Violence committed by men
Around 80% of violent crime in Australia is committed by men.

The gendered nature of non-sexual assault is in the perpetrators, not the victims.
violence  men 
15 days ago
The Comonad.Reader » Letter to a Young Haskell Enthusiast
This advice is not a one-time proposition. Every time we learn something new and want to share it, we face these issues all over again -- the desire to proclaim, to overturn received wisdom all at once -- and the worse the received wisdom, the more vehemently we want to strike out.
haskell  learning  teaching 
21 days ago
The types of data · tel.github.io
This is why a→b is sometimes called an “exponential” and is sometimes written b^a.
27 days ago
StackOverflow Update: 560M Pageviews a Month, 25 Servers, and It's All About Performance - High Scalability -
Simple system. Built on .Net. Have only 9 projects, … Compilation takes 10 seconds on a single computer.
scalability  performance  architecture 
29 days ago
The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful | JR Hennessy | Comment is free | theguardian.com
"Give poor people @soylent so they can be healthy and productive. If you're on food stamps, maybe you're unhealthy and need to eat better."

ohhhh tunney
sv  techculture 
4 weeks ago
Additional custom panel in Microsoft Outlook - CodeProject
Targets Outlook 2007; ugly, may work? See author in comments:

"with Outlook 2010 a similar code works. But instead of intercepting the main window, you just create an empty TaskPane (which is supported in Outlook 2007 and forward) and put your pane over the task pane.

When I have some more time, I will try to post here an updated version of the code which works on 2003,2007,2010 and 2013."
outlook  vsto  dot-net 
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
In My Day : Daily MTG : Magic: The Gathering
In my day, we didn't have no sixty-card decks. We had forty-card decks and we liked it. (1) And when you lost, you had a thirty-nine-card deck. (2) That's just the way it was. We didn't have no banned or restricted lists. There was no one telling you how many cards you could play. (3) If you wanted to play twenty Black Lotuses then that's what you played. (4)
5 weeks ago
Frequently Asked Questions ✈ FlightAware
In the US and Europe, this is not officially supported although some VFR aircraft with flight following are available on the position maps but it is largely unreliable and arrival/departure/flight plan data is often not available. VFR flight plans are irrelevant and only used by FSS for search and rescue. We suggest ensuring that aircraft are on an IFR flight plan from wheels up to wheels down for proper tracking.

In Australia, VFR flights are supported by FlightAware as long as they have been assigned a transponder code.
7 weeks ago
E-sports league that prohibited women Hearthstone players reverses policy after talking with Blizzard | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb
“The IESF has listened to the gaming community and has carefully considered their opinions,” reads the notice. “Upon hearing these concerns, the IESF convoked an emergency session of the IeSF Board to respond.”

As a result of that meeting, the IESF tournaments will have an “open for all’ category, which were previously the men-only events for Hearthstone, Dota 2, and Ultra Street Fighter IV. The IESF tournaments also had women-only events for StarCraft 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 — those will remain as they are.

We reached out to Hearthstone developer Blizzard earlier today, and it made it clear that it was not happy with the IESF’s policy.
7 weeks ago
Hearthstone tournament explains why women aren't allowed to play [updated] | PC Gamer
"Your information is indeed correct, the tournament is open to Finnish male players only," said Markus "Olodyn" Koskivirta, head admin of the Assembly Summer 2014 Hearthstone IeSF Qualifier, in a statement to PC Gamer. "In accordance with the International e-Sports Federation's (IeSF) tournament regulations, since the main tournament event is open to male players only. This is to avoid possible conflicts (e.g. a female player eliminating a male player during RO8) among other things."

"The decision to divide male and female competitions was made in accordance with international sports authorities, as part of our effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports."
hearthstone  competition  sexism 
7 weeks ago
Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order
The day after the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, a group of religious leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he exempt them from a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.
lgbt  usa  rights 
7 weeks ago
Inside the Mirrortocracy
What wear­ing a suit rea­l­ly in­dicates is —I am not mak­ing this up— non-conformity, one of the gravest of sins. For extra ex­cite­ment, the rules are un­writt­en and ever-changing, and you will never be told how you screwed up.
sv  tech  techculture 
7 weeks ago
Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, C, C++, Lua, tcl, javascript and Java comparison
"somehow Perl5 managed to finish faster than C."

This is the worst benchmark in the whole world, produced by someone with one heck of an anti-Java vendetta (and a whole lotta love for Perl).

