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Airport Retailers Named for Cable Networks: Why?
As a guy who travels a few times a year and notices trends, I wanted to answer an important question for myself about airports: Why are the stores branded after TV news networks? This plate of nachos, which I immediately regretted purchasing, came into my purview thanks to the fact that I had a transfer out of Charlotte's airport—and found myself at the airport's Fox Sports Bar & Grill. In comments to USA Today in 2008, Hudson spokeswoman Laura Samuels noted that such stores were particularly attractive for news channels due to the high-value demographics of those customers. "There was always somebody famous at the airport," Charles August Bausback, the son of the Sky Room's original owner, told the Los Angeles Times in 2000 . During the legal battle, Hudson was accused of overcharging airport patrons for water —around $5 a pop, to be exact, or roughly twice as much as Kitson asked them to charge.
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Thread by @apihtawikosisan: "This Doomsday Preppers show is WILD. Watching this as a Native is hilarious. The Original Doomsday Preppers. This flavour of settler colonia […]"
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Learning SymPy while eliminating trigonometry from rotations
It also did not help —
as I labored under the delusion
that I was slowly feeding new facts into SymPy —
that each time I should have written Eq(a, b + 2) I instead tended to write a = b + 2 which, per the usual rules of Python assignment,
destroys the symbol a and replaces it with an expression object. If SymPy does have the capacity to eliminate intermediate variables,
then several of hours of work with the library —
and numerous visits to Stack Overflow —
left me without any insight into how to accomplish it. With many mathematical libraries,
the procedure would have been tedious —
I would have had to manually type
each multiplication, addition, and sqrt() into Python without committing even a single one of my typical sign errors. Happily, I ran across another SymPy routine named cse() which performs exactly the operation
I had been planning to do by hand —
it recognizes common sub-expressions and pulls them out: The result is Python code
that I can paste directly into Skyfield
without the temptation to perform any further tweaks —
letting me return to my star chart rendering
in the confidence that the underlying rotations have been computed flawlessly.
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Nazis turn to Google Plus after Facebook and Twitter crackdown | The Independent
Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled 'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London An exhibitor charges the battery cells of AnyWalker, an ultra-mobile chasis robot which is able to move in any kind of environment during Singapore International Robo Expo Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Internal documents reported by Motherboard revealed that online moderators were educated about hate speech, as well as how to distinguish between terms like nationalism and fascism.
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Miguel de Icaza on Twitter: The most successful Unix commands I know: 1. have fewer than 5 letters 2. embrace regular expressions 3. work across all Unix variants 4. have a man page 5. are part of the base system 6. Are written in C 7. use standard comman
@migueldeicaza: The most successful Unix commands I know:

1. have fewer than 5 letters
2. embrace regular expressions
3. work across all Unix variants
4. have a man page
5. are part of the base system
6. Are written in C
7. use standard command line options, not that bizarre syntax find uses https://t.co/KXmuKT3lHa

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👩‍💻 DynamicWebPaige @ GOTO; Amsterdam 🌷🇳🇱 on Twitter: O(1): random access to an element in a collection, dependent on indexing O(n): list iterations O(n^2): nested loops on the same collection O(log n): divide and conquer O(n log n): iter
@DynamicWebPaige: O(1): random access to an element in a collection, dependent on indexing

