law) which in future will be repealed by the up-coming ePrivacy Regulation.
    1. When you think about data law and privacy legislations, cookies easily come to mind as they’re directly related to both. This often leads to the common misconception that the Cookie Law (ePrivacy directive) has been repealed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which in fact, it has not. Instead, you can instead think of the ePrivacy Directive and GDPR as working together and complementing each other, where, in the case of cookies, the ePrivacy generally takes precedence.
  20. Dec 2019
    1. Applications like rsnapshot rotate a snapshot to the next level by creating a hard-linked copy. Creating a hard-linked copy may seem like a good idea but it is still a waste of disk space, since only files can be hard-linked and not directories. The duplicated directory structure can take up as much as 100 MB of space.
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