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Creating SQL Server columns: A best practices guide
While you could use a combination of natural keys to uniquely identify a record, joining tables on multiple columns will normally be slower than joining the same tables based on a single column with a small data type (such as INTEGER). via Pocket
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10 days ago by themagicteeth
NORTHERN ECONOMIST 2.0: Ontario: The Road Ahead
Ontario has elected a
new majority government and Doug Ford is Premier Designate of Ontario.In the end, Ontario voters have voted out the Liberals and opted for a
major change in government.Congratulations to Mr.
Ford and his team on their election victory and a thank you to all candidates
in this election who chose to run and campaign.Political life is a challenge and one cannot say enough about how important
it is to have people willing to run for office and serve the public interest.In the end, any democracy is only as
effective as the people who are willing to participate whether as candidates or
voters. The NDP hold 40 seats with 33.7
percent of the popular vote and the Liberals are down to 7 seats with 19.3
percent of the popular vote.The Liberal
collapse has reduced them to virtual islands of support - three seats in the GTA, three in Ottawa and 1 in
northern Ontario.The Green Party has
also managed a positive showing electing 1 – their leader – in Guelph with 4.6
percent of the vote.It is a majority
government and for those concerned about uncertainty, a minority government
would have created more uncertainty than a majority government.Any concerns about uncertainty with respect
to policy direction are now entirely in the hands of the new elected
government. With respect to
northern Ontario, the region has diverse representation that includes members
of the governing party as well as opposition voices to air issues and concerns.The elected PC members are also spread a
10 days ago by sechilds
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10 days ago by amyfortuna
Opinion | Chris Hayes: What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump - The New York Times
And this is what “law and order” means: the preservation of a certain social order, not the rule of law. It shouldn’t have taken this long to see what has always been staring us in the face. After all, the last president to focus so intensely on law and order, Richard Nixon, the man who helped usher in mass incarceration, was also the most infamous criminal to occupy the Oval Office. The history of the United States is the story of a struggle between the desire to establish certain universal rights and the countervailing desire to preserve a particular social order.

We are now witnessing a president who wholly embraces the latter. America can have that kind of social order, or it can have justice for all. But it can’t have both.
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10 days ago by Weaverbird
Clincher vs. Tubular Bike Tires
Tubular tires look the same as clinchers on the outside, but work in a very different way. Tubulars are completely round, so there is no open part of the tire that needs to clinch. There is also no tube needed – -the tube is basically sewn into the tire and is part of it. As a result, the tubular is just one piece, whereas the clincher is two pieces (tube and tire). Tubular tires are often glued to the rim, because without some glue they tend to move around a bit.
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10 days ago by mikael
App Store's "free trials" are in name only - Six Colors
June 8, 2018 6:41 AM PT In summary: none of the mechanics of supporting ersatz free trials are substantially supported by the App Store. Every aspect of the solution is bolted on to a system which was not designed for, yet is somewhat admirably being used to simulate real support for free trials. Free trials have long been a top request of app developers; they’re something that’s existed in the Mac software world for decades, and Apple has yet to really embrace them. Whether that’s because it believes it’s too complicated, or simply doesn’t think people use them is unclear, but Daniel’s post adroitly lays out why the change to App Store guidelines is a step in the right direction, but far from enough.
10 days ago by sechilds
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10 days ago by jace
WWDC 2018 Idle Thoughts
If piles are such a good way to organize stuff, why can’t I convince my wife I know how to fold clothes? In many ways, it felt like an acknowledgement of two major categories of buyers: The young and the old. It’s fine to joke about MeMoji and the silliness of 32 person FaceTime parties but that’s the stuff that will pull in younger users. I’d love for Siri to be more useful to me for executing on an idea, but first it needs to be smart enough to give me the right definition for an english vocabulary word. My fear is that I will have a bumbling idiot of an assistant with Siri that dutifully executes a series of tasks without regard for context or information content.
