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Stephen Gordon on Twitter: This may have been a smart move on @StatCan_eng's part: no-one in the permanent public service wants to attract much in the way of public attention. But it's made it a lot harder for people to conduct informed debate as well 4/4
@stephenfgordon: This may have been a smart move on @StatCan_eng's part: no-one in the permanent public service wants to attract much in the way of public attention. But it's made it a lot harder for people to conduct informed debate as well 4/4
5 hours ago
Thread by @NotoriousTIB: "A propos of my thread about being largely intellectually flexible 1. "Litfic" as a contemporary construct is a meaningless and arbitrary dis […]"
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Kevin Burris on Twitter: Been thinking about the amounts of money that senior administrators at #YorkU (and other unis) pull in. Any time it's pointed out that a university president shouldn't make $300-500K while also claiming that impoverished students
@BurrisHistory: Been thinking about the amounts of money that senior administrators at #YorkU (and other unis) pull in. Any time it's pointed out that a university president shouldn't make $300-500K while also claiming that impoverished students and workers cost the university too much money,
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𝔰𝔞𝔤𝔢 on Twitter: By the age of 35, you should have had at least one Clone Saga, one Secret War, and a Crisis on Infinite Earths.
@olde_fortran: By the age of 35, you should have had at least one Clone Saga, one Secret War, and a Crisis on Infinite Earths.
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Jared Pechacek on Twitter: By age 35 you should have thought you were in a Gothic novel but no, it's just your overactive imagination, and have married a clergyman whose father once banished you from the house but it's all good now, and he DIDN'T kill his
@vandroidhelsing: By age 35 you should have thought you were in a Gothic novel but no, it's just your overactive imagination, and have married a clergyman whose father once banished you from the house but it's all good now, and he DIDN'T kill his wife, not even a little
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Jared Pechacek on Twitter: By age 35 you should have married an older man whom you call by an extremely formal name but that's your thing and honestly it's kinda hot, and despite the lack of white satin at your wedding, your union is perfectly happy.
@vandroidhelsing: By age 35 you should have married an older man whom you call by an extremely formal name but that's your thing and honestly it's kinda hot, and despite the lack of white satin at your wedding, your union is perfectly happy.
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Jared Pechacek on Twitter: By age 35 you should have married your cousin and after a short time in Thornton Lacey, moved to a different parsonage closer to his family home which, though the scene of painful memories, will soon grow dear to your heart and
@vandroidhelsing: By age 35 you should have married your cousin and after a short time in Thornton Lacey, moved to a different parsonage closer to his family home which, though the scene of painful memories, will soon grow dear to your heart and thoroughly perfect in your eyes
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Jared Pechacek on Twitter: By age 35 you should be happily married by special license in Derbyshire, one sister in an adjoining estate, pin money, carriages, jewels, and only occasional visits from the rest of the family.
@vandroidhelsing: By age 35 you should be happily married by special license in Derbyshire, one sister in an adjoining estate, pin money, carriages, jewels, and only occasional visits from the rest of the family.
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Jared Pechacek on Twitter: By age 35 you should have married a clergyman with two hundred a year and have nothing left to wish for except the marriage of your sister and rather better pasturage for your cows.
@vandroidhelsing: By age 35 you should have married a clergyman with two hundred a year and have nothing left to wish for except the marriage of your sister and rather better pasturage for your cows.
