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For years, central banks have been doing everything they can think of to try to get higher inflation and stronger growth. The next step just may be a metaphorical helicopter, high above Tokyo.
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10 hours ago
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BREAKING COVERBy Stella Rimington362 pp. Bloomsbury. $26. THE WOLF OF SARAJEVOBy Matthew Palmer389 pp. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. $28.
entertainment 
10 hours ago
Grub Notes: Watermelon Party, Athens Chefs Dinner and More Upcoming Food Events | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
This Sunday, Jul. 31 at 6 p.m., Little City Diner in Winterville will host a three-course farm-to-table dinner with ingredients by Collective Harvest and Community Meat Co. Tickets are $35. Reservations at 706-742-7590. Five & Ten will host a barbecue-themed Athens Chefs Dinner on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.
athens 
10 hours ago
New guides for OpenStack administrators | Opensource.com
One of the biggest challenges for any system administrator or developer is keeping up with the pace of change.
openstack 
10 hours ago
Netflix announces the arrival of the latest season of arguably the best dark-side-of-tech series ever made | SiliconANGLE
Firstly, if you haven’t seen the first two seasons of Black Mirror, you should do that immediately. The previous seasons of the show, that have been called, “The Twilight Zone for the digital age”, and have garnered widespread acclaim from critics and the public, are available on Netflix.
entertainment 
11 hours ago
New attack bypasses HTTPS protection on Macs, Windows, and Linux | Ars Technica
A key guarantee provided by HTTPS encryption is that the addresses of visited websites aren't visible to attackers who may be monitoring an end user's network traffic. Now, researchers have devised an attack that breaks this protection.
security 
11 hours ago
www.nytimes.com
Jason Bourne, taciturn and carb-free, hurries through various European capitals — Rome, Athens, London — with the grim determination of a tourist who desperately needs a men’s room but is too proud to ask for directions.
entertainment 
11 hours ago
mobile.nytimes.com
But she delivered a speech that was remarkably without hard facts. Much of her address was a mix of descriptions of her upbringing, assertions of her opinions and generalized attacks on Donald J. Trump. She talked about marching “toward a more perfect union” and said Mr.
politics 
11 hours ago
Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Daredevil Won’t Return to Netflix Until 2018 | Tor.com
Disappointing news for Jessica Jones fans from Marvel and Netflix during the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour this week: Season 2 won’t premiere until sometime in 2018.
entertainment 
11 hours ago
The Republican Party is dead - LA Times
I have been a Republican as long as I can remember. Joining the Grand Old Party seemed like a natural choice for someone like me who fled the Soviet Union as a boy and came to Los Angeles with his mother and grandmother in 1976.
politics 
21 hours ago
Wine As A Bedtime Snack Helps With Weight Loss | VinePair
Have you ever finished your dinner, but then found yourself hungry close to bedtime? You’re not alone – plenty of us feel the need to snack as the night progresses, and luckily, studies have deduced the perfect nightcap: wine. You heard us.
wine 
22 hours ago
Scientists find new antibiotic in the human nose - The Washington Post
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly skin and wound infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia.
science 
22 hours ago
DNC insiders detail months of escalating dysfunction - POLITICO
PHILADELPHIA — Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasn’t supposed to ask Joe Biden to come to her daughter’s bat mitzvah. Democratic National Committee staff had sent the chair to the vice president armed with four specific requests for getting him involved in raising money for the party.
politics 
22 hours ago
Obama chooses historic Jackson Park as library site - Chicago Tribune
Rejecting a rough-edged urban site for what could be a showcase near the lakefront, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Chicago's historic Jackson Park as the site of his presidential library, sources said Wednesday.
politics 
22 hours ago
Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs - BBC News
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.Tests reported in the journal Nature found the resulting drug, lugdunin, could treat superbug infections.
science 
22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton is bad at speeches for the exact reasons she'd be a good president - Vox
Hillary Clinton has one job tonight: Deliver a kick-ass speech. Unfortunately, it’s just not a job that suits her talents.
