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What Are Gender Barriers Made Of? - Freakonomics
Some of the hoops we jump through to get ahead — like the SAT, the job interview, the office self-evaluation — may be poorly designed for girls and women.…
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Forget subway vs. LRT debate — and take a look at Scarborough's bus network: prof
Toronto 'We have tons of buses … we just need to get them out of traffic and given better priority' Laura Fraser · July 24, 2016 Bogota's rapid bus network,…
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Why America’s Christian leaders tolerate Trump
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, shown as he arrives to the Louisiana section of delegate seating at the Republican National Convention…
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Don’t Replace People. Augment Them. — What’s The Future of Work?
“Later interpretation of machine breaking (1812), showing two men superimposed on an 1844 engraving from the Penny magazine which shows a post 1820s Jacquard…
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Team Leaders revealed! Team Valor: Candela. Team Mystic: Blanche. Team Instinct: Spark.
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SSHRC Learn more about CODE, the first nationwide Taylor Swift... |
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Twibble.io - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service
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Canadian Open Data Experience
SSHRC Learn more about CODE, the first nationwide Taylor Swift... |
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The divorce rate in the US is falling
(and I don’t think this is what most people think).

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The real star of Stranger Things is Dungeons & Dragons
Stranger Things , an eight-episode miniseries now available on Netflix, is being discussed mostly in terms of its inspirations, and that’s fine. Everything from…
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Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing
Let me start by saying I'm no Russia hawk. I have long been skeptical of US efforts to extend security guarantees to countries within what the Russians consider…
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Should academics be expected to change policy? Six reasons why it is unrealistic for research to drive policy change
UK social scientists feel a growing pressure to achieve policy change. In reality, this process is more complex than it sounds. James Lloyd looks at six reasons…
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Economist
Looking for a great econ/policy job? The Alberta Government Climate Change Office is hiring an economist.
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The Cheapest Generation
In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans. It passed out 100 of the…
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When is a Real College A Real College?
Does college promise you a job? That’s the gist of recent Borrower Repayment Defense Rule, covered today in the Washington Post by Jeffrey Selingo: A…
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RT : If this magikarp can be a gym leader what's stopping you from achieving your dreams ????
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Didn’t make it to today, but I got to TRY to catch this guy. Got away, though…
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'Steven Universe's' Rebecca Sugar shares why LGBTQ representation is personal
Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” is known for pushing boundaries when it comes to LGBTQ representation in an all-ages series. Now in its third season, the…
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Okay, this is actually pretty hilarious.
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I have blasted off into dad and become a merman.
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CONTRARY BRIN: Revisiting Adam Smith... and surprising trends in modern capitalism
For a decade I have been urging that we need to revive a conversation about Adam Smith , who was anything but the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire that…
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2 days ago
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My graph of tweets by month yesterday had a bug incorrectly emphasizing the 14th. This is correct.
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The Astounding Collapse of American Bus Ridership
The wheels on the bus go ’round slower and slower. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Ridership statistics from the past decade suggest that Americans have gotten off…
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When Bajor sends it's people, they're not sending their best.
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The second I stopped wanting Ghostbusters to be perfect, I loved it
Your 2016 Ghostbusters. Sony It was when I saw Ghostbusters for the second time that I realized I could love it no matter what. After months of anticipation for…
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It’s like I’m 60′s rich.
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Can sex triumph over patriarchy?
Bargaining models of the household are a way of exploring the difference between paid and unpaid work. In a bargaining model, the household is viewed as a place…
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RT : I'm training a ML model to classify this dataset. The purpose is that this will help me make Nermal Network jokes
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Donald Trump doesn’t want to make America great. He wants to make it afraid.
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump is not a candidate the American people would turn to in normal times. He’s too inexperienced, too eccentric, too…
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3 days ago
Moving from SSRN to SocArXiv | ARL Policy Notes
In May, Elsevier acquired SSRN, an open access repository heavily used in fields of law, economics and other social sciences. A number of great articles raising…
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3 days ago
Approaching (Almost) Any Machine Learning Problem | Abhishek Thakur
Abhishek Thakur , a Kaggle Grandmaster, originally published this post here on July 18th, 2016 and kindly gave us permission to cross-post on No Free Hunch An…
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3 days ago
Creating a Beer Recommendation Engine
Update: this project is now live at ChooseABeerFor.me Beer is one of my passions. I’m an award-winning homebrewer. I’ve judged beer competitions. I’m an active…
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How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster
The NYPD's DAS system is one example of a focused situational awareness tool. Photograph by Bryan Thomas—Getty Images New “situational awareness” systems can…
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Google Cuts Its Giant Electricity Bill With DeepMind-Powered AI
For more local news from India, visit Bloombergquint.com Game-playing AI coordinates data center tasks like cooling DeepMind efficiencies cover part of cost of…
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3 days ago
Edward – Home
A library for probabilistic modeling, inference, and criticism. Edward is a Python library for probabilistic modeling, inference, and criticism. It is a testbed…
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3 days ago
Does sentiment analysis work? A tidy analysis of Yelp reviews
This year Julia Silge and I released the tidytext package for text mining using tidy tools such as dplyr , tidyr , ggplot2 and broom . One of the canonical…
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3 days ago
Don’t Replace People. Augment Them. — What’s The Future of Work? — Medium
“Later interpretation of machine breaking (1812), showing two men superimposed on an 1844 engraving from the Penny magazine which shows a post 1820s Jacquard…
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3 days ago
Untitled (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2016007/article/14646-eng.pdf)
Important study on indigenous well-being - HTML:          
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The influence of community well-being on mortality among Registered First Nations people
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Big rebound in the census response rate shows importance of gov't defaults
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3 days ago
Census response rate is 98 per cent, early calculations show - The Globe and Mail
Preliminary census response rates:

