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Laura Kuenssberg on Twitter: "No 10 on Jo Johnson ..."
“The referendum in 2016 was the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history. We will not under any circumstances have a second referendum. The Prime Minister thanks Jo Johnson for his work in government.”

"Under any circumstances" either means no imagination, or death cult.
brexitlies  brexit  corruption  conservatism  uk  politics  quotes  twitter 
4 days ago
Why I cannot support the Government’s proposed Brexit deal
In which Boris Johnson's brother writes better than he does.

"The argument that the government will present for the Withdrawal Agreement ‘deal’ is not that it is better for Britain than our current membership. The Prime Minister knows that she cannot honestly make the claim that the deal is an improvement on Britain’s current arrangements with the EU and, to her credit, refuses to do so. The only case she can try to make is that it is better than the alternative of leaving the EU with no deal at all."

...

"Yet for all its challenges and for all the real pain it would cause us as we adapt to new barriers to trade with our biggest market, we can ultimately survive these difficulties. I believe it would be a grave mistake for the government to ram through this deal by once again unleashing Project Fear. A “no deal” outcome of this sort may well be better than the never ending purgatory the Prime Minister is offering the country. But my message to my brother and to all Leave campaigners is that inflicting such serious economic and political harm on the country will leave an indelible impression of incompetence in the minds of the public. It cannot be what you wanted nor did the 2016 referendum provide any mandate for it."
brexit  uk  europe  opinion  essay  government 
4 days ago
Has nobody told Dominic Raab that Britain is an island? | Rafael Behr | Opinion | The Guardian
"Last night, at a tech industry event, Raab admitted that his grasp of the detail had been upgraded with some salient facts – such as the importance of the Channel to commerce with Europe. “I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this,” he said. “But if you look at how we trade in goods, we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.”"
guardian  brexit  UK 
5 days ago
Using jupyter notebooks with a virtual environment - Zettel
tl;dr:

$ python -m venv projectname
$ source projectname/bin/activate
(venv) $ pip install ipykernel
(venv) $ ipython kernel install --user --name=projectname
python  howto  tutorial  post 
5 days ago
python-visualization/folium: Python Data. Leaflet.js Maps.
As mentioned here: https://github.com/ispmarin/maps | https://stackoverflow.com/a/51746292/3329384 - there are several alternatives for mapping + Python:

- https://github.com/python-visualization/folium/
- https://github.com/geopandas/geopandas
- https://github.com/matplotlib/basemap/
- https://github.com/rossant/smopy
- https://github.com/jwass/mplleaflet

Folium seems to be the most recently-updated / maintained, as of 2018-11-08, Thursday, and seems to be the easiest to use and best, if you want OpenStreetMap backgrounds without much hassle.
maps  python  useful  tool  github  opensource  datascience  eca  installed 
5 days ago
Folium — Folium 0.6.0+69.ga61365c documentation
Unbelievably good OpenStreetMap + overlaid data, using Python and Jupyter Notebooks.

Can save to a simple.html page.
javascript  maps  python  geography  installed  tool  opensource 
5 days ago
Martin Marietta: A Rare, Fair-Priced Materials Company For The Long-Term Investor - Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE:MLM) | Seeking Alpha
"The main difficulty in the aggregates business is getting a quarry permit. Despite the usefulness of its products, an aggregate materials quarry is usually an undesired facility in most residential areas due to the noise and dust pollution it creates and the impact it has on the local landscape. However it is this not-in-my-backyard mentality that provides the foundation of Martin Marietta's almost impenetrable competitive position.

Once a quarry is established in an area, it's almost impossible for a competitor to get a permit for a second one leaving the first-comer with a small local monopoly. And it is a well protected and isolated monopoly because it is usually highly uneconomical to transport aggregates over big distances because they are so cheap that transportation costs at some point become higher than the product's price. So unless there's an efficient water or rail transportation option, every quarry is the undisputed low-cost provider within a 45 minutes (approximately) truck driving range."
eca  research 
5 days ago
What Is It Exactly That Makes Big Cities Vote Democratic? - CityLab
What Is It Exactly That Makes Big Cities Vote Democratic? Not all urban areas are bastions of blue. Population, density and education all play a role. Sam Tanenhaus's recent cover story in the The New Republic provides fascinating — and ironic — historical perspective. Added November 07, 2018 at 11:56PM
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6 days ago
New Tory housing tsar claimed Hungarian Jews form part of 'Soros Empire' - Mirror Online
In which Professor "Sir" Roger Scruton, promoted by the Conservatives, is an out Nazi and is friends with Nazis.

