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It was a cold, crisp day on February 9, 1950, when Senator Joe McCarthy waived a “damning” piece of paper before the Ohio County Women’s Club in Wheeling, West Virginia.

“I have here in my hand,” he said, “a list of two hundred [State Department employees] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.”

Senator McCarthy then proceeded to fly round the country telling anyone who would listen that he had a blacklist full of nefarious government employees. Several…


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A few days ago, I opened up my Linkedin profile and was greeted with a Facebook clone. It seems like websites are all pushing towards a singular design that is mobile first — fat headers and cute icons are all the rage now. But that’s not because these designers are part of a cabal bent on taking over the world with eye-catching designs.

It’s because Google is really pushing Progressive Web Apps, a way to fix the distribution problems faced by app development. The costs involved in app development and the resulting overhead can kill profitability. To fix this, web…


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You can think of a JavaScript class as a house that contain variables and functions. The same reason we use a variable to store numbers is the same reason we use a class to store functions; we want to be able to create a pattern that allows us to reuse information in an efficient way.

But classes are special because they work like a blue print for other people to use and build cool things with. For example, I can have a class that’s called Warrior.

I can “instantiate” or create an object of the class by writing:

let bruceLee…


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Free access does not mean open source software has to be free of cost. There are ways to alleviate the pressure of having to continuously maintain projects that suck valuable time away, time you’re happy to share, but time nonetheless. The problem arises when money is introduced to a community that balks at the mention of commercialism as it pertains to open source. …


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There’s something poignant, poetic even, about a black slave smoking tobacco knowing he’s going to be whipped and dismembered while white women watch and white men scorn. This seminal scene marks the beginning of an end to a long spree of violence that has followed Oroonoko’s heels, a conclusion where the silent mass, the greedy owners, and the many tyrants are all complicit in the great tragedy of the slave trade. Aphra Behn’s portrayal of Oroonoko’s apparent indifference to his impending doom gives him the appearance of a martyr, putting into question Behn’s motives and her representation of Oroonoko’s heroism.


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After Herbert Hoover’s presidency, the suffering American poor were ready for laws that would do away with the unregulated laissez-faire economy. John Steinbeck’s novel, Grapes of Wrath, embodies the New Deal and a shift towards government regulation by presenting Weedpatch Camp.

To understand how Weedpatch Camp embodies the values of the New Deal, one must look at how Steinbeck and FDR align themselves with the migrant workers. At the start of the novel, the farmers are kicked off their land by men who are tied to the banks. …


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For many Americans, the thought that there’s a social media universe outside of Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat is inconceivable. We’ve grown accustomed to their dominance. But there’s an app company in Beijing, China that eclipsed Uber to become the most valuable startup as of November. The company is called ByteDance.

You’ve probably never heard of it, because the company functions as a sort of manufacturer of apps. Unlike Facebook or Snap Inc, companies that are built primarily around an original app, ByteDance positions itself as product company that integrates Machine Learning algorithms into their products. On its website the company…


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TL;DR

This article explains the legal implication of Donald Trump ordering 3M to produce goods for the U.S. alone. This article goes on to examine whether the action is justified under the 5th amendment’s due process clause. Finally, this article concludes that the presidential order may not be a violation of the due process clause because there is a rational basis for the president’s order.

Background

On Friday April 3, 2020, President Trump invoked the DPA, ordering 3M to produce “the number of N-95 respirators that the Administrator determines to be appropriate.” The president tweeted afterwards, “We hit 3M hard today after…


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Back in 2015, professor Detlef Zuehlke proclaimed that smart technology would usher in the fourth industrial revolution. That was in reference to the rise of highly computerized technology being developed to optimize manufacturing processes at factories. With machines being able to communicate with one another, humans would no longer need to manually operate them. If the Internet of Things can revolutionize manufacturing, it can revolutionize your business.

Here’s why:

New Business Opportunities

By integrating connected systems that automate mundane workflows, you gain a better understanding of customer’s requirements, improve these workflows, and improve coordination between teams.

Externally, companies can affordably offer services for…

Raji Ayinla

J.D candidate 2022; Associate Member of New England Law Review; Owner of howtocodejs.com; email queries to rajiayinla858@gmail.com

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