politics 
22 hours ago
After Ban Four Years Ago, Lobbyists Enjoy Their Return at Democratic Convention - WSJ
PHILADELPHIA—The 2016 Democratic convention here should have marked a triumphant return for lobbyists to an event that had banned the industry from donating four years earlier. Heather Podesta, one of Washington’s top lobbyists, couldn’t tell the difference.
politics 
22 hours ago
Guest editorial: The DNC hack and dump is what cyberwar looks like | Ars Technica
Dave Aitel is CEO of Immunity Inc., an offensive security firm that consults for Fortune 500s and government agencies. He is a former "security scientist" for the NSA and a past contractor for DARPA's Cyber Fast Track program.
politics  security 
2 days ago
The Trump-Putin Fallacy by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
In the earlier months of the Donald Trump campaign, many people I knew asked me to comment on the similarities between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Recently I have been asked to comment on direct connections between Trump and Putin.
politics 
2 days ago
How Google and OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Are Trying to Bridge Clouds - Fortune
Google, which is trying to show that its public cloud computing infrastructure is ready for big businesses, and Mirantis, a smaller vendor pushing the use of the OpenStack cloud framework, are working together to ensure OpenStack can work with Google’s Kubernetes management software.
openstack 
2 days ago
Why infrastructure is the key to OpenStack's Big Tent - Superuser
Elizabeth K. Joseph has always wanted to move things with her mind, but for now, she is moving to empower women in OpenStack.
openstack 
2 days ago
Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL - Uber Engineering Blog
The early architecture of Uber consisted of a monolithic backend application written in Python that used Postgres for data persistence. Since that time, the architecture of Uber has changed significantly, to a model of microservices and new data platforms.
development 
2 days ago
Grub Notes: MillerCoors Buys Majority Stake in Terrapin | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Are Terrapin commercials coming soon to a Super Bowl near you? Beer giant MillerCoors is buying a majority stake in the Athens brewery, the companies announced today. Terms were not disclosed.
athens 
2 days ago
The Risks of Over-Rewarding Communities | Jono Bacon
Incentive plays an important role in communities. We see it everywhere: community members are rewarded with extrinsic rewards such as t-shirts, stickers, gadgets, or other material, or intrinsic rewards such as increased responsibilities, kudos, reputation, or other benefits.
community 
2 days ago
Donald Trump defending sons' sport killing may doom campaign - NY Daily News
Bad press has so far been like fertilizer to Donald Trump’s popularity. But his defense of his sons’ sport of slaughtering exotic African animals could be the kill shot to his presidential aspirations now that possibly both Cecil the lion and his brother Jericho have been slaughtered.
politics 
2 days ago
Oprah Winfrey to star in Ava DuVernay's sci-fi adventure A Wrinkle in Time | Film | The Guardian
The Oscar-nominated actor and media mogul will reunite with the Selma director for an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 fantasy novel Oprah Winfrey will star in Ava DuVernay’s forthcoming fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time.
entertainment 
2 days ago
The Power of Sphinx: Integrating Jinja with RST — Surfing in Kansas
Most of the power of Sphinx comes from the ability to plug into any part of the documentation building process. Sphinx has an exhaustive list of Sphinx core events, which I recommend reading up on.
python 
3 days ago
Michelle Obama Elegantly Eviscerated Trump -- NYMag
On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it was not an elected official, but one of the most brilliant and inspiring first ladies in American history, Michelle Obama, who lit up the room, silenced the booing throngs, and opened up a can of elegant whoop-a
politics 
3 days ago
How mission-driven organizations can develop their values openly. | Opensource.com
This is Part 2 of a four-part series on open and transparent branding processes in organizations. Read Part 1. Picture this: You're sitting in Yet Another Quarterly Global Company Meeting, listening to the executive team prattle on about its most recent Important Global Initiatives.
