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How to Reinvent the Aging Eastside
First, the bad news: When more than 700 people who responded to an online survey were asked what words they associated with Lexington Road, they said things like “eyesore,” “congested,” “dangerous” and “trashy.” Traffic is a problem, and developments are aging.
georgia  athens 
3 hours ago
Spotify Is Expanding to Include Video and Predictive Playlists
Spotify now wants to help you jog, watch videos and catch up on podcasts, all in addition to listening to music — a move that will put the company into competition with Apple, YouTube and other technology outlets.
music 
3 hours ago
Making Computer Science More Inviting: A Look at What Works
When Sonja Khan started college, she’d never thought of studying computer science. But when she heard from friends that the intro class was good, she decided to give it a try — and then ended up majoring in it.
technology  diversity 
3 hours ago
Top 10 People That Live In Athens That The Rest Of The World Knows About But You Might Not
Good god that’s a long title. But in honor of David Letterman’s last show this week, we thought we would roll out a series of Top 10 lists about Athens to honor the world’s greatest talk show host not named Conan.
georgia  athens 
3 hours ago
Gartner Says Worldwide Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Spending to Grow 32.8 Percent in 2015
The market for cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is in a state of upheaval, as many service providers are shifting their strategies after failing to gain enough market traction, according to Gartner, Inc. Global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost US$16.
openstack  hp 
2 days ago
OpenStack private clouds are SCIENCE PROJECTS says Gartner
OpenStack can run a fine private cloud, if you have lots of people to throw at the project and are willing to do lots of coding, according to Alan Waite, a research director at Gartner.
openstack 
3 days ago
Akanda and NGINX Partner to Provide Load-Balancing-as-a-Service for OpenStack Environments
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Akanda, the only open source network virtualization solution built for OpenStack environments, and NGINX, Inc., today announced a partnership to provide simplified, enterprise grade Load-Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS) for OpenStack environments.
openstack  akanda 
3 days ago
Michael's Law aimed at enforcing alcohol rules in Georgia
ATLANTA | Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill that could force bars — mainly in college towns and rural areas where alcohol laws are often lax — to change their ways or go out of business. The seed for the bill, now called Michael's Law, was planted Aug. 15 when Michael S.
georgia 
3 days ago
Take off that Fitbit. Exercise alone won’t make you lose weight.
The fitness industry has never been stronger. Health clubs in the United States brought in $22.4 billion in 2013, doubling their revenue in just 15 years.
health 
4 days ago
OpenStack application developers share insights
Application developers working with OpenStack know what they want. Most are looking for clear, accurate documentation with emphasis on detailed working examples so they can get their jobs done. That’s one of key takeaways from the fifth consecutive survey conducted by the User Committee.
openstack 
4 days ago
The Chokehold of Calendars
Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same way. Calendars are a record of interruptions. And quite often they’re a battlefield over who owns whose time.
productivity 
4 days ago
Mapping Python Community on Twitter : a Network Analysis using Gephi and ... Python !
Using Twython, a Python wrapper for the Twitter API, I first start by extracting all the Twitter accounts followed by the official Twitter account of the Python Software Foundation (@ThePSF).
python  community 
4 days ago
The media’s reaction to Seymour Hersh’s bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful
Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
politics  journalism 
4 days ago
The Right Baits the Left to Turn Against Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON — A Twitter post recently caught the eye of Bill McKibben, the environmental advocate and godfather of the Keystone XL pipeline protests.
politics 
4 days ago
The Movers and Shakers of OpenStack
Image: TheMoversandShakersofOpenStack_54574e0145301.png Thumb Meta Data: TheMoversandShakersofOpenStack_54574e0145301.
openstack 
4 days ago
Looking Back, Moving Forward with OpenStack Documentation
As I plan my schedule for my tenth OpenStack Summit, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned in four and a half years of building a community doc team from scratch.
openstack 
4 days ago
TTIP explained: The secretive US-EU treaty that undermines democracy
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), sometimes known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), is currently being negotiated behind closed doors by the European Union and the US. If it is successfully completed, it will be the biggest trade agreement in history.
europe  politics 
4 days ago
ISIS Official Killed in U.S. Raid in Syria, Pentagon Says
WASHINGTON — American Special Operations forces mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria early Saturday, killing a leader of the Islamic State and about a dozen militant fighters, as well as capturing his wife and freeing an 18-year-
politics 
5 days ago
Hugh Acheson Made Nachos From Kris Jenner's Cookbook So You Don't Have To
Yes, that's right: a nacho recipe from the Kardashians' mom. In our first episode of Real Chefs Cook Dumb Recipes, Hugh Acheson keeps up with the Kardashians, cooking from Kris Jenner's cookbook, In the Kitchen With Kris Jenner.
