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Apple Cabin Foods is having a sale! - Imgur
Apple Cabin flyers remain one of the best things.
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9 hours ago
Conference Proposals that Don’t Suck
by Russ Unger December 16, 2014 Published in Writing, Creativity ·
When it comes to turning your big idea into a proposal that you want to submit to a…
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4 days ago
A Lack of Female Characters is Always a Choice | Feminist Fiction
Last week, fantasy author Mark Lawrence had a moment of reflection on his blog to celebrate getting 30,000 ratings for his book, Prince of Thorns , on…
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4 days ago
Introduction
> Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2014 reports on certain aspects of the educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories and places them in an international context. The indicators presented here align with the definitions and methodologies used by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
canada  education 
4 days ago
Why Those Podcasts Waiting for You Feel Like a Pleasure, Not an Obligation
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The Internet, we’ve been told, is the greatest library in the history of man—immediate, boundless, constantly expanding. In practice,…
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5 days ago
What New Left History Gave Us
Issue #35, Winter 2015 The New Left historians’ withering critiques of liberalism have proven enormously influential. But do they hold up in our more…
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5 days ago
The Terrorist Tactics of The Racket, and How It Almost Upended Journalism | WIRED
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The Racket was to be a showcase for Matt Taibbi,the Rolling Stone reporter who made a name for himself running a newspaper in Russia before…
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5 days ago
Why Canadians should consider Poloz's overvalued housing warning - The Globe and Mail
Stephen Poloz has done a novel thing for a central banker. He’s bluntly told most Canadians that their most valuable asset is worth far less than they think it…
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6 days ago
The Ultimate Torment Interview Of Ultimate Torment, Pt 2 | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
I very much want Torment: Tides of Numenera to be excellent, because the world needs more Torment. Not in the literal sense, of course; the world is a miserable…
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6 days ago
Inside the Universal Life Church, the Internet’s one true religion
By Aaron Sankin on December 14th, 2014 Last year my friends Jeff and Veronica sat me down and asked if I would do them the honor of officiating their wedding.…
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6 days ago
What is the impact of work-integrated learning on student success? | Academica Group - Research and Consulting for Higher Education
Academica Group recently completed a multi-phase study for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) that examined student, faculty, and employer…
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6 days ago
Why America’s middle class is lost
DOWNEY, CALIF. — One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. And then another day, not too long…
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7 days ago
The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel
Herlinde Koelbl has been photographing Merkel since 1991. Koelbl says that Merkel has always been “a bit awkward,” but “you could feel her strength at the…
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7 days ago
An App Request
I am late to events about 90 percent of the time. Dinner with friends, appointments, meetings. I hate this about myself. When I was younger and more beholden to…
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7 days ago
Roger Farmer's Economic Window: Real business cycle theory and the high school Olympics
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard students and faculty repeat the idea in seminars, that “all models are wrong”. This aphorism, attributed…
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7 days ago
BBEdit finding - All this
BBEdit’s system for finding text is both flexible and easy to understand, but it can be inefficient if you don’t use keyboard shortcuts for switching between…
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7 days ago
This Tweet Called My Back
As we write this piece, we have to turn our phones on silent to drown out the frenzied buzzing of our inboxes and texts. We’ve gone on strike. It’s not the kind…
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7 days ago
Workflow: iOS Automation
I’ve been teasing the Workflow app on Mac Power Users for too long. Now you can buy it ( iTunes ). Given the way Apple’s been  so wibbly-wobbly  about iOS…
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7 days ago
The New Republic & Gender: Some notes
I keep hoping someone (ideally a woman) will write an essay on the New Republic and gender. These notes might be useful for that writer and are offered as a…
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7 days ago
8 Reasons to Love the New Workflow App for iOS - Productivity and Workflows - Geeks With Juniors
This article was meant to be published on the same day when iOS 8 was available. But, we all know the story how Workflow was rejected for having buttons to…
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7 days ago
Insiders’ rules: How government ‘wires’ contracts to get the people it wants
The federal government last year spent nearly $8 billion on professional services ranging from real estate advice to computer programming – compared to $45…
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8 days ago
Bat in the Attic: Comments on 5e combat.