O(n): list iterations

O(n^2): nested loops on the same collection

O(log n): divide and conquer

O(n log n): iterations that use divide and conquer

O(n!): adding a nested loop for every input you have https://t.co/ZiLNxupbaQ

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Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War - The Atlantic
In 1967, at New Orleans’s historic Café du Monde, a young seminary student named Paige Patterson and Texas Judge Paul Pressler met over a plate of beignets to hatch a plan to unite conservative Southern Baptists and take over America’s largest Protestant denomination. The two men successfully executed their strategy in the subsequent decades, a movement they labeled the “Conservative Resurgence” and their opponents dubbed the “Fundamentalist Takeover.” Whatever one calls it, the result was a purging of moderates from among denominational ranks, the codifying of literal interpretations of the Bible, and the transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention into a powerful ally of the Republican Party. Multiple prominent leaders even insinuated that it may be time to elect a woman as SBC president , a notion that would have been considered unthinkable, if not heretical, even a decade ago. The newly elected Greear tweeted that the invitation “sent a terribly mixed signal” and reminded his fellow Baptists that “commissioned missionaries, not political platforms, are what we do.” They appear to recognize that tethering themselves to Donald Trump—a thrice-married man who has bragged about committing adultery, lies with impunity, allegedly paid hush money to a porn star with whom he had an affair, and says he has never asked God for forgiveness—places the moral credibility of the Southern Baptist Convention at risk.
politics:us  religion  religion:christianity 
2 days ago
Pinboard on Twitter: At this point I think Trump could issue shoot to kill orders at the border and maintain congressional support. McCain and Flake would speak eloquently against it, and do nothing. We have to win the election 🗳
@Pinboard: At this point I think Trump could issue shoot to kill orders at the border and maintain congressional support. McCain and Flake would speak eloquently against it, and do nothing. We have to win the election 🗳
politics:us 
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McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised – World of Indie
In the mid 1980’s they were transferred to JPL, under the care of Nancy Evans, co-founder of the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS). Credit: MIT Technology Review.The back of the first FR-900 has been signed by the people who brought the project to life, including Nancy Evans. Credit: MIT Technology Review.The tape drive that they found first had to be restored, beginning with a wash in the former restaurants sink. The machine needed a custom built demodulator to extract the image, an analog to digital converter, and a monitor connection to view what was happening. The spare parts were constantly needed to keep the recorder going, there was good reason that the format didn’t continue for for long.
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Blair Stein on Twitter: I. Wrote. Twenty. Two. Hundred. Words. Today. This means that my chapter, which on the first day of spring was just a word document called "JETS," will be done by the first day of summer. To celebrate, enjoy this 1969 TCA ad, which
@BlairStein9: I. Wrote. Twenty. Two. Hundred. Words. Today. This means that my chapter, which on the first day of spring was just a word document called "JETS," will be done by the first day of summer.

To celebrate, enjoy this 1969 TCA ad, which manages to be both racist and sexist. #acwri https://t.co/VaJ9hySkes