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Tabatha Southey on Twitter: “These spinsters, they think they're living this too cool, empowered Watergate-journalist life. But you're not. You're just a colostomy bag for various strangers' semen.” Gavin McInnes in defence of "enforced monogamy." FFS
@TabathaSouthey: “These spinsters, they think they're living this too cool, empowered Watergate-journalist life. But you're not. You're just a colostomy bag for various strangers' semen.” Gavin McInnes in defence of "enforced monogamy." FFS listen to women when we say we know what that’s about. https://t.co/QjCwWxzpDB

https://mobile.twitter.com/mmfa/status/998997587129765889
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Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes calls female journalists "colostomy bags for various strangers' semen"
Loading the player reg... GAVIN MCINNES (HOST): That's why we have to have enforced monogamy, because men are liars and, guess what, ladies? And the irony of all of this, of course, with feminism, is that we've convinced you that this horrible situation where we use you and then wait til' your ovaries dry up and then toss you in the trash and go for a younger model? And all of these writers, like Amanda Marcotte and all of these, Nellie Bowles, and the woman [Taylor Lorenz] who exposed Pamela Geller's kids, all these spinsters, they think they're living this too cool, empowered Watergate-journalist life. You're just a colostomy bag for various strangers' semen.
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Impatient, distracted consumers upend the media landscape - Axios
Americans are increasingly picky, impatient, distracted and demanding — and their media diets are changing so fast that most traditional industries can no longer keep up. They are looking to technology companies to deliver their content through apps that they can access at any time on their phone, on their smart TV, or laptop. And they expect these apps to store their information, so that they can pick up on a show or series from the exact minute they left off. This has made users so impatient and distracted, that an estimated 177.7 million U.S. adults —or 70.3% of the total population — will regularly use another digital device while watching TV this year, up 5.1% from 2016, per eMarketer. Users have begun to tune out live programming, causing a collapse in cable subscriptions and forcing leagues and entertainment groups to divvy out their valuable broadcast rights to social media and streaming companies .
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The LocationSmart scandal is bigger than Cambridge Analytica. Here’s why no one is talking about it.
Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. The big U.S. wireless carriers—AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile—were all working with LocationSmart, sending their users’ location data to the firm so that it could triangulate their whereabouts more precisely using multiple providers’ cell towers. LocationSmart subsequently shut down the service and told security blogger Brian Krebs that the vulnerability had not been exploited before Robert Xiao, the Carnegie Mellon researcher, did so. Regardless, the takeaway is that major wireless carriers have for years been carelessly allowing their users’ location data to be exposed in all kinds of unauthorized and scary ways. What the LocationSmart scandal lacks is not import, nor the potential for serious harm, but a link to some divisive political issue or societal outrage sufficient enough to generate visceral anger from people who aren’t privacy wonks.
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Thread by @jpags: "Council meets starting today. First, a special meeting to fill the vacancy in Ward 33 left by @shelleycarroll, who is running provincially. […]"
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Rebecca Hazelton on Twitter: “Everyone dies one day. Everyone. Even wolves. But not books. Not words. Words don’t die.” --my son, 3, who is a lot smarter than I am
@hinxminx: “Everyone dies one day. Everyone. Even wolves. But not books. Not words. Words don’t die.”
--my son, 3, who is a lot smarter than I am
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Thread by @emmafromtoronto: "Hi everybody! I know I said I was off this website until September but I'm about to tweet....a long thing. Apologies in advance, and TW for […]"
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Thread by @SarahTaber_bww: "Yes. Dr Peterson thinks he's proving "hierarchies are over 300 million years old!" & thus some kind of universal law. If he or his audie […]"
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How many people actually suffer from mental illness? - The Globe and Mail
Half of Canadians – 49 per cent to be precise – have “experienced a mental health issue” at some point in their lives, according to a new national survey. “The numbers speak for themselves,” says Jacques Goulet, president of Sun Life Financial Canada, the company that commissioned the poll. Self-reported data is notoriously unreliable, especially when we ask people to self-diagnose and doubly so when it involves a sensitive issue such as mental illness. It’s normal to be anxious in certain situations – like driving on a busy highway, or having to give a speech in front of strangers. One of the most common diagnoses today is Generalized Anxiety Disorder; almost half the people with GAD are stressed by public speaking.
