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Wynne Waters Down own Bill, Benefiting own Libel Suit
A recent change to legislation proposed by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government to stop frivolous defamation lawsuits will leave anyone currently…
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Lost
(the inaugural writing and support staff of Lost in a gag poster made to commemorate our premiere - from left to right, brent fletcher, matt ragghianti, lynne…
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The Ultimate Flask Front-End - part 2 - Real Python
Welcome to part 2! Again, here’s what we’re covering : Let’s look at the small, yet powerful JavaScript UI library ReactJS in action, as we build a basic web…
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White Millennials are products of a failed lesson in colorblindness
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. Mychal Denzel Smith argues that Millennials misunderstand a key part of Martin Luther King’s message. Photo by Julian…
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Git from the inside out
This essay explains how Git works. It assumes you understand Git well enough to use it to version control your projects. The essay focuses on the graph…
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On the limits of evidence for policy
Long ago and far away I took a course in philosophy of the social sciences.  Surprisingly, this philosophy course involved a field trip and a very peculiar one…
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A Lost writer's 17,000-word essay reveals which twists were planned vs. improvised
Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a writer on the first two seasons of the classic ABC sci-fi series Lostand a member of the original brain trust that dreamed up the…
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3 days ago
Dewar scolds Canada Post for community mailbox plan
Ottawa East News Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar is fighting back against a Canada Post program to install community mailboxes. Facing massive revenue shortfalls,…
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3 days ago
Looking inside the data-making factory - Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Accessing economic data these days can be almost deceptively easy. A few clicks on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website or a simple search on the St.…
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4 days ago
The New Yorker put 30 Hillary-themed emojis on its cover this week - Vox
Hillary Clinton has her own email server. Why not her own set of emojis? via
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Butterick’s Practical Typography
The billionaire’s typewriter A friend pointed me to a story on Medium called “Death to Type­writ­ers,” by Medium de­signer Marcin Wichary. The story is about…
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5 days ago
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Transformers - Less than meets the eye on the C64
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6 days ago
Building Community And Engagement Around Data
In the context of politics, media, and tech, we tend talk about “community engagement” like it was any other bit of buzz: an abstract concept made to be nodded…
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7 days ago
How the Internet Scooped Science (and What Science Still Has to Offer) | Andrew M. Lindner
This week, my manuscript, co-authored by Melissa Lindquist and Julie Arnold, “ Million Dollar Maybe? The Effect of Female Presence in Movies on Box Office…
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7 days ago
Elton McDonald and the incredible story behind the Toronto tunnel
The townhouse, in a public housing development in the city’s far northwest called Driftwood Court, is small: a kitchen and living room on the ground floor,…
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7 days ago
Doxxing to Defend Student Privacy
read (Mostly this is the sort of thing I put on my personal blog and not Hack Education, but this is too important to let slide…) News broke late last week,…
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7 days ago
Noahpinion: A case where RBC works
I am a fan of John Cochrane because of his intellectual honesty. He's always very up-front and clear about what his priors and his politics are. But he almost…
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7 days ago
Reading fixed width format data
Holy crap! Do not use read.fwf. My 40% and 's 98% faster alternatives:
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7 days ago
Stephen | Kai Wei Supermarket 華隆超級市場
I'm at Kai Wei Supermarket 華隆超級市場 in Toronto, Canada
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Puzzling: Ontario men and women and full-time employment
When faced with an interesting puzzle, I tend to start plotting statistics. (Warning: This post is about me thinking out loud about the statistics I’ve looked…
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8 days ago
The inside story of how Apple's new medical research platform was born
Daniela Hernandez is a senior writer at Fusion. She likes science, robots, pugs, and coffee.
On September 27, 2013, during a dimly-lit presentation at…
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8 days ago
Rethinking the humanities PhD | University Affairs
“It is important for the humanities to take back the word ‘skills’ so that it can incite PhD programs to turn outward toward the world. That is why I want to…
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8 days ago
Let's handicap the federal election—in all its infinite possibilities - Macleans.ca
Adrian Wyld/CP Nine months from now, we’ll have a federal election. One of several registered political parties, led by one of several recognized party leaders,…
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9 days ago
uAlberta budget assumes no cuts to Campus Alberta Grant; reduces spending by 1.5% | Academica Group - Research and Consulting for Higher Education
The board of governors at the University of Alberta has approved the institution's 2015 Comprehensive Institutional Plan. The Plan includes the 2015–16…
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9 days ago
MIT students open up about stress - The Boston Globe
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Rachel Davis, a junior at MIT, writes a blog about campus life.