From my answer to a question on RPG Stack Exchange about the deadliness of 5e combat. The Party Elven Wizard Human Rogue Human Wizard Human Fighter The Fight…
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8 days ago
Scholarships, Proximity Talks, and the PQ’s Lost Mojo | HESA
In the late 90s, Canada was still seemingly on the edge of a break-up.  But exactly 15 years ago at the Hotel Des Gouverneurs in Quebec City, that started to…
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8 days ago
Are anthropologists better than you think?
> Many economists like to dump on their fellow social scientists, and personally I find that reading anthropology is often quite uninspiring.  That said, I would like to say a small bit on the superiority of anthropologists.  I view the “products” of anthropology as the experiences, world views, and conversations of the anthropologists themselves.  Those products translate poorly into the medium of print, and so from a distance the anthropologists appear to be inferior and lackluster (I wonder to what extent the anthropologists realize this themselves?).
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> Yet anthropologists have some of the most profound understandings of the human condition.  They have witnessed, absorbed, and processed some of the most interesting data, especially those anthropologists who do fieldwork of the traditional kind.
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> The rest of us are simply (usually) too blind to see this.  It even can be argued that anthropology is the queen and most general of the social sciences, and that economics, as a social science, is simply playing around in one of the larger anthropologically-motivated sandboxes, namely the economy.
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> We so often confuse “what can be translated into print well” with “what is important and interesting.”  In classical music there have been performers, such as Jorge Bolet, who are incredible but whose genius didn’t translate well in the recording studio.  That does mean anthropology is very often not a highly leveraged means of status and influence.
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> I believe that travel — when done intelligently — is the most fundamental method of learning.  And yet most travel books are a crashing bore.  Don’t confuse what you — as an outsider — can consume well with what is good and important from an inside perspective.
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8 days ago
Bat in the Attic: Playing 5e Combat from the other side of the screen
Monday I got to play 5e as a player character. We wrapped up Phandelver and switched over to +Ken H 's  Monteporte Megadungeon . Ken decided to go with the 5e…
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8 days ago
Untitled (http://www.economics.utoronto.ca/osborne/latex/LTXERR.HTM)
LaTeX tips from UofT Econ's Martin Osborne: Terminal periods, ellipses, em- vs en-dashes
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8 days ago
10 Myths of Enterprise Python | PayPal Engineering Blog
PayPal enjoys a remarkable amount of linguistic pluralism in its programming culture. In addition to the long-standing popularity of C++ and Java, an increasing…
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9 days ago
Stressful Systems | University Affairs
How one UK professor’s death has sparked a wider conversation on academic bullying, research output expectations and the mental health of faculty.
During the…
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11 days ago
Best Way for Professors to Get Good Student Evaluations? Be Male.
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Many in academia have long known about how the practice of student evaluations of professors is inherently biased against female…
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11 days ago
Snake oil salesmen selling torture
The US Government has just released its report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, aptly branded the “torture report”, which is available online…
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11 days ago
New to Machine Learning? Avoid these three mistakes
Machine learning (ML) is one of the hottest fields in data science. As soon as ML entered the mainstream through Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook people have been…
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11 days ago
Harper's small government agenda prevails whether he wins or loses - Macleans.ca
This is taken from page five of Paul Wells’s 2006 book Right Side Up; the context is a speech that Stephen Harper gave to a Canadian Alliance (remember them?)…
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11 days ago
READ: The just-released Senate report investigating CIA torture
On Tuesday morning, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of its report on the CIA’s use of torture during the Bush administration,…
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11 days ago
The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
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Interrogations that lasted for days on end. Detainees forced to stand on broken legs, or go 180 hours in a row without sleep. A…
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11 days ago
Shanley Kane of Model View Culture Challenges a “Corrupt” Silicon Valley | MIT Technology Review
Shanley Kane
Shanley Kane is the founder and editor of the most interesting and original of new publications that cover technology: Model View Culture, a…
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11 days ago
Docker and the Integrated Open Source Company - stratechery by Ben Thompson
It’s been a long time since an open source project has gotten as much buzz and attention as Docker. The easiest way to explain the concept is, well, to look at…
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11 days ago
The Echo Chamber
Part 1: A cadre of well-connected attorneys has honed the art of getting the Supreme Court to take up cases - and business is capitalizing on their expertise
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11 days ago
Ashe's favorite books of 2014 | ashe dryden
This year I made a concerted effort to read books almost exclusively by marginalized people. Below are my top 12 of 2014, in no particular order. With a list…
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11 days ago
What Steve Jobs Wouldn’t Have Done | stratechery by Ben Thompson
I wrote how Apple had changed after WWDC:

One who hasn't changed is Phil Schiller. And he's in charge of app review.
