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Wanting to Be Heard: On Podcasts and Representation - The Toast
I set out to write about podcasts and representation in terms of media criticism; to ask podcasters, Who do you record with? Who gets to hold the mic? Are you…
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PhD students: what to do if you don't work well with your supervisor
Some PhD students have positive tales of supervisors who are good managers and become lifelong friends. Others, however, have horror stories. These are the…
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21 hours ago
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Abstracts for the Stata Conference Columbus 2015
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Issue Brief 37 | THE WAGE SUBSIDY A Better Way to Help the Poor
Issue Brief
No. 37 August 2015
THE WAGE SUBSIDY
A Better Way to Help the Poor
Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Executive Summary
As contentious…
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Transition Q & A: Sara Langworthy | University Affairs
Sara Langworthy earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota. She’s currently an educator at University of Minnesota Extension’s…
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China’s Complexity Problem
Ricardo Hausmann takes issue with Pope Francis’s diagnosis of what ails poor countries.
Bill Emmott identifies weak political institutions as the main culprit…
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2 days ago
How Relay FM Proves That Podcasts Aren’t An Overnight Success
When Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett launched Relay FM, they expected to build a small independent network of weekly tech podcasts. Just a year later, Relay FM…
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2 days ago
The Unfortunate and Obscure History of Monica Rambeau, the First Female Captain Marvel
As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica…
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3 days ago
David Gauntlett | Writing a successful funding application in the arts and humanities
Competition for research funding is famously intense. In the arts and humanities, it’s no easier than anywhere else. The AHRC’s statistics for 2013-14 show that…
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3 days ago
“Nice boots, Tinker Bell!”: Steve Rogers as an allegory for the impossibility of performative masculinity.
There’s nothing new about the consideration of male superheroes as icons of masculinity. Superman representing the pinnacle of wholesome, idealised masculine…
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3 days ago
You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much
>>>In other words, the long hours may be neither the product of what we really want nor the oppression of workers by the ruling class, the old Marxist theory. They may be the byproduct of systems and institutions that have taken on lives of their own and serve no one’s interests. That can happen if some industries have simply become giant make-work projects that trap everyone within them.
3 days ago
Backfeed dares to democratize the Internet
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Founded by a small group of graduate students with a vision for a fairer society, this startup aims to start a revolution as big…
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3 days ago
Sense8: The Show No One is Talking About, But Everyone Needs to Watch by Anjeanette LeBoeuf
Netflix released a new Sci-Fi drama series called Sense8 in June. This original series was created, written, and produced by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The…
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3 days ago
Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters
Since 1953, to be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love…
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3 days ago
The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the…
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3 days ago
Inside the mind of ‘mathemagician’ John Horton Conway | Toronto Star
Born in Liverpool in 1937, John Horton Conway studied mathematics at Cambridge, where he later taught before moving to Princeton in 1987. A fellow of the Royal…
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4 days ago
Spinning Heartache Into Humor: Tig Notaro on Cancer, Her HBO Special and Going Topless
Next time you have a terrible year, feel free to call it a Tig Year. Because the comedian Tig Notaro’s 2012 was one for the ages.
In a span of just four months,…
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4 days ago
Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Way
The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The…
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4 days ago
We are sacrificing the right to walk – Antonia Malchick – Aeon
In 2011, Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide following the death of her four-year-old son. Nelson, it’s crucial to note, was not driving. She…
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4 days ago
Exploring the Hacker Tools of Mr Robot | HackerTarget.com
Over the years the most famous hacking tool that has made it into the movies is Nmap . When producers of a movie actually try to put a dose of reality into the…
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4 days ago
University Ranking Watch: Changes in Ranking Methodology
A Blog devoted to the analysis and discussion of university rankings and other topics related to the quality of higher education. Anyone wishing to contact…
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4 days ago
A moment that changed me – Gamergate | Brianna Wu
The terrible one-year anniversary of Gamergate is nearly here, and the women that make your games are war-weary, exhausted by a cultural battle that we never…
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5 days ago
The EPA is a mess that needs cleaning up - The Boston Globe
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Waste water streamed out of the Gold King Mine in Colorado on Aug. 11.