food  humor  videos 
5 days ago
7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free)
Since 1985, U.S. college costs have surged by about 500 percent, and tuition fees keep rising. In Germany, they've done the opposite. The country's universities have been tuition-free since the beginning of October, when Lower Saxony became the last state to scrap the fees.
travel  education 
5 days ago
How He Defined the Blues
The guitarist, dead at 89, built himself into the figurehead of the genre. In 1949, the legend goes, B.B. King ran into a burning building to save a guitar he loved.
music  history 
5 days ago
Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos
Fifty years after the repeal of Jim Crow, many African-Americans still live in segregated ghettos in the country's metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, has spent years studying the history of residential segregation in America.
politics  history 
5 days ago
Op-Ed: US airlines practically begging for regulatory intervention
As summer approaches, the thought of seasonal air travel on US carriers has grown more and more heartburn inducing. Cheap oil, and the resulting spike in airline share prices have put executives in a state of euphoria.
travel  government 
5 days ago
Google to Test Bubble-Shaped Self-Driving Cars in Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO — The world is one step closer to the day when people can, in good conscience, drive to work while sipping coffee, texting with a friend and working on a laptop computer.
google  transportation 
5 days ago
Two small earthquakes reported in Oregon and Washington
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says two small earthquakes have been recorded in the Northwest, one in northern Oregon and the other in north-central Washington. No damage was reported from either. A magnitude 3.0 quake was recorded at 3:42 p.m.
travel 
5 days ago
Google’s quirky self-driving bubble car hits public roads this summer
It's been almost a year since Google unveiled its quirky prototype self-driving bubble car, which has so far been confined to closed testing on private roads. Now, however, the company is ready to let the high-tech contraption loose on California's public roads.
google  transportation 
5 days ago
8 Details About Wine That Will Cultivate You
Cleopatra’s favorite wine was Muscat of Alexandria, a rich sweet wine from Greece 300 years ago, the most coveted wine was called Tokaji (“toe-kye”) Aszú (“ah-sue”). It was rich and sweet like maple syrup John F.
wine 
5 days ago
Gearing up: My essential travel tech
Next week, I’m off for a bit of traveling: first to Lisbon, Portugal for several days, then a 48-hour stopover in London before flying back home. Along with the usual necessities—clothes, toiletries, and so on—I’m also determining what gear to bring.
gadget  travel 
5 days ago
What Entrepreneurs Don't Realise About Being the Boss (Until They Are the Boss)
As a business owner you're constantly on display: not just for the job you do but for things like what you wear, whether you use a Styrofoam cup instead of a mug and what that says about your environmental consciousness, what kind of car you drive. Everything.
startups  management 
5 days ago
President Obama on Color-Blind Policy and Color-Conscious Morality
Addressing the moral failings of black people while ignoring the centuries-old failings of their governments amounts to a bait and switch. On Tuesday, Georgetown University hosted President Barack Obama, the columnist E.J.
politics 
5 days ago
Heirloom Gets New Chef, Hugh Acheson's New Book is Out and More Food News
With Sal Speights taking off to hike the Appalachian Trail, Heirloom Cafe is announcing Joel Penn as its new head honcho in the kitchen.
books  athens  restaurant 
5 days ago
Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck
The imminent need for basic income in recognition of our machine-driven futureLate last year, I took a road trip with my partner from our home in New Orleans, Louisiana to Orlando, Florida and as we drove by town after town, we got to talking about the potential effects self-driving vehicle technolo
economics 
5 days ago
Put it in Writing: Be a Better Writer With Evernote
In the late 1940s, Jack Kerouac wrote his iconic Beat-era novel “On the Road” in a series of notebooks. In 1951, he typed the manuscript out on a continuous 120-foot scroll of paper. It took him three weeks and, as legend has it, a friend’s dog ate the original ending.
evernote 
6 days ago
Technical Committee Highlights May 13, 2015
Based on multiple inputs from the openstack-dev mailing list, we’ve discovered we, the TC, need to level up our communications. We have identified two TC members to take on the communications plan, Anne Gentle (that’s me!) and Flavio Percoco.
