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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
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16 hours ago
Alex Segura on Twitter: MY 10 rules for novelists: 1. Write a lot 2. Read a lot 3. Write when you have time 4. Write when you don’t 5. Read diverse authors 6. Read outside your comfort zone 7. Reread books you loved 8. Support authors 9. Write like it
@alex_segura: MY 10 rules for novelists:
1. Write a lot
2. Read a lot
3. Write when you have time
4. Write when you don’t
5. Read diverse authors
6. Read outside your comfort zone
7. Reread books you loved
8. Support authors
9. Write like it’s a job
10. Brace for lows, celebrate wins
16 hours ago
Nenshi slams provincial, federal officials for Olympic file’s handling | Calgary Herald
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks to reporters following the release of the City's budget on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Mayor Naheed Nenshi blasted the provincial government and federal minister of sport Thursday for their handling of the city’s 2026 Olympic bid, suggesting they should be held “accountable” for dropping the ball. The mayor said he found it strange that Calgary’s key financial partners in the Winter Games bid have not contacted the city since Calgarians voted it down Tuesday . Later, while standing near provincial Transportation Minister Brian Mason to launch the MAX bus rapid transit network on Thursday, Nenshi doubled down on his earlier comments, suggesting the province didn’t do enough to explain why it was prepared to financially back the bid. Miranda responded late Thursday afternoon with a strongly worded statement of his own, arguing the Alberta government followed through on its promise to “publicize details” of the province’s support 30 days before the plebiscite.
16 hours ago
Thread by @clepsydrops: "Hey twitter! I want to introduce you to an outstanding fossil I helped describe—meet NMMNH P-70796, newly named Gordodon kraineri. The paper […]"
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Government Could Tap Amazon Alexa's Accent Recognition
Characteristics, or “voice features,” like language accent, ethnic origin, emotion, gender, age, and background noise would be immediately extracted and tagged to the user’s data file to help deliver more targeted advertising. If voice-based accent detection can determine a person’s ethnic background, it opens up a new category of information that is incredibly interesting to the government, said Jennifer King, director of consumer privacy at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. “You’d be naive to think that law enforcement isn’t going to come after it.” Jennifer Granick, a surveillance and cybersecurity lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, suggested that Amazon’s accent data could also provide the government with information for the purpose of immigration control. In late September , the Senate Commerce Committee held a fresh round of hearings with tech executives on the issue — also giving them an opportunity to explain how they’re addressing the new, stringent data privacy laws in the European Union and California . During the Senate hearing, Amazon Vice President and Associate General Counsel Andrew DeVore asked the committee to consider the “unintended consequences” of California’s law, which he called “confusing and difficult to comply with.”
16 hours ago
Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli delivers the fall economic statement | CBC News
Finance Minister Vic Fedeli spoke in the Ontario legislature about the province's fall economic statement on Thursday afternoon, calling it the "next step in our plan for the people." The statement unveiled the PCs' short-term plans for spending restraint in the face of what Fedeli says is a $15-billion deficit inherited from the previous Liberal government. The fall economic statement, which includes spending cuts, some tax relief and a number of steps aimed at boosting affordability, is the first budget document unveiled under Premier Doug Ford. Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is poised to eliminate at least two provincial watchdog positions on Thursday as the government of Premier Doug Ford launches its cost-cutting drive, CBC News has learned. On Wednesday night, Ford tweeted about one way he will try to make the cuts easier for Ontarians to swallow: extended hours for buying alcohol.
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TheOneRing.net on Twitter: {__/} ( • . •) / >💍 💍 💍 3 to the Elves {__/} ( • . •) / >💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 7 to the Dwarf lords {__/} ( • . •) / >💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 💍 9 to the race of Men {
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Chris Neill on Twitter: @foley_kelly Rlly? I clearly recall being told of both. Have tried to pass on knowledge of one, leaving other to now defunct HS curriculum.
@chris_m_neill: @foley_kelly Rlly? I clearly recall being told of both. Have tried to pass on knowledge of one, leaving other to now defunct HS curriculum.
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kelly erin foley on Twitter: @chris_m_neill I don’t remember ever being told about weights...or about the birds and the bees, for that matter. Some things you just need to figure out for yourself.
