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Only 1.5% of Michigan's state budget goes to public health. Meanwhile, 20% goes to incarceration.

If we're not pr…
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7 days ago
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I've spent the better part of my career obsessing over the actions of Bernanke, Geithner, and Paulson during the cr…
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7 days ago
Ethics + Data Science – dj patil – Medium
How much has data changed our lives over the past decade? Just over 10 years ago the iphone was launched. Back then, our phones took grainy photos and video was just wishful thinking. It was still…
#technology  #data.science  #data  #philosophy 
8 days ago
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I love and regularly donate to but they're wrong here. The plaintiff has tried working with the "intermediary"…
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8 days ago
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Civil Registry - Newsroom Listing Lifecycle
9 days ago
Gobo
Algorithms control what we see on our feeds,
but we can't control the algorithms.
Do you get most of your news from social media? Us too. Do you know anything about how they pick what to show you? No? Neither do we. Facebook, Twitter, and others sites use complicated computerized rules to decide which posts you see at the top of your feed and which you don't. These algorithms have reinforced our echo chamber - showing us content like what we share - and made hard to burst our filter ...
#technology  #public.good 
12 days ago
Ethan Zuckerman, Inventor of Pop-up Ad, Interview
‘We’ve Lost 10 Years of Innovation. This Decade Has Been Boring for the Web.’
A conversation with Ethan Zuckerman, media scholar and inventor of the pop-up ad, on the original sin of advertising and the web’s lost decade.
#technology  #philosophy 
12 days ago
Antonio Garcia Martinez, former Facebook Employee Interview
‘The Organic Side, to Me, Is Scarier Than the Ad Side’
A conversation with former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez on Mark Zuckerberg’s “disingenuous and strange” reaction to the election.
#technology  #philosophy 
12 days ago
An Apology for the Internet — From the People Who Built It
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it.
#technology  #philosophy 
12 days ago
Jaron Lanier Interview on What Went Wrong With the Internet
A conversation with VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on Silicon Valley’s politics, being quoted by Mark Zuckerberg, and what went wrong with the internet.

#technology  #artificial.intelligence 
12 days ago
If you can quit social media, but don’t, then you’re part of the problem, Jaron Lanier says - Recode
On this week’s new episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher talks with Jaron Lanier, a VR pioneer and longtime technology critic who currently works at Microsoft Research. He’s the author of a new book, “10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” and explains why those who have the opportunity to quit platforms like Facebook and Twitter should do so. He compares the problem to past crusades against “mass addictions” like smoking or drunk driving, arguing that hearing ...
#technology  #artificial.intelligence 
12 days ago
Twitter
Top 10 Attributes of Successful People:

10. there
9. are
8. many
7. paths
6. to success
5. and
4. everyone has…
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14 days ago
Why Trump Supporters Don’t Care About Cohen’s Admission - The Atlantic
What the president’s supporters fear most isn’t the corruption of American law, but the corruption of America’s traditional identity.

#politics 
14 days ago
To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit : Goats and Soda : NPR
To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

LISTEN· 6:42
#health 
15 days ago
Advice for a new executive | Lara Hogan
When I was getting ready to join Kickstarter as VP of Engineering, Chad Dickerson (who was the CEO of Etsy when I worked there) offered to send me a bunch of advice. Chad had been a CTO multiple times before being CEO; he knew that this executive-level role was brand new to me, so he offered to help give me a steer and a foundation as I walked into this totally new territory.

