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The Blockchain Man
the financialization of the world :(
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10 days ago by pleasureseeker
(429) https://twitter.com/Radicali/status/962345784070037504
il PD s’è fatto sorpassare a sinistra dai radicali e compagnia lol
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10 days ago by ciocci
Stefan | Bürgerhaus Oberaußem
Kostümball. (@ Bürgerhaus Oberaußem in Bergheim w/ )
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10 days ago by eay
A Region Of Space - by respoftw (SGA/Cube | SGA Secret Santa 2017)
Ronon’s dreadlocks, dangling down out the hatch as his head poked through, were distinctive enough that nobody ended up on their backs this time. He effortlessly eased himself down, landing with a heavy thud on the floor of their room, looking strange without his usual leather clothes. He’d been subjected to the same fashion make-over as the rest of them had.

“Found a way out yet?” Ronon asked, after slapping John and Rodney on the back and bending impossibly low to bring his forehead against Teyla’s.

“Not yet,” John said.

“We were just discussing whether it would be best to remain here or to keep searching,” Teyla said.

John could have guessed Ronon's answer; anyone could have. “Keep moving,” he said. “Always keep moving. Standing still’s when they get you.”

“And how do we avoid the traps?” Rodney asked, gesturing at Teyla’s arm. “I don't know about you but I don't want to end up chopped into tiny little pieces. I prefer all my pieces right where they are.”

Ronon frowned. It was obvious he hadn't come across any traps yet either. After hearing Teyla’s story he bent down and started to unlace his boots.

“And how is that going to help?”

Ronon ignored Rodney and moved to one of the hatches. Opening it, he tossed the boot through the crawl space, holding on to it by the joined laces as it landed with a thump in the next room.

“Clear.” With that, Ronon hauled himself up and moved safely through into the next room. His voice called through. “You guys coming or not?”
sga  mckay/sheppard  fusion  captive  team  math 
10 days ago by runpunkrun
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RT : Rob Porter isn’t the first time we’ve had concerns about the White House vetting process. With this many errors and…
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10 days ago by sjenkins
Some Former Colleagues Say Rob Porter Clashed With Staff, Acted "Unhinged" In One Incident
RT : Some Of Rob Porter's Former Colleagues Remember Him Differently Than The White House Described Him
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10 days ago by sujal
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8) Stringly typed

if (a == "foo")
{...}
else if(a == "bar")
{...}

Unless you are doing actual string data parsing…
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10 days ago by bob
Hans Heinz Holz: Comunisti, oggi. Il Partito e la sua visione del mondo
Archivio di documenti e articoli per la discussione politica nella sinistra
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10 days ago by thx1138
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2) No early exits

int foo()
{
if(x)
{
// lots of code
...
return y;
}

return 0;
}

Reverse th…
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10 days ago by bob
Twitter
3) Magic numbers everywhere.

if (something > 5) ...

What is this 5? Give it a name and put it somewhere.

I see t…
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10 days ago by bob
Twitter
So I have had my DM's open for about 4 months now. Accepting code reviews from people learning to program.

Here ar…
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10 days ago by carlynorama
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So I have had my DM's open for about 4 months now. Accepting code reviews from people learning to program.

Here ar…
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10 days ago by olive
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So I have had my DM's open for about 4 months now. Accepting code reviews from people learning to program.