@foley_kelly: @chris_m_neill I don’t remember ever being told about weights...or about the birds and the bees, for that matter. Some things you just need to figure out for yourself.
16 hours ago
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
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Surfacing after PyCon Canada 2018 | When Penguins Can Fly…
For the past few weeks, I did not write any updates because I helped organize PyCon Canada 2018 ! And present a talk … because apparently life is not exciting enough to do one or the other… Actually these next 2 days I am coordinating the coding sprint portion of the conference which I very much look forward to! I met a number of very interesting people, and while I didn’t get to see many of the talks, I thoroughly enjoyed helping out. Big thanks to all the organizers, sponsors and volunteers for making PyCon Canada 2018 a hit! And I’ll be back to a (semi-)regular schedule of blogging in the next few days.
16 hours ago
Sidewalk Toronto: Democratic Deception, Smart City Doublespeak, and the Long Game
But if you look away from privacy for a minute (side note, it’s a good idea to do this regularly if you follow this project) you’ll see a whole other set of larger fires burning brightly. Where this is headed, strategically, seems like a big distancing from the problematic elements of the deal (data/tech) and a foregrounding of shiny progressive things (timber, energy, mobility, architecture) with little discussion about financing and infrastructure privatization. In the near-term this is sounding more like boring old gentrification with new clothes, significant room for public/private boondoggles, all with a few sides of plausible surveillance infrastructure looming in the future, but not until the heat dies down. The model Sidewalk Labs appears to be following in this year of public engagement theatre is best understood as something called Decide, Announce, Defend . The major thrust of whatever is announced at the next public meeting in December will be surveillance tech and data lite, economic development heavy, and full of “what were you worrying about?” gas-lighting all over again.
19 hours ago
GitHub - wkdavis/TC18: Presentation materials from Worthington Industries' presentation at Tableau Conference 2018
This high-mix, low-volume business makes price optimization using traditional methods difficult. Determining which products/markets to include or exclude from a given comparative analysis is often subjective and can lead to inconsistent recommendations. In our case, machine learning methods resulted in over-fitting due to insufficient training data. Tableau with R allows our analysts to test different market conditions using the power of predictive analytics (logistic regression) in a user-friendly environment. This tool represents the latest evolution in Worthington’s growing adoption of Tableau Server, deploying increasingly sophisticated features to our 50+ users.
19 hours ago
90 Minutes | besidealife
Theatres are cramped enough, the pacing of some films making it hard to predict the best time to get up, disturbing everyone, to go to the bathroom; the quality of others clearly showing that the film has been padded so that runtime can act as a sort of compensation. A football match (or “soccer game” or variants thereof depending on your geographical positioning and/or semantic proclivities) lasts about 90 minutes. With traffic (an hour drive, at least) and work tomorrow and the equinox and everything it looks like we’ll have to stop here and do this again another time byeeeee ! Also : the woman carried a large piece of driftwood that she had tucked against her shoulders, and which ran down the length of her upper body and into the back of her pants. So I guess this is also a cautionary tale about picking your battles and what in all honestly you can expect by engaging in them, even in the moment – which, when you think about it, isn’t any time at all and exactly as much as is ever needed.
19 hours ago
wkdavis (Wil Davis) · GitHub
rmddm RMarkdown template useful for data mining projects olr Docker image for R on Oracle Linux rtcicd Deploying R models in Tableau with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Reload to refresh your session.You signed out in another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session.
19 hours ago
Chris's Wiki :: blog/tech/VCSVsMetadata
But, unfortunately, I've come to believe that there are practical
issues for VCS usage that conflict with capturing and restoring
metadata, especially once you get into advanced cases such as file
attributes. Finally, you
have to decide what to do if you can't restore a particular piece
of metadata on checkout (either because it's not supported on this
system or because of various potential errors). This is a perfectly sensible decision for what they're aimed at,
in line with how current VCSes don't do well at handling various
sorts of encoded data (starting with JSON blobs and moving up to,
say, word processor documents). Would it be nice to have a perfect VCS, one that captured everything,
could restore everything if you asked for it, and knew how to give you
useful differences even between things like word processor documents? Current VCSes explicitly make the tradeoff that they
are focused on plain text files in situations where only some sorts of
metadata are important.
