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I, Cringely Cloud Computing May Finally End the Productivity Paradox - I, Cringely
The dirty secret of IT is that spending money on it doesn't actually increase organizational productivity, but that may finally be changing with cloud computing.
productivity  it  cloud_computing 
5 days ago
Best Linen Sheets - Linen Sheet Set Reviews | Apartment Therapy
To have perfectly worn-in sheets, you need to use and enjoy them for a long time and to do that you have to start with quality, go-the-distance bedding.
shopping  sheets  linen 
8 days ago
Language Mechanics On Escape Analysis Go, (Golang) Programming - Blog - Ardan Labs
Our Blog is a great source of insights about Go, also referred as "golang". Our main contributor Bill Kennedy is a renowned Go Trainer, consultant, and author.
golang  pointers 
17 days ago
The gambler who cracked the horse-racing code
"Across the road from Happy Valley, 27 floors up, two Americans sat in a plush office, ignoring a live feed of the action that played mutely on a TV screen. The only sound was the hum of a dozen computers. Bill Benter and an associate named Paul Coladonato had their eyes fixed on a bank of three monitors, which displayed a matrix of bets their algorithm had made on the race—51,381 in all. Benter and Coladonato watched as a software script filtered out the losing bets, one at a time, until there were 36 lines left on the screens. Thirty-five of their bets had correctly called the finishers in two of the races, qualifying for a consolation prize. And one wager had correctly predicted all nine horses."
horseracing  gambling  statistics 
17 days ago
You (Yes, YOU) cannot afford to ride the Hyperloop – donoteat – Medium
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.
elon_musk  hyperloop  late_stage_capitalism  transportation  expense  public_transportation 
22 days ago
At Nike, Revolt Led by Women Leads to Exodus of Male Executives - The New York Times
Complaints about bad behavior by men and a lack of advancement for women long went ignored, employees said, but now change seems to be afoot.
sexism  metoo  harassment  nike  business_culture  @nytimes  a:julie_creswell  a:kevin_draper  a:rachel_abrams 
24 days ago
Algorithms – basecs – Medium
Read writing about Algorithms in basecs. Exploring the basics of computer science, every Monday, for a year.
so_you_want_to_learn_x  algorithms 
28 days ago
Data Structures and Algorithms | Coursera
Data Structures and Algorithms from University of California, San Diego, National Research University Higher School of Economics. This specialization is a mix of theory and practice: you will learn algorithmic techniques for solving various ...
so_you_want_to_learn_x  algorithms 
28 days ago
Magnasanti: The Largest and Most Terrifying SimCity | Rumors on the Internets
Further reading and sources:

Viceland: The Totalitarian Buddhist Who Beat Sim City
Mammoth: Magnasanti
Super Colossal: Pay to Click Get Rich Quick: Urbanism and the Ideal SimCity
Imperar’s Millionaire Experiment: Who is Imperar?

Mildly related: The Power Broker and The Death and Life of Great American Cities

urbanism  sim_city  simulation  unbalanced  capitalism  police_state  gaming 
29 days ago
What Happened When I Took a Year Off From My Personal Life
The habit is still being undone, every time I text a friend first for dinner, say “yes” to a trip or outing, and retrain myself to be vulnerable. Being alone is the simpler option — there’s more clarity, less messiness, and little fear of going all in and getting nothing out. But I’ve also noticed, especially in moments when I’m almost falling off a bike laughing with a friend in a random spin class or just sitting on the couch chatting in great company, that a life full of complicat...
29 days ago
High school “bracott”: my high school abolished its sexist dress code. Things got better. - Vox
Viral stories of teen girls getting "dress coded" reveal our sexist ideas about women’s bodies.
sexism  high_school  dress_code  @vox 
29 days ago
‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism - The New York Times
Why is it so hard to talk about this? Ms. Widdows has a few theories. Feminists don’t want to pose as killjoys bent on confiscating mani-pedis. Besides, striving for beauty is ultimately a rational choice in a world that values it so highly, and converting that pressure into fun or communal experiences is its own form of resistance.

I suspect it’s also simply too painful to address head-on. The amount of brainpower I spend every day thinking about how I look is a monumental waste. T...
women  amy_schumer  Archive  Article  via:popular 
4 weeks ago
‘Menocore’ Is as Much About Wealth as It Is About Age - Racked
How did we decide comfortable clothing was only for rich older women?
fashion  clothing  @racked 
5 weeks ago
In The Mesh - Scuttlebutt, A Decentralized Alternative To Facebook
I don't see anything about the ability to request that the devices/installs that have your data remove it. That seems like an obvious choice, if possibly technically difficult to implement.
facebook  alternative  collaboration  via:popular 
5 weeks ago
What I Learned From the Fall of Ellen Pao | Dame Magazine
Pao’s regrets are many. That she doesn’t call out the issues early enough. That she advises her colleague not to lodge an official sexual harassment claim at work. That she is labeled ferociously by KPCB’s PR group as a ‘poor performer’. But losing the lawsuit isn’t one. Pao adds, “Losing my suit hurt…I could have received millions from Kleiner if I would just have signed a non-disparagement contract; I turned it down so I could finally share my story.”

