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No Child Left Untableted
Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June
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18 hours ago
The Road Ahead
Both of my parents were teachers, and for as long as I can remember they both encouraged me to do something in life that would help others. I figured being a doctor would be the most obvious way to…
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yesterday
Writing In The 21st Century
From a scientific perspective, the starting point must be different from that of traditional manuals, which are lists of dos and don'ts that are presented mechanically and often followed robotically.…
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yesterday
You Are Not Late
Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available? All words; short ones, cool ones. All you had to do was ask. It…
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3 days ago
Untitled (http://www.amazon.com/)
RT : I keep forgetting to order things through instead of regular . Wish there was a Safari plugin!
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3 days ago
Untitled (http://smile.amazon.com)
RT : I keep forgetting to order things through instead of regular . Wish there was a Safari plugin!
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3 days ago
How To Force Google Chrome For Mac To Open In Incognito Mode
If you prefer incognito browsing over normal browsing sessions (we’re not judging) but are vexed with the fact that there is no one-click method to launch Chrome in Incognito by default, you can do so with a little script.
chrome  privacy  mac  tech  software 
3 days ago
Clojure and me » Optimal justification of text with Dynamic Programming
This is an exercise in dynamic programming I found on /ftp. The goal is to tightly arrange a given sequence of n words within page margins, maximizing overall neatness. To be more precise, we wish to…
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3 days ago
Maps... Wait, They Don't Love You Like I Love You
I had a bit of a throw-away line in Functional Wish Fulfillment: Kind of like map, but kind of different. And I tossed a call to map, unexplained, in the middle of the parsing code. I got a little…
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3 days ago
Against Empathy
To Paul Bloom’s list of empathy’s hazards—excess, burnout, relational asymmetry—I would add a few more. For starters, empathy can fuel an ironic kind of self-absorption:…
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3 days ago
Announcing Apache Kafka Technical Preview in HDP 2.1
We are excited to announce that Apache Kafka 0.8.1.1 is now available as a technical preview with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1. Kafka was originally developed at LinkedIn and incubated as an Apache…
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3 days ago
Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests 2.4.0 documentation
Requests v2.4.0 released! Sweet hot-off-the-press mostly-spec-compliant http goodness!
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3 days ago
Pride - Official Launch Trailer (2014) Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton [HD] - YouTube
If you like films that make you laugh and cry by turns, please treat yourself and a loved one to PRIDE:
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4 days ago
On OSS and the individual
27 Aug 2014 Open source is a job. In nearly every way it's actually more challenging than the average day job as an engineer; more and louder feedback, infinite criticism, and no obvious way to…
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4 days ago
Everything old is new again.
My husband and I recently took a two night trip to Lake Tahoe, leaving our toddler home with my parents. I was doubtful that two nights would really feel like a getaway, but it was the best we could…
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4 days ago
How GitHub Scaled Past Dunbar's Number without Losing their Culture
Zach Holman, one of the first engineers at GitHub talks about how their culture and process have changed as they’ve grown from about 10 employees to over 250, (about 2/3 or which are remote).…
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4 days ago
Build Tools - Make, no more
Had to update some CSS on my site over the weekend, which led me to updating some LESS file. The template I use for the site uses Grunt, which forced me to download the entire Internet via npm. And…
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4 days ago
Print Magazine of Hacker News
“I’m in awe of how beautiful and useful Hacker Monthly is.”— Andrew Warner, Founder of Mixergy “Love the attention to detail in design and editorial…
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4 days ago
Upcoming Webinar: Log-Centered Infrastructure
For many companies, VividCortex included, managing crushing volume and velocity of data requires planning from the foundations of the infrastructure. A radically new approach is an IT structure in…
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4 days ago
14 People in NYC EdTech That You Need to Know About
EdTech is one of the strong – and growing – verticals in the New York tech ecosystem, so we decided that it was high time that someone turned the spotlight on some of the…
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4 days ago