19 hours ago
The Balance of Federal-Provincial Expenditures - HESA
Up until 1976, it’s possible to look directly at cash and tax transfers specifically designated for PSE, and it is possible again after 2007-08 when the Harper Government carved out a “dedicated” portion of the CST for post-secondary education. Figure 1 shows federal, provincial and total expenditures on post-secondary education since the Harper government began the practice of “dedicating” part of the CST to PSE. What we see is that over the past decade or so, the federal proportion of total expenditures is creeping up slightly, from just under 25% in the year before the Harper government gave its major bump to PSE transfers, to over 30% now. Comparisons over long periods of time are possible if you’re not too fussy about loan/grant distinctions and you don’t mind some fairly back-of-the-envelope calculations of what tax expenditures looked like in the 1960s and 1970s, before anyone actually counted what they were worth. This wasn’t a specific major policy that anyone adopted; rather, it is the accretion of a whole bunch of small decisions that governments at different points in time made for different reasons.
19 hours ago
Installing the IPython kernel — IPython 7.1.1 documentation
The Jupyter Notebook and other frontends automatically ensure that the IPython kernel is available. However, if you want to use a kernel with a different version of Python, or in a virtualenv or conda environment,
you’ll need to install that manually. If you want to have multiple IPython kernels for different virtualenvs or conda
environments, you will need to specify unique names for the kernelspecs. First, ask IPython to write its spec to a temporary location: If you are looking for an IPython version compatible with Python 2.7,
please use the IPython 5.x LTS release and refer to its documentation (LTS
is the long term support release).
19 hours ago
Show It To Me | besidealife
I don’t even need Attenborough’s smoothed-over affectations, just some cuttlefish and something about starfish migrations and maybe a hypnotic sequence involving jellyfish. I watch this movie a lot; it’s one of my go-tos when I want something I know is going to be good, but do not want to spend 45 minutes on Netflix deciding on something only to resort to Twitter or YouTube to occupy myself for the rest of the night. Listen, there is a narrative purity and sophistication to kids’ shows that I often find lacking in “darker,” more “serious” adult fare. Joan Rivers played Francine Frensky’s Bubbe on the show, there’s a Neil Gaiman episode (he appears in a falafel), and a cat named Nemo. Tagged as Aardvark , Arthur , Bob's Burgers , Cuttlefish , Falafel , Fargo (1996) , Francine Frensky , Ghost Shows , Jellyfish , Joan Rivers , Jump Scares , Monkeys , Nature Shows , Netflix , Nothing , Stephen , The Drop (2014) , Tia Carrere , Wayne's World (1992) , WolfCop (2014)
19 hours ago
anaconda - Conda environments not showing up in Jupyter Notebook - Stack Overflow
Strangely, I can see the two environments when I open the Conda tab on the front page of Jupyter. I don't think the other answers are working any more, as conda stopped automatically setting environments up as jupyter kernels. @HarshaManjunath's comment mentions that when using Anaconda3 (or Miniconda3) you need to install nb_conda into the conda environment (in addition to jupyter ): After that, running jupter notebook outside any env listed myenv as a kernel along with my previous environments. and your custom environment will show up in Jupyter as an available kernel, as long as ipykernel was listed for installation in your custom_env.yml file, like this example:
19 hours ago
GitHub - felixse/FluentTerminal: A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.
Launch shell profile with a custom defined keybinding Copy&Paste options Improved tabs Split screen support Install the *.cer file into Local Machine -> Trusted Root Certification Authorities This will require administrator elevation. When the solution is first opened, it will help to set the architecture to x64 for testing, as we didn't install the ARM cross-compiling stuff for VS2017 and we only include pre-compiled winpty binaries for x86 and x64. When first built, Visual studio will spend a significant amount of time resolving dependencies, and fetching additional components via nuGet. Note that your commits with these settings (as well as a newly generated temporary store key) will involve changes to the FluentTerminal.App.csproj file, so be careful about that if you plan to submit them for PRs.
