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Scientists Are Hoarding Data And It’s Ruining Medical Research
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Reading Diary: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy by Gabriella Coleman and This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Whitney Phillips
Gabriella Coleman’s Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous is largely a laudatory history of the Anonymous hacker activist movement…
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3 days ago
The psychologist at the call centre and the mathematician on the trading floor: the many facets of field of study mismatch
“The Causes and Consequences of Field-of-Study Mismatch: An Analysis Using PIAAC” (Montt, 2015),
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That time the Internet sent a SWAT team to my mom's house
When I set out to research the out-of-control harassment problem in gamer culture, I never dreamed my mother would be caught up in the middle of it all.
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The Verge's web sucks
TL;DR: Did you know that The Verge delivers you to around 20 companies for advertising & tracking purposes? I didn’t. That might foul up your mobile web…
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What's the deal with translating Seinfeld
Like so many of Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriends on Seinfeld, Dolores was TV-beautiful, with glossy, reddish-blond hair, big blue eyes, full lips, and impeccable…
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5 days ago
Why It's Impossible To Shop Ethically
There’s this video that went viral earlier this year. On Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a vending machine is selling plain white T-shirts for €2 each. Customers…
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6 days ago
The Reeducation of Blackboard, Everyone’s Classroom Pariah
You remember Blackboard, don’t you? It’s that not-so-sleek site you used to submit assignments to your college professors—the one you cursed to death when it…
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7 days ago
Thinking Through the Savage Machinery: Peter Temin and Economic Crises
Temin’s pessimism is rooted in a belief that the international economy is reliving the 1930s, with the political situation in the United States in some ways akin to that of the Weimar period in Germany. 'I don’t think the outcomes will be as extreme,' Temin says. 'But the similarities are there.'
7 days ago
The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data
Data is the lifeblood of state government. It’s the crucial commodity that’s necessary to manage projects, avoid fraud, assess program performance, keep the…
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7 days ago
Sick Beard - alpha development - Coming Episodes
Wednesday Mr. Robot Next Episode: 1x05 - eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv (2015-07-22) Airs: Wednesday 10:00 PM on USA Network [SD]Fsociety attempts to penetrate Steel…
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8 days ago
Saideman's Semi-Spew: Beer Comparisons
is most interesting, arguing that some economic institutional differences help to explain why American beer is so varied with much swill produced by the big…
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9 days ago
FUCK YOUR DREAMS
✏️ quite possibly the only truly great artwork of the 21st century ( by )
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10 days ago
Dr. R. W. Hamming's Advice on Research
a stroke of genius: striving for greatness in all you do by R.W. Hamming
Little has been written on managing your own research (and very little on avoiding…
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11 days ago
Exclusive: Yanis Varoufakis opens up about his five month battle to save Greece
Read the full Q&A transcript of our interview with Varoufakis here.
Greece has finally reached an agreement with its creditors. The specifics have not yet been…
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11 days ago
Yanis Varoufakis full transcript: our battle to save Greece
Read the report from Greece of our interview with Varoufakis here.
This conversation took place before the deal.
Harry Lambert: So how are you feeling?
Yanis…
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11 days ago
Untitled (http://conference.nber.org/confer/2015/SI2015/ML/MLprg.html)
Time for economists to learn from computer science: NBER Methods Lectures on Machine Learning.
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11 days ago
The Life Cycle of Programming Languages
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A few weeks ago, Twitter discovered the unbearable whiteness of the Rust team.
Photo after photo on the team page displayed grinning white…
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11 days ago
Functional Programming in a Dysfunctional World
Much has been said about the virtues of functional programming (FP) - conciseness, laziness, and concurrency, just to name a few. While it’s certainly still…
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11 days ago
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RT : Just some of the best graffiti I've ever seen in Brooklyn. The Original Turtles.
