19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Daniel Bernier of Invisible Blocks 4 months ago.
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…BigMac and fries," you can guess where I went for lunch; my adding "...at McDonald's" doesn't help you much - it doesn't add much new information. (To explore this point, Claude Shannon had his wife repeatedly guess the next word in sentences from a detective novel.)

Gleick talks about information theory's relationship to entropy. A closed system has fixed energy, but the energy dissipates: it spreads evenly throughout the system, and we can't use …

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By Patrick Lenz of Patrick Lenz 4 months ago.
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…primal past. And if you just want to grab your greens from the farmers market instead of eating at McDonald's (no offense) that's perfectly fine too.

On the tools-side, blender manufacturers like Vitamix must be one of the most conservative on the planet. Their model 5200 has been around since 2007, you can still by it new (I did), and you get a 7 year warranty on it. Why would you replace your blender every year anyway?

Side-note: If you are looking for a great, practical …

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…adopted and are now being used on everything from providing nutritional information on food packaging ( McDonald's), adding codes to cars to aid crash victims and save lives ( Mercedes), sending personalised videos on bottles of whiskey and other marketing and business information such as links to websites and contact details.

According to a report on " 9 Things to Know About Consumer Behaviour and QR Codes " 79% of survey participants had not heard of a QR …

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By Assaf of Labnotes 12 months ago.
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§ Tools for debugging and profiling Node.js apps .

§ How to foster creativity by suggesting the worst possible idea: McDonald's Theory :

I use a trick with co-workers when we're trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald's.

An interesting thing happens. Everyone unanimously agrees that we can't possibly go to McDonald's, and better lunch suggestions emerge. Magic!

§ How to stop lying with charts .

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…which makes three-fifths of its parent company's U.S. profits, is assuming that its audience likes sleeping in (having of course eaten their Fourthmeal the night before), and will serve breakfast between 8 or 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. — a later window than McDonald's, which totally owns the breakfast market. Screw this; we're sticking with bagels. source

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By Taryn of Ruby-coloured glasses over 2 years ago.
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…the code-quality equivalent of the "healthy eating continuum". In brief: If you take the McDonald's approach and ship shit then you satisfy that need in the short-term. But you'll feel the effects in the long-term. Your code will be harder to maintain and need more attention later. It won't have a long and healthy life.

I know there have been several times when we just *had* to ship *something*... no matter the guilt I felt at the poor quality that was going out the …

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On ZURB over 2 years ago.
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McDonald's Arch Deluxe

McDonald's came up with Arch Deluxe in 1996 and marketed it as a "burger with grown-up taste." The burger was marketed as being more sophisticated and gourmet, and McDonald's invested millions of dollars in advertising it. What did they miss? The simple fact that a usual customer went to McDonald's for speed and reliability, not a gourmet meal.

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Ever wished that your condiments came in purple and green? Neither …

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On ZURB over 3 years ago.
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Duff McDonald published a controversial article stating five reasons of why he would not buy Facebook stock. Duff talks about how Facebook's $ 50 billion valuation number is inflated, how most of us are in the dark about their stats and numbers, and how it's tough to justify a $ 50 billion market capitalization through banner ads. We are curious - would you buy Facebook stock?

I'm generally on the side of Warren Buffet (and common sense) in these matters. …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 3 years ago.
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…Asian, but too close to home; going there felt like flying to Paris and eating at McDonald's. Queen's, and for that matter, the other "Canadian Ivies" Western and McGill (where my sister did her undergrad), were popular choices with those Asian students who wanted to work both sides of the cultural divide. I led an experience more akin to Harold and Kumar than Long Duk Dong , but still majored in computer science. Crazy Go Nuts University…

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On danieltenner.com almost 4 years ago.
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Soda drinks from junk food shops (e.g. McDonald's) are even worse. They are sugared up to the max. If you really really want to treat yourself to a junk burger, have it without the soft drink.

Sugar

There's truly astounding amounts of sugar in a lot of foods. In moderate quantities, though, sugar is not that bad. Don't feel bad about putting a couple of teaspoons of sugar in your morning coffee if it makes your day a lot better. You can have three of those coffees and still …

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