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How To: LEGO mosaics from photos using R & the tidyverse | Ryan Timpe
We’ll use official LEGO colors and optimize the number of bricks we use to keep the price low. Lucky for me, 1980’s television is literally defined by bright, contrasting colors (and laugh tracks). This function gives us a data frame with one row for each pixel, with the X, Y, and red, green, & blue channel values. There’s probably a faster way to do this, but for each “pixel”, I find the LEGO color that has the shortest Euclidean distance of the R, G, & B values. However, once I realized how easy a tidyverse mosaic would be without machine learning, I wanted to share the tutorial.
2 days ago
The Decolonial Turn 2.0: the reckoning – anthro{dendum}
What is clear from the ensuing conversations is that issues of harassment, abuse, exploitation, misogyny, and classism/elitism remain live and palpable in the discipline’s highest echelons, and have impacted precarious and vulnerable scholars in very real ways. Working through Walcott and Simpson’s significant contributions to the fields of decolonization, I imagine, here, what it means to visit these moments and entanglements of anthropological knowledge production, and illustrate what has been at stake for me in my own experiences in the discipline. Coming back to Canada and working in the context of a community asserting its Indigenous legal traditions, and engaging directly with the violent and visceral legacies of British and Canadian colonial policies and histories, disabused me of any momentary lapse in my judgement about anthropology or euro-american academe more broadly. I looked to the course textbook from a top university publisher I selected for the term to see what it had to offer — in its one pager on decolonization, it referenced the work of Talal Asad, and explored the notion of whether anthropology was “applied colonialism”. To decolonize the university is therefore to reform it with the aim of creating a less provincial and more open critical cosmopolitan pluriversalism – a task that involves the radical re-founding of our ways of thinking and a transcendence of our disciplinary divisions.
2 days ago
The context quandary: 6 ways to make @computer useful again | JohnScullen.com
An agenda context for things you need to discuss with your boss lets you retrieve all the potentially relevant topics during an unexpected meeting. availability of a tool or person; being in a specific location; having enough time to make appreciable progress; having sufficient physical and mental energy to tackle the task. In his book, The Productivity Habits , Ben Elijah describes contexts as specific configurations of space, time, and thought. Ben’s context triangle model recognizes that our physical environment, our mood, our resources and other factors influence our effectiveness at engaging with tasks. Shallow mode is for activities that need shorter blocks of time to complete (15 minutes to an hour) and aren’t so intellectually taxing.
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Doctor Asks To Be Called By Her Professional Title, Men On The Internet Get Angry
Riddell also works as a historical consultant on a number of British TV shows, including "Ripper Street" and "Decline and Fall." But she didn't back down, and neither did a large group of supporters on Twitter, many of them also women with advanced degrees who were frustrated with the condescending behaviour they see in their day-to-day lives as well as online. A large number of women with PhDs added their title to their Twitter handles, and they even launched the hashtag #ImmodestWomen to celebrate their assertiveness. Riddell told the BBC that her initial tweet was prompted by a recent change in The Globe and Mail's style guide which would take out the prefix "Dr." and replace it with "Mr." or "Mrs." when referring to academics in a context outside of their work. After tweeting that climate change "scares the heck out of me," a man called Gary P Jackson replied, "Maybe you should learn some actual SCIENCE then, and stop listening to the criminals pushing the #GlobalWarming SCAM!"
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Emily Hoven on Twitter: IHOB: I — H — ave eaten the plums that were in the iceb O —x and which you were probably saving for B —reakfast forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
@emilyhoven: IHOB:

I —
H — ave eaten the plums that were in the iceb
O —x and which you were probably saving for
B —reakfast forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
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Workers with CUPE 3903 accept York University offer, head back to work Monday | CBC News
One of three groups of contract workers who walked off the job at York University more than 90 days has voted to accept the school's latest offer. The strike, which began on March 5th, is the longest in Canadian history at an English-speaking university and affected approximately 3,000 workers as well as tens of thousands of students. (CBC News)One of three groups of contract workers who walked off the job at York University more than 90 days ago has voted to accept the school's latest offer. "We ask the bargaining teams to consider taking our Unit 1 and Unit 3 offers to their members for ratification to bring all CUPE 3903 colleagues back allowing certainty for all students to complete their term," the school said in a news release early Friday evening. The strike, which began on March 5, is the longest in Canadian history at an English-speaking university and affected approximately 3,000 workers as well as tens of thousands of students.
2 days ago
Thread by @metasynthie: "ASIAN MOM [bursts into room clutching NY Times]: You need to work on "likability!" ASIAN KID: Wha--huh? It's 7:30 on Sat-- ASIAN MOM: Take t […]"
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We designed Canada's cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying | Jennifer Keesmaat | Opinion | The Guardian
Anxiety has begun to permeate everyday urban life: parents stress about their kids walking home from school; office workers check and double-check the street before rushing to a nearby cafe; cyclists act erratically when their truncated bike lanes dump them into fast-moving traffic. Cars are designed to look like birds and rockets, and are sold to us via multimillion-dollar ad campaigns complete with slogans such as “Hand of the free”, “Choose freedom” and “Adventure is calling”. Some cities are fighting back, adding density, pursuing revitalisation through infill buildings, and creating complete, mixed-use communities where it is possible to live close to work. We are adding density and pedestrians and cyclists without transforming the design of our streets, and in many cases refusing even to lower speeds limits, which tends to reduce deaths dramatically . Inspired by the Norwegians, as well as the Dutch and the Danish, some urbanists on this side of the Atlantic have been trying to introduce the idea that, as the city gets denser, cycling and walking can become a great transportation option.
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Dan Stein on Twitter: The opening paragraph in @jen_keesmaat's article this week in The Guardian (https://t.co/8NtspIEUaX). I bike everyday west of the core in Toronto but lost it yesterday when my son almost drove into oncoming traffic in our 'hood. Hard
@dansteinca: The opening paragraph in @jen_keesmaat's article this week in The Guardian (https://t.co/8NtspIEUaX).

