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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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12 hours 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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21 hours 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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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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2 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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2 days ago
It's a mess: graduate schools are failing to prepare students for jobs
Arthur Levine, the head of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, has been a vituperative critic of teacher education programs for years. His recent…
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3 days ago
The Universal Data Structure
Whether you write compilers, web services or Django admin panels, you probably use hash maps more than all other data structures combined. In fact, you may not…
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3 days ago
Self Authoring - Health Benefits of Writing
Pretty cool to be involved in research on this topic with Dr Peterson. Self Authoring - Health Benefits of Writing
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3 days ago
Pattern matching over recursive values in Swift
Swift’s value types are almost able to represent algebraic data types. Unfortunately, they fall short of the mark when it comes to recursion, and while they’ve…
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3 days ago
Wilfrid Laurier to house 22 life-size statues of Canadian PMs - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News
I expect the folks laid off due to budget cuts would find this difficult to appreciate
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4 days ago
First came truth. Now comes the hard part. - Macleans.ca
Commission chairman Justice Murray Sinclair speaks at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 . (Adrian Wyld/CP)
A few days…
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5 days ago
Unpacking Git packfiles
While working on Gitgo, an implementation of Git in pure Go, I encountered a puzzling issue. Gitgo tests its own dogfood, which means the tests for parsing…
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7 days ago
A World Without Work
1. Youngstown, U.S.A.
The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for…
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9 days ago
Microsoft Academic Graph - Microsoft Research
Microsoft Academic Graph (a graph of publications, authors etc.) available for research analysis /ht
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9 days ago
Opportunity Details - The Conference Board of Canada
RT : I need some help at work! Hiring 2 Researchers in Public Policy:
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10 days ago
Opportunity Details - The Conference Board of Canada
RT : I need some help at work! Hiring 2 Researchers in Public Policy:
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10 days ago
Create a REST API in minutes with Pyramid and Ramses - Real Python
This is a guest blog post from Chris Hart of Brandicted – a technologist from the great city of Montreal.
This tutorial is meant for beginners. If you get stuck…
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12 days ago
Cook Says Chinese Tastes Considered in Apple Product Designs
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information,…
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12 days ago
My Reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road and the Utter Perfection that is Imperator Furiosa
Okay so. Buckle up, kids. It’s time for Furiosa feels.
Here’s the thing.
I am what’s called a fetal amputee. Fancy way for saying I was born with a missing…
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12 days ago
The Canadian Senate Announced Its Bitcoin Report In a Totally Appropriate Way
Screengrab: Coin Secrets
The Canadian Senate released a long-awaited report on Bitcoin regulation today, and it announced its conclusion in the most appropriate…
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13 days ago
No Time to Be Nice at Work
MEAN bosses could have killed my father. I vividly recall walking into a hospital room outside of Cleveland to see my strong, athletic dad lying with electrodes…
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13 days ago
USRI Report and Recommendations (1998) | Universal Student Ratings of Instruction | University of Calgary
(USRI - Course Evaluation)
Changes implemented after publication of the following document includes:
*Fall 2010, USRI course evaluation instrument no longer…
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14 days ago
Octopus Looks Like Cross Between Pokemon Character and Pac-Man Ghost - ABC News
New species "so cute," researcher says, she wants to name it "Opistoteuthis adorabilis" --
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17 days ago
High-profile academic fraud a symptom of underlying dysfunction | University Affairs
If you follow the higher education news, stories of scandal and corruption relating to academic research pop up on a fairly regular basis. One such case, which…
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17 days ago
ŷhat | ROC Curves in Python and R
Ever heard people at your office talking about AUC, ROC, or TPR but been too shy to ask what the heck they’re talking about? Well lucky for you we’re going to…
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18 days ago
Does the rise of ephemeral content spell the death of archives? | Poynter.
News → Media Innovation As news sites negotiate with Facebook to publish material directly on the platform, Facebook’s role in determining what news to surface,…
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18 days ago
Meet The Woman Getting a PhD in Gamergate and the Death Eaters Trying To Stop Her
Natalie Walschots is a witch. And like Hermione Granger before her, this Canadian pop-culture writer and videogames scholar is a studious witch, working on her…
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18 days ago
5 Simple Rules For Building Great Python Packages
A package seems simple enough to build, just a collection of modules in a directory with an __init__.py, right? As straight-forward as it may seem, with more…
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19 days ago
Hillary Clinton's Fainthearted Populism
You may have heard that Hillary Clinton, in launching her campaign over the weekend, gave a speech marked by class-warfare themes. The New York Times said she…
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19 days ago
OC Transpo - DayPass / Family Daypass
Did you know – you can purchase a DayPass w/ your e-purse. Only $8.10 for the whole day!
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19 days ago
Meet the New, Old Hillary Clinton
After this weekend, we know quite a bit more about how Hillary Clinton is going to campaign for president in 2016. What’s most startling is that she’s going to…
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19 days ago
Software Carpentry: Routinely Unique
Back in April, Jeffrey Chang wrote wrote an article for Nature in which he pleaded for those who analyze bioinformatics data to be recognized as creative…
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20 days ago
Stephen | Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Made it! (@ Calgary International Airport (YYC) - in Calgary, AB)
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20 days ago
Stephen | Gate D28
Time to head to Calgary. (@ Gate D28 - in Mississauga, ON)
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20 days ago
What’s New — pandas 0.16.2 documentation
Pandas 0.16.2 has the new pipe method: . It was a good community effort.
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21 days ago
What is code? If you don't know, you need to read this:
Software has been around since the 1940s. Which means that people have been faking their way through meetings about software, and the code that builds it, for…
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22 days ago
Mad Max Doof Warrior Inspired Flamethrower Ukulele | Make:
RT : I saw Mad Max, I needed more flames in my life. Behold the Doof Warrior Ukulele!
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22 days ago
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