openstack 
6 days ago
Online Schema Changes — Nova Specs 0.0.1.dev496 documentation
Make schema changes execute online (ie while services are running) when safely and semantically possible. This will allow operators to reduce the amount of downtime currently required during deploys. This fits under the ‘Live Upgrades’ kilo priorities.
openstack 
6 days ago
A new notification system
As you may know, requires.io is all about being notified of outdated dependencies on PyPI packages. We just released a new event-driven notification system, rewritten from scratch to bring more flexibility to all requires.io users.
packaging 
6 days ago
B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89
B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89.
music 
6 days ago
Markup Language Faceoff: Lists
Today I want to talk about lists. Not for shopping, not the programming data type, but the display of items in both unordered and ordered fashion. In other words, lists of bullets and numbers.
blogging 
6 days ago
Blaze destroys abandoned Athens mill
Athens-Clarke County firefighters expected to battle the blaze that destroyed an old Athens mill throughout the night on Thursday. The fire devastated the long-abandoned Puritan Cordage Mills, a former cotton mill on Macon Highway near Puritan Lane.
georgia  athens 
6 days ago
DC's Legends of Tomorrow | First Look Trailer | The CW
Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter must assemble a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat to the planet…and to time itself. DC's Legends of Tomorrow is coming soon to The CW.SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/TheCWSubscribeConnect with DC's Legends of Tomorrow Online:Visi
movies 
6 days ago
We Don’t Sell Saddles Here
We know that we have built something which is genuinely useful: almost any team which adopts Slack as their central application for communication would be significantly better off than they were before. That means we have something people want.
startups  innovation 
6 days ago
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Are you on to the whole mezcal thing? The good mezcal thing? The mezcal thing that stems from artisan producers such as Del Maguey and Fidencio and Los Nahuales? If so, I won't need to fill you in on the virtues of this agave-based spirit — the way it can veer from grassy to fruity to herbal to
drinks 
6 days ago
Death To C
Ladies and gentlemen, the C programming language. It’s a classic. It is sleek, and spartan, and elegant. (Especially compared to its sequel, that bloated mess C++, which shares all the faults I’m about to describe.
security 
6 days ago
User survey identifies leading industries and business drivers for OpenStack adoption
Cloud computing is expanding to new industries, according to the most recent OpenStack User Survey. These new areas for expansion include government/defense, film/media and telecommunications, which all increased compared to last year.
openstack 
6 days ago
Excellent Console Log File Analyzers
Almost everything that happens on a Linux system is logged in some way. These log files are typically stored plain ASCII text in a standard log file format, although they can be in binary format. Most logs are stored in the traditional system log subdirectory /var/log.
debugging  logging 
6 days ago
openstack/defcore
This document describes the DefCore process required by the OpenStack bylaws and approved by the OpenStack Technical Committee and Board. Note: DefCore may accelerate the process to correct errors and omissions.
openstack 
6 days ago
Supersizing the OpenStack Operators Meetups
In the beginning, OpenStack operators met in small venues to share their troubles and triumphs, giving valuable feedback about future releases in the process. As word spread, those meetups kept doubling in size.
openstack 
6 days ago
I Would Make An Excellent Lady-In-Waiting
Previously: Please consider my application to become a feudal vassal. 3.
television  humor 
6 days ago
Raining spiders in Goulburn? Entirely possible, scientist says
Naturalist Martyn Robinson from the Australian Museum said two migration techniques associated with spiders would explain why locals might have thought it was raining spiders.
weird  nature 
7 days ago
The discovery of Apache ZooKeeper’s poison packet
Evan Gilman is an operations engineer at PagerDuty, responsible for designing and automating the company's resilient infrastructure. Prior to PagerDuty, he operated AS4511 at the University of Miami, and has a passion for all things network. This story originally appeared on PagerDuty.
debugging 
7 days ago
Republicans Are Invading Athens This Weekend
Athens hasn’t seen this many Republicans roll into town since Reconstruction.
politics  georgia  athens 
7 days ago
To Do Good in the World, Get a Better HR Department
Human resources is often thought of as an endless source of bureaucratic hassles, but finding the right people is the beginning of getting any company on a path of positive impact.
management 
7 days ago
Interview with Adrian Otto of OpenStack Magnum and Solum
Adrian Otto is project team lead for OpenStack projects Magnum and Solum. Otto founded the OpenStack Containers team in 2014, and is a Principal Architect at Rackspace.
openstack 
7 days ago
Linux is the new JVM
Why did anyone ever think the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) was a good idea? What could those decisions tell us about the ones we are about to make in the cloud computing revolution currently under way? Let’s try and cheat at the tests of life and take some crib notes from history.