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12 days ago
Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner
In the past year, many CS professors and education pundits have written about how MOOCs are scaling up CS education to hundreds of thousands of students. I’m…
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12 days ago
The New Laws of Explosive Networks | Quanta Magazine
Last week, United Airlines grounded nearly 5,000 flights when its computer system crashed. The culprit: a faulty network router. Later on the same morning,…
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13 days ago
Technology and unemployment
A constellation of seemingly contradictory events over the past five years – high unemployment, stagnant wages, anecdotal evidence of astounding technological…
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15 days ago
Too Powerful for Its Own Good, Atari's Lynx Remains a Favorite 25 Years Later
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Though it never stood a chance against Game Boy, America’s first major portable system worked its…
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16 days ago
The Real Internet of Things
People are colossally underestimating the Internet of Things. It’s not about alarm clocks that start your coffee maker, or about making more “things” talk to…
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16 days ago
Iglika Ivanova: B.C. can afford $10-a-day public childcare | The Province
For families with school-aged children, summer is one of the most stressful and expensive times of the year, as they scramble to find and pay for child care.…
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16 days ago
Incidental Comics: Hi there! Im a huge fan of your work, and was...
RT : A question from tumblr: "I was wondering if you had any tips for drawing cartoon animals?"
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17 days ago
Reddit Is A Shrine To The Internet We Wanted And That's A Problem
Reddit has a problem. It’s a well-documented problem, which, oddly, is a big part of the problem. Every six months or so, from the depths of the sprawling…
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17 days ago
Reddit Fired the Woman Trying to Save It
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Reddit execs found themselves at war with their own massive userbase Thursday when over a thousand communities…
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17 days ago
Reddit is at war with itself: Is it a community or a business?
The firing of a popular staffer has triggered a debate over the future of the online community and some of its core principles. For those unfamiliar with…
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17 days ago
As Reddit Burns, Some Hard-Earned Lessons on Building an Open Community
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“Pandora,” by John William Waterhouse (1896)
Last week, Reddit, the user-submitted news site known as the “front page of the Internet,” was thrown…
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17 days ago
Why naming and shaming securities deadbeats may not work
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On July 2, 2015 the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released its list of what it calls unpaid orders. In layman’s…
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20 days ago
Why the Great Glitch of July 8th Should Scare You
Over at Fusion, Felix Salmon tells folk to chill out over The Great Technical Glitch of July 8, 2015 when a computer glitch grounded all mainland United…
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20 days ago
Pandas Pivot Table Explained - Practical Business Python
Most people likely have experience with pivot tables in Excel. Pandas provides a similar function called (appropriately enough) pivot_table . While it is…
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22 days ago
Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain English | rayli.net
Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.
Once you…
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22 days ago
Data Lab Link Roundup: python pivot tables, Hypothesis for testing, data mining algorithms in plain english and more...
The effect of time of day on mood via the Jawbone Blog
Here are some things that caught our attention last week:
There’s a consultation draft of the…
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22 days ago
Want to shape policy? Learn how to tell a story
Let me tell you a story. Now there’s something you never hear when policy wonks set out to sketch their thoughts on whatever policy they want to use to govern…
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22 days ago
Toronto board game café Snakes and Lattes gets its own sitcom
Snakes and Lattes bills itself as North America’s first board game café, but soon it can add a second title: the first board game café to get its own…
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22 days ago
Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything | In Due Course
Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading all the books that have been selected as finalists for the Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing (not…
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23 days ago
The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin
To most of the world, Joseph Lubin is a leading thinker in the ever-expanding realm of digital currencies. To me, he was the counterparty in my first Bitcoin…
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24 days ago
Ghost Fleet: Welcome to the World of Post-Snowden Techno-Thrillers - The Intercept
In World War II, the United States mobilized its industrial base to fight on land, at sea and in the air. If World War III were fought in cyberspace, at least…
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25 days ago
Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world
In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, you might have encountered a burly, bearded extrovert, striding about in Ray-Ban Aviators and…
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25 days ago
A New Degree of Homophobia in Fire Emblem Fates
A big trigger warning for gay conversion therapy here as well as drugs. And spoilers, obviously.
So, there’s a female character named Soleil in Fire Emblem…
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26 days ago
Guest blogger: From performance to conformance: The ‘coercive’ effect of performance-based governance systems
Dr. Peter Woelert
Dr Peter Woelert is a Research associate at University of Melbourne, working in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. He has training in…
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27 days ago
The bottleneck in U.S. higher education | In Due Course
Given the current preoccupation in the United States with economic inequality, it is natural that a certain amount of attention has turned to higher education,…
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