10 days ago by sechilds
Chinese Higher Education in Four Graphs - HESA
Gross enrolment rates is simply the total number of students divided by the size of the university-age population (ie. However, as one heads inland the numbers fall significantly: in sparsely populated and thinly industrialised Tibet and Qinghai, the Gross Enrolment Rate is under 20%. In China, perhaps more so than elsewhere, where one goes to school is a matter of great import: the prestige of the institution attended makes an enormous amount of difference, which is why secondary students spend such ridiculous amounts of time swotting for their gaokao (university entrance) examinations. In the country as a whole, it is just 5% (the corresponding figure in Canada is about 70% if you look just at university students, and 50% if you include both college and university), and in 14 of the country’s 31 provinces, major municipalities and autonomous regions (I’m excluding the two Special Administrative Regions of Macao and Hong Kong here because their data is not typically included in PRC datasets), there are no students enrolled in top institutions. And so that’s China in a nutshell: rapid increases in enrolment in mostly not-world-class institutions, and huge geographic divides between rich coastal areas and the interior provinces both in terms of the quantity and quality of higher education on offer.
10 days ago by sechilds
A Few Thoughts on WWDC 2018 — MacSparky
I ran a scenario by friends at both Apple and OmniFocus that I’d theoretically like to create a Siri shortcut that triggers when I say “Hey Siri, Get it done”, at which point my lights would go dark, OmniFocus would open up to my flagged list of tasks, and Mission Impossible would start playing over my HomePod. Maybe we’re just waiting for that amazing app to show us the way but so far it’s not here, and I have to wonder if this isn’t just Apple getting things started while they work toward some new AR hardware in the future. Most interesting is that Apple announced big companies, like Microsoft and Adobe, are coming to the Mac App Store along with some of the most prestigious small developers, like Panic and Bare Bones. This year I ended up spending more time with Apple folks than usual, and they all were very receptive to issues and ideas concerning their products and software. I am leaving this year's conference feeling more energized than ever with a ton of great ideas for podcast content and future projects.
10 days ago by sechilds
Chris's Wiki :: blog/tech/NetworksMustBeUseful
One of the things this article is about is how for many companies,
the network created by your users is the important piece, not the
product itself; you can change the product but retain the network
and win, despite the yelling of aggravated users. On the one hand, this "networks matter but products don't" view is
basically true. You see, users do not form (social)
networks on services out of the goodness of their hearts. Twitter's deep social network remains in
theory, but it is not useful to you any more so it might as well
not exist in practice. If different people find
your product useful in different ways, the shape of your (active)
network will shift.
10 days ago by sechilds
Everyday Decisions | besidealife
Or there was (by the time you read this the election will have occurred and outcome decided). Person who’s not been very much liked for quite a while and now, it seems, has lost the ability to inspire much trust, or failing that, much faith in their leadership prowess and (therefore) their party’s efficacy; Person who has ridden the pony express to political provincial power via an all too familiar path of self-aggrandizement on behalf of an amorphous and ill-defined “people,” whose uncouth charisma in these lacklustre times (a heady mix of perceived business acumen, feigned compassion and calculated aggression) seems very much to compensate for their lack of a party platform and experience as leader of anything; Person who’s been a presence in Ontario politics for a good while, a good long while, but who has always seemed to come off more as an acquaintance seen from across a crowded room rather than a viable candidate for premier, whose party gives off the impression of the last person standing after cooler heads have prevailed, good intentions be damned. There will be no winner, not after the votes are tallied and the results declared. There are no winners here, no sense of solid victory or sound accomplishment. Simply the sense of having lost a little less than what could have been, democracy, in the end, having been processed, one way or another.
10 days ago by sechilds
The true meaning of unit testing
For example, the Python standard library has a unittest module intended for generic automated testing. At an old job, in contrast, we used the term differently: testing of interactions with external systems outside the control of our own code. Imagine you’re a web developer trying to test a HTTP-based interaction with very simple underlying logic. You go off and share what you’ve learned—and then get scolded for not doing real unit testing, for failing to use the correct magic formula. The problem here is that the belief that one particular kind of testing is a magic formula for software quality.
