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Not that amyone can survive on minimum wage. But at least you aren't demanding a free lunch from…
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GitHub - cannadayr/git-sqlite: A custom diff and merge driver for sqlite
git-sqlite is a collection of shell scripts that allows a sqlite database to be tracked using the git version control system.
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10 days ago by VoxPelli
Global warning: Nick Harkaway on Gnomon • Waterstones
Nick Harkaway's novel Gnomon began in 2014 as a rumination on a surveillance society, but realityt is starting to outpace its author:
<p>there’s an outer ring of surveillance which has also emerged over the last few years, and which can do similar tricks: the ring of data. We leave a trail through the world, of Internet history and store cards and credit cards and Oyster cards. Your supermarket knows you’re worried about staying healthy because you buy vitamins; they know you’re trying to get pregnant because you’ve changed your purchase; that you’ve succeeded; that it’s a boy; that it’s a girl; that it’s twins. Or they know to a reasonable percentage of certainty, and their model of you changes with those assumptions so that you get offered different things. So that they can persuade you to buy things. So that they can, to some degree, control your choices.

So that you can be "ground honest" [the purpose of the panopticon] - or in this case, ground into buying a more expensive brand of formula milk. Or trainers. Or birth control. Whatever it is that you want, they know you want it - sometimes before you do.

The inner and outer layers of surveillance - the brain and the cloud - give away intimate secrets. They allow the state and the commercial sector to know things which, if someone were simply watching you with a long lens, you would consider grossly inappropriate and probably criminal.

And these things are in their infancy. They have barely begun to take hold. A decade ago we swam in a sea of chaotic data and our minds were opaque. The day after tomorrow we’ll be, effectively, in a transparent glass tank, and our minds will legible. Employers - already keen to watch workers in the workplace both physically and digitally - will begin to ask you to sit for direct assessments. Are you loyal, enthused, considering a move? Are you thinking of joining a union? Starting one? Are you a troublemaker? Are your values in line with the company’s? 

Before you say "that will never happen," stop and understand that to a great extent it already does in many industries, just without the new technology to make it more straightforward.</p>
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10 days ago by charlesarthur
Leading Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin jailed for 13 years for ‘subversion’ | AFP
IN case you thought Liu Xia's release meant anything about the overall human rights situation...

Great fanfare and grandiose promises have been the hallmark of previous 16+1 summits. The sixth annual summit of the sub-regional platform initiated by China with sixteen Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries on July 7 was different. The initial Eastern European euphoria about China’s investment promises has given way to a more sober mood – with some heads-of-government who had been eager to attend in the past keeping a distance from the event.

The new skepticism is justified. As the database behind the MERICS Belt and Road Tracker shows, most of the promised infrastructure funding has not yet materialized.
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jonasrask|photography
My name is Jonas Dyhr Rask. I’m an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer and a member of the KAGE collective. My photographic inspiration comes from the interplay between humans and their surroundings. Drawing directly from my degree in medicine, my type of street photography seeks to isolate the human element and direct focus towards it, using the cityscape as a stark material contrast.
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This makes sense. Loss aversion is a strong impulse, and harnessing carefully is v effective, IMHO. Also, in the UK…
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China Merchants steams in to compete with SoftBank’s Vision fund | Financial Times
The country’s largest and oldest state-owned enterprise, CMG said this month it would partner with a London-based firm to raise a Rmb100bn ($15bn) fund mainly focused on investing in Chinese start-ups.
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This should be on trial at the hague!
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Firenze11/cv_streetview: Deep Learning for Recognizing Cities from their Google Street View Images
The goal of this research project is to evaluate how well cities/districts can be characterized by their visual properties using the readily available city imaginary data set provided by Google street view.

In order to find out the image features that would affect a deep learning algorithm to distinguish between different cities, we trained several image categorization neural networks using AlexNet and VGG-S CNN structures, and analyzed the visual clues that helps the algorithm make categorization decisions. We found out that the algorithm precisely grasps the differences between different city types, and has almost 92% accuracy* on test set for the best model.

As an exploration of latent urban characteristics that can be reflected in the visual aspect, the research proposes an alternative paradigm of computational urban morphological research where environmental affordances revealed in streetlevel urban imagery are taken into consideration.
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10 days ago by aleksi
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There’s a great line from Herve Poncheral in that article.

‘If Marquez were French or German or British, he’d sti…
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O__O Joder... va a tocar limpiar el CV pronto antes de que se corporativicen 🤩
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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero's Journey
When Jack Skellington's faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?
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大井競馬で帝王賞を機械学習で当てた話
大井競馬場に行く機会があったので、機械学習を使って競馬の結果を予測できるかをやってみました。 その結果、帝王賞で一位を当てることができたので、記事を書きます。
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How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System | WIRED
The on-demand economy gives fewer opportunities for people to interact with those outside their class—creating impermeable inequality.
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Situation of Dalits in Bangladesh - Joint NGO submission related to the review of Bangladesh at the 30th Universal Periodic Review session in 2018
IDSN, the Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) and Nagorik Uddyog submitted a joint report to the UPR process and distributed a factsheet with recommendations on protecting the human rights of Dalits in Bangladesh.
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Venezuela Foreign Minister calls on Ghanaian Counterpart - BusinessGhana News | Business
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The .NET Language Strategy | .NET Blog
A first-hand look from the .NET engineering teams
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Woman overcome by carbon monoxide
JACKSON – A resident was rescued when police officers conducted a check at her home on Wild Dunes Way.

Police said that at 7:30 p.m. June 28, officers Tristan Bennett and Joe Pante responded to a residence on Wild Dunes Way to check on the welfare of an individual.

Upon their arrival, the officers made contact with the person who had called police. The individual told the officers he was unable to contact his 78-year-old mother at the residence and did not have a key to get inside.

While checking the residence, the officers were unable to make contact with the resident and they heard an alarm coming from inside. The alarm was later determined to be a carbon monoxide detector, according to police.

The officers forced entry to the home and immediately detected a heavy chemical odor. They found the woman in her bedroom and observed she was barely conscious and her breathing was very shallow.

Police said the officers removed the woman from the home and brought her outside, where she was treated by first aid personnel and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Fire personnel from Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 responded to the scene. Representatives of Southard (Howell) Hazmat, Berkeley Hazmat and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) also responded to the home.

The hazardous materials personnel entered the home and removed numerous containers of household cleaning products from a kitchen counter. Police said many of the cleaning products were open or not sealed properly. Fans were brought in to vent the residence.

NJNG personnel determined there was a high level of carbon monoxide present due to a faulty water heater.

Once the scene was cleared, the police officers were able to continue their investigation and ruled out the possibility of the incident being suspicious. It was determined the chemical odors were caused by the open cleaning products and that the resident had been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide due to the gas leak on the water heater.
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10 days ago by dchas
Digitale Innovation bei Amazon – warum Working Backwards ein Muss ist
Bei Amazon haben wir für uns einen Auftrag definiert – to be Earth’s most customer centric company. Dieser Auftrag ist in der Kultur manifestiert und in unseren Mechanismen, damit es eben nicht nur bei guten Absichten bleibt. via Pocket
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10 days ago by michimaurer
暴风雨中的暴风,离成为下一个乐视还有多远?_科技新知的专栏文章_微信文章_今天看啥
一年前,《桃花扇》中的这句话常被用来形容贾跃亭和乐视,一年后这句话恐要送给冯鑫和暴风。 这不是冯鑫想要的结果,他本想学乐视的故事,乐视的生态,乐视的融资,独独不想学乐视的结局。 via Pocket
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