#technology  #management 
15 days ago
Twitter
Quite a review and apparently quite a book. Shows the poison of valley culture through its poster person. No amount…
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15 days ago
Twitter
Some of the most impactful work I’ve done has come as a result of listening to people in my org who disagreed with…
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15 days ago
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2nd weekend working on clubhouse coming along nicely 🔨
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17 days ago
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If we software developers don't get better at explaining the long-term tradeoffs of various technology decisions to…
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20 days ago
Twitter
When someone says that young people these days can’t afford housing, health care, or college because they need to e…
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20 days ago
Reclaiming the American prairie - CBS News
Efforts to preserve our nation's iconic grasslands are coming into conflict with cattle ranchers who say such land reclamation endangers their way of life
#landscaping 
22 days ago
Twitter
call me when you invent one that can chew up a beer truck.. I’ll authorize a beta test on Wells St.
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27 days ago
An Introduction to HyperLedger Technologies
This paper provides a high-level overview of Hyperledger: Why it was created,
how it is governed, and what it hopes to achieve. The core of this paper presents
five compelling uses for enterprise blockchain in different industries. It also
describes the open source frameworks and tools that Hyperledger is developing
to help enterprises around the world deliver on the promise of blockchain for
more secure, more reliable, and more streamlined interactions.
This is not intended as a deep technical ...
#technology  #blockchain 
28 days ago
Home - Hyperledger
Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology.

#technology  #blockchain 
28 days ago
Architecture of the Hyperledger Blockchain Fabric
A blockchain is best understood in the model of state-machine replication [8], where a
service maintains some state and clients invoke operations that transform the state and generate outputs.
A blockchain emulates a “trusted” computing service through a distributed protocol, run by nodes connected
over the Internet. The service represents or creates an asset, in which all nodes have some stake.
The nodes share the common goal of running the service but do not necessarily trust each other for
mo...
#technology  #blockchain 
28 days ago
Twitter
It can be hard enough to communicate in "one on one" meetings when they're face to face. Remote ones can be even to…
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29 days ago
Metabase
Metabase is the easy, open source way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data.
#technology  #visualization  #analytics  #data.science 
4 weeks ago
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Whoop! Whoop! Two whooping cranes visited Nachusa’s restored wetland habitat this week. are endange…
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
I don't tweet a lot of my photography, but had to share a few of my favorites from my recent trip to
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4 weeks ago
fastText
FastText is an open-source, free, lightweight library that allows users to learn text representations and text classifiers. It works on standard, generic hardware. Models can later be reduced in size to even fit on mobile devices.

#technology  #machine.learning  #public.good 
5 weeks ago
JavaScript End to End Testing Framework | Cypress.io
Test your code, not your patience.
Cypress is the new standard in front-end testing that every developer and QA engineer needs.
#technology  #javascript  #testing  #quality 
5 weeks ago
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Ella Fitzgerald (71), The Sea and Cake (42), Dinah Washington (15), Ella Fitzgerald & L…
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5 weeks ago
Readings in Database Systems, 5th Edition
Readings in Database Systems (commonly known as the "Red Book") has offered readers an opinionated take on both classic and cutting-edge research in the field of data management since 1988. Here, we present the Fifth Edition of the Red Book — the first in over ten years.
CHAPTERS
Preface [HTML] [PDF]
Background introduced by Michael Stonebraker [HTML] [PDF]
Traditional RDBMS Systems introduced by Michael Stonebraker [HTML] [PDF]
Techniques Everyone Should Know introduced by Peter Bai...
#technology  #data  #database 
5 weeks ago
PostgreSQL Triggers and Stored Function Basics | Severalnines
In a previous article we discussed the PostgreSQL serial pseudo-type, which is useful for populating synthetic key values with incrementing integers. We saw that employing the serial data type keyword in a table data definition language (DDL) statement is implemented as an integer type column declaration that is populated, upon a database insert, with a default value derived from a simple function call. This automated behavior of invoking functional code as part of the integral response to data ...
#technology  #database  #postgresql 
6 weeks ago
How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutes
How I gained commit access to the Homebrew project in 30 minutes:
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6 weeks ago
Sphex pensylvanicus - Wikipedia
Sphex pensylvanicus is a species of digger wasp, commonly known as the great black wasp.[3] It lives across most of North America and grows to a size of 20–35 mm (0.8–1.4 in). The larvae feed on living insects that the females paralyze and carry to the underground nest.