Meanwhile, the Conservative Party pretends his views aren't toxic.
uk  politics  corruption  racism 
6 days ago
David Neiwert on Twitter: "1) “Eliminationism” is a term you need not just to become familiar with ...
"David Neiwert
‏ @DavidNeiwert
https://t.co/0gkUrziA6w"
1) “Eliminationism” is a term you need not just to become familiar with, especially in today’s American rush toward authoritarianism. This will be a long, illustrated thread explaining what it means, how it works, and why Donald Trump is now our Eliminationist in Chief."

Threadreader: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1057678153252929536.html
fascism  us  conservatism  twitter  post  thread  history  racism  immigration 
8 days ago
My question to pro-Europe MPs: will you take on the Brexit conmen? | Rafael Behr | Opinion | The Guardian
Powerful stuff:

"Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nigel Farage, Arron Banks – these are cowards who flee responsibility for decisions they urge on others. They long ago renounced ownership of any practical Brexit outcome. It was never their intention to preside over the enactment of their mendacious campaigns and it is not their intention to lay down arms once the UK is out of the EU. They look forward to the day when May’s model has failed so they can steer the ensuing grievance towards scapegoats closer to home than Brussels.

Here, then, are some questions for pro-Europeans who do not want to face the Brexit conmen in another referendum: do you really think Johnson-Faragism is an unbeatable proposition or will you dare to take it on? When? If you surrender the trench of EU membership, where do you retreat to fight again? If you let Brexit pass because you were afraid to argue from principle that it is a mistake, what will your argument be when the mistake is found out?

The temptation to settle for anything the prime minister brings home will be great. The lure of a return to politics that isn’t about Europe is strong. It is also a mirage. Hard leavers will hate May’s deal, but they will be relaxed if former remainers want to pull the trigger that kills EU membership. Those suckers will own the terms of Brexit without ever having believed in the goal. Then the people who should most take responsibility for the mess that follows will laugh as they heap blame on the MPs who thought it was a bad idea and, for reasons history will struggle to admire, did it anyway."
brexit  guardian  brexitlies  opinion  uk  politics 
8 days ago
Show HN: Monica, an open-source CRM to manage friends and family | Hacker News
"My uncle died suddenly this year. He was unbelievably caring - and not just to family - but to everyone he ever met. His funeral was jam packed with everyone from homeless people to executives of multi-billion dollar companies.
I always thought that his ability to always have you, and whatever you had last talked about with him, on his mind at any moment was some kind of supernatural gift. I was surprised to find out at his funeral that he actually kept an excel spreadsheet of everyone he met and what they needed and were going through. He reviewed this constantly.

It didn't lessen his genuine love for everyone, just let him be a little more super human."

See: personal Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
See also: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18380178 / https://millow.app/
discussion  friends  life  organisation 
8 days ago
Apple’s New Map
"Is Google future-proofing itself against a not-too-distant world that has little need for driving directions? Whether or not that’s true, it does seem as if place information might be even more important tomorrow than it is today."
maps  post  apple  google  geography  selfdrivingcars 
12 days ago
Guide to User Data Security - FusionAuth
"we have taken everything we know (and have learned through the years) about server and application security and distilled it into this simple yet detailed guide"

See also: https://github.com/FusionAuth/security-scripts
security  firewall  software  devops  sysadmin  developer  guide 
14 days ago
The Surprising Power of The Long Game
"The first step to the long game is the hardest. The first step is visibly negative. You have to be willing to suffer today in order to not suffer tomorrow. This is why the long game is hard to play. People rarely see the small steps when they’re looking for enormous outcomes, but deserving enormous outcomes is mostly the result of a series of small steps that culminate into something visible.

Conclusion
In everything you do, you’re either playing a short term or long term game. You can’t opt out and you can’t play a long-term game in everything, you need to pick what matters to you. But in everything you do time amplifies the difference between long and short-term games. The question you need to think about is when and where to play a long-term game. A good place to start is with things that compound: knowledge, relationships, and finances."
productivity  finance  advice 
15 days ago
Cats and Death | Anthropological Perspectives on Death
Cats and Death For centuries, cats have been associated with death, and how they are perceived varies between cultures. In Western cultures, black cats are associated with bad luck, disease, and witches. This not only led to the mass killing of black cats, but also the “witches” who care for them. Added October 28, 2018 at 10:59PM
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16 days ago
On Brexit | News from Norfolk
"We all, as Maurice Cowling put it, have our own narrownesses, but surely May, whose fault hard Brexit is, has more narrowness than most."
brexit  politics  UK  europe  post  essay 
16 days ago
China's hidden camps - BBC News
“It's a re-education school,” one hotelier told us.

