Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Seen in the Spectator a week or two ago — in a surprising article about the Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev and his book «Охота на банкира»:

I remember reading about the word whataboutism, and how it originated from the way the Soviet diplomats responded to accusatory remarks about the Soviet Union. I also remember suddenly realizing, after having watched debates in the British parliament for some time, that the default rhetorical device employed by the arguing politicians is this very whataboutism; that it has become (or perhaps has been for a very long time) as recognizably British, as it is recognizably Russian. Perhaps it’s universal.

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    Also, Google's documentation style guide. With the latest trends about the correct language, obvi. This one via HN.

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    Google's document on how they build Chrome dev tools with web components. And yeah, it includes a special dance for some semblance of type safety,…

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    On the ideology in the industry: A guest on a podcast: There was a thread on Twitter the other day, with Adam Rackis, and he had made a comment…

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