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10 days ago by pricepoints
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So what’s the sales pitch for Hack now, beyond “if you have already migrated a large PHP codebase to Hack”?
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10 days ago by carlfish
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Introduced by @philchen913 of @htcexodus, we met with Jason Hsu @augama Taiwanese at-large legislator, or as his biz card offers “a.k.a Crypto Congressman”. We had some great discussion on self-sovereign identity and possibilities offered by Taiwan’s unique position in the world. pic.twitter.com/u5ydk1aZB8

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10 days ago by ChristopherA
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How well do you know CSS? Given these classes: .red { color: red; } .blue { color: blue; } Which color would these divs be?

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Ever since I've heard of this I thought that the sex chromosomes might play a role. Recessive gene ex…
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Automating Invoice Processing on My Mac — MacSparky
Flux de prod pour automatisé l'envoi de factures à des clients
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RT : 今日の落書き。きららちゃん13歳の誕生日おめでとう!
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Non-resident GST/HST Enquiries - Canada.ca
The Tax Service Office (TSO) you should contact depends on the physical location of your business outside of Canada.
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Suspicious Transactions Followed The Trump Tower Meeting
A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June…
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Scientists declare octopi life from another world / Boing Boing
Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology Journal, 33 scientists have declared the invertebrate sea-dweller an alien whose eggs landed from space. via Pocket
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Malcesine - Wikipedia
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Venice and about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Verona. via Pocket
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10 days ago by fdlbt
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Thanks to this article I learned that IDOT didn’t even control Lake Shore Drive until the 1970s.

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The new iPhone names are a mouthful, but we have cases to support them so that's all that really matters.

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RT : 今までに撮ったバッタたちの成長過程です。ここまで来たら関東で見られるバッタは制覇しておきたい。
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10 days ago by pillow
Girl Names for Baby Boys Aren't a Thing - The Atlantic
While parents who give their daughter a boy’s name might be trying to subvert gender norms, such a name is only desirable—connotations of “strength” and “coolness” are what Satran says some parents are after—because masculinity is seen as desirable. So it’s considered perfectly fine for a girl to exhibit traits associated with masculinity, yet a “serious problem” when men or boys reveal “even a whiff of femininity,” says Brian Powell, a sociologist at Indiana University. He says this one-way exchange is typical of scenarios in which one group of people has a higher perceived status than another; just as with the “one-drop rule,” a legal precedent that originated in the 17th century and categorized those with any “black” blood as fully black, a higher-status group avoids taking on any traits of the lower-status group.

The gender associations of a name can have a big effect on how people are perceived. A 2001 study showed that women with “androgynous” names like Casey or Kerry were perceived as more masculine than those with traditionally feminine names, while men with such gender-neutral names were perceived as less masculine. Other researchers have found that girls with gender-neutral names are more likely to take advanced math and science classes in high school and that female lawyers with unisex names are more likely to become judges.

Laura Wattenberg, the creator of the website Baby Name Wizard, remembers what happened after she listed the name Riley under the girls’ section (as well as the boys’) of her book of baby names in 2005. “I got angry letters from parents who had named their sons Riley and were furious at me for ruining their son’s name by suggesting it was legitimate to name a girl,” she says. (By then, the majority of Rileys being born were girls, as is still the case.)

As Wattenberg told me, those parents were resisting the long history of certain names making the switch from male to female. “Traditionally,” she says, “unisex names or cross-sex name usage has always been a one-way street—that is, always been boys’ names being taken up for girls. I don’t think we realize how much it happened in the past.” She’s talking about names like Ashley, Leslie, Dana, Shannon, Beverly, and Shirley, all of which started off as male names. (Ironically, the only web page I saw suggesting girls’ names for boys included multiple of these originally-male, now-female names.)

What leads some parents to pick a particular male name for a female baby over another? One factor Wattenberg mentioned is phonetics—nearly all male names ending in a vowel sound are “fair game for girls.” She also pointed to the influence of celebrities: Dakota, a “rugged, Western name,” was popular for boys in the ’90s, but underwent a rapid gender shift when the first famous Dakota (Fanning) happened to be a girl. (Long before her, Shirley Temple is credited with having given parents a similar idea about her first name.) Celebrities’ own baby-naming decisions set examples too, as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their daughter James, and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis named theirs Wyatt.