“Yes, that's a re-education school,” another shopkeeper agreed.

“There are tens of thousands of people there now. They have some problems with their thoughts.”
bbc  prison  oppression  religion  china  freedom  freespeech 
18 days ago
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This classic formula can show you how to live more heroically Most days, most of us don’t feel heroic. Just getting through our routines can seem like a mean feat. But what if you could become more awesome without doing anything extreme—simply transforming slowly and steadily into the kind of person you idealize? What if you could be a hero? Added October 26, 2018 at 05:53PM
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18 days ago
The Bookish Life by Joseph Epstein | Articles | First Things
The Bookish Life The village idiot of the shtetl of Frampol was offered the job of waiting at the village gates to greet the arrival of the Messiah. “The pay isn’t great,” he was told, “but the work is steady.” The same might be said about the conditions of the bookish life: low pay but steady work. Added October 26, 2018 at 04:34PM
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18 days ago
Trump’s words have consequences, and he can no longer deny it | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian
"The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (Ice) had previously concentrated on undocumented migrants who committed serious crimes. Now it is open season. “Ice will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” a spokesman said. Its agents are literally following people and picking them up in the street."

...

"But while the direct cause remains unclear, given the targets and the timing – just two weeks before the midterm elections – the context could not be more obvious or more chilling. Both in his candidacy and presidency Trump has made direct appeals to political violence. He has advocated protesters be beaten up at his rallies; tweeted a simulation of himself pummelling the news network CNN, as though in a wrestling match; encouraged police to rough up suspects; and in the week in which the Saudi government conceded that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in its consulate, he lauded a politician for body-slamming the Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs.

So when he says, as he did on Wednesday, “We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America”, it rings not only hollow but hypocritical."
guardian  article  us  racism  immigration  terrorism 
19 days ago
On being lost – wardleymaps – Medium
On being lost This is the story of my journey, from a bumbling and confused CEO lost in the headlights of change to having a vague idea of what I was doing. I say vague because I’m not going to make grand claims to the techniques that I discuss in this book. Added October 25, 2018 at 05:50PM
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19 days ago
How to hire an internet-era CTO – Public Digital
"Know what you’re looking for
The exact profile of person you need will depend to an extent on the main challenges you face, but generally you’ll be looking for someone with:

several years’ experience in creating and scaling digital services to very large numbers (that might mean millions of users, or a large and distributed workforce; they shouldn’t be phased by your scale)
demonstrable knowledge of, and experience of working with, a range of internet-era technologies and approaches. That means they’ve run systems using public cloud services (such as AWS, Azure, etc); they know what “continuous delivery” and “devops” mean and the value they provide; and they have experience working with open source tools and communities. Ideally they’ll also have introduced them in places where they were unfamiliar, and know how to sell their benefits.
a proven ability to recruit and lead teams of developers, architects, engineers and agile, multidisciplinary teams
really strong communication skills, both for talking to their technical peers at conferences, but also helping their fellow leaders and colleagues across the organisation understand what’s going on
experience of migrating data and applications from legacy, proprietary technology environments, including the resultant commercial negotiation with large tech vendors
a solid grasp of different ways of managing commercial relationships and the ability to bring the right approach to both buying commodity services and building partnerships
That’s a lot to look for in one person (that’s why the team building part is so important). But you want people who are able to embody all of these things, and who will make smart decisions about assembling a team around them.

Equally importantly, you need to hire for aptitude and attitude. This person needs to not only capture your confidence that they can run your technology, but inspire you and teach. You need someone who can help you achieve more while also bringing people along with them on what could be a long and bumpy journey."
cto  post  jobs  career  skills 
19 days ago
Public Digital – Helping governments and large organisations around the world adapt to the internet era.
"As leaders of the Government Digital Service, we transformed digital delivery for the UK government, and helped it make savings of over £4bn.