19 hours ago
Terminus
A terminal for a more modern age DOWNLOADGITHUB
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GitHub - Eugeny/terminus: A terminal for a more modern age
.githubadded github stale issues bot Aug 26, 2018 appadded --hidden startup option (fixes#488) Nov 11, 2018 buildMake Windows icon more consistent with other Windows 10 icons (fixes#… Oct 10, 2018 docsadded the ko-fi link Oct 16, 2018 extrasadded CLI option to paste text into terminal Sep 23, 2018 scriptscleanup Nov 11, 2018 terminus-community-color-schemesnicer config editor font Oct 12, 2018 terminus-coreadded --hidden startup option (fixes#488) Nov 11, 2018 terminus-plugin-managernicer plugins ui Oct 25, 2018 terminus-settingsadded a settings hotkey (fixes#487) Oct 31, 2018 terminus-sshan option to clear last ssh quick connection (fixes#435,fixes#493) Nov 11, 2018 terminus-terminalMerge branch 'master' of github.com:Eugeny/terminus Nov 15, 2018 .gitignoreadded Tango color scheme (fixes#349) May 21, 2018 .pug-lintrc.jsSVG icons Aug 9, 2018 .travis.ymlbumped travis node version Aug 26, 2018 CODE_OF_CONDUCT.mdCreate CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md Jul 1, 2017 HACKING.mdMove info about publishing plugins to HACKING Oct 10, 2018 LICENSEwip Jun 20, 2017 README.mdreadme update Oct 25, 2018 appveyor.ymlci Oct 11, 2018 package.jsonbumped electron Nov 10, 2018 tsconfig.jsonbuild re-fix Oct 9, 2018 tslint.jsonlint May 1, 2017 webpack.config.jsallow starting commands in new tabs via CLI (fixes#304) Aug 26, 2018 yarn.lockbumped electron Nov 10, 2018 Runs on Windows, macOS and Linux Theming and color schemes Fully configurable shortcuts Full Unicode support including double-width characters Doesn't
19 hours ago
Office365 SMTP, POP3 and IMAP settings
SolutionHere are the correct settings you should use to connect HESK to Office365.com To send emails using Office365 server enter these details: To fetch mail from Office365 server using IMAP protocol instead, enter these details: This usually means required ports are blocked on your server in the firewall. Contact your hosting company to verify and ask them to unblock required ports (587, 995 and/or 993) to allow TCP connections.
19 hours ago
Terminus and FluentTerminal are the start of a world of 3rd party OSS console replacements for Windows - Scott Hanselman
There's a ton of open source projects over the year that try to take over or improve on "conhost.exe" (the thing that handles consoles like Bash/PowerShell/cmd on Windows). In the *NIX world, this isn't a problem because *NIX provides a "Pseudo Terminal" (PTY) infrastructure which makes it easy to build the communication plumbing for a Console or service, but Windows does not ...until now! We've heard from many, many developers, who've frequently requested a PTY -like mechanism in Windows - especially those who created and/or work on ConEmu /Cmder, Console2 /ConsoleZ, Hyper, VSCode, Visual Studio, WSL, Docker, and OpenSSH. The shell selector makes it easy on Windows 10 to have PowerShell, Cmd, and Ubuntu/Bash open all at the same time in multiple tabs. It's not yet in the Windows Store (perhaps because it's in active development) but you can easily download a release and install it with a PowerShell install.ps1 script.
19 hours ago
Here is Ontario Proud’s Top Secret Fundraising...
November 8, 2018 Business groups circulated a secret document in advance of Ontario’s 2018 election seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund a right-wing Facebook page with a goal to collect personal data and “influence voters.” Marked “confidential: not for distribution,” the document obtained by PressProgress provides a previously unseen glimpse into the inner-workings of “Ontario Proud,” a registered third party advertiser that relentlessly attacked former Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP leader Andrea Horwath in the lead-up to the 2018 provincial election. Although the group is best known for sharing hyperpartisan memes, the document sheds new light on lesser known parts of Ontario Proud’s operation, including “database building” and “targeted advertising.” These accounts and propaganda are baldly white nationalist. This is dangerous.
