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A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually… — The Ferenstein Wire — Medium
Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a 26-year-old MIT graduate student, Matthew Rognlie, is making waves for an alternative theory of inequality: the problem is housing [PDF].
economics 
23 hours ago
Internal Memo: Zappos is offering severance to employees who aren’t all in with Holacracy
On March 24, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shared with employees a companywide memo stating that it would more aggressively pursue self-organization and is offering employees severance to quit, giving them until April 30 to opt in or out.
management 
23 hours ago
Unprecedented Velázquez exhibition opens at Paris’s Grand Palais
One of the most comprehensive exhibitions of works by Spanish Golden Age master Diego Velázquez ever shown opened at the Grand Palais museum in Paris this week.
paris  art 
23 hours ago
Ten red flags on the GoDaddy IPO
Barring any eleventh-hour surprises, GoDaddy will launch an IPO sometime next week. Ten months after it filed its first prospectus, the domain-registration and web-hosting company hopes to price its shares between $17 and $19 each.
business  internet 
23 hours ago
Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial
Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks. In 1988, Ronald Reagan traveled to the Soviet Union and gave a speech at Moscow State University, making the case for capitalism.
startups  economics 
23 hours ago
How to Make an Uppercut Cocktail
To-Dos allows Tasting Table members to store and remember all of the food and drink recommendations we send out each week. You've now added the To-Dos below to your personal list. You can access your To-Do list at any time by visiting http://TastingTable.
recipes  drinks 
yesterday
Graphene allows strange form of ice to occur at room temperature
We are all familiar with water, and we see it every day in many forms: in the bulk as a glass of water, in the crystal phase as ice, and the vapor phase as steam.
science 
yesterday
Interview with Doug Hellmann, OpenStack Contributor and Technical Committee Member
How long have you been involved in OpenStack? Why is the success of OpenStack important to you?
openstack 
yesterday
Salesforce CEO Says Company Is ‘Canceling All Programs’ In Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Fears
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says he doesn’t want his employees subjected to discrimination as part of their work for the San Francisco-based company, and he is cancelling all required travel to the state of Indiana following the signing of a religious freedom law that s
politics  diversity 
yesterday
H.J. Heinz Buying Kraft in Deal to Create Food Giant
NEW YORK — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
food  business 
2 days ago
When it comes to Apple products, how thin is too thin?
One of the characters in Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash uses knives with edges a single atom thick, so sharp they can cut through anything. I think about those knives every time Apple announced a newer, thinner MacBook or iPad or iPhone.
apple 
2 days ago
Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Bounce a Dinner Roll
An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up.
kids 
2 days ago
PayPal’s Front-End Cloud Powered by OpenStack -
Last year, PayPal served 162 million customers, across 203 markets and in 26 different currencies, who transacted $228 billion in total payment volume.
openstack 
2 days ago
Let's make decisions together!
Personal opinion: I think it’s always a good idea to periodically revisit one’s purpose and basic goals; speaking from experience, getting lost is inefficient and no fun at all.
python  psf 
2 days ago
Configuration Files, Environment Variables, and Command-Line Options
We have three major tiers of configuration for applications. Within each tier, we have sub-tiers, larding on yet more complexity. The organization of the layers is a bit fungible, too. Making good choices can be rather complex because there are so many variations on the theme of "configuration".
design 
2 days ago
Grub Notes
Change isn’t easy. Speakeasy (269 E. Broad St., 706-546-5556) opened 15 years ago in downtown Athens, and it always seemed to have an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy. The thing is, over that decade and a half, the menu became dated, and the restaurant faltered.
georgia  athens  restaurant 
2 days ago
Netflix not getting it done for you? Serious film buffs should flock to Fandor
Fandor is a streaming service like Netflix, but it's definitely not for the average, everyday movie fan. If you see one movie a year, and it involves superheroes or has “Hunger” or “Games” in the title, then you shouldn’t bother.
movies  television 
2 days ago
Review: James Corden Is Amiable, if Not Particularly Special, in ‘Late Late Show’ Debut on CBS
“Can’t act. Slightly bald. Also dances.” That’s what a studio executive supposedly wrote about Fred Astaire after an early screen test.
television 
2 days ago
Good Bye VMware, Hello OpenStack. PayPal Axes Virtualization Giant
A couple of years ago (almost to the day) Forbes covered the suggestion that PayPal was going to drop VMware from its infrastructure in favor of OpenStack.