Satran, of Nameberry, noted the influence of culture more broadly. Some of those Ezras, Lincolns, Austins, and Wyatts owe their names to today’s version of female empowerment, but some parents of the past have had similar thoughts. Satran cited, for instance, the “broad-shouldered power-suits trend” of the early 1980s, “when girls were first given names like Tyler or Jackson.”

Many of today’s parents of baby boys, though, do seem to be thinking differently about gender than the generation that preceded them. “Today we are seeing a quantifiable shift, that more boys are in fact being given unisex names than 30 years ago,” says Satran. She adds, “Parents might not be naming their boys Sue, but they’re naming them Robin, for instance.”

A trend in the opposite direction that Wattenberg has noticed, however, is the rise of “cartoonishly hypermasculine names like Jaxx and Ace and Titan” for boys. “There are more babies named Zeus than there ever used to be,” she says. Many parents seem comfortable giving their baby boys nontraditional names—whether unisex or über-masculine—but remain uncomfortable venturing into exclusively female territory.

Once upon a time, though, parents didn’t consider such things when deciding what to call the next generation. “Something that we don’t often realize today is that there didn’t used to be baby-name trends at all,” Wattenberg says. In the past, the inspiration for names was usually limited to one’s religion or relatives; in the early 1800s, nearly one in four girls and women in the United Kingdom were named Mary, and roughly one in five boys and men there were named John.

The late sociologist Stanley Lieberson theorized that, in the U.S., as the importance of one’s extended family and religion diminished, names were “increasingly free to be matters of taste.” Satran marks 1947 as a watershed year, when the name Linda eclipsed Mary as the most popular name for American baby girls, and after that, she says, “the balance tipped to more people choosing names because they liked them, because they were stylish or cute.” All of a sudden, parents found themselves choosing not just names, but also “deeper values or political ideals,” says Satran. From then on, a name’s gender associations became one of many criteria to be considered as parents brought their children into the world.

Which brings us to the present, and perhaps the future, of baby names. Nowadays, no name enjoys the dominance that Mary or John ever did, because so many parents seek out original names. “That means that names that had a traditional gender association are disappearing,” Wattenberg says, “and in their place are surnames [used as first names], word names, place names, just total new creations out of Scrabble tiles.”

This might seem to point to a future where names have no gendered history, and where a boy’s parents won’t be so alarmed when their son’s name gets tainted by femininity. But that’s not what Wattenberg has seen so far. “I’ve looked at what happens to those names over time, and the answer is they either disappear or they typically end up in one column or the other,” she says. In other words, gender norms will still force names to pick a side. They almost always do.
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ASP.NET Core Azure Key Vault Azure AD MSI = Awesome way to do config - Joonas W's blog
Looks at an example for storing sensitive configuration in Azure Key Vault, and connecting it to the ASP.NET Core configuration pipeline.
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Schedler Honors College/University Scholars Program Application
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Me & my crew for the day...Grover, Abby Cadabby, Telly, & Prairie Dawn. Stay tuned for the deets.
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Me & my crew for the day...Grover, Abby Cadabby, Telly, & Prairie Dawn. Stay tuned for the deets.
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10 days ago by KateSherrill
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My vote for replacing Cavill
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11th big league season for David Price, his 3rd with . Over his career Price is 141-74 with a 3.25 ERA. He's…
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10 days ago by rdr
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The rain has claimed a wawa and a soft pretzel store. It’s Philly-geddon.
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10 days ago by TracyWMeyer
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RT : +1 Waaaaay better than feedlot butter
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This is fun! It's an RS232->RS-422 converter board, but so you can use it on PCI & ISA systems, it's double-sided.…
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2/ team leaders: Hits: Smoak and Kevin Pillar (116 each), Doubles: Pillar (37), HRs: Smoak (24), RBI: Smo…
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10 days ago by rdr
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1/ Entering today, team leaders: AVG: Aledmys Díaz (.257), OBP: Justin Smoak (.353), SLG: Randal Grichuk…
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10 days ago by gautam
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