CAMBRIDGE — Maggie Delano never scored below a 90 on a high school…
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9 days ago
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When relational data tables attack: gym "can't" let a Dr into female changing rooms
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9 days ago
Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values
Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs ’s legacy live on at Apple? Tim Cook : Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or…
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9 days ago
The Steve Jobs You Didn't Know: Kind, Patient, And Human
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook , he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office…
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10 days ago
SaaS Economics are the Future of Charity - Chartio Blog
For most non-profits, fundraising is the most difficult and most important job. There's never enough money, and they've tuned their fundraising machine into a…
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11 days ago
The emergence of Spark
In the continuing Big Data evolution of reinventing everything that happened in HPC a couple of decades ago (with slight modifications), one newer ecosystem…
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11 days ago
Reflections on Julia
Julia is a new language that could become the goto choice for scientific computing, machine learning, data mining, large-scale linear algebra, distributed and…
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11 days ago
James Lorenzen's Blog: Commit Comments: A Conversation with your Future Self
I frequently find myself searching subversion commit logs trying to find hints as to why certain "features/bugs" where introduced and why. Usually this results…
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11 days ago
How Apple Makes the Watch
Apple is the world's foremost manufacturer of goods. At one time, this statement had to be caged and qualified with modifiers such as "consumer goods" or…
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11 days ago
The Incense War: a Story of Price Discovery, Mayhem, and Lust
The dragon stank. Dragons sit on their gold horde and spend millennia soaking in their own sulfurous stench.  They aren’t a big fan of bathing to begin with as…
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11 days ago
Software Carpentry: University of Waterloo
Sharcnet supported and Scientific Computing workshop this weekend:
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12 days ago
Let’s Build A Web Server. Part 1.
Date Out for a walk one day, a woman came across a construction site and saw three men working. She asked the first man, “What are you doing?” Annoyed by the…
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13 days ago
David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance
“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we…
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13 days ago
TTC 2015-2024 Capital Budget: Streetcar Infrastructure
The TTC’s Capital Budget includes ongoing programs to replace worn streetcar rail as well as to upgrade the overhead power distribution system for compatibility…
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13 days ago
The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung
On August 4, 2010, amid the bustle of downtown Seoul, a small group of executives from Apple Inc. pushed through the revolving door into a blue-tinted, 44-story…
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13 days ago
Chris Albon - Data Science And Political Science
I am a data scientists and political scientist . In addition, I co-host a weekly data science podcast . This is my collection of tutorials and posts on…
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14 days ago
My Roommate, the Darknet Drug Lord
​Image: ​Daniel Rehn/Flickr
​I first met Ross Ulbricht, the 29-year old ​found guilty last month of creating and operating the deep web marketplace Silk Road,…
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14 days ago
Where Should We Put A (Downtown) Relief Line?
The City of Toronto began a series of public meetings yesterday (March 3) to advance the cause of a a new subway line that would relief capacity constraints…
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14 days ago
They wanted to make a phenomenon. They made $10 million. The story of Crossy Road.
By Dave Tach @dptach
A few years ago, Matt Hall, the 39-year-old co-creator of the enormously successful Crossy Road, was a struggling, unprofitable video games…
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: How Higher Education Perpetuates Intergenerational Inequality
Part of the mythology of US higher education is that it offers a meritocracy, along with a lot of second chances, so that smart and hard-working students of all…
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14 days ago
At university, who is doing the teaching? - The Globe and Mail
Universities these days are confused and conflicted institutions.
When they’re asking for money, justifying their mission to government and business leaders, or…
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14 days ago
One of Our Major Newspapers Says: What the Hell, Why Not Start Another Unwinnable War?
On the bright side, Tom Cotton now seems statesmanlike. Slim Pickens, as Maj. 'King' Kong in Dr. Strangelove, likes this idea (Wikimedia commons) When I…
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4chan's Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away
At 11 a.m. on January 21st, Christopher Poole posted a note online saying he was retiring as the administrator of 4chan, the notorious website he had founded as…
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Ellen Pao answers jury questions frankly in gender discrimination case
SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, 15 members of a jury (12 regular jurors and three alternates) were given a rare opportunity that had all reporters in the room seething…
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14 days ago
Here's a transcript of Tim Cook's surprise Mad Money call
By Serenity Caldwell
Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised Mad Money anchor Jim Cramer on the air Thursday with a sweet tenth anniversary wish for the show, which turned…
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14 days ago
Cultural and Intellectual Property: It’s Not a Game, By Danielle Miller
Cultural and Intellectual Property: It’s Not a Game, By Danielle Miller Tweet Yet another game company is profiting off uninformed depictions of Indigenous…
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14 days ago
Tech is Dead
There are no more tech companies, where by "tech" I mean information and computer technology. This statement is immediately, trivially disproven—except it is…
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Sam Simon's Fractious Four Years With 'The Simpsons' Changed Television History
Collaborating on a masterpiece might be heaven, but arguing over credits can be hell. The television writer and producer Sam Simon, who died March 8, was best…
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14 days ago
MATLAB Central - MATLAB Spoken Here » MATLAB and Git
This week we hear from Toshi Takeuchi about how to take advantage of MATLAB’s recent improvements to Git integration. Toshi is a Senior Marketing Manager at…
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14 days ago
Precarious work is real
Tammy Schirle’s recent piece, “Please define precarious”, presented a narrow picture of the realities of precarious work in Canada and failed to highlight the…
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