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Star Wars Episode IV in one picture
AHHH. Check out this infographic that *contains the full plot* of Star Wars Episode IV
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yesterday by andrewheiss
Yes, There Is a Doctor on Board - The New Yorker
My future life. "For the record, I didn’t have to raise my hand. I didn’t have to abandon my game of Bejeweled and walk all the way up to the front of the plane to where this elderly passenger collapsed while waiting to use the restroom. So I really don’t appreciate the look you gave me when, in response to your question about my area of specialization, I said, “The domestic industries of Brabant during the Middle Ages.” That’s funny to you? You think my life’s passion is a joke? I bet you don’t even know where Brabant is or how very innovative the people of Brabant were during the Middle Ages, when it came to domestic industries. Terrific dyeing techniques. No, d–y–e. Nothing to do with what’s happening to Mr. 14A. Yes, in my professional opinion, I would say that he’s gasping for air."
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yesterday by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
"The developer stands before her source code editor in the same way the author confronts the blank page. There’s an idea for what is to be created, and the (daunting) knowledge that there are a billion possible ways to go about it. To proceed, each relies on one part training to three parts creative intuition. They may also share a healthy impatience for the ways things “have always been done” and a generative desire to break conventions. When the module is finished or the pages complete, their quality is judged against many of the same standards: elegance, concision, cohesion; the discovery of symmetries where none were seen to exist. Yes, even beauty."
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
Know Your Medieval Terminology - The Toast
Helpful glossary here. Most helpful: “Summa Theologiæ” = some theology Also, - “Le droit du seigneur” = the droit of the seigneur - “Primae noctis” = the most noctis - “Dies Irae” = the day of Ira
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
Dying GOP Senator Apologizes to Muslims for Donald Trump - The Daily Beast
"Between the hectic helter-skelter of nurses, doctors and well wishes from a long-cultivated community of friends and former aides, Bennett faced a quiet moment with his son Jim and his wife Joyce. It was not a moment for self-pity. Instead, with a slight slurring in his words, Bennett drew them close to express a dying wish: “Are there any Muslims in the hospital?” he asked. “I’d love to go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump,” Bennett told his wife and son, both of whom relayed this story to The Daily Beast."
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7 days ago by andrewheiss
psmag.com
This whole thing is true. So true. "As a social phenomenon, playdates are something like private schools. Wealthier parents remove their kids from public and sequester them somewhere with a guest list and a cover charge. … When wealthier people don’t use a public resource, it tends to degrade. Not because the rich hold things together, but because the government cares less about people who aren’t rich. This goes for the literal paving on streets, but also the symbolic space for unstructured childhood play. … “We are reproducing inequality today through the enclosure of a playdate,” she says. “Through the privatization of play, we are reproducing inequality in our children.”"
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7 days ago by andrewheiss
‘Hamilton’ and the end of irony - The Washington Post
This (older) essay on Hamilton is fantastic. "The reason “Hamilton” is making such a big splash is not just because it is terrific (it is) — diverse, lyrically brilliant, dense, emotional, erudite, cool. It’s because it’s earnest. Watching it and, now, listening to it, I am struck by its almost complete lack of irony. … It is unabashedly dorky. It’s not a “nerd” in quotes. In fact, it never wears air-quotes at all. It is a musical with a capital M, packed densely and lovingly with references — not because making a musical of a historical biography would be silly and ironic, but because that is the perfect format for telling this story. This is new. If the success of “Hamilton” signals anything, it is that irony is dead. We have exhausted its creative potential. Making things with quotation marks around them is exhausting. Standing at one remove is over. Put your air-quotes away. You won’t need them anymore."
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Those Wild, Ferocious, and Bloodthirsty Lamanites #BOM2016 – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
Your Sunday read: both Mormon's Nephite-centered historiography and Joseph Smith's Jacksonian culture shape the BoM narrative in complex ways. Great stuff. "The Nephites, in other words, are good, civilized, religious, and enlightened—while the Lamanites are uncivilized savages who drink human blood from the skulls of their vanquished enemies. Americans in the Age of Andrew Jackson knew this story well; they used it to justify genocide. And this characterization is extremely important to the BOM narrative, as it is the first thing that readers learn about the Lamanites after they have been off the stage for nearly 400 years. It is a damning first impression. But it is not an accurate one—not even by the terms of the narrative in which it appears. This is not to say that these are not bloody chapters of the Book of Mormon. They are. But nearly all of the bloodthirsting in them comes from the Nephites, not the Lamanites."