Google Trends
Surprising search volume history for Bryan Cranston vs Aaron Paul
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4 days ago
#939; A Knight is Technically an Aristocrat
Although we employ a rigorous team of fact-checkers at all times, who — in violation of most worldwide labor laws — don’t even get a break to go to the restroom, we have been…
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4 days ago
Deploying a Clojure web app to a VPS
Aug 28, 2014 So you wrote an app. Great! Next step is to put it somewhere where people can use it. This tutorial will walk you through the process of deploying your app. Our goal is to take our…
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4 days ago
MicroservicePrerequisites
microservices tags: As I talk to people about using a microservices architectural style I hear a lot of optimism. Developers enjoy working with smaller units and have expectations of better…
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4 days ago
Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film
(Image: Gabriela Barreto Lemos) Schrödinger's cat is the poster child for quantum weirdness. Now it has been immortalised in a portrait created by one of the theory's strangest consequences:…
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4 days ago
Debugging Asynchronous JavaScript with Chrome DevTools
Introduction A powerful feature that makes JavaScript unique is its ability to work asynchronously via callback functions. Assigning async callbacks let you write event-driven code but it also makes…
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4 days ago
Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film - physics-math - 27 August 2014 - New Scientist
RT : Image of Schrödinger's cat made with entangled photons. Object was never directly photographed
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4 days ago
Google Project Hosting
OverviewKey distribution is the hardest problem in end-to-end encryption. That is, how to allow Alice to fetch the necessary keys to encrypt messages that only Bob can read. Traditionally, OpenPGP…
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4 days ago
Press Releases
Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise and participate in other rewarding…
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5 days ago
The Dirty Dozen Discounts
is 50% off for 1 more day in 's sale! Check it out! Tons of great games discounted
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5 days ago
Using Excel As An API Datasource And An API Client For The Masses
I’ve been tracking on the usage of spreadsheets in conjunction with APIs for several years now. Spreadsheets are everywhere, they are the number one data management tool in the world, and…
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5 days ago
Analytics/Cluster/Logging Solutions Recommendation - Wikitech
We evaluated about a dozen[1] best-of-breed systems drawn from the domains of distributed log collection, CEP / stream processing, and real-time messaging systems. While these systems offer surprisingly similar features, they differ substantially in implementation, and each is specialized to a particular work profile (a more thorough technical discussion is available as an appendix).
design  architecture  logging  data  infrastructure 
5 days ago
The Future Programming Manifesto
It’s time to reformulate the principles guiding my work. Inessential complexity is the root of all evil Most of the problems of software arise because it is too complicated for humans to…
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5 days ago
You suck at technical interviews
You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You're looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your company. Without changing anything about…
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5 days ago
A newbie’s guide to why so many people are watching Twitch
When I talk to people who don't follow gaming closely about the phenomenon that is Twitch, the response I get is usually along the lines of "Why do people spend so much time watching other people…
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5 days ago
Log In - The New York Times
As with everything in America, the "solution" to so many problems is "be rich". See "fuck you, pay me":
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5 days ago
Extraneous factors in judicial decisions
Are judicial rulings based solely on laws and facts? Legal formalism holds that judges apply legal reasons to the facts of a case in a rational, mechanical, and deliberative manner. In contrast, legal realists argue that the rational application of legal reasons does not sufficiently explain the decisions of judges and that psychological, political, and social factors influence judicial rulings. We test the common caricature of realism that justice is “what the judge ate for breakfast” in sequential parole decisions made by experienced judges. We record the judges’ two daily food breaks, which result in segmenting the deliberations of the day into three distinct “decision sessions.” We find that the percentage of favorable rulings drops gradually from ≈65% to nearly zero within each decision session and returns abruptly to ≈65% after a break. Our findings suggest that judicial rulings can be swayed by extraneous variables that should have no bearing on legal decisions.