sexism  womenintech  gendergap  harassment  a:madhushree_ghosh  science  stem  career 
5 weeks ago
Best Cologne for Men and Women: Atelier's Orange Sanguine
I buy a bunch and dip into my stockpile for holiday gifts.
shopping  perfume  scent 
6 weeks ago
The Best Sofas Under $500 (Plus a Few Under $1000)
Ask the Strategist: Help! I Need a Mid-Century Boho Minimalist Life!
shopping  couch  furniture 
6 weeks ago
The Maker's Bag - Messenger Bags – TOM BIHN
Find The Maker's Bag at TOM BIHN. Our messenger bags are made in USA with the best materials and perfected with 40+ years of design experience.
shopping  messanger_bag 
7 weeks ago
[BIFL Request] Comfortable and Stylish Messenger Bag : BuyItForLife
Work gives us a simple Targus bag but I have my doubts about its durability and its not the greatest looking bag in the world.
shopping  messanger_bag 
7 weeks ago
Backyard Orchard Culture | Dave Wilson Nursery
Pruning in Backyard Orchard Culture is simple. When planting a bareroot tree, cut side limbs back by at least two-thirds to promote vigorous new growth. Next, two or three times per year, cut back or remove limbs and branches to accomplish the following:

orchard  gardening  pruning  fruit  permaculture 
7 weeks ago
Facebook’s Surveillance Machine - The New York Times
If Facebook failed to understand that this data could be used in dangerous ways, that it shouldn’t have let anyone harvest data in this manner and that a third-party ticking a box on a form wouldn’t free the company from responsibility, it had no business collecting anyone’s data in the first place. But the vast infrastructure Facebook has built to obtain data, and its consequent half-a-trillion-dollar market capitalization, suggest that the company knows all too well the value of th...
facebook  surveillance  capitalism  surveillance_capitalism  privacy  cambridgeanalytica 
9 weeks ago
Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM
Just out @ProPublica: a very important story, revealing rampant age discrimination @IBM $IBM
9 weeks ago
Slack picked a weird time to make it easier for bosses to download you
slack just made it a lot easier for your boss to export all your private messages without letting you know
9 weeks ago
Valley Forged: How One Man Made the Indie Video Game Sensation 'Stardew Valley' | GQ
A profile of @concernedape, the obsessive genius who made the unlikely indie hit Stardew Valley
9 weeks ago
Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism
Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images Jordan Peterson, Toronto, December 2016 “Men have to toughen up,” Jordan B. Peterson writes in 12 Rules For Life: An…
9 weeks ago
Gun Culture And Wellness Culture Come From The Same Place | HuffPost
The importance of this narrative cannot be overstated — it is completely transformative. French describes it in language reminiscent of religious conversion: “Your life has changed for the better. Your community has expanded to include people you truly like, who’ve perhaps helped you through a tough time in your life, and you treasure these relationships. You feel a sense of burning conviction that you, your family, and your community are safer and freer because you own and carry a gun.”

Instead, the best approach is the one that pediatricians and other experts have laid out for dealing with vaccine hesitancy. First, don’t vilify. Like parents who are hesitant to vaccinate, gun owners are genuinely trying to be good parents, and good citizens — dismissing them as irrational and dangerous will only serve to alie...
psychology  wellness  guns  gun_violence  religion 
10 weeks ago
Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State
Recommended strawberry varieties for Texas: Allstar, Cardinal, Chandler, Douglas, Pajaro, Sequoia.  (According to the Texas A&M System, Department of Horticultural Sciences, AgriLife Extension)

strawberries  berries  gardening  food 
10 weeks ago
Cooperia pedunculata (Hill country rain lily) | NPIN
These bulbs produce blue-green grass like leaves with slightly fragrant, shimmering flowers, mainly in spring, that have a color that evolves over two days from white to silky light pink. Rain lilies make for nice surprises after a rain and combine well with plants that have short foliage, such as cardinal feather and silver ponyfoot. In flower beds, meadows, and pots, these rain lilies grow easily from bulbs. The flowers will last a little longer in shade. Plant 8 inches deep for mo...
plants 
10 weeks ago
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Recipe on Food52
use the intermediate microplane for the cheese, or get sharper cheddar. too thick cheese = lumpy and flat biscuits, too fine = less cheddar flavor.
+food  +recipe  +breakfast  +savory  +biscuits  +cheese 
10 weeks ago
Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Blueberries - Cookie and Kate
Healthy baked oatmeal naturally sweetened with maple syrup or honey! Change the fruit according to the seasons. Make some now for the rest of the week!
11 weeks ago
Harassment Isn’t the Only Reason We Should Rethink Drinking at Work
In the #MeToo moment many have questioned the safety of wild office parties, but what about the routine drinks that are just "part of the job"?
via:wwc-atx  drinking  alcohol  profe 
11 weeks ago
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