"Results of testing speak for themselves, even without examples from my personal experience."

performance  perl  java 
7 weeks ago
Kingdom of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the suggestion of Secretary of State Lord Sydney, Matra amended his proposal to include convicts as settlers, considering that this would benefit both "Economy to the Publick, & Humanity to the Individual".
uk  australia  colonisation 
7 weeks ago
Darien scheme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The failure of the Darien colonization project has been cited as one of the motivations for the 1707 Acts of Union. According to this argument, the Scottish establishment (landed aristocracy and mercantile elites) considered that their best chance of being part of a major power would be to share the benefits of England's international trade and the growth of the English Empire, so its future would have to lie in unity with England. Furthermore, Scotland's nobles were almost bankrupted by the Darien fiasco.
uk  scotland  england 
7 weeks ago
The Darien Chest
It is now remembered for the disastrous venture to establish a trading colony in the isthmus of Darien in today’s Panama in 1698. This failure cost 2,000 lives and lost Scotland a quarter of its liquid capital. The loss of such a huge amount of capital helped to push Scotland towards an incorporating union with England.
scotland  england  uk 
7 weeks ago
Why Apple really cares about your privacy | Macworld
Apple is leveraging their business model and technologies to create a difficult, if not insurmountable, gap for competitors to cross.

Google can’t stop scanning user email, since targeted advertising is its core business. Facebook won’t encrypt messages end-to-end for the very same reason. Microsoft can’t restrict enterprise administrators from controlling phones and computers, since enterprise manageability is core to its primary customer base, especially as it loses ground in the consumer market. Android—okay, Google—can’t dictate hardware design, and thus can’t consistently secure customer data on the device. Essentially, Apple uses the difference in its business model to attack competitors on privacy.

Apple makes its money selling hardware to consumers. All of its software and services are predominantly there to drive hardware (and to a lesser extent, media) sales. The consumer is the customer, not advertisers or enterprises.
privacy  apple  google 
7 weeks ago
Masters of Love - Emily Esfahani Smith - The Atlantic
The masters, by contrast, showed low physiological arousal. They felt calm and connected together, which translated into warm and affectionate behavior, even when they fought. It’s not that the masters had, by default, a better physiological make-up than the disasters; it’s that masters had created a climate of trust and intimacy that made both of them more emotionally and thus physically comfortable.

We’ve all heard that partners should be there for each other when the going gets rough. But research shows that being there for each other when things go right is actually more important for relationship quality. How someone responds to a partner’s good news can have dramatic consequences for the relationship.

The psychologists found that the only difference between the couples who were together and those who broke up was active constructive responding. Those who showed genuine interest in their partner’s joys were more likely to be together. In an earlier study, Gable found that active constructive responding was also associated with higher relationship quality and more intimacy between partners.
7 weeks ago
Iraq crisis: ISIL militants declare 'Caliphate'
“Geographically, ISIS is already fully operational in Iraq and Syria; it has a covert presence in southern Turkey, appears to be establishing a small presence in Lebanon; and has supporters in Jordan, Gaza, the Sinai, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere,” Mr Lister said. “This could well be the birth of a totally new era of transnational jihadism.”
war  jihadism 
7 weeks ago
Guest Post: Breaking The Low Mood Cycle | Captain Awkward
But – the therapists stressed this carefully, aware that they were blowing our minds – if you do the Housework first, then you can still eat the pudding. And it will be the Pudding of Getting Shit Done.

depression  mentalhealth 
7 weeks ago
A letter from your doctor | The Courier-Mail
Politicians and powerbrokers: I am your doctor, too. I know you have private medical cover; I know you have a good GP and other specialists who look after you well. But tomorrow it may be you who collapses while walking the dog or it may be you collected by the BMW that lost it on the corner.

No one is going to check for a private health insurance card. They'll bring you to me and I'll be your doctor then. How prepared and capable do you want me to be?
auspol  health 
7 weeks ago
bingo cards go both ways | Fredrik deBoer
It’s a kind of faux-political parochialism where you have the same kind of lame in-jokes and worn-out slang that you did with the people you hung out with in high school, only instead of the topic being what Lorraine wore to the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, it’s the most morally pressing issues of equal rights and social justice. But I can’t really blame them; that’s what they get rewarded for, online. They don’t get reblogs and likes and retweets for convincing people who aren’t already convinced. They get those digital strokes for making jokes. That’s what gets rewarded so that’s what gets repeated.

When people say that those who have been called out online should respond by apologizing and learning, they are betraying a profound ignorance about human psychology. That just is not how people work. Maybe they should. Maybe that’s what would be fair. But fair doesn’t count for much, does it?
feminism  politics  socialjustice 
7 weeks ago
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