Now we’re working for governments and large organisations around the world to help them adapt to the internet era."
uk  civic  coding  developer  technology 
19 days ago
Why hire an internet-era CTO? What will they actually do? – Public Digital
"It’s likely that this person will have three big things to do:

1. get everything under control
2. create the environment to demonstrate a new way of delivering
3. continually seek out and bring to the table new ideas and opportunities"
post  cto  leadership  technology  startup  management  engineering  developer 
19 days ago
The British #MeToo scandal which cannot be revealed
"

In a 20-page ruling published on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal simply refers to the businessman as “ABC” and describes the allegations as amounting to “discreditable conduct”. The interim injunction order states that in five cases “substantial payments” were made to five people as part of “settlement agreements” or NDAs.

As well as re-igniting the #MeToo 
debate, the gagging of The Telegraph is expected to renew controversy about the use of injunctions to limit British press freedom.

Unlike his alleged victims, The Telegraph has not signed any kind of NDA with the businessman. It has argued there is a clear public interest in publishing the claims, not least to alert those who might be applying to work for him. However, the Court of Appeal has, so far, ruled against this newspaper which, like the alleged victims, now finds itself gagged.

The accused man has hired a team of at least seven lawyers and spent close to £500,000 in legal fees to persuade the Court of Appeal to injunct The Telegraph. He is being represented by Schillings, the legal firm which has also worked with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lance Armstrong and Ryan Giggs, individuals who have controversially made use of NDAs or injunctions to silence accusations of wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, in the latest twist in a legal fight which began in July, the court ruled that the confidentiality of contracts was more important than freedom of speech. It overturned a previous High Court ruling – which can now be reported for the first time – which found that publication of the allegations would be overwhelmingly in the public interest 
and would significantly contribute to debate in a democratic society. In the earlier High Court case, Justice Haddon-Cave, who is one of the country’s top terror judges, concluded that “in all the circumstances, the public interest in publication outweighs any confidentiality attaching to the information”.

He believed the information – the 
allegations made against the businessman – to be “reasonably credible” and said their publication of the information “would be in the public interest”.
"
uk  freespeech  crime  corruption 
21 days ago
LEI Search – lei – GLEIF
"The Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Index provides information, updated daily, on all Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) issued to date."
eca  finance  search 
22 days ago
Brexiteers are running scared of democracy | Comment | The Times
"The more important objection is that holding another referendum would further undermine trust in democracy at a time when it is already dangerously low. The “people’s vote” name — in one way a clever piece of branding — plays into this criticism because “the people” did already vote in 2016. But a new referendum would not be a re-run of the old one. It would be a chance to look for the first time at a clearly defined Brexit and decide whether or not it was in the national interest. In its Independent Commission on Referendums, the UCL Constitution Unit concluded that popular votes “work best when held at the end of the democratic process to choose between developed alternatives”. This was certainly not the case in 2016, when voters were encouraged to project whatever they wanted onto a Leave vote in order to “take back control”. It would now be possible for the electorate to make an informed choice."
ucl  opinion  brexit  democracy 
22 days ago
Geek Gardening: A Wired Guide to Domestic Terraforming | WIRED
Geek Gardening: A Wired Guide to Domestic Terraforming Gardeners are among the world’s most charming snobs. Rightly so: As with music and mathematics, the more you know, the more elegant your work. Erudition is valued, and so is a smattering of pretension. If you are a geek looking to put down roots, welcome to gardening. We offer you common ground. Added October 22, 2018 at 03:59PM
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22 days ago
A Recap of the Mars Terraforming Debate
So Can We Terraform Mars or Not? It seemed inevitable that Elon Musk would eventually get into a Twitter war over whether Mars can be terraformed. When you’re on Twitter, he told Businessweek in July, you’re “in meme war land. Added October 22, 2018 at 03:58PM
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22 days ago
Only when MPs stare into the abyss will they agree to a People’s Vote | Andrew Rawnsley | Opinion | The Guardian
Brexiters are terrified of another vote. Voting, now, is anathema to them. Because they know they'll lose.
brexit  opinion  guardian 
22 days ago
The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe | Observer editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
"Europe is where many of our young people, this country’s future, already dwell, spiritually, culturally, politically and aspirationally. For them, Brexit is a wanton act of family separation, brutally wrecking the European home where they were raised. Unrealistic claims have been made about civil unrest if Brexit is thwarted. Yet if it goes ahead willy-nilly, the prospective backlash among our younger generations at seeing their future opportunities and prosperity so cruelly curtailed should alarm everybody. Many of Britain’s best and brightest may simply up and leave.

...

