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The Policy Hack – Terence Eden's Blog
Here's how it works. You ask someone to do something and they reply with "I'm sorry sir, that's against our policy."

You should say "I'm sorry to hear that. Please can you send me a copy of the policy?"

Turns out, most times, there is no policy!
social  engineering  hack 
1 hour ago by traggett
Woodworking Plans & Tools | Fine Woodworking Project & Supplies at Woodcraft
Woodcraft offers over 20,000 woodworking tools, woodworking plans, woodworking supplies for the passionate woodworker.
building  engineering  woodwork  metalwork  tools 
2 days ago by asaltydog
Ukraine's economic secret: 'Engineering is in our DNA' - BBC News
As war raged in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Yevhen Vovchuk told his bosses at the IT firm where he worked in Kyiv that he was going on vacation.
Some probably thought the 28-year-old senior analyst, was heading off to a holiday resort to escape the chaotic country for a while.
Instead, Yevhen jumped in a truck and drove nearly 800km to join the fight.
"I decided that I'd be more useful on the front," he tells me.
Like hordes of other young Ukrainian men and women, Yevhen linked up with one of the country's many makeshift volunteer battalions.
Soon enough, his bosses realised he wasn't coming back. But after a frontline car crash nearly took his life, his fiancée urged him to make his way back to civilian life. Eventually, he landed a senior role at Intellias, one of the country's fastest-growing IT outsourcing companies.
ukraine  economics  engineering  IT/IS 
3 days ago by rgl7194
Homemade GPS Receiver
Pictured above is the front-end, first mixer and IF amplifier of an experimental GPS receiver. The leftmost SMA is connected to a commercial antenna with integral LNA and SAW filter. A synthesized first local oscillator drives the bottom SMA. Pin headers to the right are power input and IF output. The latter is connected to a Xilinx FPGA which not only performs DSP, but also hosts a fractional-N frequency synthesizer. More on this later.
engineering  gps  hardware  electronics  hobby 
3 days ago by nmcbean
A Comparison of Two Popular REST Test Tools | Toptal
via Pocket - REST Assured vs. JMeter: A Comparison of REST Test Tools Testing representational state transfer (REST) APIs can be a tricky business. Many who resort to manually testing REST APIs overlook details and miss out on ways they could save time. For this, you need the right tools.
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  toptal  engineering  blog 
3 days ago by mannieschumpert

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