19 hours ago
Scientists are redefining the kilogram | CBC News
Scientists are updating the definition of the kilogram, after years of nursing a sometimes dusty cylinder of metal in a vault outside Paris as the global reference for modern mass. (Japs88/Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)Scientists are updating the definition of the kilogram, after years of nursing a sometimes dusty cylinder of metal in a vault outside Paris as the global reference for modern mass. All modern mass measurements are traceable back to it — from micrograms of pharmaceutical medicines to kilos of apples and pears and tonnes of steel or cement. There are pollutants in the atmosphere that can stick to the mass," said Ian Robinson, a specialist in the engineering, materials and electrical science department at Britain's National Physical Laboratory. The NIST-4 Kibble balance, which began full operation in early 2015 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., measured Planck's constant to within 13 parts per billion in 2017, which was accurate enough to assist with the redefinition of the kilogram planned for 2019.
20 hours ago
CBC News Alerts on Twitter: An international panel has just voted to formalize a change to make an 'electronic kilogram' the new baseline measure of mass. This background story explains how the kilogram has since 1889 been defined by comparison to platinu
@CBCAlerts: An international panel has just voted to formalize a change to make an 'electronic kilogram' the new baseline measure of mass. This background story explains how the kilogram has since 1889 been defined by comparison to platinum-iridium chunk in Paris. https://t.co/aVykeaoPbO

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/kilogram-definition-1.4901809
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2017 Agent Barometer survey links student and agent perceptions with destination attractiveness - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment
The 2017 Agent Barometer gathered responses from 1,456 agents in 107 countries The survey reflects some important shifts in the appeal of major destinations, along with a growing concern among students with respect to safety and security issues It also underscores the importance of robust support services in relation to overall student satisfaction, including settlement, accommodations, academic advising, and personal counselling supports As in previous years, the respondents were widely distributed by country with only India (16%), Nepal (7%), Brazil (7%), and Nigeria (5%) accounting for 5% or more of the total sample. Nearly three quarters (74%) said that they also recruit for language programmes, and roughly half promote secondary schools and vocational training courses. The Barometer survey also measures the relative attractiveness of study destinations as seen by agents, and here we see a continuing trend that may also be informed by political or safety concerns. This insight is unpacked somewhat by our final chart below, which explores the reasons given by agents as to why reported student interest appears to have softened this year for these two leading destinations.
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Notes on Canada's International Advantages (and Disadvantages) - HESA
During my brief trip to Asia, I spent a fair bit of time chatting with people who one way or another are in the international education business. It is private, for-profit, and entirely locally-owned but it began life under some sort of sponsorship deal with Centennial College (it was briefly known as “Centennial University Dubai”) before just adopting the Canadian name and signing a number of “partnership agreements” of various sorts with a dozen or so major Canadian universities, though none, as far as I know, have any actual management or pecuniary interest in the place. Because of this, we misjudge markets (which is what seems to have happened when Waterloo made a foray into the Emirates) or we misjudge partners (a polite way of describing what happened when Algonquin decided to try its hand at operating a campus in a remote corner or Saudi Arabia, without realizing the Saudi government has a track record of reinterpreting the terms of deals when they feel like it). Canada, on the other hand, is widely seen as a very desirable location (in fact, it is the preferred destination for international students worldwide, according to ICEF’s Agent Barometer ). Thanks to people like Agent May , Canadian institutions are so popular that they don’t actually need to put any effort into recruitment and so can make fantastic margins even with relatively low fees.
2 days ago
Tyler 🇨🇦 on Twitter: "The party with the taxpayers money is over, it's done" - Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford *spends $500,000 to fire someone out of spite, spends $106,700 on ridiculous signs at the border, gives a $348,000 salary to his adviser, sa
@tylerwhat16: "The party with the taxpayers money is over, it's done" - Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford

*spends $500,000 to fire someone out of spite, spends $106,700 on ridiculous signs at the border, gives a $348,000 salary to his adviser, says nah to $3 billion in revenue from cap-and-trade* https://t.co/IN7PyVNTbx

https://twitter.com/tylerwhat16/status/1062458811460526081/video/1
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The journalism industry knows engagement is necessary to survive. Study: here are the barriers.
