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The Inference Button: Bayesian GLMs made easy with PyMC3
In this blog post I will talk about: How the Bayesian Revolution in many scientific disciplines is hindered by poor usability of current Probabilistic…
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Metrolinx Fare Integration: Get Ready to Pay More For Subway Trips
One of the great mysteries surrounding the roll out of Presto on the TTC has been the whole debate about “Regional Fare Integration”. Now and then, discussion…
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The Believer - Interview with China Miéville
There is an almost universal human desire to dislike those who accomplish great things. Take China Miéville, for instance. He wrote a novel, Perdido Street…
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Fantasy and revolution: an interview with China Miéville
Issue 88 of INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM JOURNAL Published Autumn 2000 Copyright © International Socialism JOHN NEWSINGER China Miéville is the author of two…
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Conjunctions Archive: "Theses on Monsters," by China Mieville, Conjunctions:59, Colloquy (Fall 2012)
1. The history of all hitherto-existing societies is the history of monsters. Homo sapiens is a bringer-forth of monsters as reason’s dream. They are not…
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Co-op placements give university students a head start
Co-op placements give university students a head start Benefits include betters incomes and career trajectories, SFU study says Former SFU student Steven Phan…
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Software Carpentry as a University Course
The inaugural Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry Instructor and Helper Retreat is over! It was a long day, packed with tutorials, demos, and discussions. I…
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Reviewed: Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition
Wizards of the Coast Dungeons & Dragons just celebrated its 42nd birthday—an auspicious number, to be sure—some 16 months after the release of its 5th edition.…
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Can universities persuade professors to act like employees? Should they even try?
Research that leads to highly cited journal articles is valuable, because it enhances the university's reputation; research published in outlets not measured by…
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The Troubled Academic Job Market for History
AHA Today Join Donate AHA Store AHA Communities News & Advocacy History News Amicus Curiae Amici Curiae on Same-Sex Marriage Historians Making News Member…
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Deadpool: Meet the Prime Mover Behind the Mercenary - NYTimes.com
The comic-book artist Rob Liefeld often compares himself to famous people. At conventions, when he meets fans dressed as one of his characters, Mr. Liefeld says…
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AMS statement re: New details on Dr. Gupta’s departure
Last week, unredacted documents erroneously released from the UBC Access & Privacy office unveiled details surrounding the resignation of the previous President…
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The Master, The Expert, The Programmer
I spent most of my high school years living on Guam trying to stay alive long enough to leave and start a new life. It wasn’t a good time for me, and about the…
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A Mac for all seasons: Why the Mac has so much staying power
Credit: Jason Snell Let’s hear it for the Mac. There’s been plenty of ink shed on the meaning and impact of iPhone and iPad sales in Apple’s most recent…
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Keynes helped us through the crisis - but he's still out of favour
US Treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr (left) and British economist John Maynard Keynes conferring during the Bretton Woods international monetary…
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cemoody/lda2vec
GitHub - cemoody/lda2vec Explore Sign in This repository Code Issues Pull Requests Pulse Latest commit by cemoody 4 days ago View code Jump to file README.rst…
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Diversity In Doctor Who: 13 Non-White-Males Who’d Be A Great 13th Doctor
Steven Moffat actually gave us the first female Doctor Who with Joanna Lumley in The Curse Of Fatal Death for Red Nose Day 1999 but it’s no laughing matter any…
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Beyoncé in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist, Both? - NYTimes.com
On Saturday afternoon, Beyoncé released “Formation,” her first new song since 2014, on Tidal and YouTube in advance of her Sunday appearance at the Super Bowl…
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(500) http://ipolitics.ca/2015/11/25/cabinet-chiefs-of-staff-2015/
1/ Some last thoughts on the unbearable sameness of Liberal Chiefs of Staff
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Guys, Can We Stop Calling Everyone "Guys" Already?
Because I am a very serious feminist, I recently tried to go an entire day without calling groups of people "guys." "Y'all" was out of the question (I'm from…
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Language Matters: Stop Using “Guys” to Address Mix-Gender Groups
Hi guys. Hey guys. You guys. Several times a day, in the course of normal workplace communication, I receive messages addressed in the manner indicated above.…
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Why I’m finally convinced it's time to stop saying "you guys"
NPM's "Guys" jar. npm / Tumblr The tech startup npm recently blogged about the unusual challenge some of its employees have agreed to participate in: they put a…
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these are the comics that got me into comics. Thanks to everyone involved with this late 80s run of Transformers
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Gloria Steinem: Young women support Sanders to attract men
By Bradford Richardson 11398 Shares Tweet Feminist activist Gloria Steinem on Friday suggested that young women support Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie…
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Everyone at Davos was terrified of the wrong thing
ADVERTISEMENT By this point, you may well have heard that the robots are coming to take all our jobs. And if it worries you, you're not alone: The global…
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Coming this summer... The official set:
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Death: The Time of Your Life by & . Cover by . Published 20 years ago this month.