3 days ago
Michelle Obama Rebukes Trump Without Mentioning His Name | Mother Jones
Michelle Obama delivered a powerful rebuke to Donald Trump at the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night, without invoking his name.
politics 
3 days ago
Open Source at SanDisk // TODO: Talk openly, develop openly
More than ever, traditional companies are embracing open source and find that it can get out of control if they don’t have a coordinated plan to manage it. And what do I mean by a traditional company? Companies that are pre-open source (or born before 1995).
opensource 
3 days ago
Exploring the open development method | Opensource.com
"Snake oil salesman" is a phrase that conjures up images of stuffy old men with bowler hats, bushy mustaches, and tailored pinstripe suits peddling bottles filled with "cure-all" liquids. Although prevalent a few centuries ago, the snake oil profession is now lost to the annals of history.
opensource 
3 days ago
2016-07-25 Emacs News - sacha chua :: living an awesome life
Links from reddit.com/r/emacs, /r/orgmode, Hacker News, planet.emacsen.org, Youtube, the changes to the Emacs NEWS file, and emacs-devel.
emacs 
3 days ago
Cooperation can help boost your reputation | Ars Technica
Human cooperation is thought to have evolved because it benefits everyone involved. But we also know that cooperation doesn’t always make sense when subjected to a cost-benefit analysis.
psychology 
4 days ago
Equal Opportunities for all OpenStack Projects | graham.hayes.ie
No - this was not clear enough. This change is aimed at projects that are points of significant cross project interaction. While, in the future there may come a point where Nova Compute Drivers are developed out of tree (though I doubt it), that is not happening today.
openstack 
4 days ago
Donald Trump said he would 'close the Internet'
We're losing a lot of people because of the Internet and we have to do something. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas closing that Internet up in some way.
politics 
4 days ago
Technical Committee Highlights July 17, 2016 | The OpenStack Blog
This update is dedicated to our recent in-person training for the Technical Committee and additional community leaders.
openstack 
4 days ago
A retrospective on OpenStack midcycles
OpenStack midcycles are self-organized events where development teams gather in tight knit groups and hold face-to-face discussions. As opposed to the larger design summit events, there are typically no new features or design directions pitched at midcycle events.
openstack 
4 days ago
New evidence suggests DNC hackers penetrated deeper than previously thought | Ars Technica
The suspected hacking of a Democratic National Committee consultant's personal Yahoo Mail account provides new evidence that state-sponsored attackers penetrated deeper than previously thought into the private communications of the political machine attempting to defeat Republican nominee Dona
politics 
4 days ago
PUNCH | How Well Do You Actually Know the Daiquiri?
The word “Daiquiri” often conjures images of the flamboyant, artificial fruit variety, garnished with at least one umbrella, a plastic swizzle stick and, if you’re lucky, a real strawberry. But, at its core, the famous drink relies on the simplest of templates: rum, lime and sweetener.
drinks 
4 days ago
Kubernetes: The Bet on Kubernetes, a Red Hat Perspective
Editor’s note: Today’s guest post is from a Kubernetes contributor Clayton Coleman, Architect on OpenShift at Red Hat, sharing their adoption of the project from its beginnings. Two years ago, Red Hat made a big bet on Kubernetes.
redhat 
4 days ago
mobile.nytimes.com
This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand name, or at least an acronym. It is known as Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, and is estimated to have lived some four billion years ago, when Earth was a mere 560 million years old.
science 
4 days ago
PUNCH | Can America Make Great Italian-Style Bitters?
If you ask Lance Winters, owner and master distiller of St. George Spirits, what inspired the recipe for his recently released aperitivo, he will tell you that it was his hippie upbringing.
drinks 
4 days ago
Remaining Yahoo to rebrand after sale of assets to Verizon in 2017 | TechCrunch
One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is Yahoo’s (in)famous brand — main name, purple color and exclamation mark all included.
technology 
4 days ago
Using modern gettext | Goings on
gettext has seen quite some enhancements in recent years, after Daiki Ueno started maintaining it. It can now extract (and merge back) strings from diverse file formats, including many of the formats that are important for desktop applications. With gettext 0.19.