#landscaping  #nature 
7 weeks ago
Psql Watch - Today I Learned
The Postgres REPL psql in includes a \watch command that repeatedly executes a command every n seconds. Here’s the official description:

\watch [ seconds ] Repeatedly execute the current query buffer (like \g) until interrupted or the query fails. Wait the specified number of seconds (default 2) between executions.

It executes the current query buffer, which you can print with \p:
#technology  #database  #postgresql 
7 weeks ago
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Here’s How America Uses Its Land
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Father John Misty (25), The Jayhawks (18), Pusha T (15), XXYYXX (14) & Bonnie 'Prince'…
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7 weeks ago
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At we have a new advocacy action live across our media partners and also I'd like you to use it -now- t…
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8 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Father John Misty (20), Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (15), Blitzen Trapper (13), All India Rad…
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8 weeks ago
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As someone who has worked with many solid devs whose code will never be public, <3
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10 weeks ago
Calculating Summaries with Histogram Frequency Distributions · Advanced SQL · SILOTA
A histogram is a special type of column statistic that sorts values into buckets – as you might sort coins into buckets. Generating a histogram is a great way to understand the distribution of data. We'll look at multiple ways of generating histograms.
#technology  #sql  #statistics  #data.science  #postgresql 
10 weeks ago
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane (14), Brand New (12), Beach House (11), Van Morrison (7…
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10 weeks ago
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Neko Case (23), Father John Misty (18), Thelonious Monk (5), Herbie Hancock (4) & Thelo…
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11 weeks ago
We describe latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), a generative probabilistic model for collections of discrete data such as text corpora.
We describe latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), a generative probabilistic model for collections of
discrete data such as text corpora. LDA is a three-level hierarchical Bayesian model, in which each
item of a collection is modeled as a finite mixture over an underlying set of topics. Each topic is, in
turn, modeled as an infinite mixture over an underlying set of topic probabilities. In the context of
text modeling, the topic probabilities provide an explicit representation of a document. We pre...
#technology  #machine.learning  #public.good 
11 weeks ago
A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? It might be closer than you think - Chicago Tribune
From the Cherry Avenue Bridge, the rehabilitated span for trains and pedestrians at the northern tip of Goose Island, the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River looks like a silty, murky mess. The riverbanks are scarred with concrete and wooden and metal retaining walls. Unruly trees pay the barriers no mind, stretching defiantly into the water, their sagging branches capturing a flotilla of plastic bags and beer cans.

#nature  #landscaping 
12 weeks ago
People are throwing too much garbage in the blue bin — and it's upending the economics of recycling - Baltimore Sun
When Marylanders first started tossing recyclables into the blue bin and setting it out by the curb about a decade ago, only a small percentage of the material ended up in a landfill or incinerator. Now, as much as a third of it gets trashed.

Local governments once made money selling off paper, bottles and cans. But this year many around the Baltimore region have started spending taxpayer money on recycling. That’s because a ton of recyclables fetches just a quarter of the price it ...
#environment  #recycling 
12 weeks ago
Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction — with an app - The Washington Post
To understand why it’s so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about B.F. Skinner’s pigeons.

In the 1950s, Skinner began putting the birds in a box and training them to peck on a piece of plastic whenever they wanted food. Then the Harvard psychology researcher rigged the system so that not every peck would yield a tasty treat. It became random — a reward every three pecks, then five pecks, then two pecks.

The pigeons went crazy ...
#technology 
12 weeks ago
What Should Medicine Do When It Can’t Save You? | The New Yorker
Modern medicine is good at staving off death with aggressive interventions—and bad at knowing when to focus, instead, on improving the days that terminal patients have left.
#health 
12 weeks ago
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Oneohtrix Point Never (13), Max Richter (12), Beach House (8), Herbie Hancock (4) & Lou…
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12 weeks ago
A Gentle Introduction to Normality Tests in Python
An important decision point when working with a sample of data is whether to use parametric or nonparametric statistical methods.

Parametric statistical methods assume that the data has a known and specific distribution, often a Gaussian distribution. If a data sample is not Gaussian, then the assumptions of parametric statistical tests are violated and nonparametric statistical methods must be used.

