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This isn’t jihad, this is schizophrenia
by PETER WHEELAND on Oct 22, 2014 in Quebec, Ink | Comments Off Martin Couture-Rouleau
The tragic death on Monday of Canadian Forces Warrant Officer Patrice…
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20 hours ago
EXCLUSIVE: CBC "stonewalled" Snowden story, says Greenwald
Last Tuesday evening at CBC’s Toronto headquarters, CBC News editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire played host to maverick reporter Glenn Greenwald. Shortly after…
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20 hours ago
Felicia Day's public details put online after she described Gamergate fears
Gamer and actor Felicia Day has had her personal details posted online just minutes after making her first public statement about Gamergate – in which she…
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20 hours ago
Harper waited among MPs, terrifying unknown on other side of doors
Winnipeg Free Press > Canada >
OTTAWA - For a few moments that must have felt like an eternity, the prime minister of Canada stood hiding in a closet-like space…
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20 hours ago
City Issues: Hey, Toronto! Transit Isn't Just Your Issue
Hey, Toronto - transit is not just your issue. The latest from @jm_mcgrath: http://t.co/sXK7R92jrp #HamOnt #TOpoli http://t.co/Abp6UTaRwt
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State of the US Higher Education LMS Market: 2014 Edition -
I shared the most recent graphic summarizing the LMS market in November 2013, and thanks to new data sources it’s time for an update. As with all previous…
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2 days ago
Daring Fireball: The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)
The relationship between the iPad and the iPhone, performance-wise, has been hard to predict. I often point out that Apple is a company of annual patterns,…
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2 days ago
Why I Voted For Olivia
On the first day of the Advance Poll, I was down at City Hall queued up to cast my vote, and it went to Olivia Chow.
Why Olivia? Just for starters, she is the…
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2 days ago
The State Does Not Enforce Most Agreements | MattBruenig | Politics
In my prior post, I discussed the interesting case of certain right-wingers calling deregulation that they don’t like regulation. Specifically, I point out that…
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2 days ago
Escape From Microsoft Word by Edward Mendelson
This post is about word processors, but I got the idea for it from something W. H. Auden once said about political philosophers. In 1947, talking with his…
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2 days ago
Extensibility and Automation Changes in OS X Yosemite
The headline making news of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, released yesterday as a free update on the Mac App Store, is that it brings an extensive UI overhaul,…
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2 days ago
Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?
Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft’ s woes on founder Bill…
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2 days ago
John Tory Progressives: How Polling Skews Elections
Published on October 14 2014 • Read later By Dan Speerin
Here is a Three Part Look at Toronto’s Election Polling and the rise of the John Tory Progressive.
You…
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2 days ago
Immutable data structures in Python
Python’s default data structures are mutable, which is a sensible design decision in terms of least surprise, but actually understanding the initialisation and…
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2 days ago
Git for Beginners
An introduction to version control with Git, for developers who work alone.
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4 days ago
Getting Git: An Intro for Beginners
Git is a version control system that's used extensively by the Drupal community.  It lets you and your team manage snapshots of your project. Here are several benefits:
git 
4 days ago
Alan Moore: I am in charge of this universe – Tim Martin – Aeon
Alan Moore is waiting when I get off the train in Northampton, a majestically bearded figure in a hoodie, scanning the crowd that pushes through the turnstiles…
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5 days ago
Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For
by Michael Mark Cohen
On Shouting White Racial Slurs in Public
I am a white, middle class male professor at a big, public university, and every year I get up in…
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5 days ago
Shedding light on Ontario's intercity bus system
In a recent post, we took a look at the issues with Ontario’s intercity bus system, the role of the Ontario Highway Transport Board (OHTB), as well as what we…
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5 days ago
17 reasons why Canada needs simple tax reform now
This article appears in the April edition of the Financial Post Magazine. Visit the iTunes store to download the iPad edition of this month’s issue.
Imagine…
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5 days ago
The Female Bad Fan - The New Yorker
I’ve written several times about the phenomenon of the cable-drama “bad fan”—the loyal viewer, often a guy, who views antiheroes as heroes. The archetypal bad…
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5 days ago
Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage
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I grew up in the evangelical Christian subculture, among the people on whom Ned Flanders and the Veals on Arrested Development were patterned. So the…
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6 days ago
Faster Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Upgrades
If you have stuff in /usr/local, do something about it before upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite https://t.co/r4rTADOqky
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6 days ago
Don’t make the mistake of migrating to Canada, it’s a fool’s paradise
By Usha Das
TORONTO: As I read the news this week about 257,515 people migrating to Canada in 2012, I had a chill running down my spine as I considered the fate…
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6 days ago
The War Nerd: Nobody could have predicted Islamic State's retreat from Kobane (except me)
By Gary Brecher On October 16, 2014
KUWAIT CITY — A strange thing happened in Kobane, the Kurdish border town besieged by Islamic State: It didn’t fall.
In…
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6 days ago
Econometric Research Resources
This page contains a collection of links to online econometric research resources. It is designed to assist econometrics students and practicing econometricians in their attempts to find data, statistics, information about prior studies, and econometric software information.
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6 days ago
Taking Apple's lead
Yosemite title bars Apple’s often been a company that leads by example. When a new version of OS X was released, developers would often take cues from the…
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6 days ago
Differential Privacy: The Basics
Hi! I’m Anthony Tockar. I am a masters student at Northwestern University and have been working with the Science team for the summer. This is the first of two…
data  privacy  from instapaper
6 days ago
A walrus asleep on a Russian submarine : pics
Today's already peaked. RT : A walrus was discovered asleep atop a Russian submarine.