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12 days ago
Tor And VPN | Using Both For Added Security
The Tin Hat Summary Using Tor through a VPN displaces trust from the ISP to the VPN, but metadata can still be logged. Using a VPN through Tor is difficult to…
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12 days ago
The Dubious Planning Behind SmartTrack (Part II) | Steve Munro
The origins and planning flaws of SmartTrack in three long articles:
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12 days ago
The Dubious Planning Behind SmartTrack (Part III) | Steve Munro
The origins and planning flaws of SmartTrack in three long articles:
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12 days ago
Untitled (http://www.heqco.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/Outcomes-Based%20Funding%20ENG.pdf)
.'s work is getting better even as its visibility is declining. This on outcomes funding is good
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12 days ago
Developing a Bidding Kiosk for iOS in Swift - Artsy Engineering
In the Summer of 2014, we began developing a bidding kiosk for the Artsy auctions platform (code-named Eidolon). Typically, the iOS team here at Artsy worked on…
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12 days ago
Git and the Distributed Repository System | Java.net
Git and the Distributed Repository System Git, the open-source version control system built for speed and efficiency, implements a distributed repository…
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12 days ago
Markets can’t tackle climate change on their own
Worlds Largest Solar Plant Canada’s new Ecofiscal Commission , chaired by McGill University macroeconomics professor Chris Ragan, has a mandate to propose…
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12 days ago
Space Channel 6 — My Career is not about Stopping Gamergate
RT : "My Career is not about Stopping Gamergate." I'd appreciate if you read and RTed.
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13 days ago
Moneyness: On vacation since 2010
On a recent trip to Ottawa, I stopped by the Bank of Canada. The door was locked and the building empty. Odd, I thought, why would the Bank be closed in the…
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13 days ago
How fees for public records block journalism and hide corruption
Tweet Earlier this year a source informed me that a Toronto city councillor was involved in corrupt land dealings. To verify this claim I needed to access a…
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13 days ago
Money: Jesse’s bugbear
I will not call Jesse hypocritical about money, but I surely will call him inconsistent. Money is a corrosive influence on journalism when it’s Peter Mansbridge…
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13 days ago
New estimates of the effects of the minimum wage | Econbrowser
A large literature has examined the effects on employment of raising the minimum wage, with different researchers arriving at conflicting conclusions. The core…
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13 days ago
When data gets creepy: the secrets we don’t realise we’re giving away
It’s easy to be worried about people simply spying on your confidential data. iCloud and Google+ have your intimate photos; Transport for London knows where…
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13 days ago
Stephen @ Samurai Sushi
Sushi times!! (@ Samurai Sushi in Vancouver, BC)
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13 days ago
The Dubious Planning Behind SmartTrack (Part I)
As I reported in a previous article , Mayor Tory has launched a study process for his SmartTrack scheme via Toronto’s Executive Committee. One intriguing, if…
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14 days ago
New Game of Thrones Videogame Is a Hyperviolent Choose-Your-Own-Adventure | WIRED
Telltale Games
This week, Telltale Games (The Walking Dead) releases the first episode of its adventure game series based on HBO’s Game of Thrones. You can…
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14 days ago
Poor behaviour
A BAT and a ball cost $1.10 between them. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does each cost? By paying attention to how people actually think,…
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14 days ago
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