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Nonstandard aesthetics by clauswilke · Pull Request #2555 · tidyverse/ggplot2 · GitHub
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Ava DuVernay To Executive Produce Epic Mythical Drama Series On Amazon Queens
Ava DuVernay will put her unique stamp on the epic mythical genre. DuVernay will serve as executive producer on The Last Amazon , a drama series coming to Atrium TV, a company that's described as a "commissioning club" that, according to Deadline , "develops projects then shares them with club members who decide if they want to invest." The Last Amazon will follow Amazon queens including Hippolyta and Antiope "portraying their loves and major battles, notably their campaign against the Ancient Greeks." The series will be written by Rafe Judkins and produced by Narcos ' Gene Stein. This project also increases DuVernay's personal brand in Hollywood; after her latest film A Wrinkle in Time , it was revealed that DuVernay has become part of the DC Extended Universe by signing on to direct New Gods .
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Paul Wells on Twitter: To recap: NDP and Liberals want PCs to fire candidates associated with 407 data. Liberals and PCs think NDP candidates are extremists. PCs and NDP say the Liberals have governed too long. Liberals and NDP say Ford would wreck Ontari
@InklessPW: To recap: NDP and Liberals want PCs to fire candidates associated with 407 data. Liberals and PCs think NDP candidates are extremists. PCs and NDP say the Liberals have governed too long. Liberals and NDP say Ford would wreck Ontario. Over to you, voters.
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Jessica Smith Cross on Twitter: Well, that was interesting. They attacked the NDP platform math, and got a lot to questions about when they're going to release their own. Attacked the nomination candidates, but got a lot of questions about their own nomin
@jessiecatherine: Well, that was interesting. They attacked the NDP platform math, and got a lot to questions about when they're going to release their own. Attacked the nomination candidates, but got a lot of questions about their own nomination issues.
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A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world | Poynter
The draft bill is the product of a working group from the Central State Office for Digital Society, which concluded that hate speech, public incitement to violence and the spread of fake news should all be addressed in one law (only the first two are covered by the criminal code). First, the Superior Audiovisual Council, France’s media regulator, will be permitted to fight against “any attempt at destabilization” from TV stations controlled by foreign states — an indirect reference to Russian outlets such as RT. The service, which prompts users for their email addresses, a link to the fake news and any social media networks they saw it on, ferries reports to the Polizia Postale, a unit of the state police that investigates cyber crime. Building off both the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and the parliamentary Defense Commission, the authority would “ensure that factual public information can be quickly and effectively communicated even under disruptive conditions, as well as identify, analyze and confront influencing operations.” April 9: A previous version of this story stated that an Irish bill aimed at criminalizing the creation of multiple fake social media accounts to spread political messages was downvoted in parliament.
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Jared Pechacek on Twitter: By age 35 you should have taken up residence in a romantic Village in the Highlands of Scotland where you have ever since continued, & where you can uninterrupted by unmeaning Visits, indulge in a melancholy solitude, your u
@vandroidhelsing: By age 35 you should have taken up residence in a romantic Village in the Highlands of Scotland where you have ever since continued, & where you can uninterrupted by unmeaning Visits, indulge in a melancholy solitude, your unceasing Lamentations
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Arthur Chu on Twitter: (Which is why people reacted so badly to the suggestion of casting Rachel as white in the movie I will be down for any critique of horrible, horrible Asian billionaires with the ONE exception of if the nice normal middle class perso
@arthur_affect: (Which is why people reacted so badly to the suggestion of casting Rachel as white in the movie

I will be down for any critique of horrible, horrible Asian billionaires with the ONE exception of if the nice normal middle class person used as contrast is some white person)
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Thread by @arthur_affect: "Interesting thinking about how both ANCILLARY JUSTICE and STEVEN UNIVERSE - two very different creative works - got attacked as "SJW propaga […]"
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Opening discussions about Library Carpentry being a Lesson Organisation with The Carpentries
The original projects remain as distinct lesson entities, but governance, staffing, assessment, and a range of other matters now come under the merged identity - The Carpentries - which is typified by the new website and handbook . Many in our community might have heard of Library Carpentry , a project that began when Dr. James Baker and others adapted Software Carpentry workshop materials to teach librarians software and data skills at a London workshop in 2015. News of the workshop quickly spread around the world and a community sprang up around the further development and teaching of these materials. Three sprints later, ( see 2018 report ), there are a large number of lessons, a burgeoning community, an interim governance group, and now a dedicated staffer in Chris Erdmann , the new Library Carpentry Community and Development Director, who is working on community building and lesson development as part of a two-year, IMLS-funded grant. More than 50 workshops have been taught worldwide, the Library Carpentry chatroom is active, and a new website has just been launched.
