How to avoid raising a materialistic child

Source: https://today.uic.edu/how-to-avoid-raising-a-materialistic-child

If you’re a parent, you may be concerned that materialism among children has been on the rise. According to research, materialism has been linked to a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, as well as selfish attitudes and behaviors.

But there’s some good news. A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology suggests that some parenting tactics can curb kids’ materialistic tendencies.

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Sichuan- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Source: https://ditubaobao.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/first-blog-post/

Sichuan is heaven on earth. Enter the gates of  heaven and you are seduced by the beautiful dancing aroma of slow-burning garlic and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. Strange it may be that such a fiery cuisine is akin to heaven, but beneath the bubbling rivers of red-hot chili oil exists a culinary experience that’s so delicious it’s sinful to miss out on.

 

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Disneyland with the Death Penalty

Source: https://www.wired.com/1993/04/gibson-2/
“It’s like an entire country run by Jeffrey Katzenberg,” the producer had said, “under the motto ‘Be happy or I’ll kill you.'” We were sitting in an office a block from Rodeo Drive, on large black furniture leased with Japanese venture capital.Now that I’m actually here, the Disneyland metaphor is proving impossible to shake. For that matter, Rodeo Drive comes frequently to mind, though the local equivalent feels more like 30 or 40 Beverly Centers put end to end.;-)

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Understanding How Apache Pulsar Works

Source: https://jack-vanlightly.com/blog/2018/10/2/understanding-how-apache-pulsar-works

I will be writing a series of blog posts about Apache Pulsar, including some Kafka vs Pulsar posts. First up though I will be running some chaos tests on a Pulsar cluster like I have done with RabbitMQ and Kafka to see what failure modes it has and its message loss scenarios.

I will try to do this by either exploiting design defects, implementation bugs or poor configuration on the part of the admin or developer.

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2018/10/16

1. The Key to Becoming a Software Consultant

https://daedtech.com/key-becoming-software-consultant/

But, to achieve your objective, you need to position yourself as an actual consultant, getting paid for advice.

He talks about four phases of solving problems for companies.  Those include diagnosis, prescribing a cure, application of the cure, and re-application of the cure.  Software developers and most so-called software consultants involve themselves almost exclusively in phase three: application.  But that’s a pretty low leverage place to be. Consultants exist almost exclusively in phases one and two: diagnosing and prescribing.  They let laborers take care of phase three and even lower status laborers take care of phase four.

2. How Lisp Became God’s Own Programming Language

https://twobithistory.org/2018/10/14/lisp.html

But people learn Lisp instead because they know that, for twenty years or so, the Lisp point of view was thought to be so useful that MIT taught Lisp to undergraduates before anything else.

What happened instead is that more and more Lisp-y features have been incorporated into everyone’s favorite programming languages.

Do not buy a Huawei phone

Source: https://threader.app/thread/1051204370543648770

THREAD: I’m looking at a Huawei P20 from China, let see what can I found

The 1st app I reversed is an app called Decision

Look at the name of the files contains in the assets folder:
– airport_china.txt
– city_china.txt
– cityinfo.db
– parkinglot_china.txt
– railwayinfo.db
– trainInfo.db
– trainstation.db

Interesting, no?

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