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A Fail Wail Tale
One of the things I love most about being a part of the larger coworking community is the spirit of sharing between people who are still trying to figure it all out.
coworking 
2 hours ago
Sorry, Interstellar, We Just Saw Some Of The Martian And It's Way Better
Holy hell, the adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian looks good. True, this movie is also about Matt Damon trying to survive alone on distant planet, but unlike Interstellar, no one is crying the whole goddamn time. Seriously, it looks amazing. Spoilers for the book below.
movies 
2 hours ago
Review : 'The Age of Adaline' Is a Gorgeous Film With a Preposterous Premise
The Age of Adaline is an earnest tale about a woman (Blake Lively) whose mysterious affliction is to stay 29 forever, but the lavish storytelling can't make up for a preposterous premise.
movies  review 
2 hours ago
The 8 Biggest Mistakes Language Learners Make (And How to Fix Them!)
Today I’m launching a new series of six language hacking guides to help people learn languages the fast way. The guides cover French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and English.
education  language 
2 hours ago
ZeroBanana – News Archive 24 April 2015
One of the great things about forcing yourself to write down your thoughts is that it occasionally produces one of those lightbulb moments of clarity, where the jigsaw pieces you have been mentally turning over suddenly all fit together.
openstack 
2 hours ago
Liberals furious with Obama's trade comments
The already bitter fight between the White House and the progressive base over trade policy has turned ugly after President Obama said his critics on the left “don’t know what they’re talking about” and compared their arguments to conspiracy theories about “death panels.
politics 
2 hours ago
Now We Know He's Good Enough
Lost amid all the huffing and blowing regarding the startling revelations that rich people like the Clintons have lots of money and that they know a lot of rich people who have a lot of money, the marriage of Time Warner and Comcast has been called off. And I just bought some nice candlesticks, too.
politics 
2 hours ago
Bitters by Sea
Brighton bartender Ben Leggett has been working on bringing his in-house bitters to the market - and they're just about ready.  The Regency Bitters range which will initially consist of three products – all bottled at 55% abv.
drinks 
2 hours ago
Some Bright Green Lawns in California Require No Water
OAKLAND, Calif. — Sitting in the sun on a patch of green grass behind his home, Paul O’Valle does not feel bad about having an urban oasis despite the state’s drought. His yard is artificial turf.
environment  weird 
2 hours ago
Food delights on East Passyunk
First in an occasional series spotlighting the city's great restaurant neighborhoods. In the nervous moments just before Paradiso debuted, chef Lynn Rinaldi and her father, Daniel, looked out onto East Passyunk Avenue and waited. A car didn't pass for 20 minutes.
philadelphia  restaurant 
2 hours ago
View Proposal
C:\Python34>python Python 3.4.3 (v3.4.3:9b73f1c3e601, Feb 24 2015, 22:43:06) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (In tel)] on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import os >>> os.
python  diversity  language 
2 hours ago
Asheville, North Carolina and the Rebirth of a Downtown
In the immortal words from Liberty Valance, "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Herewith the legend and reality of Asheville.
northcarolina  cities 
2 hours ago
A Victory Against the Shadows
There are two big lessons from GE’s announcement that it is planning to get out of the finance business. First, the much maligned Dodd-Frank financial reform is doing some real good. Second, Republicans have been talking nonsense on the subject.
politics  economics  finance 
yesterday
2015 Pulitzer Winners: South Carolina Paper Wins Public Service Prize; New York Times Wins 3
The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., with a staff of about 80 and a daily circulation of 85,000, won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism awarded on Monday, for a series on the high number of deaths resulting from domestic abuse in the state.
writing 
yesterday
Tomorrowland's Problem Isn't Tomorrow, It's Yesterday
Beginning last week, visitors to Disneyland had access to a new attraction: a 15-minute extended preview of the movie Tomorrowland, which comes out in May.
