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Securing Email Communications from Facebook
It’s very important to us that the people who use Facebook feel safe and can trust that their connection to Facebook is secure; for instance this is why we run…
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Getting your archaeology PhD in a world of stupid politicians
This is a summary of what I learned from my second year as an archaeology PhD student. Sometimes it feels like the world is falling down around us and the only…
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Discounting business knowledge
Why do we have Canada Research Chairs?
Today marks the debut of the 49th annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association, under the oversight of Charles…
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Don’t like the CEAs? You can fix that.
As I learned a few years ago, it’s hard to tell Canadian academic economists how they should spend their time. (If you missed that, see these excellent…
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The Iron Cage in Binary Code: How Facebook Shapes Your Life Chances » Sociological Images
There was a great article in The Nation last week about social media and ad hoc credit scoring. Can Facebook assign you a score you don’t know about but that…
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The Village and The Village
May 29, 2015
The other week I crossed the international border from the Netherlands into the Belgian village of Baarle-Hertog. I continued walking in a straight…
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Ultimate guide for Data Exploration in Python using NumPy, Matplotlib and Pandas
Exploring data sets and developing deep understanding about the data is one of the most important skill every data scientist should possess. People estimate…
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9 hours ago
The last graceful act of a beautiful mind
Sunday morning, May 24th: I am having breakfast with a life-long friend, Ivar Ekeland, at his kitchen table in Paris, France. He was just back from Oslo, and was telling me about the ceremony for the 2015 Abel prize, he had just attended. He was invited a few weeks before as a member of the…
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'American Universities Are Addicted to Chinese Students'
A startling number of Chinese students are getting kicked out of American colleges. According to a white paper published by WholeRen, a Pittsburgh-based…
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Parallelism, R, and OpenMP
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Optimizing Python With Cython - DoubleMap Engineering
Python is slow. It’s still faster than a lot of other languages, but describing Python code as “fast” will probably get some weird looks from people who use…
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What Your Canadian University Says About You | VICE | Canada
Hell yeah, buddy. Photo via Flickr user SeanCallinan
Few decisions, aside from all the ones you make past the age of 25, will affect your life as much as which…
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We Are All Very Anxious
Six Theses on Anxiety and Why It is Effectively Preventing Militancy, and One Possible Strategy for Overcoming It 1
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2 days ago
Chris Ball » Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub
(This post is an aspirational transcript of the talk I gave to the Data Terra Nemo conference in May 2015. If you’d like to watch the less eloquent version of…
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How Amy Schumer and John Oliver Became the New Public Intellectuals
This week, in a much-anticipated sketch on her Comedy Central show, Amy Schumer staged a trial of Bill Cosby in “the court of public opinion.” Schumer—her…
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Exclusive: U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed - sources
SAN FRANCISCO The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea’s nuclear weapons program five years ago but…
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Raven
I want to thank you all for inviting me here today. It’s always a pleasure to speak at my alma mater, particularly on commencement.
Unfortunately, today’s…
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Running on Empty: Canada’s Persistent Business R&D Weakness
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Canada’s business sector is a weak spender on research and development, and performance has been declining for nearly 15…
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3 days ago
Twitter trolls, your days are numbered: The Department of Justice is finally taking online harassment like #Gamergate seriously
Maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t need to be told that threatening to rape and murder women is not okay. It’s not a casual means of communicating…
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Towering 'Mother Canada' statue planned for Nova Scotia coastline
A massive “Mother Canada” statue honouring Canada’s war dead is meeting opposition from some Cape Bretoners who say the 10-storey-tall structure will be an…
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3 days ago
It’s Not Uber’s Fault the Job Market Is So Lousy That People Want to Drive for Uber
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Uber has become the company that sophisticated thinkers on the left love to hate, with some calling for the…
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4 days ago
Do Higher Minimum Wages Cost Jobs?
Sometimes people ask me where I stand on economic policy. Am I a free-marketer or an interventionist? I tell them that I’m an identificationist. In statistics,…
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4 days ago
How Gender Stereotyping Impacts Women in STEM
Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors
Dean, Faculty of Science at Ryerson University
Women once…
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Evolution of a Space Epic: James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse
It’s March 2015, and I am standing on the bridge of a starship. The crew work stations look worn, the walls are covered with warning signs, and the grated floor…
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Aboriginal research statement of principles
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
SSHRC is committed to supporting and promoting research by and with Aboriginal Peoples. This commitment…
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PowerPoint should be banned. This PowerPoint presentation explains why.
Invented in 1987, the Microsoft presentation software PowerPoint is reportedly installed on more than 1 billion computers around the world. It is estimated that…
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Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend
It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist…
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5 days ago
Four practical things journalists could do to improve economics coverage in the media
1. Find better stories.
The Canadian media does a pretty good job of covering Statistics Canada and OECD news releases, and think tank reports. Where they lag…
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5 days ago
How (some) Canadian academic economists learned to love the media
The following are notes for a panel discussion with Andrew Coyne, Tavia Grant, Kristina Partsinevelos, Chris Ragan and Chris Waddell, organized together with…
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6 days ago
Hi-tech car thieves use £30 jamming devices in car parks
Car thieves are becoming even more technological, we have read many news regarding hackers that designed specific solutions to hack car through the internal CAN…
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7 days ago
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is on the Cover of Vanity Fair
One afternoon in March, at the offices of his Bad Robot production company, located in a nondescript two-story building on what passes for an industrial stretch…
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7 days ago
the PhD = acquiring know how
We all know the term “know how” – if you have it, you can ‘do stuff’, because you have the required skills and expertise.
