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Dirk Eddelbuettel
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No amount of lipstick changes the the pig.

Let's stop pretending spreadsheet are for reliable quality data work.
Excel's default settings are causing scientific screw-ups
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Unfortunately, there are also a lot of other factors which contributes to this impression: low budgets mean low amounts of money for better education on (better) tools; high pressure to publish means less time to educate people doing the research on the tools they use (or on better ones).

I don't mean to imply that Excel is the right tool for such research (I am in python/R camp), but only blaming Excel is a bit cheap.
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Weekend of two home town concerts:
- Gord Downie and the #TragicallyHip in Kingston, and wordwide via the CBC (see http://goo.gl/hIG41m for great write-up)
- Very nice to see Wilco light up Millenium Park last night concluding the recent tour
On Saturday, Mr. Downie, who has terminal brain cancer, played what could be his last major outing with that venerable Canadian band.
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Bad wording on my part. Wilco seemingly never stops touring :)
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Very nice -- enjoy this until 27 August 2016 courtesy of +NPR Music 
Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit...
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Nice.
Singer and Choir!Choir!Choir! deliver unique take on Leonard Cohen classic at Toronto festival.
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These large choirs are so powerful, and a nice response to today's social chasms. Artists have such an important role to play in bringing us back together! There's a French choir with over 1,000 chorists that's amazing too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBuCCMjXn9o
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Rcpp 0.12.5 is now out.

More at the link below.
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Could U please help me?
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Rhiannon Giddens’ performance of “Lost on the River” from her upcoming episode of Infinity Hall Live will give you chills. Wrapped up with beautiful background vocals by Birds Of Chicago’s Allison Russell and JT Nero, Rhiannon’s voice floats through the song in a way that imagined ghostly apparitions wind through darkened hallways. It all will stop you in …
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Android 7 aka "Nougat" is really nice. That is all. :)
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If you are into Jazz, chances are you listened to recording by Rudy van Gelder for hours, days, weeks, months, years, ...

He pretty much was Blue Note records.
The legendary jazz engineer died on Thursday at the age of 91. To get a sense of his talents, listen to this recording of Thelonious Monk’s “Hackensack."
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Quick note just to say that the I'm feeling lucky mix by +Google Play is in fine form today, feeding my +Sonos with a steady mix of Prince, Marvin Gaye and the occassional jazz.
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I listed to this when it streamed live yesterday, and it is pretty epic.

Thanks, +NPR Music and +St Paul and the Broken Bones -- really looking forward to the November 1 gig in Chicago!
Listen to the rollicking soul band perform songs from its upcoming sophomore album, Sea Of Noise.
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Shamelessly reposting what the good folks at +NPR Music put into my Twitter timeline...
Explosive frontman Paul Janeway offers a salve — not just between lovers, but also for hard times.
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Seen on LinkedIn where the unsolicited spamming has become an art form.

Just say No
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