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The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump - The New Yorker
“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy.
politics 
4 days ago
Failure as a Service — Servant Leadership — Medium
OK, fine. My Be a Manager post was goaded out of me a year and a half ago, not so much by Zappos’ decision to get rid of managers, but by the media’s seizing on Zappos’ move as an opportunity to trash bosses. And we all know bosses suck.
leadership 
4 days ago
Complaints Over Airport Security Delays Surged 10-Fold in March - Bloomberg
Frustrated travelers are turning to the complaint box in growing numbers as long lines and delays getting through airport security result in missed flights.
travel 
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, released a list of potential Supreme Court nominees on Wednesday as part of an effort to quell concerns that he would not select conservative jurists. The unusual move comes as Mr.
politics 
4 days ago
Sell By? Use By? Best By? New Legislation Attempts to Standardize Expiration Dates - Eater
Many American consumers don't really know the difference between "sell by," "use by," and "best by" dates, or how closely they should follow those guidelines. Now, two members of the United States Congress are planning to clear up the confusion.
food  health 
4 days ago
Buzz Aldrin says NASA is going about Mars exploration the wrong way | Ars Technica
Of all the Apollo astronauts that walked on the Moon, none has made more of his fame than Buzz Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface in 1969.
space 
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sent a sharp, simple message to financial markets on Wednesday: Pay attention. The Fed is thinking seriously about raising its benchmark interest rate at its next meeting, in June.
economy  politics 
4 days ago
f.lux: software to make your life better
f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.
4 days ago
R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party | Rolling Stone
The GOP — the party of Ronald Reagan — has become the party of Donald Trump. Indianapolis, Indiana, May 3rd, 2016, a little before 8:30 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz strode onstage beneath a gorgeous stained-glass relief in the city's Union Station.
politics 
4 days ago
Grub Notes: Transmet West Closes and Diablo's Opens | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Transmet West, on Oglethorpe Avenue, has announced that its last day in business will be this Sunday, May 22. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be available for $12 per person that day, and beer and wine will run you only a buck to clear out as much inventory as possible. Also: live music.
athens 
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Fritz Stern, a German-born historian and longtime professor at Columbia University whose searching studies of Germany’s political culture in the 19th and 20th centuries provided a new understanding of the drift toward totalitarianism, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.
history 
4 days ago
www.nytimes.com
There’s no need to tip. Uber has been saying it for years. And the car-hailing app was embraced, in part, because of it. It’s all-inclusive and cashless; one fare and one email receipt, automatically charged to your credit card after rolling up to your destination.
transportation 
4 days ago
How Restaurateurs in Rhode Island Are Making No Tipping Work - Eater
The no-tipping movement suffered a major blow when Joe's Crab Shack, the first national chain to eliminate tipping, announced last week it will reinstitute a tipping policy after months of increasing labor expenses and decreasing customer counts.
culture 
4 days ago
This is how fascism comes to America - The Washington Post
Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for The Post. The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic.
politics 
4 days ago
Marco Rubio wants a Tim Tebow statue to replace a Confederate general's at the U.S. Capitol - SBNation.com
Need a Florida representative in the National Statuary Hall? Why not Tebow? When Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith is removed from the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall, the state of Florida will be lacking a statue.
entertainment  politics 
5 days ago
Enterprise » OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software
Page through a booklet prepared for IT executives, by current OpenStack users. It offers planning tips and use cases with real business results from cloud computing with OpenStack.
openstack 
5 days ago
Moving Away from Python 2 | Aaron Meurer's Blog
EDIT: Some people have started working on making this happen. See http://ift.tt/1XnR5Xc. For those of you who don't know, Python 2.
python 
5 days ago
10 Tips For Packing a Carry-on (And Only a Carry-On) - TripIt Blog
Ask my husband and he’ll tell you that when we first met I was an over packer. I believe his highly hyperbolic recounting of the story includes the words “steam trunk.” Hardy har har. Fast forward nine years and I can say with total confidence that I’m a completely reformed packer.
travel 
5 days ago
Python Software Foundation News: Brett Cannon wins Frank Willison Award
This morning at OSCON, O'Reilly Media gave Brett Cannon the Frank Willison Memorial Award. The award recognizes Cannon's contributions to CPython as a core developer and project manager for over a decade.
python 
5 days ago
CEO Larry Page defends Google on the stand: “Declaring code is not code” | Ars Technica
SAN FRANCISCO—Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified in federal court this morning, saying that he never considered getting permission to use Java APIs, because they were "free and open." The CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, spoke in a soft staccato and was hard to understand at times.