openstack  vmware 
2 days ago
The one thing you should never give new employees: time to settle in
When Aditya Agarwal joined file-storage startup Dropbox three years ago, it was still a company of less than one hundred people in one office in San Francisco. It’s now a global operation with more than 1,000 people in 9 offices.
hiring 
2 days ago
How to setup your own private, secure, free* VPN on the Amazon AWS Cloud in 10 minutes
So, we all know the benefits of using a VPN like privacy, anonymity, unblocking websites, security, overcoming geographical restrictions and so on.
networking 
2 days ago
Athens Tech Startups Collaborate to Keep Local Talent and Entice Investment
On a Tuesday evening in May 2013 at a software developer meet-up at Four Athens, Jordan Burke prepared to present to an audience for the first time since college. Osama Hashmi was the next to present, but he forgot his laptop, so he asked to borrow Burke’s.
startups  georgia  athens 
2 days ago
IMDb, but Not Quite
The popular release-schedule site The Projection List doesn't want to be anything other than, well, a list. Ah, the infinite wisdom of a search engine. Google anything and you'll get, say, 100 million results in about 0.45 seconds. The magic of the Internet! But that's just step one.
movies 
2 days ago
How to Levitate Like a Magician
An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up.
kids 
2 days ago
7 Weird Tips No One Told Me About Speaking
As a new speaker, I am on a very steep learning curve right now. I’ve given small talks to small meetups here and there, but at this point, I’ve only spoken at three conferences. So you might think “how is she even qualified to give tips about speaking?” You’re probably right.
presentations 
2 days ago
The X-Files Might (Almost Definitely?) Reopen Soon!
The shadowy conspiracy to bring us more X-Files is coming out into the light! David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have agreed to reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully, Chris Carter will be writing and executive producing, and Fox is close to greenlighting the show! However, there’s an interes
television 
2 days ago
The truth about breakfast: you don’t need it
Much has been made about the importance of a good breakfast to a healthy lifestyle. It gives you energy to start your day, according to conventional wisdom, and scientific studies conducted a decade ago had proclaimed that eating breakfast was the key to maintaining a healthy weight.
health 
2 days ago
HP Intros Turnkey OpenStack Private Cloud Solution
HP today announced the Helion Rack, a pre-configured, pre-tuned, and pre-tested OpenStack private cloud solution that combines HP’s hardware, its distribution of Cloud Foundry (Platform-as-a-Service), and OpenStack, the open source cloud architecture.
openstack  hp 
2 days ago
More Rules for Uber, Fewer Rules for Taxis in the Works
House Bill 225, which at press time had passed the Georgia House and received a favorable report from a Senate committee, would require insurance and background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers statewide but would also prevent local governments from regulating the services.
politics  georgia  transportation  athens 
2 days ago
An olive-tree disease is sweeping through Italy, and the rest of Europe is getting anxious – Quartz
A disease of olive trees, identified months ago in Italian groves, is getting worse.
europe  food 
2 days ago
The loneliest job I could ever imagine… — Medium
Over the last week, Emily Parkhurst and her colleagues at the Puget Sound Business Journal have published a series of articles on Depression in the Technology industry including an article that went to print on Friday titled “Tech’s dark secret: Depression in the startup community.
startups 
2 days ago
10 Myths of Enterprise Python
PayPal enjoys a remarkable amount of linguistic pluralism in its programming culture. In addition to the long-standing popularity of C++ and Java, an increasing number of teams are choosing JavaScript and Scala, and Braintree‘s acquisition has introduced a sophisticated Ruby community.
python 
2 days ago
Why We Believe What We're Doing Matters While Trying Not To Sound Pretentious
We wanted to provide every one an update on the Broad 9A fundraising campaign as this is our last week to raise funds so we set out to write a quick update.
georgia  athens 
2 days ago
Lanshu Chen on Dining Well on the Road
For the Taiwanese chef Lanshu Chen, cooking is only part of the job. The chef, who worked at high-profile restaurants like the French Laundry in Napa Valley, owns Le Moût Restaurant in Taichung City, Taiwan, a member of the Relais & Châteaux group. In early March, Ms.
travel 
2 days ago
OpenStack Emacs Tools
Over the past few weeks I've been tweaking my emacs configs, and writing some new modes to help with OpenStack development. Here is a non comprehensive list of some of the emacs integration I'm finding useful in developing for OpenStack (especially things that have come up in conversation).