movies  review 
yesterday
The Quest to Boot Old Hickory Off the $20
New legislation joins the ongoing effort to replace Andrew Jackson on American currency. This week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, legislation aimed at putting an American woman on the $20 bill.
politics  diversity 
yesterday
[openstack-dev] Candidate proposals for TC (Technical Committee) positions are now open
Candidate proposals for the Technical Committee positions (7 positions) are now open and will remain open until 05:59 UTC April 23, 2015. Candidates for the Technical Committee Positions: Any Foundation individual member can propose their candidacy for an available, directly-elected TC seat.
openstack 
yesterday
Sheriff's Office: Reserve deputy who fired fatal shot was among 'lots of' wealthy donors in reserve program
This story initially misidentified who was the subject of an undercover gun and ammunition buy. The story has been corrected.
politics 
yesterday
HP’s Audacious Idea for Reinventing Computers
There is a shrine inside Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. At one edge of HP’s research building, two interconnected rooms with worn midcentury furniture, vacant for decades, are carefully preserved.
hp 
yesterday
Why Google Capital’s betting big on some boring payroll startup – Quartz
The numbers: ZenPayroll, a San Francisco-based startup that helps small businesses issue paychecks and comply with tax-filing requirements, has raised $60 million in a series B round led by Google Capital, bringing its total fundraising to $86.1 million.
startups  google 
yesterday
Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet
LECCE, Italy — All Luciano Faggiano wanted when he purchased the seemingly unremarkable building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi was to open a trattoria. The only problem was the toilet. Sewage kept backing up. So Mr. Faggiano enlisted his two older sons to help him dig a trench and investigate.
archaeology 
yesterday
Moleskine, purveyor of legendary paper goods, goes digital – Quartz
Moleskine, maker of the iconic notebooks of van Gogh, Picasso and Hemingway, is having a redefining moment. Since the launch of its IPO in 2013, the Milan-based company has been expanding its sights to the digital innovation space.
notebook 
yesterday
Athens-Clarke commissioners peck at 'backyard chicken' proposal
A proposed “backyard chicken” ordinance that Athens-Clarke County Planning Director Brad Griffin said was purposefully kept “fairly straightforward and simple” could see some tweaking before it gets a vote from Athens-Clarke County commissioners at their May 5 meeting.
georgia  athens 
yesterday
Mars and Venus, in Clothes: Fashion Is Becoming More Egalitarian
On Friday, The New York Times debuted Men’s Style—the first new launch of a print section of the newspaper in 10 years. The insert will appear the first Friday of each month, and will incorporate stories about men's fashions and grooming, profiles, and personal essays.
fashion 
yesterday
Restaurant reservations are broken, and here’s a simple way to fix them – Quartz
Eric Blinderman, owner of New York City restaurants Almanac and Mas Farmhouse, has nothing nice to say about people who blow off reservations without cancelling. He estimates no-shows make up 10%, sometimes even 20% of his book each night.
restaurant 
yesterday
The Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Great Whiskey: Pennsylvania Rye
Today the Monongahela Valley of Western Pennsylvania is known—if it’s known at all—as the home of Pittsburgh. It’s in this valley that its namesake river becomes the Ohio, after flowing 130 miles from its source in West Virginia.
drinks 
yesterday
Run for the Board of Directors!
The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.
psf 
yesterday
8 Tips to Master a More Paperless Life With Evernote
When the first Earth Day was proposed at the suggestion of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, paper was the primary means of communication and conveyance. Many things have changed since then, but today we still rely on paper tremendously to get things done. Sometimes, perhaps too much.
productivity  evernote 
yesterday
170 year old champagne provides clues to past winemaking
Divers discovered bottles in a shipwreck off the Finnish Aland archipelago in the Baltic Sea in 2010. After tasting the bottles on site, the divers realized they were likely drinking century-old champagne.
