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"a junior staffer Googling for 20 minutes the night before the brief is due" is 100% how this, and ever…
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it is possible there are instabilities underlying the "contradictions", espe…
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She's part of a big movement now to make things better. She can be proud of that. She can look at t…
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You Should Build your Next App on a Boring Stack
Martin Griggs Nov 27 Photograph courtesy of Michał Parzuchowski Developers love new shiny things. And in technology the past few years, there has been no…
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I actually chose to be on 3, but since the will of O2 was to go down for the day I have thrown my phone…
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Sorry, the correct answer is SCROOGED.
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Anyway my column about these emails is not on the front page of the NYT (it’s on B1), so mission accomplished I guess? https://t.co/YsKTUQO7v4

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Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr)
Coal deserves a level playing field, not runaway regulation that will do little to actually help the environment. I applaud @POTUS and @EPA to end the War on Coal and bring relief to hardworking Kentucky families.
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Fair number of claims about how diverse library collections are. I'm wondering what the metric is for that? Are we…
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RT : 💫 The AI Now 2018 Report is here! 💫

6 months of work, 60+ pages, surveying a massive year in AI and giving 10 prac…
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Du coeur au ventre, le jeu vidéo
Du jamais dans le milieu, un jeu vidéo pour faire la promo d'un show. Have fun!
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バララ小魔仙の浄化
「ハート浄化」(殴る)
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This is true. All three branches of the US government are basically MIA on this.
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HoneyryderChuck / httpx · GitLab
An HTTP client library for ruby
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RT : Pretty stark from Barnier. BBC reporting that, speaking in Brussels, Barnier has said: 'If there is no treaty, ther…
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Faster and simpler with the command line: deep-comparing JSON files with jq | Hacker News
RT : Deep-comparing two 5GB JSON files 3X faster by ditching the code and using jq: Comments:
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RT : People went out, put this on the ballot, and voted for it. And now the GOP legislature is nullifying their votes. T…
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i am of the opinion that there are far more satisfying and strategically important people to be angry at than peopl…
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Big gains from last year considering this really only takes the last 5 months into account (all uploads of my songs…
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Amazon’s HQ2 Bids Gave it a Blueprint for Expansion
In the course of deciding where to put its new headquarters, Amazon learned that Las Vegas has 2,185 students in computer-science programs, that Albany has an exceptionally low uninsured rate, and that three out of four Pittsburghers can afford to buy homes. It also learned about pending real-estate developments and discovered that the governments of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., don’t get along — but Buffalo’s and Rochester’s do. It gathered hundreds of pages’ worth of other information, too, some of it proprietary, on cities as large as New York and as small as Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

As the company strives to become all things to all people, this trove of information could be the foundation of its strategy, the blueprint for its continuing evolution. In the long run, it could be even more valuable than the few billion dollars’ worth of tax incentives Amazon is getting in New York and Virginia.

It’s hard to get away from thinking of Amazon as a retail company, because that’s how most people encounter it: by shopping on its website or app, or by asking Alexa to place an order. But if Amazon specializes in anything now, it’s infrastructure. It has more than 250 facilities around the country, mostly hidden in plain sight, so that half the population lives within a short drive of one of its warehouses. It has an extensive shipping operation, which has started competing for UPS and FedEx customers in California. And it stores a vast share of corporate America’s data, including that of Netflix and Comcast, with its cloud-computing service. As Stacy Mitchell, an activist with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, has been arguing for several years, the company is making it increasingly hard for any of its competitors, large or small, to reach customers without going through Amazon channels.
The trove of data Amazon has gathered could guide it in its expansion of the physical footprint, in the kinds of services it rolls out next, and in future negotiations and lobbying with states and municipalities...

However, Parilla thinks the most important material Amazon collected goes beyond mere numbers. “It’s this soft data — that I, as an analyst, would love to have,” he said. “For instance, what are the current and planned partnerships or investments that these regions are planning, that will matter to Amazon?” He also cited STEM partnerships, plans to increase the supply of housing, concerns about affordability, and the kinds of incentives governments might give when Amazon wants to negotiate future development projects. The bids also gave Amazon clues about competence and efficiency, and about how well local governments cooperate with one another — or don’t, as in the case of D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, which submitted separate bids, even though all they touch a single metropolitan area.

Picturing how Amazon might use all this material requires a little imagination. For retail purposes alone, it could help on the marketing front. Scott Galloway, an NYU marketing professor who wrote a book on how the biggest tech companies have embedded themselves into American life, believes the data might even give Amazon a “springboard into new industries.” “Which city has a pipeline of young educated talent earning high salaries and also has affordable housing?” he wrote in an email. “Introducing Prime mortgages. Where are the top hospitals? Introducing Prime health.”

Meanwhile, all that real-estate information will surely help as the company’s physical footprint keeps expanding....

Amazon’s ultimate vision, they believe, is to situate itself between the public and any other companies that might produce or sell goods. “In effect, Amazon is turning an open, public marketplace into a privately controlled one,” they wrote. “It would be as if Walmart owned most of our malls and Main Streets, decided the terms by which its rivals could rent these spaces, and oversaw every sale they made.” So far, Amazon controls about 49 percent of online retail, and 5 percent of all retail — and those figures are inching up every year.

Meanwhile, on its drive to become almost a para-governmental institution, Amazon has always relied on help from actual governments to gain advantages over its competitors, as Mitchell’s colleague, Olivia LaVecchia, pointed out last year. In the past, that has included getting a pass on sales tax and securing big incentives when it builds new facilities. Outsourcing Amazon’s reconnaissance was just the latest example.
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Haha yes, yes they did! Where were you? 🙄😋
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Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz)
I have long called for building a wall as a necessary step in defending our border and stopping the flow of illegal immigration into our country. The overwhelming majority of Texans and Americans want to see the border secured.
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10 days ago by AlexanderERyzhov
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Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz)
The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans. —> https://t.co/ZdojM81stg
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10 days ago by AlexanderERyzhov
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Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz)
Proud to join @JimInhofe, @SenatorRounds & @SenJohnKennedy in introducing the WALL Act. This legislation would fully fund the border wall along our southern border & identify specific funding sources.
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RT : Trump apparently shrugged off coming debt crisis with "Yeah, but I won't be here." Sadly that sentiment could also…
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Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal)
Today I join survivors, victims’ family members, & advocates from CT & around the country to turn our grief into action by demanding Congress pass responsible, common sense legislation to curb gun violence. #EndGunVoilence https://t.co/0vr8K7IUMz
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Check out Dr. 's new blog post: "Three Lessons from the World Bank’s New Worldwide Bureaucracy Indicators…
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I want to like javascript because the community is nice and seems a little more diverse th…
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Adding "Stop Playground" shortcut for Xcode and mapping it to the same value as Run Playground in Xcode (⇧⌘⏎) allow…
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10 days ago by salutis
Blind - About Us
"Blind is an anonymous social networking platform for professionals. Work email-verified professionals can connect with coworkers and other company/industry professionals by holding meaningful conversations on a variety of different topics."
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Nyolcadik utas a vérfarkas Kereső Fedőnevek normál ára: 5 990 Ft a te árad: 5 691 Ft Értékelés: (4.8) Hanabi - fémdobozos normál ára: 2 990 Ft a te árad: 2 841…
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It’s kinda hard to tell what is FUD and what is actually defined and implementable for individual citizens, domesti…
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A Nightmare for Workers: Appalling Conditions in Toy Factories Persist
A Nightmare for Workers: Appalling Conditions in Toy Factories Persist
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