Here ar…
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10 days ago by mieky
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Whoever is behind LyricDiscorde is a fantastic, felicitous and frequent writer (would have said "awesome…
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10 days ago by johnkyle
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Oh, and a last little note. FUCK DONALD TRUMP. Fuck him for normalizing racism and hatred and for telling people th…
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10 days ago by selfdom
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Live dal San Paolo “Pezzi di merda di Sky”
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10 days ago by Tanzen
Everything Easy is Hard Again – Frank Chimero
This past summer, I gave a lecture at a web conference and afterward got into a fascinating conversation with a young digital design student. It was fun to compare where we were in our careers.
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10 days ago by designerbrent
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Happy birthday hope you’re having the BEST day!! 🎉✨🥂
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10 days ago by judson
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Brown University is among more than a dozen colleges helping Puerto Rican students after Hurricane Maria. It's mod…
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10 days ago by senykam
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U paid out for silence. just an accusation? Prob not.
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10 days ago by shakeel
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U paid out for silence. just an accusation? Prob not.
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10 days ago by adamrg
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You mean “racist data” not “racist data structures”, right? Just like popular narrative is…
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10 days ago by jasonclark
Why Paper Jams Persist
For printer engineers, solving paper jams is “the ultimate challenge,” combining physics, chemistry, and programming. Illustration by Daniel Savage Building 111…
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10 days ago by toph
Watch McLaren’s stumble into the 2017 F1 season in new Amazon show | Ars Technica
It's like an automotive version of The Office, but for McLaren, worse.
Amazon Prime has returned to things four-wheeled with its latest original production. It's not another Jeremy Clarkson spinoff, though; it's a rare look at the inner workings of a Formula 1 team. Grand Prix Driver is a four-part documentary—available from today—that gives the viewer an access-all-pass into the workings off the McLaren team as it gets ready for the 2017 Formula 1 season.
Access to teams in this highly competitive and highly secretive sport is unusual, particularly a team as image-conscious as McLaren. So it's a little surprising just how much we get to see, as what's meant to be a turnaround season instead plumbs new depths of despair for the organization.
It's a simple concept: camera crews wander about the breathtaking McLaren Technology Center, the white-and-gray technopalace from which the cars are birthed. They film in meeting rooms, workshop bays, and at the test track, as the 2017 car comes together and the team's two drivers—superstar Fernando Alonso and rookie Stoffel Vandoorne—in the run-up to the first race of the year. But the cameras are visiting MTC at an eventful time.
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10 days ago by rgl7194
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the w o r s t

seriously twitter has such a harassment/dogpile problem it's ridiculous. people compla…
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10 days ago by mikerugnetta
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Yep, I've done that, and it's not currently doing anything. Is there any preference file I can try…
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10 days ago by limeonaire
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RT : Dear : Please stop lying to the American people. Just stop.

How do we know you are lying? Because…
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10 days ago by sjenkins
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RT : An elementary school in Utah has ditched Andrew Jackson and will now be named for Mary Jackson, NASA's first black…
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10 days ago by fenster
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My cousin made me an edited Star Wars calendar for Christmas, this is the month of Feb…
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RT : Prides do a bunch of covers and every one of them is 👌🏻 (esp. Tinseltown in the Rain). Lower Than…
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10 days ago by brokenbottleboy
Los edificios ecológicos son más baratos | Blog Alterconsumismo | EL PAÍS
Estamos en enero y ha vuelto a subir la luz, y ello a pesar de que el Gobierno ha decidido congelar una vez más la parte regulada de la tarifa eléctrica. Según FACUA, en 2017, la subida fue del 10,8%. via Pocket
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10 days ago by oriolllado
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Hey Siri - How do cilia work?
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The best part about previews is that after the event, nobody cares what you wrote in the preview. One year I didn't…
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This jerk opened my bag to get a delicious treat of my notebook paper.
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10 days ago by anesly
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Random quote time:

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

- George Orwel…
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このあと花子よりオレが怒られた
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10 days ago by Jumendezsama
Aria Maestosa
Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi sequencer/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering score, keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.

Aria Maestosa runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux/Unix. It is translated in many languages including French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Russian.
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10 days ago by segfault
(429) https://twitter.com/joe_kehoskie/status/962416172074401792
RT : Now we get to the real issue. You wanted it ended. So you're agreeing that your first tweet was just bullshit.
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10 days ago by DocDre
Why Paper Jams Persist | The New Yorker
Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. Building 111 on the Xerox engineering campus, near Rochester, New York, is vast and labyrinthine. On the social-media site Foursquare, one visitor writes that it’s “like Hotel California.
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10 days ago by mud
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RT : Happy 120th birthday Bertolt Brecht
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10 days ago by qdot
Mercedes-AMG’s C63 S Cabrio has it all: Power, sound, fuel use, and cost | Ars Technica
Driving fun is worth something, but at over $100,000 as tested this one isn't perfect.
The vast chasm between "want" and "need" is a space littered with high-cost products, be they high-performance automobiles or super-premium ice cream. While the sclerotic effects of 55 percent (or 11 grams) of the daily recommended dosage of saturated fat in one serving of Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby is a moderated health risk, so too can be the 503hp (375kW) in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabrio after one 4.0-second blast to 60 mph. Also, considering that the very first C-Class AMG model ever offered in the US market 22 years ago belted out a whopping 276hp (206kW) from its 3.6-liter inline-6, power is a relative thing.
That 4.0-liter engine pumps two turbos' worth of pressure into eight cylinders to net its embarrassment of riches. (Non-S C63 models get by with a mere 469hp, or 350 kW.) Those turbos are nestled in the valley of the engine's V, as on BMW's current crop of turbocharged V8s and Audi's V-type engines. This shortens the plumbing, reduces the possibility of lag, and also helps get the turbos hotter (which helps produce boost quicker).
But it's not just the engine that dominates driving impressions of the C63. You hear the throaty V8, of course, but there's also a slight shake of the windshield header thanks to its very stiff suspension over bumpy roads. The car is but 187 inches long—a Toyota Camry is longer—but it feels bigger, and markedly so compared to other models in the current C-Class range. When riding around with the top down, you still feel ensconced in the car thanks to its high waistline.
cars  mercedes  convertible  review 
10 days ago by rgl7194
'The connection between education and democracy should be clear'
"Simon Creasey meets the academic calling for teachers to revolt against the ‘pedagogy of oppression’ and demand due payment for their overlooked role in underpinning democracy

