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Lunar cycles & accounting time...
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The demand for women programmers is on the rise.
The demand for women programmers is on the rise because the software industry realized it has a long-standing brogrammer problem and remains economically stunted from a lack of gender and socio-economic diversity. After decades of observing teams, I recognize that braggadocious brogrammer ...
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+Joelle Tegwen That's good to hear. We have a long way to go, but these changes are encouraging.
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Thoughts about NASA's survival of the prolonged political assault on science and reason the US has weathered for some 35 years since the Reagan Presidency...
NASA is an exemplar of agility. NASA, and other public institutions like NOAA and NSF in the US, have survived a massive and prolonged political assault on science, reason, and the inconvenient truths that follow from data collection and analysis (e.g., global climate change).
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Very powerful words by our President. The rate of incarceration is absurdly high in the US, but like a lot of fixable domestic problems, it comes down to the US Congress to pass meaningful legislation that helps people and serves the Common Good. The President can only do so much. In a cynical moment I can hear Speaker Boehner talking to the the Koch Bros executive secretary, "Do we care about this issue?"
 
"These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference is they did not have the kinds of support structures, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes." —President Obama after visiting the federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma: http://go.wh.gov/ElReno
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Keep it simple. Don't over think it.
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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This piece on the oldest playable harpsichord and the goofiness of elites of the 1500s listening to the exclusivity of what would have been at the time a high-tech sound box, seeded this poem:

Harpsichord
Lynx over a doublet with quilted sleeves
dandies of the fifteen hundreds enchanted
by the machinations of a boxed instrument
its strings wound taut around tuning pins
jacks pumping and plucking satin puffery

We listen to the last playable harpsichord
chords cast vibrations to tin can receivers
dutifully rise and clap as the music departs 
The Historical Keyboard Society of North America just met at the University of South Dakota. The gathering featured a harpsichord used in the mid-1500s by the elites of Italy.
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Following a million mile journey to the L1 Lagrange Point, DSCOVR positioned its gaze toward Earth.
Early July, for the first time since December 1972 when Apollo 17 astronauts made the stunningly beautiful and transformational Blue Marble photographs, DISCOVR returned its first image of the sunlit face of Earth. Following ...
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Wind transported sand makes sand dunes...beautiful dunes.
Aeolus Le Musée de Sainville Aeolus was the keeper of the winds in Greek mythology. Wind-driven transport and deposition of sand is called an "aeolian process". Aeolian processes occur in deserts and on beaches, or whereve...
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“My words and my ideas are my property, and I’ll keep and protect them as surely as I do my stable of unicorns.” 
― Jarod Kintz

Pre-ordered my unicorn t-shirt from the +Electronic Frontier Foundation 
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A little Emerson sprinkled in with the anatomy of a flower...
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
— Jean Giraudoux
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