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How authors can improve their RePEc ranking
The main purpose of RePEc is the dissemination of economics research. Over time, various services were added to the bibliographic mission, including rankings of…
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13 hours ago
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: Making two macroeconomic fallacies true
This will be a confusing post, because I'm writing it to try to get my head clear on something. And it's still not clear. There are no answers here: only…
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13 hours ago
Untitled (http://realtimemap.grt.ca/)
Cool real time map of all our buses (). Can really see impact of main corridor, universities.
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15 hours ago
Space Channel 6 — Standing up to Gamergate Bullies
Announcing the legal defense fund for women targeted by Gamergate. Please RT.
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20 hours ago
Harper's income-splitting program isn't great policy, or good politics - Macleans.ca
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a massive change to the way we assess and collect income tax in this country. …
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21 hours ago
The very odd tale of Health Canada's Croatian publication
Health Canada's logo is proudly displayed on this Croatian publisher's website — where the federal government department is for some reason publishing research…
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22 hours ago
Tailored political ads threaten democracy
Not sure if you saw this recent New York Times article on the new data-driven political ad machines. Consider for example, the 2013 Virginia Governor campaign…
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22 hours ago
Stephen @ The Original Pancake House
Delicious Raspberry pancakes! (@ The Original Pancake House in Winnipeg, MB)
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23 hours ago
Backgrounder: Helping Families Prosper
How the new Family Tax Cut works Pat and Chris are a two-earner couple with two children. Pat earns $60,000 of taxable income and Chris earns $12,000, for a…
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yesterday
Effective pull requests and other good practices for teams using github | commandlinefu, git | codeinthehole.com by David Winterbottom
Note, this article was published over 2 years ago and hence the content may be stale. Consume with a pinch of salt. I work at an agency where we pay $200 a…
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yesterday
mirador_statmod.ipynb
Mirador is a software tool for exploratory analysis of complex datasets. It has been developed as a collaboration between Fathom Information Design and the…
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yesterday
Kickstarting Flask on Ubuntu - setup and deployment - Real Python
This tutorial details how to setup a Flask application on a server running Ubuntu.
Since this process can be difficult, as there are a number of moving pieces,…
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yesterday
Prospecting for open data
James Jackson photo Earlier this month, the city hosted a meeting at the Carnegie Library, 40 Albert St., and invited representatives from some of the region’s…
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yesterday
GamerGate anger at women all too real for gamemaker - The Boston Globe
Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff
Brianna Wu with a poster of some of her video game characters.
Brianna Wu, a software engineer so absorbed in her work that she…
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yesterday
Can progressives shut up, listen and actually win? | Daily Xtra
If you’re the sort of person who gets a lot of news from Twitter, it was going to be a very different election. Olivia Chow would lead a massive horde of hip…
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yesterday
Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified : DNews
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A fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever…
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yesterday
Editorial: Both theories about Zehaf-Bibeau could be right
Was Zehaf-Bibeau a criminal, a terrorist or a disturbed individual? The answer is probably yes. http://t.co/8IoL1OiyVj
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2 days ago
Toronto’s mayoral election in four maps - Spacing Toronto
Over the past three decades, Toronto has become an increasingly divided city, economically and racially. And those divisions were starkly apparent in Monday’s…
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2 days ago
Terminals Are Weird
Note: I’ll use octal numerals to represent ASCII in this article.
Terminals are quite weird. Most modern users assume that they can just have straightfoward…
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2 days ago
Stephen @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights
CRDCN Private Tour (@ Canadian Museum for Human Rights - in Winnipeg, MB)
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2 days ago
From Gary Webb to James Risen: The struggle for the soul of journalism
In thinking about the cases of Gary Webb and James Risen, two famous investigative reporters aggressively persecuted for their explosive revelations (in very…
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2 days ago
Behavioural economics: why do we study at university?
My friends, the end of the semester is approaching, and there is a distinct lack of motivation in the air. That’s right, final exams are looming upon us, and…
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2 days ago
Living the Future of Technical Writing
The amazing adventures and final toolchain of Pro Git, 2nd Edition
Almost exactly six years ago I was approached by Apress to help out on a book that was being…
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2 days ago
Reshaping output
I often need to take a long list of character strings—one per line—and reformat them into a table so they’ll be easier to read. In the past, I’ve done this by…
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3 days ago
One Year Later: Gravity
The popular sleepover game makes for surprisingly sturdy, if not original, haunted-house ooga-booga, but it’s undone by banal dialogue and characters. Continue…
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6 days ago
The Daily Show’s Head Writer on How the Muppets Lured Him to New York
Photo by Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images
Excerpted fromNever Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York edited by Sari Botton. Out now…
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6 days ago
SSHRC's Research Data Archiving Policy and Historians
Whenever I even think about archival trips, my back pre-emptively aches. It involves sitting or standing near documents, taking digital photographs. And I know…
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6 days ago
Can William Gibson Predict the Future?
William Gibson lives in an overwhelmingly green suburb with old-money roots south of Vancouver’s downtown, and it is in this suburb that I am currently…
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6 days ago
Compulsory Attendance IVs Reconsidered | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Compulsory Attendance IVs Reconsidered, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty PERMANENT LINK | OCTOBER 24, 2014 Bryan Caplan PRINT IMF’s…
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7 days ago
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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8 days 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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8 days 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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8 days 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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8 days ago
S4E7 – #GamerGate | Chez Apocalypse
Useful vocabulary terms for the less obvious harassment tactics used against women online. Via
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8 days 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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9 days ago
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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9 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 days ago
Git for Beginners
An introduction to version control with Git, for developers who work alone.
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12 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:
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12 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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12 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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13 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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13 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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13 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…
gender  tv  from instapaper
13 days ago
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