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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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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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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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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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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.
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6 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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6 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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6 days ago
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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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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6 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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7 days ago
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7 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.
7 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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9 days ago
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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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9 days ago
What one may find in robots.txt
During the reconnaissance stage of a web application testing, the tester (or attacker) usually uses a list of known subdirectories to brute force the server and…
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9 days ago
Introducing the Python Time Travel Debugger - Everything Sysadmin
Today I’m open sourcing a productivity tool that I’ve been very excited about: A time-travel extension to the Python Debugger (PDB).
Have you ever been using…
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9 days ago
Mohawk College News on Twitter
Mohawk College is closed due to mechanical issue. See website for updates.
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9 days ago
amoffat/snake · GitHub
amoffat/snake - Full Python Scripting in Vim:
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Why Endings (Particularly For TV Shows) Are So Goddamn Hard
Another finale, come and gone.
This one left us with great expectation, but did it fulfill us? Did it complete its journey around the narrative sun? Did it…
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9 days ago
‘Mad Men’ and Its Love Affair With ’60s Pop Culture
“Submitted for your approval,” says Paul Kinsey, attempting his best Rod Serling as he and Peggy Olson stand outside Pete Campbell’s office door. Peggy…
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10 days ago
Why squared error?
Someone recently asked on the statistics Stack Exchange why the squared error is used in statistics . This is something I’d been wondering about myself…
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10 days ago
Your Binge-Watching Is Making the Planet Warmer | WIRED
You recycle. You ride your bike to work. You bring your own bags to the grocery. You might think you’re a good environmentalist. But those cat videos, TED…
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10 days ago
Pipelining - A Successful Data Processing Model • Stuart Owen
It’s finally time to implement that new personalization service — the one you’ve been pushing for for months.  With it, your app will be serving up relevant,…
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10 days ago
The Tardy Product | Economic Principals
In which Practice gets ahead and Theory catches up You could say, here at the beginning, that this is a story about three Great Depressions – the one that…
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10 days ago
Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck
Late last year, I took a road trip with my partner from our home in New Orleans, Louisiana to Orlando, Florida and as we drove by town after town, we got to…
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11 days ago
Is The Joker a Better Vigilante Than Batman? | Houston Press
When you really examine The Dark Knight The Joker might have been the real hero.
11 days ago
Top of the list of student demands: not lower fees, but more counselling
When students from Goldsmiths University occupied Deptford town hall in south-east London in March, many of their demands were familiar: “Fight marketisation…
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11 days ago
Why university should be universal
Postsecondary education remains, after its big expansion, a great investment for both students and governments
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