Too many times we position ourselves in a corner, and we shove information and opinion and views down the throats of our audience whether they like it or not.” — Dustin Leed, Assistant Managing Editor, Digital Content, Reading Eagle “If you want to be relevant to the audience and you want to provide value, so they actually pay for your journalism, you have to listen to what their needs are so that you can meet them.” — Anonymous, Senior Digital Media Strategist“My sense of urgency around establishing trust has only grown in these past two years as we’ve seen intensifying attacks on press freedom in our country and the vilification of journalists whom I consider to be public servants. I bought into the [Hearken] model several years ago, but only recently have I begun to feel like it is a central part of the solution to the fraying relationships between so many news outlets and their audiences.” — Angela Evancie, Managing Editor for Podcasts, Vermont Public Radio You may think if engagement is so useful and necessary, more newsrooms would be teaching, practicing and spreading these approaches. That’s where I feel like we could definitely benefit from additional staffing, to do more outreach, and to create more of a community around the experience of participating in our newsroom’s journalism.” — Angela Evancie, Managing Editor for Podcasts, Vermont Public Radio Funding sources determine where organizations focus attention and resources I would want to see those opportunities in
2 days ago
James Colliander on Twitter: Some https://t.co/TizXhZoN8x and @callysto_canada users are wondering whether @mybinderteam can offer default support for RISE/live_reveal slideshows? Thanks to @damian_avila for building this resource!
@colliand: Some https://t.co/TizXhZoN8x and @callysto_canada users are wondering whether @mybinderteam can offer default support for RISE/live_reveal slideshows? Thanks to @damian_avila for building this resource!

http://syzygy.ca
2 days ago
jupyter-rise/README.md at master · binder-examples/jupyter-rise · GitHub
RISE allows you to quickly generate a live, interactive presentation from a
Jupyter Notebook that is connected to the underlying Kernel of the notebook. Using a new feature for automatically launching
the RISE plugin when a notebook is opened, RISE can be used to share interactive
presentations that run in the cloud with Binder. This repository demonstrates how to accomplish this. To make your RISE presentation automatically-launch with it is open,
add an autolaunch=true configuration
parameter to a notebook's livereveal section in the
metadata. When the notebook is launched, your
presentation will automatically begin.
2 days ago
Thread by @matthewasears: ""The Ad Hoc Committee on Freedom of Expression, which wrote the draft, was created in September after the provincial government ordered univ […]"
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2 days ago
Here are the three main factors that drove the Democrats' blue wave
One week ago, three distinct but overlapping currents combined to shift tidal forces in America's midterm elections — and smash the Republican Party's congressional fortress. But they've been offset in recent midterm elections by low rates of voting among specific Democratic constituencies, most notably young voters and Latinos. The Democratic data firm Catalist, in a preliminary analysis of precinct, county and congressional district election results, adds more detail. Alarm over Trump's policies and behavior propelled superior Democratic fundraising, which paid for late ads and turnout efforts. Having recaptured the Senate in 2014, Republicans hoped to pad their margin in 2018 by routing Democratic incumbents in conservative states Trump won easily.
2 days ago
MakeCode for Minecraft update - Microsoft MakeCode
Simply type “ c “ in the game to open up the code window or click on the Agent icon for touch devices – no more copy pasting of connection strings! Another point of feedback we received was, that since there are so many code blocks and API’s available, it’s hard for people new to the experience to figure out what to do. This was a pet peeve of mine – whenever I would type a command into the chat window, I would have to hurry to quickly press escape to see my code running. As we were doing usability tests, we discovered that many students didn’t realize that MakeCode was constantly executing code automatically in the game. For those of you using Minecraft for Windows 10 – please make sure you update your game with the latest hotfix 1.7.1 to fix the Code Connection issue.
2 days ago
btel on Twitter: Very interesting talk by @nnja at #pyparis. Lesson 1: deleted code is easy to find with 'git log'
@btel: Very interesting talk by @nnja at #pyparis. Lesson 1: deleted code is easy to find with 'git log'
2 days ago
Thread by @Iron_Spike: "AHAHAHA OH GOD. Y'all, there was a dude who couldn't get his own webcomic off the ground back in the first big bloom of the scene. Instead o […]"
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2 days ago
Nobel Peace Prize–winner Beatrice Fihn on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The 36-year-old Swedish attorney and activist, who was in France attending the Paris Peace Forum organized by President Emmanuel Macron, talked about the latest developments in North Korea, Donald Trump’s nuclear ambitions, and what the anti-nuclear movement has in common with #MeToo. But at the same time, we can’t deny that the nuclear-armed states themselves are going in the wrong direction, and taking us back to a very dangerous path toward a nuclear arms race. Right, that direction may be more obvious when it comes to the U.S. and Russia, but even the French government, which is hosting this peace forum you’re attending, has rejected the idea of nuclear prohibition. As this forum shows, there are any number of serious, even existential, threats on the global agenda: climate change, conflict in the Middle East, famine in Yemen, genocide in Asia. In the same region, to what do you attribute Japan’s reluctance to sign on to the prohibition treaty, given that it’s the only country that’s actually been a victim of a nuclear attack?