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7 days ago
The Stone Roses - "This Is The One" (HD Remastered) - YouTube
In 1995 my roommate played This is the One for me on this insane stereo he had. I thought I had died.
music  from twitter_favs
7 days ago
How much do economists understand Piketty? | MattBruenig | Politics
The IGM Forum asked economists to agree or disagree with this statement purportedly sourced from Piketty : The most powerful force pushing towards greater…
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7 days ago
Apple Creates an iMac Screen So Sharp There's Almost Nothing to Watch on It - Bloomberg
Apple just released an insanely high-resolution screen with a computer inside of it. Here are the highlights of what you can do with the new iMac, according to…
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7 days ago
brianna-wu-gamergate
I wrote something for XOJane
"It was an absolute pleasure knocking you on your ass for the fine women in this field."
http://t.co/RwV1dM6YYU
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7 days ago
OS X Yosemite: Tips, Tricks, and Details
At MacStories, we believe in knowing all the little features and details of the software we use every day. We enjoy finding all the tweaks and hidden tricks…
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7 days ago
Canada Shows Minimum Wage Has Minimal Effect
Advocates of a $10.10 minimum wage say the move would "fundamentally change America " for the better. Opponents say it would " destroy " as many as 1 million…
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7 days ago
The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny
I don’t know how Anita Sarkeesian gets through the day. I really don’t.
The violent threats sent to the Utah organizers of one of Sarkeesian’s recent speaking…
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7 days ago
Three things for Drafts 4 - All this
Greg Pierce at Agile Tortoise released Drafts 4 yesterday, and it’s a doozy. A new look and many new features, especially for those of us who like programmable…
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8 days ago
Drafts 4 Keyboard Scripts
Unless you’ve been locked in a doomsday cult bunker you’ve probably noticed that the beloved iOS text editor and action app Drafts received a big update. The…
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8 days ago
Drafts 4 Review
Drafts is one of my all-time favorite apps on iOS, not only for its amazing utility, but also because it was the app that got me started writing about…
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8 days ago
Changing the New Normal
I believe that if you want to solve a problem, sometimes you have to talk to people you disagree with.  When I read Stephen Totilo’s Kotaku piece about me, one…
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10 days ago
MSNBC The Reid Report on #GamerGate - YouTube
MSNBC did a solid piece about the core of GamerGate, featuring . Solid nine minutes to watch:
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10 days ago
Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested as latest identification tool
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.
Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are…
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10 days ago
Netscape Navigator Free Beta
In 1994, I formed an internet Web development firm with my friend, Todd Haedrich. I came up with the name Point of Presence Company (POPCO). We managed to sign…
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10 days ago
I declare the Bayesian vs. Frequentist debate over for data scientists | Simply Statistics
In a recent New York Times article the "Frequentists versus Bayesians" debate was brought up once again. I agree with Roger: NYT wants to create a battle b/w…
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10 days ago
Hark! Kate Beaton | CANADALAND
Talking to on Canadaland! Podcast extraordinaire
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11 days ago
A Colonial Miseducation: Language & Unmaking Canadian Identity - The Postcolonialist
I was born in Quebec the same year that Bill 101, or The Charter of the French Language , was passed in the Canadian province. There was something strange, in…
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11 days ago
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: The representative agent does not know what he is doing
[This is based on an informal talk I gave to Carleton students. There were first year students, and upper year undergraduates, and graduate students, and…
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11 days ago
Gamergate's vicious right-wing swell means there can be no neutral stance
The larger a mass, the greater its gravitational pull. This also applies to social media bandwagons. Gamergate, the months-long online consumer revolt, fomented…
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11 days ago
Jean Tirole and Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motiviation
One of my favorite Tirole papers is Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation (written with Roland Benabou). In this paper, Tirole and Benabou try to resolve the…
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11 days ago
What is the future for university funding in England?
Most would prefer the issue of funding to melt into the background and attention focus on the education, but fees and loans have succeeded in challenging the…
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11 days ago
What if You Just Hate Making Dinner? - NYTimes.com
Though I’m a woman with children, I should confess that I’m not the target mom-reader for the latest avalanche of family cookbooks, which bear titles like…
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11 days ago
Why you should celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving instead of Columbus Day - Vox
Vox says Canadian Thanksgiving wins over Columbus Day, because it only celebrates genocide to a "moderate" degree.
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11 days ago
Femslash Friday: Rory/Paris
Other entries in the series can be found here . Most recently: Adventure Time, Come On, Grab Your Friends . This installment of Femslash Friday is dedicated to…
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11 days ago
YORK UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELEASE
A Canadian Original or a U.S. Copy? Forget the Pilgrims. Canada's Own Thanksgiving Tradition Shaped by Ontario's Protestant Clergy, Refined by Commercial,…
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11 days ago
Allons-y!
Subscribe About Unauthoritative Pronouncements Jason Snell is on the scene , reporting from Çingleton in Montréal. (I like to imagine him with a fedora that has…
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11 days ago
What I Learned
For those of you not in Alberta, you might not have heard about the new government Student Learning Assessments otherwise known as SLA’s. This is the pilot year…
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11 days ago
Malala and Nabila: worlds apart - Al Jazeera English
Murtaza Hussain Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC. South+Asiapolitics On October 24, 2012 a Predator…
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11 days ago
Iain Dey on Twitter: "#IslamicState is taking its war to two rogue typefaces, warns @CNN. http://t.co/BURF7Zh0XK"
First they came for comic sans, and I said nothing. MT ISIS takes its war to two rogue typefaces, warns
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12 days ago
Michael Tsai - Blog - Apple’s Software Quality Decline
Russell Ivanovic : I just wish that Apple would slow down their breakneck pace and spend the time required to build stable software that their hardware so…
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12 days ago
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