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White supremacists taking DNA tests sad to discover they’re not 100% white - National | Globalnews.ca
According to UCLA sociologists Aaron Panofsky and Joan Donovan, white supremacists on the online forum Stormfront have been testing themselves using tools such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe. The Stormfront group was created in 1995 by Don Black, a member of the Ku Klux Klan. The sociologists studied more than 3,000 posts on the forum over a decade that discussed genetic testing, and found that many supremacists were shocked to learn they had African or Middle Eastern heritage. The study noted that the forum’s senior moderator, John Law, defines being white as “non-Jewish people of wholly European descent. “To be clear, we are against any use of our product in an attempt to promote divisiveness or justify twisted ideologies,” the company said in a statement to the New York Post .
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Men’s Rights Activism Is the Gateway Drug for the Alt-Right
Canadian YouTube “philosopher” Stefan Molyneux declared himself an MRA long before he became a darling of the alt-righ t (and he recently conducted an interview with the author of that notorious Google memo, James Damore). Peter Tefft , a young man with a fashy hairdo who was famously disowned by his family after being outed as one of the torch-carrying marchers in Charlottesville, went through a men’s-rights phase before declaring himself a fascist, according to his nephew in an interview with CNN. Neo-Nazis rail endlessly about the danger of Western civilization — always defined as inherently white — being overrun with brown and black “savages,” and speak of the need to “physically remove” — that is, exile or simply murder — the nonwhite interlopers. MRAs throw a fit whenever they discover women trying to set aside a place of their own — raging against such alleged oppression as women-only gyms — but they insist that their own “male spaces” should remain forever free of lady taint. They’re so acutely sensitive to the slightest hint of “white genocide” that they can be sent into paroxysms of indignation upon catching sight of diaper boxes festooned with pictures of nonwhite babies and ads for sweatpants featuring interracial couples.
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https://www.eater.com/platform/amp/2017/8/17/16146164/the-whiteness-of-artisanal-food-craft-culture
The character of craft culture, a special blend of bohemianism and capitalism, is not merely overwhelmingly white — a function of who generally has the wealth to start those microbreweries and old-school butcher shops, and to patronize them — it consistently engages in the erasure or exploitation of people of color whose intellectual and manual labor are often the foundation of the practices that transform so many of these small pleasures into something artful. Part of this hidden history includes the revelation that six slaves were critical to the operation of George Washington’s distillery, and that the eponymous Jack Daniel learned to make whiskey from an enslaved black man named Nathan “Nearest” Green . Inspired by last year’s Times piece, real estate investor and author Fawn Weaver has done extensive archival research on Green, collecting “10,000 documents and artifacts,” and has begun working on a book. After emancipation, black men continued to be some of the country’s leading pit masters, catering enormous spreads that featured everything from barbecued hogs, shoats, chickens, and lambs to stuffed potatoes, stewed corn, cheese relish, puddings, coffee, and cigars. For craft culture to survive as more than an artful label or meaningless slogan, as something not synonymous with the Panera Breads and Blue Moons, it will need to take its own objectives seriously and embrace the stories behind the facade, the ones about individual people and specific histories and ongoing
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The World Needs More Coders Than Newspaper Columnists
Instead, the current and future shortages are and will be of workers and managers capable of extracting and interpreting information from mounds of data to make smart decisions. The report highlighted that by 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 professionals with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. With the rapidly changing world of computer programming, sometimes a 10-line code written in R, Python or Julia could save hundreds of hours in productivity and millions of dollars in costs. With the rapidly changing world of computer programming, sometimes a 10-line code written in R , Python or Julia could save hundreds of hours in productivity and millions of dollars in costs. While working with IBM's Cognitive Class initiative , I (along with many others) am developing free training in data science and analytics (coding for Ms. Wente) to prepare today's and tomorrow's workers to be productive and competitive.
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Ryerson professor responds to critics of federal coding, programming initiatives | Academica Group - Research and Consulting for Higher Education
“In the not-so-distant future, coding and programming will also be life skills and hence the need to teach the same to Canadian children to maintain the competitive advantage of the Canadian economy,” writes Ryerson Professor Murtaza Haider for the Huffington Post . Writing in response to those who have criticized Canada’s efforts to train more computer coders and programmers, Haider writes that these people’s criticism relies on outdated and misinformed notions of what computer literacy is and what its implications are. Haider applauds the federal government’s efforts to invest in the teaching of coding and digital skills, adding that the Liberals should invest even more than the $50M they have already put toward this cause. Huffington Post
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Chris Albon on Twitter: Economics is to Econometrics what Political Science is to Econometrics.
@chrisalbon: Economics is to Econometrics what Political Science is to Econometrics.
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'Disposable Red Woman' art lays corpse in Calgary streets to depict 'brutal reality' facing Indigenous women - Calgary - CBC News
A bloodied sheet shrouds what looks to be a dead body, laid atop an Indigenous blanket in the middle of a busy downtown Calgary avenue. Destin Running Rabbit, left, and Iman Bukhari are the artists behind the Disposable Red Woman guerrilla art project. Running Rabbit acknowledged some people may find the art offensive but said the response from Indigenous women in particular has been strongly positive. Bukhari said the project consulted with Indigenous women prior to going public, and as a precaution, volunteers carrying warning signs have been positioned around the installation spots to avoid triggering people. Bukhari hopes to take the project to different cities across the country for Canada 150 as a kind of "wake-up call," to stir conversation and mobilize people to take action.