2 days ago
Vernier thruster - Wikipedia
After sustainer engine cutoff, the verniers would execute solo mode and fire for several seconds to make fine adjustments to the vehicle attitude. The Thor/Delta family also used verniers for roll control, but were mounted on the base of the thrust section flanking the main engine. The R-7 rocket family , with over 1700 successful launches to date, still depends on the S1.358000 vernier thusters in its first and second stage. The system could also deliver a gentle steady thrust which was regularly used to reboost the International Space Station while docked. For example, during STS-130 commander George Zamka and pilot Terry Virts fired Endeavour ' s VRCS for a duration of 33 minutes to attain an orbit between 180.5 and 190.0 nmi .
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manu saadia 🖖 on Twitter: "Patrie" means the land of our forefathers ("Pater" in Latin), wherever they may come from – Gauls, Africans, Jews, Vietnamese etc. It's because we are all children of the Patrie that we can have fraternity, as in "Liberté,
@trekonomics: "Patrie" means the land of our forefathers ("Pater" in Latin), wherever they may come from – Gauls, Africans, Jews, Vietnamese etc. It's because we are all children of the Patrie that we can have fraternity, as in "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité," the République's famous motto.
2 days ago
Facebook thinks saying ‘all men are trash’ is hate speech — it’s not
I recently wrote an article about an Instagram account that documents disturbing messages women receive on dating apps from men they’ve rejected. As a twenty-something female living amidst the#metoo movement, I’ve gotten used to casual statements like “men are trash.” It’s usually said during drunken conversations or posted on social media in response to something Donald Trump (or some other white guy) has recently done. “Their community standards guidelines prioritize white men over everyone else, as well as showing the plethora of actual hate speech content that doesn’t get removed by Facebook,” explains Avery. The reason why women believing “men are trash” are in the millions is because they are mainly referring to toxic masculinity, male privilege, and upholding old-fashioned patriarchal concepts. Once reported, Facebook will decide if it’s offensive by matching it to its hate speech guidelines and will see that it’s “directly attacking a gender.” The “offender” will most likely face a ban from the platform ranging from 24 hours to a week.
2 days ago
Cameron MacLeod on Twitter: 9:00am: @fordnation spent $500,000 to fire some Conservative organizer on his first day or something? 10:30am: my child's kindergarten teacher emailed every parent in the class to ask us to donate Kleenex because it's cold seas
@c_9: 9:00am: @fordnation spent $500,000 to fire some Conservative organizer on his first day or something?

10:30am: my child's kindergarten teacher emailed every parent in the class to ask us to donate Kleenex because it's cold season, because schools can't afford Kleenex. https://t.co/huuGXw0fvz

https://twitter.com/c_9/status/1062451022625423361/photo/1
2 days ago
Open MCT - Open Source Mission Control Software — Open MCT
Open MCT is a next-generation mission operations data visualization framework developed by NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as part of NASA’s Advanced Multi-mission Operations System. Software based on Open MCT is being used for mission planning and operations in the lead up to the Resource Prospector mission at NASA's Ames Research Center, and as a data visualization tool at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While Open MCT is developed to support space missions, its core concepts are not unique to that domain. This demo shows the basic concepts behind Open MCT including objects and their role within composition. It demonstrates the capability of Open MCT to view telemetry data in different ways, within the same application.
2 days ago
Amal El-Mohtar on Twitter: The Oracle of Buses takes her seat on a cold wet day, snow fallen between melting & holding shape. She is calm as a kettle left to cool. Approach. Ask her anything.
@tithenai: The Oracle of Buses takes her seat on a cold wet day, snow fallen between melting & holding shape. She is calm as a kettle left to cool.

Approach. Ask her anything.
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