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So many of these kind of stories being shared about Anthony Bourdain today. So tragic, I loved that guy.
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This attack continues a pattern based on a similar incident which took place on May 11, at the Vancouver Mall where…
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Both Flippo and Toese were seen assaulting activists at Patriot Prayer's violent hate rally last Sunday June 3rd. F…
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Today at approx 2:20pm at the corner of NE Broadway & 13th in PDX, Proud Boys Donovon Flippo and Tusitala "Tiny" Jo…
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We Need to Talk About Anthony Bourdain
Chefs die all the time, and no one talks about it. There are a million reasons for this, but the thing is that it happens constantly and it's only spoken of in…
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“We play both kinds of music. Country AND Western.”
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The Barrayaran Imperial Service, A Century of Change. - Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
When Prince Xav Vorbarra first arrived on Beta Colony, he was already a veteran of a bloody civil war.

I don't remember enough about canon history for this to have its full impact, but still defs interesting!
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Nothing to give your weekend a shot of absolute terror than learning your mom had a heart attack. (She’s okay, on t…
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A couple dancing at the Be-Bop Cellar, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, , 1951 by Robert Doisneau. For me this image c…
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Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - The Atlantic
“Memory generally has a very intrinsic limitation,” says Faria Sana, an assistant professor of psychology at Athabasca University, in Canada. “It’s essentially a bottleneck.”

The “forgetting curve,” as it’s called, is steepest during the first 24 hours after you learn something. Exactly how much you forget, percentage-wise, varies, but unless you review the material, much of it slips down the drain after the first day, with more to follow in the days after, leaving you with a fraction of what you took in.

Presumably, memory has always been like this. But Jared Horvath, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, says that the way people now consume information and entertainment has changed what type of memory we value—and it’s not the kind that helps you hold onto the plot of a movie you saw six months ago.
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Memories get reinforced the more you recall them, Horvath says. If you read a book all in one stretch—on an airplane, say—you’re just holding the story in your working memory that whole time. “You’re never actually reaccessing it,” he says.

Sana says that often when we read, there’s a false “feeling of fluency.” The information is flowing in, we’re understanding it, it seems like it is smoothly collating itself into a binder to be slotted onto the shelves of our brains. “But it actually doesn’t stick unless you put effort into it and concentrate and engage in certain strategies that will help you remember.”
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Unpopular opinions: “small businesses” are just as exploitative as large corporations, they just usually don’t make…
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Hey, fellow white people. I'd like to buy and give away some copies of Ijeoma Oluo's amazing book "So You Want To T…
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Just As Thick As My Skin - neveralarch
Threesomes solve everything.

(Threesomes do not solve everything. But sometimes they're fun.)
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10 EDM Albums For People Who Don't Like EDM :: Music :: Lists :: Paste
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10 EDM Albums For People Who Don't Like EDM #music #list #BrianEno #Kraftwerk #NewOrder #MassiveAttack https://t.co/38iJ2v11wp pic.twitter.com/YV6JxxISgV

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I’m hitting the “GROUP BY contains nonaggregated column clause” error in MySQL 5.7+ more as time goes on. The lack…
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the lead singer of as i lay dying served three years in jail for attempting to have his wife killed and now they're…
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Half the Way with Mao Zedong
The early 1960s were also a period when American society displayed few of the signs of obvious pathology that mark our politics today. These were years when most people’s standard of living was rising, buoyed by both a rapidly growing economy and a labor movement with 30 percent union density. Unlike our own era of catastrophic inequality and the foundering of official politics, these were years in which, if anything, the system appeared to be working too efficiently — the problem was that its operation was totally outside of the control of most Americans. Alienated from the machine-like operation of US institutions, most of the population was, in Hayden’s view, growing ever more remote from the kind of civic life necessary for confronting the real problems that remained in society. It was to this problem that SDS proposed the solution of a revolution in values.
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‘Anything would be better:’ Critics warn Ottawa’s family-reunification lottery is flawed, open to manipulation - The Globe and Mail
Excel’s method for generating random numbers is “very bad,” according to Université de Montréal computer-science professor Pierre L’Ecuyer, an expert in random-number generation. “It’s a very old generator, and it’s really not state-of-the-art.” Prof. L’Ecuyer’s research has shown that Excel’s random-number generator doesn’t pass certain statistical tests, meaning it’s less random than it appears. Under the current system, “it may be that not everybody has exactly the same chance,” Prof. L’Ecuyer said.

Excel uses pseudo-random number generators, a class of algorithms that rely on formulas to generate numbers. These generators have a key flaw – they rely on a “seed” number to kick off the mathematical process. In the case of Excel, this seed is generated automatically by the application. “If you know one number at one step,” Prof. L’Ecuyer explained, “you can compute all the numbers that will follow.”

This means the process could be exploited by someone with the right skills. It’s happened before: In 1994, IT consultant Daniel Corriveau discovered a pattern in a keno game – which uses a random numbering system – at the Casino de Montréal and won $620,000 in a single evening. An investigation later determined the game was using the same seed number at the start of each day.
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10 days ago by danwin
Why do we forget most of what we read and watch? - Kottke.org
Do you remember the plots of books you read and movies you watch, even months later? I rarely do, so Julie Beck’s piece Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read really hit me square in the forehead this morning (even though I will likely forget having read it next week).
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One of the relatively few kottke.org posts I remember without having to hunt around for it (which is ironic, considering) is this one about Dick Cavett and compartmentalized memory. Cavett had a really hard time remembering who his guests were on past shows.

A worried Johnny Carson once admitted to me that he frequently couldn’t remember what was said on a show he had just finished taping. And, sometimes, who the guests were. It’s a strange thing, and one I haven’t quite figured out.

Johnny all but wiped his brow when I told him it happened to me too, and that a few days earlier I got home and it took me a good 10 minutes to be able to report with whom I had just done 90 minutes. (It was only Lucille Ball!) It’s an oddity peculiar to the live performer’s divided brain that needs exploring. It has to do with the fact that you — and the “you” that performs — are not identical.
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10 days ago by sandykoe
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You always need the Jalebi intermission, fresh out of the fryer and crispy hard outside and liquid sweet inside.
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RT : Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of sixty-one. He began his writing career with this essay in 1999.
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10 days ago by LibrariesVal
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Poopers and I have done v important cuddle work today
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Today has been… difficult, and I didn’t want to write. So I wrote anyway, drafting an article about a cool galaxy.…
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