openstack  emacs 
3 days ago
Arsenic Wine Controversy Sheds Light on Shortfalls of “Sustainable” Certifications
Just after reports broke last week that high levels of arsenic were found in many wines from California, Wine Searcher is now reporting that most of the wines containing arsenic are also certified sustainable.
health  wine 
3 days ago
Guaranteed Income & Choose Your Boss (the market based safety-net)
There’s been a lot of chatter in the econblogoshere around the idea of a basic income, what we’ll call a Guaranteed Income. Herein, I’ll explain the way it works.  There’s only one way it works.
career 
3 days ago
Scale & Maturity: Thoughts on the OpenStack Mid-Cycle Operators Meetup
One of the best parts of these meetups is that the agenda is all formed in public and everyone gets a say in it.
openstack 
3 days ago
Hire for strength
This is our tenth video. How are we doing? We have added a transcript of the video for the first time. Do you think it is useful? Should we do it again? The two most significant factors affecting the success of a startup are timing and hiring.
hiring 
3 days ago
Keeping track of work / life balance
Working from home is great. No commute. Really good coffee 50ft away. Being able to get started as soon as I wake up. Being able to break for exercise / food / etc when it fits in my natural flow, instead of having to work around an office / commute schedule. There are some drawbacks.
career 
3 days ago
Male allies for women in tech: What’s needed?
I realized the other day that I have given my “Women in Tech: Be That Light” presentation a half a dozen times in the last year.
diversity 
3 days ago
Why OpenStack is different from other open source projects | Opensource.com
The OpenStack project feels different from other open source projects to me. Let me try to explain. Henrik Ingo did an excellent analysis of open source project size versus governance structure a few years ago.
openstack 
3 days ago
Mike Dicken’s iOS world travel setup
Every week we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
gadget  apps  travel 
3 days ago
Day One
Day One is a simple way to journal. It’s easy to quickly enter your thoughts and memories and have them synced and backed up in the cloud.
apps 
3 days ago
Now You Can Join the Clone Club with the Orphan Black Fashion Collection
So, you love Orphan Black, and you’ve already snatched up the Funko Smart POP figurines of the Clone Club to join you in your season 3 viewing party. And you know without thinking about it which clone you are, right? (Helena when you’re on a sugar high, Alison when you’re feeling crafty.
television  fashion 
3 days ago
OpenStack Board of Directors looks to the future
On March 3, the OpenStack Foundation board of directors met in New York for an all-day marathon to discuss the future of OpenStack and identify market trends and opportunities.
openstack 
3 days ago
2015 OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest
It’s that time of year again and we’re looking for a new design to grace OpenStack’s T-Shirts. Here’s your chance to show us your creative talent and submit an original design for our 2015 OpenStack T-shirt Design Contest!
openstack 
3 days ago
Hilton website flaw let hackers hijack any Honor member’s account
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has patched a gaping hole in its website that let anyone with a Hilton Honors account hack another account simply by knowing or guessing its 9-digit number.
security  travel 
3 days ago
PyDev of the Week: Daniel Greenfield
Today we welcome Daniel Greenfield (@pydanny) as our PyDev of the Week! He is the co-author of Two Scoops of Django. I have followed his blog for quite some time and it’s well worth reading. If you’re interested in what Mr. Greenfield codes, you should check out his Github profile.
python  community 
3 days ago
The Waves of the Future May Bend Around Metamaterials
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Plastics. Computers. Metamaterials? Almost half a century after Dustin Hoffman was taken aside in “The Graduate” and given the famous “one word” line about the future, it may be time to update the script again.
science 
3 days ago
OpenStack at 10: different code, same collaboration?
In this series of interviews, we’re talking to the new Individual Directors on the 2015 OpenStack Board of Directors. These Directors provide oversight of the Foundation and its budget, strategy and goals.
openstack 
3 days ago
Not all cores are created equal
Within CERN's compute cloud, the hypervisors vary significantly in performance. We generally run the servers for around 5 years before retirement and there are around 3 different configurations selected each year through public procurement.
openstack 
3 days ago
Six Classic Midcentury Cocktails
While many of the drinks that became staples of the midcentury were created well before it, its standbys—from the minty Stinger to the bourbon-spiked Brown Derby—undoubtedly bring to mind the era of classic finger foods, lavish party dresses and silver screen glamour.
drinks 
5 days ago
High Levels of Arsenic Discovered in California Wines
A Denver laboratory, BeverageGrades, has discovered high levels of arsenic in some of the most popular wines in the US, reports CBS News.