Short form=98%
Long form=96%

My preliminary response: thumbs up!
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Reminder, Luke Cage has already made Donald Trump turn tail and run.
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The Toronto Sun's Christina Blizzard Is Wrong About Transit (Again) | politics | Torontoist
July 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm politics The Toronto Sun’s Christina Blizzard Is Wrong About Transit (Again) Sun columnist criticizes the Globe, gets basic facts…
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3 days ago
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When someone tries to play you
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what if god was one of us
just a slob like one of us
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Against all better judgment I am going to go see Star Trek: Beyond.

One of those days...
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3 days ago
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The Torontoist is precisely that, a publication originating in & largely limited to the boundaries of Old Toronto.
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Rigorous Benchmarking in Reasonable Time - Kent Academic Repository
tiny paper notes on "Rigorous Benchmarking in Reasonable Time". super readable paper.
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tiny paper notes on "Rigorous Benchmarking in Reasonable Time". super readable paper.
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Watching the speech. See you soon! Live!
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The Royal “We” in Scientific Software Development
The Royal “We” in Scientific Software Development Or: A challenge to myself (and maybe others) to change how we represent community software development There’s…
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3 days ago
When Tenure Never Comes
The Walrus / Ivelin Radkov L ast Thursday , I lost my job. Despite conversations with over thirty colleagues who professed support for the renewal of my…
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3 days ago
Untitled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymw5uvViqPU)
This fall, Marvel+Netflix's unrelenting tough-punch grit continues in..
LUKE CAGE: TOUGH PUNCH-GUY WITH BETTER MUSIC
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3 days ago
Some Info on the Saskatchewan Beer Regime
Since Premier Brad Wall decided to go public with his concerns about Alberta’s recent policy change (read here and here for background), and since the premiers…
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3 days ago
I’m With The Banned — Welcome to the Scream Room
I’m With The Banned What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the…
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3 days ago
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And the public views these the exact opposite way.
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The History of the URL: Path, Fragment, Query, and Auth - Eager Blog
URLs werenever intended to be what they’ve become: an arcaneway for a user to identify a site on the Web. Unfortunately, we’ve never been able to…
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3 days ago
The iPad paradox
Michael Gartenberg has covered the personal technology beat for more than two decades at places like Gartner, Jupiter Research and Altimeter Group. Most…
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Good news for evidence based decision making.
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"The mistaken belief that credit is a zero-sum game, where giving it to others diminishes your own role."
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Ghostbusters is still haunted by negative racial tropes
Opinion I remember the original Ghostbusters movie. I was a teenager when it was released, and I saw it in the theater. It was fantastic for a little nerdling…
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3 days ago
Earth System Science Data Analyses
Share this page No endorsement of any products or services is expressed or implied. Announcement of Opportunity Publication date: July 21, 2016 Application…
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I really enjoyed last year. I wish I could go to
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3 days ago
Technological change and the future demand for labor - Equitable Growth
Jason Furman, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers gave a speech last week on the “opportunities and challenges” presented by artificial…
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must-read-nick-bunker-technological-change-and-the-future-demand-for-labor-equitable-growthhttpequitablegrowth.html
July 21, 2016 Must-Read: As I say: labor is actually six dimensions: (1) backs, (2) fingers, (3) brains as routine cybernetic controls for mechanisms, (4)…
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Expense Policies Are a Woman’s Problem — Stop, Drop, & Scroll
Expense Policies Are a Woman’s Problem Last year, my previous employer threw a very thoughtful, generous appreciation dinner for our creative leadership team.…
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3 days ago
How Average Full-Time College Students Spend Their Days
college-student-time-use-xzytzsyqyu DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Big Debt, Little Study: What Taxpayers Should…
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Modiphius' Chris Birch Talks About The New STAR TREK ADVENTURE GAME!
As you may have seen, a brand new Star Trek roleplaying game from Modiphius Entertainment was announced today . I had a quick chat with Modiphius' Chris Birch…
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After Over A Decade, Here Comes A Brand New STAR TREK RPG!
There's a new Star Trek roleplaying game in town! The last official Trek game was published in the first half of the 2000s; it's been years since, and there are…
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3 days ago
A neural network tried to write a 9th Harry Potter book, and the results are hilarious
Do you remember that memorable scene in the Harry Potter books when a person seeking revenge on Ron turns out to be Dumbledore hiding behind a cream cake? If…
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3 days ago
Harry Potter: Written by Artificial Intelligence — Deep Writing — Medium
I trained an LSTM Recurrent Neural Network (a deep learning algorithm) on the first four Harry Potter books. I then asked it to produce a chapter based on what…
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3 days ago
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RT for chance to win LEGO  exclusive  Minifigure!  
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Erdogan's purge, as of July 20.
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Mind blown!
Generator expressions are like list comprehension with normal parens. No "yield" involved!
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