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ben esposito on Twitter: the CIA CAN hack your 3d printer and they WILL 3d print a jail around you
@torahhorse: the CIA CAN hack your 3d printer and they WILL 3d print a jail around you
18 hours ago
Alex Usher on Twitter: So GoT s.7 is a lot like Wire s.5, apparently?
@AlexUsherHESA: So GoT s.7 is a lot like Wire s.5, apparently?
20 hours ago
Cassidy Williams on Twitter: I'm: ⚪️ a man ⚪️ a woman 🔘 an aspiring vim user and I'm looking for: ⚪️ a man ⚪️ a woman 🔘 how to exit
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Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History - The New York Times
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President Trump’s Thursday morning tweet lamenting that the removal of Confederate statues tears apart “the history and culture of our great country” raises numerous questions, among them: Who is encompassed in that “our”? But the advent of multiracial democracy in the Southern states inspired a wave of terrorist opposition by the Ku Klux Klan and kindred groups, antecedents of the Klansmen and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville. The great waves of Confederate monument building took place in the 1890s, as the Confederacy was coming to be idealized as the so-called Lost Cause and the Jim Crow system was being fastened upon the South, and in the 1920s, the height of black disenfranchisement, segregation and lynching. Longstreet’s crime came after the Civil War: He endorsed black male suffrage and commanded the Metropolitan Police of New Orleans, which in 1874 engaged in armed combat with white supremacists seeking to seize control of the state government. Where are the monuments to the victims of slavery or to the hundreds of black lawmakers who during Reconstruction served in positions ranging from United States senator to justice of the peace to school board official?
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Friends of the Library : Support Your Library : Toronto Public Library
The Friends of Toronto Public Library, South Chapter began raising funds for the Toronto Public Library in 1997 through their used bookstore Book Ends, South and their special book sales. They also have, and continue to fully fund the Elementary School Outreach Program for children. ...that the Friends of Toronto Public Library have over 100 volunteers and that together, every year they dedicate over 11,500 hours of service? It is through their support and dedication that to date, the Friends of Toronto Public Library, North and South Chapters have jointly raised over $2 million in support of Toronto Public Library programs membership in a dedicated community organization subscription to the Friends newsletter voting privileges at the Friends annual general meeting receipt for income tax purposes for your donation
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Book Sales : Books, Video, Research & More : Toronto Public Library
Friends of Toronto Public Library Clearance Book Sale! You can buy donated items and materials withdrawn from the library's collection. Money raised from book sales is used to support library programs and services. Book Ends - North York Central Library - Concourse Level Book Ends South - Toronto Reference Library Wednesday & Thursday - 12 noon - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday - 12 noon - 5 p.m.
3 days ago
Faculty participation data - Diversifying Economic Quality: A Wiki for Instructors and Departments
The lack of women and of racial and ethnic minorities amongst faculty indicates both past and future difficulties in creating a diverse and inclusive profession. The number of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities as faculty within Economics departments at colleges and universities has improved significantly since the 1970’s, but the profession is still far from achieving parity. Price (2009) analyzes historical data on black economist hirings in Ph.D. granting departments and presents facts underscoring "the chronic and in some cases vulgar underrepresentation of blacks on the economics faculties of Ph.D. granting departments in the United States." Price's results suggest that instead of a pipeline problem, the economics profession has a "color line" problem: rather than attributing the underrepresentation of blacks on economics faculties to there being too few blacks earning doctorates in the field, departments should recognize and correct demand side behaviors and conditions. Numerous studies illustrate how habits in the classroom affect the degree of diversity in the discipline.
