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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 hours 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 
9 hours 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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10 hours 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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10 hours 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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10 hours 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 
12 hours 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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15 hours 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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+ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2 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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2 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…
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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 days ago
Ferguson’s Broken System
Credit Illustration by Tom Bachtell In June, 1966, Stokely Carmichael, the twenty-four-year-old chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was arrested in Greenwood, Mississippi, for…
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3 days ago
Hyperlocal Mesh Networks
The NY Times has a post up this morning about a neighborhood in Brooklyn called Red Hook where they have built a hyperlocal mesh network to service the entire neighborhood, from housing projects to…
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3 days ago
2014 VegNews Veggie Awards™ Survey
THIS WEEK's SCHEDULE:

Mon: 48th/6th
Tues: wall st/water AND 40th/park
Wed: 55th/Broadway*
Thurs: 21st & 5th...
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hiring - Open Source Open Society | April 2015 | Wellington, NZ
We're hiring! Are you passionate about event management & a more open society? We want to hear from you!
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3 days ago
To Build A Truly Creative Workplace, Hire For Outside Passions
FiftyThree is the company behind the high-tech wooden iPad stylus Pencil and popular sketching app Paper (not to be confused with the Facebook app Paper launched earlier this year that took…
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3 days ago
Can Democracy Survive?
It’s a portrait of a dystopia. Paramilitaries on tanks…tear gassing journalists…arresting unarmed people at gunpoint…declaring martial law….across an entire…
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3 days ago
Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party
Tea Partiers say you don’t understand them because you don’t understand American history. That’s probably true, but not in the way they want you to think. Late in 2012, I came…
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4 days ago
Jane Street Tech Blogs
The Parable Of The Perfect Connection Every programmer in the Intertube connected era eventually has to write, or at least use, an API for a network service - something like a database, a message…
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4 days ago
The Web is Broken and We Should Fix It
Via @roundtrip, this conversation from July: There’s actually a pretty simple alternative to the current web. In federated wiki, when you find a page you like, you curate it to your own server…
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4 days ago
The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:00 By: Salman Khan Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book…
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4 days ago
A Gene That Makes You Need Less Sleep?
Credit Photograph by Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Since June, 1957, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been monitoring America’s health habits, tabulating things like whether we smoke,…
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4 days ago
The New Racism
Long before he became the most powerful man in the Alabama Senate, before he controlled billions of dollars in state money and had lobbyists, governors, and future presidents seeking his favor, Hank…
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5 days ago
The Heroku HTTP API Design Guide
I stumbled across a cool resource out of Heroku today, their HTTP API design guide, which intends to direct practices for API design on the Heroku API platform. Heroku’s goals around APIs…
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5 days ago
The 2017 total solar eclipse awarded to the United States
The 2017 total solar eclipse awarded to the United States via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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Judgmental maps
Judgmental maps via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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5 days ago
World's oldest eel dies
“Luckily the family has a backup eel which is around 110 years old…”
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5 days ago
This Is Where Your Childhood Memories Went
We called them fairy rocks. They were just colorful specks of gravel—the kind you might buy for a fish tank—mixed into my preschool’s playground sand pit. But my classmates and I…
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6 days ago
Heat Seek NYC by Heat Seek NYC — Kickstarter
No one should have to spend the winter in a frigid apartment. Unfortunately, there are more than 200,000 complaints about lack of heat in New York City every year—creating unbearable living…
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6 days ago
Remember Google's Wave? Thanks to Sandstorm, it's easy to start using again
Four years ago, Google axed a year-old collaborative messaging platform called Wave, as part of its drive to clear out relatively low-adoption standalone products ahead of its big…
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6 days ago
Here's how we get our democracy back after Ferguson
Bindrim, Kira. “Tear Gas Used as Protests Erupt in Ferguson, Missouri”. Newsweek. Read More Cook, John. "Intercept Reporter Shot With Rubber Bullets and Arrested While Covering Ferguson…
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7 days ago
"He approached holding a knife in an overhand grip"...LIE...VIDEO.
RT : Cops pull up, kill a ranting dude within seconds, claim video is exculpatory. Media of course agrees [very graphic]
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7 days ago
Project and Task Management in MindNode: Some Food for Thought
In our latest article we have looked at ways how you can use MindNode in a group environment for brainstorming. MindNode has many other business uses as well. While MindNode doesn't come with…
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7 days ago
Academia and the people without jobs
The 1960s are over. When are we going to wake up and realize that it’s 2014 and our academic paradise is a smoldering ash heap, a sad leftover from thirty something years of complete and utter…
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7 days ago
James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)
Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: "Is the American Dream at the expense of the America...
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7 days ago
The Death of Photoshop
Right now, I’m doing almost all of my visual design work with Sketch, the $80 OSX exclusive tool that combines the better features of Illustrator and Fireworks. For interaction work,…
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7 days ago
Elaine Wherry: Can Spruced-Up Bathrooms Promote a Female-Friendly Culture?
ELAINE WHERRY: Change sprouts from surprising places. A few years ago, a friend told me about her startup’s unlikely cultural evolution. Knewton, her education startup, had outgrown a building…
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8 days ago
Different rules apply | MZS
by Matt Zoller Seitz August 19, 2014   |   Print Page Tweet I want to tell you a story about the difference between knowing and understanding.Over the weekend, my ten-year-old son…
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8 days ago
The Long Game Part 2: the missing chapter
All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This…
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8 days ago
The Race to the Bottom Benefits Platforms (not Developers)
There’s been a ton of recent conversation in the iOS world about the inability for most indie developers to create sustainable businesses through the iOS app store. In particular, these devs…
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8 days ago
The Internet's Original Sin
Hendrik Goltzius' "The Fall of Man" (1616) (Wikimedia Commons) Ron Carlson’s short story “What We Wanted To Do” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from…
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8 days ago
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