wine 
yesterday
iOS bug sends iPhones into endless crash cycle when exposed to rogue Wi-Fi
There's a bug in Apple's iOS 8 that allows nearby attackers to send apps—and in some cases the iPhone or iPad they run on—into an endless reboot cycle that temporarily renders the devices useless, according to researchers who demonstrated the attack Tuesday.
security  ios 
yesterday
Inside Netflix and Marvel’s titanic team up on Daredevil – Quartz
Marvel is no stranger to powerhouse collaborations—look no further than the superhero supergroup assembled for next month’s Avengers: Age of Ultron—but its most promising, game-changing partnership this year has nothing to do with Iron Man and Captain America.
television  netflix 
yesterday
Why adopting OpenStack for dev/test matters
People often point to the fact that much of the early adoption of OpenStack as being “only” for dev/test. That doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable, however.
openstack 
yesterday
Netflix’s Daredevil reclaims the comic series’ dark night
The Marvel comic universe has no shortage of peculiar, underdog, and underwhelming characters, which makes sense for a publishing titan's decades of attempts to strike gold. Namely, you can't make a Deadpool omelet without breaking a few Dr. Bong eggs.
television  netflix 
yesterday
Gilliam - A platform for micro services.
Gilliam is a open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows you easily develop, deploy and scale your application backend. Unlike commercial and many other open source PaaS systems, Gilliams is intended for Micro Service Architectures. . Gilliam stands on the shoulders of Docker.
cloud 
yesterday
PyDev of the Week: Lennart Regebro
This week we welcome Lennart Regebro (@regebro) as our PyDev of the Week! I’ve been following his blog for a while now and think it’s well worth a read. He is also the author of Porting to Python 3. Let’s spend some time getting to know him! I’m pretty much self-educated.
python  community 
yesterday
Get a Load of All the Crazy Gadgets in the New Tomorrowland Trailer
After the most recent trailer for Disney’s Tomorrowland made it clearer why retired/exiled inventor George Clooney and tough kid Britt Robertson are teaming up, we haven’t gotten much more in the way of plot.
movies 
yesterday
What Do You Read While You Write?
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss their reading habits when they’re working. I’m not convinced that having another author’s style rub off on mine would be a terrible thing.
reading  writing 
yesterday
10-foot metal rooster stolen in Athens found in Oglethorpe County forest
A 10-foot tall metal rooster stolen from outside a business in Athens was recovered Monday in a remote forest of Oglethorpe County where Athens-Clarke police said the perpetrators had hidden it under a pile of wood.
weird  georgia  athens 
yesterday
Lane Bryant’s powerful body positive campaign is making Victoria’s Secret look outdated – Quartz
Lane Bryant wants the world to know that sexiness doesn’t have to be size-specific. Signaling a whole new round in the body positivity wars, the clothing brand is taking aim at traditional beauty standards with its latest advertising campaign, #ImNoAngel.
fashion 
yesterday
Netflix will start encrypting its streams to block prying eyes and internet providers – Quartz
Netflix says it will start encrypting its video streams to prevent other people and companies from snooping on what its subscribers are watching—or that they are watching Netflix at all.
netflix 
yesterday
Partner Spotlight: Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Hello market friends! My name is Sam and I’m the new intern this season at the Athens Farmers Market. I am currently a sophomore at UGA studying Sociology, and I’m actively involved in many campus and community organizations, like Bag the Bag and other environmental groups.
georgia  athens  drinks 
yesterday
OpenStack Podcast #27: Monty Taylor
Few have been involved in OpenStack as long as Monty Taylor, who’s OpenStack path began at Rackspace and continues today at HP where he is a Distinguished Technologist. Watch or download this OSPod episode to hear Monty’s thoughts about:
openstack  hp  podcasts 
yesterday
Daredevil: A Longform Approach to Comic-Book Television
Marvel's first show with Netflix borrows its gritty look and feel from Frank Miller, but stays true to the binge-friendly nature of comic books and streaming services.