Henry Giroux wants teachers to mobilise. He wants them to rise up and launch a revolutionary movement in order to eradicate what he calls a “pedagogy of oppression” that has permeated the education system, both in the UK and in his native US. Teachers and teachers’ unions should work with parents to pressure governments to focus education on creating “informed citizens”, he says, not learning-by-rote simply to get students to pass their exams and become workforce-ready.

This is a push for change that Giroux has been working on for some time. He currently holds the McMaster University chair for scholarship in the public interest, in Ontario, Canada. But he has been an education academic for decades and penned numerous books. He’s insistent on this course of action because “you cannot have a democracy without an informed citizenry”.

“We live in a culture that thrives on ignorance, refuses to invest in education, flees from the obligations of shared citizenship and ignores what it means to provide a decent life for everyone, especially children,” says Giroux.

“[In this environment,] politics degenerates into a pathology and education is reduced to a form of training.”

'We need to have a dialogue'
To emphasise his point, he cites the election of Donald Trump – a president who is on record claiming that he “loves the poorly educated”.

“[Trump’s election win] is not just about a crisis of politics; it’s about the crisis of education, it’s about the crisis of civic literacy,” he says. So, how do teachers contribute to putting this right?

As a starting point, he thinks a discussion needs to be had about the true purpose of education. “We need to have a dialogue about what teachers can do to, in a sense, ensure that education is viewed as a public good and that it is tied to a democratic project that would be used to prepare students to be engaged, critical and informed citizens,” Giroux says. “We’ve got to ditch this notion that the only purpose of education is basically to educate people for the workforce or that the most important aspect of education is learning 25 different ways to teach. That’s just silly, it’s reductionistic and it turns teachers into automatons.

“This type of educational reform is really about deskilling teachers and turning education into an adjunct of the corporate workplace. It kills any notion of the imagination, and what we usually end up with is people teaching for the test. We end up with people basically implementing what I call ‘pedagogies of oppression’.”

Giroux explains that a pedagogy of oppression is one that essentially “assaults” a student’s imagination. “It often emphasises memorisation; it places a strong emphasis on harsh forms of discipline; it can result in enormously unproductive and poisonous forms of racism; it usually teaches for the test,” he says. “It embraces standardisation as a measure of knowledge and it does everything it can to basically shut down any sense of curiosity and any sense of teaching students – and teachers for that matter – what it means to exercise a degree of civic courage, to take risks, to doubt, to in some way be critically conscious of the world, to explore the full capacity of their imagination, and to open the world and themselves in a way in which they can embrace and expand their capacity to be real social-political agents.”

Giroux believes that we should educate educators in a way that enables them to fulfil the “civic purpose” of education.

“I think that increasingly gets lost in the commercialisation, the corporatisation, the commodification and the standardisation of education,” he says. “These are forces that have been highly influenced by a corporate state that doesn’t really recognise the relationship – and doesn’t want to recognise the relationship – between education and democracy, and I think teachers need to seize upon and develop a new language for understanding the purpose of education.”

Giroux identifies another issue: the things that children are being taught in schools typically bear no relation to the world in which they live – a world that is heavily influenced by social media, popular culture and mainstream media.