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The Google Search That Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate | VICE News
John Brennan was about to say he was sorry.On July 28, 2014, the CIA director wrote a letter to senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss — the chairwoman…
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I mean, studys aren't always very logical, are they? Those who made the Starfleet uniform died.
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15 Essential Python Interview Questions | Codementor
Introduction Looking for a Python job? Chances are you will need to prove that you know how to work with Python. Here are a couple of questions that cover a…
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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence – Same but Different
Posted on Feb 2, 2016 by in Blog | For those that wonder what Google is actually aiming for, Larry Page offers clear direction. He said recently, “Artificial…
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rhiever/tpot
Tree-based Pipeline Optimization Tool (TPOT) Consider TPOT your Data Science Assistant. TPOT is a Python tool that automatically creates and optimizes Machine…
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Sizing up Trudeau 100 days after being elected: Hébert
> Harper rarely saw a process that he did not find inconvenient and he proved ready to short-circuit as many as he could to arrive at a chosen destination. But that often led to reforms that lacked the kind of sturdy institutional and popular foundations that would have ensured they outlive his tenure.
> Trudeau’s team seems to have the equally firm but reverse belief that getting the process right will lead to the right outcome. On that basis, it has been putting in place processes to arrive at more processes, or adding new ones to existing ones.
> Think of the pipeline file, the search for the proper terms of reference for the promised inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, or the quest for a new formula to appoint and work with future senators. Trudeau’s chosen Clerk of the Privy Council has even been tasked with coming up with a process to select his successor.
> Time will tell whether this will lead the Liberal government to confuse movement with progress or yield the solid results it is hoping for.
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RT : Wow. have made their 1980s computer programming books available as free downloads.
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RT : Wow. have made their 1980s computer programming books available as free downloads.
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PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services - TorrentFreak
PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services, but VPN, proxy and SmartDNS providers…
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I wish I could be the Betazoid at his side. The eye shadow who has taken my place.
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When life gives you lemons, make science
05 Feb 2016 published on Ever since my writeup on leaving R, my blog has been getting a lot more traffic than usual. Usually this would be fine except it's also…
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What to Expect from Data Storytelling in 2016
Note: This piece first appeared in ComputerWorld. Data storytelling is undergoing a big change, one that will influence not only data journalism but also how…
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Combating Violent Extremism | Twitter Blogs
Like most people around the world, we are horrified by the atrocities perpetrated by extremist groups. We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and…
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Twitter suspends 125,000 'terrorism' accounts - BBC News
Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts".In a blog, the US-based firm said the…
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The manual override navigation controls going dark.
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Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed
Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.…
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Little, Big | Boston Review
Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel, More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty Plume, $16 (paper) Timothy Besley and Torsten…
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How to Bring Better Ethics to Data Science
iStock In the waning months of the Bloomberg administration, I worked for a time in a New York City Hall data group within the Health and Human Services…
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Check out improved sciart (next to embarrassing predecessors).
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The ready room is making slow Earths backwards and forwards.
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Breaking the rules - All this
Previous post Earlier this evening I was looking through tweets that link here, and after following a particular thread backward, I found this: Transition —…
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Introducing the Keybase filesystem
The Keybase filesystem Updated: Feb 4, 2016 by /chris Big news, everyone. Alpha releases of the Keybase app are starting to come with a cryptographically secure…
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Attacking ISIS Won’t Make Americans Safer
Edmon de Haro For close to a decade, the trauma of the Iraq War left Americans wary of launching new wars in the Middle East. That caution is largely gone. Most…
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PCCAT/CPCAT - Call for Proposals
Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer (PCCAT)2016 Conference CALL FOR PROPOSALSVancouver, British Columbia June 22 and 23 click here to submit a…
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The well-known oceans are all gone And the alien temptress lies on me.
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This should be a 404 error standard across the web.
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I got to stay on villain just like pops told me to.
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I'll end my first day with this: in a case, right now, BC argues that colonization benefitted Indigenous people:
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The communicator boss, the play, got to get that big rock. It's a flute with a demon for the pot.
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HDF5 is for lovers - YouTube
A beginner's introduction to PyTables and HDF5 by
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Cruelest tweet of the year
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Snowden’s Chronicler Reveals Her Own Life Under Surveillance
Laura Poitras has a talent for disappearing. In her early documentaries like My Country, My Country and The Oath, her camera seems to float invisibly in rooms…
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