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"Marianne is a returning student, at 31, and most of the students on campus look so young to her, pretty but unfinished. Yuuri looks young too, with high slender cheekbones and strong brows that set off his wide dark eyes, not quite hidden behind his glasses. But even with his spiky bedhead hairstyle and casual sporty outfits, he seems a little more mature. He wears a wedding band on one hand and an actual watch on the other wrist, both making him look more solid and adult than the other students."

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“The intelligence community had long ago held itself to account for those mistakes.“ Snapshot of the imperial mind.

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"a pathological system that rewards men for their incompetence while punishing women for their competence":

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A Holographic Model Solves a Great Cosmological Mystery via Digg http://nautil.us/blog/new-evidence-for-the-strange-idea-that-the-universe-is-a-hologram?utm_source=ifttt On the human scale a holographic universe would be indistinguishable from the reality we expect, but on a cosmic scale there could be subtle differences we might be able to detect.

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via The Atlantic http://ift.tt/1aNUXMQ

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Analysis of the gloominess of Radiohead lyrics. Some nice #rstats code here

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better version

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dat

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Framework for building ETL-ish custom data pipelines. Note that originally it handled tabular data, but has gone towards a more plan9-ish view of "files-first" Designed mostly for scientific datasets. "Dat syncs datasets across the Web and is optimized for speed, simplicity and ensuring data is securely stored. PR: checkout SLEEP, Hyperdrive+Hypercore

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geodata expert gets up to speed on politics and mapping

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Learn how setting the TZ environment variable can save you thousands of systems calls: #linux

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I wrote something up this weekend about my year at Uber, and why I left:

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I wrote something up this weekend about my year at Uber, and why I left:

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I resigned from @CIA last week. I wrote about why in the @washingtonpost:

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