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A good point. I’ve typically heard “edge case” used to mean something difficult but important t…
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Scrollwheel behavior more than anything contributes to a feeling of unpredictability and slipperiness when us…
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Mouse traps are an ongoing UX pet peeve that I wish could be fixed: the scroll wheel focus shifts depending o…
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They live in houses instead of dorms. I asked if there was oven in the house were Sylvia Plath lived beca…
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🚴 A fitting spot for my 1,000th road & dirt mile of 2018 🚴
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I feel like we've reached the endgame of a 10 year plan to launch my daughter.
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time for those "HOOK LINE AND ZINKE" headlines I've been waiting for
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Scott Walker doesn't *hate* unions, he just doesn't understand how they work.
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I would posit that 80% of local EDOs are proactive on this front, because companies and co…
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Sometimes, yes. Often they only seem incentivized to share this reactively instead of proacti…
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Okay but: cities should be collecting, validating, and aggressively publishing this data anyway. It’s common sense…
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An annual Bay Area holiday highlight: watching so many billboards for smartphones & enterprise data warehouses be r…
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I was sad to hear about a second candidate in a few weeks that I knew personally was awesome and didn't make it thr…
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RT : It’s board election time!

Two seats are available:

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Foundation/AGM18/Election to Board - OpenStreetMap Wiki
RT : It’s board election time!

Two seats are available:

Information about the c…
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RT : Like, “walkie talkie” is such a delightfully extra name for a piece of tech. Imagine a world like,
Bikes: rollie mo…
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Hey and I think you’d enjoy. Goes from Mad Max to political ethics and back. It’s the length…
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🚴 Wait here it goes 🚴
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We are building the network, you are scoring the maps. Any way to coordinate?
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I loved the Python Challenge years ago because it was structured more like a standard library treasure hu…
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if it doesn’t already exist, a or documentary on dollar stores would be very good

if it does exist,…
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I guess there are names for this.
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The Domino’s Pizza logo is also a pretty succinct illustration of partisan gerrymandering.
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RT : "ridiculous and mildly terrifying" might be the best description of our age I've yet heard (though I have an enormo…
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“Simple” is not great in the wrong hands. I have encountered/used it to mean just the parts I want, none of the par…
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Particularly liked this view from . I'm fascinated by the ability of ML to help us understand things we…
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Someone has been decapitating scooters
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I am greatly enjoying this Plastikman & Maceo Plex minimal techno mix today:
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RT : We’re troubled by allegations that campaign workers in tampered with ballots of eligible voters & targeted vo…
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RT : Whenever we get a proposal into our 10x program — — that says “blockchain” we just rewrite…
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RT : Whenever we get a proposal into our 10x program — — that says “blockchain” we just rewrite…
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TIL that Cocteau Twins released a rendition of Frosty The Snowman
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B-17 turret gunner diagram or cyberpunk warrior jacked in
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In 2016 Clinton was a vastly better candidate than Sanders. These days I’m seeing a fairly-equal…
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“The transit habit”
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RT : The conclusion is inescapable: Yes, Santa can fly, but not like a soaring eagle; more like a chicken that can flap…
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The best part of NBA’s league pass is getting to watch every goofy “shoot three 3-pointers in 10sec to win a Toyota…
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Imagine the red lines here are contour lines delineating elevation changes. What story does the map tell now? And h…
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Last project of 2018: putting together A Woman's Whole World a feminist take on the 1968 Whole Earth Catalog for…
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RT : In 1959 a capsule with a 16mm camera was launched aboard a Thor missile. Designed to record footage of the missile,…
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I’ve had some bizarre Muni experiences over the past year but this evening on the 38 I attracted a whole other leve…
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Self-Portrait in Mini Golf
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🚴 Richmond rainbow 🚴
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“Henry, there’s something I would like to tell you, for what it’s worth, something I wish I had been told years ago. You’ve been a consultant for a long time, and you’ve dealt a great deal w...
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As points out in this excellent article, a big benefit of Redis Streams is it lets you use Kafka-style pri…
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RT : So, Violent J (of Insane Clown Posse, natch) apparently has a daughter who's a furry... and he's going with her to…
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“This capability gap is eminently exploitable—why execute a lengthy costly complex attack on the power grid when th…
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Enigma of the Amigara Fault (Junji Ito, 2003)
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Facebook Tool Helps Charities Find Evacuees Who Need Help | Healthiest Communities | US News
Some of those charities are using a disaster mapping tool recently developed by Facebook to help do that in North Carolina. The tool provides anonymous data to show locations that are shedding people and those that are gaining them. It tracks the movements of groups, but not individuals.

A nonprofit called Direct Relief, which provides medicine and supplies to health centers that serve poor people, uses the data to find out which vulnerable communities in the path of a hurricane are evacuating and whether people are likely going to new locations with a health center. The agency then can reach out to centers in the new locations to help anticipate medicine they'll need. Direct Relief serves about 100 health centers in the two Carolinas and 1,300 nationwide.
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Facebook donates Rs 1.75 crore towards relief efforts for flood-stricken Kerala- Technology News, Firstpost
The disaster maps on Facebook have helped the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and relevant NGOs to mobilise rescue and support efforts.