linux 
7 days ago
The Economics of Tidying Up
Months after publication, Japanese home-organization guru Marie Kondo's book about de-cluttering has reached peak interest. Behavioral science may explain the appeal. This is the ambitious first sentence of Marie Kondo’s best-selling manifesto, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
economics 
7 days ago
Verizon Security Flaw Left Millions Of Home Internet Users Vulnerable To Attack
With its $4.4 billion purchase yesterday of AOL, the telecom giant Verizon gained millions of new home internet customers. But a glaring security flaw suggests they may have put millions of their existing internet customers at risk.
security  verizon 
7 days ago
The Future Is Now: The Keurig for Cocktails
These days not only can you find drink-making robots that compete against one another, you can find drink-making robots that will sit in your kitchen and create craft cocktails in only five seconds.
drinks 
8 days ago
Separate your Fakes and your Inspectors
When you are writing unit tests, you will commonly need to write duplicate implementations of your dependencies to test against systems which do external communication or otherwise manipulate state that you can’t inspect. In other words, test fakes.
testing 
8 days ago
PyCharm 4.5 EAP build 141.988: Introducing Python Profiler
Today we’re glad to let you know that the third PyCharm 4.5 EAP build 141.988 is ready for your evaluation. Please download it from our EAP page. Just as always, this EAP build can be used for 30 days after its release date and it doesn’t require any license.
python  editor 
8 days ago
NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa
We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian.
robotics  space 
8 days ago
My interview about software tests and Python
I've recently been contacted by Johannes Hubertz, who is writing a new book about Python in German called "Softwaretests mit Python" which will be published by Open Source Press, Munich this summer.
python 
8 days ago
For Zynga, a Journey From the Cloud to Home — and Back Again
In 2009, Zynga was a marquee customer for Amazon.com 's cloud-computing services. Two years later, it spent $100 million to build its own data centers to handle the bulk of its computing. Now Zynga’s cloud cruise has come full circle.
cloud 
8 days ago
Work Is About More Than Money
When identity and emotional stability are tied to a job, what are the consequences of getting laid off?
career 
8 days ago
JetBlue to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi and Amazon Prime streaming video
JetBlue and Amazon today announced a deal to bring streaming video to Amazon Prime members over the airline's free in-flight Wi-Fi service.
travel 
8 days ago
America's Lacking Language Skills
Budget cuts, low enrollments, and teacher shortages mean the country is falling behind the rest of the world. Educators from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., this past Thursday to lobby in the interest of world languages.
education  language 
8 days ago
How To Make An Adequate Manhattan
The Adequate Man is almost assuredly a boozer. Most abstainers do so because their sobriety is mandated by either higher-order preoccupations—see Chuck D, Thomas Edison, and Mister Fred Rogers—or legal/medical necessity, as with your cousin Jeff and your other two cousins Jeff.
drinks 
8 days ago
Immutable Infrastructure Is The Future
Tumblr just ate my long blog post, so here’s a short one. I like immutable systems. They are the future.
technology 
8 days ago
Be Kind
My friend, and CTO at the time, Dustin Moskovitz pulled me into a room one morning. He told me I would no longer be working on News Feed, which was surprising because at the time I was the only engineer keeping it running.
inspiration 
8 days ago
The many problems with Seymour Hersh's Osama bin Laden conspiracy theory
On Sunday, the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh finally released a story that he has been rumored to have been working on for years: the truth about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
politics 
8 days ago
A Grisly Find Under a Supermarket Illuminates France’s Medieval History
PARIS — Past the racks of hair accessories on the ground floor of the Monoprix supermarket on the corner of the Rue Réaumur and the Boulevard de Sébastopol in the Second Arrondissement, there is a door marked staff only.
history  france 
8 days ago
Presentation Mode: Show and Tell, Together Again
As an Evernote user, you’re already collecting and writing everything related to your projects in Evernote. Now, take advantage of an even better way to move ideas and projects forward by sharing your notes in a screen-friendly format with Evernote’s presentation mode.
evernote  presentations 
8 days ago
README.md
Sure, Github wins on the UI. Hands down. But, despite my initial annoyance with Gerrit when I first started using it almost a year ago, I am now a convert. Fully. Let me tell you why. Note: This is an opinionated (on purpose) piece.
codereview 
8 days ago
Amazon to Offer Window Into Web Services Business
Twitter Shares Tumble After Nasdaq Leaks Results Early
amazon 
8 days ago
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