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May Says Top Public Servants Tainted From Harper Era
OTTAWA — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is calling for all the top senior public servants to be removed from their current jobs because, she says, they are…
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Programming with Comics
Today’s programming environments are hostile to beginners. Popular languages like Javascript and Swift, are based around brittle plain text files, which are…
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Kung Fu Monkey: Ephemera 2009 (7)
-- Better Off Ted handily fills my entertainment requirements for 22 minutes. Good geek comedy. -- (Sawyer thinks) >> (Jack reacts). Somebody's being very meta…
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RPP coverage/type not the big issue for this cohort. All ages:
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A. Wettlaufer speaks re: managed alcohol programs @ Canadian Data Sharing Initiative.
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OPINION: The new ‘Star Wars’ isn’t a rip-off, it’s a classical epic
In less than a month, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has become the highest-grossing film in history. Despite mostly positive reviews, many fans and critics…
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Had the cruelest dream. Dreamt all current seasons of were on Blu-ray with special features.
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Apple opens up on how it approaches security following FBI battle
CUPERTINO — In a press briefing Friday, Apple discussed how security works on the iPhone and iOS. The meeting, which was often technical, shed insights into its…
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Today's fire danger map, via . Most of & with EXTREME danger.
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uvloop: Blazing fast Python networking — magicstack
TL;DR asyncio is an asynchronous I/O framework shipping with the Python Standard Library. In this blog post, we introduce uvloop : a full, drop-in replacement…
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The Crowd Went Wild For Hatsune Miku, The Virtual Anime Pop Star
Illustration by Angelica Alzona I’ve seen a massive crowd line up around the block to watch an internet-fueled hologram of an anime girl sing. I’ve seen a…
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Basic Truths, but Worth Repeating | Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed for iPhone » Inside Higher Ed on Google Play™ » News Views Career Advice Blog U Surveys AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey Webinars Events &…
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100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels By Female Authors
Ready for your TBR list to explode? I’ve gathered the 100 best sci-fi fantasy novels by female authors and there is sooooo much reading goodness to dig into.…
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Timeline of Fort McMurray wildfire that turned on the northern Alberta city with wind shift
A shift of wind Tuesday afternoon quickly turned a massive wildfire on the edge of Fort McMurray into an inferno threatening the northern city of about 83,000…
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Why sailing to the stars has suddenly become a realistic goal
By Monica Grady - Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University Are we soon to visit Alpha Centauri (left)? - Image Credit: Skatebiker/…
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6 hours later still traffic jams kilometres north & south of Ft Mac.
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Destruction around Fort Mac Super 8 Motel. Photo by cameraman Loren Andreae
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I HATE YOU & I WILL NOT VOTE FOR THIS
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Files :: Anaconda Cloud
Feather is now on the conda-forge channel!
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People turning around and now heading south down highway 63. They had been pushing people north but fire jumped
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Claire Danes' dress? 😳😍

Eileen's prom dress?
Find out Thursday on Regular Show!
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New Study Confirms Depressing Truth About Names And Racial Bias
Students with stereotypically “ black”-sounding names tend to be labeled as troublemakers by teachers. Job applicants with such names are less likely than their…
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Employers' Replies to Racial Names
"Job applicants with white names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one callback; those with African-American names needed to send around 15 resumes to get…
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The Boys at the Back - NYTimes.com
Boys score as well as or better than girls on most standardized tests, yet they are far less likely to get good grades, take advanced classes or attend college.…
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Do Teachers Really Discriminate Against Boys?
Miguel Sotomayor / Getty Images Worries about the declining academic performance of boys, a topic of increasing alarm this past decade, have intensified…
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Boys Aren't Better Than Girls at Math, but Teachers Think They Are
When teachers think girls are bad at math and science, it has an impact. Photo by Dawn Shearer-Simonetti / Shutterstock When it comes to explaining why women…
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RT : WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT PHOTOSHOPPING ARMS ON BIRDS WOULD BE SO FUNNY
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Proposed Amendment to CEA Constitution
RT : Member of the CEA? Vote now on proposal to create Canadian Women Economists Committee. Details at
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'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet at Further Future. Schmidt describes festival goers at the cream of the Burning Man…
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'We have a responsibility' to study Harry Potter books, says UW prof
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New Joint Partnerships with Data Carpentry
Check out updated partnership tiers. We can help you build local instructor capacity, jointly with
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Announcing Partnerships
We now have Partnership opportunities! Build local training capacity & run Data Carpentry & workshops.
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RT : Got my thing in the mail today. Fucking recruiters.
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America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny
Democracies end when they are too democratic. And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny. Illustration by Zohar Lazar As this dystopian election…
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Why are high-income earners living in low-income housing?