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The Python Craftsman
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Flipboard on Flipboard
On Monday, as the entire country points their phones at the sky in hopes of capturing the highly anticipated solar eclipse , a team at Google has its own plans. The group–mostly astronomy buffs and amateur photographers–are stationed along the path stretching from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, where they’ll be able to see the total eclipse as well as the corona, or the sun’s tenuous atmosphere. The initiative is in collaboration with a group of scientists led by University of California, Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory , who came up with the idea of crowdsourcing an image archive of next week’s total solar eclipse back in 2011. The team at Google will use an algorithm it developed to align the photos by GPS data and time stamps, so that eventually the movie will show the eclipse and its movement from views across the country. In the long term, with regards to the eclipse project, the company intends to incorporate new tech as the field advances, making its algorithm even faster at stitching together more images more accurately.
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Remaking Nafta
From cars to cattle, a look at what the trade deal has meant and how it might change
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âpihtawikosisân on Twitter: McGill has a big rep, but it's just a University. Not a fantastic one. And incredibly hostile environment for Indigenous students.
@apihtawikosisan: McGill has a big rep, but it's just a University. Not a fantastic one. And incredibly hostile environment for Indigenous students.
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Andrew S on Twitter: Went to a board game cafe. Combines my two loves: Touching board game pieces 100 people have touched, while also touching and eating food.
@bn2b: Went to a board game cafe. Combines my two loves: Touching board game pieces 100 people have touched, while also touching and eating food.
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Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989
Select SearchWorld FactbookRoget's Int'l ThesaurusBartlett's QuotationsRespectfully QuotedFowler's King's EnglishStrunk's StyleMencken's LanguageCambridge HistoryThe King James BibleOxford ShakespeareGray's AnatomyFarmer's CookbookPost's EtiquetteBrewer's Phrase & FableBulfinch's MythologyFrazer's Golden BoughAll VerseAnthologiesDickinson, E.Eliot, T.S.Frost, R.Hopkins, G.M.Keats, J.Lawrence, D.H.Masters, E.L.Sandburg, C.Sassoon, S.Whitman, W.Wordsworth, W.Yeats, W.B.All NonfictionHarvard ClassicsAmerican EssaysEinstein's RelativityGrant, U.S.Roosevelt, T.Wells's HistoryPresidential InauguralsAll FictionShelf of FictionGhost StoriesShort StoriesShaw, G.B.Stein, G.Stevenson, R.L.Wells, H.G. As he stood on the East Portico to take the executive oath, the completed Capitol dome over the President's head was a physical reminder of the resolve of his Administration throughout the years of civil war. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry © 1
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ashe on Twitter: Every character in tv/movies who doesn’t speak English as a first language yet knows all English words except be/will/am/yes/no 🤔
@ashedryden: Every character in tv/movies who doesn’t speak English as a first language yet knows all English words except be/will/am/yes/no 🤔
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qntm on Twitter: I haven't checked ZoneInfo lately but I imagine the actual answer is well into three digits
@qntm: I haven't checked ZoneInfo lately but I imagine the actual answer is well into three digits
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qntm on Twitter: I was still explaining to my fellow pub attendees about the complexities of time zones by the time the answer came around
@qntm: I was still explaining to my fellow pub attendees about the complexities of time zones by the time the answer came around
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qntm on Twitter: Pub quiz question, "How many time zones are there" Pub quiz answer: "24"
@qntm: Pub quiz question, "How many time zones are there"
Pub quiz answer:

"24"
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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Nocturnal by Nature: The Little Brown Bat - Mintage: 7,000 (2017)
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Build Your Own Linux: Presented by Linux Academy
What We are Learning This course provides step-by-step instructions in an effort to build the Linux kernel, the GNU C Standard Library implementation, GCC, and user-land binaries from source. The combination of kernel and user-land constitute what are referred to as "distributions," many of which we are familiar: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora, and so on. Measure twice, cut once: This is a good time to review all of the sections previous to this one and ensure your build system and destination disk are setup as recommended. GCC and the rest of the build toolchain use a string called the "target triplet" to provide information as to the current CPU architecture, vendor, and operating system. Amend the Source The following commands address problems that cause sysklogd to segment fault, as well as remove a reference to an obsolete data structure:
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Hill Republicans Want Trump to Stay Out of Tax Reform Push After Charlottesville
In an interview with Independent Journal Review Thursday, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), a member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, criticized President Donald Trump's tepid response to violence from racists, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists during protests in Charlottesville last weekend. “Bottom line: Republicans know they can't rely on the president for help with the agenda because he has no political capital on either side and seems wholly unwilling to invest the time necessary to actually understand policy,” the aide said. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) delivered a speech at the Reagan Ranch to promote the effort Wednesday, but few lawmakers and staffers have wholehearted faith in a positive outcome. What's more, Brady's tax reform plan has become increasingly vague, leaving more work for members of Congress in resolving sticky policy questions when they return from their monthlong recess in September. With important housekeeping duties like raising the debt ceiling and passing funding bills to keep the government running in September already making lawmakers anxious, Republicans aren't sure they'll have enough time to juggle tax reform as well.
