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Dmitry Volchek and Daisy Sindelar: There are thousands of fake accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and vKontakte, all increasingly focused on the war in Ukraine. Many emanate from Russia's most famous "troll factory," the Internet Research center, an unassuming building on St. Petersburg's Savushkina Street, which runs on a 24-hour cycle. In recent weeks, former employees have come forward to talk to RFE/RL about life inside the factory, where hundreds of people work grinding, 12-hour shifts in exchange for 40,000 rubles ($700) a month or more. St. Petersburg blogger Marat Burkhard spent two months working at Internet Research in the department tasked with clogging the forums on Russia's municipal websites with pro-Kremlin comments. In the following interview, he describes a typical day and the type of assignments he encountered. Choice quote: You have to just sit there and type and type, endlessly. We don't talk, because we can see for ourselves what the others are writing, but in fact you don't even have to really read it, because it's all nonsense. The news gets written, someone else comments on it, but I think real people don't bother reading any of it at all. Modern salt mines, but much better pay and conditions.

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Whenever you make a decision on what step to take next in your career[1], I think it is worth considering the following factors. Depending on your stage of life or career, different factors become more or less important[2].

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"The Big Reason Why iOS8 Sucks"

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as the nba whispered "what the hell is happening to jeremy lin?" @pablotorre found out. this story is so damn good.

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Mistake #2: Invoking a Callback More Than Once JavaScript has relied on callbacks since forever. In web browsers, events are handled by passing references to (often anonymous) functions that act like callbacks. In Node.js, callbacks used to be the only way asynchronous elements of your code communicated with each other - up until promises were introduced. Callbacks are still in use, and package developers still design their APIs around callbacks. One common mistake related to using callbacks is calling them more than once. Typically, a function provided by a package to do something asynchronously is designed to expect a function as its last argument, which is called when the asynchronous task has been completed:

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With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie

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Someone please explain to Reuters how a Venn diagram supposed to work.

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Defending Darwin via Digg http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/03/teaching_human_evolution_at_the_university_of_kentucky_there_are_some_students.single.html

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Decided to publish RTR's engineering ladder for all to read, copy, and use as needed.

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"Facebook is weeks away from completing their migration to consolidate big three repos to a Mercurial monorepo."

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Someone please explain to Reuters how a Venn diagram supposed to work.

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Someone please explain to Reuters how a Venn diagram supposed to work.

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An important security update from Slack:

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React Native has gone live, and so has my in-depth tutorial on building an app #ReactNative

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and a profile of Tim cook, also great

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Go terminal dashboard, like blessed-contrib but in #go. Looks very nice to work with.

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