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Are there any pre-millennials online here that can relate to this? Not that I am thinking of giving up my phone - my own millennials would be horrified; but just as a thought exercise at least.
Part II: Convenience and the Point of No Return.
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+Werner Raath Yes; wondering when WhatsApp are going to bring out their own phone.  Browser and whatsapp text/calling only - with a data plan (no airtime!).
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“It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.”
― Neil Gaiman, Good Omens

That's all I have got for today.
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Terra Populus is a project designed to combine data sets and geographic information to facilitate finding and extracting data for research.
Terra Populus is a project designed to combine data sets and geographic information to facilitate finding and extracting data for research.
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+Bruce Smith​. Thought this might interest you.
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Support Dr Who on NetFlix!

#drwho #netflix #petition
The fans of Doctor Who want to keep this show on Netflix.
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It's exactly what it sounds like: a tool to check if you're actually a shell script master.
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One of the most scariest articles on Trump I have ever read.  It actually helps makes sense of what he says and why he behaves as he does.
 
Who knows a person better than the ghostwriter of his/her autobiography? Your spouse is biased - either positive or negative (in a decent marriage- both! ;-) - as are business partners and siblings. But a skilled biographer who spent weeks with you, attempting to channel your 'voice', your philosophy, the crises you overcame and your sense of self? That's intimate and deeply knowing. Most biographers wind up identifying with their subjects and conveying some empathy/sympathy for them. Ah. But now see how Donald Trump's ghostwriter for Art of the Deal - the best-seller that helped make DT a major public figure - speaks out.
The New Yorker's Jane Mayer has written an unsettling piece about Tony Schwartz, the former journalist who ghostwrote Donald Trump's 1987 book, The Art ...
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Some people that I know... but replace 23 with about 68!
 
Wow! What a concept! 
BROOKLYN, NY—Staring in trembling awe at her suddenly blank desktop, local woman Chelsea Greene was reportedly presented a rare chance at a new life Tuesday after accidentally closing her browser window with 23 open tabs.
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I am still trying to figure out what a Python rescue would look like.

PS The knights in the first panels are my favourites!
Programming sucks. This fairytale comic shows the different ways in which programming languages could fail you in the fantasy kingdom.
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+Karl Smithe And then loses at the last nano-second!!
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You know if you need this!
#qgis #material #maps #design  
This is a guest post by Mickael HOARAU @Oneil974 For those wishing to get a stylized map on QGIS composer, I’ve been working on a tutorial to share with you a project I’m working on. Fa…
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This has become a thing in my life.  Maybe not for everyone, but certainly very helpful for lots of someones...
 
Happy Birthday Bullet Journalists!

Three years ago today, I launched bulletjournal.com. I remember cracking a smile when I saw the visitor count pass 10. Millions of views later, I struggle to believe all that’s happened.

I’m a private person, and it was hard for me to share the Bullet Journal. Sharing your notebook is like allowing people to peek under the hood, into your mind, your life. I was amazed when people started posting pics of their own Bullet Journals. Each picture allowed us to see the dreams and challenges of its author. More importantly, they represented the willingness of Bullet Journalists to help others by sharing what they had learned.

A rare community has since blossomed around the Bullet Journal. You’re a community that has the courage to make yourselves vulnerable in order to help others overcome the life-load of challenges we all face. Your selflessness and ambition are inspiring. It’s become this beautiful island of positivity and encouragement on the all-to-often hostile web. I couldn’t be more proud to count myself as a member.

We’ve accomplished much together, but in some ways, we’re just getting started. There are many wonderful things in the works that I can’t wait to share with you. But for now, I simply want to thank you for three wonderful years.

Here’s to you,
Ryder

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Useful for those running Linux and low on memory resources..
usr/bin/env python # Try to determine how much RAM is currently being used per program. # Note per _program_, not per process. So for example this script # will report RAM used by all httpd process together. In detail it reports: # sum(private RAM for program processes) + sum(Shared RAM for ...
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Software Developer
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python, django, html, databases, gis, proof-reading, listening, designing
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  • CSIR
    Programmer, 1991 - present
  • DWA
    Engineer, 1987 - 1990
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husband, father, christian, programmer, reader, boardgamer... and person-under-construction
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Yes, this is the correct Derek!
Education
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Bsc Chem Eng, 1981 - 1986
  • Durban High School
    1976 - 1980
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Last Friday, SpaceX achieved something incredible. It successfully landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a small barge bobbing in the ocean.

Humble Sci-Fi Book Bundle 2 presented by WordFire
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Our sci-fi book bundle featuring Kevin J. Anderson's WordFire Press is now worth $88!

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Every day, around the world, billions upon billions of slips of paper are printed with legally binding information. The vast majority of the

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High Tech Daddy, Python Programmer, Marketer and New Yorker

Docker: Lightweight Linux Containers for Consistent Development and Depl...
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Take on "dependency hell" with Docker containers, the lightweight and nimble cousin of VMs. Learn how Docker makes applications portable and

AngularJS — Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework
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AngularJS is what HTML would have been, had it been designed for building web-apps. Declarative templates with data-binding, MVW, MVVM, MVC,

MySQL Python tutorial
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This is MySQL Python tutorial. It covers the basics of MySQL programming with Python.

Swords & Wizardry Complete for FREE - Now Via Convenient DropBox Link
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I've sent out over 75 copies via email thus far and more to go. I am most certainly NOT saying "don't email me". Some of your comments have

Open VS Closed Analysis Languages
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Open VS Closed Analysis Languages TL;DR I think data scientists should choose to learn open languages such as R and python because they are

Spaceteam
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Do you like pushing buttons and shouting at your friends? Do you like discharging Clip-jawed Fluxtrunions? If you answered yes, or no, then

Software Testing without Requirements: Survival Guide
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How to test software products without documented requirements?

Dashboards Software - Business Intelligence Dashboard Software| Social M...
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Free Dashboard - Download Dashboard Software, Social Analytics and Business Intelligence Dashboards. Build Executive Dashboards, Monitor KPI

InformationWeek
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InformationWeek is the leading news and information source for information technology professionals and business managers with technology ma

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!
www.geoguessr.com

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Multiple Model Managers
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In this post, Model Managers I discussed on how to use manager in different ways. Now I will post on how to use multiple managers in one mod

django-dynamic-formset
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A jQuery plugin that allows you dynamically add new forms to a rendered django formset

Circuit Flow Free
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Most beautiful puzzle game for Android!Circuit Flow Free is a free puzzle brain game for all people longing for intelligent and addictive ti

Google Maps - Apps on Android Market
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Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places, and Latitude