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The g+/twitter voting came to 34/41. My next question is whether people care if I cross-post what I share? I.e., do you follow me on both twitter and g+ and would seeing the same links on both social networks drive you nuts?
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I don't mind cross-posting at all.
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A blog post where I think through Larry Hastings' point that porting to Python 3 is like "eating your vegetables".
While at PyCon this year, someone pointed out that the hope/goal/expectation when Python 3 was released was to have over 50% of new projects using Python 3 within five years, and that had not come to fruition (while I have not personally crunched... | Brett Cannon | Python core developer. Tall, snarky Canadian.
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Blog post by Donald Stufft that digs into PyPI logs. Looks like Python 3 usage is over 5% broadly, but for web frameworks it's more like 20%.
A little over a year ago we started archiving all of the logs generated by PyPI and today we'll take a look at these logs to see how various things have changed in that time. This data comes from parsing the user agents of the tools downloading files from PyPI and because of that it's ...
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I do recommend the game.
Square Enix Montreal is celebrating the one year anniversary of mobile game Hitman Go with a flash sale. The portable title, which won tons of awards, is just $0.99 on both Android and iOS devices....
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I thought about buying it, but just pirated it instead. #rebel
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I spent the past week posting on Twitter instead of here as an experiment. If you want me to post here again then +1 this post.
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Don't make me join Twitter!
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Jython 2.7 release candidate 3 available!
On behalf of the Jython development team, I'm pleased to announce that the third release candidate of Jython 2.7 is available! I'd like to thank  Amobee for sponsoring my work on Jython. I'd also like to thank the many contributors to Jython. Please see the...
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But if you pronounce it "@@", how are you supposed to pronounce AT-ST (the two-legged walkers)?
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The Wikileaks release of tens of thousands of Sony documents includes revelations about opposition to the copyright treaty for the blind, political fundraising, concerns about fair use in treaties, strategies to fund screening rooms in embassies to create a stronger will to protect studio interests, and personal calls to Prime Ministers (UK Prime Minister Cameron in this case) regarding the copyright law. The documents also show that Sony lobbied...
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A core developer of the Python programming language. Employed by Google.
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  • University Of California Berkeley
    BA, Philosophy, 2000 - 2002
  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
    MSc, Computer Science, 2003 - 2005
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    PhD, Computer Science, 2005 - 2011
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Porting to Python 3 is like "eating your vegetables" • Brett Cannon
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While at PyCon this year, someone pointed out that the hope/goal/expectation when Python 3 was released was to have over 50% of new projects

CBC fires 2 execs in wake of new findings on Ghomeshi
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The CBC's internal investigation into the Jian Ghomeshi scandal has been released today, and with it two executives have been axed. Chris Bo

Abbott announces 'no jab, no pay' policy
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Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children will be denied up to $15,000 a year in childcare rebates.

How to make your code Python 2/3 compatible
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You know Python 3 is an improvement over Python 2 and you want to use it. Unfortunately you have legacy Python 2 source code that needs to s

Power Financial targets Gen Y with robo-adviser investment
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The $30-million investment in Wealthsimple Financial is the first partnership of its kind in Canada

California lawmakers advance vaccine bill amid heated debate
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated

Ontario plans cap-and-trade on greenhouse gas emissions
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Initiative could raise $1-billion to $2-billion a year in revenue that would likely be used to fund green programs, sources say

Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'
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Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry dete

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real
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Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Austral

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Gregory Szorc's Digital Home | Notes from Facebook's Developer Infrastru...
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Any time Facebook talks about technical matters I tend to listen. They have a track record of demonstrating engineering leadership in severa

Amazon tests courier drones in Canada to avoid US hassles
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When Amazon said it would take its delivery drone testing abroad, it wasn't kidding. The Guardian has learned that the internet shopping gia

Police stations are becoming common Craigslist meetup locations
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A good rule of thumb when meeting strangers off of Craigslist is to meet in public places. But you know what's safer than that when your gut

Nigerian telecoms to face jail time over shoddy cell service
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Nigeria's Consumer Protection Council (CPC), with the backing of the country's government, is threatening to throw telecom executives in jai

Google brings data compression from mobile Chrome to PCs
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Google has offered an option to reduce the amount of data Chrome uses on Android and iOS for a while, and now it's rolled out an extension t

python-hglib: 91329df47df5
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a/setup.py Fri Mar 27 12:57:58 2015 -0400 +++ b/setup.py Fri Mar 27 12:58:23 2015 -0400 @@ -36,5 +36,15 @@ description='Mercurial Python lib

Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections' | Car...
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The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020, according to a ne

Indiana passes controversial 'religious freedom' bill opposed by Gen Con...
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the state's controversial "religious freedom" bill into law today, leaving Gen Con and other companies th

I was lucky enough to have a Hertz Gold membership through work, but it was my first time using it which requires going in and verifying my credit card. That was not a problem until things started to go wrong. First the computer the woman helping me froze up, so even though we were practically finished she had to start over. Next, I found out in fact I didn't have a Hertz Gold membership even though I went through the process **twice** online (later on I logged on to the website, went through it a third time and now it claims I have Gold status; we will see if that sticks). Then the car was not the model I was originally told I was going to get (it was the right class, though). Instead of arguing I just took the car I was given. But on my way out I was told that I had **two** rentals listed on my account thanks to the computer freezing up. Luckily everyone was very friendly and I was not in a rush, saving this whole experience from being a total disaster.
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Portions are a good size for the price, as is the taste of the food, but I don't think I would wait in a long line.
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Been twice and both times the food was a 1 - 2 with the desserts being a 2 both times.
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Food tastes great and is very reasonably priced. Staff is laid back and very friendly.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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Food was pretty good for pub fare. While service is friendly, food does not come out of the kitchen promptly, so don't go there if you are starving and can't wait for your appetizer to arrive at your table.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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