television  netflix 
yesterday
From The Wirecutter: The best consumer-grade SSD (for most people)
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology products to buy. Read the full article at TheWirecutter.com. If I were buying an SSD to replace a mechanical hard drive or an SSD that's running out of room, I'd get the 500GB Samsung 850 EVO.
review  storage 
yesterday
‘Wolf Hall’ Recap: Cromwell Shows Us His Two Sides
Leo McKern, is that you? By contrast, here are some things that the Cromwell of the “Wolf Hall” miniseries does over the course of Episode 2: denounce mean monks; soothe addled monarchs; hum Italian ditties; and cuddle with a kitten and bunny rabbit.
television 
yesterday
Should you be watching Marvel’s Daredevil?
Should you watch Daredevil? You likely will (our already have) if you’re a Marvel Cinematic Universe completist, or you have a love for the character. But if you’re unsure, here are some thoughts on the first three episodes to help you make up your mind.
television  netflix 
yesterday
The Two Day Manifesto
Each developer in your company should have at least two days per month to work on the open source software your product is built on. There is probably more code in your product written by other people for free than was written by your developers.
opensource 
yesterday
Borg: The Predecessor to Kubernetes
Google has been running containerized workloads in production for more than a decade.
google  cloud 
yesterday
Best-Selling Science Books
1 Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Metropolitan/Holt. The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better. (1) 2 A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking. Bantam. The classic primer for nonscientists on the origins of the universe.
science  books 
yesterday
'Ex Machina' and Cinema's Move Toward Humanizing Artificial Intelligence
Traditionally, culture has interpreted AI as a threat to humanity, but Alex Garland's new movie wonders whether robots can be just like us.
movies 
yesterday
Dear Diary: My Week Wearing an Apple Watch
I picked up my Apple Watch last Wednesday at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. After interviewing some of the designers and engineers who worked on the device, I was given a guided tour of the watch, similar to what customers will receive when they buy one at an Apple Store.
gadget  apple 
yesterday
Edward Snowden faces John Oliver’s semi-tough questions
HBO talk show host John Oliver on Sunday landed his biggest interview yet since leaving The Daily Show: famed National Security Agency document leaker Edward Snowden.
politics  television  humor 
yesterday
Dutch Court Sends Meat Trader to Jail in European Horse Meat Scandal
Willy Selten, 45, will be jailed for 2.5 years after being convicted of selling 300 tons of horse meat labeled as beef. He was convicted on the details — forging invoices and labels, faking declarations, and using the phony paper to sell horse meat as beef.
europe  food 
yesterday
Heathrow and Gatwick are competing to prove which is more overstretched – Quartz
At most businesses, when demand threatens to outstrip supply, the boss happily boosts capacity. If only it were that simple for London’s airports. Both London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports recently reported record March traffic, with runways jammed and departure halls full to bursting.
travel  london 
yesterday
The Genius of 'Want to Grab Coffee?'
In a few weeks, millions of college students will enter the real world with dreams of finding work that's meaningful and challenging—and preferably lucrative enough to live roommate-free in a major city.
psychology 
yesterday
ADS: Diving into tries
Algorithms & Data Structures is an ongoing series in which I explore interesting data structures and algorithms, because they're fun.
development 
yesterday
Netflix is now bigger than CBS – Quartz
Netflix shares are soaring after another outstanding quarter. And as of right now, that’s pushed the market value of the disruptive streaming TV company above CBS Corp, which, by most measures, operates the highest rating broadcast TV network in the US.
netflix 
yesterday
OpenStack Technical Committee candidates
The election process to renew half of the OpenStack Technical Committee will start tomorrow with candidates self-nominating to run for election.
openstack 
yesterday
KIND bars claim to be healthy. The US government disagrees – Quartz
If a snack bar has fruits, nuts, fiber, protein, fiber, and antioxidants, is it healthy? Not if it also has 5 grams of saturated fat, the US Food and Drug Administration has determined.