3 days ago
Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics - The New York Times
In addition, machine-learning techniques have been adapted to explore patterns in large bodies of text, and as a result, it’s now possible to quantify the tenor of that kind of gossip. In order, that list is: hotter, lesbian, bb (internet speak for “baby”), sexism, tits, anal, marrying, feminazi, slut, hot, vagina, boobs, pregnant, pregnancy, cute, marry, levy, gorgeous, horny, crush, beautiful, secretary, dump, shopping, date, nonprofit, intentions, sexy, dated and prostitute. And to the extent that there is a clearly gendered theme, it is a schoolyard battle for status: The list includes words like bully, burning and fought. In her paper, Ms. Wu says the anonymity of these online posts “eliminates any social pressure participants may feel to edit their speech” and so perhaps allowed her “to capture what people believe but would not openly say.” This part of her analysis reveals that discussions about men are more likely to be confined to topics like economics itself and professional advice (with terms including career, interview or placement).
3 days ago
Shelly Lundberg on Twitter: OK, since it's a slow news day, let's talk about EJMR and the NYT piece by @JustinWolfers. My take coming soon.
@ShellyJLundberg: OK, since it's a slow news day, let's talk about EJMR and the NYT piece by @JustinWolfers. My take coming soon.
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Kasey Buckles on Twitter: One less-obvious problem w/toxic EJMR is that there IS useful content there that women can't access unless willing to wade through cesspool.
@Kasey_Buckles: One less-obvious problem w/toxic EJMR is that there IS useful content there that women can't access unless willing to wade through cesspool.
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: Apart from any considerations above, how accurate have you found EJMR to be about facts regarding the profession? Are poster well informed?
@dinapomeranz: Apart from any considerations above, how accurate have you found EJMR to be about facts regarding the profession? Are poster well informed?
3 days ago
Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: Question for economists about EJMR. Should economists participate in it?
@dinapomeranz: Question for economists about EJMR. Should economists participate in it?
3 days ago
Juan Carlos Suárez on Twitter: 1/N This is my reaction to the coverage of paper by Alice Wu, a Berkeley undergrad thesis, quantifying sexism on EJRM. Links at the end.
@J_C_Suarez: 1/N This is my reaction to the coverage of paper by Alice Wu, a Berkeley undergrad thesis, quantifying sexism on EJRM. Links at the end.
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Juan Carlos Suárez on Twitter: @JustinWolfers N/N Thanks to @nomadj1s for tweetorial on threading
@J_C_Suarez: @JustinWolfers N/N Thanks to @nomadj1s for tweetorial on threading
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Shelly Lundberg on Twitter: @JustinWolfers What is to be done? This is easy. /6
@ShellyJLundberg: @JustinWolfers What is to be done? This is easy. /6
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: Some great women economists to follow on Twitter(1/3) @PJakiela @dynarski @RunningREs @_alice_evans @leah_boustan @AlixZwane @jenniferdoleac
@dinapomeranz: Some great women economists to follow on Twitter(1/3) @PJakiela @dynarski @RunningREs @_alice_evans @leah_boustan @AlixZwane @jenniferdoleac
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: Some great women economists to follow on Twitter (2/3) @NinjaEconomics @ProfEmilyOster @BatzMonika @A_Lusardi @OS_Mitchell @Susan_Athey
@dinapomeranz: Some great women economists to follow on Twitter (2/3) @NinjaEconomics @ProfEmilyOster @BatzMonika @A_Lusardi @OS_Mitchell @Susan_Athey
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: More great women economists on Twitter (3/3) @economeager @BalanCohen @katy_milkman @Jess_Hoel @BetseyStevenson @raffasadun @Lagarde
@dinapomeranz: More great women economists on Twitter (3/3) @economeager @BalanCohen @katy_milkman @Jess_Hoel @BetseyStevenson @raffasadun @Lagarde
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: More great women economists on Twitter (5/n) @etjernst, @LindsayTedds @Claudia_Sahm @ShellyJLundberg @MarthaOlney @mioana @willafriedman
@dinapomeranz: More great women economists on Twitter (5/n) @etjernst, @LindsayTedds @Claudia_Sahm @ShellyJLundberg
@MarthaOlney @mioana @willafriedman
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: More great women economists on Twitter (4/n) @jodiecongirl @martha_j_bailey @anbrowndc @kearney_melissa @annette_als @StephanieKelton
@dinapomeranz: More great women economists on Twitter (4/n) @jodiecongirl @martha_j_bailey @anbrowndc @kearney_melissa @annette_als @StephanieKelton
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Dina D. Pomeranz on Twitter: More great women economists to follow on Twitter (6/n) @drlisadcook @anatadmati @AnneKaring @fburlig @CLMannEcon @SarahJacobsonEc
@dinapomeranz: More great women economists to follow on Twitter (6/n) @drlisadcook @anatadmati @AnneKaring @fburlig @CLMannEcon @SarahJacobsonEc
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Noah Smith on Twitter: 14/Anyway, those are many of my experiences of sexism in econ. There are a couple more I can't talk about, but you get the idea. (end)
@Noahpinion: 14/Anyway, those are many of my experiences of sexism in econ. There are a couple more I can't talk about, but you get the idea. (end)
3 days ago
Mike McQuaid on Twitter: In alternate present where choice is either paying MS or Oracle: Facebook doesn't exist. It could never have scaled at the rate it needed.