I bike everyday west of the core in Toronto but lost it yesterday when my son almost drove into oncoming traffic in our 'hood. Hard not to be a bit on edge these days. https://t.co/DEDbM667vs

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👩‍💻 DynamicWebPaige @ GOTO; Amsterdam 🌷🇳🇱 on Twitter: Q: Hey, Paige! How do I calculate distance between two points in 3D when my data is a gross set of embedded lists? 😭 A: Like this! And I'm putting this as an example on Twitter beca
@DynamicWebPaige: Q: Hey, Paige! How do I calculate distance between two points in 3D when my data is a gross set of embedded lists? 😭

A: Like this! And I'm putting this as an example on Twitter because guaran-dang-tee you someone else is asking the same thing, lady. 👍

I ♥ having interns. 👭 https://t.co/wexeQmVRCE

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2 days ago
Greg Wilson on Twitter: I don't want to prepare kids for the jobs of the future. I want to help give them the power to decide what kinds of jobs there are going to be.
@gvwilson: I don't want to prepare kids for the jobs of the future. I want to help give them the power to decide what kinds of jobs there are going to be.
2 days ago
The Superhero Method on Twitter: In Ant-Man (2015) actor Garrett Morris makes a brief appearance. Morris was the first person to ever portray Ant-Man onscreen in a Saturday Night Live skit called Superhero Party (1979). You know it's joke SNL skit because
@SuperheroMethod: In Ant-Man (2015) actor Garrett Morris makes a brief appearance. Morris was the first person to ever portray Ant-Man onscreen in a Saturday Night Live skit called Superhero Party (1979). You know it's joke SNL skit because y'know Flash(DC) & Ant-Man(Marvel) are partying together. https://t.co/ljm9syBG51

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Brian Brubach on Twitter: Finally tried last year’s GenCant contest winner, Welcome to Dino World. It’s a fun roll and write game that’s free to download and print. We used a baby placemat as a dice muffler since he hasn’t been sleeping great late
@BrianBrubach: Finally tried last year’s GenCant contest winner, Welcome to Dino World. It’s a fun roll and write game that’s free to download and print. We used a baby placemat as a dice muffler since he hasn’t been sleeping great lately. #boardgames @GenCant @StellarisGames https://t.co/z7i1lSZbVD

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2 days ago
Doctors Concerned About 'Irreparable Harm' To Separated Migrant Children : NPR
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In South Texas, pediatricians started sounding the alarm weeks ago as migrant shelters began filling up with younger children separated from their parents after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The concerned pediatricians contacted Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she flew to Texas and visited a shelter for migrant children in the Rio Grande Valley. Pediatricians and immigrant advocates are warning that separating migrant children from their families can cause "toxic stress" that disrupts a child's brain development and harms long-term health. They had just been separated from their parents, so they were experiencing an increased amount of trauma," says Antar Davidson, who worked for Southwest Key, a nonprofit that operates more than two dozen shelters for migrant children from Texas to California. Alexia Rodriguez, the company's vice president of immigrant children's services, says Southwest Key's facilities are licensed and adequately staffed.
2 days ago
Thread by @dynarski: "Does Harvard discriminate against Asians in admissions? Evidence says no, by my reading of the evidence in this case. /THREAD wsj.com/articl […]"
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Tabatha Southey on Twitter: Mammoliti, selected by @JohnTory for that committee, has said “I do not believe bicycles should be on roads at all.” That’s not just stupid — it sends a message — it’s dangerous. In my neighbourhood 34% of us bike t
@TabathaSouthey: Mammoliti, selected by @JohnTory for that committee, has said “I do not believe bicycles should be on roads at all.”
That’s not just stupid — it sends a message — it’s dangerous.
In my neighbourhood 34% of us bike to work, Bloor-Spadina, 33%. What’s the plan, @JohnTory? https://t.co/Za8BKoypRk

