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California No Taxes After Age 55 Initiative (2018) - Ballotpedia
> The measure would add a provision to the state constitution prohibiting the state and local governments from levying an income tax, personal property tax, or real estate property tax on residents age 55 or older. The measure would also prohibit an estates tax on the resident's estate after the resident's death.[1]
california  taxes  ballot 
2 days ago
ReasonReact and local state
The talk introduces ReasonReact and the way it operates on the state of React components. This is illustrated by introducing the notion of local state presented…
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3 days ago
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
Craig Cutler 1. The Aristocracy is Dead … For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around…
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3 days ago
A Rock Solid, Modern Web Stack—Rails 5 API + ActiveAdmin + Create React App on Heroku
How to blend a rock-solid CMS and API with the absolute best in front-end tooling, built as a single project and hosted seamlessly on Heroku. Rails is an…
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3 days ago
How the Enlightenment Ends
Edmon de Haro T hree years ago , at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of…
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3 days ago
Twenty-four-Karat Chicken Wings and the Allure of Eating Gold
Gold-coated chicken wings, served at the Ainsworth. The eating of gold dates back to ancient times, but the megaphone of social media has made it a new kind of…
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3 days ago
Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes
It is a heartwarming story: In spite of the endless onslaught of digital content, American readers have collectively put down their screens and decided to…
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5 days ago
The Trouble with Elon Musk and Grimes | The New Yorker
Now we can drop acid to discover our inner child while becoming tech billionaires, or, more modestly, listen to obscure music while watching the Kardashians. Boucher’s music isn’t especially obscure, nor is her aesthetic; compared to Musk, though, she is the reincarnation of Klaus Nomi.
newyorker  elonmusk  grimes  celebrity  culture  2018 
12 days ago
Professors Explain Why It's Hard to Write Online
Gregg Newton / Reuters There comes a time in every writing-inclined person’s life when they decide between a few paths. Two common paths are journalism and the…
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12 days ago
Twitter
Ian Bogost @ ibogost I’ve spent a LOT of time over the past five years trying to help scholars write for broader audiences. It’s hard and can be…
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12 days ago
Background Briefing on President Trump's Decision To Withdraw From the JCPOA
MODERATOR: All right, thanks everybody. So we are glad to have with us today two folks to talk about the President’s decision today to withdraw from the JCPOA.…
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15 days ago
Tech Talks: Effective programming: adding an effect system to OCaml :: Jane Street
Jane Street What We Do Institutional Services Technology Culture Join Jane Street Tech Talks: Browse all Tech Talks: Building an Exchange Tech Talks: Caveat…
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16 days ago
Ninalee Allen Craig, at the Center of a Famous Photograph, Dies at 90
On an August morning in 1951, two American women met for the first time in the corridor of the Hotel Berchielli in Florence. Ninalee Allen, who was known as…
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16 days ago
A Chinese Robocall Scam Randomly Targets Immigrants’ Political Fears
A recent scam preys not on an immigrant’s sense of trust but on uncertainties about a politically perplexing present. Photograph by Tom Stoddart / Getty The…
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17 days ago
Why Female Incels Don't Go on Killing Sprees
Illustration: Angelica Alzona (GMG) When I was in high school, I felt completely undateable. Everyone around me seemed to be pairing off, falling in love, and…
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17 days ago
The San Diego Union-Tribune June 5 primary election coverage - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Election 2018: Candidate Interviews & Questionnaires Ahead of the June 5 primary, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board offers its coverage of federal,…
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19 days ago
Council candidates clash on vacation rentals, coastal height limit
Candidates for San Diego City Council debated short-term vacation rentals, a proposed sewage pipeline and high-rise housing. Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf is…
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19 days ago
San Diego City Council candidate Lorie Zapf on the issues
What would be your top priority on the City Council? As a San Diegan, my main concern is in ensuring that we all have safe, clean neighborhoods. I also want to…
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19 days ago
San Diego City Council candidate Bryan Pease on the issues
What would be your top priority on the City Council? I will relentlessly focus on housing, environment and quality of life. San Diego is lagging far behind…
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19 days ago
San Diego City Council candidate Jennifer Campbell on the issues
What would be your top priority on the City Council? My top priority for District 2 is to fight for the inclusion of residents’ voices as the city government…
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19 days ago
San Diego City Council candidate Jordan Beane on the issues - The San Diego Union-Tribune
What would be your top priority on the City Council? Housing, homeless and responsive representation for District 2. Housing and homelessness are asked about in…
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19 days ago
Tumescence as Style
“GoodFellas” directed by Martin Scorsese, 1990. Photograph by Warner Bros courtesy Everett Martin Scorsese’s “GoodFellas” has a lift. It’s like “Raging Bull,”…
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19 days ago
Sunday Reading: The Nineties
Photograph by Charles J. Peterson / The LIFE Images Collection / Getty “There are many ways of agglomerating past events,” Louis Menand wrote, a few years ago,…
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19 days ago
You Can't Bully These Motherfuckers
Bullying happens along a gradient of existing power and reiterates it. That’s the difference between bullying and a fair fight: The bully is bigger and stronger and safer, and wields those advantages over someone smaller and weaker and more vulnerable.