A TCHC building is shown in a file photo. Fan-Yee Suen , CTV Toronto Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:53PM EDT There are 91,000 people on the Toronto…
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The Duck has Landed
May has arrived and days are getting longer and warmer. This is good news for baseball fans, barbecue enthusiasts, and grid operators concerned about…
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The retirement debate: Stay at the bench, or make way for the next generation
Illustration by the Project Twins Hans-Hilger Ropers vividly recalls the moment when he realized that he was running out of time to fulfil his scientific…
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Ontario Liberal Party's biggest corporate donor got $163M in government funding
0 shares 202 The biggest corporate donor to the Ontario Liberal Party is also one of Ontario's biggest recipients of taxpayer-funded corporate subsidies.…
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Digital pioneer, Jaron Lanier, on the dangers of “free” online culture
April 2016 By Catherine Jewell , Communications Division, WIPO Jaron Lanier, a keynote speaker at the WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market from…
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3 days ago
The Lean-In Industry
It’s widely acknowledged that the tech industry has a problem with women. There are fewer women entering tech, and up the tiers of company leadership , the…
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How The Rhetoric of Imposter Syndrome Is Used to Gaslight Women in Tech
A few weeks ago, I attended an event in my borough of the Bronx featuring a panel of brilliant women in technology. They explained how they created their…
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Hiking! (@ Lake Louise - in Lake Louise, AB)
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Aspiring creators: if you don't know Wally Wood's '22 Panels That Always Work', take a look --
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Closing libraries have heavy use, show numbers released Friday
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Toyota Unintended Acceleration and the Big Bowl of “Spaghetti” Code | Safety Research & Strategies, Inc.
Posted on Thursday, Nov 7th, 2013 Last month, Toyota hastily settled an Unintended Acceleration lawsuit – hours after an Oklahoma jury determined that the…
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Apple Bug Exposed Chat History With a Single Click
IN THE MIDDLE of intense public debate over whether Apple should be forced to help the government decrypt iPhones for criminal investigations, the company…
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Do Experienced Programmers Use Google Frequently?
30 Apr 2016 Software developers, especially those who are new to the field, often ask this question or at least wonder whether they are good developers or just…
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'Open data': Why advocates are calling on governments to open their databases
0 shares 46 In Winnipeg, a map created using open census information sheds light on the distribution of income, ethnicity and language across the city. In…
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The Undercover Historian
Why the computerization of economics needs to be historicized I’m co-organizing a conference investigating whether the transformation of economics from the…
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4 days ago
Vim Toggle Movement: I Just Want to Go Home - @_ddrscott_
Vim Toggle Movement: I Just Want to Go Home written in vim I have a problem with the ^ key. I need its functionality, but its proximity istoo far for either of…
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ongoing by Tim Bray · Specifying JSON
I find my­self tasked with pol­ish­ing and pub­lish­ing a lit­tle cus­tomJSON-encoded lan­guage. It’s hard­er than it ought to be. This didn’t start with the…
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Why specs matter [dive into mark]
Monday, August 16, 2004 Why specs matter Most developers are morons, and the rest are assholes. I have at various times counted myself in both groups, so I can…
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Japan's Growing Poverty Defies Glib Explanations
There are lots of preconceptions about poverty. On the right, a common idea is that poor people mainly have their own behavior to blame -- that if they worked…
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Scathing blog post from MUN VP blasts Liberal budget cuts
NL Noreen Golfman says there isn't enough money to keep tuition freeze Lindsay Bird · April 27, 2016 Noreen Golfman, seen here in a file photo, has dire…
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I’m re-reading ‘Generation X’ and I’d forgotten how much of its thoughts sound as if they’re from ‘Millennials’.
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Yes, experienced programmers use frequently when they're .
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With some clever adjustments, a few of your favorite Vim motions can get a nice power boost.
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if I ever become a games programming teacher, this will be one of my slides
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What Happened to Google Maps?
Surprising Changes to Google Maps's Cartography Browsing Google Maps over the past year or so, I've often thought that there are fewer labels than there used to…
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Can't believe it's taken this long for me to draw something Mouse Guard related.
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Six maps that will make you rethink the world
We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more…
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The “cost” of student loans
My book The Great University Gamble is now 3 years old. It was originally drafted in anticipation of the 2012 HE Bill that never arrived. It will regain some…
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There is such a thing as "University RCMP"?
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How does knowledge get locked up in people's heads? - Julia Evans
or, "Building expertise at work" I mentioned yesterday that I joined a new team at work this week, so learning and expertise have been on my mind. For the first…
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Other reasons to read : Iron Mansplaining
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An Introduction to Scientific Python (and a Bit of the Maths Behind It) - Matplotlib | Jamal Moir - CS Exploration
One of the most popular uses for Python, especially in recent years is data processing, analysis and visualisation. This then leads topics such as the analysis…
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5 days ago
Ned Batchelder: Deleting code
Created 22 December 2002, last updated 6 November 2012 This document is also available in Russian . There's plenty of information out there about how to write…
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Delete Your Dead Code! « late.am
A few days ago, Ned Batchelder 's post on deleting code made therounds on HN , even thoughit was originally written in 2002. Here I want to echo a few of…
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Python Sorted Collections
Hey folks! This is a guest post by Grant Jenks. Let’s give him a warm welcome and get right on into what he has to say. Hello all! I’m Grant Jenks and I’m…
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rllab/rllab: rllab is a framework for developing and evaluating reinforcement learning algorithms, fully compatible with OpenAI Gym.
rllab rllab is a framework for developing and evaluating reinforcement learning algorithms. It includes a wide range of continuous control tasks plus…
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A Handy Guide to Choosing the Right Calculation for Your Question
Tableau has multiple forms of calculation. And for those who are new to Tableau, choosing the right type of calculation to employ for a given problem can pose a…
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