https://twitter.com/darcyphiggins/status/1007357124295315456
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This Clarinetist's Career Was Derailed By His Ex-Girlfriend Who Deleted His Scholarship Letter
Eric Abramovitz had been training for this moment for nearly his entire life: the opportunity to study under one of the best clarinet teachers on the planet, on a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious music conservatory in Los Angeles. The college sophomore from Canada was already an elite musician, having won a slew of awards and delivering stunning solo performances in his home country's top symphonies. What happened next, outlined in interviews and court documents filed in Abramovitz's successful lawsuit against Lee, paint the picture of a promising "what if" life trajectory knocked off its rails by what a Canadian judge called "despicable interference" by a selfish girlfriend. But according to the lawsuit, when she found the acceptance email from Colburn's clarinet master, Yehuda Gilad, in March 2014, she panicked and, afraid of losing her boyfriend to the opportunity of a lifetime, sprung into action. While he wasn't offered another full scholarship, Abramovitz said he was awarded a position at USC's certificate program and began studying under Gilad, though he couldn't shake the sneaking feeling something was off.
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🐞 Nancy Miorelli 🐞 on Twitter: 🐞Me: *walks into beauty supply store* Hi I need 40 volume developer for bleaching hair. 🦋Girl: I cant sell it to you because your hair is already light and you'll damage it. 🐞Me: actually, it's to clean a turt
@SciBugs: 🐞Me: *walks into beauty supply store* Hi I need 40 volume developer for bleaching hair.
🦋Girl: I cant sell it to you because your hair is already light and you'll damage it.
🐞Me: actually, it's to clean a turtle skull I found ...
🦋Girl: *blink blink* https://t.co/6DVBULSnv2