Common sense suggests that the skills…
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7 days ago
Amazon Machine Learning: use cases and a real example
Amazon Machine Learning is a service that makes it easy for developers of all skill levels to use machine learning technology.”
UPDATE: I have just published a…
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7 days ago
Top 5 most secretive and mysterious research universities in China
If you are a student of science or engineering looking for a “thrilling” exchange programme in China, this may be the right place for you. The universities on…
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8 days ago
JelteF/PyLaTeX · GitHub
We all love our LaTex - the type-setting system ;) -> PyLaTex, an easy but extensible interface betw. Python & LaTeX
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Mastering metrics: Teaching econometrics | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal
Mastering metrics: Teaching econometrics
Josh Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke 21 May 2015
Economic scholarship has changed dramatically in the past half-century,…
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8 days ago
Alan Turing: Inquest's suicide verdict 'not supportable' - BBC News
Alan Turing, the British mathematical genius and codebreaker born 100 years ago on 23 June, may not have committed suicide, as is widely believed.
Turing expert…
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8 days ago
Seagate: Ripple Investment Shows We're Serious About Blockchain Tech
A desire to become an “active participant” in the blockchain technology space is what drove $13bn data storage company Seagate to invest in Ripple Labs,…
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8 days ago
No, it's not you: why 'wellness' isn't the answer to overwork
Many of the people who visit me in my therapy practice spend time talking about work. How much work there is, how they never seem to be able to get it all done,…
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9 days ago
Stephen | Christie Antique Show
Looking for artifacts. (@ Christie Antique Show)
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Go Is Unapologetically Flawed, Here's Why We Use It
Go is decidedly polarizing. While many are touting their transition to Go, it has become equally fashionable to criticize and mock the language. As Bjarne…
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10 days ago
Truth Seeker: Murray Sinclair's relentless quest for the facts about residential schools
WINNIPEG – The personal discovery came about three years after Justice Murray Sinclair had begun his work in 2009 as chair of the Truth and Reconciliation…
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10 days ago
Scaachi Koul on Twitter
Hamhock found Magnum P.I. on Netflix this week and I don’t understand a goddamn thing that’s happening in my apartment now.
The URL of this tweet is below. Copy…
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10 days ago
The New Screen Savers | TWiT.TV
BattleBots, DIY GameBoy, and MartinSargent.
Kevin Rose, Uber, and Morgan Webb.
Episode number one of The New Screen Savers.
The New Screen Savers launches May…
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10 days ago
iMore Firehose on Twitter
Game of Thrones Episode 4: ‘Sons of Winter’ due May 26 for Mac, May 28 for iOS http://phon.es/15db8 pic.twitter.com/qiBggOaqMZ
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Ta'izz (Idle Words)
This is part 3 of a week-long travelogue. Previously: Sana’a, Green Arabia.
Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71 I wake up…
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10 days ago
A Different Way to Think about Lectures - Exploring How Students Learn
In a seminal study of college student learning, Daniel Schwartz and John Bransford (1999) explored the question of when it is a good time for telling. They…
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10 days ago
Silicon Valley is Lying to You
I think my life is better because of my iPhone. Yours probably is, too. I’m grateful to live in a time when I can see my baby cousins or experience any album…
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10 days ago
Let’s Build A Web Server. Part 3.
“We learn most when we have to invent” —Piaget In Part 2 you created a minimalistic WSGI server that could handle basic HTTP GET requests. And I asked you a…
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10 days ago
Generation PTSD: What the "Trigger Warning" Debate Is Really About
Generals are often accused of fighting the last war, of confronting every foe through the prism of earlier battles. Political polemicists, no less than military…
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11 days ago
Vim Productivity Tips And Tricks
16th May 2015by Tomas Brambora
I know from experience starting with Vim can be somewhat discouraging. Let’s face it - Vim was made for power-users and, man, the…
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11 days ago
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11 days ago
AHELO: Universities Behaving Badly
> The critics have half a point.  It’s true that AHELO is expensive and is crowding-out other OECD activities.  And it’s not entirely clear why OECD is burning this much political capital on a project with so little ministerial support.  But while there is some credibility to the low-stakes testing issue, it hasn’t stopped either PISA or PIAAC from being huge successes, helping to inform policy around the world.  And as for different curricula: that’s the point.  Part of what government wants to know is whether or not what is being taught in universities is bringing students up to international standards of competency.
11 days ago
Race and Empathy in The Age of Phone Apps
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Super is fun. And how! I was hooked immediately. Pairing images with messages (in the style of Barbara Kruger) is absolutely addictive.…
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12 days ago
Radical Curation: Taking Care of Black Women’s Narratives
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The etymological root of curate is from the Latin cura, which means to take care. Curator / curate / curation are words that get applied…
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12 days ago
The Dehumanizing Myth of the Meritocracy
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“In a meritocracy, the best ideas win. In a meritocracy, everyone has access to the same information. Successful work determines which…
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12 days ago
Being Seen/Being Watched: Surveillance, Technology, and Madness
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Long before I knew I was being watched, I thought I was being watched.
My suspicions began as a teenager. I was convinced my parents had…
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12 days ago
Bike share users are mostly rich and white. Here's why that's hard to change.
This article is part of a series about the past, present, and future of commuting in America.
Bike share is one of the hottest trends in US transportation, with…
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13 days ago
9 questions about the Illuminati you were too afraid to ask
When it comes to shadowy cabals that supposedly control the world, the Illuminati should be at the top of any conspiracy theorist’s list. An Illuminati Facebook…
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13 days ago
columns-2015-05-19-restoring-public-s-trust-economists
The belief that economics has become politicized is a big reason the general public has lost faith in the ability of economists to give advice on important…
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