health  drinks 
5 days ago
Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex
“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’ the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of existence.
psychology 
5 days ago
An ancient technology is helping India’s “water man” save thousands of parched villages – Quartz
In 1985, a 28-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh quit his government job, left his family and arrived in the dead of the night at a small village in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.
environment 
5 days ago
Jim Meehan Releases “PDT Cocktails” Recipe App
A new drinks app from PTD’s Jim Meehan and app developer Martin Doudoroff was released last week. With over 400 cocktail recipes and more than 1,000 original photos, the “PDT Cocktails” app is undoubtedly one of a kind.
apps  drinks 
5 days ago
RFC 3092 Etymology of "Foo" 1 April 2001
Network Working Group D. Eastlake 3rd Request for Comments: 3092 Motorola Category: Informational C. Manros Xerox E. Raymond Open Source Initiative 1 April 2001 Etymology of "Foo" Status of this Memo This memo provides information for the Internet community.
culture  technology  history 
5 days ago
Working at Twitter
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twitter 
5 days ago
Was James Bond the Result of Ian Fleming's Midlife Crisis?
A new book about the novelist's Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye, suggests an indulgent and escapist lifestyle inspired a character who embodied a stubbornly anachronistic ethos. When MGM rebooted James Bond with the origin story Casino Royale in 2006, Bond got younger—but had never looked older.
movies 
5 days ago
blarg?
I may revisit this later. Consider this a late draft. I’m calling this done. Sometimes somebody says something to me, like a whisper of a hint of an echo of something half-forgotten, and it lands on me like an invocation. The mania sets in, and it isn’t enough to believe; I have to know.
technology  programming  history 
5 days ago
US Congress publishes press release made of copyright-violating animated GIFs
It's hard to say that Congress has sunk to a new low, because, well, it's Congress. If the United States Congress has one stand-out skill, it is its stubborn unwillingness to represent the interests of American citizens. But wow. This one takes the cake.
politics  copyright 
5 days ago
It’s time to join the ugly food movement – Quartz
Consumer driven food trends are nothing new. “Organics,” gluten-free, and—more recently—buying “local” have all captured consumers, encouraging supermarkets around the globe and in Australia to respond.
food 
5 days ago
Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values
In an exclusive Q&A, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple's future, and how Apple lives "outside the box." By Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple? Tim Cook: Steve felt that most people live in a small box.
apple 
6 days ago
Why Remote Work Thrives in Some Companies and Fails in Others
Since people began telecommuting decades ago, companies have been excited about the prospects to increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain access to a much larger talent pool. But has remote work lived up to the hype? In some organizations, yes. Automattic (the creator of WordPress) and the U.
telecommuting 
6 days ago
ACC to review ordinance on sidewalk dining
Restaurants and other businesses outside of downtown Athens that have informally been using public rights of way to offer outdoor seating options for patrons would face some regulation of that activity under a revamped sidewalk café ordinance now making its way through the Athens-Clarke County Com
politics  georgia  athens  restaurant 
6 days ago
Lyft says its drivers can make $35 an hour. I spent a week driving to see if that’s true.
My first day as a Lyft driver wasn't going well. After dropping off a passenger in Arlington, Virginia, I forgot to tap the "drop off" button in the Lyft app to indicate that the trip was over. I didn't discover my mistake until 90 minutes later.
startups  transportation 
6 days ago
Athens Restaurant Week: Eating out to help less fortunate eat
The inaugural Athens Restaurant Week, which begins today and continues through Saturday, will not only showcase the dishes of nearly a dozen area eateries, but it will go a long way to ensure that the community’s less fortunate don’t go hungry.
georgia  athens  restaurant 
6 days ago
All the reasons why emotionally intelligent people are so happy at work – Quartz
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”
career  psychology 
6 days ago
Netflix's Plodding Bloodline Promises Drama, Eventually
The pilot episode of the noir family drama Bloodline, now streaming on Netflix, has the whiff of a scam: It's 55 minutes of stodgy table-setting, introducing the viewer to the complicated relationships of a powerful family on the Florida Keys, but with little grist to its drama.
review  netflix 
6 days ago
Generating full stack traces for exceptions in Python.
My last few blog posts have been about monkey patching. I will be continuing with more posts on that topic, but I am going to take a slight detour away from that topic in this post to talk about a problem related to capturing stack trace information for exceptions in Python applications.
python 
6 days ago
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