Blog / Unboxed Roundup: Our links for w/c 10th August 2015

August 14, 2015

Scientists in the field share their less than glorious moments - Dom M

http://magazine.good.is/articles/fieldworkfail-scientists-are-people-too

Beam my data up, Scotty! - Dom M

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/computers/stories/scientists-achieve-quantum-teleportation-of-data-with-100-percent

Experiment successfully achieves ‘teleportation’.

Who actually reads the code? - Charlie E

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/who-actually-reads-the-code

A short post about leaving code easter eggs to determine who actually reads code in an OSS project.

List of languages that compile to JS - Charlie E

https://github.com/jashkenas/coffeescript/wiki/list-of-languages-that-compile-to-JS

An incredibly long list of languages with javascript as a compile target.

Cards? Sharp! - Dom M

http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/12/blackjack-taught-twitters-sid-patel-about-data-science-heres-what-it-can-teach-you/

Here at Unboxed we favour the gentlemanly card game, Bridge, but Sid Patil of Twitter learned everything he knows about data science from Blackjack…

Half done vs fake - Henry T

https://www.facebook.com/notes/kent-beck/half-done-versus-fake-the-intermediate-resultmock-tradeoff/1005370156162515

Kent Beck chats tradeoffs between testing intermediary results and mocks. TL;DR Intermediary tests are expensive.. just probably not as expensive as mocks.

If you love your data, set it free - Dom M

Struggling with getting your data to cross boundaries with JSON in relational databases? Leigh Halliday has this advice: http://blog.codeship.com/unleash-the-power-of-storing-json-in-postgres/

Track of the Week - Warren

My track of the week is “Versions” By “Moderat”

Moderat is an electronic music project that originated in Berlin, Germany. It started as a collaboration between Sascha Ring, also known as Apparat, and Modeselektor members, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

Being a long time fan of deep, moody and experimental electronic music, It came as no surprise that I fell in love with this group the instant I heard them. They pretty much broke through with their self-titled album “Moderat” Which includes this track and “Bad Kingdom”. Give them a listen as they are pretty amazing!

I’ve included a fan made music video for the track using visual shots from the movie “Moon”, Enjoy :)

Moderat [II] 03 Versions + Moon (2009) Dir. Duncan Jones from szenher on Vimeo.

“Versions” by Moderat