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Peter Thiel Just Gave Other Billionaires a Dangerous Blueprint for Perverting Philanthropy
Funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker? That’s not cool. Actively going out to find potential plaintiffs who might have cases against Gawker and then…
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Foundations of an Academic Writing Practice - Jo VanEvery
Research shows that writing regularly means writing more and publishing more. At the same time, it seems that almost everyone struggles with finding time to…
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How to write a web scraper in Node.js | Codementor
Sometimes we need to collect information from different web pages automagically. Obviously, a human is not needed for that. A smart script can do the job pretty…
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Software sustainability research with rOpenSci
I’m happy to announce that I’ve started a project with rOpenSci under their recent award from the Helmsley Foundation . My work with rOpenSci will focus on…
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The politics of Helen Keller | International Socialist Review
Helen Keller is one of the most widely recognized figures in US history that people actually know very little about. That she was a serious political thinker…
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Twitter Unveils Big New Changes to Prove the Fun Ain’t Gone
Virtually all of Twitter’s best ideas weren’t Twitter’s ideas. The 140-character thing? That was so tweets could be text messages. @-replies? Users came up with…
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"Take it Off!! I Never Told You to Wear It!!" 1964
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"Your Voice--Your Face--Everything!!" 1969
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The Pitch Meeting for Animaniacs - The Toast - The Toast
“Animaniacs will not make sense to [kids] now. It will make the world make sense to them later.” way too real
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Apple Opening Siri, Developing Echo Rival — The Information
🔥🔥🔥 Hot off the press: Apple’s Siri getting 3rd-party apps & Apple develops Amazon Echo rival. Details here:
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BRETT BUNDALE: Ask yourself how #toofemale can even be a thing
When I first got pregnant, I had an enchanted view of maternity leave: A year of cosy snuggles, strolls along the beach and singing my favourite Joni Mitchell…
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Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks.
O n a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid’s blue Huffy bicycle and a…
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Mouse Guard commission 11x17"
'MG characters playing the MG RPG' Meta, but 110% fun. Thanks Andy!
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Tortoise burned in fire gets a second chance at life with a custom 3D printed shell.
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Tortoise Burned in Fire Gets Custom 3-D-Printed Shell - ABC News
Tortoise burned in fire gets a second chance at life with a custom 3D printed shell.
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Most comprehensive online free History of Economic Though encyclopedia is back
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Most comprehensive online free History of Economic Though encyclopedia is back
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Why You Shouldn’t Use “Markdown” for Documentation — Surfing in Kansas
Why You Shouldn’t Use “Markdown” for Documentation “Markdown” is the most commonly used lightweight markup language on the internet.It is great for a subset of…
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Academic buttered toast law: the 3 sessions you're most interested in are always scheduled at the same time as yours
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This is actually kinda cool. If it dropped the draw a card it’d be nice and clean.
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Hedge Funds With Schools Attached
Have you heard the latest wisecrack about Harvard? People are calling it a hedge fund with a university attached. They have a point—Harvard stands at the…
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The False Promise of DNA Testing
O ne evening in November of 2002, Carol Batie was sitting on her living-room couch in Houston, flipping through channels on the television, when she happened to…
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How Big Pharma Uses Charity Programs to Cover for Drug Price Hikes
Illustration: Steph Davidson In August 2015, Turing Pharmaceuticals and its then-chief executive, Martin Shkreli, purchased a drug called Daraprim and…
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Good points. I find Markdown easier to read than either RST or Asciidoc, but it does lack extensibility & compact.
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Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast
Our belief in the power of breakfast is based on misinterpreted research and poor studies. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times I don’t eat breakfast. It’s not that…
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Facebook’s Troubling One-Way Mirror
Mark Zuckerberg provided more information about Facebook’s Trending Topics guidelines after being pushed to do so. Adam Berry/Getty Images If you bothered to…
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Reproducible and replicable CFD: it’s harder than you think :: Lorena A. Barba Group
Reproducible and replicable CFD: it's harder than you think Choosing an incorrect boundary condition with IBAMR resulted in spurious blockage of vortices at the…
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On counting bodies
One of the most frequently reiterated statements in policy on international students is a quantification – X international students in this year, X percentage…
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Who counts as ‘international’?
The construction of ‘international’ as a social category means that certain people are included and excluded. It creates a binary opposition between the…
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Close Reading
[infobox] These guidelines on Close Reading are a subset of my broader guidelines on Effective Critical Writing . They are strongly indebted to similar guides…
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Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs
Before the invention of the computer, most experimental psychologists thought the brain was an unknowable black box. You could analyze a subject’s behavior—…
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Automation Should Be Like Iron Man, Not Ultron - ACM Queue
Development PDF October 31, 2015 Volume 13, issue 8 Automation Should Be Like Iron Man, Not Ultron The "Leftover Principle" Requires Increasingly More…
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Clean Coder Blog
What language was used to write the very first programs for the very first stored-program computer? Binary machine language, of course. Why? Well, obviously,…
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Lego show delights and inspires
For the first time a crowd lining up for blocks didn’t stretch down the street at Arena Manawatu.
