LendUp

I’m still disgusted that Google invested in LendUp, a predatory loan shark organization that takes advantage of people’s desperation or lack of financial knowledge to make usury loans. Their new “instant money” including the ability to borrow money from your mobile phone so a terrible choice is always tempting and only seconds away continues to show that this company, despite what they say, is not interested in helping people “climb…

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Python lambda and iterations

Maybe it’s just too late, but this python behavior is confusing: arr = [1,2,3,4,5] def Foo(x): return x + 1 new_arr = [] for val in (lambda: Foo(x) for x in arr): new_arr.append(val()) print new_arr (will print [2,3,4,5,6]) —– new_arr2 = [] new_arr2.extend((lambda: Foo(x) for x in arr)) new_arr2[0]() new_arr2[1]() new_arr2[2]() (will print 6, 6, 6)

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Losing some of my Java love

Wow, this is a real thing.  What a world we live in. http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/language/underscores-literals.html

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Screw standards, we’ll make our own!

TIL: The Nexus 4 doesn’t support MHL, the fairly ubiquitous tech to hook your phone up via HDMI.  It is currently the only phone to support DisplayPort. On the plus side the Nexus 7 doesn’t support MHL either so, well, that’s not a plus really.

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The Test Plan is Dead

Originally posted at Google Testing Blog. by Jim Reardon, Tech Lead for Google Test Analytics The test plan is dead! Well, hopefully.  At a STAR West session this past week, James Whittaker asked a group of test professionals about test plans.  His first question: “How many people here write test plans?”  About 80 hands shot up instantly, a vast majority of the room.  “How many of you get value or…

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