These Maps track people's movement and demarcate between the affected (flood-hit) and safe zones. This has also helped the government to identify places, where rescue and relief is required.

"Facebook is the largest community of volunteers, donors, and activists coming together to make the world a better place. We will continue to monitor and assess needs in the region. Together, the Facebook community is championing humanity and helping those in distress," the networking giant said in a statement.
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Here’s how Facebook can be useful during Hurricane Florence — Quartz
The company also tells Quartz a feature called “Disaster Maps” is helping relief organizations Direct Relief, Humanity Road, and the American Red Cross to monitor evacuations. The data, which is gleaned from tracking Facebook users’ whereabouts, helps non-profits decide where their help is most needed. A map prepared by Direct Relief, available here, shows where people are moving from (red) to where they are likely moving to (blue). FastCompany reported in April that Disaster Maps have been used in more than 100 crisis in the preceding year, and have helped emergency responders organize more effectively.  
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Humanitarian Needs: Food, water, and… data? - red cross chat
During disasters, we are eager to get our hands on any data that may help us distribute aid to people in need. It helps us sharpen the essential tools we need to deliver relief—like reconnection services—in disaster zones.

One of the key datasets informing our family reunification efforts was provided by Facebook. In June, Facebook began sharing aggregated, anonymized information with the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations about where people on Facebook were located, moving, and checking in safe after natural disasters.  After Hurricane Maria, this data was an important layer in helping the Red Cross to identify population centers in need of power and connectivity. We compared historical mobile activity with post-storm activity in order to use Facebook’s aggregated data as a sort-of connectivity map of where people had power (and with it, the ability to charge phones and reach the outside world).
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[1712.05839] Mapping the world population one building at a time
High resolution datasets of population density which accurately map sparsely-distributed human populations do not exist at a global scale. Typically, population data is obtained using censuses and statistical modeling. More recently, methods using remotely-sensed data have emerged, capable of effectively identifying urbanized areas. Obtaining high accuracy in estimation of population distribution in rural areas remains a very challenging task due to the simultaneous requirements of sufficient sensitivity and resolution to detect very sparse populations through remote sensing as well as reliable performance at a global scale. Here, we present a computer vision method based on machine learning to create population maps from satellite imagery at a global scale, with a spatial sensitivity corresponding to individual buildings and suitable for global deployment. By combining this settlement data with census data, we create population maps with ~30 meter resolution for 18 countries. We validate our method, and find that the building identification has an average precision and recall of 0.95 and 0.91, respectively and that the population estimates have a standard error of a factor ~2 or less. Based on our data, we analyze 29 percent of the world population, and show that 99 percent lives within 36 km of the nearest urban cluster. The resulting high-resolution population datasets have applications in infrastructure planning, vaccination campaign planning, disaster response efforts and risk analysis such as high accuracy flood risk analysis.
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Facebook Disaster Maps: Methodology – Facebook Research
When people use the Facebook app with Location Services enabled, their latitudes and longitudes are received at regular intervals. Location information is used in a number of ways, like delivering a feature or content that is most relevant to people. For example, it allows us to send AMBER Alerts to people’s News Feeds in targeted search areas after a child has been abducted, or Safety Check notifications to those in regions affected by natural disasters.

The same geolocation data, when aggregated and de-identified, provides valuable information to humanitarian organizations after a natural disaster. Aggregation not only helps to preserve privacy, but also makes the data more usable and interpretable to organizations by separating signal from noise, and thus reducing the intermediate processing steps required to move from data to insights to action.

The disaster maps datasets are aggregated across time and space in the following ways:
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Facebook’s Disaster Maps Help Rescuers Know Where They’re Needed Most
To generate Disaster Maps, Facebook takes time-stamped snapshots of users’ geographic coordinates to show where they’re moving. As a result, Disaster Maps provide aid groups with near real-time data visualizations of how users react as a calamity unfolds, allowing for a more dynamic response–where to stage resources, how to evacuate those who are stuck, and how to reach folks who check in as safe but are nonetheless uprooted.

The service gathers account signals into population heat maps, revealing when and where people cluster via a shared dashboard that only Facebook and vetted disaster response partners can view. Facebook app users don’t need to do anything but have their (charged) phones with them and the location setting activated. Their data is aggregated and anonymous: The program scrubs the exact identity associated with each signal but still tracks movement, allowing for hourly updates on sheltering and evacuations. (If you don’t want your location used for Disaster Maps, simply turn off location services in the Facebook app.)
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Awesome pictorial map by Miguel Covarrubias, 1942.
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Awesome pictorial map by Miguel Covarrubias, 1942.
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their logo in the 70s had a great cross-connect, distinctly remember drawing it as a small human
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RT : K T Impact, Don Davis, c. 1991; Clear Ideas, Rene Magritte, 1958; Comet 67p above Manhattan, New York Times, 2014
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The examples I could think of are all military, which I assume is worse for your needs.

What about coo…
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🚴 Double Airplane (under SFO) 🚴
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