@MikeMcQuaid: In alternate present where choice is either paying MS or Oracle: Facebook doesn't exist. It could never have scaled at the rate it needed.
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Mike McQuaid on Twitter: And kinda gloss over the benefits they get and got from the community. Without the OSS community Facebook doesn't exist as a business.
@MikeMcQuaid: And kinda gloss over the benefits they get and got from the community. Without the OSS community Facebook doesn't exist as a business.
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Richard Florida Is Sorry
Fifteen years ago, he argued that an influx of what he called the “ creative classes ” — artists, hipsters, tech workers — were sparking economic growth in places like the Bay Area. Their tolerance, flexibility, and eccentricity dissolved the rigid structures of industrial production and replaced them with the kinds of workplaces and neighborhoods that attracted more young people and, importantly, more investment. The creative classes — to which you may, unknowingly, belong — include journalists, college professors, tech workers, graphic designers, and artists of any kind: basically anyone not working in the repetitious and decidedly uncreative manufacturing or service sectors. Along with Jane Jacobs , Richard Florida has served as an inspiration for mayors, developers, and planners who pedestrianized streets, built bike lanes, and courted cultural attractions like art galleries and theaters. They range from the specific — more affordable housing, more investment in infrastructure, and higher pay for service jobs — to the vague — “engage in a global effort to build stronger, more prosperous cities in rapidly urbanizing parts of the world” and “empower communities and enable local leaders to strengthen their own economies.”
3 days ago
GitHub - csurfer/pyheatmagic: IPython magic command to profile and view your python code as a heat map.
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Latest commit 4e7794d Aug 19, 2017 csurferSet theme jekyll-theme-slate Failed to load latest commit information. Aug 19, 2017 setup.pyBump version to incorporate the byte py3 fix. IPython magic command to profile and view your python code as a heat map using py-heat . If you found the utility helpful you can buy me a cup of coffee using
3 days ago
Sarah Mei on Twitter: When I first figured out the difference between interpersonal sexism & structural sexism, a lot of stuff suddenly made sense.
@sarahmei: When I first figured out the difference between interpersonal sexism & structural sexism, a lot of stuff suddenly made sense.
3 days ago
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/16/16153740/tech-diversity-problem-science-history-explainer-inequality
The memo’s deficiencies make more sense once you understand that it’s not a real attempt to grapple with facts or reality, but is really just an expression of Damore’s feelings — a reactionary flailing to justify a broken status quo. “It’s almost strange to have to rationally refute it, because it is just so wrong,” says tech historian Marie Hicks , a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the book Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing Hicks reports that in 1955, the UK’s Aeronautical Research Department said, “Boys generally prefer laboratory work to computing… this might be due in part to the absence of any recognized career in computing and of any suitable specialist courses.” In the 1960s, big employers like the System Development Corporation (SDC) and IBM began to rely heavily on personality profiles and aptitude tests to hire programmers, writes Nathan Ensmenger, a professor at Indiana University . “He frames this whole thing as if it’s about intellectual biases but he misses completely, omits, ignores, analyses of actual power and discrimination — who has been closed out systematically?” says Rebecca Jordan-Young , professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Barnard College.
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