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10 days ago by andrewheiss
The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut | Outside Online
This is an incredible story. The most successful female Everest climber is a housekeeper in Connecticut.
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
Cattle Auctioneer, The New Rap God - YouTube
AHHHH. Auctioneer with a backing track. BUT TURN ON THE CAPTIONS. He's rapping/auctioneer in a secret code.
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
How Typography Can Save Your Life - ProPublica
On the need for human-centered design in public policy.
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13 days ago by andrewheiss
media.giphy.com
Meeting scheduled for 1 hour done in 6 minutes. Boom.
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15 days ago by andrewheiss
Why I Can Never Order from Chipotle Again
"I am going to be the best burrito bowl order-er he’s ever experienced." I'm not the only one!
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
78% of Reddit Threads With 1,000+ Comments Mention Nazis
Godwin was right. 78% of Reddit threads over 1,000 comments long mention Hitler or Nazis.
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20 days ago by andrewheiss
LCE098 Yub Nub (Ewok Celebration Song) - YouTube
Last Star Wars-related post for the day: Yub Nub Unplugged
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21 days ago by andrewheiss
Apps – Marco.org
Install Marco's new Quitter app, make it quit your e-mail app after x minutes of inactivity—instant productivity!
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23 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
The science of listening to podcasts: "And so it goes, for each word and concept as it is added to the narrative flow, as the brain adds and alters layers of networks: A living internal reality takes over the brain. That kaleidoscope of activation certainly feels intuitively right to anyone who’s been utterly lost listening to a good yarn. It also helps explain the proliferation of ear-budded zombies walking the streets, riding buses and subways, fixing the world with their blank stares."
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26 days ago by andrewheiss
Can You Be Good WITH Religion? – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
Fantastic stuff. "Some time ago I realized, quite to my surprise, that there are not two different kinds of religion, one good and one bad. The things about religion that can make people act badly are exactly the same things that can inspire people to be like God. It is the mixiest of all mixed bags. We absolutely can be good people without atheism, but we have to make a constant effort to monitor ourselves and correct for the weaknesses that our greatest strengths can turn into if we are not careful."
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27 days ago by andrewheiss
Convert logistic regression standard errors to odds ratios with R | Andrew Heiss
New nerdy blog post: Convert logistic regression standard errors to odds ratios with #rstats #nowyouknow
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Puerto Rico (HBO) - YouTube
Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Oliver on the Puerto Rico debt crisis (LMM starts at 19:12).
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Exclusive: Egyptian police detained Italian student before his murder - sources| Reuters
Confirmation that Egyptian police detained Regeni before he went missing. Ugh.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
UC Berkeley student questioned, refused service after speaking Arabic on flight | The Daily Californian
Enraging and unacceptable. "One day prior to the incident, Makhzoomi attended a dinner at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. "On his way back to Berkeley, Makhzoomi, a loyal Southwest premier rewards member, boarded his flight to Oakland and called his uncle in Baghdad to tell him about Ki-moon’s event. At the end of the phone call, conducted in Arabic, Makhzoomi said goodbye to his uncle with the phrase “inshallah,” which translates to “if God is willing.” "When Makhzoomi hung up, he noticed a female passenger looking at him. Once he made eye contact with her, she got up and left her seat. “She kept staring at me and I didn’t know what was wrong,” he said. “Then I realized what was happening and I just was thinking ‘I hope she’s not reporting me.’”
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You. - YouTube
Excellent short overview of encryption and its attendant legal issues
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Shine a Light on the Good and Beautiful | On Being
Duke's Omid Safi on his visit to Utah "So, friends, let us stand next to one another, shoulder to shoulder, mirroring the good and the beautiful. Shine a light on the good. Applaud the good. Become an advocate of the good and the beautiful. Let us hang on to the faith that ultimately light overcomes darkness, and love conquers hate. It is the only thing that ever has, ever will, and does today."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Drone sightings in the US, visualized | Andrew Heiss
The winning entry for the inaugural #52vis weekly data visualization challenge is… me!
