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Opinion | Democrats: Do Not Surrender the Judiciary - The New York Times
With Republicans controlling the Senate and the judicial filibuster dead, the Democrats’ odds of denying President Trump a second Supreme Court appointment are slim. Barring some unforeseen development, the president will lock in a 5-to-4 conservative majority, shifting the court solidly to the right for a generation.

This is all the more reason for Democrats and progressives to take a page from “The Godfather” and go to the mattresses on this issue. Because this battle is about more than a single seat on the nation’s highest court. With public attention focused on all that is at stake with this alignment, this is the moment for Democrats to drive home to voters the crucial role that the judiciary plays in shaping this nation, and why the courts should be a key voting concern in Every. Single. Election.
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10 days ago by astrogirl
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10 days ago by zvi
How not to structure your database-backed web applications: a study of performance bugs in the wild | the morning paper
The authors study all 40 of the problematic actions and manually fix 39 of the (the other one spends its time on file-system actions). This leads to 64 fixes being applied.

Many fixes are very effective. About a quarter of them achieve more than 5x speedup, and more than 60% of them achieve more than 2x speedup. Every type of fix has at least one case where it achieves more than 2x speedup.

40 of the 64 fixes alter neither the display nor the functionality of the original application, achieving an average speed-up of 2.2x (maximum 9.2x).

Per a recent comment from Steve Powell, it’s actually quite confusing to talk about a ‘2x speed-up’ when you’re talking about the time something takes! I guess we could interpret this as either 2x requests-per-second (that’s a speed metric) , or that an action takes on average half the time it used to (a ‘/2’ latency reduction?). With a single thread of execution, they both amount to the same thing.



The average server time is reduced form 3.57 seconds to 0.49 seconds, and the end-to-end page load times from 4.17 seconds to 0.69 seconds. More than 78% of fixes require fewer than 5 lines of code.

In other words, by writing code that contains the anti-patterns discussed earlier, developers degrade the performance of their applications by about 6x.

The authors wrote a static analyser (you can find it here) that looks for some of the simple API misuse patterns and ran it on the latest versions of the 12 ORM applications. There are still plenty of incidences! (Some of these in actions that weren’t identified as worse performing actions during profiling of course).
RubyOnRails  ActiveRecord  Performance  Tuning 
10 days ago by cnk
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RT : “I simply cannot believe that my government could have done this to these people,” legal coordinator for a Texas no…
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10 days ago by gaelicWizard
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Passionnant. Pourquoi nous devons réaffirmer la primauté de l'éditorialisation (choisie) sur l'algorithmisation (su…
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10 days ago by amicalmant
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RT : As the Trump team is under investigation for conspiring with the Russians to tip a US election, he's about to meet…
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10 days ago by gaelicWizard
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slight mistake: it's spelled 'not trusting one Iota', after the blockchain project that in…
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10 days ago by hyperfekt
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Having flashes back to my childhood.
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RT : Short version: scientist discovers that killing wolves disrupts wolf pack structure, leading to more livestock deat…
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Dpi is high enough that you can’t see the imperfections at 3x without a magnifying glass, A…
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10 days ago by matthewb
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I'm starting a YouTube channel called "Testing out Tools" where I try out DevOps and Developer tools

The first epi…
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10 days ago by e30chris
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I'm starting a YouTube channel called "Testing out Tools" where I try out DevOps and Developer tools

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10 days ago by shakeel
Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller
James Comey. (Cliff Owen/Associated Press) WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a…
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OSC controlled Glockenspiel mkII with overhead lego hammers, driven by Raspberry Pi with midi keyboard in…
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10 days ago by nureineide
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Journalist : "We should write about the many women of color running for public office!"

New York Times: Nah.

Jo…
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10 days ago by miaeaton
Maggie Haberman, Nate Cohn, Alex Burns and Adam Nagourney discuss The Midterm Elections 2018
We're live discussing the 2018 midterm elections with Maggie Haberman, Nate Cohn and Adam Nagourney of The New York Times, who are talking about the election…
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10 days ago by kohlmannj
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Soms word ik moe van onderwijsland.