development 
4 days ago
How To: Debugging and Isolation | Rhonabwy
There’s a number of skills that I think are critical to being a good engineer. Although my 20-year-old self would have scoffed at the idea, “clear, correct and concise communication” is probably the most important one. As a team gets larger, this gets harder – for everyone.
development 
4 days ago
Yet Another Python datetime Replacement: Pendulum | The Mouse Vs. The Python
I stumbled across another new library that purports that it is better than Python’s datetime module. It is called Pendulum. Pendulum is heavily influenced by Carbon for PHP according to its documentation.
python 
4 days ago
Ponce City Market To Get Posman Books | What Now Atlanta
New York City-based concept would occupy courtyard suite. Ponce City Market is getting its first book store. Posman Books, an independent mini-chain based in New York City, has filed plans to build out suite C197. According to a permit, the outpost would be sized at just over 2,000 square feet.
atlanta 
4 days ago
Review: Woodford Reserve Distillery Series – Five Malt – Drinkhacker
Woodford’s latest Distillery Series bourbon — a limited edition experimental series that doesn’t quite merit Master’s Collection status — is here. “Five Malt” connotes what it is, though the company doesn’t exactly tell you everything:
drinks 
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Too tipsy to make it home? At these nightspots-turned-hotels, you don’t have to.
travel 
4 days ago
Hugh's Homepage » Lwood-20160724
Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here. From the summary “There is currently no limit to the frequency of keystone token revocations that can be made by a single user, in any given time frame.
openstack 
4 days ago
History tells us what will happen next with Brexit & Trump — Medium
It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. My background is archaeology, so also history and anthropology. It leads me to look at big historical patterns.
history  politics 
4 days ago
The Case for Teaching Ignorance - NYTimes.com
IN the mid-1980s, a University of Arizona surgery professor, Marlys H. Witte, proposed teaching a class entitled “Introduction to Medical and Other Ignorance.” Her idea was not well received; at one foundation, an official told her he would rather resign than support a class on ignorance. Dr.
education 
4 days ago
Britain just got its first concrete sign that Brexit will destroy the economy | UK | News | The Independent
Britain just got its first concrete sign that the British exit from the European Union, or Brexit, will crush the nation's economy after a grim set of PMI data released by Markit on Friday morning showed a "dramatic deterioration" in the economy since the UK voted to leave the EU.
politics 
4 days ago
Intro to an open source productivity tracker | Opensource.com
There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways to increase your output: Put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter.
productivity 
4 days ago
Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising | TechCrunch
Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. While we tap away, the companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each and every one is actively defending their core businesses while placing bets on the future.
apple 
4 days ago
Perfect Paris péniches | Things to Do | Time Out Paris
The quays of the Seine and banks of the canals de l’Ourcq and Saint Martin are adored and regularly visited by Parisians, playing host to many a party, picnic or apéro.
paris 
5 days ago
Behind Hillary’s Mask - NYTimes.com
RIGHT after the Sept. 11 attacks, I ran into Hillary Clinton outside an armory in Manhattan that served as a sort of clearing house for tragedy, where people brought pictures of the missing and checked for information.
politics 
5 days ago
Summer in Paris: 20 Things to Do - Talk in French
As crowds flock to Paris in summer, the city transforms into a bustling haven for tourists. Some would say that it is by this time that Paris becomes very un-Parisian, with the city slowing down its pace to welcome in sunny days, longer nights, and lots of fun festivals and special events.
paris 
5 days ago
Finding OpenStack security issues with Bandit - Superuser
OpenStack represents one of the largest open source projects both by lines of code and number of active contributors.
openstack 
5 days ago
For Dyson, the 360 Eye robot vacuum is only the beginning | TechCrunch
Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum is going global, with retail availability in Canada today, and a U.S. launch following soon.
technology 
5 days ago
Ghost Rider Will Appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 | Tor.com
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at SDCC didn’t have any new footage to share, but they did have a big reveal for the audience: The upcoming season will feature Ghost Rider!
entertainment 
5 days ago
Star-Lord’s Father Revealed in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 SDCC Panel | Tor.com
And the answer is WEIRD and just raises more questions. Are you ready to know? BIG SPOILERS AHEAD. But first, some bits and pieces about the movie that James Gunn and the cast revealed during the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con:
entertainment 
5 days ago
Everything Happening Next Season in the DC Television Universe! | Tor.com
The DC TV panel is underway! For three hours, the casts of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow are talking next season’s new heroes (and villains), plus the four-way crossover coming this year.