5 days ago
Public radio marketplace PRX spins out a new mobile app company, RadioPublic | TechCrunch
PRX, the nonprofit organization that operates a marketplace for public radio programming like This American Life, announced today that it’s spinning out a for-profit company, RadioPublic.
apps  entertainment 
5 days ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther is superhero success story | Books | The Guardian
Ta-Nehisi Coates can add another feather to a cap that already sports a MacArthur “genius” grant and a National Book Award: a bestselling comic.
entertainment 
5 days ago
www.nytimes.com
A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election.
politics 
5 days ago
House tells NASA to stop messing around, start planning two Europa missions | Ars Technica
Planetary scientists have identified Jupiter's icy moon of Europa as one of their top targets for exploration, believing that its warm interior oceans may well harbor life.
politics  space 
5 days ago
FAQ: Evolving the OpenStack Design Summit | The OpenStack Blog
Please join us for a community town hall on May 25 at 11:30 UTC or 19:00 UTC (to cover as many timezones as possible) to talk through the plans, answer questions and provide your input.
openstack 
5 days ago
The Biggest Mistake in Leadership (You’re Probably Going to Make) — Bad Words — Medium
The biggest mistake a leader can make today is putting fear before love. And plenty of you, despite your insistent objections, are going to make it. Go ahead and pre-emptively projectile vomit into the face of the nearest billionaire appitalist, because I’m about to say something awful.
leadership 
5 days ago
Thor: Ragnarok Reveals Full Cast List, Including Surprise Jeff Goldblum! | Tor.com
We had already heard rumors that Cate Blanchett would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but as if that wasn’t enough we’re also gaining Creed‘s Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, the return of Mark Ruffalo, and, wait for it… JEFF GOLDBLUM. Click through for more!
entertainment 
5 days ago
Who the Heck Wrote This? 3 Ways to Deal with Bad Code
We’ve all been there. After hours or even days of tirelessly trying to narrow in on the cause of some small bug, you finally close in on a particular section.
development 
5 days ago
Conditional Python Dependencies · Homepage of Hynek Schlawack
Since the inception of wheels that install Python packages without executing arbitrary code, we need a static way to encode conditional dependencies for our packages. Thanks to PEP 508 we do have a blessed way but sadly the prevalence of old setuptools versions makes it a minefield to use.
python 
5 days ago
Wesley Chun's answer to What is the cost of using the Google Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks API? - Quora
Use of most of our APIs are at no cost to you. You found pricing information for the Google Maps APIs which provides a free tier where you can pay for additional usage beyond that tier, however most APIs do not have such a thing.
5 days ago
‘Luke Cage’ Will Have A Political Plot - Heroic Hollywood
One hidden gem from last year’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones show on Netflix was Luke Cage. He was introduced at first as a mysterious character who crossed paths with the super powered private eye.
entertainment 
5 days ago
“Amen To That”: The Death-Defying Literary Feats of Preacher | Tor.com
This Sunday, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s epic graphic novel series Preacher finally makes its way onto the small screen, and for many viewers it’s going to be their first (and only) iteration.
entertainment 
5 days ago
Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible – Michael O. Church
Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifesto isn’t unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called “Waterfall”, Agile is notably superior.
development 
5 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) is going through hell. Or rather, hell — or heaven, or some combination of the two — is going through him. Whatever it is, a supernatural force has rudely taken up residence in his body, giving him great power and a tremendous headache.
entertainment 
5 days ago
Uber confirms it’s testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh | TechCrunch
Uber has finally confirmed testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, PA, according to a report out of the Pittsburgh Tribune.
technology 
6 days ago
Uber to begin testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh | Ars Technica
One day, the Uber that comes to fetch you might not have anyone in the driver's seat. On Thursday, Uber announced that it will begin testing an autonomous Ford Fusion hybrid on the streets of Pittsburgh, home to Uber's Advanced Technology Center.
technology 
6 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Q. My husband and I started using the same account and password for iTunes years ago, before iCloud, but now it’s a problem.
apple 
6 days ago
www.nytimes.com
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Arturo Perez used to come home frazzled from his job as a caregiver at the Svartedalens nursing home. Eight-hour stretches of tending to residents with senility or Alzheimer’s would leave him sapped with little time to spend with his three children.
