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An Introduction to Python Debugging - Safari Blog
All developers know finding and squashing bugs comes with the territory of writing sane, stable, and performant software. On a good day, debugging can be…
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yesterday
When Piketty Argued for Income Redistribution, He Changed Economics
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is beginning to receive book of the year awards, but has it changed anything within economics? There are…
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yesterday
Virtualenv the Docker way
> This post will describe how to use virtualenv's tricks to run python inside Docker container extending concept of python virtual environment, without changing any current habits.
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yesterday
Beginning Git and Github for Linux Users | Linux.com
The Git distributed revision control system is a sweet step up from Subversion, CVS, Mercurial, and all those others we’ve tried and made do with. It’s great…
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yesterday
What is a Hacker?
Hacker is a contested word. Just as it was starting to mean a poet, an artist of digital materials, it became associated with cybercrime. So, it is a word whose…
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yesterday
Ministers continue to take action to help Canadians get the skills they need for available jobs - Canada News Centre
News Release Article from  Labour market ministers from across Canada met today to build on their efforts to resolve labour market challenges and ensure that…
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yesterday
Public servants asked to promote Conservative tax proposal on Twitter - The Globe and Mail
Public servants were asked to use official government Twitter feeds to promote Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recently announced tax measures, using the slogan…
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yesterday
HLWIKI Canada
Are you interested in contributing to HLWIKI International ? contact : dean.giustini@ubc.ca To browse other articles on a range of HSL topics, see the A-Z…
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yesterday
Economics Is a Dismal Science for Women
The problem really isn't that difficult to solve. Source: Getty Images Source: Getty Images British physicist Matt Taylor, who was involved with the…
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yesterday
Using Pandas To Create an Excel Diff - Practical Business Python
As part of my continued exploration of pandas, I am going to walk through a real world example of how to use pandas to automate a process that could be very…
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2 days ago
ongoing by Tim Bray · Keybase Client
I got in­ter­est­ed in Key­base.io the day I left Google in March, and I’ve been evan­ge­liz­ing it, but even more the idea be­hind it: Us­ing au­then­ti­cat­ed…
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2 days ago
Differentiation and Value Capture in the Internet Age - stratechery by Ben Thompson
It’s hard to have a conversation with anyone in tech without the word “scale” entering the conversation; “Internet scale” is a particularly popular variation of…
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2 days ago
SkyTrain system needs $71-million overhaul: report
The entire SkyTrain system screeched to a halt twice in July under the burden of nearly three decades of questionable decisions. Now, with public confidence…
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2 days ago
Remedial Media: The Corpse’s Peter Principle | Frank Magazine, Ottawa Edition
News that Q host Jian Ghomeshi was a “tyrannical” egomaniac who created a “culture of fear” comes as no surprise to sluggos at The National . After all,…
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3 days ago
Surprise: Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return on Investment
Humanities degrees have received a bad rap recently , even from President Obama. Many people, including top policy makers, routinely push policies to encourage…
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3 days ago
CBC News Network bars journalist over Mansbridge-Ghomeshi comparison - The Globe and Mail
The head of CBC’s news operation has overruled a directive that sought to bar the veteran journalist Linden MacIntyre from appearing on CBC News Network this…
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3 days ago
CBC reverses ban on journalist over Ghomeshi-Mansbridge remark - The Globe and Mail
Holy Shit. reports that CBC has banned Linden MacIntyre for revealing that Mansbridge is a bit of a diva.
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3 days ago
Why We Need More Women Game Developers - Pixel Attack
Last week, the Humble Weekly Bundle, a collection of indie games offered for a price of one’s choosing, announced that the latest bundle would donate the…
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3 days ago
Independence Day | HESA
When should a student be considered independent of his or her parents for the purpose of calculating student assistance?  It’s a tricky question, which…
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3 days ago
Armed and Dangerous
Joshua Scott Piece keepers Military tactics and gear have radically undermined the foundational principles of modern policing. Joshua Scott Piece keepers…
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3 days ago
Negative to Positive: Interview with Mayan Developer Roberto Rosario
The free and open source software community operates on a very simple principle: obey the license which the software is released under. But what happens when…
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3 days ago
MESS in a browser!
Warning, Journey pulls down a nightmarish 15mb to play the game, but if you REALLY want it?
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3 days ago
What can a little birdie (Twitter) tell us about think tank ideology?
This week The Agenda with Steve Paikin made us think about think tanks. One recurring theme in the discussion was that it’s hard for outsiders to infer a think…
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3 days ago
Success And 'Serial' Backlash
WHY WAS THIS A STORY By now, the success of Serial — a true crime procedural podcast produced by This American Life — is undeniable. For those who have yet to…
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4 days ago
Faster Python
I enjoy coding in Python because I find it very readable and easy to understand quickly. But certain idioms I brought over from other programming languages have…
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4 days ago
Men Explain Technology to Me: On Gender, Ed-Tech, and the Refusal to Be Silent
Here are the notes and the slides from what is (I hope) my last talk of 2014. I gave this this evening to University of Mary Washington, and then turned around…
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4 days ago
Your App Is Good And You Should Feel Good
William Van Hecke . Version 1.0. This is a talk that I developed for CocoaLove , a new conference in Philadelphia that’s “about people, not tech”. This web…
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4 days ago
Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: Fragility of Nash equilibria and Neo-Fisherites
I hope that I am reinventing the wheel by writing this post. And that some game theorist has already written something much better on the same subject. (If not,…
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4 days ago
Is Canada's one per cent really in retreat? - Macleans.ca
Statistics Canada latest release on high-income trends is a bit of a surprise: the share of income accruing to the top one per cent of earners continued to fall…
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4 days ago
What you need to know about WatchKit
Time to break out the big ideas for watch-based computing: WatchKit, Apple’s software development kit for creating apps for the Apple Watch, has arrived.