food  health 
yesterday
The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care
Who coordinates the coordinators? More specifically, who coordinates the proliferating number of health care helpers variously known as case managers, care managers, care coordinators, patient navigators or facilitators, health coaches or even — here’s a new one — “pathfinders”?
health 
yesterday
Meet Doctor Doom in the New Fantastic Four Trailer
The second Fantastic Four trailer is here! And it fills in some of the gaps from the first trailer, showing us how Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm wind up traveling to an alternate dimension, getting zapped with body-changing powers, and opening a door they don’t know how t
movies  trailer 
yesterday
Google Joins the Search for the Loch Ness Monster
Now anyone with an Internet connection can search for Nessie using Street View imaging of murky Scottish waters. The tale of the Loch Ness monster has always been, in a funny way, a story about technology.
weird  google 
yesterday
The terrible, claustrophobic airplane seat redesign that could soon be how we fly – Quartz
That crammed airline passengers are duking it out for minimal reprieve on airplanes isn’t stopping the industry from making the experience more hellish.
travel 
yesterday
Decatur, a Commuter Town Near Atlanta, Turns Trendsetter
Equal parts molasses-drawled Southern and au courant, Decatur, Ga., has in the last 20 years recast itself from the sleepy DeKalb County seat catering to commuting government nine-to-fivers to one of the South’s trendsetters.
atlanta  georgia 
yesterday
More on Nice Downtowns: Do They Just Happen? Or Are They Made?
Tampa has kept trying to revive its downtown, and has kept failing.
cities 
yesterday
More from Saveur.com
This recipe comes courtesy of Jenn Louis, chef-owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon. We featured Louis' ricotta gnocchi in our April 2015 issue, and we can't stop making this super-creamy ricotta—to add to gnocchi and everything else—because it's so easy and so darn good.
recipes 
yesterday
Planet Labs Rockets To $118 Million In Series C Funding To Cover The Earth In Tiny Satellites
Planet Labs, a startup that has pledged to cover the Earth in tiny satellites, announced the close of $118 million in Series C funding today.
space 
yesterday
Ten charts that paint a fascinating portrait of the modern-day programmer – Quartz
Stack Overflow, a Q&A site for programmers, recently came out with its 2015 developer survey.
development 
yesterday
The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity.
health 
yesterday
LinkedIn to Buy Lynda.com, an Online Learning Company
SAN FRANCISCO — LinkedIn, the professional networking site, is branching out yet again. The site said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy Lynda.com, an online learning company that teaches career skills, for about $1.5 billion in cash and stock.
startups  technology 
yesterday
HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users
Apps used by millions of iPhone and iPad owners became vulnerable to snooping when a flaw was introduced into third-party code they used to establish HTTPS connections.
security  ios 
yesterday
Git and GitHub for open source documentation | Opensource.com
We use git extensively for documentation in OpenStack so that we can "treat the docs like the code"—and I’m seeing this trend many places especially in the Write the Docs community. In OpenStack, we have documentation workflows that mimic our code collaboration.
documentation  opensource  github 
yesterday
Podcast.__init__
Welcome to the first episode of a new podcast focused on bringing you the stories of the people who make the Python language and ecosystem great.
python  podcasts 
yesterday
Don’t Overthink It
Are Enlightenment ideas messing with your head? Only if you don’t understand them. Matthew B.
review  books  philosophy 
yesterday
Coding with Knives at DjangoCon Europe!
Coding with Knives is going to DjangoCon Europe in Cardiff, Wales! I will be giving two talks: the first will be on open day, to a wide, diverse audience that includes conference visitors, students, local developers, and folks just getting started with coding.
python  community 
yesterday
tswicegood/steinie
Steinie is built around the concept of routes. Your application is made up of one or more routes that guide the web request through your code. Let's start with the simplest of simple, the Hello World web application. You can run this directly using python if you save this to a file.
python  webdev 
yesterday
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