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Heiss Research Notebook
Following Tod Robbins's prodding, behold my shiny new open research notebook.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Why Hamilton Matters
You wanted a longform thinkpiece connecting Hamilton and Obama's presidency? Of course you did! Here it is! (kinda hyperbolic title though)
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
A portrait of Trump the donor: Free rounds of golf, but no personal cash - The Washington Post
Incredible piece on Trump's fake philanthropy "Since the first day of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has said that he gave more than $102 million to charity in the past five years. To back up that claim, Trump’s campaign compiled a list of his contributions — 4,844 of them, filling 93 pages. But, in that massive list, one thing was missing. Not a single one of those donations was actually a personal gift of Trump’s own money."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines
Incredible, eye-opening data here. "Many of the findings are anecdotally obvious to women in the film industry. But nobody wanted to do the grunt work of gathering the data. We spent weeks just matching scripts to IMDB pages. It’s still not perfect, but we’re now in a much better place than “you know...women are never love-interests when they’re older than 40. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”"
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
News about "Rouge One" on Twitter
Fun morning activity: watching people get super excited about Rouge One, which might be a new line of makeup?
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer - YouTube
I'm 100% sold on this. (Except they're building *yet another* Death Star. Seriously, build something else guys).
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Teaser Preview - YouTube
The preview of the teaser of the trailer for Rogue One. Approved.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Press release - Statement on the resignation of the Chair of our chapter in Chile
My favorite revelation from the Panama Papers so far: the chair of Transparency International in Chile resigned because he had been hiding money in offshore accounts. Oopsie :)
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Nine-Year-Old Reporter Criticized for Breaking News of Town Tragedy | The Mary Sue
This is crazy. 9-year-old reporter only one covering a local murder. And her 12-year-old sister is an advice columnist. Time to get Rachel on some local news beat.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
DeepDrumpf (@DeepDrumpf) | Twitter
So Trump texts fed through a deep learning algorithm are indistinguishable from actual Trump.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Islamic Extremism Is Not the Root Cause of Europe’s Terror Problem | The Nation
"The problem is not the radicalization of Islam, but the Islamization of radicalism"
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
We Must Make Him Live Again – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
"Yet in an important sense we are the ones who must make Christ live again on this earth. He lives as we enact his life in our lives, bringing comfort to the weary, doing justice in the midst of injustice, healing and being with the sick and afflicted, providing food for the hungry, speaking out against oppression, sitting with others in mourning and suffering. Where these things are not, he has been put to death again, and we, claiming to know him and his mission yet not doing these things that help the world to live, are his executioners. Where his work lives in us he has risen again and again to bless the world. The resurrection is not just an event, but a work that we enact as disciples of the Risen Lord. So let us not forget what we will one day be resurrected for: to continue his work, as families; to go on eternally as his disciples; to fill the universe with the transformative power of his love; to bring light and make life where before there was only death. He is risen. But we must make him live again."
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
media.giphy.com
Literal diplomatic flap from Obama's Cuba visit
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
DOCTOR WHO Will Exclusively Stream on Amazon Prime | Nerdist
Heyyyyyy it's back on March 27! No more wonky VPN/DNS workarounds needed!
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Trump bashes Romney in Utah: 'Are you sure he's a Mormon?' | TheHill
Mormon trutherism. Amaze. "Do I love the Mormons? OK, I love the Mormons," Trump said to cheers. "By the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them ... Are you sure he's a Mormon? Are we sure?"
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Group
This answer is not incorrect.
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Grad students: It gets better. But then it gets worse. But then it gets better! - The Washington Post
"[I]f you haven’t despaired at some point in your magnum opus, then you’re not doing it right."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Original Book of Mormon chapters · GitHub
Useful mapping of original Book of Mormon chapters with modern numbering
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The White House | Facebook
Delightful throughout + Obama's mic drop at the end #Bam4Ham
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Trestle Technology | EigenCoder: Programming Stereotypes
lolz R developers are the least bearded, happiest developers
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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