You’ll…
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4 days ago
bup - towards the perfect backup - wrouesnel_blog
Since I discovered it, I've been in love with the concept behind bup . bup appeals to my sense of efficiency in taking backups: backups should backup the…
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4 days ago
How To Convince Your Boss To Try New Things
Status quo is a powerful beast. No matter the organization, once people are in management roles they tend to want to change as little as possible out of fear of…
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5 days ago
The Life of a Modern-Day Dungeonmaster
People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, Kickstarter community manager Nicole He tells us more about what…
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5 days ago
The Trials and Tribulations of Writing a 3rd Party iOS Keyboard
I recently released my first commercial project: Translit Keyboard , a 3rd party keyboard for iPhone that lets you transliterate Latin characters into Cyrillic…
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5 days ago
Equity Recognition 2014—Lakehead University
Lakehead University Recognized for Exemplary Equity Practices in 2014
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6 days ago
Not All Nerds
By imagining nerds as a race of their own, Silicon Valley tries to disguise its white supremacy. In the climax to Steve Zacharias and Jeff Buhai’s 1984…
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6 days ago
The RSS mess - All this
When Google announced back in March of last year that it would shut down Reader, many people said it would lead to an RSS renaissance. Without Google’s looming…
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6 days ago
The Problem With "Serial" And The Model Minority Myth
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At the outset of Serial, the popular new podcast from This American…
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6 days ago
What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance?
In 2001, Steve Jobs announced the original iPod, a music player that would make it possible for people to carry their entire album collections in their pockets.…
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6 days ago
Conrad Black’s Rise to Greatness is an ambitious, if flawed, chronicle of our country - The Globe and Mail
The recorded history of Canada begins in medieval Icelandic sagas that recount Norse seafarers being blown off course and making landfall on a distant shore…
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7 days ago
Arq 4 Backup Review (2014) - The Backup Club
Many traditional online backup services are all-inclusive– you pay a single monthly fixed fee, and you receive either a set amount of space or unlimited…
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7 days ago
Mississippi, Burned
The lunch rush at Tom’s on Main in Yazoo City had come to a close, and the waitresses, after clearing away plates of shrimp and cheese grits, seasoned turnip…
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7 days ago
Is significant school reform needed or not?: an open letter to Diane Ravitch (and like-minded educators)
I have always admired you, Diane, as a scholar and clear-headed thinker, even when I disagreed with you. Now? I am saddened by your Manichean view of the…
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7 days ago
Still Here, Part 2: Call to Arms | randi.io
You can read my story and how we got here in Still Here, Part 1: A Memoir . This is your wake-up call. If you’ve read Kathy Sierra’s Trouble at the Koolaid…
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7 days ago
Still Here, Part 1: A Memoir | randi.io
This post is dedicated to all of the people that think sexism in tech doesn’t exist, that harassment isn’t a big deal, that trolling is harmless and funny, and…
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7 days ago
Roger Farmer's Economic Window: Repeat After Me: The Quantity of Labor Demanded is Not Always Equal to the Quantity Supplied
I've been teaching a class on intermediate macroeconomics this quarter. Increasingly, over the past twenty years or more, intermediate macro classes at UCLA…
economics  from instapaper
8 days ago
'Serial' and White Reporter Privilege
Serial , the hit crime podcast from the hit podcast makers at This American Life , is an immigrant story. Adnan Syed, the man currently serving a life sentence…
podcast  journalism  from instapaper
8 days ago
The desperate struggle at the heart of the brutal Apple supply chain
On Monday 17 July 2000, the graphics card company ATI put out a press release telling people to watch out for its Rage and Radeon cards in three new iMac…
Apple  from instapaper
8 days ago
Sure, You Can Buy a Cheap Mechanical Keyboard. But You're Missing Out | WIRED
In this month’s high/low review, we compare two mechanical keyboards: the $45 Rosewill Striker RK-6000 (left) and the $169 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (right).…
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8 days ago
[Q&A] James Wallis, Paul Dean, Grant Howitt (Paranoia)
[19:01] <+GrantHowitt> My name is Grant Howitt, and I’m working on the relaunch of Paranoia with James Wallis and Paul Dean [19:02] <+GrantHowitt> Here is the…
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8 days ago
Anonymous Created the Modern Hacktivist. It’s Still Figuring Out What That Means.
Photo by David McNew/Reuters
“Live unknown,” says Epicurus, suggesting one abandon politics, power, and social life to achieve peace of mind. Online, however,…
anonymous  from instapaper
8 days ago
Lower Education: How A Disgraced College Chain Trapped Its Students In Poverty
Not long ago, Amber Brown, a student at Everest University, saw an article on Facebook about one of the many lawsuits against her school. The story, she wrote…
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8 days ago
Paying their way
New data says we need to rethink formulas determining & parental contributions
studentloans  cdned  cdnpse  cdpoli  from twitter_favs
9 days ago
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