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I came up with a pretty good design for a delta vending machine.

And then I remembered that storage logic is broken.
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No..im sure resistance will find a way!
It will defeat you..DKM..
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What's the initial spawn kit supposed to be? I initially signed on without the right block config/texture pack/etc and I think I'm missing something.
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I really wouldnt worry about what you spawn with at this point. You can ask an admin for creative mode for the duration of januarys build phase. 
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Mass friends! My friend +Thad Ward is trying to solve the CAH holiday puzzle, but needs someone physically in Northamption! Who's nearby these days?
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Today's fun: In GTK, how do you perform an action on keypress without interfering with IBus?
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My i3 et al configuration has gotten so complex that I have a script to collect all the keys from various config files and print them out.

#linux #becominganeckbeard
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I did something surprisingly unixy, without any Python at all.
Good with a keyboard and fluent in gibberish
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In which I attempt to turn a video file into a webcam.
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This is one of those news items that hasn't gotten nearly enough coverage -- because it's the sort of thing that makes professionals go OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME.

What happened? Back in 2005, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (a branch of the DOJ) did a study on recidivism, and found out that the rate is tremendously high: 68% of state prisoners end up back behind bars within three years of release. Once a criminal, always a criminal, they concluded -- and people have been shaping policy to match.

But a team read through it carefully, and it turns out that the BJS made a basic, bonehead, mistake in their statistical analysis. They thought they were measuring whether people who go to prison will reoffend; what they actually measured was that most people in prison, on any given day, are repeat offenders.

Which makes sense, because repeat offenders spend a lot more time in prison than one-time offenders. 

These are not the same thing. At all. It turns out that if you do the analysis right, only 30% or so of prisoners will ever re-offend, and only 11% will do so multiple times. In fact, this "once a criminal, always a criminal" rule appears to be completely false -- unless, that is, you structure policies so that anyone with a criminal conviction is treated like a permanent criminal, and so not allowed to (say) get virtually any job other than "criminal." In which case, you will in fact end up with lots of criminals.

In the post linked below, +Andreas Schou gives some of the explanation of what went wrong in the study. You can read more at the linked Slate article (http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/10/why_do_so_many_prisoners_end_up_back_in_prison_a_new_study_says_maybe_they.html), and even more with the paper that actually found the mistake. (http://cad.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/26/0011128714549655.abstract)

The most important lesson in all of this is that it's easy to make bonehead mistakes in statistics. If the statistics matter -- if you're going to use them to prescribe drugs or set public policy or something like that -- it's very important to have people check your work, repeatedly, and ask the right questions. The most important question is "have you actually measured what you think you measured," because there are all sorts of ways to screw that up. 

There's also a great new book on that subject: Alex Reinhart's Statistics Done Wrong. (http://www.statisticsdonewrong.com/) Please, if you do statistics in your daily life, read it. 
Oh. Delightful. It turns out we used cohort samples to determine the recidivism rate. Which means that we're overestimating the rate of recidivism by a… - Andreas Schou - Google+
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Looking to try a new server.

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astronouth7303 has been whitelisted. Welcome to the server.
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Applications still find Unicode and input hard.
 
Emojis are hard, but I have two of the three pieces on my laptop now.

As a bonus, I get all the other Unicode symbols, too.
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So, that's one way to automate your job.
Now that's what I call a Hacker - Friday, November 20, 2015 - Founder's blog
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  • Grand Rapids Community College
    Computer Science, 2011 - 2012
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 2007 - 2009
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  • DivorceBuddy
    Hacker in Chief, 2014 - 2014
    Head of Product Development and Head of Technology
  • ServiScreen
    Developer, 2014 - 2014
  • Rider's Discount
    Software Developer, 2013 - 2014
  • GRCC IT
    Customer Support Technician, 2012 - 2013
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