justice  food  decisions  humans  science  business  tactics 
5 days ago
DANE: Taking TLS Authentication to the Next Level Using DNSSEC
Abstract Authentication of Domain Name System (DNS) names for Transport-Layer Security (TLS) endpoints is a core security challenge in many Internet protocols, most famously Hypertext Transfer…
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5 days ago
PowellsBooks.Blog
Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as…
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6 days ago
The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
Photo: Andy Molloy/ Kennebec Journal/ AP Photo The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through the forest, rock to root to rock,…
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6 days ago
Evernote's Secret To Getting Free Users To Pony Up
Born as a digital-note taking service, Evernote has successfully extended its brand to physical goods created by others: Post-it Notes, Moleskine notebooks, scanners, wallets, even socks. Continuing…
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6 days ago
The Boy with Half a Brain
People, Religion Zionsville’s Jeff and Tiernae Buttars surrendered their son William to the most radical procedure in neurosurgery. The grim choice to remove a portion of his brain left…
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6 days ago
Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism
As Gaming Editor here, I get to play a lot of video games. I love the gaming medium; I think it’s got the potential to define the 21st century as much as film defined the 20th. I also get…
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6 days ago
Functional CoffeeScript for the impatient
So you’re using CoffeeScript, great! But are you exploiting all its features? Functional CoffeeScript is fun, but you need some helpers. In this tutorial we’ll cover the most essential…
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6 days ago
This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft
Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former…
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6 days ago
If We Cannot Keep the Pipes Transparent And Accessible We Are Screwed
As I look through the 800+ companies that I'm tracking on doing interesting things in the API space, I can't help but think about how important it is that we encourage API providers to inject as much…
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6 days ago
+ 15 Inspiring Ways to Use the ‘Day One’ App
In my cupboard drawer I have a despicably large hoard of blank, little used journals and notebooks. To think of all the observations, thoughts and doubts I could have articulated, but didn’t,…
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6 days ago
Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love. “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in…
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6 days ago
Introducing Discourse 1.0
Today we are incrementing the version number of Discourse to 1.0. We’ve been working on Discourse in public for about a year and a half now – since February 2013. Turns out…
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6 days ago
Sefaria II: The Map, the Territory and the Sukkah
My first post in this series dealt with the possibilities of Sefaria and what mapping such a system would look like at all. This, my second post, will jump to the opposite end of the spectrum. What…
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6 days ago
Papo & Yo - Minority Media Inc
Papo & Yo is the story of a young boy, Quico, and his best friend, Monster. Monster is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him.…
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6 days ago
Engine Yard Is Sponsoring Composer
Open source is a big deal at Engine Yard. Originally founded as a Ruby company, most of our early work was in the Ruby community. Since acquiring Orchestra in 2011, we have been investing in the PHP…
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6 days ago
From the Porch to the Street
Aug 26, 2014 Dear J, To answer your question, I haven’t much felt like it. I’ve been quiet, because there hasn’t been much to say, and I haven’t been looking for things to…
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6 days ago
The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me) | Blog | Tesla Motors
RT : For all who wonder about Tesla’s plans for a more affordable car, here’s ’s ’Secret Master Plan’ from 2006:
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6 days ago
Dylan: the harsh realities of the market
So, this is a little case study. I did everything for Dylan. And when I say everything, I mean everything.  Here's my resumé: I got excited about Dylan as a user, and I used it. I bought an…
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6 days ago
Someday I Will Transcend the Fear
by LeahSolomon [➚] · Sunday, August 24th, 2014 I am afraid. I am afraid of the rockets. I am afraid they will come in the middle of the night and, defying the millions-to-one odds, murder…
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7 days ago
Two months early. 300k under budget
It was a sunny Thursday afternoon. An intrigued, but slightly dubious Technical Architect, Dan, left our ThoughtWorks presentation. Could Clojure be used to build the bespoke CMS? Is it too bleeding…
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7 days ago
Here's why I won't be playing Journey on PlayStation 4
Opinion Stay Connected. Follow Polygon Now! × Within one minute of playing the PlayStation 4 version of Journey, before the opening credits even came up, I understood that I would never download…
games  gaming  journey  indie  review  ps4  playstation  from readability
8 days ago
The Pharmacokinetics, Effic... [J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI
Display Settings:Send to: See comment in PubMed Commons belowJ Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2014 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]
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8 days ago
SHAAAAAAAAAAAAA | Do you have the latest SHA???
So I have made a real basic microsite that tells you whether your cert is using insecure SHA-1, and needs updating.
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8 days ago
Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews
LONDON — Liberal Zionists are at a crossroads. The original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism — which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a…
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8 days ago
Taxi medallions have been the best investment in America for years. Now Uber may be changing that.
A view of a Chicago taxi medallion. (Photo by Carlos Javier Ortiz) CHICAGO — A taxicab is a car remade by government, modified dozens of ways by edicts within subsections of articles of the city’s…
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8 days ago
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