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Bullshit Jobs - Wikipedia
Graeber describes five types of bullshit jobs, in which workers pretend their role isn't as pointless or harmful as they know it to be: flunkies, goons, duct tapers, box tickers, and taskmasters. David Graeber posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not transpired as the 15-hour workweek predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930 because of "bullshit jobs": workers who pretend that their role isn't as pointless or harmful as they know it to be. flunkies, who serve to make others feel important, e.g., receptionists, administrative assistants, door attendants goons, who act aggressively on behalf of their employers, e.g., lobbyists, corporate lawyers, telemarketers, public relations duct tapers, who fix others' problems, e.g., programmers repairing shoddy code box tickers, e.g., performance managers, in-house magazine journalists, leisure coordinators taskmasters, e.g., middle management, leadership professionals [1] As a potential solution, Graeber suggests universal basic income , a livable benefit paid to all without qualification, which would let people work at their leisure. A review in The Times praises the book's academic rigor and humor, especially in some job examples, but altogether felt that Graeber's argument was "enjoyably overstated".
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Scott Lynch on Twitter: By the age of 35, as a Traveller RPG character, you should have completed at least two cycles of military or mercantile space service and be ready for (rolls 2d6) ah no, sorry, actually it seems you were swept out an airlock to you
@scottlynch78: By the age of 35, as a Traveller RPG character, you should have completed at least two cycles of military or mercantile space service and be ready for (rolls 2d6) ah no, sorry, actually it seems you were swept out an airlock to your death. Sorry.
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https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/05/bull-shit-jobs-theory.html
And my ongoing series “ Those new service sector jobs… ” is in part reflecting the wonder of the market in providing so many obscure services, but also in part a genuine moral query as to how many of these activities actually are worthwhile. Still, I think Graeber too often confuses “tough jobs in negative- or zero-sum games” with “bullshit jobs.” I view those as two quite distinct categories. Consider their numerous summer programs, their need to advertise admissions, how they talk to the media and university rating services, their relations with China, the student lawsuits they face, their need to manage relations with Oxford the political unit, and the multiple independent schools within Oxford, just for a start. Overall, I fear that Graeber’s managerial intelligence is not up to par, or at the very least he rarely convinces me that he has a superior organizational understanding, compared to people who deal with these problems every day. A simple experiment would vastly improve this book and make for a marvelous case study chapter: let him spend a year managing a mid-size organization, say 60-80 employees, but one which does not have an adequately staffed HR department, or perhaps does not have an HR department at all.
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GitHub - 1-Sisyphe/youCanCodeAGif: Can you make an High Quality Gif from A to Z only by coding? Yes. Do you want to, though?