“To me, this is tragic because when that happens, schools often translate into dead zones of education and spaces of abandonment,” he argues. “They become places that seem irrelevant to young people. They seem to have no meaning except for an elite who need the credentials to get into Oxford, Cambridge, Yale or Harvard.”

He is similarly depressed by what he perceives to be a “deskilling” of teachers that has been brought about by the “audit culture” that pervades the education system in the US and UK. Educators, he believes, should push against or ignore it.

“Teachers can’t just close their door and say ‘I’m going to do everything I can to avoid this’,” says Giroux. “They need to organise collectively. They need to bring the power of a collective teacher’s union, and the power of working with parents and young people, to begin to put pressure on governments because in the final analysis what is at stake here is changing policy. That is, changing policies that are oppressive and endlessly put into play.”

‘Great social movement’

What is important, he says, it that such a reaction is not politically aligned. Giroux explains that “the notion of creating informed and critical students cuts across ideological lines” and that it “should be attractive to anyone who believes that schooling is crucial to creating informed citizens”.

To do this, teachers need to have a clear idea of their larger role in society and this role needs to be self-defined. “Teachers have to become part of a great social movement in which they define themselves as a public resource,” says Giroux.

He argues that, as part of this movement, teachers should fight for policies that advocate more funding for education, more autonomy for teachers and higher pay.

“Teachers should be paid like doctors and they should be professionalised in ways that suggest they are a valued part of any society, which is what they are,” says Giroux. “Schools matter in a democracy and teachers should be one of the most valued groups of people that we have in our society, yet at the same time they are the most belittled, the most dehumanised and the most exploited among professionals – and I think that’s because we have no faith in democracy.

“We can’t seem to make the connection between teaching, education and democracy, and I think that teachers need to make that connection and they need to make it loud and clear. They need to talk about public schools and higher education as democratic public spheres and they need to make clear that what they do is absolutely vital to the nature of society itself – and they need to fight for it.”

Picking sides

Although he concedes that he is “utterly pessimistic” about the changes that have taken place to the education system in the US since the 1980s – the public schools sector in particular – he is quietly optimistic about the future. “I think we’ve reached a breaking point where many people are refusing to accept what we call the ‘school to prison’ pipeline,” says Giroux.

“They’re refusing to accept the racism that goes on in schools with kids being expelled and thrown out of schools, and we have also seen this huge revolt in the US against teaching for the test. More and more people are now realising that education is one of the few protected spaces and battlefronts left over which we can defend any notion of a liberal education. An education that is engaged in creating critical citizens and furthering the parameters of a democratic society.”

Regardless of whether this change is happening as quickly as Giroux feels it must, he is clear that we are at a point where teachers need to pick sides.

“Democracy is in crisis around the world and to address that crisis, education needs to be reclaimed as a moral and political project willing to address the future with a degree of civic courage and educated hope,” he says. “In this case, the struggle to reclaim the democratic function of education is not an option, it is a necessity.”"
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10 days ago by robertogreco
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I still hate absolutely everything about this story. (By the way, how do you comfort children living in a state and…
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Detailed Notes from SaaStr Annual 2018 – Medium
The smaller the company, the more extreme the emotions, highs and lows. Whenever you hit that low you have to remind yourself that everyone goes through it. It helps you focus and be agile in your thinking. One takeaway is calmness. A lot of things feel like life and death but they’re really not. Surround yourself with smart people. Go full on and have conviction in your decisions. If you’re wishy-washy you’re doomed, but be open-minded if things don’t pan out as expected.
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10 days ago by claff
Paolo Massucci: La truffa
04-11-2017 - Nonostante l’impennata della mortalità registrata dall’ISTAT nel primo trimestre del 2017 andremo tutti in pensione cinque mesi più tardi, persino a 71 anni per chi ha iniziato a lavorare dal 1996, senza che il governo si curi se le aziende manterranno il posto di lavoro ai sessantenni e settantenni o se ne libereranno prima.

Tale assurdità e malvagità svela la realtà del rapporto cittadini-governanti in un paese capitalista definito democratico

Con il meccanismo attuale l'età della pensione può solo aumentare all'infinito.

Nel triennio 2014–2016 l’ISTAT ha certificato, con un complesso calcolo statistico peraltro contestato da alcune sigle sindacali, un aumento di cinque mesi dell’aspettativa di vita
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