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Statistics Canada to launch survey to collect data about digital economy - The Globe and Mail
Statistics Canada is launching a new survey to gather information about the digital economy. The federal agency says it wants to fill gaps in the information available about Canadian participation in several types of activities. It will also ask questions about digital payment options, such as reward points, gift cards and cryptocurriencies. It’s also examining ways that people earn money from digital platforms or apps, including ride sharing, such as Uber, or accommodation services like Airbnb. Statistics Canada begins conducting the survey Friday and will continue for about four weeks to July 12.
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https://www.theringer.com/game-of-thrones/2018/6/14/17462698/george-r-r-martin-winds-of-winter-timeline
There are two types of A Song of Ice and Fire fans: Those who’ve accepted that the final two books will never come, and the well-meaning, gullible fools who cling to perpetually fading hope that George R.R. While Martin’s literary legacy is sacrosanct—he‘s created a vibrant fictional world that spans twice the length of recorded human history, and A Song of Ice and Fire fans’ insatiable desire for him to finish the series says as much about its brilliance as his propensity to procrastinate—the constant delays are aggravating. FiveThirtyEight ’s Walt Hickey brought Winds of Winter theorizing to another level, taking certain Reddit fans’ “Martinology”—using Martin’s previous writing speeds for the first five books, combined with the expected length of the sixth novel—and incorporating extraneous factors like the performances of the New York Jets and New York Giants (teams Martin follows studiously) and how that might affect his writing process. HarperCollins’ Jane Johnson told The Guardian that fans shouldn’t expect the book to come out in 2015, citing the growing complexity of Martin’s world. As the first Thrones season that really goes beyond the books—Season 5 ended with A Dance With Dragons ’ Jon Snow cliffhanger—if Martin did not meet this date, the show would officially surpass its source material’s narrative.
2 days ago
Doug Ford vows to scrap Ontario's cap-and-trade program as his 1st act as premier | CBC News
Ford, who will be sworn in later this month, campaigned on a promise to dismantle Ontario's existing cap-and-trade program , which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions, and to cut gas prices by 10 cents per litre. Under the province's current legislation, a system first adopted by Quebec in 2013, revenue was invested in programs that reduce emissions and help businesses and consumers adapt to a low-carbon economy. The PC's platform, dubbed "Plan for the People," that was released days before the June 7 election, includes four environment-related policies with a total price tag of $500 million over a four-year mandate: The Ontario Progressive Conservatives have budgeted $30 million in legal costs to fight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in court over the imposition of the carbon pricing plan Ford, who led Ontario's Progressive Conservatives to a majority election victory , increasing the party's seats from 27 to 76 and getting almost 41 per cent of the popular vote, is meeting with his transition team and expected to take power on June 29.
2 days ago
Report: Lesson Infrastructure Breakout at CarpentryCon
The session began with discussion about making lesson material flexible, to help instructors adapt to the group of learners in a workshop. It was suggested that we could begin tagging episodes, sections, and challenges according to how they fit into the structure of the lesson and how essential they are for a particular audience. If metadata could also be provided for the dependencies of sections, i.e. what material must be covered before for a particular episode/section to make sense to learners, then instructors could more easily construct a lesson suitable to their workshop. It was noted in the session that this is something that the tagging of episodes/sections could help with, by providing guidance to instructors on the content that it is essential to cover, and which parts could be skipped to save time. The Carpentries received a grant from the R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee to develop a lesson template using R and RMarkdown.
2 days ago
Roland Krause on Twitter: If you're feeling stupid using git occasionally, don't forget to reinstall latex on your Macbook using brew.
@spitshine: If you're feeling stupid using git occasionally, don't forget to reinstall latex on your Macbook using brew.
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gracie hoos on Twitter: boomers paying their bill: you only had bud on tap not but light so you get 9% and I am going to spit in your face as I leave. good day millennials paying their bill: this beer? incredible. you? incredible. I'm tipping you 30%. thi
@cottoncandaddy: boomers paying their bill: you only had bud on tap not but light so you get 9% and I am going to spit in your face as I leave. good day

millennials paying their bill: this beer? incredible. you? incredible. I'm tipping you 30%. this is my last $20 but I want you to have it
2 days ago
Friday Fun: Python Pollen Projects
The next step to take is to create a variable called cwd which will store the Current Working Directory in other words, where we are running this code from. This means we have a full absolute file path that Python can easily follow to grab the images. The original "test" code for this project was only 9 lines of Python (sadly it used an API that is going out of date in July 2018, so I had to ditch it and use another way to get the GeoIP data. The Blinkt has 8 individually controllable LEDs (APA102 for those playing along at home (c) EEVBlog) and fits on top of all 40 GPIO pins. Once booted, open a Terminal, the icon for which is in the top left of the screen and type the following command to install the Blinkt software.
2 days ago
Dog Days | besidealife
Louis recently had 14 teeth taken out in a procedure that quickly became a marathon operation, complete with dramatic skips and beats in which he, in his fright and confusion and special doggy frustration, tried to fight his way out; in which his breathing became abnormal (though it stabilized at just the right critical point for the work to continue); in which his teeth, while seemingly normal from the outside (and thus, primed primarily for a cleaning) were actually abhorrently rotten on the inside (hence the transformation of his dental work from standard to complex to troublesome), and in which the resultant financial cost went from the low $$ to the high $$$ . Yet, it was nothing, this being his 4 t h major procedure ( 2 back surgeries for herniated discs; 1 for a snapped ligament) in his 14 long years of doggy life. In a 1972 letter to Jane Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut mediates on the nature of death, having perused the copy of Markings , Dag Hammarskjöld’s memoir, that Jane has sent him: “I open it at random, and I find a lot about dying meaningfully, and about sacrifice and pain and mysterious destinies…Are you really tuned in to this sort of stuff? Vonnegut’s is the closest that comes to mind as being, if not right, if not justified, if not even true in its most tangible sense, than fair.
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