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Fetching latest commit… Failed to load latest commit information. COURIER.TTFuploaded required fonts May 18, 2018 LICENSEInitial commit May 18, 2018 README.mdUpdate README.md May 22, 2018 Ubuntu-B.ttfuploaded required fonts May 18, 2018 main_script.pyAdd files via upload May 19, 2018 meta.pyuploaded supporting modules May 18, 2018 subtitles.pyuploaded supporting modules May 18, 2018 terminal.pyuploaded supporting modules May 18, 2018 youtube-dl ffmpeg Python 3, including PIL and numpy Linux, because ffmpeg command lines are most likely different on other OS But honestly, you might prefer to just stick to KDEnlive or your favorite video editor :)
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Twitter executing on 2012 vision | Manton Reece
I’ll have more to say tomorrow specifically about the technical side of Twitter’s streaming API, but for now I want to highlight where this all started. Nearly eighteen months ago, we gave developers guidance that they should not build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.” And to reiterate what I wrote in my last post, that guidance continues to apply today. It has taken nearly 6 years, but it feels like today’s API changes finally wrap up the work that started in 2012. The pricing makes no sense because it wasn’t designed for traditional Twitter apps like Twitterrific and Tweetbot. This entry was posted in Technology and tagged api , favstar , microblog , storify , twitter on 2018/05/16 by manton .
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rocketmermaid: thelilnan: thelilnan: I was...
it’s far and away my most popular drawing, so much so that even now, it gets tons of notes and reblogs every day. as a trans person myself, seeing other people commenting on which Evolution they’re at and how much they identify with my designs makes me feel amazing! i’ve seen my signature erased or cropped out more times than I can count, everywhere from Facebook to Twitter to Reddit to Instagram. recently people have started editing the picture for phone backgrounds and lockscreens, which I don’t support at all. so i just want to ask, if you like this work, if you’ve seen it floating around out there without credit to me, if it means something to you… consider buying me a Ko-Fi?
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Apps of a Feather
All software platforms are affected, but it’s worse on iOS and Android where users rely on push notifications to know when something happens on Twitter. Third-party apps open a network connection to Twitter and receive a continuous stream of updates (hence the name). Automatic refresh of your timeline just won’t work because the mechanism Twitter uses isn’t compatible with apps on your mobile device or desktop computer (it’s designed for web servers.) These issues will result in workarounds that compromise the user experience or cause a developer to remove a feature completely. Many folks don’t realize that their favorite Twitter app is about to break, so awareness is the first step.
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AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Roundup: May 2018 (Revolutions)
A monthly roundup of news about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. This is an eclectic collection of interesting blog posts, software announcements and data applications I've noted over the past month or so. The ecosystem for ONNX (the open standard for exchange of neural network models) expands, with official support for Core ML, NVIDIA TensorRT 4, and the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine. Cognitive Search , a new Azure service providing an AI-first approach to content understanding. The technology behind AI features in Office and Windows has now been released as a project on Github .
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Daring Fireball: The End of Third-Party Twitter Clients?
However, despite
many requests for clarification and guidance, Twitter has not
provided a way for us to recreate the lost functionality . As far as I’m aware, once this comes to pass next month, there will be no way to receive notifications of Twitter DMs on a Mac. (Twitter’s website doesn’t even support Safari’s desktop notification feature.) What Twitter management seems to be missing is that many of its most influential users — including yours truly, yes — have been on the platform a long time and have a high tendency to be among those who not just use, but depend upon third-party clients. Twitter may not care about a native Mac client, but the users of these apps, and the developers who make them, certainly do.
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A Redesigned 1Password 7 for Mac Enhances Watchtower and Adds Flexibility to Vaults, App Login Support, and More – MacStories
Finally, Watchtower proactively analyzes credit cards, passports, and other items in your vaults that have expiration dates, alerting you of the need to update or replace them. However, one thing I don’t like about the updated menu bar app, which AgileBits calls 1Password mini, is that it’s difficult to know how to resize and move the window at first. Support for nested tags that are created by typing a ‘/‘ between tags as you add them A handy quick open command (Command + K) that works a little like Alfred , allowing you to type a quick search for an item, hit return and jump straight to the entry Spotlight integration Handoff support 1Password 7, which requires macOS Sierra or later, is a free update to subscribers to individual, family, team, and business plans and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or directly from AgileBits . Because of the difficulty of working around Apple’s lack of upgrade pricing on the Mac App Store, standalone licenses are available only from AgileBits where they are $49.99 per user, per platform for a limited time, after which they will increase to $64.99.