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel…
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5 days ago
A/B Testing with Hierarchical Models in Python
In this post, I discuss a method for A/B testing using Beta-Binomial Hierarchical models to correct for a common pitfall when testing multiple hypotheses. I…
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5 days ago
My Tryst With MCMC Algorithms
The meaning is normally hidden in deep layers of Mathematical noise and not easy to decipher. This blog post is intended to clear up the confusion around MCMC…
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6 days ago
A map of the remaining 420-mile markers in the U.S. - The Washington Post
"replace 420 mile marker with 419.99 to deter marijuana-minded thieves"
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6 days ago
Tracking method history in git
Have you ever wanted to see the history of a single method in your codebase? Well, with git correctly configured for language-aware diffs, you can:
More…
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6 days ago
Islam and Science Fiction: An Interview with Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad
Islam and Science Fiction has been a resource in the SFF community for 10 years, and it’s with great pleasure that I got in touch with its founding editor,…
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6 days ago
Toronto-Waterloo corridor could be Canada’s own Silicon Valley
Iain Klugman is CEO of Communitech.
Kevin Lynch is vice-chair of Bank of Montreal .
Each September, thousands of new students stream into Ontario’s…
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7 days ago
Cross-platform UI in GitHub Desktop - GitHub Engineering
robrix August 19, 2015
The comparison graph is the centerpiece of GitHub Desktop. It both drives the interaction with your branch and shows you the effects of…
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7 days ago
Developer - The Omni Group
Looking for our open source frameworks?
I’ve been on crash-fix-duty for a while with the Mac version of OmniFocus, and just as I was climbing out and starting…
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7 days ago
Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for law enforcement to track down “evildoers” — and called for a “much…
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7 days ago
Why Are People Obsessed with Getting Verified on Twitter?
One of the best gifts someone could have given Ben O’Keefe for his 21st birthday was a blue checkmark next to his Twitter username. “I’m a public figure,” he…
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7 days ago
The acrimony and enigma of Arvind Gupta's exit from UBC
(Photograph by Rafal Gerszak)
The surprise departure of Arvind Gupta as president of the University of British Columbia (UBC) after serving one year of his…
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7 days ago
The Ashley Madison Hack Won't Change The Reckless Way We Live Online
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Last night’s basically unprecedented Ashley Madison data dump will probably drastically alter (read: fuck up) a bunch of lives. It will not,…
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7 days ago
HOWTO: Get tenure
Even before I got tenure, folks have told me they’re “looking forward to an academic advice post on tenure.”
I’ve found it easy to write academic posts on just…
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7 days ago
PM's top aide Novak knew about $90,000 payment from Wright, Duffy trial hears
PMO chief of staff Ray Novak, pictured in this file photo. Evidence emerged Tuesday from a police statement that the Prime Minister’s closest and…
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7 days ago
Algorithms can be a digital star chamber– Frank Pasquale – Aeon
In a recent podcast series called Instaserfs, a former Uber driver named Mansour gave a chilling description of the new, computer-mediated workplace. First, the…
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7 days ago
The Blessing Way: The Essential Episodes of THE X-FILES
August 17, 2015 / Peter Counter
The X-Files is returning to TV in January for a six episode mini-series. For some of us – those who happily embrace the fan term…
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8 days ago
Just in time for general election, new Canadian employment survey finds 180,000 more jobs than previously reported | Economic Justice
Yesterday, the initial Job Vacancy and Wages Survey (JVWS) release was announced by Statscan. The timing of its release, just a couple of weeks into a…
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8 days ago
How Not to Start an Encryption Company — Krebs on Security
Probably the quickest way for a security company to prompt an overwhelmingly hostile response from the security research community is to claim that its products…
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8 days ago
Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data
In the 1800s it was the Luddites smashing weaving machines. These days retail staff worry about automatic checkouts. Sooner or later taxi drivers will be…
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8 days ago
UBC in damage-control mode as crisis over president’s departure goes from bad to worse | National Post
The Gupta departure is Canadian higher ed's MH370. From a clear blue sky, a disaster with no warning, no explanation.
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8 days ago
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