There are a range of techniques that you can use to check if your data sample devi...
#technology  #machine.learning  #statistics 
12 weeks ago
The Death of a Once Great City | Harper's Magazine
ew York has been my home for more than forty years, from the year after the city’s supposed nadir in 1975, when it nearly went bankrupt. I have seen all the periods of boom and bust since, almost all of them related to the “paper economy” of finance and real estate speculation that took over the city long before it did the rest of the nation. But I have never seen what is going on now: the systematic, wholesale transformation of New York into a reserve of the obscenely wealthy and the barely here—a place increasingly devoid of the idiosyncrasy, the complexity, the opportunity, and the roiling excitement that make a city great.
june 2018
Screenshots and screencasts
ubuntu screenshot instructions

Quickly take a screenshot of the desktop, a window, or an area at any time using these global keyboard shortcuts:

Prt Scrn to take a screenshot of the desktop.

Alt+Prt Scrn to take a screenshot of a window.

Shift+Prt Scrn to take a screenshot of an area you select.

When you use a keyboard shortcut, the image is automatically saved in your Pictures folder in your home folder with a file name that begins with Screenshot and includes the date and time it was taken.

If you do not have a Pictures folder, the images will be saved in your home folder instead.

You can also hold down Ctrl with any of the above shortcuts to copy the screenshot image to the clipboard instead of saving it.
#technology  #ubuntu 
june 2018
The Deep Middle - Monarch Gardens
Lawn alternatives and weed inspections
#landscaping  #nature 
june 2018
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country - The Verge
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even own a laptop or smartphone. He typically dictates the tweets on his campaign’s official Twitter account; occasionally he’ll type them out on a campaign staffer’s computer. Sometime last year, he was tagged in a tweet with someone going by the handle of @Pinboard, who was telling Spencer that he could raise money for him.
#technology  #politics 
june 2018
Twitter
I'm pleased to announce The Mellow Chicago Bike Map, a guide to low-stress cycling routes. Awesome illustrated vers…
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june 2018
Home - Illinois Sparkling Co.
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june 2018
Home - August Hill Winery
local / utica / LP / starved rock winery
june 2018
Twitter
volunteers braved the hot & humid weather to weed and pick seed. Meet our hero…
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june 2018
Twitter
No public official who allows these concentration camps to stand on American soil should enjoy a peaceful moment in…
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june 2018
Twitter
I learned a little bit about querying on Postgres JSONB columns when using ActiveRecord and it was neat so I though…
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june 2018
Machine Learning Crash Course  |  Google Developers
Machine Learning Crash Course
with TensorFlow APIs
Google's fast-paced, practical introduction to machine learning
#technology  #machine.learning  #tutorial 
june 2018
Twitter
I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials and then asked it to write an Olive Garden com…
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june 2018
Prodigy - Radically efficient machine teaching
Radically efficient machine teaching.
An annotation tool powered
by active learning
#technology  #machine.learning 
june 2018
Building Better Writers With Machine Learning – eSpark Engineering Blog – Medium
I just published “Students in school today will be graduating into a world in which written communication is more…”
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june 2018
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june 2018
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Kali Uchis (15), Thelonious Monk (14), Father John Misty (13), The Bronx (9) & Radiohea…
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june 2018
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Courtney Barnett (20), Flying Lotus (14), Avenged Sevenfold (9), Andy Shauf (5) & Bonni…
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may 2018
Twitter
Look, . It's not just you. But you have to notice your own complicity in making women somehow culpable for…
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may 2018
Killing the Coding Interview | Pete Holiday's Blog
Let me get straight to the point: you don’t have to see a person’s code to figure out whether they’re a good developer.

Over the past ten or so years, I’ve interviewed a lot of engineers. In that time, I’ve developed a set of techniques that allow me to quickly and accurately evaluate a developer without seeing their code.

I’m now convinced that it’s not only possible, but objectively better to do it that way.
#technology  #interviewing  #recruiting  #hiring 
may 2018
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