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York University announces certificate in machine learning to tackle skills gap | BetaKit
York University said the certificate is meant to address the high demand for machine learning specialists in Canada, especially as tech companies in the finance, healthcare, and automative industries increasingly rely on data and AI. “York University is eager to help employers meet an unprecedented need for trained data science professionals.” “York University is eager to help employers meet an unprecedented need for trained data science professionals capable of developing and implementing machine learning solutions in response to complex business problems.” Students interested in the machine learning certificate should have a minimum second-year undergraduate level understanding of linear algebra, calculus, probability, and inferential statistics, and have experience with Python. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news.
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GREAT SHOWDOWNS by scott c. - “Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates...
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Twitter Announces New End-of-Life Date for APIs and Pricing That Affects Third-Party Apps – MacStories
Third-party clients that can’t or don’t want to pay those prices will have to make do without timeline streaming and push notifications for likes and retweets. “As a few developers have noticed, there’s no streaming connection capability or home timeline data, which are only used by a small amount of developers (roughly 1% of monthly active apps),” writes Twitter Senior Product Manager, Kyle Weiss, in a blog post. On the other hand, this is yet another example of third-party client hostility demonstrated by Twitter stretching back at least five years that doesn’t bode well for the long-term viability of those apps. I also don’t think Twitter realizes that many long-time users, who are highly engaged on the service, are also the people who use third-party apps. MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more; Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more; Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads.
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Better Know a Higher Ed System: Japan (Part 1) - HESA
Japan is a fascinating country for any number of reasons, but one of them is that it has played technological catch-up with the west not once but twice, and in both cases very successfully. Because the samurai class monopolized the civil service, there was no equivalent of the Chinese or Korean Imperial examinations and consequently no academy system either. Every year in the 1860s and into the 1870s, the Japanese government sent expeditions abroad (of which the most famous was the Iwakura Mission ) to work out exactly what it was they were dealing with. And the surprising conclusion was: “actually, these guys haven’t been so powerful for that long – it is possible to compete if we invest in science and technology the right way”. Study abroad was the first step – Japanese students were sent out mostly to the United States (still the easiest developed country to get to from Japan in the 1860s) and Great Britain, though later France and Germany became destinations as well.
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What's in store for Main Square, Shoppers World? Meeting mulls future development – Beach Metro Community News
The sprawling parking lot in front of RioCan’s Shoppers World plaza is one of the focuses of an upcoming meeting to explore its potential. Seated in back of Grumbels (290 Main St.), an independent deli/café set to close this month while city-planning staff consider a high-rise condo proposal for the land it rests on, local resident Gerry Dunn mused about the future of the neighbourhood. As examples, Dunn mentions affordable housing, a variety of apartment sizes suitable for families and singles alike, and the kind of smaller retail spaces that foster independent—not big-box—development. Paul Bedford, the city’s former chief planner and dean of ULI’s Urban Leadership Program, emphasized that the visions to be presented are not official development proposals by any means. For over 40 years, our staff have worked hard to be the eyes and ears in your community, inform you of upcoming events, and let you know what and who’s making a difference.
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Test-Driven Data Analysis – Tagging PyTest Tests
This post is very similar to the previous one on tagging unittest -based tests, but adapted for pytest . The tdda library provides the ability to re-write the expected
("reference") output from tests with the actual result from the
code, using the ––write-all command-line flag. This is particularly true if the
reference outputs contain some differences each time (version
numbers, dates etc.) Finally, if we want to find out which classes include tagged tests,
we can use the ––istagged flag: This is particularly helpful when our tests are spread across multiple
files, as the filenames are then shown as well as the class names.