10 days ago by sechilds
Michael Tsai - Blog - Removed in macOS 10.14 Mojave
When Apple released iOS 11, the company removed built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services. It means Apple no longer cares about non-retina Macs like the MacBook Air and thinks owners of those machines won’t notice rough, jagged text when they “upgrade” to Mojave. This means that apps built using OpenGL and OpenCL will still run in Mojave, but they will no longer be updated after macOS 10.14 launches. Apple didn’t kill OpenGL, it’s been dead in the water as a cross platform standard for some time. Hopefully a good, open source SDL-like wrapper that abstracts these three APIs will emerge at some point
10 days ago by sechilds
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10 days ago by angelajames
Rentiers — Greater Fool – Authored by Garth Turner – The Troubled Future of Real Estate
I understand the reason for such a rule, to stop unscrupulous home owners from pretending to move back in to then flip the property or acquire new tenants at a higher rent price, but there has to be a fairer way to this. A million dollars invested in the TSX today buys $67k/annum of tax-paid-up income that will likely grow over time and for which there’s ample historic precedent of growth in a rising interest rate environment. Tom Davidoff, the architect of the empty home tax in BC, explains how this is the opposite of unfair, and how Vancouver zoning has punished the middle class in favor of the already rich, for no good reason other than short-sighted vote garnering. Yes well we will see what happens when the bond market collapses in a couple of years and there are NO MORE taxpayer dollars left to fund the bloated fat lazy inefficient corporation called GOVT. First we’ll approach 100% taxation due to carbon tax shortfalls, missed marijuana revenue expectations and an ever escalating civil service unfounded lianbiry and mass hiring to fudge employment numbers….and the confiscation will begin in earnest.
10 days ago by sechilds
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10 days ago by jace
Michael Tsai - Blog - 10 Strikes and You’re Out
I had no idea until I looked into it last weekend, but it turns out this feature is far more clever than I realized, and it’s highly unlikely that your kids or jackass drinking buddies could ever trigger it. After the 5th failed attempt, iOS requires a 1-minute timeout before you can try again. These timeouts escalate such that it would take over 3 hours to enter 10 incorrect passcodes. It seems pretty clear from the responses to my poll that I wasn’t alone in thinking that this feature was more dangerous than it really is. I’ve got it turned on now, and I can’t think of a good reason why anyone wouldn’t enable this.
10 days ago by sechilds
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U19: Hemmamötet med Sollentuna börjar 13.00 på Hammarby IP.

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10 days ago by toco
Michael Tsai - Blog - macOS 10.13.5
The only new user feature identified by Apple is Messages in iCloud, which Apple states is a feature of High Sierra only; there is no comparable option in the Sierra version of the Messages app. The High Sierra update still seems very large: its App Store download is 2.12 GB in size. You have long been able to stream to multiple speakers from the Mac, using iTunes, and that is new on iOS with AirPlay 2, but the inability for the Mac to be able to use AirPlay 2 and see a stereo pair of HomePods is surprising. iCloud sync seems completely stuck on my desktop Mac across apps. Photos stop in December 2017; iMessage sync has been running for >12 hours without any visible progress.
10 days ago by sechilds
Should You Ride an Electric Scooter? - The Atlantic
In ancient, barbaric days when local vassals managed petite armies, brute knights often swept into villages, declaring the inhabitants subject to new laws and new lords before riding off again with the changing of the season. In a mad bid for market share, the start-ups behind the scooters had dumped thousands of them on city sidewalks, frustrating San Francisco’s cyclists and terrorizing its wretched NIMBYs. A worrying story, certainly, but the threat seemed distant until this April when I spotted a scooter in my neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Hoofing it to the subway one morning, I caught its silhouette out of the corner of my eye: unused, teetering, a putrescent green. They take a number of manufacturing advances made possible by the global smartphone industry—smaller and cheaper cell antennas, GPS chips, and electric batteries—and apply them in a novel and useful way, and in a surprisingly good way . She explained this at the time and I remember feeling an immense surge of gratitude—and a confusion that my parents and grandparents would arrange for something so outlandishly kind, so cool-for-cool’s-sake, to be done just for me .
