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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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You always need the Jalebi intermission, fresh out of the fryer and crispy hard outside and liquid sweet inside.
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10 days ago by singlecelled
Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This
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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RT : When fandom is at its best, it’s a positive experience that enriches people’s lives. This is not one of those stori…
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10 days ago by LibrariesVal
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RT : Fan: How would a fight between Diggle and Glory play out?
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Poopers and I have done v important cuddle work today
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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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백두산호랑이도 북미정상회담의 성공을 기원해주나요?^^ 4마리를 낳았네요. 다들 건강하답니다. 아기호랑이만큼 애닯고 연약해보이는 맹수는 없는 것 같더라고요. 우는 것도 딱 고양이. 엄마젖 잘먹고 무럭무럭 잘…
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For a while now, it's been unclear how the government runs the lottery for its Parents and Grandparents family reun…
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. told he has the Cavs winning four straight and JR going for 28 tonight 🔮
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New post on the NextWave BI blog coming Monday at 10:30a MDT. My take on a new release from a top / v…
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我定命者,即不可抑赤月的腋匂匂舐舐欲求…此正鵠的珍々車庫眷属同盟…
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They told me, “Oh yes, they get an A code,” and I asked, “Well, what’s an A code,” and it turns out it’s an “alien…
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GREATEST TATTOO OF ALL TIME
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RT : I don’t know a lot about Bourdain but I know this: He got television about human geography to rate well. He got mor…
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One of our chickens escaped today and 11yo E. caught + returned her to her yard. I thanked E. + told her she'd done…
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We really need to come up with some nicknames for the Whiteferns. It’s well past time
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RT : Announcing the Truthiness Collaborative to advance research and engagement around issues of Information Disorder, N…
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New patch is great. Kinda buggy, but so much better than the last.

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Ocean's 8 was just… very good at being A Movie. You know like sometimes you have a really good steak, and there's n…
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Structural Topic Models for Open‐Ended Survey Responses - Roberts - 2014 - American Journal of Political Science - Wiley Online Library
"Collection and especially analysis of open‐ended survey responses are relatively rare in the discipline and when conducted are almost exclusively done through human coding. We present an alternative, semiautomated approach, the structural topic model (STM) (Roberts, Stewart, and Airoldi 2013; Roberts et al. 2013), that draws on recent developments in machine learning based analysis of textual data. A crucial contribution of the method is that it incorporates information about the document, such as the author's gender, political affiliation, and treatment assignment (if an experimental study). This article focuses on how the STM is helpful for survey researchers and experimentalists. The STM makes analyzing open‐ended responses easier, more revealing, and capable of being used to estimate treatment effects. We illustrate these innovations with analysis of text from surveys and experiments."
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Hilarious Matchboxes Depict Cats Making Questionable Decisions | Colossal
Colorado-based artist Arna Miller uses vintage style packaging, advertising, and illustrations as inspiration for her goofy creations. The serious historical aesthetic and matter-of-fact text subtly ridiculous, finding humor in imagining animals experiencing human emotions, ambitions, and failures.

In a statement on her website, Miller describes her guiding principles as an artist: “My aim is to create narrative illustrations that depict magical moments…I often use text to tell part of the story, but like to leave most of the narrative up to the viewer. My guiding rule—which I sometimes break—is Possible, but Not Likely. For example, it’s possible for a vole to sit on a cigarette box and float down a river, but it is not likely. On the other hand, dinosaurs didn’t have laptops and headphones, so I would not draw that.”

The matchbox series “Strike Your Fancy” shows cats staying out late and making dicey decisions. The series is on view at Abstract in Denver through June 30, 2018. Matchboxes are also for sale in Miller’s online store. You can see more of Miller’s clever artwork on her website and Instagram.

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HI AM DOG YES GRASS FOR HOTS BUT ALSO STICK
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