Ik ben niet links of rechts, niet jong of oud, niet traditioneel of vernieuwen…
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10 days ago by JanWillemSwane
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wore my writers guild shirt to the gym today so everyone would know why i’m so unfit
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10 days ago by misc
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Bravo Hrvatska! 🇭🇷 I only wish the free world would show the same resilience fighting Putin's advances in the geopo…
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10 days ago by shakeel
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RT : 12. Ditko's characters, by contrast, were loners, misfits, oddballs & radically unclubbable: Spider-Man, Dr. Strang…
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Eight days from now, England wins the World Cup and every opinion columnist in Britain simultaneously attempts to h…
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RT : Short version: scientist discovers that killing wolves disrupts wolf pack structure, leading to more livestock deat…
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‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials. A half-dozen former wrestlers at Ohio State,…
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10 days ago by andriak
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Animating "This Is America" on vintage Mac hardware: MacPaint on a Mac 128K for drawing, MacroMind Director…
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Serious? They seemed perfectly serious when we meet with them. On the other hand David Davis couldn't find the time…
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Unfold it and you get a n shaped piece to slot in! The stripes you see are the pins on one side of the ch…
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Narrator voice: “None of the children were interested in agriculture, and so, like many family farms, the Luker Roc…
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10 days ago by lbjay
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RT : 7. As a Randian, Ditko believed that good people were rational, world-conquerers. Yet his imagination swerved in a…
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10 days ago by noahsussman
Petit guide pour combattre le racisme au Québec
MÉPACQ, 2018. PDF à http://www.mepacq.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Combattre-le-racisme-au-Que%CC%81bec.pdf. Un outil qui s'adresse aux organismes qui font de l'éducation populaire auprès de la population."
racisme  Quebec  documentation  formation  education 
10 days ago by kmo
Data Packages
Data Package is a simple container format used to describe and package a collection of data. The format provides a simple contract for data interoperability that supports frictionless delivery, installation and management of data. Data Packages can be used to package any kind of data. via Pocket
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10 days ago by kintopp
Contributing to World-Historical Gazetteer: a Preview – World-Historical Gazetteer
The World-Historical Gazetteer project (WHG) will soon begin aggregating and indexing historical gazetteer datasets, and exposing them as Linked Open Data via graphical and programmatic web interfaces — just as Pelagios Commons’ Peripleo project has done for a few years. via Pocket
data  gazetteer  history  standards  vocabularies 
10 days ago by kintopp
GeoHistoricalData
For these reasons, we started a large project to collaboratively digitize several maps of the city of Paris and of France from the 18th century to the 20th century. via Pocket
cities  france  gazetteer  geo  history  maps  tools 
10 days ago by kintopp
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Theoretically, but agencies constantly ignore the "rule of three." Also, I've seen indicati…
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10 days ago by riking
out of the blue - Idday
Jack keeps accidentally having sex with Connor McDavid.

Also, he may or may not be falling for some dude over Twitter that he's never even met.

(These two facts are in no way related.)
!hockey  +jack/connor  :identities  :firsttime 
10 days ago by ellot
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RT : Alert! It looks like it’s no longer a tool for SW to stay safe and screen potential clients. This is trul…
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10 days ago by gaelicWizard
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Also the luck of the draw that got them teams they could compete with. Any of the South American teams…
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10 days ago by dneary
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The last few weeks I’ve had a lot of time to think about a lot of things.

I’ve learned I need a lot of alone-time.…
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10 days ago by heejeroen
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LeBron James with the chase down block on Kevin Durant!!

Kuzma gets the rebound

5 seconds left

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10 days ago by skywinston
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LeBron James with the chase down block on Kevin Durant!!

Kuzma gets the rebound

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10 days ago by jeffc76
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LeBron James with the chase down block on Kevin Durant!!

Kuzma gets the rebound

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10 days ago by locks
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Favorite tweet:

This would be a valid tactic in the Men’s game. Get up instantly on being fouled, opposition wouldn’t be expecting it. https://t.co/kFHAmnPS7q

— Paul Bowsher (@boffbowsh) July 7, 2018

http://twitter.com/boffbowsh/status/1015532182033616896
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