economics 
6 days ago
Gamification of Open Science | Sean's Mental Walkabout
Overall, it really does look like the badges help, not just with increasing sharing rates but with making sure that shared data is helpful to the research community.
opensource 
6 days ago
Secret Service Shoots Man Near White House - NYTimes.com
WASHINGTON — A man who approached the White House on Friday brandishing a gun was shot and wounded by a Secret Service agent, the agency’s spokesman said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody and treated at a nearby hospital.
politics 
6 days ago
Elizabeth Warren takes on the ‘so-called gig economy’ in speech | TechCrunch
Senator Elizabeth Warren has some choice words for Uber, TaskRabbit, Alfred and all the other companies taking part in the “so-called gig economy,” as she put it in a speech Thursday for the New America Foundation’s annual conference.
politics 
6 days ago
From belief to outrage: The decline of the middle class reaches the next American town - The Washington Post
HUNTINGTON, Ind. —Chris Setser worked a 12-hour graveyard shift while his children slept, cleaned the house while they were at school and then went outside to wait for the bus bringing them home. He stood on the porch as he often did and surveyed the life he had built. The lawn was trimmed.
economy  politics 
8 days ago
Barton 1792 Distillery's Newest Release - Whisky Advocate
Today, Barton 1792 distillery announced the release of a full proof, limited edition bourbon. 1792 Full Proof Bourbon was bottled at barrel entry proof: 62.5%. It’s expected to be available for sale later this month with a suggested retail price of $45.00.
drinks 
8 days ago
Jim Kearns Schools Us On Room Temperature Cocktails | Tales of the Cocktail
Bartenders spend a lot of time thinking about ice and how it changes a drink, from the ways that it can shift the temperature, texture and taste of a cocktail to the ways its more creative applications can up the ante on presentation.
drinks 
8 days ago
Grub Notes: Zombie Coffee and Donuts Opening Monday, and Other Food News | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
It's the rare eatery that actually opens when it says it will, between contractors, health inspections and getting funding squared away.
athens 
8 days ago
News Features: Your Guide to the May 24 Elections | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Election Day is almost here. While the Athens ballot may be a relatively short one—in many races, the sole candidate is unopposed—voters will be making their choices in several local and statewide races.
athens 
8 days ago
Capitol Impact: Angry Trump Voters Could Oust Georgia Incumbents | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there’s no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat. When he announced his candidacy last year, Trump was considered a joke in a Republican field that included seven current or former governors and five current or former senators.
politics 
8 days ago
News Features: Two Candidates Vie to Be Clarke County's Taxman (or Taxwoman) | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Clarke County Tax Commissioner Mitch Schrader announced in March that he wouldn’t run for re-election, and two candidates are running, both as Democrats, in the May 24 election to be the person in charge of collecting property taxes and registering vehicles in Athens.
athens 
8 days ago
In the Loop: Athens for Everyone Endorses John Knox for BOE | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
Athens for Everyone—the progressive group that grew out of Tim Denson's 2014 mayoral campaign—has endorsed UGA geography professor John Knox for District 8 on the Clarke County Board of Education.
athens 
8 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Ignore the scent of self-congratulation that wafts from nearly every book in the How to Succeed category and what remains is largess, priced to move. The subtext reads something like this: “I made it big, and if you follow my advice, sold here for a fraction of what it cost me, you can, too.
8 days ago
JK Rowling defends Donald Trump's right to be 'offensive and bigoted'
JK Rowling has defended Donald Trump’s right to “be offensive and bigoted,” saying that although she finds his rhetoric distasteful, silencing him is not a solution.
politics 
8 days ago
Review: Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection – Infrared Light Wave Experiments – Drinkhacker
Never one to shy away from wacky experiments, Buffalo Trace’s latest bourbon has gone straight off the reservation. The trick this time? Exposing barrels to infrared light waves before giving them a light char. Eight barrels total were made, four irradiated for 15 minutes, four for 30 minutes.
drinks 
8 days ago
It's time fossil hunters faced extinction
Of all the wild treasures I found when I was a child – an antler, a weasel’s skull, an adder’s skin – the one that thrilled me most was my echinoid.