politics  satire  humor  culture  bullying  whcd  2018 
23 days ago
Magnasanti: The Largest and Most Terrifying SimCity – Rumors on the Internets
Technically, no one is leaving or coming into the city. Population growth is stagnant. Sims don’t need to travel long distances, because their workplace is just within walking distance. In fact they do not even need to leave their own block. Wherever they go it’s like going to the same place.
magnasanti  2010  simcity  architecture  optimization  games 
27 days ago
Sierra Death Generator
generates iconic screenshots from various video games
games  screenshots  generator 
28 days ago
The Perks of Trail Running in a Virtual World  | Outside Online
> Treadmill running is identical to trail running in the way that shaking a carton of orange juice is identical to giving your lover a hand job—the gesture is the same, but the outcome is different.
running  treadmills  culture  scenery  nature  losangeles  newyork  wellington 
28 days ago
Finland Has Second Thoughts About Giving Free Money to Jobless People - The New York Times
“There is a problem with young people lacking secondary education, and reports of those guys not seeking work... There is a fear that with basic income they would just stay at home and play computer games.”
basicincome  finland  videogames 
28 days ago
‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism - The New York Times
> I suspect it’s also simply too painful to address head-on. The amount of brainpower I spend every day thinking about how I look is a monumental waste.
culture  beauty 
29 days ago
Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics
@emilyst You just reminded me that I always wanted to work through this over a summer or something
physics  sicm 
4 weeks ago
Rebecca Solnit: The Myth of “Real” America Just Won’t Go Away
Watching the film Phantom Thread , I kept wondering why I was supposed to be interested in a control freak who is consistently unpleasant to all the people…
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4 weeks ago
Why I'm declining funding from Ruby Together
One could construe this to be a conflict of interest, wherein the financial incentives (showing progress on Bundler, specifically implementing an infinite backlog of work) are not aligned with the interests of the community as a whole (Bundler being stable and healthy).
ruby  funding  politics  features  development  incentives 
4 weeks ago
The Untold Story of Jaime Levy, Punk-Rock Cyber-Publishing Pioneer
In the early ’90s, Jaime Levy, a punk-rock hacker chick from Los Angeles, marched into the Tisch Building at NYU without an appointment. The move was part…
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5 weeks ago
Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.
The most interesting migration I ever participated in was Uber's migration from Puppet-managed services to a fully self-service provisioning model where any…
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5 weeks ago
Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency
The raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer makes clear that Trump’s battle with the special counsel Robert Mueller is entering its final…
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5 weeks ago
‘It’s Fundamentally Addictive’: a Q&A With an Ex-Facebook Employee
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying in front of Congress this week. To accompany the testimony, Select All is publishing transcripts of…
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6 weeks ago
Mark Zuckerberg Says He’s Not Resigning
Mark Zuckerberg’s story doesn’t quite line up. For months, the Facebook chief executive has described the 2016 election as a turning point both for him and for…
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6 weeks ago
Apologies: What, When and How
I’ve apologized a fair amount for stupid and/or ignorant and/or insensitive things that I have done or said over the course of my life. This has has given me…
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6 weeks ago
A call for video game neorealism
Bicycle Thieves (1948) This is adapted from a spur-of-the-moment Lost Levels 2018 talk. In video games, we understand realism as meaning photorealism : a…
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6 weeks ago
The fall of Milo Yiannopoulos | Spectator USA
It seems the phenomenon of Milo Yiannopoulos – the brief, bright arc of his invention – is over. I do not want him to fall without being understood so I will…
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6 weeks ago
With Changing Students and Times, Colleges Are Going Back to School
H. Fred Walker stood before his Edinboro University community on a recent snowy day and issued a warning. “We have been very insular in that we have not looked…
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6 weeks ago
Google Workers Urge C.E.O. to Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project
Thousands of Google employees have signed a letter to Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive, protesting Google’s role in a program that could be used to…
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7 weeks ago
Gun Control, White Paranoia, and the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Horror in the aftermath of the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy created the momentum for Congress to pass Senator Thomas J. Dodd’s…
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7 weeks ago
In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible
Last week I was took part in the Third Annual Phil Patton Lecture , hosted by the Masters Program in Design Research at The School of Visual Arts in New York.…
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7 weeks ago
Augmenting Artworks: AR at Artsy - Artsy Engineering
In 2017, Apple released ARKit to universal acclaim. It's a solid foundation for application developers to buildAugmented Reality (AR) experiences without…
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7 weeks ago
O is for Optical Printer - Cinefex Blog
In the VFX ABC, the letter “O” stands for “Optical Printer”. So what is an optical printer? Simply put, it’s a piece of equipment designed to copy motion…
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7 weeks ago
Scott Pruitt Bypassed the White House to Give Big Raises to Favorite Aides
In early March, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt approached the White House with a request: He wanted substantial pay raises for two…
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7 weeks ago
Social media needs more awkward silences
I think it’s actually one of the most interesting philosophical questions that we face. With a community of more than 2 billion people, all around the world, in…
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7 weeks ago
Why the crypto-backdoor side is morally corrupt
Crypto-backdoors for law enforcement is a reasonable position, but the side that argues for it adds things that are either outright lies or morally corrupt.…
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7 weeks ago
Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.
T wo weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I…
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7 weeks ago
"How Heritability Misleads about Race" by Ned Block
From The Boston Review, XX, no 6, January, 1996,p. 30-35 How Heritability Misleads aboutRace According to The Bell Curve , Black Americansare genetically…
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7 weeks ago
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