May is running out of road, both in the Brexit talks and as prime minister. To call all this a “shitshow”, as the Conservative MP Johnny Mercer did, is not inaccurate. His crudeness is on a par with the futility of May’s quest to hold her dysfunctional party together while achieving a deal that the entire EU, parliament and even the noisome Democratic Unionists can approve. Britain is on the brink of a historic calamity, for which the country’s entire political class must share the blame. Brexit, on any currently available terms, will be a disaster. No deal will be worse. The politicians have failed, so the people must take charge. We must have a second referendum."
brexit  guardian  opinion  europe 
23 days ago
A Guide to Becoming a Full-Stack Developer in 2017 – Coderbyte – Medium
A Guide to Becoming a Full-Stack Developer in 2017 Full-Stack Web Development, according to the Stack Overflow 2016 Developer Survey, is the most popular developer occupation today. Added October 19, 2018 at 05:59PM
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25 days ago
Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita | Literary Hub
Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita If many Russian classics are dark and deep and full of the horrors of the blackness of the human soul (or, indeed, are about the Gulag), then this is the one book to buck the trend. Of all the Russian classics, The Master and Margarita is undoubtedly the most cheering. Added October 19, 2018 at 02:59PM
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25 days ago
'This is just the beginning': freed activists return to fracking site | Environment | The Guardian
"“I think this is just the beginning of something really big with regards to resistance to fossil fuels and resistance to injustice,” he said. “I think our imprisonment and Cuadrilla’s actions on Preston New Road have galvanised the environmentalist movement into action.”

Roberts agreed. “We learned at school in the 1990s in GCSE geography about the impact that burning fossil fuels would have on the rest of the world and on future generations,” he said. “And it’s been so frustrating to get to 2018 and not see concerted action from government on this.

“We’ve pursued democratic means, organised petitions and all of that, for decades, and now it’s only appropriate that we escalate and take direct action to stop the fossil fuel industries. We will continue to take action until we see change.”"
guardian  article  carbon  fossilfuels  environment  globalwarming 
26 days ago
Emerging Mobility | TNCs and Congestion | San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Clear argument for limiting private vehicles inside cities.

"Key findings in the report:

The report found that Transportation Network Companies accounted for approximately 50 percent of the rise in congestion in San Francisco between 2010 and 2016, as indicated by three congestion measures: vehicle hours of delay, vehicle miles travelled, and average speeds.

Employment and population growth were primarily responsible for the remainder of the worsening congestion.

Major findings of the TNCs & Congestion report show that collectively the ride-hail  services accounted for:

51 percent of the increase in daily vehicle hours of delay between 2010 and 2016; 
47 percent of the increase in vehicle miles travelled during that same time period; and
55 percent of the average speed decline on roadways during that same time period.
On an absolute basis, TNCs comprise an estimated 25 percent of total vehicle congestion (as measured by vehicle hours of delay) citywide and 36 percent of delay in the downtown core.
Consistent with prior findings from the Transportation Authority’s 2017 TNCs Today report, TNCs also caused the greatest increases in congestion in the densest parts of the city - up to 73 percent in the downtown financial district - and along many of the city’s busiest corridors.  TNCs had little impact on congestion in the western and southern San Francisco neighborhoods."
car  cities  data 
26 days ago
The Cruelty Is the Point - The Atlantic
The Cruelty Is the Point The Museum of African-American History and Culture is in part a catalog of cruelty. Added October 18, 2018 at 03:23PM
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26 days ago
The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good Phone. But Maybe Phones Have Gone Too Far.
Gloriously angry.

"Eleven, almost twelve, years ago I sat in the cavern of a convention center in San Francisco and watched as Steve Jobs, who at this point was not-quite-yet-but-almost god-king of Silicon Valley, bragged about the new device Apple would soon unleash upon the world. I was enthralled.

It was my instant companion, and I spent hours alone with it, staring into it as it relieved me of the tedium of everyday life. The boredom cure. The everywhere camera. But! It was the arrival of third-party apps a decade ago that really sold the phone. Twitter! (But really, Tweetie.) Messaging and maps and YouTube and real honest-to-god email and web browsing. Information was suddenly always fresh, always new. The drip-drip-drop of updates soon turned into a trickle and then a torrent.

My neck hurts. I am never not looking down. When I am not looking at my phone, I become slightly anxious. And then, when I do actually look at it, I become even more so. It reminds me of how I once felt about cigarettes. I experience the world with a meticulously crafted, tiny computer slab between me and it. I am an asshole. But so, maybe, are you?

Look around any city street and there we all are, with our heads down, walking past each other, unaware. I saw you in your car driving with your phone in your hand. I saw you at the playground looking at your phone while your child’s life passed you by. I saw you on your date, alone together.