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Scott Gilmore on Twitter: Weird and unexpected side-effect of the Charlottesville marches - Canada's extreme right is falling apart and eating each other alive.
@Scott_Gilmore: Weird and unexpected side-effect of the Charlottesville marches - Canada's extreme right is falling apart and eating each other alive.
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Toronto just got a Harry Potter themed store
Stay calm, Toronto because the city now has a Harry Potter-inspired store that's supposed to make you feel like you've landed in Diagon Alley. "We've tried to create a really immersive retail experience," says Stephen Sauer, who co-owns Curiosa with his wife Heather. Along with those prints, there are games, books, toys and home goods in stock that are unrelated to Harry Potter. "We really just wanted to bring a bit of magic into people's lives," says Stephen, noting how much Harry Potter means to his family. Best of all, Curiosa is only about a 15 minute walk from Toronto's Harry Potter-themed bar, The Lockhart .
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ACLU of California Statement: White Supremacist Violence is Not Free Speech | ACLU of Northern California
“Our country’s greatest strengths are the diversity of its people and the principles of equal dignity and inclusion that unite us all. We review each request for help on a case-by-case basis, but take the clear position that the First Amendment does not protect people who incite or engage in violence. If white supremacists march into our towns armed to the teeth and with the intent to harm people, they are not engaging in activity protected by the United States Constitution. - Hector Villagra, Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California - Norma Chávez-Peterson, Executive Director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
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Using the iGraph package to Analyse the Enron Corpus
Written by: Peter Prevos on 13 July 2017.The Enron scandal is one of the most famous corporate governance failures in the history of capitalism. Network analysis is a versatile technique that can be used to add value to a lot of different data sets, including the complex corporate relationships of Donald Trump . As part of their inquiries, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission used an extensive collection of emails from Enron employees. When analysing this data set, we need to keep in mind that the majority of former Enron employees were innocent people who lost their jobs due to the greed of their overlords. In the centre of the graph we see w few individuals who are connectors between groups because they send a lot of emails to people outside their community.
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Daniel Bogan on Twitter: Me, pointing at Spiderman: “Who’s that?” Sam: “Man Man!” Me: “Spider.. man?” Sam: Man Man! MAN MAN! MAAAN MAAAN!”
@waferbaby: Me, pointing at Spiderman: “Who’s that?”
Sam: “Man Man!”
Me: “Spider.. man?”
Sam: Man Man! MAN MAN! MAAAN MAAAN!”
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Wong Joon Ian on Twitter: @pingroma You can hear the constant drone of the cooling fans in the video
@joonian: @pingroma You can hear the constant drone of the cooling fans in the video
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Bitmain bitcoin mine: 360 video of a giant mine in Inner Mongolia — Quartz
Last week, Quartz visited one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines, located in a decaying industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia. The mine is operated by Bitmain, one of the most influential companies in the $70 billion bitcoin economy. Bitmain operates seven warehouses mining bitcoin and one facility that mines litecoin, another fast-growing digital currency. It also contains a repair facility where workers fix the bitcoin machines. This is what it’s like to walk around the Ordos mine:
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Mining bitcoin: How bitcoin miners work — Quartz
A decade ago, after a speculative coal boom fizzled, the once-thriving desert city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, became China’s largest ghost town , littered with unfinished or empty buildings and desperate for another way to make money. Over half the world’s major bitcoin mining pools—groups of miners who agree to add up their resources to improve their odds of finding bitcoin—are located in China, according to a research paper (pdf, p. 91) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. But the work is less physically demanding—and the clean, temperature-controlled environment is less hazardous to workers’ health—than at many jobs in the area, where the economy is driven by coal mining and industries like aluminum smelting and chemical engineering. While many local coal mines closed after prices dropped, the area remains notable for cheap, abundant, coal-powered energy, which helps explain the presence of a sprawling, electricity-hungry bitcoin operation in what feels like the middle of nowhere. The mining farm is an outlier in the industrial park, which is full of unfinished buildings abandoned by developers after coal prices fell and the local property market crashed.
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Photos: China has one of world’s largest bitcoin mines — Quartz
One of the world’s largest bitcoin mines is located in the SanShangLiang industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region that’s part of China. Fifty Bitmain staff, many of them local to Ordos, watch over eight buildings crammed with 25,000 machines that are cranking through calculations 24 hours a day. Bitcoin mining consumes enormous amounts of electricity, which is why miners seek out locations that offer cheap energy. Bitmain also operates other mines in China’s remote areas, like the mountainous Yunnan province in the south and the autonomous region of Xinjiang in the east. The more processing power a mining operation controls, the higher its chances of winning a chunk of those millions.
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Joe Warmington on Twitter: Faith Goldy has confirmed the dismissal
@joe_warmington: Faith Goldy has confirmed the dismissal
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