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Ned Batchelder: PyCon 2018
Eric Holscher proposed a rule of thumb: if this is your Nth PyCon, then you
have to meet N new people every day. One of the interesting experiences at PyCon is finally meeting face-to-face
with people that you’ve built a strong online-only friendship with, like Mariatta Wijaya . David Beazley showed off how to use the latest meta-programming tools in Python 3.6 to implement a
parser generator: Another day we had an impromptu juggling session, helped along by
penny-whistle accompaniment by Justin Myles Holmes : It’s always a great place to find your tribe, re-energize, cement old friendships,
make new ones, learn, teach, and have fun.
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Mechanicalgirl.com
Their class selection is not as broad, and focuses mainly on Javascript and HTML, but they do have a great section on computer science basics that would be useful for any beginner. And yes, I realize that most of you reading this already understand that distinction, but when you send the link to this post to your cousin who's asking about dev bootcamps, they might be interested in knowing as well. Their interface is not particularly good at allowing you to filter on courses for beginners, so you'll have to spend some time reading class descriptions. (It's important to note that while the groups listed below are aimed at helping people who identify as women, tell your cousin that they do not explicitly exclude men.) Many put on regular coding workshops - the best way to find them is just to read group descriptions and look at their calendars for upcoming classes:
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Monstrosity Superstar Styles • Near Sandy Beach. It was a gorgeous day.
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datatau - Google Search
https://venturebeat.com/2013/.../datatau-launches-as-a-hacker-news-for-data-scientists/ Dec 13, 2013 - Sivaprasad doesn't want DataTau to turn into a virtual land of obscure technical questions and answers, he told VentureBeat. Site made ... https://github.com/DataTau Dec 26, 2016 - GitHub is where people build software. I feel data science is the only way to enable logical decisions … https://www.reddit.com/r/datascience/comments/3v00ou/where_is_datatau/ Dec 1, 2015 - 8 posts - ‎6 authors https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8696443 Dec 3, 2014 - i'm sure i can't be the only data tau user with issues. plus those of us coming to your site, after being schooled in hn etiquette, have high ... https://www.producthunt.com/posts/datatau DataTau .
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Twitter streaming API and Micro.blog | Manton Reece
Losing this API is especially frustrating because it means developers need to rewrite a bunch of code only to make their apps a little worse instead of better. This levels the playing field so that any Micro.blog app, no matter how small, can offer basic features like notifications. They can be used not just for an alert message but for silently sending data to an app in the background, such as when new posts have been added to someone’s timeline. I’d love to talk to developers at the meetup or anytime that week in San Jose to get feedback on how we should handle streaming and notifications. This entry was posted in Technology and tagged ios , microblog , notifications , push , twitter on 2018/05/18 by manton .
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Monstrosity Superstar Styles • We found the place where the gulls drop crawfish...
We found the place where the gulls drop crawfish to crack their shells. There were a lot of claws on the ground.
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NORTHERN ECONOMIST 2.0: Ontario's Political Future: Yours to Discover
Ontario’s
election may very well be decided over the next few days as Ontarians pause to
take in the long weekend and use it to step back and ruminate over the
political future of the province.One of
the most
recent polls reveals that the PCs are poised to form a majority government
with 40 percent support.However, what
is also interesting is that over the last little while this poll shows that
Liberal support has plummeted to 22 percent while NDP support has soared to 35
percent.All this suggests that there is
still a certain amount of volatility amongst the voters as we head into the
home stretch of campaigning into the June 7 th election.So, what do
Ontarians want?On the one hand, the
recent policy initiatives of the Ontario Liberals are popular across a large
swath of Ontarians especially in the larger urban centers.Investments in transit and infrastructure,
the raising of the minimum wage, rent control, more health spending and a
general activist government approach to social and economic policy seem to be
what many Ontarians want.Indeed, these
policies are much like those the NDP is advocating and if one combines the
Liberal and NDP totals it is obvious that 55 percent of Ontarians seem to want
some type of centre-left approach to government and the economy. Put another
way, you know what you are going to get if the Liberals form the government –
more of the same.If the NDP form the
government, it will be essentially the same policies but more so and with a new
leader.I
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Monstrosity Superstar Styles • Okay, so maybe my family understands me a little...