About 3500 Lego lovers came through Barber Hall for Palmerston…
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How Preacher Went From Fringe Comic to Sinfully Good TV
The ’90s comic Preacher is beloved by many, but it’s not an easy sell for general audiences: A possessed Texas preacher, his murderous ex-girlfriend, and a…
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Playing with Templates in Drafts
Each case of automation is unique to the individual and how you organize your life, and the objects around it, is a personal subject. When it comes down how we…
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updated sporadically at best: "We run things, things don't run we"
Yesterday was Porchfest, an annual event where local musicians perform on their porches all around Somerville, MA. My friend Stefan Anderson, who performs as…
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Laura Poitras on her new Julian Assange film: ‘Few people could stand the pressure he is under’
Laura Poitras believes that the US government has launched a ‘full-force attack’ against Assange.Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters J ulian Assange, his…
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Dear student, I just don't have time to mark your essay properly
‘Your essay is graded by a semi-employed thirtysomething on a zero-hours contract, sitting at home in pyjamas, staring at a hopeless pile of papers.’Photograph:…
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How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard
B y now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of…
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HBO hunts down Game of Thrones pirates but some Canadians say they have no choice
Business Cable subscription remains the only legal option to watch the show in Canada Sophia Harris · Business reporter sophia.harris@cbc.ca · 10 Hours Ago HBO…
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Programming Like It's 1980: spacemacs 👽🚀👽
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How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich
A statue of Adam Smith in Edinburgh, Scotland Photo: Alamy Why are we so rich? An American earns, on average, $130 a day, which puts the U.S. in the highest…
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Knowing what you’re predicting
From a Sydney Morning Herald story about brain wave reading. The faux insurgents were asked to hatch a mock terrorist plot by selecting one of four dates in…
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Log In - The New York Times
Douglas Engelbart, a computer pioneer whose ideas were way ahead of their time, has died.
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Artist: Unknown
Medium: I found it on the internet
Title: The Realisation of Life's Futility
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The knowledge economy is a myth. We don’t need more universities to feed it | Andre Spicer
‘In the US in 2010, 20% of jobs required a bachelor’s degree, 43% required a high-school education, and 26% did not even require that.’Photograph:…
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Don't Use Allo
The buzziest thing Google announced at its I/O conference Wednesday was Allo , a chatbot-enabled smartphone messaging app that looks to take on iMessage,…
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Integrating Python and R | Open Data Science
Integrating Python and R By Gordon Fleetwood, ODSC data science team contributor | 04/19/2016 Tags: beaker , Jupyter , Python , R , rstudio Over time, Python…
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Here's all the stats you need to understand Tweens! (Paging )
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Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US
Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook…
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New haircut, weird perspective.
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. Cognitive analytics is about finding the right questions to ask
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The Business of Too Much TV
Illustration: Greg Kletsel In Hollywood, the tweets and email alerts from industry trades trumpeting the announcements of superstar actors and showrunners…
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Is there such a thing as policymaking shape?
Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America Roberta Jacobson is seen in Washington in November 2015. The Senate has recently confirmed Jacobson, President…
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This is a bicycle. I love this city
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A guy just transcribed 30 years of for-rent ads. Here’s what it taught us about housing prices
Photo: Louis Raphael I don’t know anything about Eric Fischer except that he’s a freaking hero. Much like everyone else who has recently attempted to live in…
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Canada was having the wrong debate about refugees - Policy Options
The refugee issue debate in 2015 should have been about how well prepared our institutions are to integrate newcomers, instead of solely about terrorism and…
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How the Big Red Machine became the big data machine | Toronto Star
The updated edition of Susan Delacourt's book, Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them, covers the behind-the-scenes story of the…
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Nothing but grief for the ham-fisted Liberal government: Hébert | Toronto Star
By putting forward a process that gives the Liberal majority control over the outcome of the consultations on Bill C-14, the government had succeeded in uniting…
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Being a GNOME developer now that explorer.exe is the preferred Linux window manager
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Yale’s World-Famous Ethics Professor Accused Of Sexual Harassment
When Thomas Pogge travels around the world, he finds eager young fans waiting for him in every lecture hall. The 62-year-old German-born professor, a protégé of…
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The ’80s Nuclear War Movie That Just Appeared on The Americans Is Still Unbelievably Terrifying
The Day After. YouTube The Soviet sleeper agents of The Americans have murdered innocents in cold blood and spent years living next door to an FBI…
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College university partnerships
Partnerships between Ontario colleges and universities have become increasingly important recently for at least two reasons. Partnerships are encouraged…
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Code Maple Leaf: Stephen Harper's secret plan for going to the hospital
In the weeks after a high-profile 2014 ambulance call to help a drunken teen at 24 Sussex Dr., Ottawa paramedics helped draft a confidential response protocol…
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Programming Doesn’t Require Talent or Even Passion
This article was written by Tony You @howtomakeaturn and translated from Chinese to English by Wordcorp ( http://www.wordcorp.net/en ). Originally Posted on The…
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what if the real torture...

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Yes! Administrative data makes the dream happen!
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