10 days ago by sechilds
The Oxygen of Amplification | Data & Society
The Oxygen of Amplification: Better Practices for Reporting on Extremists, Antagonists, and Manipulators Online draws on in-depth interviews by scholar Whitney Phillips to showcase how news media was hijacked from 2016 to 2018 to amplify the messages of hate groups.

Offering extremely candid comments from mainstream journalists, the report provides a snapshot of an industry caught between the pressure to deliver page views, the impulse to cover manipulators and “trolls,” and the disgust (expressed in interviewees’ own words) of accidentally propagating extremist ideology.

After reviewing common methods of “information laundering” of radical and racist messages through the press, Phillips uses journalists’ own words to propose a set of editorial “better practices” intended to reduce manipulation and harm.
research  science  journalism  news  media 
10 days ago by Weaverbird
Daring Fireball: Robinson Meyer: 'Unfortunately, the Electric Scooters Are Fantastic'
Robinson Meyer: ‘Unfortunately, the Electric Scooters Are Fantastic’ Robinson Meyer, writing for The Atlantic: When this latest army invaded my village, it seemed no different
than the rest. I had heard rumor of it for weeks, had feared and
resented it, had assured friends that its occupation would end as
soon as all its predecessors. But when its foot soldiers finally
arrived, I was shocked to find myself charmed. I speak, of course, of the electric scooters.
10 days ago by sechilds
Direct Quotes, 2 | besidealife
Ophthalmologist Opinion : “There are more lopsided people than symmetrical.” Direct From the Kitchen : “Such a meaty concoction!” Parenting Sage : “Newborns can’t make this smell.” Ominous : “You’ll regret that choice when white comes into fashion again.” True Compliment : “Omggg what a lil poot!”
10 days ago by sechilds
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We houden hier graag de illusie in stand dat iedereen deugt en het beste met ons voorheeft
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10 days ago by Dymphie
Daring Fireball: 10 Strikes and You’re Out — the iOS Feature You’re Probably Not Using But Should
I’ve long been intrigued by this setting, but never turned it on, out of the vague fear that something could happen and I’d wind up with a wiped iPhone. Say, if a “friend” surreptitiously took my phone at a bar and entered 10 wrong passcodes as a prank. I had no idea until I looked into it last weekend, but it turns out this feature is far more clever than I realized, and it’s highly unlikely that your kids or jackass drinking buddies could ever trigger it. It seems pretty clear from the responses to my poll that I wasn’t alone in thinking that this feature was more dangerous than it really is. I’ve got it turned on now, and I can’t think of a good reason why anyone wouldn’t enable this.
10 days ago by sechilds
CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 - CNN
His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a survey Thursday showing suicide rates increased by 25% across the country over nearly two decades ending in 2016. Chef and writer Edward Lee, who hosted a season of a show produced by Bourdain, looked back at their time working together and wrote that "Tony gave us a world that we didn't know we needed." Bourdain grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and started working in kitchens in his teens -- including on Massachusetts' Cape Cod during the summer. First, he hosted "A Cook's Tour" on the Food Network, then moved to the Travel Channel with "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," a breakout hit that earned two Emmy Awards and more than a dozen nominations.
10 days ago by sechilds
Canada now has better data on skills and labour market outcomes than ever. Why is it so hard to use it? | The Mowat Centre
This is the reality faced by researchers and government officials looking to understand whether our secondary and postsecondary education system is providing students with the skills they need to succeed in the economy of tomorrow. And it requires samples large enough that the effects of other variables potentially affecting labour market outcomes – for example, whether one got married and has kids, or encountered health problems – can be statistically accounted for. Skills also enable citizens to interact effectively together and with their public institutions to address an increasingly complex array of local, regional, national and global challenges. Accessing the linked PIAAC and LISA data is the key to better understanding how education, skills and labour market outcomes interact in Canada, and how to maximize their societal impact going forward. Its purpose is to access, analyze and mobilize data relating to the education, skills and labour market outcomes of Canadians, and to disseminate the findings to inform policy development.