5 days ago
Elijah Wood Explains That He’s No Watson in Trailer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency | Tor.com
Next in the line of fun San Diego Comic Con sneak peeks, BBC America premiered the trailer for their upcoming series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency! Based on a book series by the beloved Douglas Adams, the show is already shaping up into what looks like great fun. Trailer below!
entertainment 
5 days ago
New Trek Series Has A Name and a Ship — Star Trek: Discovery | Tor.com
Today’s Star Trek 50th Anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con ended on one heck of a tease: the full title of the new show. The Bryan Fuller-helmed series will go by the name Star Trek: Discovery. (Fancy logo above!) The U.S.S.
entertainment 
5 days ago
Watch the First Trailer for Marvel and FX’s Legion | Tor.com
While the X-Men comics and movies have come up with various metaphors for being a mutant, FX and Marvel Television’s new series Legion takes the tack of mental illness.
entertainment 
5 days ago
Watch the New Trailer (and Get the WiFi Password) for Doctor Strange | Tor.com
Watch the new trailer for Doctor Strange, the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, out on November 4, 2016.
entertainment 
5 days ago
The Vulture Confirmed as Spider-Man: Homecoming Villain | Tor.com
Marvel Comics let fly some awesome concept art for Spider-Man: Homecoming after this year’s SDCC panel that confirms the Vulture as the villain for Tom Holland’s first major outing as the amazing web-slinger!
entertainment 
5 days ago
‘Great British Baking Show’ Recap: Footloose and Sugar-Free - Eater
Welcome back to the pleasant double header also known as new Friday-night episodes of The Great British Baking Show. Ian has been on a winning streak for the last few episodes, so the field is gunning for him.
entertainment 
5 days ago
‘Great British Baking Show’ Episodes 3 and 4: Total Dough-verload - Eater
Since PBS has decided to air two episodes of The Great British Baking Show back-to-back — and thus creating the most pleasantly polite evening on television — I'm going to run down both episodes for you here so we can read, digest, have a spot of tea, and get on with our days that are hopefully
entertainment 
5 days ago
Extreme pro-Python statements about "one way to do it" are usually made by relat... | Hacker News
saghm 8 hours ago Thanks, that's a very clear and well thought out explanation. I'll make sure not to take the skeptical detracting too far in the future! webmaven 5 hours ago Besides, it only says that preferably there should be only one obvious way to do it.
python 
5 days ago
Federal regulators says car makers “cannot wait for perfect” on automation | Ars Technica
On Friday, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind told an audience in Detroit, Michigan that car makers “cannot wait for perfect” when it comes to developing and deploying self-driving car technology.
cars 
5 days ago
Brie Larson Confirmed as Captain Marvel | Tor.com
As the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con panel came to an end, with all of the cast members coming together for an epic superhero group selfie, there was one last announcement: Captain Marvel (a.k.a.
entertainment 
5 days ago
Black Panther Movie Adds Full Cast of Warriors | Tor.com
Marvel Studios released a tidal wave of new information about its upcoming Phase 3 films, kicking off with some exciting casting announcements for 2018’s Black Panther. Danai Gurira, best known as Michonne from The Walking Dead, has joined the cast as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje.
entertainment 
5 days ago
The Kremlin’s Candidate - POLITICO Magazine
Back when he hosted a prime-time talk show on MSNBC, Ed Schultz divided the world into heroes and villains. The heroes usually included Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The villains were most Republicans, and especially Donald J. Trump.
politics 
5 days ago
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