...

We are reaching a point of no return, when it comes to information collection, if we have not already gone beyond it. Cameras and screens, microphones and speakers. Capture your face and your voice and your friends' faces and voices and where you are and what’s in your email and where you were when you sent it and... What did you say? Click, here’s an ad. And where did you go? Click, here’s an ad. Who were you with? Here’s an ad. What did you read here’s an ad how do you feel here’s an ad are you lonely here’s an ad are you lonely here’s an ad are you lonely?"
article  opinion  humour  technology  future  culture  angry  polemic 
27 days ago
Anti-fracking activists jailed for 'causing a public nuisance' during four-day protest | The Independent
The judge, Judge Robert Altham, who handed out the sentences, since proven to be corrupt:

"A company run by Judge Altham’s sister, Jane Watson, is listed as a shale gas advocate by the pro-fracking North West Energy Task Force.

Ms Watson also signed a letter calling on Lancashire County Council to “grant permission for the development of two exploratory wells in Lancashire” and “to give “shale a chance”."
corruption  evil  protest  article  UK 
27 days ago
Pinboard bookmarks tagged self
Others' bookmarks in the /t:self tag are pretty interesting.
pinboard  tag  self  interesting  bookmarks 
28 days ago
The Asynchronous Life – OnMyOm: Om‘s Blog
"I have not felt this nourished in a long time. I have started to create every day. Suddenly the words are flowing. I don’t need to influence, I just need to be. Asynchronous!"
creativity  internet  post 
28 days ago
The Key to Becoming a Software Consultant - DaedTech
The Key to Becoming a Software Consultant Recently, I made an idle threat on Twitter (shown below).  I was thinking of creating some content along the lines of how to go from being a software developer to a software consultant.  People ask me about this all the time, and it makes for an interesting subject. Added October 16, 2018 at 05:08PM
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28 days ago
What If the Doctors Had Listened to Our Sister Becky?
Our Sister Becky Becky Beaton, 1982–2018. “There’s too much blood to really see anything,” the doctor said. “It’s probably BV.” My sister Becky was lying on a clinic table with a speculum inside her. It was September of 2015. Shortly before all this, she’d called me: “Something’s wrong. Added October 16, 2018 at 04:52PM
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28 days ago
How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump | The New Yorker
How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump Donald Trump has adopted many contradictory positions since taking office, but he has been unwavering on one point: that Russia played no role in putting him in the Oval Office. Added October 16, 2018 at 04:43PM
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28 days ago
What Is a Good Finishing Time for a 10K Race?
"According to Daniels and Gilbert, there is a direct association between how fast you run a mile and what your ultimate time will be for a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon run:

1 mile 5K 10K Half-Marathon Marathon
4:20 15:00 31:08 1:08:40 2:23:47
4:38 16:00 33:12 1:13:19 2:33:25
4:56 17:00 35:17 1:17:58 2:43:01
5:14 18:00 37:21 1:22:38 2:52:34
5:33 19:00 39:26 1:27:19 3:02:06
5:51 20:00 41:31 1:31:59 3:11:35
6:09 21:00 43:36 1:36:36 3:21:00
6:28 22:00 45:41 1:41:18 3:30:23
6:46 23:00 47:46 1:45:57 3:39:42
7:05 24:00 49:51 1:50:34 3:48:57
7:24 25:00 51:56 1:55:11 3:58:08
7:42 26:00 54:00 1:59:46 4:07:16
8:01 27:00 56:04 2:04:20 4:16:19
8:19 28:00 58:08 2:08:53 4:25:19
8:37 29:00 1:00:12 2:13:24 4:34:14
Clearly, if you are new to running, these figures don't always correlate, particularly if you can run a fast mile but have not yet built the endurance needed for longer runs.

To this end, if you are new to running, start with a 5K run before a 10K. If you are able to reach or exceed the expected target, you can then embark on a longer race. It is always best to take things one step at a time."
marathon  running  training  statistics 
28 days ago
The address where Eurosceptics and climate change sceptics rub shoulders | The Independent
The address where Eurosceptics and climate change sceptics rub shoulders Tucked away on the side streets of Westminster, 55 Tufton Street looks like just another town house. The former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson is one of the key figures at 55 Tufton Street, after he moved his climate-sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation to the premises. Added October 15, 2018 at 11:24PM
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29 days ago
Six Principles for Making New Things
"I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly."
essay  business  innovation  entrepreneur 
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