10 days ago by sechilds
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Philosofriends, Kate Manne () is suffering severe online abuse from Jordan Peterson’s followers (threats…
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10 days ago by rafaelconde
Research Initiative on Education + Skills | The Mowat Centre
Its purpose is to access, analyze and mobilize data relating to the education, skills and labour market outcomes of Canadians, and to disseminate the findings to inform policy development. Use the data to produce a series of studies by both internal and external researchers on key policy issues relating to the education, skills and labour market outcomes of Canadians. An international programme of assessment of adult skills and competencies initiated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and administered between 2011 and 2016 in 34 countries. A longitudinal survey conducted every two years since 2012 that collects information from 24,000 adult Canadians, including 8,500 PIAAC respondents, about their jobs, education, health and family, and how changes in these areas affect different aspects of their lives. Results from LISA can be linked to the direct measures of skills conducted through PIAAC for those respondents who are included in both surveys.
10 days ago by sechilds
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my friend works at a 3d printer company and they made this wall for when they want more walls
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Auf dem Heimweg von der Abschlussveranstaltung mit einer Realität voller Grenzen konfrontiert.…
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10 days ago by friedelitis
Maar Thierry en Geert: het was toch ‘Nederland voor de Nederlanders’? - NRC
Maar Thierry en Geert: het was toch ‘Nederland voor de Nederlanders’? - NRC -
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10 days ago by Dymphie
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Very proud to be working for an organisation with such a focus on diversity and inclusion. Sodexo's has been walkin…
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10 days ago by bbroeckx
US takes aim at Russian hackers who infected over 500,000 routers - CNET
The VPNFilter malware targeted devices worldwide from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link.
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10 days ago by Weaverbird
Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test
Emilija Manevska / Getty The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that…
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10 days ago by urbansheep
Mostly Technical | Wallpaper Engine on Steam
Wallpaper Engine on Steam:

Verification issueSTEAM: Content file locked / Disk write error / Content encrypted By now I received ~100 reports but also a number of ‘Steam ticket’ errors. I have tried to fix this, but if this is still no good, I’ll need to get in touch with Valve about it first. via Pocket
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10 days ago by tjalve
Mostly Technical | Mikael Gustafsson
Mikael Gustafsson:

Skills illustration 3d modelling unity game design 3d enviroment design Owl animation Better quality: http://bit.ly/2kd5NVq 0 Fox #2 More stuff over at my instagram: http://bit.ly/2diSUBn My little fox friend makes a return, I’ll have some super small adjustments to do on this o… via Pocket
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10 days ago by tjalve
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10 days ago by joshd
GitHub - apple/turicreate: Turi Create simplifies the development of custom machine learning models.
Currently having a lot of fun with and building an object detection model - thanks, Apple, for open-sourcing Turi
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It was his first tier one test match. Glad this happened in a June test not a World Cup quarter fina…
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RT @szynszyliszys: Sometimes SVG title is not enough and you might want to use id and aria-labelledby attribute to get a title that will be read out by a screen reader via @lisi_linhart at #pitercss https://ift.tt/2sGV9Jq http://twitter.com/smashingmag/status/1005394350233325568
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10 days ago by dcolanduno
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RT @p01: Hey @pitercss_conf someone asked about making SVGs accessible and the folks from @FINN_no gave great tips about that @web_rebels see https://t.co/dxImSCnmUD #PiterCSS: http://twitter.com/smashingmag/status/1005393982162169856
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Nice sketch illustrating a remote research setup. In the past, I always found it super-useful to sketch out the roo…
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RT : Ever wondered *how* those adverts manage to keep on finding you - even when you go incognito, switch devices, or ne…
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RT : "Aber Frauen fühlen sich doch mitgemeint." Nein.
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