9 days ago
Ryanair and Germanwings flights declare mid-air emergencies over France
Two short-haul flights have declared on-board emergencies in the air above France.
travel 
9 days ago
Sir David Attenborough on how health and safety could have prevented his big break
Sir David Attenborough has suggested that health and safety could have prevented his big break as he described the “good days” ahead of a colour showing of one of his first series.
entertainment 
10 days ago
Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to - The Washington Post
Nearly one in two Internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released Friday.
privacy  security 
10 days ago
Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders | Science News
From within the dark confines of the skull, the brain builds its own version of reality. By weaving together expectations and information gleaned from the senses, the brain creates a story about the outside world.
psychology 
10 days ago
A Practical Guide to THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES by Joseph Campbell In the long run, th
A Practical Guide to THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES by Joseph Campbell ----------------------------------------------------------------- In the long run, the most influential book of the 20th Century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell's THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES.
storytelling  writing 
10 days ago
First Ever OpenStack Days-East Event to be Held in New York City, August 23-24 - Tesora
Community event supported by the OpenStack Foundation and members of the OpenStack ecosystem –The first ever OpenStack Days – East event will be held in New York City from August 23-24, as a gathering place for anyone wanting to learn more about the OpenStack open source infrastructure as a se
openstack 
10 days ago
Regular expressions you can read: A new visual syntax (and UI) — Medium
Lots has been written about the problems with regular expressions: learning them, debugging them, etc. The UI/syntax proposed here helps address issues related to readability, learnability, and memorability.
development 
10 days ago
PyDev of the Week: Ed Leafe | The Mouse Vs. The Python
This week we welcome Ed Leafe (@EdLeafe) as our PyDev of the Week! Ed is one of the co-creators of the Dabo Application Framework, which is a neat wrapper around wxPython and is aimed at building database driven applications, although you can use it for more than that.
python 
10 days ago
Illinois senator concerned about chip card rollout, asks FTC for oversight | Ars Technica
Last week, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a stern letter to EMVCo—an organization equally owned by six global payment networks that is responsible for providing standards for chip-based credit and debit cards in the US.
finance 
10 days ago
www.nytimes.com
Activists and leaders in the social conservative movement, after spending most of the past year opposing and condemning Donald J.
politics 
10 days ago
Hugh's Homepage » Lwood-20160515
Welcome to Last week on OpenStack Dev (“Lwood”) for the week just past. For more background on Lwood, please refer here. Busiest week on the list since I started doing Lwood back at the end of June 2015.
openstack 
10 days ago
The secret for OpenStack: Chip in today, reap rewards tomorrow | #OpenStack | SiliconANGLE
What are the most interesting things about OpenStack? One group looks to its community to discover OpenStack’s points of interest, and concern.
evernote  openstack 
11 days ago
Classic Programmer Paintings — “Multiple inheritance in C++” ca 1590 - Jacopo...
“Sysadmin checks if RFC2822 actually allows publishing the BCC field to all receivers” Carl Spitzweg, 1850 Oil on canvas (collaboration from Leo)
11 days ago
Transparency in open-source world becoming the norm | #OpenStack | SiliconANGLE
When it comes to modernizing IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) wants to be the front runner. Its plan: working past the current issue to include the problems that lie in wait.
evernote  opensource  openstack 
11 days ago
Thousands gather to mourn, and celebrate, the lives of four UGA students killed in wreck | Online Athens
The mood shifted from celebration to mourning with alternating bouts of crying and laughter emerging from a crowd of students gathered at a memorial on the University of Georgia campus Thursday.
athens 
11 days ago
CEO tests “crazy” genetic therapy on herself, claims it added 20 years of life | Ars Technica
Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of the biotech company BioViva, claims that her body's cells are 20 years younger after testing her company’s age-reversing gene therapy on herself.
11 days ago
Culture and technology can drive the future of OpenStack – Red Hat Stack
“OpenStack in the future is whatever we expand it to”, said Red Hat Chief Technologist, Chris Wright during his keynote at the OpenStack Summit in Austin.
openstack  redhat 
11 days ago
Is OpenStack the best open-source platform? | #OpenStack | SiliconANGLE
At this year’s OpenStack Summit, taking place in Austin, TX, representatives from companies with connections to the event, both long-term and relatively new, are sharing business strategies and tech developments and offering attendees a look into the current state surrounding open-source stack an
evernote  openstack 
11 days ago
Body found in conference room at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters | TechCrunch
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the incident. A public information officer for the department did not return a request for comment. Dispatchers received an emergency call at 8:35 a.m., according to a San Jose Mercury News report, and found a man dead.
11 days ago
Netflix is giving the Punisher his own show
Shortly after The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal was tapped as the Punisher in season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil series, rumors circulated that the character would get its own show. Well, a few weeks after his debut, Netflix made the spin-off official.
entertainment 
11 days ago
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