Shitposts Weekly (2018/12/15)

Medium articles neither rare nor well-done for the week ending 15 December 2018.

Understanding Asynchronous JavaScript: A webshit shits webshit about a feature common to most programming languages, and the introduction in this shitpost is pretty much guaranteed to be confusing to anyone new to asynchronous programming.

Amazon’s Merciless Assault on Brands: Amazon is killing traditional brands! Amazon is killing brands! And it’s because people are using Alexa! Oh, wait. It’s specifically because Amazon’s doing the same shit every other retailer’s been doing: selling own-brand product for less than name-brand product.

Two different, parenting shitposts claim that parenting is harder than it used to be. I’m not a parent, but there are more resources than ever before for acquiring parenting skills, directly at your fingertips. The specifics of the challenges parents face may have changed, but the generalities have not: love your kids through thick & thin, teach them good manners, support them through whatever problems they may have, and remember that they’re not extensions of yourselves. And don’t let people on the internet frighten you about parenting.

The Hidden Struggle to Save the Coffee Industry From Disaster: A food journalist reports that a bunch of people who should know better have forgotten about hydroponics and vertical farming, about the only realistic avenue to sustainable mass-farming.

Why CBD Oil Is My Sleep Aid of Choice: A stoner spins lies about their need for the devil’s lettuce. An ye harm none, do as ye will.

Confessions of a Juul Junkie: A vaper writes about his habit. Please see an addiction counselor, this isn’t healthy in the least.

Rare articles which are well-done.

This Secretive Chinese Mission Shows a Desperate Need for Environmental Agreements: A journalist reports on China’s perennial attempts to manipulate the weather.

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