Okay, so maybe my family understands me a little bit. #thunderbay #skulls
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We're almost positive this is where Google Duplex called for a meal
For the uninitiated, Google dropped jaws earlier this month at its annual I/O developer conference with a demonstration of Duplex , an artificial intelligence that can apparently — in some situations — make entire phone calls on your behalf. While the example provided to the gathered crowd involved a haircut appointment, the company posted another recording to its blog that dealt with a dinner reservation. After explaining I was a reporter with Mashable and that I was curious about Google employees eating there after using an AI to make a reservation, she told me she'd put me on the phone with Victor. This photo hunt was kicked off originally by longtime Apple fan John Gruber, who tweeted out the Google pic and asked if his followers knew the spot in question. We reached out to Google for confirmation that Leviathan and Kalman are indeed shown eating at Hongs Gourmet, and hopefully to determine if the company had given the restaurant a heads up about the test, but have received no response as of press time.
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CHA Reads – Dan Horner on Travellers Through Empire: Indigenous Voyages from Early Canada | Unwritten Histories
They had no choice but to grapple with a host society that placed them under intense scrutiny because of their racial background, stemming from preconceived notions surrounding the character traits of British North America’s Indigenous peoples. Morgan is careful to remind us that the social relations that lay at the root of empire were forged not only in parliament and the clubs of high society, but also in dingy provincial assembly rooms and in the domestic realm. The subjects of this book tended to have some secondary identifying feature – a fluency in Christian rhetoric, a record of military heroism, or an ambiguous racial background – that provided sufficient cover for them to engage in public life in ways other Indigenous people would not have been able to. We also, however, catch glimpses of imperialism in its quieter guises, such as the Indigenous children of Scottish fur traders slumped in awkward silence at the back of an English boarding school, half a world away from nearly everyone they knew. Others prove more elusive to the historian’s gaze, like Duncan McTavish, the Indigenous son of a fur trader from the northwest territory who, after being educated in Britain, boarded a ship to Australia to make a new life for himself as a police chief in Victoria.
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Open Secrets, Vol. 6 | besidealife
– Fancy: extra, too, that. – Waterfalls: Niagara, Kentucky, don’t go chasing. – Greatly Offended vs. – Fate is what happened after the fact. – Interchangeable is often just easier.
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Changing the Future of Big Data: Examining and Modifying Algorithms
eAIR recently spoke with Cathy O'Neil, closing keynote speaker for the 2018 AIR Forum in Orlando, Florida. eAIR: Part 2 of the title of your book, Weapons of Math Destruction, is How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Specifically, we have to anticipate what might go wrong with our models and set up tests beforehand and ongoing monitors once an algorithm is deployed to measure whether something bad is happening, whether that is bias, discrimination, unfairness, or simply inaccuracy or inconsistency. eAIR: In your Bloomberg View article, “Congress Is Missing the Point on Facebook,” you assert that what America really needs is a data bill of rights. eAIR: Chapter 3 of Weapons of Math Destruction focuses on data and analytics related to college, with which IR professionals are intimately engaged.
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Better Know a Higher Ed System: Japan (Part 2) - HESA
But now let’s look at Research and Development activities performed at institutes of higher education, as a percentage of GDP. But maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise: remember, the vast majority of universities in Japan are private and with only a couple of notable exceptions, these institutions aren’t conducting much research. Figure 3: Expenditures per Student at Top Japanese and Canadian Universities, 2015-16, in USD But despite this big financial advantage, there is not a corresponding difference in scientific research output, at least as measured by publications. That’s something to ponder next time anyone tells you Canada’s innovation future necessarily depends on more research dollars in higher education.
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