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Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables - Los Angeles Times
A Times reporter and photographer find that thousands of laborers at Mexico's mega-farms endure harsh conditions and exploitation while supplying produce for American consumers.
article  food  produce  farm  farming  labor  readme  mexico 
15 hours ago by tma
Projectors vs. TVs: Giant-screen pros and cons
Basically: projectors will outmatch TVs in the picture-size department, but they still can be noisy and require yearly bulb-swaps + perfect light-control in the room.
display  comparison  article  cnet  hardware 
15 hours ago by mechazoidal
Rock, Pebble, Sand: How to turn 10 minutes into 60 hours. — Medium
10 minute chunks multiple times a day. Make it a habit. Rinse, repeat and reap.
15 hours ago by rohansingh1712
Human Language Is Biased Towards Happiness, Say Computational Linguists — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium
Back in 1969, a couple of psychologists from the University of Illinois began studying the way people in different cultures use words. Their conclusion was that whatever their culture, people tended…
analysis  article  brain  hacker  happiness  language  data  datascience  words  happy  interesting  anthropology 
16 hours ago by lmjabreu
Code Profiling in Linux Using Gprof - Open Source For You
Today, performance is a pivotal point in the programming world. Programmers constantly strive to make their code run in fewer milliseconds. Performance analysis can be done in various ways, static as well as dynamic. One way to optimise code is to dynamically analyse it for call-time and execution delays in order to find the bottlenecks in the execution. In Linux, Gprof can help to profile the code you compiled by using GCC.
profiling  gcc  howto  article  2011  linux  unix  gnu  tips  blogentry  programming  tool  guide 
18 hours ago by ezequiel
Review: The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert!
It’s a rare man who gets to attend his own funeral. It’s an even luckier man who gets to cheat his own death, dust his prints off the murder weapon, read his own eulogy, and rise to live again in another form.

That’s what Stephen Colbert did Thursday night with “Stephen Colbert,” in a show that sent his bloviating host character — one of the greatest sustained performances in pop culture, TV or otherwise — off into TV eternity. And his final Colbert Report was both a sweet ending and a perfect summation of the show’s spirit — smart and surreal, sly and sincere. The finale nodded to the massive creation that Colbert wrought over nine years, and — as he flew off with Santa, a unicorn Abraham Lincoln, and Alex Trebek — promised something different to come.
tv:stephen.colbert  article  topic:media 
19 hours ago by meitachi
Favorite Swift Tips & Tricks of 2014
To celebrate the end of the year and the first 6 months of Swift, we asked ten of our Swift-est friends for their favorite Swift tips & tricks of 2014. Thanks to everyone for sharing!
swift  tips  development  article 
20 hours ago by davidgasperoni
The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the ‘Erasable Internet’
The hack at Sony underscores the need for more secure online communication systems. That is, if people are willing to use them.
article  nytimes  privacy  technology  editorial 
20 hours ago by dwight
The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law
Some students have suggested that rape law should not be taught because of its potential to cause distress.
article  editorial  rape  sexuality  culture  education  law  newyorker 
21 hours ago by dwight

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